Academic Artists Association
65th Annual National Exhibition
of Contemporary Realism

May 3 – 22, 2015

Vernon Community Art Center
709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Connecticut

(Posted 3/27/15) - Accepted digital submission have been posted (jump to list)
(Posted 2/6/15) - Download the prospectus.
Also, please see the revised calendar of dates to remember below.

Vernon Community Art Center


CD Postmark Deadline March 14, 2015 Closed
Notification (CD entries) Mar 23, 2015  
Shipping Deadline April 11, 2015  
Hand Delivery April 11, 2015 10am - 2pm
Hand deliver to the Vernon Art Center
709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon CT
Or follow shipping instructions on prospectus
Notification: accepted/declined/awards April 19, 2015  
Accepted/declined entries will be posted on this website
Pick up of declined work April 25, 2015 10am - 2pm
Opening Reception May 3, 2015 1 - 4pm
Awards announced at 2pm
Exhibition closes May 22, 2015 4pm
Artwork removal May 23, 2015 10am - 2pm

Digital entries are closed, but you can still submit walk-in entries. Please bring your work to the
Vernon Community Art Center on April 11 between 10am and 2pm.

Download the prospectus

2014 jurors, Jeremiah Patterson and Fred Wessel
2014 jurors, Fred Wessel and Jeremiah Patterson


Deborah Lazar, artist (juror for 2015)

Deborah Lazar, Artist

Plein air artist Deborah Lazar is a member of Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and Academic Artists Association. Her work has appeared in American Art Collector and Plein Air Magazine. Her paintings were included in the 2014 Oil Painters of America and Academic Artists Association exhibitions, as well as the 2014 Hudson Valley Art Association show. She has studied with a number of internationally known artists, including Jeremy Lipking, Scott Christensen, Dave Santillanes, Susan Lyon, Clayton Beck and Nancy Guzik.

Visit Deborah's website:

Stanley Maltzman, Artist & Educator

Stanley Maltzman, artist, educator (juror for 2015)

Landscape artist, author and educator, Stanley Maltzman works in a variety of media, most often pastel, watercolor or charcoal. He is a member of the Pastel Society of America, Audubon Artist, the Hudson Valley Art Association and the Academic Artists Association. His work is represented in many collections including the U.S. Coast Guard Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which recently acquired three of his works as well as a copy of his book Drawing Nature.

Learn more about Stanley Maltzman here.

Over $6000 in Cash and Merchandise Awards (see prospectus for full list)
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List of Accepted Digital Submissions

Bates, Serena - "Dreamer"
Blencowe, Jan - "October Dusk"
Bodnar, Christine - "At Twilight"
Boisvert, Mickey - "Tevis and the Fox"
Bullock, Patricia - "September Song"
Caggiano, John - "Break Time"
Callahan, Mary - "Tuscan Farmhouse"
Carlson, Rachel - "Tempest in a Teacup"
Craumer, Elizabeth - "Rise and Shine"
Dendler, Deborah - "Shopper"
Engel, Andrew - "Linda's Mona Lisa Smile"
Farina, Mark - "Spring Green"
Feng, Z.L. - "Rising"
Friedman, Deborah - "The Transparency of Summer"
Friedmann, Laurel B. - "Anatomy of a Wedding Dress"
Groff, Barbara - "Nature's Weaver"
Haletky, Becky - "Java"
Hill, Nancy J - "Magnolias"
Kossow, Cristine - "Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?"
Laird-Lagassee, Janet - "Woods"
Lane, Joan E. - "In Three Part Harmony"
Mehlman, Lynne B. - "Peonies, Roses & Ribbon"
Moniz, Joseph - "Reverie"
Mordasov, Victor - "Still Life with Lemon and Wine"
Regopoulos, Lisa - "Refuge"
Scaltreto, Dawn Evans - "Atlas Star"
Schneider, William A - "Bud at Ninety-Two"
Schroeder, Kevin - "Boots"
Smith, Jeanne Rosier - "Spring Sweel"
Smythe, Natalie - "Backward Glance"
Torak, Thomas - "Festiva Maxima"

Please remember to deliver your work to the Vernon Art Center
709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon CT between 10am and 2pm on April 11
Or follow shipping instructions on prospectus!

Thank you to all who entered.