The American Impressionist Society’s 7th Annual Impressions Small Works Showcase opened with the Awards Reception on April 14, 2023 at The District Gallery in Knoxville, Tennessee. Awards Judge AIS Master Anne Blair Brown selected 14 award winners.
Best of Show $5,000 Cash Award
Erin Spencer, Sky over the Sakonnett, Oil, 10 x 10
Second Place American Art Collector Full page Ad
Brian Astle, Spectre, Oil on linen, 13.75 x 13.75
Third Place Southwest Art Full Page Ad
Joseph Gyurcsak AIS, Five O’Clock Shadows, Acrylic, 6 x 12
Fourth Place Art of the West Half Page Ad
Stuart Roper AIS, Sunset Grazing, Oil on panel, 12 x 12
Master Award of Excellence Fine Art Collector Half Page Ad and $600 Cash
Howard Friedland AISM, Sunset Clouds, Oil on linen panel, 10 x 12
Award of Excellence Artwork Archive Lifetime Subscription
Fengshi Jin, Portrait Series-8, Oil, 12 x 12
Award of Excellence Gamblin $500 Gift Certificate and $250 Cash
Kathie Odom AIS, Air It Out, Oil on linen, 12 x 16
Honorable Mentions $100 for each:
Jacob Aguair, Nonesuch River Freeze, Pastel, 6 x 6
Jason Bailey, Loading Dock, Oil on linen panel, 12 x 12
James Coe AIS, Waning Light Snowy Thicket, Oil on canvas panel, 9 x 14
Debra Huse AIS, Spring Evening, Oil on linen, 8 x 10
Anton Nowels AIS, Brinton Stable, Oil on linen, 10 x 14
Brenda Pinnick, Island Dunes, Oil on linen panel, 12 x 16
Jerry Smith AIS, Sand Beach Road, Oil on panel, 8 x 10
All award-winning images can be found at https://online.flippingbook.com/view/457735922/.
The exhibition features 150 works of art selected through a five-member jury. The featured works were chosen out of 1,615 artworks submitted. Painting mediums include oil, watercolor, pastel, gouache, and acrylic.
An additional 20 paintings from AIS Masters, Board, Officers, and Founder are on display. All work is available for purchase and can be viewed on the AIS website. The exhibition will close on May 20, 2023.