American Impressionist Society 16th Annual National Juried Exhibition
October 1, 2015 to October 29, 2015
Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona
Application Dates
Apr 20 to Jun 8 '15
Application Fee
Notification Date
Jul 9, 2015




American Impressionist Society 16th Annual National Juried Exhibition

October 1st through October 29th, 2015

Hosted by:

Trailside Galleries
7330 Scottsdale Mall
Scottsdale AZ 85251

Judge of Awards:

Carolyn Anderson, AIS Master

“Mother and Child” 12x9 oil by Carolyn Anderson, AISM

Thursday, October 15th: AIS Opening Reception with Awards Presentation, 6 to 9pm at Trailside Galleries

Friday, October 16th: Painting demo by Carolyn Anderson, 6 to 8pm at Trailside Galleries

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 or US citizens living abroad. You must be a member to enter the exhibition. To join online or to download mail-in membership form visit AIS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

AWARDS - Over $50,000 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

• President’s Choice Award $1,000

• Award of Excellence for Water Media $1,000 (new award this year! Includes watercolor, gouache and acrylic)

• Award of Excellence for Pastels $1,000 (new award this year!)

• 10 Merit Awards $300 each

• Southwest Art Award of Excellence

• American Art Collector Award of Excellence

• Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence

• Plus over $14,000 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 (must a be legal US resident) to be eligible to enter. 2015 membership dues of $50 must be paid prior to entering. To join online or to download a mail-in membership form, visit

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). To determine square inches, multiply length x width (example: 24x36=864 or 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 50%, Gallery 50%. 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

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 October 1st, 2015 and ends October 29th, 2015.

April 20th - June 8th: Digital entries accepted at www.

June 8th: Digital Entry Deadline at, midnight central time (CST). Due to the extremely high number of last minute entries last year, we highly recommend entering well before the final deadline to avoid possible last minute issues that can and do arise.

July 10: Jury results will be emailed to entrants and made available on the AIS website

Sept. 1 – Sept. 18: Artists ship work to Trailside Galleries. 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. 18: Last day for accepted works to arrive at gallery

Oct. 15: AIS Opening Reception & Awards Presentation, 6:00 to 9pm at the gallery

Oct. 16: Carolyn Anderson, AISM, demo at 6pm at the gallery

Oct. 29: Last day of exhibition

By Nov. 30: Unsold work shipped back to artists


Carolyn Anderson, AISM Workshop

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from nationally recognized instructor and AIS Master, Carolyn Anderson! Complete workshop description and registration form will be 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, October 17th. Location and details will be available on the AIS website.

Other Events to be Announced Soon!

We have several other exciting events, including some lectures you won’t want to miss, currently being planned for Friday, October 16th, so please check the AIS website for details to come. Lodging information will also be available on the website.


Becky Joy, 2015 Show Chair

Debra Joy Groesser, President/CEO

Cheryl St John, Vice President

Don Groesser, National Treasurer (402) 592-3399

Charlotte Dickinson, Founder

T.R. Dickinson, Chairman Emeritus

Please view the complete prospectus which can be downloaded from the AIS website,