American Impressionist Society presents 170 works of art during its 19th annual National Juried Exhibition.
The American Impressionist Society was founded in 1998 with a mission to promote the appreciation of impressionism by hosting exhibitions, workshops and educational programs. One of its premier events is the annual National Juried Exhibition, which is now in its 19th year, featuring member work that has been selected specifically to be displayed in the exhibition. This year’s show, held September 27 through October 28, will take place at the Peninsula School of Art’s Guenzel Gallery in Fish Creek, Wisconsin.
On view will be 170 juried pieces that range in subject matter, but all are done in the classic American impressionist style that is defined by loose brushstrokes and a painterly quality. Among the artists in this year’s show are Gary Huber, Jane Chapin, Joanne Lavender, Marjorie
Hicks, Sandra Corpora, Stephanie Amato, Susan Sarback and Kay Crain. There works will include mountainous landscapes, lakeside scenes, still lifes and interiors. In addition to the juried paintings, there will be 20 works displayed from AIS Masters, officers and founders. Included will be AIS President and CEO Debra Joy Groesser’s Morning Has Broken, Ephraim Beach.
Thursday, September 27, the Door County-based art center will host the awards reception from 5 to 8 p.m. During the show, more than $65,000 in cash and prizes will be doled out including a $12,000 cash prize for Best of Show. Serving as the Judge of Awards is Dawn Whitelaw, who also will present a workshop from September 24 to 26 and a painting demonstration on September 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. To conclude the festivities will be an allmember paint out and competition on September 29, with a Wet Room Show and Sale from 4 to 6 p.m.
9 1The Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, Wisconsin, will host American Impressionist Society’s 19th annual NationalJuried Exhibition.2Debra Joy Groesser, Morning Has Broken, Ephraim Beach, oil, 14 x 18"3Gary Huber, Where Angels Soar, pastel on archival panel, 23 x 16"4Sandra Corpora, Delphiniums, oil on panel, 11 x 14"5Joanne Lavender, Midday Sun and Shadow, oil, 16 x 20"6Jane Chapin, Vendor, oil on linen, 16 x 20"7Marjorie Hicks, Seafood, oil on unbleached linen, 16 x 20"8Susan Sarback, Early Morning Shadows, oil on linen panel, 20 x 16"9Kay Crain, The Sun Room, oil on linen, 14 x 18"10Stephanie Amato, Rushing Water, oil on linen canvas, 24 x 18"10