American Impressionist Society
American Impressionist Society

25th Annual National Juried Exhibition

September 27 – October 26, 2024 Rockport Art Association and Museum (RAA&M), Rockport, MA
Deadline is June 10th. Members Only.
Finch, Oil, by Carolyn Anderson AISM
Finch, Oil, by Carolyn Anderson AISM
Open Shows

Opens May 7, 2024.

Open for entry on May 7, 2024.
Deadline for entry: June 10, 2024


Rockport Art Association and Museum (RAA&M)
Rockport, MA

A complete list of events/schedule will be available on the AIS website and social media platforms as soon as confirmed. All current paid AIS members will receive updates via the AIS email newsletter.

Please read carefully and follow instructions completely and accurately. There can be no exceptions.


Best of Show $12,000 Cash. Over $85,000 in cash and awards will be presented.

Judge of Awards

Carolyn Anderson AISM

Exhibition Requirements

  • Must be a current (or new) paid member of AIS and must be a legal US resident to be eligible to enter the exhibition.
  • 2024 AIS membership dues of $60 must be paid prior to entering.
  • If dues are not paid prior to the entry deadline, entry will be disqualified.

  • Oil, Oil Sticks, Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Casein, Gouache, and Egg Tempera.
  • No mixed media, collage, photography, digital, oil pastels, colored pencils, AI or any other media.
  • No digitally manipulated work, painted giclee prints or any other type of reproductions, no manipulated or painted over photos.
  • Any artist whose work is determined to be in violation of this rule will be disqualified, will forfeit any awards received and will be banned from any and all AIS exhibitions for the following three years.
  • Work must be original in concept and execution, impressionistic in style, and must have been completed within the last three years.
  • Work done in ANY class and/or under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible for entry.
  • Work painted from reference photos must be created from the artist’s own photographs, not from any other photo source, AI generated copyrighted or not.
  • Entries must not violate any copyrights.
  • No diptychs, triptychs or multiple panels accepted.
  • Entries may not have been exhibited in any previous AIS show.
  • Work that was entered but not accepted into previous AIS shows may be entered again as long as they meet the above requirements.
  • Maximum size (excluding frame) is 900 square inches, with the maximum length on the longest side of 36 inches (example: 24x36 = 864, 30x30 = 900).
  • Three paintings may be submitted.
  • Maximum of one painting per artist may be accepted into the show.
  • Work must be suitably framed in a fine art gallery-quality wood frame, wired and ready for hanging.
  • No metal frames, gallery wrap canvases or sawtooth hangers.
  • Floater frames are acceptable.
  • Unsuitable or damaged framing will disqualify.
  • Repair or replacement of frame is the financial responsibility of artist.
  • AIS and RAA&M Gallery are not responsible for damage caused by works framed with glass. Plexiglass is recommended.

Sales Commission

  • Artist 60%, RAA&M 40%.
  • All work MUST be for sale and must be priced according to your standard pricing.
  • Paintings that do not reflect the artist's current pricing structure may be disqualified)
  • No price changes will be accepted once you have submitted your entry-please double check your entries for accuracy of information.
  • No NFS or POR.
  • 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 presold MUST be included in the show. Presales must be completed through RAA&M. Sales commission applies.

Entry Fee

  • $39 for one painting, $49 for two paintings and $59 for three paintings.
  • Entry fee must be paid with credit card on ShowSubmit website.
  • Entry fees are nonrefundable whether your paintings are juried into the exhibition or not.

Entry Process

All entries must be submitted through ShowSubmit

2024 AIS National Show Calendar

No exceptions can be made to the following dates.

May 7 – June 10
Entries accepted at

Monday, June 10
Deadline: Midnight Pacific time (PST). Due to the extremely high number of last-minute entries each year, we highly recommend entering well before the final deadline to avoid possible last minute issues that can arise, especially if you are not familiar with the entry system. Check the image requirements and entry instructions.

July 15
Jury results will be emailed to entrants and posted on AIS website.

September 17–21
Artists ship accepted work to RAA&M. Artists must provide a prepaid return shipping label. Paintings will be returned in the same box as sent. Artists are required to ship artwork in a commercial box brands such as MasterPak, Airfloat Systems, Uline or FEDEX. No other boxes accepted. RAA&M will refuse delivery of your artwork if not in approved container.

September 21
Last day for accepted works to arrive at RAA&M
September 24–28
Workshops, demos, tours, critiques, special presentations, and more!

Thursday, September 26
AIS Opening Reception & Awards Presentation

Saturday, September 28
Paint Out and Wet Wall Competition and Sale

October 26
Last day of exhibition

By November 26
Unsold work shipped back to artists. Hand delivered works must be picked up with arrangements with RAA&M.

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 however neither AIS nor RAA&M may be held responsible for loss or damage. Artists are responsible for insuring their work at all times - during transit and while they are on the RAA&M premises. 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 AIS's use of the images for publicity (including future AIS event promotion) and archival purposes. Artist agrees to abide by all rules in this prospectus. Submission of entries and entry fee, which is non-refundable, constitute agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.


Contact Liz Ahrens, AIS Executive Director
[email protected]

Our Goal

“To promote the appreciation of American Impressionism through exhibitions, workshops, programs and other media.”
Membership is open to American Impressionist artists who are legal US residents or anyone wishing to support American Impressionism. Founded in 1998, AIS is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.

Additional Notification Information

Notifications will be emailed by the end of the day on July 15, 2024. We cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of notifications before that time.

Please add [email protected] to your email safe senders list.

After notifications are sent, you may view the status of your entry in your ShowSubmit artist account’s Entry History. Accepted works will be notated by a green check.

If you do not receive your email, you may also view your notification letter using the View Notification link in your Entry History.

Note: Entries made prior to 2023 may not display the View Notification link.

Image and Filename Specifications

  • Submit your original JPEG image files.
  • Crop out all parts of the photo that are not the actual work; do not show mat, frame, etc, only the work itself.
  • Image must be displayed right side up.
  • You do not need to resize your image files.
  • You do not need to rename your image files.

Additional Entry Information

  • You will pay for your entry by credit or debit card using our secure checkout system.
  • After your entry is submitted and paid for, you may log back in to review your entry, edit artist and image information, and add or substitute images up until the entry deadline (June 10, 2024.)
  • Entry fees are not refundable and must be submitted and paid by the entry deadline.
  • Entries cannot be accepted or changed after the deadline. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.


For questions about the entry process or this website please contact ShowSubmit Support at [email protected]. We will get back to you between 9am and 6pm Eastern Time, Monday to Friday. You can also view the Support Center, Entry Guide, or our FAQ.