American Women Artists offers opportunities, camaraderie and support for women artists.
Associate Artist Members
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS DIRECTORY
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 work, 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.
To become an Associate Member, Click HERE.
Associate with Distinction
ASSOCIATE WITH DISTINCTION MEMBERS DIRECTORY
SIGNATURE MEMBERS DIRECTORY
Master Signature Members
MASTER SIGNATURE MEMBERS DIRECTORY
PATRON MEMBERS DIRECTORY
American Women Artists is a non-profit organization and deeply grateful for the support of those who love and appreciate fine art. Patron level support is open to all who wish to make a contribution to support our mission to inspire, celebrate and encourage women in the visual fine arts. Click on our Donate page to join.
AWA offers four levels of Patron membership: Friend, Silver, Gold or Platinum
Join us as a Friend by donating between $60 to $399 and receive our monthly newsletter, invitations to exclusive artist events and our annual opening receptions. Or consider joining at one of our Circle level memberships: Silver, Gold or Platinum and make a significant impact on AWA’s legacy as we move forward to creating greater parity in the art world.
GALLERY MEMBERS DIRECTORY (coming soon)
AWA invites fine art galleries across the country to partner with us as Gallery Members to help support our vision of having women visual artists achieve parity in today’s art world. As a benefit of membership, Gallery Members are listed on a special acknowledgement page on the AWA website with their logo linked to their website, receive our monthly newsletter and invitations to exclusive artist events. Gallery Members also receive recognition through AWA’s blog, social media and other publicity. Gallery Membership is $250 per year - click on our Donate page to join.
MEMBERSHIP LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY
If there are extenuating circumstances, like serious health issues, for example, the member can petition the Board of Directors to extend the leave of absence without impacting her level of membership. All decisions by the Board are final. Unless the Board approves an additional extension beyond one year, members lose their membership status. Lapsed members are welcome to rejoin at the Associate or Associate with Distinction membership level, depending on her exhibition history with AWA.
The Board reserves the right to remove a member for unprofessional conduct.