MEMBERSHIP
Information

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.

JOIN/RENEW
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 - 2019
 
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

Arkansas
Becky Christenson
Diana Shearon


Iowa
Karen Cooper
Charles Thompson


Illinois
Spencer Meager


Kansas
Beverly Amundson
Kathleen Anderson, Charter
Chris Chapin

Ken Chapin
Lauren Chapman

Leigh Coffman
David Cooper
Sharon Defreece
Doug Frye
John Grisnik, Charter

Carolyn Henson
Stacy Krieg
Marilee Means
Susan Poitevin
Susan Rose, MVIS-S
Carol Rubsam

Michele Seeley
Gregory Summers, MVIS


Missouri
Marsha Alexander

Denice Belcher
Colette Brumbaugh
Candace Castle
 Adam Clague 
Andrea Clague

Lee Copen
Kay Crain
Larry DeGraff
Tammie Dickerson, MVIS-S
Sandra Dodson
Daniel Fishback
Jane Flanders, MVIS-S
Mike Flora, MVIS-S
Erlene Flowers

Karli Foreman
Anne Garney
Janet Giardina
Wanda Greene
Elaine Haake

Louanne Hein
Alice Jacks
Teddy Jackson, MVIS-S

Linda Kinder
Sherri Lilly

Barbara Martin
Vicki Mastis

Marcia Miller
Susan Neese

Brett OConnor
Christi Patterson

Patty Rios
Jennifer Rivas
Phillip Schmidt
Brent Seevers, MVIS
Elizabeth Shattuck

Kimberly Sincox
D'Ann Smith
Barbara Todd

Juliette Travous
Susan Truitt
Becky Whight
Chris Willey, MVIS-S 
Marcia Willman
Desiree Young
Darla Zook, MVIS-S


​​ Nebraska
Debra Groesser, Charter

Lori Elliott-Bartle
Tom Kerr
Katrina Methot-Swanson
Rachel Mindrup, MVIS
Anne Pape
Cody Wheelock
Brenda Wiesman

 

​​​ Wisconsin
​Jeremy Kraemer





Russia
Slava Korolenkon