American Impressionist Society 1st Annual Impressions: Small Works Showcase
March 11, 2017 to March 25, 2017
Randy Higbee Gallery, 102 Kalmus Dr, Costa Mesa CA
Application Dates
Nov 18 to Dec 14 '16
Application Fee
(see prospectus for details)
Notification Date
Jan 13, 2017


American Impressionist Society’s Inaugural

“Impressions: Small Works Showcase”
National Juried Exhibition

March 11 - 25, 2017

Hosted by Presenting Sponsor:

Randy Higbee Gallery

102 Kalmus, Costa Mesa CA 92626


Judge of Awards:   Peggi Kroll-Roberts, AIS Master


List of events/schedules will be available on the AIS Website, to be updated as events, speakers and workshop presenters are confirmed.



    Best of Show       $4,000 cash

    Second Place       $2,000 cash

    Third Place           $1,000 cash

    Other awards to be announced


ELIGIBILITY/REQUIREMENTS:  There can be no exceptions to deadlines, specifications or rules.

MEMBERSHIP:  Must be a current (or new) member of AIS (must be a legal US resident) to be eligible to enter. 2017 membership dues of $50 must be paid prior to entering (dues will increase to $60 after January 31, 2017). 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:   This is a small works exhibition. Maximum size (excluding frame) is 12x16 inches, minimum size 6x6 inches (excluding frame). 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. *Works may be shipped unframed and Randy Higbee Gallery will provide framing at artist’s expense.

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 and while at gallery. 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 70%, Gallery 30%. All work MUST be for sale and must be priced according to your standard pricing – OVERPRICED WORK WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. 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:  $35 for one painting or $45 for two paintings, to be paid with credit card on Juried Art Services site.

ONLINE ENTRY:  All entries must be submitted online at


Please mark these dates on your calendar. No exceptions can be made. Exhibition begins March 11 and ends March 25th. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 1pm.


Nov. 18 – Dec. 14:   Digital entries accepted at www.

December 14:   Digital Entry FINAL Deadline at, midnight central time (PST). Due to the extremely high number of last minute entries, we highly recommend entering well before the final deadline to avoid possible last minute issues that can and do arise.

January 13, 2017:   Jury results will be emailed to entrants and made available on the AIS website

Feb. 21-March 1:   Artists ship work to Randy Higbee Gallery, 102 Kalmus, Costa Mesa CA 92626. Phone: 800-506-7624. Email Artists must provide a prepaid return shipping label for the return of unsold work.

March 1:   Last day for accepted works to arrive at gallery

Thursday, March 9:   During the day: All Member Paintout for Wet Wall Exhibition/Competition at Crystal Cove State Park. Details will be available on AIS website. Wet Wall Exhibition will hang through March 25. Artists will be responsible for cost of shipping of unsold wet wall paintings back to them (including packaging). One painting per artist may be included in the Wet Wall Exhibition.

Evening: Framing Party for Wet Wall Exhibition/Competition at Randy Higbee Gallery. Randy

Higbee Gallery will frame artist’s wet wall pieces at artist’s expense.

Friday, March 10th:   Lectures and demos at Randy Higbee Gallery during the day.

Evening: Jean Stern lecture/Irvine Museum tour

Saturday, March 11:   9am to 4pm: Workshops- to be announced

6 to 9pm: AIS Opening Reception and Awards Presentation at the gallery

Sunday March 12:   9am to 4pm: Workshop – to be announced

March 25:   Last day of exhibition

By April 15:   Unsold work shipped back to artists. Hand delivered works must be picked up no later than March 21st or make arrangements with the gallery if that is not possible.

Lodging:   Special rates will be available and will be published on the AIS website.

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, US citizens living abroad or anyone who wishes to support American Impressionism. You must be a legal US resident and a member in good standing to enter the exhibition (due to tax and shipping issues, members living abroad are not eligible 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.



Debra Joy Groesser, President/CEO

Cheryl St John, Vice President      

Don Groesser, National Treasurer         (402) 592-3399


American Impressionist Society Inc.

PO Box 27818, Omaha NE 68127    (402) 592-3399