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
Opening reception Thursday, September 28th

Greenwich House Gallery
Cincinnati, Ohio

JUDGE OF AWARDS - AIS Master Kenn Backhaus

Best of Show $4,000 cash Award (additional awards to be announced)



There can be no exceptions to deadlines, specifications or rules. 

Membership: Must be a current (or new) member of AIS and must be a legal US resident to be eligible to enter the exhibition. 2017 membership dues of $60 must be paid prior to entering. To join online or to download a mail in membership form, visit 

Medium: Oil, Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor or Gouache. No mixed media, photography, digital or any other media. No painted giclee prints or any other type of reproductions, no manipulated photos.

Work must be original, impressionistic in style, must have been completed within the last three years and may not have been exhibited in a previous AIS show. Work done in class and/or under the guid-ance of an instructor is not eligible for entry. 

Size & Qty: This is a small works exhibition. Maximum size (excluding frame) is 200 square inches, with the maximum length on the longest side of 20 inches. Two paintings may be submitted. Maximum of one painting per artist may be accepted into show.

Framing: Work must be suitably framed in a fine art gallery-quality wood frame, wired and ready for hanging. Gallery strongly urges using “D” rings in wiring your painting. No metal frames, gallery wrap canvases or sawtooth hangers. Unsuitable or damaged framing will disqualify. Repair or replacement of frame is financial responsibility of artist. AIS and Gallery are not responsible for damage caused by works framed with glass. Plexiglass is recommended.

Liability & Agreement: All entries will be made at the risk of the entrant. Care and caution will be exercised in the handling of all art work. Neither AIS nor Gallery may be held responsible for loss or damage. Artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit and while at gallery. Digital images are assumed to be accurate representations of the entrant’s original artworks. Artwork that differs markedly from the submitted image will be disqualified. The artist retains copyright to his/her image(s), however, by submitting to this show, artist agrees to allow AIS and Greenwich House Gallery use of the images for publicity (including future AIS event promotion) and archival purposes. Submission of entries and entry fee constitute agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.

Sales Commission: Artist 60%, Gallery 40%. All work MUST be for sale and must be priced according to your standard pricing – OVERPRICED WORK WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. No price changes will be accepted once you have submitted your entry. An artist who withdraws an entry after acceptance into the exhibition shall not be eligible to enter any AIS exhibition for the two succeeding years. Any accepted work which is pre-sold MUST be included in the show. Gallery commission applies.

Entry Fee: $39 for one painting or $49 for two paintings, to be paid with credit card on Juried Art Services site.

Online Entry:  All entries must be submitted online at 

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