• Celebrate
    Our goal as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization is to broaden recognition and open more doors for women artists through yearly juried competitions, member shows, museum exhibits and educational opportunities.


    Assisi Nocturne, oil by AWA Master Signature Leah Lopez
  • Inspire
    Our membership is open to women artists from the United States, Canada & Mexico, supporting representational artists working in the disciplines of drawing, painting and sculpture.


    Canyon Hues, oil by AWA Master Signature Linda Glover Gooch
  • Encourage
    We raise awareness about our mission and member artists through year-round social and print media marketing.


    A Flight of Two, bronze by AWA Master Signature Sherry Salari Sander
  • AWA
    All the activities planned and presented by AWA are the mission in action: the inspiration, celebration, and encouragement of women in the visual fine arts.


    Pink Floral, oil by AWA Signature Carol Arnold

American Women Artists

American Women Artists is a non-profit organization dedicated to the inspiration, celebration, and encouragement of women in the visual fine arts.

New & Noteworthy

  • Introducing American Women Artists 2016 Signature Members

    American Women Artists is pleased to welcome our newest Signature Members for 2016.

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  • AWA 2016 Spring Online Juried Show for Associate Members

    American Women Artists announces the 2016 Spring Online Juried Show, an exclusive juried show opportunity for our Associate Artist Members.

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  • 2016 Membership Renewal

    Welcoming back all our renewing members for 2016 and inviting new Associate members to join AWA - remember that membership must be current for 2016 to apply for or submit to 2016 shows

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  • Exciting AWA Exhibit Opportunities Planned for 2016

    American Women Artists will offer several exhibit opportunities in 2016 for its members, including our annual Spring Online Juried Show, Annual Member Show & National Juried Exhibition at the Bennington Center for the Arts, and more…

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  • Videos Available to View of AWA's 2015 Symposium Presentations

    Videos are now available to view of all the presentations in AWA's very well-received Voices and Visions from the New Frontier: 
    A Symposium on Women and Art in the 21st Century, presented at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts on November 14, 2015

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Who We Are &
What We Do

Since its inception, American Women Artists has worked diligently to bring women artists to the attention of the art world through museum shows, juried competitions in leading galleries around the country, festivals, symposiums, workshops and an international exchange. Our goal is to increase the number of professional opportunities for women in the visual fine arts by creating the kinds of opportunities that lead to greater inclusion.

American Women Artists serves members throughout the United States along with a growing contingent of artists from Canada. AWA is an independent, tax-exempt nonprofit organization that celebrated its inaugral exhibit in 1990 at the Tucson Museum of Art and incorporated as a 501c3 in the state of New Mexico in 1998.

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