American Impressionist Society, also known as AIS, was founded in 1998 as a non profit organization. Four Florida artists formed AIS in honor of their mentor, William J. (Bill) Schultz. Thanks to the vision of Charlotte M. Dickinson, Marjorie I. Bradley, Pauline S. Ney and William Schultz, AIS has grown to be one of the most respected national art organizations in the country, with over 1,700 members nationwide.
AIS Artist Retreat
Sunday, August 30, Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1, 2020
AIS members are invited to join together on picturesque Mackinac Island for our inaugural retreat.
A gathering designed to provide a creative, engaging, and visually stimulating environment for artists to get inspired and energized. Historic architecture, horses, carriages, charming marina and breathtaking views--all iconic Mackinac Island experiences for you to explore.
All outdoor events? YES Masks? YES Safe distancing? YES
Elizabeth Pollie is our AIS Signature Member Mentor for the retreat.
Mission Point Resort will be our event location.
Our special rates expire on July 24.
Call Liz Ahrens, AIS Executive Director 231-881-7685 email@example.com
The call for entries closed on July 22.
We apologize to artists who experienced difficulties with the Juried Art Services site for entry.
Contact Liz Ahrens AIS Executive Director
Artists receive 100% of commission!
All accepted works will be posted in a special AIS online gallery and AIS Facebook pages. We will link your website to your artwork.
Accepted juried artists will be announced August 15
FACEBOOK LIVE AWARDS PRESENTATION:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
Best Impressionist Work/Best of Show: $2,000
First Place for Masters: $750
First Place for Signature Members: $750
First Place for Associate Members: $750
Ten Honorable Mentions: $75 for each
NEW ADDITIONAL PRIZE!
Fine Art Connoisseur is donating a digital ad for
one month on their website--Value $750.
Congratulations to the 185 artists who were juried into our exhibition. We received 1309 entries for considerations by the jurors. Remember, we have five jurors who score each entry in a blind system.
Our Awards Judge, William Schneider, will see the work at Illume Gallery in October to make his prize selections.
We know it is a tremendous disappointment to those of you whose work did not make it into the show this time. Due to space limitations, there are always many deserving works that are not included.
We are grateful for your AIS membership and your participation in entering our shows each year.
Two day workshop with William Schneider
October 20-21 in St. George, Utah
AIS is delighted to have the following AIS Masters, Officers, Board Members and Founders participate in the 21st Annual National Exhibition. A separate document will be released with details of their work.
AIS Founders: Charlotte Dickinson AIS and Pauline Ney AIS
AIS Board Officers: Debra Joy Groesser AIS (President/CEO), Cheryl St. John AIS (Vice President) and Doreen St. John AIS (Secretary)
AIS Board Members: Mark Daly AIS and Terry Proctor AIS
AIS Masters: Kenn Backhaus, Roger Dale Brown, Nancy Bush, Betty Carr, Albert Handell, Calvin Liang, Ned Mueller, Camille Przewodek, William Schneider, and Dawn Whitelaw.
St. George, Utah
October 22 - November 21, 2020
Opening reception Thursday, October 22
Join us as we celebrate our 21st Annual National Juried Exhibition which will feature 185 juried paintings from some of the top American Impressionist artists working today.
In addition there will be 18 paintings by our AIS Masters, founders, officers and board members.
The work will be exhibited at the galleries.
AIS will determine by mid-September which events we will hold in person.
The exhibition will be held at Illume Gallery in St George, Utah, and Illume's two sister galleries, The Mission Gallery and Authentique Gallery.
$139 per night
St. George, Utah