AIS 2023 Associate Members Online Exhibition
July 20, 2023 to July 20, 2024
Application Dates
May 1-31 '23
Application Fee
(see prospectus for details)
Notification Date
Jul 17, 2023


AIS 2023 Associate Members 

Online Exhibition

       Entries accepted: May 1- 31, 2023     

Online Exhibition Begins: July 20, 2023

This Online Exhibition is open for entries from our Associate Members only.

AIS Associate members may enter up to five artworks.

$20 entry fee for your first painting and $10 per painting up to a total of five paintings

Artists receive 100% of commission!

Artwork does not have to be for sale.

All accepted works will be posted in a special AIS online digital catalog and AIS Facebook pages.

No size limitations

No shipping!

Acceptance in the AIS Online Exhibition does not count toward AIS Signature Membership.

Awards Judge: Rick J. Delanty AIS

$5,000 in cash prizes.

·        Best Impressionist Work/Best of Show: $2,000

·        Award of Distinction Featured Artist in Fine Art Connoisseur ($1000 value)

·        Three Awards of Merit $750 for each

·        Ten Honorable Mentions: $75 for each


MEMBERSHIP: Must be a current (or new) paid Associate 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, Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Casein, Egg Tempera, Oil Sticks, and Gouache. No mixed media, photography, digital 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. 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. Diptychs, triptychs or multi surfaces not permitted. 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 & QTY: NO Size limitation. Up to five paintings may be submitted. Maximum of one painting per artist may be accepted into the show.

FRAMING: NO FRAMING REQUIRED! We encourage you to frame your work if you sell your work.

LIABILITY & AGREEMENT: 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: AIS will direct buyers directly to artists. Artists' websites and contact information will be included in the online exhibit. Artists retain 100% of sales price. AIS will not process sales transactions or make shipping arrangements to buyers. Work may be entered that is not for sale. If your work is for sale it 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, changes to NFS or for sale will be accepted once you have submitted your entry-please double check your entries for accuracy of information. 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.

ENTRY FEE: $20 for one painting and $10 per additional entry up to five works. If you enter a total of five your entry fee is $60. Entry fees are nonrefundable whether your paintings are juried into the exhibition or not.  

$20 One painting $30 Two paintings $40 Three Paintings $50 Four paintings $60 Five Paintings  

No exceptions can be made to the following dates.

Monday, May 1-Wednesday, May 31, 2023- Entries accepted at www.

Wednesday, May 31 : Deadline: Midnight Pacific time (PST). 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.

Monday, July 17: Jury results will be emailed to entrants and posted on AIS website

Thursday, July 20: Online Exhibit opens on AIS website and Facebook Live Awards

Awards Judge:  Rick J. Delanty AIS

A California native, Rick J. Delanty has been painting landscapes and seascape for over four decades.  He works in an impressionistic style both plein air and in the studio, using an exuberant calligraphy of color and brushstroke which conveys emotion and movement. His featured subject is the California landscape, and he focuses on compositions built around mood and a deep appreciation for life. Rick maintains a Home Studio & Art Gallery in San Clemente, California. 

Delanty originals have also been selected for such national and international shows as the Art Renewal Center, Plein Air Salon, Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, American Impressionist Society, Boldbrush International Painting Competition, National Art Muse Competition, National Oil and Acrylic Painters, and International Society of Acrylic Painters. 


American Impressionist Society (AIS), Signature Member

Art Renewal Center, Associate Living Master

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA), Signature Member

International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP), Signature Member

California Plein Air Painters (CPAP), Signature Member
Plein Air Artists of Colorado (PAAC), Signature Member

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS), Signature Member

American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA), Signature Member

Pacific Rim Institute of Marine Artists (PRIMA), Signature Member

California Art Club (CAC), juried Artist Member

Oil Painters of America (OPA)

National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic (NSPCA)

National Watercolor Society (NWS)

International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA)

Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA)


All entries must be submitted at

Contact Liz Ahrens, AIS Executive Director