Kenn Backhaus

"Monarchs and Queen Anne's Lace"


NOV 6 - DEC 4, 2017
Digital entries accepted at

Digital Entry Deadline at, midnight central time (CST).

JANUARY 15, 2018
Jury results will be emailed to entrants and made available on the AIS website 

MARCH 5 - 5
Accepted artwork to be shipped to Greenwich House Gallery. 

Last day for accepted works to arrive at gallery 

All Member Paint-out 

AIS Opening Reception & Awards 

MARCH 23 - 24
Workshops - Cincinnati Art Club and  Educational programs/lectures at the gallery

Guided tour of the Cincinnati
Art Museum with curator
Julie Aronson

Return of Artwork from gallery

MAY 10
Unsold work returned to artists.

2nd Annual AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase
March 23rd through April 21, 2018

Greenwich House Gallery

2124 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Opening Reception
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 5-9pm

AIS Master Kenn Backhaus

Award Winners

15 photo(s) Updated on: 04/05/2018
  • Best of Show - $4000 cash funded by AIS
  • 2nd Place: American Art Collector half page Artist Focus Feature
  • 3rd Place: Southwest Art half page ad and $250 cash ($2555 total)
  • AIS Master Award of Excellence:
  • Award of Excellence
  • Award of Excellence
  • Honorable Mention - $100 each
  • Honorable Mention - $100
  • Honorable Mention - $100
  • Honorable Mention - $100
  • Honorable Mention - $100
  • Wet Wall Competition:
  • Wet Wall Competition:
  • Wet Wall Competition:


THURSDAY - March 22, 2018 

  • Open to ALL members (not just juried show artists)
  • 8:30am - Check in and stamping of canvases/paper at Cincinnati Art Club. If you plan to participate in the Wet Wall Competition, maximum size will be 200 sq. inches excluding frame.  Artists will be required to sign a waiver.
  • Indoor Painting Location - There will be a model and still life set up for those wishing to paint indoors at the Cincinnati Art Club.
  • Outdoor Painting Location - Eden Park (Maps will be provided at check in).
  • Wet Wall Competition
    - Each member participating in the paint out may submit one painting.
    - Painting must be framed and ready to hang.
    - Framed paintings must be turned in to the gallery Thursday, March 22, between 2 and 4 pm.
    - Wet wall show will run the length of the main show. (Artists will be responsible for cost of return shipping of their unsold Wet Wall Exhibition piece. Gallery will collect fee from artists to cover return shipping).
    RSVP required 

The Home of AIS Charter and Signature Member Roger Heuck  
  • Roger and his wife Rho have generously offered to host us at their home for an unforgettable evening of friendship, camaraderie, refreshments and a tour of Roger and Rho’s exceptional art collection.
  • Roger, who has served as our show coordinator for our Small Works Showcase exhibition, is the great nephew of impressionist painter John Henry Twachtman, who was born in Cincinnati. Open to AIS Members and one guest.

FRIDAY - March 23, 2018 
9am to 3 pm - Kenn Backhaus Workshop

5pm to 9pm - AIS Opening Reception & Awards Presentation; Greenwich House Gallery
Free and open to the public.

SATURDAY - March 24, 2018

9am to 4pm  - 
Kim English One Day Workshop

10am to 4:15pm   
Educational programs at Greenwich House Gallery. All are free for AIS members and one guest. Non-members $20 each session. RSVP required.

10am to 11:30am
Panel Discussion 
Panel Discussion featuring AIS Master and Judge of Awards, Kenn Backhaus, Signature member Stephanie Amato, Signature member and AIS Vice President Cheryl St. John, and Signature Member Mark Daly. Moderated by AIS President/CEO Debra Joy Groesser.

11:30am to 1:30pm - Lunch on your own

1:15pm to 3:15pm 
Video Demo/Lecture by AIS Founder William Schultz. AIS was founded in 1998 in honor of William Schultz by his students, Charlotte Dickinson, Pauline Ney and Marjorie Bradley. Bill Schultz passed away in 2005, so this is a special opportunity to learn from our founding master. We will have a number of Bill’s original paintings available to view as well.

3:30 – 4:15pm – The Cincinnati Art Club - Its History and Influence in the Art World
CAC Historian David Klocke will present this fascinating look into the history and influence of the Cincinnati Art Club and the importance of the art scene in Cincinnati throughout the last 128 years. Our sincere thanks to the Cincinnati Art Club for so generously hosting our workshops and paintout in conjunction with our own exhibition!

6:30 – Members Dinner
Mecklenburg Restaurant and Bier Garten
(Reservations and payment is required on our website for members/guests by March 15th.) 

  • Come, enjoy dinner and celebrate with your fellow AIS members and their guests at Cincinnati's oldest restaurant, offering 150 years of character and authentic German and contemporary American cuisine.  One of the treasures of historic Cincinnati, Mecklenburg Restaurant and Bier Garten was established in 1865. Priding themselves on their German heritage, Mecklenburg Gardens stays true to its roots, providing delectable German cuisine along with traditional German Lagers, Dunkels, Hefeweizen, and Pilsners on tap, local craft beers, and a wide selection of imports.
    • Appetizers at 6:30pm with dinner to follow.
    • Cost is $30 per person
    • Tax and gratuity is included.
    • Alcoholic beverages are NOT included in price and are at your own additional expense.
    • Reservations and payment is required on our website for members and guests and must be made no later than March 15th
    • Choice of three different entrees (chicken, pork or salmon). See registration options for complete entree descriptions.
    • Please reserve according to your entree choice.
    • You must make a separate reservation for your guest with their menu selection. To pay for your meal and your guest's meal together, select "Invoice Me" when you make each reservation. Then go to your profile on the AIS website and select "Invoices and Payments". There you can select the invoices to be paid and pay them online.
    • Call or email the AIS office if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!
SUNDAY - March 25, 2018 

1:00pm - NOTE TIME CHANGE! Tour of Cincinnati Art Museum with curator Julie Aronson. Learn about Cincinnati’s rich art history and its ties to Impressionism.

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS  (Accepted Artwork Only)

March 5 th -15th: Artists ship work to Greenwich House Gallery, 2124 Madison Rd, Cincinnati OH 45208. Phone (513) 871-8787. Artists must provide a prepaid return shipping label for the return of unsold work. Crate fee of $20, payable to the gallery, is required to be included. Crate fee will be waived for artists using MasterPak or AirFloat shipping boxes.

March 15th: Hand delivery date (11am to 6pm). Last day for shipped work to arrive at Greenwich House Gallery. If you need to make alternate arrangements for hand delivery, please contact the gallery directly.

**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.   
**ABSOLUTELY NO PEANUTS! If you use a shipping service, be sure to tell them NOT to use peanuts to pack your painting to avoid being disqualified. 

Separate Envelope
 - Include the following in your box

  1. IDENTIFICATION TAG - Attach to back of artwork.  
    Print the Identification Tag
    Print the Gallery Information Sheet
  3. UPS or FedEx prepaid return shipping label -

    Check with your carrier to be sure that you will not be charged or can be refunded your return shipping fee if your painting sells.

  4. Include $20 fee made payable to Greenwich House Gallery for crate fee
    (waived if using  MasterPak or Airfloat boxes)
  • Print your name and address in the upper left corner and inside of each box.  
  • Attach photo of your painting inside the box.
  • Mark the outside of your box with “TOP” or “OPEN HERE’.
  • The painting delivered must be identical to the juried image. No substitutions will be accepted. 

  • Price may not be changed after entry.

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