Membership is open nation wide to all who paint, love, and support impressionism throughout our river valley.  Studio and plein air artists are equally welcome. 

Our artist membership fee is an annual $35, running Jan. 1 - Dec 31 of the calendar year. 

A Patron Membership is offered for those who support our mission.

Member Benifits

Artist membership benifits include:

  • Receive our seasonal online newsletter, "The Missouri Valley Impressionist."
  • Become part of our network and recieve invites to painting events.
  • The ability to host small group painting events within our organization, plein air or studio.
  • Receive discounts on MVIS Workshops taught by regional or national known artists.
  • Receive special discounts on MVIS sponsored workshops by our members.
  • Participation in MVIS exhibitions across our region.  These group exhibits offer opportunity for artists to exhibit together and in communities that you may not otherwise exhibit in.
  • Make new friends and experiences with other like-minded artists.

Though non-members are welcome to participate in certain events hosted by the organization or its members, participation in MVIS exhibitions are limited to members only.

Signature Status (MVIS-S)

Signature Status is a valuable credential that gives additional importance to ones stature as an artist. This is a widely recognized significant honor offered in most major art organizations. It denotes a high level of artistic proficiency within an organization.

The classification of Signature Status in the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society (MVIS) is reserved for a member in good standing who must demonstrate that he/she consistently paints with exceptional skill in an impressionist style, is active in the group, and well represents the organization through their work.
The MVIS shall convene a Signature Status Review group once a year to evaluate interested applicants to determine Signature Membership. If conferred, the interested applicant and/or honoree may forthwith begin using MVIS-S behind his/her name—and would be encouraged to do so. 

Signature members will be required to renew their membership annually to maintain their status within the organization.

Master Artist (MVIS-M)

Master Artist Status is reserved for members within the Missouri River Valley Region that are in good standing, paints in an impressionistic style, demonstrates a high level of professionalism in their work, are leaders in the art community, and are passionate enough to give back to the society and/or region by sharing their knowledge and skills. 

Master Status is the highest honor within the MVIS and is bestowed only by the Founders/Directors of the society.
The MVIS is able to convene a Master Status Review each year to evaluate potential members who may qualify for Master Membership.  This honor is given by invitation only.
Honoree's may forthwith begin using MVIS-M behind their name---and would be encouraged to do so.

Patron Membership
Patrons are defined as those who love, support, and enhance the arts.  Patron Membership is available to individuals, families, or organizations who support the MVIS and its mission through contribution.  These contributions are helpful and are used to fund juried exhibitions and opening receptions, as well as workshops by Master Artists.  We recognize our Patrons and appreciate their support no matter how large or small. 

This membership is divided into four levels based on size of contribution.
Bronze------Less than $200         Silver------$200 - $499          Gold------$500 - $999
Platinum------$1000 or more

Members of the MVIS - 2020
Current list of members in each state.  This list may be helpful for members who have interest in finding other fellow members nearby for organizing painting activities (en plein air, atelier, exhibits). 
MVIS: Founder        Charter: Charter Member        MVIS-S: Signature        MVIS-M: Master

Becky Christenson
Siana Shearon

Gary Hoff

Fred Doloresco

​Beverly Amundson

Marty Anderson
Randall Benett
Cris Chapin
Douglas Frye
​John Grisnik - Charter
Melissa Jones
Marcia Kenley
Joan Reno
Susan Rose - MVIS-S
Carol Rubsam
Michele Seeley
Jaqueline Smith
Judy Stone
Greg Summers, MVIS
Vicki Thompson

Sandra Bell
Colette Brumbaugh
Mary Conway
Kay Crain
Mary Datum
Tammie Dickerson - MVIS-S, Charter
Daniel Fishback
Jane Flanders - MVIS-S
JennyLynne Gragg
Wanda Greene
Elaine Haake
Louanne Hein
Teddy Jackson - MVIS-S, Charter
Sherri Lilly
Catherine Mahoney
Vic Mastis
Karen Miller
Brent O'Conner
Christi Patterson
Lyn Pharis
Patty Rios
​Brent Seevers, MVIS
Phill Schmidt
Jon Schroeder
Dave Senter
Elizabeth Shattuck
Richard Sneary
Thomas Spornitz
Diane Stolz
Judy Stroup
Cody Wheelock - MVIS-S
Chris Willey - MVIS-S, Charter
Darla Zook - MVIS-S, Charter

​​ Nebraska
​Robert Bruce

Lori Elliott-Bartle
Rachel Mindrup, MVIS
Katrina Methot-Swanson
Ann Pape

Slava Korolenkon