American Impressionist Society
Annual National Juried Exhibition
September 27 - October 28, 2018

Judge of Awards: Dawn Whitelaw, AIS Master

Hosted by:
Peninsula School of Art – Guenzel Gallery

Award Winners

Best of Show
$12,000 cash funded by AIS
Nancy Boren “Spring Pink” 24x18 oil

Second Place
$8,000 cash funded by AIS
Barbara Jaenicke “Sparkling Day Along Tumalo Creek” 16x20 oil

Third Place
$4,000 cash funded by AIS
Shannon Smith Hughes “Blood Oranges and Blues”24x24  oil

William Schultz Memorial Award in Oils
$1,000 cash funded by AIS
Katie Dobson Cundiff  “Treasure Hunter” 16x12 oil

Marjorie L. Bradley Memorial Associate Member Award
$1000 cash funded by AIS Co-founder Pauline Ney
Valerie Craig “Lavender Tunnels” 24x30 oil

Dickinson Signature Member Award  
$1,000 funded by AIS
Bill Farnsworth “Flowers for the Table” 14x18 oil

Ney Founders Masters Award
$1,000 funded by AIS Co-founder Pauline Ney
Camille Przewodek “Hat with Red Rose” 16x12 oil

President’s Choice Award
$1,000 funded by AIS
Michele Byrne “Manhattan Morning Light” 10x10 oil

 Award of Excellence for Pastels
$1,000 funded by AIS
Nancy Nowak  “A Place in the Sun” 12x12 pastel

Award of Excellence for Watermedia
$1,000 funded by AIS
Frank Eber  “Anytown USA” 18x22 watercolor

AIS 2018 Publication Sponsor Awards - Master Artists:

Southwest Art Magazine Master Award of Excellence 
(full page ad $3,380 value)
Roger Dale Brown  “Affections of Mine” 18x24 oil

American Art Collector Master Award of Excellence
(full page ad ($3,400 value)
Kenn Backhaus  “Out of the Shadows” 24x20 oil

AIS 2018 Publication Sponsor Awards - Juried Artists:

Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence
(full page ad $3995 value)
Bart Lindstrom  “Laura” 20x30 oil

Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence
(full page ad $3995 value)
Vladislav Yeliseyev  “Nets in Green” 20x16 watercolor

Southwest Art Magazine Award of Excellence
(full page ad $3,380 value)
Derek Penix  “Spinning Koi” 30x30 oil

American Art Collector Award of Excellence
(full page ad $3400 value)
Nancy Tankersley  “Afternoon at Harry’s Bar” 20x20 oil

Artists Choice Award:
Fine Art Connoisseur Half Page Ad Award ($2,150 value)
FASO Artists Websites 2 Year Web Hosting ($600 value)
Vasari Classic Oils $250
Blick Art Materials $100, Rosemary Brushes $100 (Total value $3,200)
Larry Seiler  “A Hard Day’s Play” 18x24 oil

Merchandise Sponsor Awards:  

FASO Artist Websites Award of Excellence  
Lifetime FASO Website Hosting ($3000 value)
Stephanie Paige Thomson  “Lioness” 20x16 oil

Artwork Archive Awards of Excellence 
Lifetime Subscription to Artwork Archive ($1500 value each)
1)  Jane Chapin  “Vendor” 18x24 oil
2)  Tonya Zenin  “Evening Glow, Point Lobos” 20x24oil

Gamblin Artist Oils Awards of Distinction (1)
$500 Gamblin merchandise,
JFM  $250, Princeton Brushes $300 – Total value $1,050
Robert Macpherson “Peaceful Sea” 20x16 oil

Gamblin Artist Oils Awards of Distinction (2)
$500 Gamblin merchandise
Method Light $130, Artwork Essentials $350 – Total value $980
Carolyn Lindsey “Sheep Shed” 10x16 oil

Blue Ridge Oils Award of Distinction
$500 Blue Ridge
$250 JFM Enterprises
$250 SourceTek merchandise certificates – Total value $1,000
Shelby Keefe   “Reclamation” 18x24 oil

JFM Enterprises Award of Distinction
$500 JFM Enterprises
$250 Vasari Oils
$300 Wind River Arts certificates – Total value $1,050
Eric Jacobsen  “Evening Shadows” 16x24 oil

Princeton Brushes Award of Distinction
$300 Princeton Brushes
$250 Blue Ridge Oils
RayMar $150, Method Lights $130 – Total value $830
Janice Kirstein  “Sunflowers” 14x14 oil

Award of Merit
Revelite $500 merchandise certificate
$80 Judson Art Outfitters/Guerilla Painter gift certificate  - Total value $580
Bill Cramer  “Tree Line Blues” 18x24 oil

Award of Merit
Bella Muse Productions $500 cash
Jack Richeson $100 gift certificate – Total value $600
Lori Putnam  “Flocked” 18x24 oil

Award of Merit
Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff $500
Kathleen Hudson  “Coastline Patterns, Garrapata State Park”  24x24 oil

Award of Merit
Method Lights $320, $250 Artframes.com gift certificate – Total value $570
Laurel Hart  “Casual Conversation” 10x8 watercolor

Honorable Mention
Blick Art Materials/Utrecht $100 gift certificate, $200 cash (AIS)  
Mary Pettis  “Goats Glow” 16x24 oil

Honorable Mention
Judson Art Outfitters/Guerilla Painter  $130 merchandise certificate, $200 cash (AIS)
Jenny Buckner  “Shadows” 10x8 oil

Honorable Mention
Jack Richeson & Co.  $125 merchandise certificate, $200 cash (AIS)
Spike Ress  “Step House Ruin” 10x14 watercolor

Honorable Mention
Golden Artist Colors $100 gift certificate, $200 cash (AIS)
Joe Gyurcsak  “Grayson” 14x18 acrylic

Honorable Mention
Blue Ridge Oils $250 gift certificate, $100 cash (AIS) 
Jason Saunders  “Garden Roses in Bloom” 12x18 oil        

Southwest Art All Member Plein Air Paintout “Wet Wall” Exhibition

Best of Show
Jack Richeson $150 gift certificate, AirFloat $150 gift certificate, $200 cash (AIS)
Kathie Odom

Second Place 
Blick Art Materials/Utrecht $100 merchandise certificate, $150 cash (AIS)
Susan Ploughe

Third Place
Guerilla Painter $50 merchandise certificate, $100 cash (AIS)
Kami Mendlik

Honorable Mentions:
Plein Air Magazine one year subscription awards ($40)
1) Wendy Szyperski
2)  Larry Seiler

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine one year subscription awards ($40 each)
3)  Kathie Wheeler
4)  Kelli Folsom

Vasari Canvas Bags
1) Bob Beck
2) Jane Hunt


Sept. 17th – Sept. 21st: Artists ship accepted work to Peninsula School of Art.

Mon-Wed, Sept. 24-26:     Workshop with Dawn Whitelaw, AISM 

Thursday, Sept. 27:          
AIS Opening Reception with Awards Presentation, 5 to 8pm
Peninsula School 
of Art’s Guenzel Gallery

Friday, Sept. 28:               
Painting demo by Dawn Whitelaw, 6 to 8pm – at the gallery
Educational programs throughout the day

Saturday, Sept. 29:           
All Member Paintout/Competition with “Wet Room Show and Sale” from 4 to 
6pm at the gallery.


Take Your Paintings to the Next Level with Dawn Whitelaw
Cost: $475 
Max of 12 Students
Location: Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI
Dates: Mon-Wed, Sept. 24-26

Cost: $475 for AIS members & $525 for non-members

The process of improving your work is one of the great joys of painting.  However, it is easy to get stalled along this journey.  Sometimes we need a little kick-start and the benefit of a new set of eyes, to get back on the path of growth.  This class is an opportunity to take a good, honest look at your current work and consider what most needs improvement. Is the area that needs tweaking related to handling the paint?... or is it design, color, value, edges, or concept?    

The classroom work is divided in to three parts
1. Identification of the area to work on
2. Individualized exercises
3. Studio painting to put new ideas into practice  

*Peninsula School has easels and taborets that are available for use for any artist who would like to use them.        

For the six weeks following the workshop, you will have the opportunity to continue your learning experience through an online mentorship. There is no additional fee for the online portion of the class.   Come enjoy the process of digging deep and seeing results. The workshop is best suited to intermediate and advanced painters who have a working knowledge of their chosen medium.

Register For WorkshopEVENTS

Thursday, Sept. 27:
Peninsula School of Art’s Guenzel Gallery 
8:30am - Gallery Tour & Breakfast sponsored by Fine Art Connoisseur and Plein Air Magazine 
5 to 8pm AIS Opening Reception with Awards Presentation

Friday, Sept. 28:     
Peninsula School of Art’s Guenzel Gallery           

8:30-10am - Panel Discussion Group - Panelists will include AIS Signature members Shelby Keefe, Cindy Baron, Bill Davidson and AIS Master Dawn Whitelaw. Moderated by AIS CEO/President Debra Joy Groesser
10:15-11:30am - "Nature of Oil Painting-Environmental Health and Safe Studio Practices" presented by Jaclyn Mednicov, Gamblin Artist Oils.
1:00-2:30pm - "A Lineage of Color" with Kami Mendlik
2:45 to 4:45pm  - Group painting demonstrations featuring AIS Signature members Shelby Keefe (oil), Bill Davidson (oil), Kami Mendlik (oil) and Cindy Baron (watercolor). 
4:45 to 6pm - Happy Hour Reception for AIS Members and guests - rsvp required
6-8pmPainting demo by Dawn Whitelaw, 

Saturday, Sept. 29:   
Peninsula School of Art and around Fish Creek Wisconsin
8 2pm - All Member Paintout/Competition with
4-6pm“Wet Room Show and Sale”
 at the gallery.
7:30-9pm - Farewell Dinner (location TBD)

Register for an Event


Parkwood Lodge
3775 State Hwy 42, Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 868-2046

$89.10 plus tax for midweek, Sunday - Thursday nights
$134.10 plus tax for Friday and Saturday nights
2 night minimum stay
*Offer ends August 15, 2018, so book reservation early!

Please call hotel to make reservation at (920) 868-2046 and be sure to mention that you are with American Impressionist Society to receive discounted room rate. 

50% Deposit required, can cancel up to 2 weeks before arrival date with no fee. If cancelling within the 2 weeks you will forfeit the deposit.

•  Wi Fi 
•  Indoor pool  &  Hot tub
•  Free parking

Homestead Suites
4006 WI-42, Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 868-3748

Guests must call Homestead Suites office at (920) 868-3748 to receive 10% discount
off regular rates.
***Mention American Impressionist Society, when registering.

Please inquire about cancellation policy when making reservation.

* Discount applies only to weeknights, Sunday through Thursday. Regular room rates apply for Friday and Saturday.

* Offer ends August 15, 2018, so book reservation early!

•  Free Continental Breakfast
•  Indoor pool / Whirlpool
•  Sauna
•  Exercise Room
•  Guest Laundry Facility
•  Wi Fi


September 17 -21:   Work to be shipped or hand delivered to
Peninsula School of Art, 3900 County Road F, Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212.
Phone: 920.868.3455

September 21:   Last day for work to arrive at Peninsula School of ArtDELIVERY

  • MasterPak and Airfloat Systems are recommended.
    Fee will be waived for artists using Airfloat or Masterpak boxes or equivalent.
    FedEx boxes with plastic sleeves are NOT considered equivalent.

    Package your paintings well. We will reuse your original packing for the return.  Keep it simple and neat. 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, so please keep it simple for the volunteers to figure out. Make sure your boxes are sturdy and can be reused.  
  • Absolutely No Peanuts! Be sure if you use a packing/shipping service that you tell them not to use peanuts to avoid disqualification from the show. Any painting arriving with packing peanuts will be returned to the artist and will not be hung.
  • Print your name and address prominently on the outside and inside of each box 
    (preferably in the upper left corner) . 
  • Attach a photo of the Painting on the inside of the box. 
  • Mark the outside of your box with “TOP” or “OPEN HERE’.
  • The paintings delivered must be identical to the juried images.
    No substitutions will be accepted.
    Prices may not be changed after entry.
  • As stated in the prospectus, paintings must be no wider than 31 inches INCLUDING the frame (no exceptions).
    If your unframed painting is 30 inches wide, you must use no wider than ½ inch floater frame on your painting. JFM Enterprises, an AIS sponsor, does carry floater frames in this size.

  • Be sure to attach the IDENTIFICATION TAG FOR ACCEPTED WORK to the back of your painting.

INCLUDE A SEPARATE ENVELOPE In the box with your paintings
(NOTE: paintings arriving without all required items below WILL NOT BE HUNG until all required items are received)

A check made payable to Peninsula School of Art for $20 for crating/storage.
Fee will be waived for artists using Airfloat or Masterpak boxes or equivalent.
FedEx boxes with plastic sleeves are NOT considered equivalent.

A Prepaid FEDEX return shipping label
(if you don’t have a FedEx account, provide the gallery a credit card number for return of work. Gallery will use Pack and Ship in Sturgeon Bay, WI to return unsold work. Pack and Ship will bill artist’s credit card for return shipping).

DO NOT send cash or postage stamps.
Do not use UPS or the US Postal Service for this exhibition.

The Gallery Information Sheet 

Painting Identification Label (Attach this to the back of your painting)

GALLERY INFORMATION SHEET    - Click link to print 


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