April 8th – June 5th, 2016
The Missouri Valley Impressionist Society (MVIS) unifies and supports Impressionism throughout the Missouri River Valley Region. This valley region includes the following states: Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. The society is made up of a network of artists, both en atelier (studio) and plein air (open air), and contains some of the finest artists in the region. Over thirty Charter Members are the foundation of the society and serve as an anchor to support the organization and help new members with joining and participating. The MVIS allows those who work in Impressionism to paint and exhibit together and is one of the few organizations in the Midwest that embraces the method of painting en plein air, a method the Impressionists are able to call their own. The organization encourages, hosts, and sponsors plein air paint outs as well as en atelier sessions, workshops, and exhibitions throughout the year in various communities.
The Missouri Valley Impressionist Society is based in Kansas City, St. Joseph, MO, and Omaha, NE. This will be the second juried exhibition that MVIS has had at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art. It is a great opportunity for the artists, the museum, and the region.
*The image in the upper left hand corner was the 2015 MVIS “Best of Show” winning painting. It is an oil painting by Alicia Farris entitled “One Peeled Out”.
The public is invited to meet the artists at an Opening Reception April 8, 2016 from 4-7 pm. There is no charge to attend the reception.