American Impressionist Society 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition
September 19, 2019 to October 2, 2019
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
Application Dates
Apr 17 to May 20 '19
Application Fee
(see prospectus for details)
Notification Date
Jun 21, 2019




American Impressionist Society
20th Annual National Juried Exhibition

September 19 through October 2, 2019
Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003 ∙ 212-255-7740 

“Abuela” 18x12 watercolor by Kevin Macpherson AISM

Judge of Awards: 
Kevin Macpherson, AIS Master

AIS reaches a major milestone this year, and to celebrate we are going to the Big Apple! The 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition will be held at the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City from September 19th through October 2nd, 2019. The Opening Reception will be on Thurs. Sept 19th from 6 to 9pm.  AIS Master Kevin Macpherson, who was our first Best of Show award winner 20 years ago, will serve as Judge of Awards. We hope you will make plans to join us for the exhibition opening festivities and programs…and enjoy the sights and sound of New York City!

 Our goal: “To promote the appreciation of American Impressionism through exhibitions, workshops, educational programs and other media.”

  A complete list of events/schedule will be available on the AIS website and social media platforms as soon as they are confirmed. All current paid AIS members will receive updates via the AIS email newsletter as well.


Over $70,000 in Awards presented in 2018

  • 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
  • Marjorie L. Bradley Memorial Award of Excellence: $1000
  • Ney Founders Award for Masters: $1000
  • Award of Excellence for Water Media: $1,000
  • Award of Excellence for Pastel: $1,000
  • Southwest Art Award of Excellence: $3,380
  • American Art Collector Award of Excellence: $3,400
  • Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence: $3,995

Plus approximately $20,000 in Merchandise and Cash Awards
including Artists Choice Award

There can be no exceptions to deadlines, specifications or rules.

Must be a current (or new) paid member of AIS and must be a legal US resident to be eligible to enter the exhibition. 2019 membership dues of $60 must be paid prior to entering. Membership is open to American Impressionist artists who are legal US residents or anyone who wishes to support American Impressionism. If dues are not paid prior to the entry deadline, entry will be disqualified. If you are not sure if you have paid dues, please log in to your profile on the AIS website to check, or email To join online or to request a mail in membership form, visit

Oil, Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor or 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, 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.
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.

Maximum size (excluding frame) is 900 square inches, with the maximum length on the longest side of 30 inches (example: 30x30=900). Maximum frame width 4 inches. Two paintings may be submitted. Maximum of one painting per artist may be accepted into show.

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. Floater frames are acceptable. Unsuitable or damaged framing will disqualify.
 Repair or replacement of frame is financial responsibility of artist. AIS and Salmagundi Club are not responsible for damage caused by works framed with glass. Plexiglass is recommended.

All entries will be made at the risk of the entrant. Care and caution will be exercised in the handling of all art work however neither AIS nor Salmagundi Club may be held responsible for loss or damage. Artists are responsible for insuring their work at all times - during transit and while they are on the Salmagundi Club premises. 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. 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.

Artist 65%, AIS 35% (the Salmagundi Club is not taking a commission. Commission to AIS will offset the additional costs of producing this exhibition). 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-please double check your entries for accuracy of information. No NFS or POR. 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. Presales must be completed through AIS. Sales commission applies.

$48 for one painting or $58 for two paintings, to be paid with credit card on Juried Art Services site. Entry fees are nonrefundable whether your paintings are juried into the exhibition or not.

All entries must be submitted online at Do not email your images to AIS.

Our Publication Sponsors, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur/Plein Air Magazine will offer all AIS members special group advertising rates for September issues. Participation is encouraged and recommended.

Please mark these dates on your calendar.
No exceptions can be made.
Exhibition begins September 19th and ends October 2, 2019.

April 11th – May 20th:
Digital entries accepted at www.

May 20th:
Digital Entry Deadline at, midnight Pacific time (PST). Due to the extremely high number of last minute entries each year, 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. If you do not have a Juried Art Services account (it’s free) please set one up well before the deadline and check the image requirements and entry instructions.

June 21st:
Jury results will be emailed to entrants and made available on the AIS website

Sept. 12th – Sept. 14th:
In order to avoid additional fees, accepted paintings MUST arrive at Salmagundi Club on September 12, 13 or 14.
Please plan accordingly.

Shipping address:
Salmagundi Club

47 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Phone 212-255-7740

Artists must provide a prepaid return shipping label. Masterpak or Airfloat boxes (or equivalent such as U-Line) will be required for shipping due to the extremely short time we will have to pack and ship all unsold paintings. Your paintings will be returned in the same box you send them in.

Please view this video for more information on why this is so important: 

An additional charge of $30 will be assessed for artists not using these boxes. ABSOLUTELY NO PACKING PEANUTS! If you use a shipping service make sure they do not use packing peanuts.

Sept. 14th:
Last day for accepted works to arrive at Salmagundi Club.

Sept. 19:
AIS Opening Reception & Awards Presentation, 6 to 9pm at the gallery

Sept. 20:  
Kevin Macpherson, AISM, demo at 6 to 8pm at Salmagundi Club. Educational programs during the day, including a lecture by Peter Trippi, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, a panel discussion and group demos.

Sept. 21:  
All Member Paintout!

Oct. 2:    
Last day of exhibition

By Oct 5th:
Unsold work shipped back to artists. Hand delivered works must be picked up on Oct. 3rd.

Lodging information will be available on the AIS website. We have many exciting events, including some lectures you won’t want to miss, currently being finalized, so please check the AIS website for details to come.

Debra Joy Groesser, President/CEO
or (402) 592-3399

Cheryl St John, Vice President         

American Impressionist Society Inc.
PO Box 27818, Omaha NE 68127  ∙  (402) 592-3399

AIS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization