AIS Impressions: Small Works Showcase
April 14, 2023 to May 20, 2023
Knoxville, TN
Application Dates
Dec 1 '22 to Jan 4 '23
Application Fee
$35.00 for one image
$45.00 two images
$55.00 for 3 images
Notification Date
Feb 14, 2023


American Impressionist Society’s 7th Annual

“AIS Impressions: Small Works Showcase”
National Juried Exhibition

 April 14 - May 20, 2023

District Gallery  -  Knoxville, TN

Judge of Awards: Anne Blair Brown AISM


A complete list of events/schedule will be available on the AIS website and social media platforms as soon as confirmed. All current paid AIS members will receive updates via the AIS email newsletter. 


Best of Show $4,000 Cash
with other awards to be announced.


MEMBERSHIP: Must be a current (or new) paid member of AIS and must be a legal US resident to be eligible to enter the exhibition.  2023 membership dues of $60 must be paid prior to entering.  If dues are not paid prior to the entry deadline, entry will be disqualified.To join online

MEDIUM: Oil, Oil Sticks, Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Casein, Gouache, and Egg Tempera. No mixed media, collage, photography, digital, oil pastels, colored pencils or any other media. No digitally manipulated work, painted giclee prints or any other type of reproductions, no manipulated or painted over photos. Any artist whose work is determined to be in violation of this rule will be disqualified, will forfeit any awards received and will be banned from any and all AIS exhibitions for the following three years. 

WORK REQUIREMENTS: Work must be original in concept and execution, impressionistic in style, and must have been completed within the last three years (2020, 2021, 2022 including January 2023).  Work done in ANY class and/or under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible for entry. Work painted from reference photos must be created from the artist’s own photographs, not from any other photo source, copyrighted or not. Entries must not violate any copyrights.   No diptychs, triptychs or multiple panels accepted. Entries may not have been exhibited in any previous AIS show. Work that was entered but not accepted into previous AIS shows may be entered again as long as they meet the above requirements.  

SIZE & QUANTITY: Maximum size (excluding frame) is 192 square inches, with the maximum length on the longest side of 16 inches (example: 12 x 16=192, 12 x 12=144, 10 x 16=160 ). MINIMUM size is 5 x 7. (35 square inches) Three paintings may be submitted. Maximum of one painting per artist may be accepted into the 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. Floater frames are acceptable. Unsuitable or damaged framing will disqualify. Repair or replacement of frame is the financial responsibility of artist. AIS and District 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 however neither AIS nor District Gallery may be held responsible for loss or damage. Artists are responsible for insuring their work at all times - during transit and while they are on the District Gallery premises. 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. Artist agrees to abide by all rules in this prospectus. Submission of entries and entry fee, which is non-refundable, constitute agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.

SALES COMMISSION: Artist 60%, District Gallery 40%.  All work MUST be for sale and must be priced according to your standard pricing.  Paintings that do not reflect the artist's current pricing structure may be disqualified. No price changes will be accepted once you have submitted your entry-please check your entries for accuracy of information. No NFS or POR. 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. Presales must be completed through District Gallery.  Any accepted work which is presold through District Gallery MUST be included in the show. Sales commission applies.

ENTRY FEE: $35 for one painting, $45 for two paintings and $55 for three paintings.  Entry fee must be paid with credit card on Juried Art Services website.  Entry fees are nonrefundable whether your paintings are juried into the exhibition or not. 

ONLINE ENTRY ONLY: All entries must be submitted online at

No exceptions can be made to the following dates

Thursday, December 1-Wednesday, January 4   
Digital entries accepted at www.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023              
Deadline: Midnight Pacific time (PST). 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, especially if you are not familiar with using the digital entry system. Check the image requirements and entry instructions.

On or before February 14                                             
Jury results will be emailed to entrants and posted on AIS website

Wednesday, March 29-Thursday, April 6                
Accepted work must arrive to District Gallery between these dates.  Artists must provide a prepaid return shipping label.  Paintings will be returned in the same box as sent.  MasterPak and Airfloat Systems are recommended.  An additional fee of $35 will be assessed for artists not using these types of boxes.  The fee is waived if using MasterPak or Airfloat. Required shipping instructions will be sent to accepted artists.

Thursday, April 6                                                              
Last day for accepted works to arrive at District Gallery

Tuesday, April 11                 
“A Day of Color Play” Workshop with Anne Blair Brown AISM

Tuesday April 11-Friday, April 15                  
Paint Out Check In and special painting locations each day

Wednesday, April 12                                                   
AIS Members Welcome Party  

Thursday, April 13                   
“Morning Paint Along” with Anne Blair Brown AISM and afternoon educational presentation/lecture

Friday, April 14           
Opening Reception & Awards Presentation

Saturday, April 15           
Painting Demos and Wet Wall Exhibition/Awards Reception

Sunday, May 20                                                          
Last day of exhibition

By Tuesday, June 20    
Unsold work shipped back to artists. Hand delivered works must be picked up by June 1 or other arrangements with District Gallery


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

Membership is open to American Impressionist artists who are legal US residents or anyone wishing to support American Impressionism.  Founded in 1998, AIS is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.  

Liz Ahrens, AIS Executive Director      

American Impressionist Society Inc.
PO Box 27818, Omaha NE 68127