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American Impressionist Society 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition
September 28, 2017 to October 29, 2017
Montgomery-Lee Fine Art, Park City Utah
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Application Dates:
Apr 21, 2017 - Jun 9, 2017
Application Fee:
$48.00 for one entry
$58.00 for two entries
Notification Date:
Jul 7, 2017


American Impressionist Society 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition

September 28 through October 29, 2017

Hosted by:

Montgomery-Lee Fine Art

608 Main St ∙ PO Box 2324 ∙ Park City, Utah 84060-5141


Judge of Awards:   Albert Handell, AIS Master

Mon-Wed, Sept. 25-27: Albert Handell AISM Workshop – Plein Air and Studio

Thursday, Sept. 28:  AIS Opening Reception with Awards Presentation, 5 to 9pm at Montgomery - Lee Fine Art

Friday, Sept. 29: Painting demo by Albert Handell, 6 to 8pm – Montgomery-Lee Fine Art.  Educational programs throughout the day at the gallery

Saturday, Sept. 30:  All Member Paintout

List of events/schedule available on the AIS Website, to be updated as events are confirmed.

Our goal:  “To promote the appreciation of American Impressionism through exhibitions, workshops and other media.”

Membership is open to American Impressionist artists who are legal US residents, US citizens living abroad or anyone who wishes to support American Impressionism. You must be a member AND a legal US resident to enter the exhibition. To join online or to request a mail-in membership form visit www.americanimpressionistsociety.org. AIS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

AWARDS - Over $60,000 in Awards

  • Best of Show    $12,000
  • Second Place    $8,000
  • Third Place        $4,000
  • William Schultz Award for Oils  $1,000
  • Dickinson Signature Award $1,000
  • Marjorie L. Bradley Memorial Award of Excellence $500
  • Award of Excellence for Water Media   $1,000                                                                       
  • Award of Excellence for Pastel $1,000
  • Southwest Art Award of Excellence $3,380
  • American Art Collector Award of Excellence $3,400
  • Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence $3,995
  • Plus over $18,000 in Corporate and Merit Awards including Artists Choice Award

ELIGIBILITY/REQUIREMENTS:  There can be no exceptions to deadlines, specifications or rules.

MEMBERSHIP:  Must be a current (or new) member of AIS and must be a legal US resident to be eligible to enter the exhibition. 2017 membership dues of $60 must be paid prior to entering. To join online or to request a mail in membership form, visit www.americanimpressionistsociety.org.

MEDIUM Oil, Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor or Gouache. No mixed media, photography, digital or any other media.

Work must be original, impressionistic in style, must have been completed within the last three years and may not have been exhibited in a previous AIS show. Work done in class and/or under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible for entry.

SIZE & QTY:   Paintings must be no larger than 900 square inches (excluding frame). Maximum length on any side is 36 inches. To determine square inches, multiply length x width (example: 30x30=900). Two paintings may be submitted. Maximum of one painting per artist may be accepted into show.

FRAMING:  Work must be suitably framed in a fine art gallery-quality wood frame, wired and ready for hanging. No metal frames, gallery wrap canvases or sawtooth hangers. Unsuitable or damaged framing will disqualify. Repair or replacement of frame is financial responsibility of artist. AIS and Gallery are not responsible for damage caused by works framed with glass. Plexiglass is recommended.

LIABILITY & AGREEMENT:  All entries will be made at the risk of the entrant. Care and caution will be exercised in the handling of all art work. Neither AIS nor Gallery may be held responsible for loss or damage. Artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit. Gallery will provide Insurance on all works in the show while they are on the gallery premises; that covers all contingencies at wholesale value of the artwork. Digital images are assumed to be accurate representations of the entrant’s original artworks.  Artwork that differs markedly from the submitted image will be disqualified. The artist retains copyright to his/her image(s), however, by submitting to this show, artist agrees to AIS's use of the images for publicity (including future AIS event promotion) and archival purposes. Submission of entries and entry fee constitute agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.

SALES COMMISSION:  Artist 60%, Gallery 40%. All work MUST be for sale and must be priced according to your standard pricing. No price changes will be accepted once you have submitted your entry. An artist who withdraws an entry after acceptance into the exhibition shall not be eligible to enter any AIS exhibition for the two succeeding years. Any accepted work which is presold MUST be included in the show. Gallery commission applies.

ENTRY FEE:  $48 for one painting or $58 for two paintings, to be paid with credit card on Juried Art Services site.

ONLINE ENTRY:  All entries must be submitted online at www.juriedartservices.com

ADVERTISING:    Our Publication Sponsors, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur and Plein Air Magazine will offer all AIS members special group advertising rates for October issues. Participation is encouraged and recommended.


Please mark these dates on your calendar. No exceptions can be made. Exhibition begins September 28 and ends October 29, 2017.

April 25th - June 9th: Digital entries accepted at www. juriedartservices.com

June 9th: Digital Entry Deadline at JuriedArtServices.com, midnight central time (CST). Due to the extremely high number of last minute entries each year, we highly recommend entering well before the final deadline to avoid possible last minute issues that can and do arise.

July 8th: Jury results will be emailed to entrants and made available on the AIS website

Sept. 14th – Sept. 22nd: Artists ship work to Montgomery-Lee Fine Art. There will be a $20 fee ($10 for hand delivered work) payable to the gallery to cover costs of unpacking, storage, repacking and contacting shippers for return of unsold work

Sept. 22: Last day for accepted works to arrive at gallery

Sept. 28: AIS Opening Reception & Awards Presentation, 5 to 9pm at the gallery

Sept. 29:  Albert Handell, AISM, demo at 6 to 8pm at the gallery. Education programs throughout the day.

Sept. 30: All Member Paintout – location TBA

Oct. 29:  Last day of exhibition

By Nov. 18: Unsold work shipped back to artists. Hand delivered works must be picked up no later than November 2nd or make arrangements with the gallery if that is not possible.


Albert Handell, AISM, Workshop

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from nationally recognized instructor and AIS Master, Albert Handell, September 25-27th! Complete workshop description and registration information is available on the AIS website.

AIS All Member Paintout

Be sure to bring your painting gear and join us for an all member paintout on Saturday, September 30th. Location and details will be available on the AIS website. Sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine.

Other Events to be Announced Soon!

We have several other exciting events, including some lectures you won’t want to miss, currently being planned, so please check the AIS website for details to come. Lodging information will also be available on the website.


Cindy Baron, 2017 Show Chair               crbarts@yahoo.com

Bill Davidson, 2017 Show Co-Chair       bdstudios@mac.com

Debra Joy Groesser, President/CEO       americanimpressionistsociety@gmail.com

Cheryl St John, Vice President                 cheryl@cherylstjohn.com

Don Groesser, National Treasurer           (402) 592-3399

American Impressionist Society

PO Box 27818, Omaha NE 68127

(402) 592-3399


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