Realism on the Hudson
August 26, 2023 to October 1, 2023
Application Dates
May 8 to Jul 12 '23
Application Fee
(see prospectus for details)
Notification Date
Jul 24, 2023



Realism on the Hudson

August 26th - October 1st, 2023

Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY

Apply online May 8th- July 12th, 2023



The American Artists Professional League (AAPL) is pleased to announce the Realism on the Hudson show at the Howland Cultural Center representing the finest in representational and traditional realism art. 

The Exhibition and virtual show are open to AAPL Members only: Elected Artist, Fellow, Signature and Life Members. 2-dimensional work to be hung on the walls only.


Main Street, Beacon, New York

The non-profit Howland Cultural Center is the 'Jewel of Beacon’ fostering arts and culture since 1979. They own, preserve, and operate the historic 1872 Richard Morris Hunt building designed as the Howland Circulating Library. The Howland Cultural Center has earned its reputation for its exceptional acoustics in the Northcutt Hall gallery. The galley is open free to the public during weekends and by appointment during the week.

Along with the AAPL show, Howland will be hosting musical ensembles on the weekends, drawing hundreds of people to the show. On average there are 150 summer visitors every weekend day. Historically art sales at Howland have fallen in the mid-low price range, with some of their shows selling out.


  • Open to artists 18 years of age or older.
  • Only one work per artist can be submitted. 

  • Only works in Representational or Traditional Realism will be considered.

  • Entries in oil, acrylic, water media, mixed media, pastel, and graphics must be original and not previously exhibited online or in-person with the American Artists Professional League. 

  • Giclees, photographs and digital prints are not eligible.

  • This venue is not appropriate for sculpture.

  • Artwork must be for sale.

  • Framed dimensions: Maximum of 40 x 40 inches restriction.

  • Selected work will be showcased on, in print ads, in the AAPL newsletter and in AAPL social media.

  • Your entry confirms that the work entered is your own and that copyrighted or public domain images by others have not been incorporated into your work.

  • By entering, you agree that AAPL may reproduce your work for promotional purposes.



  • AAPL members: $50.00 for entryAAPL

  • No refunds for rejected works.

  • Mistaken entries will be donated to the American Artists Fund; no refunds will be given.



  • All entries are to be submitted through (JAS) The “Apply Now” link at the bottom of this prospectus will start the entry process for submission.JAS provides a comprehensive ‘Help Menu.’

  • AAPL provides help with any application issues by contacting Alex Tibar at

  • JAS requires digital files in the universal jpeg format - 1400 to 4000 pixels on the longest dimension - 300 pixels per inch.

  • No frame, mat or background may be visible.

  • Image must be displayed right side up.

  • No submissions will be accepted after midnight PT on July 12th, 2023.


  • Each entry is reviewed and scored by a panel of the Board of Directors of AAPL and Theresa Kraft, President of the Howland Cultural Center Board, will be a guest juror.

  • Submissions are scored on the quality and individual mastery of each medium as well as the composition and design of the work.

  • Jurors score the image and do not see any information about the artist.

  • Images not displayed right side up or without proper cropping will not be juried.

  • Jurors on the panel make selections based on the digital image(s). Make certain the image(s) submitted is a true representation of the work. Work misrepresented by the submitted image(s) will not be shown.


  • Accepted works will be posted on to promote sales.

  • Sold artwork will be allowed to be removed from the show floor, or shipped at the buyer’s request.

  • A 30% commission will be realized on all sold work.


  •  Announced July 28th, 2023.

  • Names of ‘Accepted Artists’ to be listed on the AAPL website:

  •  All accepted work needs to be professionally presented and ready for hanging; framed or gallery wrapped canvas, with attached wires. No sawtooth hangers.

  • Delivery by FedEx accepted at the Howland Cultural Center Monday, August 21 through Thursday, August 24th

  • Work must be packed in an AirFloat StrongBox and must include return shipping labels.. Boxes packed with styrofoam or peanuts will not be unpacked.

  • In person delivery accepted Thursday, August 24th 10am - 1pm and Friday August 25th 10am - 1pm


Your online entry will constitute that you agree and acknowledge the terms and conditions set forth in this Prospectus. 

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