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    • 03/04/2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 03/07/2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg TX
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    This paintout is open to all AIS members! Come paint in the the beautiful Fredericksburg Texas area - maps will be provided. You may get your canvases stamped at the gallery beginning at 9am on Wednesday, March 4th. If you wish to take part in our Wet Wall Exhibition and Competition, you will need to turn in your framed painting (one per artist) between 9 and 10am on Friday morning, March 6th. The wet wall exhibition will hang at the gallery from Friday evening, March 6th through Saturday, March 7th. Unsold paintings will need to be picked up by 5:30pm on Saturday evening. Complete information and maps will be emailed to you upon registration.
    • 03/05/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • RS Hanna Gallery, upper level balcony
    Registration is closed

    Join us for a welcome get-together with your AIS family as we kick off our opening weekend festivities! Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Open to AIS members and one guest per member. RSVP required for food count by Feb 27th.

    • 03/06/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • RS Hanna Gallery, upper level
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    Open to AIS Members. A team of AIS Signature Members will be available during this two hour period to critique your portfolio. You may bring two or three paintings if you would like, or photos of paintings. Critiques will last 15 to 20 minutes each depending on how many sign up. 

    • 03/06/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg TX
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    Join us for the opening reception of our 4th Annual AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase which will feature 175 small juried paintings by some of the top contemporary impressionist painters in the country! Reception and awards presentation are free and open to the public. Registration appreciated but not required. 

    • 03/07/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • Inn at Baron's Creek, Fredericksburg TX
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    Best of Show Panel Discussion featuring four of our past AIS Best of Show Winners. Panelists will be Gladys Roldan-de-Moras AIS (2012), John Cook AIS (2013), Nancy Boren AIS (2018) and Jing Zhao (2019). Join us for this lively discussion covering a multitude of topics...be sure to bring your questions! Free for AIS Members. $20 for non-members and guests. 

    • 03/07/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Inn at Baron's Creek, Fredericksburg TX
    • 32
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    Sooner or later we all hit the artist’s wall. No matter what we do, we can’t seem to increase our art sales beyond a certain point. We end up caught in a never-ending tug of war between producing our art and marketing our art that ultimately limits our ability to our sell art.

    Modern, commonly held beliefs about how to market art online have only made this problem worse. These approaches demand that artists spend a ridiculous amount of time marketing themselves on social networks, search engines, and more. What’s worse, these approaches often don’t work, leaving artists frustrated and disillusioned.

    But what if there was a better way to market art online? One that required less time to accomplish and delivered more results? One that finally allowed artists to break through the artist’s wall and increase both production and sales?

    Join Dave Geada, CMO of BoldBrush and FASO, as he shares a proven approach to breaking through the artist’s wall. Learn how to market in less time, while increasing art production and art sales.


    • 03/07/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Inn at Baron's Creek, Fredericksburg TX
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     John Cook AIS and Jing Zhao will give a two hour painting demonstration for us. Both John and Jing have won Best of Show awards in our National Juried Exhibitions, John 2013 and Jing at our most recent national exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York last September. You won't want to miss this! Free for AIS members. 

    • 03/07/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Fredericksburg Brewery
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    Join us for a final informal get together to celebrate each other and our time together at our show! Food and beverages are on your own, but we do need RSVPs so the brewery can hold a few tables for us (they don't take reservations on Saturdays). The brewery is located at 245 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.

    • 10/20/2020
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • 10/21/2020
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • St George Utah
    • 9
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    Students routinely complain, “My work looks hard and tight. I wish I could loosen up!” This workshop could be the answer to your prayers. Painters like Nikolai Fechin, Antonio Mancini, and Anders Zorn were masters of suggestion, and, of course, some of the greatest artists of all time. The key to their evocative work was often not what they put in, but rather what they chose to leave out. (C.W. Mundy eloquently states, “Don’t insult the viewer by spelling out every detail.”)

    Most successful paintings go beyond mere rendering…they reach the viewer on an emotional level. In this two-day workshop we will work from the live model, but the principles you will learn apply equally well to figures, landscape, or still life. (As they preached at the American Academy, “If you can paint a decent head, you can paint anything!”) Of course, the world’s most iconic paintings are portraits and figures; art museums are filled with paintings of people. We are our own favorite subjects!

    This two-day oil and pastel workshop is for advanced beginners or higher. You will learn:

    • Power through suggestion
    • One simple technique to create sparkling color
    • How to avoid “unpleasant detail”
    • Edge control
    • How to simplify color harmony
    • The key to turning the form with temperature
    • A technique to create Fechin’s broken edge effects

    Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 12 students; first come, first served for AIS Members ($350). In the event there is space available 45 days prior to the workshop, enrollment will be opened to non-members ($400).

    This workshop will turbo-charge your understanding of drawing, value, color temperature, edge control and above all else – how to loosen up! 

    Biography

    William A. Schneider, AISM, OPAM, PSA-MP, works in oil and pastel.

    His skills were honed during eight years at the American Academy of Art’s Saturday Program in Chicago where he studied figure drawing and pastel with Bill Parks and oil painting with Ted Smuskiewicz.  He continued his education through workshops with many of today’s masters like Carolyn Anderson, Dan Gerhartz, and Richard Schmid. He learned his advanced pastel techniques in studies with Harley Brown.

    William’s paintings have been featured in numerous magazine articles and several books. His work has received awards in exhibitions including those of: Academic Artists, American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America, and The International Association of Pastel Societies. He is a Master Signature member of OPA. The Pastel Society of America elected William to the title “Master Pastelist” and The American Impressionist Society has designated him as a “Master”. The International Association of Pastel Societies has named him to the “Master’s Circle” and elevated him to the status of “Eminent Pastelist”.


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