2022 Breaking Through: The Rise of American Women Artists

March 5 - May 29, 2022 | Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, Clarksville, TN.

Lynette Cook A Moment in Time 

Breaking Through: The Rise of American Women Artists, runs March 5, 2022 through May 29, 2022, at Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN. This juried show features the 125 paintings and sculptures by members of American Women Artists (AWA) shown below. A Grand Prize of $10,000 and additional awards were awarded on March 12.

Works are available for sale. Proceeds benefit the artists and help support AWA's ongoing work as a nonprofit. Please contact AWA Executive Director Sandra Harris for purchasing information sharris@americanwomenartists.org.

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Generous Sponsorship and Awards for Breaking Through

Patron Donations
AWA relies on its generous patrons for donations that allow us to award cash prizes and to offset exhibition and symposium costs. A sincere thank you goes to the following who have already offered their support for Breaking Through and the 2022 Symposium on Women in the Arts:

  • Anonymous in support of Diana Reuter-Twining to fund the 2022 Women in the Arts Symposium
  • Anonymous to fund the Kim Minichiello Memorial Excellence in Watercolor Award
  • Christine Graefe Drewyer, AWA President and Master Signature member to fund the AWA President’s Award
  • Angela Mia De la Vega, Master Signature member to fund Kathleen J. Smith Humanity in Art Award
  • Bella Muse Productions partner Elizabeth Robbins, Master Signature member for two cash prizes
  • Cathy Trachok & Family to fund the Frances Trachok Memorial Award of Excellence

Media Sponsors
Breaking Through is enjoying excellent media coverage and AWA is coordinating placement of beautiful group ads with member artists in the show. Artist awards will be given by the following publications:

Merchandise Awards
We are grateful to the following generous contributors of merchandise awards for Breaking Through as of January 31, 2022:

Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”

— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ