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Newsletter – September 2021

Newsletter – September 2021

Ann at the Bus, oil by Jill Eberle Click here to read our September Newsletter! (Cover image: Eventuality (Hyalophora Ceropia), Charcoal and Italian Paper by Traci Martin)

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Upcoming 2022 Signature Members

Upcoming 2022 Signature Members

Congratulations to our new AWA Signature Members for 2022       The following women have all juried into three or more AWA shows and qualify for Signature Membership. Congratulations on your...

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Rediscovered Women Artists: Edith Wilkinson

Rediscovered Women Artists: Edith Wilkinson

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member The lost stories of women artists cease to surprise me any longer, but Edith Lake Wilkinson’s journey is uniquely sad. Born in Wheeling, WV, to a banker and art teacher, she and her sister enjoyed comfortable childhoods....

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Newsletter – August 2021

Newsletter – August 2021

Home Schooling, Acrylic and Oil on Wood Panel by Susan Boork Saacks Click here to read our August Newsletter! (Cover image: Contemplating Infinity, Bronze by Moana Ponder)

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2022 Museum Show Announced

2022 Museum Show Announced

  American Women Artists is thrilled to announce our 2022 museum show Breaking Through: The Rise of American Women Artists hosted by the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center in Clarksville, TN. This will be the sixth museum show in...

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Rediscovered Women Artists: Nell Blaine

Rediscovered Women Artists: Nell Blaine

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Most of us know the names of women painters of the mid-twentieth century Abstract Expressionism movement in New York, such as Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, and Helen Frankenthaler, but Nell Blaine is almost unknown....

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Symposium on Women in the Arts with Dyana Hesson

Symposium on Women in the Arts with Dyana Hesson

AWA Master-Signature Member, Dyana Hesson presents her talk, 10 Bees of Success as a part of AWA’s Symposium on Women in the Arts. In her talk, Dyana shares ten tips she has learned throughout her 30-year career as a professional artist.   ...

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2021 Lifting the Sky Awards Announced!

2021 Lifting the Sky Awards Announced!

We are pleased to present the award winners for Lifting the Sky: Elevating the Works of American Women Artists. This year's show awards include $35,000 in cash prizes, magazine ad awards, and merchandise! AWA is thrilled to announce two new awards in this year's show:...

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Lifting the Sky – Digital Catalog

Lifting the Sky – Digital Catalog

Learn more about each artist and their work in AWA's Lifting the Sky show!  View the catalog HERE.               View the show HERE. Take a virtual gallery tour HERE.

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Lifting the Sky – Virtual Walkthrough

Lifting the Sky – Virtual Walkthrough

Take a virtual tour of Lifting the Sky: Elevating the Works of American Women Artists! View 155 paintings and sculptures created by members of AWA in an online gallery space. We recommend viewing the show as a guided tour. Click the link below and select "Start Guided...

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2021 Spring Online Show Award Winners

2021 Spring Online Show Award Winners

American Women Artists is thrilled to announce the winners of our 2021 Spring Online Juried Show! The winners of the awards were selected by Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Fifteen artists...

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2021 Spring Online Show Artists

2021 Spring Online Show Artists

Congratulations to all of the artists whose artwork was selected for AWA’s 2021 Spring Online Juried Show! There were 1,223 entries, of those 120 were juried into the show. Selection Juror Diana Reuter-Twining wrote, "It was an honor to serve as a Selection Juror for...

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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