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Krystii Melaine, Flowing (triptych)

Newsletter – February 2022

Newsletter – February 2022

It's Always Sunny, 27x19 Soft Pastel by BF Reed Click here to read our February 2022 Newsletter!  (Cover image: Daffodil, 20x16 Oil by Nancy Boren)

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Newsletter – January 2022

Newsletter – January 2022

Poems Looking For a Seat, by Gayle Madeira Click here to read our January 2022 Newsletter!  (Cover image: Once in A Blue Heron Moon, Oil by Drewyer Christine)

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UNINVITED: Canadian Women Artists Reinvited

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member While spending almost a year now writing the 30-year history of American Women Artists at our thirtieth anniversary, I have become intrigued by a dozen Canadian women artists who have become AWA members and participated in...

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Newsletter – December 2021

Newsletter – December 2021

Raining Cats and Dogs, Oil and Cold Wax by Jolynn Forman Click here to read our December Newsletter! (Cover image: Afternoon Tea, oil by Lauren Anderson)

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Newsletter – November 2021

Newsletter – November 2021

The Long Climb, ink and watercolor by Marilynn Brandenburger Click here to read our November Newsletter! (Cover image: Light Martini, oil by Karen Budan)

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Rediscovered Women Artists: Alice Neel

Rediscovered Women Artists: Alice Neel

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Artist Alice Neel was known throughout her career, but was “rediscovered” in a prodigious way over the past year due to a major retrospective of her work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled Alice Neel: People Come...

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AWA Announces Master-Signature Members for 2022

American Women Artists is honored to announce that two AWA Signature Members have been elevated to Master-Signature status for 2022! AWA’s Master-Signature Task Force carefully reviewed the impressive group of qualified Signature Members and unanimously agreed on two...

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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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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