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Member, Jane Grealy, wins “Drawing from Nature” Category from ArchiGraphicArts 2016-2017

August 23, 2017

Standing on my toes at our back fence, I sometimes chat with my neighbour Maria. I love her garden, the chaos at the back, the organized garden beds, and the bright red geraniums that ring her clothesline. Maria and her husband came from Italy after the second world war and with many other European migrants, […]

Introducing the AIP 32 Student Jury

February 16, 2017

Our first deadline for Architecture in Perspective (AIP) 32 has come and gone with the final deadline for the Professional Competition, which closed at the beginning of the month. However, students can still submit their renderings and sketches through March 10th, 2017. As members of ASAI and participants in the AIP 32 Competition and Conference, […]

Protect Your Copyrights: Respond to this Library of Congress Survey

January 27, 2017

From the Illustrators Partnership REMINDER: Protect Your Copyrights: Respond to this Library of Congress Survey Deadline: Next Tuesday, January 31. The survey is short. Only a few words to say about yourself and 3 questions to answer. And if you don’t have the time to write, you can copy and paste our suggestions. Please take […]

Introducing the AIP 32 Professional Jury

January 20, 2017

As we enter the final few weeks of our AIP 32 Professional Competition, ASAI jurors are looking ahead to early March, when they will congregate in the TILTPIXEL offices of ASAI President, Corey Harper. There, they will cull through hundreds of entries, deliberate for many hours, and finally assign cash prizes and award recognition to […]

Lon Grohs, 2018 President

January 18, 2017

Please take a moment to congratulate ASAI’s 2018 President. Meet Lon Grohs of Chaos Group. “My mission is to help artists and designers create a better world – both real and imagined. Through a combination of executive leadership, public speaking and teaching, I’ve dedicated my career to enabling artists and designers with the information and […]

Looking Ahead to AIP 32

December 27, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, ASAI Vice President, Corey Harper, is in the throes of planning for Architecture in Perspective 32. Corey will succeed Carlos Cristerna as President of ASAI in 2017, and he looks forward to welcoming ASAI members in Houston from October 19 – 21 for an exciting, jam-packed annual conference. As […]

ArchiGraphicArts Call for Entries: Dec. 20, 2016

December 8, 2016

ASAI members are invited to participate in the 2016-2017 ArchiGraphicsArts International Contest of Architectural Hand Drawings. This competition is organized by the Russian architectural site,, as well as the Tchoban Foundation Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin. Participation is free, and architectural hand drawings (without the use of computer technology) are accepted. The competition […]

In Memoriam: Eric Brightfield

December 6, 2016

ERIC BRIGHTFIELD – AN ENERGETIC LIFE It is with the most heartfelt sense of loss, I share this recollection with ASAI members, colleagues and friends about the whirlwind we called Eric. His whirling world seemed to operate at 78 rpm, while the rest of us were sloshing along at 33 or 45 rpm. In all […]

Your copyrights are about to change {video}

July 21, 2015

This video was recorded by Will Terry with guest Brad Holland. The information below is information that Will has provided in the description of his podcast. Please watch the video to get a better understanding of what is at stake and then TAKE ACTION and send your letter. Read a previous Artist Alert here Artists! […]

Artists Alert: The Return of Orphan Works Part 2 – ARTISTS’ LETTERS

July 21, 2015

Two weeks ago, we warned that Congress is drafting a new US Copyright Act. The new recommendations would resurrect the failed Orphan Works Act of 2008. But there are new proposals that go far beyond Orphan Works. The Copyright Office says that these artists’ issues are also “ripe” for legislation: copyright small claims, resale royalties, […]

Convergence: 30th Anniversary Issue

July 14, 2015

Inside this issue of Convergence: ASAI 30th Anniversary Conference, AIP 30 in Toronto Last Year – Dallas Conference Notes 2015 President’s Letter Anniversary Message from one of our co-founders ASAI History at a Glance People in Illustrations, Jen Mahoney Vice President Greeting Member at Large AIA Convention DOWNLOAD FULL ISSUE HERE

Copyright Message from Co-founder, Frank Costantino

July 7, 2015

A message from the American Society of Architectural Illustrators co-founder and Vice -President of the Illustrators Partnership of America (IPA), Frank Costantino. Dear Director & Art Groups, I am sending the attached alert to as many art groups of which I’m a member, exhibitor or have an association, to alert all artists to an imposing, […]

Artists Alert: From the Illustrators Partnership

July 6, 2015

The Return of Orphan Works Part 1: “The Next Great Copyright Act”   For more than a year Congress has been holding hearings for the drafting of a brand new US Copyright Act. At its heart is the return of Orphan Works. Twice, Orphan Works Acts have failed to pass Congress because of strong opposition […]

CFE Deadline: Architecture in Perspective 30 CASH PRIZES AWARDED

January 5, 2015

American Society of Architectural Illustrators celebrates 30 years of excellence in architectural illustration. To commemorate this special occasion cash prizes will be awarded for some of the top recipients selected for the AIP 30 exhibition. See the website for more details. Deadline for entries: Professional Competition: Monday, January 12, 2015 at 5pm EST Student […]

2015 Vice President: Carlos Cristerna, Neoscape

January 2, 2015

Please take a moment to congratulate and welcome our newest Vice President.. Carlos Cristerna | Director of Visualization | Associate Principal With Neoscape since 2005, Carlos leads the studio’s 3D visualization teams. His background in architecture, balanced with an established artistic expertise, is reflected in all aspects of his work, each piece deftly choreographed for […]

An Architect Who Got Side-Tracked

November 12, 2014

ASAI’s co-founder, Steve Oles is the new avatar for SketchUp 2015. From SketchUp: Paul Stevenson (Steve) Oles, FAIA, is an architect and co-founder of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. He is also the author of “Architectural Illustration: The Value Delineation Process” and a former winner of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. Steve takes pleasure […]

Is Drawing Dead? An Inquiry

October 27, 2014

“Drawing” – The word conjures images from our early grade school days, of simple crayon and chalk drawings. It was an activity we all shared, and yet experienced individually, creating simple drawings to accompany our own stories and illustrate our personal ideas and experiences. Drawing, and its sibling “Sketching” are still magical words to ASAI […]

Sketching in Digital Watercolors with Studio JDK

October 27, 2014

   Brought to ASAI members through Collaboration with VRAY and Chaos Group StudioJDK Jeremy Kay One Architectural Designer’s Quest to Bring Warmth Back to Rendering It can’t be said that the designs that come out of studioJDK are old fashioned. On the contrary, they are groundbreaking in their ability to combine artistry and technology, finding […]

Understanding the Kirby Case: ASAI joins Amicus Brief for Kirby v. Marvel Comics, Disney

June 26, 2014

by Cynthia Turner and Dena Matthews The ASAI has joined an amicus brief filed in support of famous comic book artist Jack Kirby. Kirby’s heirs have appealed to the Supreme Court to intervene and correct a lower court decision to deny Kirby his termination rights through the spreading use of a controversial test that was […]

Webinar: V-ray Pass Techniques

February 4, 2014

Welcome to ASAI’s member webinar with Ben Althoff. Ben is working full time for HMC, Inc also freelancing through his company Polycount Studios. Ben Althoff is an award winning architectural illustrator with a fine art background. He has been cgarchitects visualization pro of the week and featured in publications such as Expose 7 and 3D […]

AIP 29 -Professional Competition Closed

January 14, 2014

Thank you to all the artists who participated in Architecture in Perspective 29. Judging for AIP 29 will be held on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 in Dallas, TX. See more about the jurors chosen for AIP 29 here: The student competition is still open and will be accepting submissions until midnight of Monday, February […]

2014 New Board Members

January 1, 2014

Jon Soules Architect B.E.S; B. Arch; OAA; MRAIC; Member of ASAI I have been a member of the Society since 2006. I am an architect first and an illustrator second in terms of my livelihood and practice in Toronto, Canada. Constructing perspectives has been an interest of mine since public school. What interests me now […]

Dont Forget to Vote!

December 30, 2013

Don’t forget to vote for the American Society of Architectural Illustrators 2014 board members.

From the Expo Floor – Thursday

June 20, 2013

At any given time during the day this is the traffic of Architects that have been walking by the ASAI Gallery at the AIA Convention in Denver. That’s a lot of people! And ASAI members are getting exposure to this massive group of people. Today I walked the Expo floor looking for opportunities for ASAI […]