Associate Artist Memberships are $60 per year and open to women artists, 18 years of age or older, living and working in the United States, Canada or Mexico. Women who draw, paint or sculpt in a representational style-either with a contemporary or traditional approach-are welcome and encouraged to apply for membership. As a benefit of membership, associate artists are eligible to apply for annual national juried competitions and online juried shows. They receive a free listing linked to their website on the AWA website. They also receive discounts on AWA workshops and other events.
Some mediums and genres are not accepted in our annual member shows and national juried exhibitions at fine art museums and galleries Work must be representational; we cannot accept photography, craft, jewelry, fiber, and textile art, collage, any sort of digitally derived work, reproduction of any kind into these exhibitions at this time. However, acceptable mediums for membership and our online juried shows are a bit more open. We have several members who work in a wider variety of mediums, such as assemblage, batik, mosaic and printmaking; our online juried show prospectus lists a larger list of acceptable mediums for entry eligibility. If you wish to join AWA to be affiliated with this growing group of artists, your name, an image of your artwork, and website URL will be listed on our Associate membership directory, as a benefit of membership. We also have plans in the works for online shows that would showcase a wider variety of mediums, in the coming years. As AWA continues to evolve and grow, we will explore more inclusive and active acceptance of other mediums.
Our membership year runs from January 1-December 31, but artists are welcome to join at any time during the year. Please note however, that AWA doesn't prorate dues for mid-year memberships.
To read more about our Memberships, click HERE.