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94th Grand National Exhibition
November 7, 2022 to November 18, 2022
Salmagundi Club of New York
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Application Dates:
Jun 1, 2022 - Aug 17, 2022
Application Fee:
Members: $45.00 first entry, $25 each additional; no more than 3 entries
Non-Members: $70.00 first entry, $40 each additional; no more than 3 entries
Notification Date:
Sep 12, 2022


94th Grand National Exhibition

November 7th to 18th, 2022    Salmagundi Club of New York

Application Opens: June 1, 2022, Application Deadline: August 17, 2022,
 Application Fee: $45.00 for Members; $70 for Non-Members, plus fee for additional images.
Notification Date: September 12, 2022

Marilyn Symmes

Apply online June 1 - August 17, 2022


The American Artists Professional League (AAPL) is pleased to announce the 94th consecutive 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. 
  • ​Artists who apply in more than one media category must create a separate application for each media category. Discounts are only given for more than one entry in the same category.
  • Only works in Representational or Traditional Realism will be considered.
  • Entries in oil, acrylic, watermedia*, mixed media, pastel, graphics and sculpture must be original and not previously exhibited with the American Artists Professional League.
  • Giclees, photographs and digital prints are not eligible.
  • Maximum of 60 x 60 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 images by others have not been incorporated into your work.
  • By entering, you agree that AAPL may reproduce your work for promotional purposes.
  • Certificates will be presented to award winners.

*​Watermedia includes Water Color, Casein, Gouache, Egg Tempura, and Water Based Inks.


  • 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 - 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.
  • Artists who apply in more than one media category must create a separate application for each media category. Discounts are only given for more than one entry in the same category.
  • 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 17th, 2022.



  • Each entry is reviewed and scored by a panel of 9 members of the Board of Directors independent jury panel.
  • 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 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 12, 2022
  • Names of ‘Accepted Artists’ to be listed on the AAPL website: aaplinc.org
  • Delivery/shipping instructions provided at that time.


A longtime museum professional, Marilyn Symmes has worked with prestigious museums such as the Detroit Museum of Art, Smithsonian Design Museum, Toledo Museum of Art, Cooper -Hewitt and the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. With her knowledge of all art media since the Renaissance, she currently works as an independent curator. Recent projects include work for the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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American Artists Professional League, Inc.,
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