Application Available from 
Juried Artists 

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

The 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition
will be held at the historical 
Salmagundi Club in New York City

AWARDSOver $70,000 in Awards 

    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 new or current 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 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.

ONLINE ENTRY:  All entries must be submitted online at 

Print the Prospectus


April 8 – May 20: Digital entries accepted at www.

May 20: Digital Entry Deadline at, midnight Pacific time (PST).

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

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!



SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS  (Accepted Artwork Only)

Ship to:


1. IDENTIFICATION TAG - Attach to back of artwork (Accepted Work Only).
2. UPS or FedEx prepaid return shipping label - Include with shipped artwork.

3. Photo of the painting  - Attached to the inside of the box for packers.
4. Print your name and address prominently, preferably in the upper left corner.
5. Print your name and address on the outsideinside of each box.

Print the Identification Tag

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