March 13, 2016

The Missouri Valley Impressionist Society (MVIS) unifies and supports Impressionism throughout the Missouri River Valley Region. This valley region includes the following states: Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. The society is made up of a network of artists, both en atelier (studio) and plein air (open air), and contains some of the finest artists in the region.

Over thirty Charter Members are the foundation of the society and serve as an anchor to support the organization and help new members with joining and participating. The MVIS allows those who work in Impressionism to paint and exhibit together and is one of the few organizations in the Midwest that embraces the method of painting en plein air, a method the Impressionists are able to call their own. The organization encourages, hosts, and sponsors plein air paint outs as well as en atelier sessions, workshops, and exhibitions throughout the year in various communities.

The Missouri Valley Impressionist Society is based in Kansas City, St. Joseph, MO, and Omaha, NE.

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