The judging of our online landscape show is now completed, it was another successful show with many outstanding works of our members.
We are pleased to announce and congratulate the award winners of our 2017 members only, online Landscape Theme Show.
Please, visit our website or follow this link to view the winners.
The AAPL Members Only Theme Shows were designed for members to share ideas and the passion we all have for our art. Now our Board members have voted on the artistic categories and awarded points on the strongest elements of your work. Please be sure to comment on your fellow AAPL members’ work so that we can all have a conversation. Let’s pretend we are all in a tavern at Giverny or at Figaro’s in the village – what would you say to your fellow members?
Sincerely, AAPL board of directors
Members can pay their 2017 dues by going to our website and clicking on “Pay Membership Dues.”
Annual membership remains at $75, and is due on the 1st of each year.
Attention American Artist Professional League members – Automatic membership renewal was mistakenly set up through Pay Pal last year, and it has just been canceled. This will NOT cancel your membership, nor will it affect any of your previous payments. It only means that your account will not be automatically charged in the future. You will continue to receive notices and reminders whenever your membership is due.
Now Open for Entries!
The American Artists Professional League
87th Grand National Exhibition
Sunday, November 8, 2015 – Friday, November 20, 2015
Call for Entries Deadline Saturday, September 12, 2015
Accepted Artists Notification,Monday, September 28, 2015
Awards Reception Sunday, November 15, 2015
Demonstration 12:00 to 2:00PM
Awards 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Image entry format: monet_C_1_magpie.jpg
Dear Artists Members:
Last Year’s Grand National Exhibition, we had Members and Entries from 35 States and 2 Canadian Provence’s. The total pieces entered exceeded our expectations. Our member show at Synchronicity Fine Arts was fun filled and an overall success. We wish to thank our past President Larry Mallory and the Board for an effective year. We did things right.
Eighty five years ago a member from the National Academy and fifteen Salmagundians formed the American Artists Professional League to focus like minded artists working in representational and tradition art techniques. The founder’s acumen knew that artists feed off each other and need recognition from their peers.
Again, Fifty five years ago the America Artist Fund was established to encourage and support art education through scholarships and other charitable endeavors.
The Board of director’s responsibility and mission are to meet our founder’s aspirations, while increasing the currency of our name “American Artists Professional League” and serve and support our Membership.
I am honored and thank the board members who supported me for the Presidency to take the helm of our 85th year. New York City is still the “Art Capital of the World”, mostly because of our museum and art school base. However, the top five and oldest American art clubs reside in New York, thanks to Sponsors and Benefactors who cherish and foster the Arts, and hence the future of our cultured civilization.
This year 2013 will be the most exciting and challenging endeavor ever. We will transition and utilize the modern progressive media to help achieve our goals and manage our expenditures.
Our goals are a follows:
We will increase the board members to the original size of sixteen.
We will implement programs to increase our membership by 10% per year.
I will contact our Sponsors and Benefactors for counsel and support.
For our membership, we have started the “AAPL Grape Vine” an email based program where members can share ideas and technique, successes, show schedules, selected artists will be featured with their artist profiles and images of their works.
Also, online dues payments and donations are now available. An artist can edit and update their own profile and for a minimal fee display their work on the Membership Gallery.
New this year, we initiated a new show called “Future Art Masters Exhibition” or just “FAME”. Fame will be an all student online exhibition. Students of Colleges and Art Institutions whom are accepted will receive a free Studiosum Membrum card with membership benefits, listed in our catalog and eligible to enter our yearly art scholarship program. We will also encourage public and private art oriented High Schools to participate, accepted students will also receive a Studiosum Membrum, listed in our catalog, and receive a letter from the President of their accomplishment and as a reference for entering college. Category Awards will depend on benefactors and other resources.
The 21st century is just beginning – issues and ideas are evolving and new artists are constantly gaining attention and influence. In the past twelve years En Plein Air and consequently Alla Prima traditionalist clubs have been on the rise. I am very pleased to see that, once again, a growing number of people are finding more traditionally rendered images meaningful to them. The representational art movement is flourishing.
The only things we don’t have are the Medici’s, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s and maybe a Florence Griswold.
There’s a story of a couple entering Central Park seeing an ancient hundred year dying red oak diseased, deformed and crumbling. They cautiously walk around it. An Art student follows seeing that dead old craggy oak, says I can draw that, and renders a fine picture, leaves excited wanting to show his teacher. With an easel strapped to his back an old artist comes upon the ancient red oak. He sees light bouncing off a bark less limb, purple shadows in the rotten decayed trunk. Though crooked the oak stood tall and had a few leaves clinging on the top branch. This reminded him of his grandfather, gone many years, a big strong man who walked with a crooked cane. See the truth he used to say, see the truth. At that moment the sun shifted, light sparkled on the upper branches, hastily opening his easel, with brush in hand, eyes squinting.
With a sparkle in his eye, slight smile on his lips. Now you will never die. That is the Art Spirit of the traditional Artist.
While your board of directors is managing your League, Paint, Paint, Paint, unless you sculpture.