The Best in Tonalism 2020 Online Showcase is an opportunity to have your work included among the finest examples of Tonalism being created today. Entries are accepted from January 15 – May 1, 2020. Deadline extended to May 20th.

The winners will be invited to submit work to the ATS 2021 biennial invitational exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC. The award winners will also be featured in our Bi-Annual Journal, and promoted through ATS’s social media channels.

First Place $1500 Second Place $500 Third Place $250. Honorable Mention Awards will also be given.

Artists residing in the United States, Canada or Mexico.

Best in Tonalism 2020


at Online Juried Shows

Past Exhibitions May 5 – 10, 2019

Shades of Gray

Inaugural Exhibition of the American Tonalist Society

Presented by the Historic Salmagundi Club, NYC

Well done for all your hard work and vision–and talent to burn. I’m so proud and happy to see a great tradition of American art reborn and refreshed in your able hands. Now it’s time for the world to know… David Adams Cleveland

ATS Founders at Salmagundi

Commemorative Catalog
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The American Tonalist Society was founded in 2016 by Daniel Ambrose, Eleinne Basa, Donald Demers and Mary Erickson during a summer artists’ retreat in Port Clyde, Maine. Discussions around the dining room table at Nanatuck prompted conversations about the current progression of art styles. It was noted how the “isms,” cycle throughout art history. Currently we are witnessing a resurgence of the tonalism movement, following the popularity of plein air painting (Impressionism) in the 19th century and classical realism in the early part of this century.

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