Greetings AIS Members,

We send our warmest wishes to you during these unprecedented times. We are carefully managing our plans and programs for 2020 to continue to offer opportunities for our AIS members.

We have two shows for you to enter, a new AIS Artist Retreat announcement and a bit of inspiration from our very own founder, Charlotte Dickinson.

The call for entry opens May 1 for our 21st Annual National Juried Exhibition hosted by Illume Gallery, St. George, Utah.

We understand the thought of entering a show may be daunting due to many reasons. Our first AIS Online Exhibit will give you an option we haven't provided in the past. The entry fees are lower, no shipping costs and you'll keep the entire commission. The call for entry will open on June 15.

The saying "the show must go on" means more now than ever. On behalf of the AIS board of directors, we hope you are safe and well.

Liz Ahrens
AIS Executive Director
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.

We know you may be hesitant to travel and if the retreat is canceled all registrations will be refunded.

Registration limited -- maximum of 40 AIS member participants.  

Elizabeth Pollie  is our AIS Signature Member Mentor for the retreat.

Mission Point Resort  will be our event location.

C harlotte Dickinson, Founder
American Impressionist Society

Ways to End Painters Block

During our time of self imposed, “Shelter in Place” and with the spring rains keeping us in our studios...we can lose our motivation to paint.

There is an old saying “art is the only way to run away, without leaving home.”

You don’t have to BE IN THE MOOD TO PAINT!


INSPIRATION IS THE KEY...How do we get it?
Here are a few tips that can help you switch from the rational side of the brain to the creative “Right Side” The Zone.

#1 In the morning when you are rested...try sketching. It can get you there.

#2 View the 2019 AIS National Exhibit in NYC at the Salmagundi Club. Pure Inspiration

#3 Listen to Classical Music while looking at online videos or an instructional DVD you have not seen lately

#4 Decide what you would like to paint ...something new or tweak an old one.

#5 Don’t let negative thoughts interfere.

#6 Load your palette with fresh paint. Grab that brush and give it a whirl…


Know that with Deb, Don and Liz at the helm, our members can look forward to exhibiting their work in the very best galleries in these United States.

Wishing you all good health and continued success in your careers.

Charlotte Dickinson

October 22-November 21

Hosted by Illume Gallery located in beautiful St. George, Utah
Judge of Awards: William Schneider AISM
Over $70,000 in prizes and cash awards.

The prospectus has been sent to all AIS members. To enter the show you must be a current member of AIS.

Entries accepted: May 1 - June 8

Call Liz Ahrens - AIS Executive Director
You asked so we happily obliged!

Entries accepted: June 15 - July 15
Online exhibit: August 15 - October 1

Pleased to announce:
Awards Judge Ned Mueller AISM

AIS members may enter up to five artworks.
Over $5,000 in cash awards.
Artists receive 100% of commission!
AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase

Our dear friends at RS Hanna Gallery have extended the
AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase through July 4th weekend .

Best of Show: Tres Musicos by Rosanne Cerbo

AIS Members--we are adding new sponsors with special discounts from our generous sponsors. Check out AIS Member Offers and Sponsor Pages

- Promoting the Appreciation of American Impressionism -

Liz Ahrens, Executive Director

Debra Joy Groesser AIS, CEO/President

Cheryl St John AIS, Vice President

Don Groesser, National Treasurer

Doreen St. John AIS, Secretary/Newsletter

Kathie Wheeler AIS, Social Media

Mark Daly AIS, Board Member
Theresa Proctor AIS, Board Member

Charlotte Dickinson AIS, Founder    
Pauline Ney AIS, Co-Founder
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