The Latest from American Women Artists
Award Winners for Pushing Forward Reaching Back Exhibition @Brookgreen Gardens
Congratulations to the award winners of AWA's 2023 museum exhibition Pushing Forward Reaching Back at Brookgreen Gardens The Awards Jurors had an extremely difficult task! Thank you again to jurors Anne Brown, retired Associate Publisher, Streamline Publishing,...
Newsletter – May 2023
Morning Mist 15.5x8x5, bronze by Moana Ponder Click here to read our May 2023 Newsletter! (Cover image: Helping Hand, 16x15x9, bronze by Pokey Park)
Revisiting American Women Art Patrons
By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Many affluent American women patrons built some of the best art collections in this country. Three major women patrons are showcased here, each of their families had multiple members who also contributed significantly to...
Newsletter – April 2023
Little Flower Girl, 10x13, oil by Carmen Drake Click here to read our April 2023 Newsletter! (Cover image: Flow, 24x18, Oil by Yana Beylinson)
Newsletter – March 2023
Alla, 36x28, oil by LinHui Ding Click here to read our March 2023 Newsletter! (Cover image: In the Wind, 24x24, Water Media by Linda Loeschen)
Visionary Women Art Educators
By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member The New Woman Movement began in the last years of the 19th century and had a profound influence on empowering women’s lives in the early twentieth century. Ironically, Henry James popularized the term when he wrote about...
Newsletter – February 2023
Somewhere Deep, 24x30, Deep Acrylic and Oil by Megan Lange Click here to read our February 2023 Newsletter! (Cover image: The Poetics of the Body, 30x20, Mixed Media by Odeta Xheka)
Artists Announced for Pushing Forward Reaching Back at Brookgreen Gardens
AWA is pleased to announce the 108 members who have been invited today to show at our 2023 museum exhibition Pushing Forward Reaching Back from May 13-July 23 at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina. Thank you to all who applied and congratulations to the finalists!...
Newsletter – January 2023
Light Martini, 20x16, Oil by Karen Budan Happy New Year! Click here to read our January 2023 Newsletter! (Cover image: Once in a Blue Heron Moon, 30x30, Oil by Christine Drewyer)
By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Each November, I am prompted to buy my next year’s calendar as appointments and events begin to pile up for the following year. Like most, I head to an office supply store and purchase the requisite commercially-printed...
Newsletter – December 2022
Catching Snowflakes 12x10, Acrylic by Cher Pruys Click here to read our December 2022 Newsletter! (Cover image: Freedom 30x36, Oil by Nicole Finger)
Barbara Buhler Lynes, PhD presented “Georgia O’Keeffe: Personal and Professional”
Barbara Buhler Lynes, PhD presented “Georgia O’Keeffe: Personal and Professional” AWA was fortunate to benefit from a private event hosted by Master-Signature artist and Board member Diana Reuter-Twining in October in beautiful Virginia. Local art supporters and Board...
Newsletter – November 2022
Rainy Afternoon 16x20, Oil by Yangzi Xu Click here to read our November 2022 Newsletter! (Cover image: Winter's Glow, Oil, Cold Wax, 11x14, by Carolyn Abrams)
Lois Dodd: Afternoon Tea
By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Anticipation had built for weeks. We arrived at Lois Dodd’s for tea a minute before our predetermined hour of 2 pm. Lois Dodd is an artist who has long painted in Maine and was one of the key women artists working in...
Newsletter – October 2022
Dark Mist, 24x24, Oil by Jennifer Kish Click here to read our October 2022 Newsletter! (Cover image: Frippery, Oil, 34x38, by Deliece Blanchard
Newsletter – September 2022
Tree at Tsankawi, 30x40, Acrylic by Ellen Fuller Click here to read our September 2022 Newsletter! (Cover image: Let's Dance, 10x36, Acrylic by Suzi Seerey-Lester)
Women Printmakers of Provincetown White-Line Color Print
By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Artist Edith Lake Wilkinson (1868-1957) may sound familiar because I wrote about her for my earlier AWA blog in August 2021. She was one of the group of women artists who lived and carved prints in the art colony of...
Newsletter – August 2022
Sandy and Steve, 12x16, Oil by Leah Hopkins Henry Click here to read our August 2022 Newsletter! (Cover image: Windswept, 16x20, Oil by Kimberly Beck)
Newsletter – July 2022
Theory of Imminent Deadline, 36x36, Oil by L. Tracy Paz Click here to read our July 2022 Newsletter! (Cover image: A Feminine Touch, 14x20, Watercolor by Alisa Shea)
Sally Michel Avery
By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Oh my, there are countless stories of talented women artists who devoted their lives to more famous artist husbands and as a result have been largely ignored by the public. A case in point is Sally Michel Avery, wife...
I am thrilled and so honored to receive this award. It is hard to put into words how it makes me feel when I see the caliber of the other entries – amazing work!
— CARLA O’CONNOR
2019 Spring Online Show Grand Prize winner, WA