News & Events


July 18, 2019

This is the first article in a series was originally posted by Frank Costantino on LinkedIn. In the course of my career as an architectural illustrator, populating project perspectives was a necessity for humanizing a new building design in its intended environment. The scale of figures had always been critical for establishing scale of the […]

My Friend Charles Reid

July 17, 2019

This  article was originally posted by Frank Costantino on LinkedIn. Just learned (via my good friend John Haycraft of Sydney) about the passing of Charles Reid, watercolorist extraordinaire. Charles was such an incredible influence on so many painters around the world, that his expansive legacy will live on for decades to come. That will certainly […]

Royalties for Illustrators

July 17, 2019

SIGN UP FOR CLAIMS NOTICES Dear Illustrator, In January 2019, many American illustrators began receiving reprographic royalty checks. Since then more checks have gone out to more artists. These payouts are a part of concerted effort between Artists Rights Society (ARS) and the American Society of Illustrators Partnership (ASIP) to provide American illustrators with a share of […]

Architects and Illustrators

May 15, 2019

As we go through the archives of ASAI, we are running into these precious nuggets of knowledge. We don’t know when this article was written but find it still relevant in today’s industry. Gordon S. Grice, President Emeritus of ASAI, is now the editor of The Right Angle Journal. by Gordon S. Grice OAA, FRAIC […]

Sergei Tchoban, 2020 ASAI President

February 11, 2019

We are very excited to have Sergei Tchoban join the ASAI Board of Directors. His longtime support of ASAI as a member has awarded him many awards in the Architecture in Perspective Professional Competition. Among his other duties on the board, he is actively planning the 2020 Architecture in Perspective Conference in Berlin, Germany. We […]

Are you collecting royalties?

February 6, 2019

Dear ASAI Members and Colleagues, The American Society of Illustrators Partnership (ASIP) and American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) are inviting all published illustrators to join the Artists Rights Society (ARS) as an illustrator Member. There is NO FEE for this, and as an ARS member illustrator, you can then be assimilated into a global system […]

Architecture in Perspective 33 Professional and Student Competition

February 14, 2018

International Architectural Illustration Competition The American Society of Architectural Illustrators is pleased to invite professional and student illustrators from around the globe to take part in the 33rd annual Architecture in Perspective competition. This international juried competition recognizes the world’s best architectural illustrations with over 10 awards in four categories. Submitted artworks may be created in any medium including […]

CFE: ArchiGraphicArts5

January 29, 2018

  АrchiGraphicArts 5  Russian architectural site and Tchoban Foundation Museum for Architectural Drawing (Berlin) invite architects and artists of architecture to take part in ArchiGraphicArts 5 International Contest of Architectural Hand Drawings. Deadline for Entries: March, 1, 2018 The internet-platform of the competition Hand drawings created without using any computer technology are accepted. […]

Keely Colcleugh 2019 ASAI President

January 26, 2018

The American Society of Architectural Illustrators is pleased to announce that Keely Colcleugh of Kilograph is joining the Board of Directors as 2018 Vice President and the 2019 President. As the 2019 President, she will host the Architecture in Perspective 34 Competition and Conference.   Keely is the Director and Founder of Kilograph, a visual […]

Al Forster, “My Architecture in Perspective Experience”

November 18, 2017

Dear ASAI Membership, My wife and I just returned home to The Sea Ranch from a 5200 mile driving trip over 8 states, the focus of which was the yearly ASAI/AIP Conference, this year AIP 32, held in Houston, Texas.  For those who couldn’t make it this year and didn’t hear my story, I attended […]

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 […]