2023 AWA Pushing Forward Reaching Back

May 13, 2023 – July 23, 2023

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About the exhibition

American Women Artists will accept applications for its next juried museum exhibition entitled Pushing Forward Reaching Back at Brookgreen Gardens from November 1 – December 15, 2022.

The exhibition will open to the public on May 13, 2023 and run through July 23, 2023. Read more details about the exhibition and AWA events here.

We can’t wait to see you in South Carolina!

The Brenda and Dick Rosen Galleries Brookgreen Gardens image Demi Lawrence
The Brenda and Dick Rosen Galleries Brookgreen Gardens Image: Demi Lawrence

Eligibility

All AWA members are eligible to enter and must be paid 2023 members by the entry deadline.

Application dates

November 1 – December 15, 2022

For submission info, follow this link.

Prospectus

You can review the Prospectus HERE.

How to apply

Apply at Online Juried Shows HERE.

Exhibition Selection Jurors

AWA Pushing Forward Reaching Back Selection Jurors

Exhibition Awards Jurors

AWA Pushing Forward Reaching Back Awards Jurors

for sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Grackles by Ginger Bowen, Oil, 9×12

Artist Awards

Fund cash awards for category winners $250-$10,000 Grand Prize or make an in-kind donation of merchandise for winners

Exhibition Catalog

Support production of the catalog of exhibiting artists and their works $500-$15,000 full sponsorship

Floating in the Blue by Kim VanDerHoek, Oil on Panel, 24×36

Mandarin by Diana Reuter-Twining, Fused Nylon, Copper and Nickel on Aluminum, 5.5x32x13

Artist Enrichment

Fund workshops and other educational activities for artists

$500- $5,000

General Support

Make a gift of $100 or more and allow AWA to choose how it is applied

Dancing with Fireflies by Lisa Gleim, Soft Pastel and Gold Leaf, 36×24

Take Shelter by Ashley Cecil, Acrylic, 48×48

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accommodations

Litchfield by the Sea

Situated along an Atlantic coast barrier island, in a region known as the South Carolina Lowcountry, Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach areas are renowned for their serene natural surroundings, laid-back atmosphere, and close proximity to all of the attractions of nearby Myrtle Beach. A vacation getaway in a condo or beach house rental by The Litchfield Company brings you the relaxation and tranquility of a quiet beach oasis, as well as the opportunity to explore the excitement of South Carolina’s Hammock Coast.

Bridgewater

Bridgewater is the oceanfront main building. These rates are offered to AWA. Reservations can be made online or by calling (888) 734 -8228 with group code Americanwomen. Please contact the resort with any questions about rooms.  

  • Bridgewater Oceanfront 1 bedroom with 2 beds Total Nightly Cost: $240
  • Bridgewater Scenic 2 bedroom Total Nightly Cost: $232
  • Bridgewater Oceanfront 2 bedroom Total Nightly Cost: $338

Summerhouse

The comfortable suites at Summerhouse are situated in the beautiful lowcountry of Pawleys Island, SC and set among Palmetto trees, Spanish Moss, and lush, tropical landscaping. These rates are offered to AWA. Reservations can be made online or by calling (888) 734 -8228 with group code Americanwomen. Please contact the resort with any questions about rooms.  

  • Summerhouse 1 bedroom with 2 beds Total Nightly Cost: $170

Pawley’s Island

There are also other accommodation options in and around Pawleys Island, SC. AWA recommends making reservations soon as they often fill up a year in advance!

Press

Artists and works for the exhibition will be announced mid-January.