September 28th - October 29th, 2017

Opening reception Thursday, September 28th

JUDGE OF AWARDS - AIS Master Albert Handell

CO-CHAIRS : Cindy Baron & Bill Davidson  

18th Annual American Impressionist Society
National Juried Exhibition 
Over $70,000 in cash and merchandise)

Best of Show - $12,000 Cash -  Jason Sacran “Beaver Lake Revisited” 22x28 oil
Second Place - $8,000 Cash -   Mary Qian “George”  19x16 oil|
Third Place - $4,000 Cash -   Elizabeth Robbins “Springtime” 16x20 oil
William Schultz Memorial Award in Oils - $1,000 cash -  Dave Santillanes “The Brook” 36x24 oil
Marjorie L. Bradley Memorial Associate Member Award - $1000 cash - Marianne Miller “June Siesta” 16x20 oil
Dickinson Signature Member Award - $1,000 cash  -  Michele Usibelli “Winter Escape” 20x24 acrylic
Ney Founders Award for Masters - $1,000 cash -  Kevin Macpherson “The Master Calligrapher” 18x24 oil
President’s Choice Award - $1,000 cash James Crandall “Lady with a Bicycle” 24x14 oil
Award of Excellence for Pastels - $1,000 cash - Vianna Szabo “Pause” 20x16 pastel
Award of Excellence for Watermedia - $1,000 cash - Ron Stocke “Bermondsey London” 14x21 watercolor
Southwest Art Magazine Master Award of Excellence (full page ad $3,380 value) 
Kenn Backhaus “Monarchs and Queen Anne’s Lace” 30x36 oil
American Art Collector Master Award of Excellence (full page ad ($3,400 value) 
Dawn Whitelaw “A Change Over” 24x36 oil

 Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence (full page ad $3995 value) 
Kelli Folsom “I See Your Face in Every Flower”

Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence (full page ad $3995 value) 
Thomas Kitts “The Mama Lu Under Repair” 18x24 oil

Southwest Art Magazine Award of Excellence (full page ad $3,380 value) 
Aimee Erickson “The Writer” 16x18 oil

American Art Collector Award of Excellence (full page ad $3400 value) 
Jeffrey Watts “Ode to Spring” 14x11 oil

Artists Choice Award: Fine Art Connoisseur Half Page Ad Award ($2,150 value), FASO Artists Websites $500 cash, Wind River Arts $300, Vasari Classic Oils $250, Blick Art Materials $100, Art Cantina $100, Rosemary Brushes $150 (Total value $3,550)
John Burton  “Point Lobos Mist” 12x24 oil

FASO Artist Websites Award of Excellence - Lifetime FASO Website Hosting ($3000 value)
Sandhyaa Shetty “Sunset Glory” 18x24 oil

Gamblin Artist Oils Awards of Distinction (1) - $500 Gamblin merchandise certificate, $250 cash 
 Inna Cherneykina  “Spring Melodies” 16x16 oil

Gamblin Artist Oils Awards of Distinction (2) - $500 Gamblin merchandise certificate, Method Light $120, RayMar Art $150 
Jason Bowen “Venetian Travels” 11x14 oil

Blue Ridge Oils Award of Distinction - $500 Blue Ridge merchandise certificate, Method Light $120, Art Cantina $100
 James Richards “When In Rome” 16x20 oil

Princeton Artist Brush Co. Award of Distinction - $300 merchandise certificate, Airfloat $150, Blue Ridge Oils $250
Mark Gingerich  “Florentine Rose Garden” 36x24 oil

Award of Merit - JFM Enterprises - $500 merchandise award
Jeff Sewell “Summer Surge” 8x16 oil

Award of Merit - Artwork Archive - $500 subscription gift certificate
Danielle Day Damson “Meeting the Matriarch” 16x20 oil

Award of Merit  - Fredericksburg Artists School - $500 workshop scholarship
Catherine Fasciato “Last Break” 12x16 oil

Award of Merit - $300 Princeton Brushes, $250 Blue Ridge Oils 
Bryan Mark Taylor “Havana Classic” 24x18 oil

Award of Merit  - $250 ArtFrames.com, $300 SourceTek
Jacqueline Kamin  “White Roses and Lilacs” 20x16 oil

Award of Merit - $250 Masterpak, $250 Vasari Classic Oils
Robert Johnson “Acadia Maine Afternoon” 24x30 oil

Award of Merit  - $275 Method Light, $250 Michael Harding oil paint set
Ken Spencer  “Idaho Farmstead” 24x30 oil

Award of Merit  - $250 MasterPak, $100 Art Cantina, Blick Art Materials $100, High Plains Frames $100
Nancy MacDonald  “Lewis” 32x24 pastel

Honorable Mention - Judson Art Outfitters/Guerilla Painter $130 merchandise certificate, $150 cash (AIS)  
Bob Rohm  “Afternoon Oaks” 20x24 oil

Honorable Mention - Jack Richeson & Co.  $150 merchandise certificate, $150 cash (AIS) 
Dee Kirkham  “White Peonies” 12x12 oil

Honorable Mention - Jack Richeson & Co.  $125 merchandise certificate, $175 cash (AIS)       
Stan Bloomfield  “Currents” 14x17 pastel

Honorable Mention - Sennelier Plein Air Oil Set $167, $150 cash (AIS)
 Dan Woodson  “Brown County” 20x30 oil

Honorable Mention - Merchandise certificates: Jack Richeson & Co. $100, Art Cantina $100, $100 cash (AIS)  
Neil Drevitson  “Still Waters” 16x20 oil

Honorable Mention - Merchandise certificates: Judson Art Outfitters/Guerilla Painter $80, Art Cantina $135, $100 cash (AIS) 
Michele Byrne  “Crossing Fifth Avenue” 12z12 oil

Honorable Mention - $300 Cash funded by AIS
 Susan Hotard  “Plaid Shirt Cowboy” 20x16 oil

Southwest Art All Member Plein Air Paintout “Wet Wall” Exhibition
Best of Show - Michael Harding Handmade Oils set $250, $250 cash – Cindy Wilbur
Second Place - Blick Art Materials/Utrecht $100 merchandise certificate, $150 cash – Ken Spencer
Third Place - Guerilla Painter $50 merchandise certificate, $100 cash – Sherri Carter
Honorable Mention - 1 year subscription to Plein Air Magazine – Jeanne LaRae
Honorable Mention - 1 year subscription to Plein Air Magazine – Jason Bowen
Honorable Mention - 1 year subscription to Fine Art Connoisseur – Jerry Salinas
Honorable Mention - 1 year subscription to Fine Art Connoisseur – Daniel Marshall


Thursday, Sept 28th: 
"Saints at Devil's Gate: Landscapes Along the Mormon Trail"
Exhibition tour and lecture by John Burton, Bryan Mark Taylor and Josh Clare, Church History Museum, Salt Lake City. Museum tour, lecture, and breakfast sponsored by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine (free for AIS members, $15 for each guest)

AIS Opening Reception & Awards Presentation
Montgomery- Lee Fine Art - 5 to 9pm - Free and open to the public.

Friday, Sept 29th 
Unless otherwise noted, AIS members - Free, non members/guests - $15. (RSVPs required)
Held at Montgomery Lee Fine Art

10am to noon:
Panel discussion group, featuring John Burton, Olga Krimon, Howard Friedland AIS, Shanna Kunz and Debra Joy Groesser, AIS CEO/President. Moderated by AIS Education Director Vanessa Rothe. A variety of topics will be discussed. 

1 to 2:30 pm:
"History of Oil Color" Lecture by Joe Gyurcsak, AIS Signature Member and Blick Resident Artist/Utrecht Brand Manager. 

3 to 5pm:
Group demo featuring Susan Blackwood AIS (watercolor), Doreen St John AIS (pastel), Michele Usibelli AIS (oil/acrylic), and Ken Spencer (oil)

5 to 6pm:
Happy Hour Cocktail reception sponsored by American Art Collector (Open to AIS Members and one guest only)

6 to 8pm:
Albert Handell, AIS Master and Judge of Awards, painting demo (Free and open to the public)

Saturday, Sept 30th: 

All Member Paintout
All Member Paintout with breakfast, lunch and closing party sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine. Location and time TBA. Breakfast and lunch provided for AIS Members only.
(RSVP required.) 

Closing party open to AIS members and one guest. (RSVP required.)

Register for Events


Albert Handell - Monday Sept 25-27, 2017
A three day indoor & plein air workshop

Workshop Registration


Westgate Park City Resort and Spa

3000 Canyons Resort Dr, Park City UT

Special AIS discounted rates available if booked by 8/24/17

One Bedroom Suite with Kitchenette (sleeps 4) $139/night
One Bedroom Villa with full kitchen (sleeps 4)  $160/night
Two Bedroom Villa (sleeps 8) $250/night

  • Check in 4pm, check out 10am. Rates do not include taxes/fees.
  • You MUST use this link to book your room: http://wstgt.com/pc-ais 
  • Free Parking, Resort Fee waived. Shuttle to historic downtown. 
  • Rates are good Sunday 9/24 - Sunday 10/1. 
  • Check in 4pm, check out 10am. 

One night plus tax required as deposit at time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 9/21 to have deposit refunded. For changes or adjustments to reservations, contact Andy Dew, andy_dew@wgresorts.com

Hotel Registration

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS  (Accepted Artwork Only)
  • September 14-22  - Work to be shipped 
  • September 22 - Last day for work to arrive at gallery

Ship To:
Montgomery-Lee Fine Art
608 Main St, Park City, UT 84060
Phone 435-655-3264


    • There will be a $20 fee for shipped work and a $10 fee for hand delivered work,
    • Package your paintings well. We will reuse your original packing for the return.

    Exhibiting Artists will receive the following discounts:


    Airfloat Systems:


    Separate Envelope
     - Include the following in your box

    1. IDENTIFICATION TAG - Attach to back of artwork.  
      Print the Identification Tag
      Print the Gallery Information Sheet
    3. UPS or FedEx prepaid return shipping label - DO NOT send cash or postage stamps
    4. Include $20 fee for shipped work.  $10 fee for hand delivered work.
      Made out the Montgomery-Lee Fine Art
    • Print your name and address in the upper left corner and inside of each box.  
    • Attach photo of your painting inside the box.
    • Mark the outside of your box with “TOP” or “OPEN HERE’.

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