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"18th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists" Special Exhibition

Good Things Come, oil, © Lisa Egeli, F/ASMA

March 7 – April 26
Jamestown Settlement

The American Society of Marine Artists, the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to marine art and history, will open its 18th National Exhibition at Jamestown Settlement on March 7 through April 26, 2020.

Since its founding more than 40 years ago, the American Society of Marine Artists has presented its prestigious National Exhibition every three years in museums across the country, highlighting the works of artists representing the best in American marine art by juried competition.

On March 7, the exhibition will feature a “paint out” at the Jamestown Settlement ships’ pier, where re-creations of the three 1607 ships – Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery – are moored for visitors to board and explore. The paint out event, which is weather dependent, allows painters in the American Society of Marine Artists to paint scenes along the waterfront with the ships as a focal point.

The 18th Exhibition will tour museums across the United States through its conclusion at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota, in September 2021. Other museums will include the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael’s, Maryland, the Gulfquest Maritime Museum in Mobile, Alabama, and the Burroughs-Chapin Museum of Art in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

About Jamestown Settlement

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Jamestown Settlement is located on State Route 31 just southwest of Williamsburg and features expansive exhibition galleries and films that connect visitors with the lives of the Powhatan, English and west central African cultures that converged at 17th-century Jamestown, and historical interpretation in outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, 1607 English ships and colonial fort. Admission is $17.50 for adults and $8.25 for ages 6-12, and free for children under 6. Parking is free. For more information, call toll-free (888) 593-4682 or visit