AIS 23rd Annual National Juried Exhibition
Mary Williams Fine Arts
Through October 22, 2022
The American Impressionist Society’s 23rd Annual National Juried Exhibition will be held at Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, Colorado.
The exhibition will feature 155 juried paintings which represent the best of American Impressionist art being produced today. An additional 25 paintings by AIS Masters, officers and founders are also included in the exhibition. Paintings include oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic and gouache. AIS received 1,210 entries for consideration and a five-member jury panel scored the work in a blind process.
AIS Master Huihan Liu will serve as Judge of Awards. Over $75,000 in cash and merchandise awards will be presented, including a $12,000 cash award for Best of Show. A printed exhibition catalog will be released in September.
The exhibition will be celebrated with a week of events for both the public and AIS members. The show will open with a private reception for patrons of Mary Williams Fine Arts and AIS artists and guests on Thursday, September 15. The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, September 16.
“We are delighted to have three AIS Master Members in Boulder with us. San Francisco residents, Awards Judge Huihan Liu and his wife, also an AIS Master, Weizhen Liang will be participating all week in our events. Kim English AISM, originally from Colorado and now residing in Kentucky, will teach a workshop and be on hand all week as well. We are hosting AIS Signature Member, Aaron Schuerr, for his presentation “Backcountry Plein Air Adventures” and a painting demo” noted Liz Ahrens, AIS Executive Director.
“As AIS does not charge a fee to their members to participate in the opening week events with the exception of the workshop, so we highly encourage all of our members to participate” remarked AIS President/CEO Debra Joy Groesser AIS. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to engage with other artists, learn from our distinguished Masters and be inspired by the beauty of the region. You do not have to be juried into the exhibition to participate in the events” continued Groesser.
The public events for the opening week held at Mary Williams Fine Arts include:
Friday, September 16: Painting Demonstration by AIS Master Huihan Liu and AIS Signature Member Aaron Schuerr
Saturday, September 17: Wet Wall Awards and Exhibit – a one-day sale of paintings created of scenes and landscapes of the Boulder community during the opening week.
AIS membership is open to anyone painting or studying in the style of Impressionism. New members may join at any time. Pre-registration is requested and goodie bags are provided for all AIS members at the events. A complete list of events with details and registration can be found at www.americanimpressionistsociety.org or by calling the AIS office at 231-881-7685.
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