The A-list Society of American Art was founded by Max Fisher and Jessyka McMillan in 2010. Determined to achieve professional standing for American Art, they also wanted to provide a curator friendly venue for exhibitions that would be open to the public; and studio space through which artists could pass information on to future generations of practitioners.

The A-list Art Award is the preeminent honor for established international artists, photographers, sculptors, theater artists
and literary figures. This award, given annually, recognizes the most outstanding cultural figures. Since its inception in 2002,
the A-list Art Award has had an undeniable impact on careers. The Prize has been raising awareness of contemporary art, performance and literature in the United States and abroad for more than a decade.
ASAA is an independent institution. The artists are all practicing painters, sculptors, engravers, printmakers and draughtsmen. ASAA is governed by and includes the two principal officers of the ASAA – the President, Keeper, Treasurer, Manager and Chief Executive. ASAA is an independent institution and raises funds through providing studio space for artists and the sale of artwork through exhibitions in “A-list”. It is also supported by private sponsorship, corporate support, individual donations, patrons and by its friends.

The A-list continues to fulfill its founders' aims by mounting a continuous programme of American and internationally-acclaimed exhibitions.