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 Wrapped in White
Peggi Kroll-Roberts 10x8

AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase
March 11 - 25, 2017
Randy Higbee Gallery

102 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, California

Opening reception Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6-9pm

Judge of Awards - AIS Master Peggi Kroll-Roberts


Best of Show - $4000 cash funded by AIS
C.M. Cooper, “As You Were” oil

2nd Place - $2500 cash funded by AIS and Art Cantina Premium Teacher Profile
Charles Young Walls “Amethyst” oil

3rd Place - $1500 cash funded by AIS
Charles Iarrobino “Bright Light in the Room” oil

Southwest Art Award of Excellence - ½ pg ad award
Laurie Hendricks “Sunlit Garden” oil

American Art Collector Award of Excellence - ½ page ad award
Aimee Erickson “Summer’s End” oil

Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence - ½ page ad award
Nancie King Mertz “Illume” pastel

AIS Master Award of Excellence - $1000 cash funded by AIS
Dawn Whitelaw “Waitin’ “ oil

Randy Higbee Gallery Awards
of Merit (3) – $100 Framing Certificate

  • Richard Dahlquist “Canyon Road” oil (awarded by Jean Stern, Director Irvine Museum)
  • Ron Stocke “Last Night in Nice” watercolor (awarded by Randy Higbee)
  • Nita Harper “Morning Rush” oil (awarded by Randy HIgbee)

Crystal Cove Paintout/Wet Wall Competition sponsored by Savoir Faire

  • Best of Show – Sennelier Plein Air Oil Set $225 - Cindy Wilbur
  • 2nd Place – Isabey Brushes $150 - Fran Ellisor
  • 3rd Place – Raphael Brushes $100 – Inna Cherneykina


Thursday, March 9th:
All Member Paintout at Crystal Cove State Park with Wet Wall Competition/Exhibition
(open to all AIS members in attendance)

Friday, March 10th (All of these events are free to AIS members and one guest)

 9:30am to 11:30am - Panel Discussion - featuring Peggi Kroll-Roberts, AISM, John Cosby,
Jeff Sewell and Debra Joy Groesser, AIS CEO/President 

1pm to 2:30pm "Creating an Acrylic Painting in Just Over an Hour" 

Demo and Discussion by Rick Delanty, AIS

2:30pm to 3:00pm - "Introduction to the California Impressionists" 
Vanessa Rothe, AIS, West Coast Editor Fine Art Connoisseur

4:00pm to 5:00pm -  Irvine Museum Tour and Talk with Museum Director Jean Stern

6:00 to 8:00 pm - Group Demos at Randy Higbee Gallery - The PORTRAIT SKETCH !
AIS artists Aimee Erikson, Olga Krimon, Leon Okun and Dan Schultz will be painting the portrait 
live with 2 models. 

Saturday, March 11th

6pm to 9pm - Opening Reception and Awards Presentation at Randy Higbee Gallery


PO BOX 27818   OMAHA, NE 68127   

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