over ninety years ago, asca provides
its members opportunities to exhibit and sell their art.
networking and community
are also part of the American Society of Contemporary Artists experience.
At its various receptions, meetings, and studio visits, exchanges
of ideas and friendships occur, adding to the vitality of the organization.
By exhibiting, selling, and connecting with other artists, the
needs of the painter, sculptor, and printmaker are met.
among the American
Society of Contemporary Artists membership of about one hundred
artists are curators, critics, teachers, and members of other important
The American Society of Contemporary Artists (ASCA) is an exhibiting organization consisting of approximately 100 members. The works of these artists range from representational to the non-figurative, from the intensely political to the purely aesthetic. Whatever the style, purpose, or materials, the art works are always of the highest professional caliber.
The members of ASCA are professional painters, sculptors, printmakers, and other graphic artists. They have taken part in group and solo shows both here and abroad, achieving considerable distinction and maintaining the highest standards.
The Society was founded in 1917 as the Brooklyn Society of Artists. As its membership expanded to all parts of the United States, the Society restructured itself. In 1963 it adopted its current name and opened its membership to all qualified artists. Applications for membership are reviewed by a panel of artists, all of whom are members of ASCA.
The American Society of Contemporary Artists has numerous shows each year culminating in an annual exhibition. At its annual shows, the Society offers cash awards in recognition of artistic merit. ASCA is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are tax deductible.