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Serving artists since 1998, American Impressionist Society offers our members opportunities in exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions, painting demonstrations, critiques, paint outs, lectures and tours.   

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Serving artists since 1998, AIS was founded to promote the appreciation of Impressionism through exhibitions, workshops and events. AIS offers our members engaging opportunities to enrich their fine art practice.

AIS member benefits include

Four exhibitions to enter each year:

AIS National Juried Exhibition

AIS Impressions: Small Works Showcase

Associate Member Online Exhibition

AIS All Member Online Exhibition

with over $100,000 in prizes/awards

Free admission to many AIS events including Paint-Out, demos, critiques, panel discussions, members-only receptions, studio tours, and educational seminars during the opening week of the National Juried Exhibition and the AIS Impressions: Small Works Showcase. 

Discounted tuition on AIS workshops

Monthly AIS E-Newsletter

Receive the Annual National Juried Exhibition catalog

Facebook group open exclusively to AIS members for you to post images, announce shows and workshops

Critiques by Signature Members

Member Profile on the AIS Member Directory website

Discounts offered by partners such as art supplies, frames, advertisements, shipping materials, websites and more. 

Mission Statement

“To promote the appreciation of Impressionism through exhibitions, workshops and other media.”

Thanks to the vision of Charlotte M. Dickinson of Vero Beach, Florida, along with Marjorie I. Bradley of Vero Beach, Florida, Pauline S. Ney of Long Boat Key, Florida, and William Schultz, AIS has grown to be one of the most respected national art organizations in the country, with over 2,300 members nationwide.

Our exhibitions are coordinated by our Executive Director, board members and volunteers. We encourage our members to become involved and volunteer.

AIS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. We offer both artist memberships and supporting memberships. Contributions are welcome and are tax deductible.

Read more about the AIS Definitions of Impressionism 

Listen to our charming and talented founder, Charlotte M. Dickinson share a brief history of American Impressionist Society 

Video The History of AIS 
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Charlotte M. Dickinson AIS

Four Florida artists founded the American Impressionist Society (AIS) in February 1998, in honor of their mentor, William J. (Bill) Schultz.

The founders wanted to exhibit their artwork as an organized group and connect with other artists working in the style of Impressionism.

1st Annual Juried Members Exhibition

Holiday Inn Oceanside, Vero Beach, FL

November 27 & 28, 1999

2nd Annual Juried Members Exhibition

Cincinnati Art Club  Cincinnati, OH

August/September 2000

3rd Annual Juried Members Exhibition

William Lester Gallery  Port Reyes Station, CA

October 2001

4th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

Morro Bay Art Association  San Luis Obispo, CA

October 2002

5th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

Charlotte Flinn Gallery  Vero Beach, FL

November 2003

6th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

Nichols Taos Fine Art Gallery  Taos, NM

June 2005

7th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

Rockport Center For the Arts  Rockport, TX

April/May 2006

8th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

Hilligoss Gallery, Chicago, IL

May 2007

9th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

The Coda Gallery  Palm Desert, CA

November/December 2008

10th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

Saks Gallery  Denver, CO

October/December 2009

11th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

Richland Fine Art  Nashville, TN


12th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

Mountainsong Galleries  Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA

October/November 2011

13th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

Eckert & Ross Fine Art, Indianapolis, IN

November 2012

14th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

M Gallery  Charleston, SC

October 2013

15th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

Abend Gallery Denver, CO

October 2014

16th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

Trailside Galleries Scottsdale, AZ

October 2015

17th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Howard Mandville Gallery  Kirkland, WA

September/October 2016

Impressions: Small Works Juried Exhibition

Randy Higbee Gallery  Costa Mesa, CA

March 2017

18th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Montgomery Lee Fine Art  Park City, UT

September/October 2017

2nd Annual

Impressions: Small Works Showcase

Greenhouse Gallery  Cincinnati, OH

March 2018

19th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Peninsula School of Art  Fish Creek, WI

September/October 2018

3rd Annual

Impressions Small Works Showcase

Crooked Tree Arts Center  Petoskey, MI

June/August 2019

20th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Salmagundi Club   New York, NY

September/October 2019

4th Annual

Impressions: Small Works Showcase

RS Hanna Gallery   Fredericksburg TX

March/June 2020

21st Annual National Juried Exhibition

Illume Gallery of Fine Art  St. George UT

October/November 2020

5th Annual

Impressions: Small Works Showcase

Reinert Fine Art, Charleston, SC

April 2021

22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition

Gallery 1516  Omaha, NE

September/December 2021

6th Annual

Impressions Small Works Showcase

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art  Taos, NM

May 2022

23rd Annual National Juried Exhibition

Mary Williams Fine Arts   Boulder, CO

September 2022

7th Annual

Impressions: Small Works Showcase

The District Gallery  Knoxville, TN

April/May 2023

24th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Somerville Manning Gallery  Greenville, DE

August/September 2023

                        8th Annual

          Impressions: Small Works Showcase Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, GA                               April 2024

Beginning in 2020, AIS began to offer Online Exhibitions for our members. The exhibitions allow for more accepted entries. A digital catalog is released for each exhibition. Learn more about our annual Online Exhibitions. 


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