From August - September 2020, Southwind is hosting the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society's 9th Annual Juried exhibit.
There were more than 50 works selected for the show, and the juror this year is plein air painter and Kansas artist Kim Casebeer.
The MVIS was founded to showcase great works by contemporary impressionists, but their society is also open to other styles. As they say on their webpage, "Impressionism was built upon the Realists' celebration of everyday modern life and art rooted in direct observation of "reality."
The society is open to artists living in the Missouri River Valley area, which spans about nine states. This year's participating members show in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, or Missouri.
Since the society's members span such a large region, the exhibit contains an incredible variety of work. There are more than two dozen artists in the show, including painters who specialize in pastel, oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings of the highest quality.
A beautiful variety of subject matter is also represented in the show. The 9th annual exhibit features landscapes and architecture, portraits of animals, and studies of people and still life.