• 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.

    Devotion, oil by AWA Master Signature Gladys Roldan-de-Moras
  • 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.

    Streams of Morning Light, oil by AWA Master Signature Carol Swinney
  • Encourage
    We raise awareness about our mission and member artists through year-round social and print media marketing.

    Amber Waves, bronze by AWA Signature Tucker Bailey
  • 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.

    Swish Swash, oil by AWA Signature Sara Jane Doberstein

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

  • American Women Artists Celebrate Silver Anniversary in Style

     American Women Artists celebrated its Silver Anniversary in Scottsdale with a week of great events and the opening of the 2015 Annual Master & Signature Show & National Juried Exhibition.

  • 2016 Membership Renewal has Begun

    Membership renewal notifications will be sent out to all current 2015 AWA members in early December, or you can renew now by going to Quick Links and clicking on Renew Your Membership! 

  • How Social Media Can Work for You

    Do you have questions about how social media can work for you? Are you worried about the time and energy it takes to use Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to promote your art and connect with collectors and galleries?

    Download the attached slideshow for tips, links and examples of how you can easily and efficiently use this tool - and have fun doing it!


  • Congratulations to our 2015 National Member Show & Juried Exhibition Winners


    National Member Show & Juried Exhibition Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to all the talented women artists who participated in this year's National Member Show & Juried Exhibition at Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale, AZ, a part of our 25th Anniversary Celebration. We would like to recognize our 2015 award winners:



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.