• 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

  • Finalists Selected for 2016 National Juried Exhibition

    The 2016 National Juried Exhibition has been finalized! Introducing this year's selected artists in the National Juried Exhibition

  • Schedule of Events- 2016 Annual Members Show & National Juried Exhibition at Bennington

    AWA's 2016 Annual Master & Signature Members Show & National Juried Exhibition at the Bennington Center for the Arts includes a full schedule of events during opening week

  • Announcing AWA's 2016 Workshop Series in Bennington, Vermont

    AWA presents an exciting and diverse series of workshops at the Bennington Center for the Arts from September 20-September 22 to open our show event schedule in Bennington, Vermont.

  • 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


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.