Kevin Macpherson

September 19 - October 2, 2019
Opening reception Thursday, September 19th, 2019
JUDGE OF AWARDS - AIS Master Kevin Macpherson

AIS is going to the Big Apple!

Join us as we celebrate our milestone 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition which will feature 150 juried paintings from some of the top American Impressionist artists working today. In addition there will be another 20 paintings by our AIS Masters. This promises to be our best exhibition yet and will be held at the historic

Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave, New York, New York

View our digital exhibition catalog here.

Schedule of Events please click here to register.

Thursday, Sept. 19:     

10am-   Utrecht Paint Factory Tour sponsored by Blick/Utrecht. Open to AIS members. Tour limited to 20 participants. 10 am tour is now full - you may register for the second tour at 11am. 

6 to 9pm - AIS Opening Reception & Awards Presentation at the Salmagundi Club. Free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated.

Friday, Sept. 20:     

Educational Events - please click here to register.

10-11am - Lecture by Peter Trippi, Fine Art Connoisseur. Free for AIS members. $25 non- members

11am-1pm -  This is always our most popular educational event! Panelists will be AIS Masters Kevin Macpherson and C.W. Mundy, AIS Signature Member Derek Penix, Michelle Dunaway and Debra Joy Groesser, AIS CEO/President. AIS Education Director and Signature Member Vanessa Rothe will be the moderator. Topics will cover a wide range, from "what is impressionism" to marketing, galleries, general advice and each artist's individual journey and style. Come with your questions! Free for AIS members. $25 for non members. 

1-2pm - Lunch on your own

2-4:30pm - This dual demo with Michelle Dunaway and Derek Penix painting the subject of their choice will compare and contrast realism vs impressionism in a lively and casual discussion. AIS Education Director Vanessa Rothe will moderate with prompts throughout the live demo. Free for AIS members and one guest each. $25 for non-members.  

5-6pm - Happy Hour Cocktail Reception sponsored by American Art Collector (for AIS members and one guest).

6-8pm – Demo by AIS Master and Judge of Awards Kevin Macpherson. Free and open to the public. 

Sept. 21: Southwest Art Saturday: All Member Paintout sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine (AIS Members only). Central Park, New York City. Details on the event registration page. 

Closing Party for AIS members and a guest sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine – time/place TBA

Oct. 2: Last day of exhibition

Volunteer Opportunities! If you are planning on being in the New York area during the dates of our exhibition, we have several opportunities for you to volunteer to help. Click here to see where you can help and to sign up...thank you! 

Lodging:  SOLD OUT AS OF 7/11/19

We’ve secured a special AIS rate at

Washington Square Hotel, 103 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10011 212-777-9515

Queen Deluxe or Twin Deluxe: $275 per night (see the hotel website for details)

Superior Queen or Superior Twin: $260 per night (see the hotel website for details)

Make your reservations by July 24, 2019 to get the above rate. After that date the rooms will return to normal rates. To make reservations:

Shipping Instructions for Accepted Entries: 

Click here for Juried Artist shipping instructions.

Click here for Masters shipping instructions.

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