• 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

  • AWA Workshops at the Scottsdale Artists School

    AWA WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & REGISTRATION: American Women Artists proudly presents three days of workshops taught by Master & Signature members in partnership with the famed Scottsdale Artists School, opening AWA's week-long schedule of events in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

  • AWArded

    AWArded - Featuring some recent honors bestowed upon our members, highlighting their accomplishments...

  • Scholarship Opportunities for AWA Workshops in Scottsdale - Deadline Extended!

    AWA members and non-members can apply for scholarships for AWA Workshops at the Scottsdale Artists School. These scholarships have been generously donated by Friends of Western Art, in support of our programming. Deadline to apply has been extended to September 25.


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.