95th Grand National Exhibition
November 6, 2023 to November 24, 2023
Salmagundi Club of New York
Application Dates
May 24 to Aug 14 '23
Application Fee
(see prospectus for details)
Notification Date
Aug 25, 2023


95th Grand National Exhibition

November 6th to 24th, 2023

Salmagundi Club of New York


Gary Godbee

Apply online May 24th-August 14th, 2023

Over $25,000 in Cash Awards!





The American Artists Professional League (AAPL) is pleased to announce the 95th Grand National Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club of New York. The in-person Exhibition and virtual show honors the finest in representational and traditional realism art. 

The Exhibition and virtual show are open to all American and US based artists.


Open to artists 18 years of age or older.

Up to three (3) works in the same medium may be submitted. However, only one work per artist will be accepted. 

Only works in Representational or Traditional Realism will be considered.

Entries in oil, acrylic, water media, pastel, drawing and graphics, and sculpture must be original and not previously exhibited online or in-person with the American Artists Professional League.  If more than one medium is used for your artwork please select the dominant one for your  entry.

Giclees, photographs and digital prints are not eligible.

Maximum of 44 x 44 inches size restriction for 2-dimensional work.

Sale prices for art need to be in United States currency. Work does not have to be for sale.

Selected work will be showcased on www.aaplinc.org, 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: $45.00 for first entry, $25.00 for each additional entry. Three entries max.

Non-members: $70.00 for first entry, $40.00 for each additional entry. Three entries max.

All funds must be in US currency.

No refunds for rejected works.


Membership in AAPL is not required.

New members are always welcome.

Membership is available through our website www.aaplinc.org

Any questions? Please email americanartistsproleague@gmail.com


All entries are to be submitted through www.juriedartservices.com. (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 americanartistsproleague@gmail.com

JAS requires digital files in the universal jpeg format - 1000 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.

After submitting an image(s) and making payment you can change your submission(s) by returning to the JAS website and following directions. Or contact JAS or AAPL for help.

No submissions will be accepted after midnight EST on August 14th, 2023.


Each entry is reviewed and scored by a panel of the Board of Directors of AAPL.

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.


Selected works will be posted on www.aaplinc.org to promote sales.

Specific requests relating to artists’ information or sales will be forwarded to the artist.

All artwork that is for sale must be ready to ship within 7 days.

AAPL reserves a 30% commission on all sold work.


Announced September 13th, 2023.

Names of ‘Accepted Artists’ to be listed on the AAPL website: www.aaplinc.org.

Delivery/shipping instructions provided at that time.

Shipped work is handled by outside sources with an additional fee and cannot be sent to Salmagundi Club directly.



Gary Godbee is a painter and art instructor with a BFA in Painting from Boston University.  He currently teaches painting and drawing courses at the Montclair Art Museum School/ Yard School of Art, and the Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, NJ. His work has been shown nationally and internationally and is included in many corporate and private collections. Gary has participated in multiple New Jersey Arts Annuals and has received two Painting Fellowships from the NY State Council on the Arts. He has also juried fellowship recipients for the Pennsylvania and Delaware State Councils for the Arts as well as award recipients for various arts organizations in New Jersey.