Memberships are open to American Impressionist artists who are legal United States residents and a minimum of 18 years old. 

Membership Dues are $60 Annually for the period January through December.  Renewals/New Memberships paid on or after October 25th will be valid through December 31st the following year. If you join before October 25, 2023 you will need to renew in 2024.

We publish a catalog for our National Exhibition. If you join or renew before June 1, your name will be listed in membership. 

Benefits of membership include:

  • Eligibility to enter the annual AIS National Juried Exhibition, the AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase, the Associate Member Online Exhibition and the AIS All Member Online Exhibition (additional entry fee applies for each show)
  • Paint-out, demo and educational seminars during the week of the National Juried Exhibition and the AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase with the opportunity to network with artists from across the US (most at no additional cost)
  • Discounted tuition on AIS sponsored workshops
  • Participation in Members only AIS Artist Retreat events
  • Monthly E-Newsletter
  • Receive full color catalog from the Annual National Juried Exhibition 
  • Facebook group open exclusively to AIS members.
  • Members may post images of their work and network through the AIS Facebook group
  • Member Profile on the AIS Member Directory on the AIS website
  • "Members Only" Forum through the AIS website

Supporting memberships are open to any US resident who would like to support our mission of promoting the genre of American Impressionism but will not be entering juried exhibitions or Wet Wall exhibitions. Supporting membership fee is $50 annually.

AIS is a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation. Contributions to AIS are tax deductible.

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    2022 National Exhibition


    Associate Members

    • Open to all levels.
    • AIS Associate Members in good standing may enter the AIS National Juried Exhibition, AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase and AIS Online Exhibition (additional entry fee required).

    Supporting Members

    For those interested in supporting AIS. Supporting members may attend member events. Supporting membes may not juried enter exhibitions or Wet Walls exhibitions at AIS Paint Outs.  $50 annually

    Signature Members

    Associate Members who have completed a minimum of three consecutive years as an AIS Associate Member and have been accepted into three AIS National Juried Exhibitions OR two AIS National Juried Exhibitions and two AIS Small Works Showcases may apply for Signature status. Membership in AIS must have been continuous including the years accepted into these juried exhibitions.

    Acceptance into the AIS Online Exhibitions does not qualify for Signature status. 

    You must use the digital form that will will post on October 1, 2023. 

    Applications for Signature status are accepted from October 1-November 15.

    AIS Signature Members in good standing may:

    • Enter AIS National Exhibition,  AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase and AIS Online Exhibition. 
      (additional entry fee required)
    • Sign "AIS" after their name
    • Maintain Signature status with payment of annual dues each year

    Master Artist 

    Master Artist members are invited by the AIS Board of Directors and may use the initials "AISM" after their name.

    Masters are selected carefully and are nationally known and considered to be leaders in the art community. They epitomize the highest level of impressionism and passionately give back to the society by sharing their knowledge.

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