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MARGUERITE “PEGGY” GUGGENHEIM                        AVANT-GARDE PATRONESS

MARGUERITE “PEGGY” GUGGENHEIM AVANT-GARDE PATRONESS

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Peggy Guggenheim (1898-1979) was a character—not only an heiress but known best for her lifestyle.  She was the daughter of Florette and Ben Guggenheim and her uncle, Solomon R. Guggenheim, established the New York...

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MYRTLE JONES SAVANNAH ARTIST OF THE LOCAL SCENE

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member As it is often said, “politics is local”. The same can be said about artists who portray their surroundings and the people who inhabit them. Such is the case of Myrtle Jones (1913-2005) who recorded through her art the...

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ANNE WILSON GOLDTHWAITE (1869-1944) WORLDLY ARTIST

ANNE WILSON GOLDTHWAITE (1869-1944) WORLDLY ARTIST

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member It is a delight to write about Anne Goldthwaite, a rare Southern woman artist who lived on a world stage experiencing the birth of Modernism in Paris in the early 20th century, teaching art  in New York City, and becoming...

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Marguerite Thompson Zorach: Multi-Task Artist

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Greetings this holiday season! It is a delight to write about a marriage of two artists who enjoyed a true working partnership, Marguerite and William Zorach (1889-1966); and to focus on Marguerite (1887-1968) who ably...

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Mary Millicent Rogers (1902-1953) Glamorous Patroness

Mary Millicent Rogers (1902-1953) Glamorous Patroness

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Late in life, Millicent Rogers was called the Patroness of Northern New Mexico and the progenitor of “Southwestern Style,” after she moved to New Mexico in 1948.  She was the granddaughter of Henry Huttleston Rogers, who...

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Neighbors: Women Artists of Canyon Road, Santa Fe

Neighbors: Women Artists of Canyon Road, Santa Fe

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Sense of place is a phrase often associated with art colonies and this is especially true of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Difficult to define, place is an allusive combination of senses: taste, smell, sight, and hearing, and in...

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Revisiting American Women Art Patrons

Revisiting American Women Art Patrons

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Many affluent American women patrons built some of the best art collections in this country. Three major women patrons are showcased here, each of their families had multiple members who also contributed significantly to...

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Visionary Women Art Educators

Visionary Women Art Educators

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member The New Woman Movement began in the last years of the 19th century and had a profound influence on empowering women’s lives in the early twentieth century. Ironically, Henry James popularized the term when he wrote about...

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Artists Calendars

Artists Calendars

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Each November, I am prompted to buy my next year’s calendar as appointments and events begin to pile up for the following year. Like most, I head to an office supply store and purchase the requisite commercially-printed...

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I Need to Stray Off the Beaten Path

I Need to Stray Off the Beaten Path

by Melanie Eberhardt, AWA Associate Member   I am thrilled to be one of the new members of American Women Artist. My development as an artist probably rings similarly with many of you. I have drawn since I could hold a crayon, I was my school’s “artist” drawing...

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The Power of the Group

The Power of the Group

By Dyana Hesson, AWA Signature and Board Member You are not an island. Grab some artist friends, start a group, and begin to celebrate your successes. I first read about the Algonquin Roundtable in Harpo Marx’s book Harpo Speaks. The group was compiled of New York...

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AWA Artist Paints for Time Magazine

AWA Artist Paints for Time Magazine

AWA Artist Shana Levenson recently had the honor of having her work featured in Time Magazine.  Here's what she wrote about the experience: "The Time Magazine commission was such an incredible opportunity!  Victor Williams, the magazine's Art Director,...

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New AWA Board Member – Lisa Gleim

New AWA Board Member – Lisa Gleim

American Women Artists would like to welcome AWA Signature Member Lisa Gleim to our esteemed Board of Directors. Lisa works in both pastel and oil, and is particularly interested in capturing light in her work. She paints on location as often as she can and especially...

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New AWA Board Member – Dr. Jann Haynes Gilmore

New AWA Board Member – Dr. Jann Haynes Gilmore

American Women Artists would like to welcome Dr. Jann Haynes Gilmore to our esteemed Board of Directors. Dr. Gilmore brings a wealth of knowledge to AWA as an art historian, writer, and watercolorist. She is the author of several books, numerous articles, and is...

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Former Disney Artist now AWA Signature Member

Former Disney Artist now AWA Signature Member

Interview by Aleta Carpenter, American Women Artists Board Vice President AWA Signature Member Kim Minichiello is one of several members whose creative past includes stints with Disney (as well as members Laurie Stevens, Ellen Woodbury, Heather Lynn Gibson). Kim...

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I am thrilled and so honored to receive this award. It is hard to put into words how it makes me feel when I see the caliber of the other entries – amazing work! 

— CARLA O’CONNOR
2019 Spring Online Show Grand Prize winner, WA