Automotive Fine Arts Society Organizational Overview
In 1983, six individuals established an organization designed to help them share their
passion for automobiles through art. Now called the Automotive Fine Arts Society, this
elite group of artists has flourished and garners a reputation as the central organization
for those who use automobiles as the primary subject of their works. AFAS symbolizes
the highest levels of professionalism and talent in the world.
AFAS boasts 29 international painters and sculptors from across Europe and North America. The group participates in select shows across the country including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. This year’s Pebble Beach Concours will take place on August 19, 2007, in Carmel, Calif. The show will take place on the 18th fairway of the Lodge at Pebble Beach, and will include depictions of automotive subjects in a variety of mediums including watercolors, acrylics, oils, wood and various metals.
AFAS’s objectives are to exhibit, promote and publicize fine works of automotive art by its members. AFAS also strives to raise the standards of automotive art to a level that will be accepted as serious works of art by collectors and critics. In addition, AFAS provides a practical means to form enduring friendships, exchange ideas and build a fellowship among automotive fine artists.
Members are also deeply involved in charitable endeavors. In addition to supporting the Pebble Beach Concours Charitable Foundation and Amelia Island Hospice, AFAS helped create a Children’s Art Competition to benefit the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation™. Additional information about AFAS and its members is available by contacting Scott Black at (214) 520-3430 or at www.autoartgallery.com/afas