Sept 25-27, 2017


September 28th - October 29th, 2017

Opening reception Thursday, September 28th

Montgomery-Lee Fine Art
Park City, Utah

JUDGE OF AWARDS - AIS Master Albert Handell
CO-CHAIRS - Cindy Baron & Bill Davidson  

AWARDSOver $69,000 in Awards 

  • Best of Show $12,000
  • Second Place $8,000
  • Third Place $4,000
  • William Schultz Award for Oils $1,000
  • Dickinson Signature Award $1,000
  • Ney Founders Master Award $1000
  • Marjorie L. Bradley Memorial Award of Excellence $1,000
  • Award of Excellence for Water Media $1,000
  • Award of Excellence for Pastel $1,000
  • Southwest Art Award of Excellence $3,380
  • American Art Collector Award of Excellence $3,400
  • Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence $3,995
  • Plus over $18,000 in Corporate and Merit Awards including Artists Choice Award


Thursday, Sept 28th: 
"Saints at Devil's Gate: Landscapes Along the Mormon Trail"
Exhibition tour and lecture by John Burton, Bryan Mark Taylor and Josh Clare, Church History Museum, Salt Lake City. Museum tour, lecture, and breakfast sponsored by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine (free for AIS members, $15 for each guest)

AIS Opening Reception & Awards Presentation
Montgomery- Lee Fine Art - 5 to 9pm - Free and open to the public.

Friday, Sept 29th 
Unless otherwise noted, AIS members - Free, non members/guests - $15. (RSVPs required)
Held at Montgomery Lee Fine Art

10am to noon:
Panel discussion group, featuring John Burton, Olga Krimon, Howard Friedland AIS, Shanna Kunz and Debra Joy Groesser, AIS CEO/President. Moderated by AIS Education Director Vanessa Rothe. A variety of topics will be discussed. 

1 to 2:30 pm:
"History of Oil Color" Lecture by Joe Gyurcsak, AIS Signature Member and Blick Resident Artist/Utrecht Brand Manager. 

3 to 5pm:
Group demo featuring Susan Blackwood AIS (watercolor), Doreen St John AIS (pastel), Michele Usibelli AIS (oil/acrylic), and Ken Spencer (oil)

5 to 6pm:
Happy Hour Cocktail reception sponsored by American Art Collector (Open to AIS Members and one guest only)

6 to 8pm:
Albert Handell, AIS Master and Judge of Awards, painting demo (Free and open to the public)

Saturday, Sept 30th: 

All Member Paintout
All Member Paintout with breakfast, lunch and closing party sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine. Location and time TBA. Breakfast and lunch provided for AIS Members only.
(RSVP required.) 

Closing party open to AIS members and one guest. (RSVP required.)

Register for Events


Albert Handell - Monday Sept 25-27, 2017
A three day indoor & plein air workshop

Workshop Registration


Westgate Park City Resort and Spa

3000 Canyons Resort Dr, Park City UT

Special AIS discounted rates available if booked by 8/24/17

One Bedroom Suite with Kitchenette (sleeps 4) $139/night
One Bedroom Villa with full kitchen (sleeps 4)  $160/night
Two Bedroom Villa (sleeps 8) $250/night

  • Check in 4pm, check out 10am. Rates do not include taxes/fees.
  • You MUST use this link to book your room: 
  • Free Parking, Resort Fee waived. Shuttle to historic downtown. 
  • Rates are good Sunday 9/24 - Sunday 10/1. 
  • Check in 4pm, check out 10am. 

One night plus tax required as deposit at time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 9/21 to have deposit refunded. For changes or adjustments to reservations, contact Andy Dew,

Hotel Registration

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS  (Accepted Artwork Only)
  • September 14-22  - Work to be shipped 
  • September 22 - Last day for work to arrive at gallery

Ship To:
Montgomery-Lee Fine Art
608 Main St, Park City, UT 84060
Phone 435-655-3264 


    • There will be a $20 fee for shipped work and a $10 fee for hand delivered work,
    • Package your paintings well. We will reuse your original packing for the return.

    Exhibiting Artists will receive the following discounts:


    Airfloat Systems:


    Separate Envelope
     - Include the following in your box

    1. IDENTIFICATION TAG - Attach to back of artwork.  
      Print the Identification Tag
      Print the Gallery Information Sheet
    3. UPS or FedEx prepaid return shipping label - DO NOT send cash or postage stamps
    4. Include $20 fee for shipped work.  $10 fee for hand delivered work.
      Made out the Montgomery-Lee Fine Art
    • Print your name and address in the upper left corner and inside of each box.  
    • Attach photo of your painting inside the box.
    • Mark the outside of your box with “TOP” or “OPEN HERE’.

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