• 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.


    Though the Winds are Still, oil by AWA Master Signature Bethanne Kinsella Cople
  • 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.


    Bare Limb Trees, oil pastel by AWA Signature Mary Dennis
  • Encourage
    We raise awareness about our mission and member artists through year-round social and print media marketing.


    Seeds of Harmony, bronze vessel by AWA Signature Carol Alleman
  • 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.


    Meet Me Under the Sky, oil by AWA Master Signature Nancy Boren

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

25 in 25

In 2017 we are launching 25 in 25 - a goal to secure twenty-five museum exhibitions in as many years. We're doing this because work by women artists makes up only 5% of the permanent holdings of art museums in America.

We are determined to roll up our sleeves and do something about this dismal statistic! We now have museum shows booked through 2020. With an AWA membership, artists have the opportunity to jury into museum exhibitions every year – for the next 25 years!

Support is coming to us from AWA Patron Memberships – from both artists and non-artists alike – who want to see works by women artists as part of museum shows and collections across America.


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