Membership

Liz Wolf Horse Medicine

Artists in an early AWA show, Tucson Art Museum, circa 1992-1993

Associate Artist Membership

Who is Eligible?

  • Women artists and artists who identify as women who draw, paint or sculpt
  • Age: 18 years of age & up
  • Location: living and working in the United States and Canada

Features of Associate Membership

  • Eligible to apply for the annual National Museum Exhibition and Spring Online Juried Show
  • Free AWA website member directory listing of your artist name and link to your professional artist website
  • Opportunity to have awards and other art news promoted through AWA’s social media outlets
  • Portfolio and peer mentoring review opportunities with Signature and Master-Signature members
  • Virtual and in-person workshops on continuing education, best practices, business development and more
  • Access to a private Facebook group for networking and support by and with fellow AWA members

Dues
$60/year, billed annually in November (dues are not pro-rated for mid-year memberships) 

Associate with Distinction Membership

Who is Eligible?
Associate Members who have been juried into at least one AWA juried show:

  • Spring Online Juried Show
  • AWA’s National Museum Exhibition

Features of Associate with Distinction Membership

  • Eligible to apply for the annual National Museum Exhibition and Spring Online Juried Show
  • Free AWA website member directory listing of your artist name and link to your professional artist website
  • Opportunity to have awards and other art news promoted through AWA’s social media outlets
  • Portfolio review and peer mentoring opportunities with Signature and Master-Signature Members
  • Virtual and in-person workshops on continuing education, best practices, business development and more
  • Access to a private Facebook group for networking and support by and with fellow AWA members

Dues
$75/year, billed annually in November (dues are not pro-rated for mid-year memberships)

Signature Membership

Who is Eligible?
Associate with Distinction artists who have juried into at least three (3) AWA National Juried Exhibitions (Instagram Pop-Up Shows do not count toward Signature eligibility)

Features of Signature Membership

  • May use the initials “AWA” after their signature
  • Eligible to apply for the annual National Museum Exhibition
  • Free AWA website member directory listing of your artist name and link to your professional artist website
  • Opportunity to have awards and other art news promoted through AWA’s social media outlets
  • Opportunity to provide mentorship to Associate and Associate with Distinction Members
  • Virtual and in-person workshops on continuing education, best practices, business development and more
  • Access to a private Facebook group for networking and support by and with fellow AWA members

Dues
$150/year, billed annually in November (dues are not pro-rated for mid-year memberships)

Master-Signature

Membership

Who is Eligible?
Master-Signature membership is by invitation only. The exemplary work of a Master-Signature Member can be seen in museum exhibitions, fine art galleries, publications, and collections across the country. Women under consideration for Master-Signature Membership who are not AWA Members may be invited to show with AWA at the annual member exhibition as Guest Artists. View Master-Signature criteria HERE.

Features of Master-Signature Membership

  • May use the initials “AWA” after their signature
  • Eligible to apply for the annual National Museum Exhibition
  • Free bio with headshot and link to artist’s website on the AWA website
  • Opportunity to have awards and other art news promoted through AWA’s social media outlets
  • Opportunity to provide mentorship to Associate and Associate with Distinction Members
  • Virtual and in-person workshops on continuing education, best practices, business development and more
  • Access to a private Facebook group for networking and support by and with fellow AWA members

Dues
$200/year, billed annually in November (dues are not pro-rated for mid-year memberships)

The opportunity to exhibit in museums is awesome! I can’t think of a better thing to do for women in the arts.

— BONNIE CONRAD
AWA Signature Member, UT