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)
-Framing party at Randy Higbee Gallery in the evening

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 
Moderated by AIS Education Director Vanessa Rothe
Location: Randy Higbee Gallery

1pm to 2:30pm "Creating an Acrylic Painting in Just Over an Hour" 
Demo and Discussion by Rick Delanty, AIS
Location: Randy Higbee Gallery

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. Watch how they begin their sketch as we learn from each artists method.  The portrait sketch night will have a casual atmosphere, and you will be allowed to walk and chat with the artists, or sit to watch them.

Saturday, March 11th
6pm to 9pm - Opening Reception and Awards Presentation at Randy Higbee Gallery

WORKSHOPS - A variety of Plein Air and Workshops scheduled throughout the event


The Ayres Hotel
325 Bristol St, Costa Mesa California

A 10% discount will be applied to your stay. Use the link below:

We recommend flying in to John Wayne Airport in Orange County (airport code SNA) which is minutes from the hotel and gallery. You can also check Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), however it can be a considerable drive depending on traffic.
SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS  (For Accepted Artists Only)

February 21 – March 1, 2017 Ship work to gallery
March 1 - Last day for work to arrive at gallery

Ship to: Randy Higbee Gallery, 102 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
                Phone: 800-506-7624
                Email:  randy@randyhigbeegallery.com.

Package your paintings well. We will reuse your original packing for the return.

MasterPak and Airfloat Systems containers are recommended. We have a short window of
time for repacking unsold work. We must be able to quickly put your packing material back
the way it came. Keep it simple and neat. Make sure your boxes are sturdy and can be reused.



1. IDENTIFICATION TAG - Attach to back of artwork (Accepted Work Only).
2. UPS or FedEx prepaid return shipping label - Include with shipped artwork.

3. Photo of the painting  - Attached to the inside of the box for packers.
4. Print your name and address prominently, preferably in the upper left corner.
5. Print your name and address on the outsideinside of each box.

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