The International Society of Acrylic Painters


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  • 20-Feb-2018 5:09 PM | Dan Simoneau (Administrator)

    I'd like to welcome two new sponsors for our exhibitions: Trekell Art Supplies and Artwork Archive. Trekell has been supplying artists with high-quality art materials for over 30 years and Artwork Archive is an excellent site for helping artists, galleries, and collectors manage collections of artwork through their suite of art inventory tools.

    Check out their websites and support them as they support us!

  • 09-Feb-2018 1:52 PM | Dan Simoneau (Administrator)

    Hi all, 

    I just wanted to post a note to all members that we haven't forgotten about you... 

    This year, we have planned for FOUR exhibitions. 

    Our two online exhibitions will be the International Open Online coming soon and the third annual All-Member Online coming at the end of the year. We are changing these two shows to have ISAP cash awards only and moving all sponsor awards to our physical exhibition.

    We also welcome the return of our physical exhibitions! 

    The first will be our Signatures and Masters Exhibition being held at the Cathy Kline Gallery in Parkville, Missouri Opening July 2nd. The second will be the return of our International Open Physical exhibition at the Dunnegan Gallery in Bolivar, MO (former host of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Best of America exhibitions) opening in October. Both physical exhibitions will have award receptions at the opening. 

    We are currently in the process of selecting jurors for all shows and soliciting award donations from our sponsors for the physical shows.

     Stay tuned for the calls...

  • 20-Dec-2017 3:08 PM | Dan Simoneau (Administrator)

    The Acrylic Painters USA of St Petersburg would like to announce a Call to Artists for acrylic painters. The show entry deadline is Feb 9, 2018, Juror is Mark Mehaffey, $2000 in awards to be exhibited in the Suntan Art Center in St Petersburg March 5 thru April 5, 2018. Our prospectus is on

  • 25-Oct-2017 7:21 PM | Dan Simoneau (Administrator)

    Tom's First Place award for his painting titled "The Last Chapter" in the 2nd Annual International Society of Acrylic Painters All-Member Online Exhibition gave him enough award points to reach Signature Master status in the Society. Way to go Tom!!! 

    To learn more about Signature and Signature Master status within the Society, be sure to visit our Membership page or our bylaws.

    There are several other Signature members who are very close to achieving Signature Master status. Keep entering your best in our shows in hopes of winning awards and reaching our highest honor.

  • 24-Oct-2017 7:55 PM | Dan Simoneau (Administrator)

    The jury results and award notifications for the 2nd Annual ISAP All-Member Online Exhibition have been emailed to all entrants. 

    The accepted works and award winners have been posted on the website. You can check the show here!


  • 25-Sep-2017 1:38 PM | Dan Simoneau (Administrator)

    Submissions to the 2nd Annual All-Member Online Exhibition through will be closing soon!! You have a few more weeks to submit your newest masterpiece to juror John Salminen for consideration.

    The deadline is October 13th.

    A new email has been sent out to all members with submission information as well as the prize listing. Submit your work before the deadline!

    Good Luck to all who have or will enter!!!

    Dan Simoneau, ISAP Master

    President, Awards/Exhibition Chair

  • 22-Aug-2017 6:04 PM | Dan Simoneau (Administrator)

    Welcome to the new and improved ISAP-ONLINE website! We've updated the look and navigation, including all navigation from the old site. We've also integrated Wild Apricot, our membership site, into the website with single-signon so you can join, manage your membership profile, pay your dues, and look up fellow members all without leaving the website.

    The galleries from 2015 through the most recent show are available on the website. Soon, all historical shows and their images will be available here on the new site.

    Take a look around and send us your feedback. We'd love to hear from you!

  • 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:

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