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Krystii Melaine, Flowing (triptych)

Newsletter – February 2023

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)

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Newsletter – January 2023

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)

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Artists Calendars

Artists Calendars

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...

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Newsletter – December 2022

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)

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Newsletter – November 2022

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)

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Lois Dodd: Afternoon Tea

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...

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Newsletter – October 2022

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

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Newsletter – September 2022

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)

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Women Printmakers of Provincetown White-Line Color Print

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...

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Newsletter – August 2022

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)

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Newsletter – July 2022

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)

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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...

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Newsletter – June 2022

Newsletter – June 2022

Treading Tribe, 22x30, Watercolor by Stacy Lund Levy Click here to read our June 2022 Newsletter! (Cover image: Happy Happy, 24x18, Oil by Carol Lee Thompson)

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2022 Spring Online Juried Show Award Winners Announced!

2022 Spring Online Juried Show Award Winners Announced!

AWA is pleased to announce the 20 award winners for our 2022 Spring Online Juried Show chosen from 136 pieces juried in from 979 entries. We'd like to thank our Sponsors, Merchandise Donors, and Jurors for making these awards possible! "The AWA 2022 Spring Online...

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Newsletter – May 2022

Newsletter – May 2022

Sala dei Pappagalli in Pitti Palace Florence, 20x15, Oil on Panel by Priya Ahlawat Click here to read our May 2022 Newsletter! (Cover image: Pink, 20x30, Watercolor by Xi Guo)

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The Huntington Women – Arabella and Anna

The Huntington Women – Arabella and Anna

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington first came to my attention when I was doing research on Delaware artists Orville and Ethel Peets.  After World War I, the Peetses traveled in Spain and Portugal painting the Spanish...

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2022 Spring Online Juried Show Jurors Announced

2022 Spring Online Juried Show Jurors Announced

AWA has confirmed three accomplished women in the arts who will select the finalists and award winners for the 2022 Spring Online Juried Show! Sarah B. Cunningham | Selection & Awards Juror Sarah B. Cunningham is the owner of Walker-Cunningham Fine Art, a private...

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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