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  • 11-Jul-2017 11:45 AM | Dan Simoneau (Administrator)

    To all ISAP members...

    You should have received an email with information regarding the 2nd Annual All-Member Online Exhibition. The email contains the link and password you'll need to submit for the call. The call opens July 12 and remains open through October 13. As with recent shows, you may submit up to 2 entries for consideration. John Salminen, AWS - Dolphin Fellow, NWS, TWSA - Distinguished Master, is our juror. Get painting and submit your entries.

  • 26-Apr-2017 9:06 PM | Dan Simoneau (Administrator)

    A new recognition category was recently added to the International Society of Acrylic Painters to recognize our “Best of the Best”. This category is Signature Master. This recognition program was designed based on the American Watercolor Society’s Dolphin Fellowship and is based on merit.

    Signature Master status is achieved when an active signature member has attained 10 points through award recognition in our exhibitions. Any of the Society’s exhibitions juried by a juror of awards is eligible. The points are earned as follows:

    Best of Show – 5 points

    First Place – 4 points

    Second Place – 3 points

    Third Place – 2 points

    Any other award – 1 point

    In some of our earlier exhibitions, some paintings were awarded both Best of Show and First Place. To be fair, these paintings were awarded 5 points for best of show.

    As with Signature status, a Signature Master keeps his or her status as long as his or her dues remain current. After a one year lapse in dues, the member loses both Signature Master status and Signature status. Should dues be renewed after losing status, the process of earning Signature status and Signature Master status begins again. As long as the member remains a Signature Master, he or she is allowed to use the title on all correspondence and paintings with either ISAP M or ISAP Master after his or her name.

    I'm proud to announce our first class of Signature Master members and their point status through our most recent exhibition, the 8th Annual ISAP International Open Online Exhibition:

    Dan Simoneau – 17 points

    Barbara Leites – 14 points

    Angela Bandurka – 13 points

    Gerard Huber – 13 points

    Denise Athanas – 12 points

    Pat Cairns – 11 points

    Vi Gassman – 10 points

    Congratulations to all!

  • 23-Mar-2017 7:03 AM | Dan Simoneau (Administrator)

    Hi all,

    The accepted works and award winners for our 8th International Open Online exhibition are now posted to the website. You can check it out here. I think you'll agree that our juror, Carole Pickle, AWS D.F., NWS, did a great job selecting a very strong, diverse show. I also want to thank all of our generous sponsors for providing awards for the exhibition. Please support our sponsors:

  • 23-Jan-2017 2:08 PM | Dan Simoneau (Administrator)

    Have you submitted your entry into the 8th Annual Online International Exhibition yet? The deadline for submissions is March 5. We are still gathering award donations but, so far, we have donations from Ampersand Art, Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, Creative Catalyst Productions, Jack Richeson & Co., and M Graham & Co.

    We also have cash awards! Enter before the deadline. You may submit up to two pieces. You don't have to be a member to submit but your work must be completed primarily with acrylic paints.

    Click here to access the call for entry!

  • 27-Dec-2016 5:08 PM | Dan Simoneau (Administrator)

    The 8th Annual ISAP Online International Exhibition is now open for entries. The juror for this show is Carole Pickle, AWS, D.F., NWS.

    Awards for this show are still in process. An update will be posted soon.

    APPLICATIONS CLOSE March 5, 2017

    To apply, click here.

  • 05-Dec-2016 8:01 PM | Dan Simoneau (Administrator)

    Hi all,

    The galleries of accepted works for the 1st Annual Online All Member Exhibition are now online.  You may view the galleries here. Enjoy the great show!

  • 28-Oct-2016 8:44 PM | Dan Simoneau (Administrator)

    Hi all!  The deadline for submitting your work to the 1st Annual All-Members Exhibition is approaching quickly! The deadline is 10/30/2016 - 2 days away!

    We currently have over 230 submissions from 120 members. Thank you all.  As mentioned in the prospectus, the juror will select a maximum of 80 works for the exhibition. Will one of yours be selected? Will one of your works be an award winner? Submit today to ensure your work is considered for the exhibition.

    Entry is completed by following the directions sent via email. If you need the email resent, please submit a request here. Include All Members Exhibition Request in the subject line.

    Good Luck!

  • 10-Oct-2016 7:10 AM | Dan Simoneau (Administrator)

    Hi all!

    The deadline for submitting to the ISAP 1st Annual All-Members Online Exhibition has been extended TWO WEEKS! Now you have more time to finish that last great work of art currently in progress so you can submit it. This show is a chance for you to unleash your creativity... do something unexpected, stretch your wings, explore new subject matter, style or color palette! Submit work that shows us you're not afraid to take risks and go beyond your comfort zone! Here are the revised dates for the show:

    Submission deadline - 10/30/2016

    Jurying begins - 11/06/2016

    Notification of Acceptance - 11/20/2016

    Exhibition posted to website - 11/27/2016 - 12/4/2016

    Submit Today!

  • 29-Sep-2016 9:47 AM | Dan Simoneau (Administrator)

    Hi all!

    The October 16 deadline for submitting your entries for the 1st Annual All-Members Online Exhibition is approaching quickly. We have a great judge, Paul Jackson, and $2,800 in cash prizes. Enter today.

    Entry is possible through an email sent to you earlier this month. Check you inbox and your spam folder for the email. If you do not have the email with the link to enter and the entry password, contact me with the message title ISAP SHOW - MISSING SUBMISSION EMAIL.

    Good luck all!

  • 03-Sep-2016 6:20 PM | Dan Simoneau (Administrator)

    Emails have been sent out for the 1st Annual ISAP All-Members Online Exhibition!

    The call opens for submissions on September 5th and closes on October 16th. $2,800 in prize money will be awarded.

    For the inaugural exhibition, Paul Jackson will be the juror. Because this is a members only exhibition, the call for entry will not be visible in the call listing on Please use the link in your email along with the password in the email to submit your entries into the exhibition. You must be a current, active member to submit and have your work considered for the exhibition so please make sure your dues are paid before entering.

    You may review the call here but you must have the password in order to submit.

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