2024 Master Signature & Heritage Member Exhibition Tubac, AZ March 1 -April 14
March 1 - April 14, 2024 | Tubac Center of the Arts
A new exhibition showcasing 30 American Women Artists Master Signature & Heritage members opens March 1, 2024, and continues through April 14, 2024, at Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ. This exclusive show features 57 paintings and sculptures by a select subset of members of American Women Artists (AWA) who either have been instrumental in the organization’s history or have been chosen as Master Signature level artists based on stringent criteria around their work, careers, and involvement with AWA. Confirmed among the participants include Ellen Buselli, Sandy Delehanty, Carmen Drake, Christine Drewyer, Sharon Fullingim, Lisa Gleim, Linda Glover Gooch, Dyana Hesson, Laurie Kersey, Kirsten Kokkin, Laney, Diane Mason, Sally Maxwell, Elizabeth Pollie, Rosetta, Carol Swinney, Daniela Werneck, and Liz Wolf.
Awards include Best of Show $1,000 cash award, Award of Excellence $750 cash award, Award of Merit $500 cash award, two Honorable Mention Awards $250 each and in-kind awards from Fine Art Connoisseur. The awards ceremony and opening reception take place March 1 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. All works are available for sale.
The Awards Juror for the AWA Master Signature & Heritage member exhibition is Christine C. Brindza who serves as Senior Curator and James and Louise Glasser Curator of Art of the American West at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block (TMA) in Tucson, Arizona. She has produced large exhibitions such as More Than: Expanding Artist Identities from the American West and The Western Sublime: Majestic Landscapes of the American West, as well as exhibitions that focus on cultural and regional relevance such as A Look Back: Works from the Women Artists and the West Show and Sale at the Tucson Museum of Art. Christine has a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts degrees from Duquesne University and is a PhD Candidate at the University of Arizona in Art History and Education.
Sandra Harris, Executive Director of AWA, said, “AWA is thrilled to partner with Tubac Center of the Arts in southern Arizona where our organization had its first shows to honor the work of our Master Signature and Heritage Members who represent both history and future of our organization.”
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