Kevin Macpherson


20th ANNUAL NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION
September 19 - October 2, 2019
Opening reception Thursday, September 19th, 2019
JUDGE OF AWARDS - AIS Master Kevin Macpherson

AIS is celebrating in the Big Apple!

Join us as we celebrate our milestone 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition which features 150 juried paintings from some of the top American Impressionist artists working today. In addition there are 22 paintings by our AIS Masters, founders, officers and board members. Reviews are saying this is our best exhibition yet and is being held at the historic

Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave, New York, New York


View our digital exhibition catalog here.

View our list of award winners here.


Schedule of Events


Thursday, Sept. 19:     

10am and 11am-  Utrecht Paint Factory Tour sponsored by Blick/Utrecht. Open to AIS members. Tours limited to 20 participants each. 

6 to 9pm - AIS Opening Reception & Awards Presentation at the Salmagundi Club. Free and open to the public. 

Friday, Sept. 20:     

Educational Events - 

10-11am - Lecture by Peter Trippi, Fine Art Connoisseur. Free for AIS members. $25 non- members

11am-1pm -  This is always our most popular educational event! Panelists will be AIS Masters Kevin Macpherson and C.W. Mundy, AIS Signature Member Derek Penix, Michelle Dunaway and Debra Joy Groesser, AIS CEO/President. AIS Education Director and Signature Member Vanessa Rothe will be the moderator. Topics will cover a wide range, from "what is impressionism" to marketing, galleries, general advice and each artist's individual journey and style. Come with your questions! Free for AIS members. $25 for non members. 

1-2pm - Lunch on your own


2-4:30pm - This dual demo with Michelle Dunaway and Derek Penix painting the subject of their choice will compare and contrast realism vs impressionism in a lively and casual discussion. AIS Education Director Vanessa Rothe will moderate with prompts throughout the live demo. Free for AIS members and one guest each. $25 for non-members.  

5-6pm - Happy Hour Cocktail Reception sponsored by American Art Collector (for AIS members and one guest).

6-8pm – Demo by AIS Master and Judge of Awards Kevin Macpherson. Free and open to the public. 

Sept. 21: Southwest Art Saturday: All Member Paintout sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine (AIS Members only). Central Park, New York City. Details on the event registration page. 

Closing Party for AIS members and a guest sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine – at the Salmagundi Club.

Oct. 2: Last day of exhibition

Volunteer Opportunities! We are currently looking for volunteers to sit the gallery and answer questions during the afternoons through October 2nd as well as a few people to help pack paintings for shipping on October 3rd. Click here to see where you can help and to sign up...thank you! 


Shipping Instructions for Accepted Entries: 

Click here for Juried Artist shipping instructions.

Click here for Masters shipping instructions.

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