The AWA Board of Directors voted to lower annual dues for Signature and Master Signature memberships for the third year in a row, to $200 and $300 respectively. Dues for Associates in 2015 will stay the same at $60 per year.
“We are grateful to the many senior members of this organization who felt strongly enough about our mission to create professional opportunities for women artists that they opened both hearts and wallets to keep this organization viable,” said Board President Kathrine Lemke Waste.
“AWA is different from other art organizations, in that we are about opening doors and leaving a legacy. The higher level of dues paid by our Signatures and Masters is what made it possible to offer the annual juried competition and three years ago, offer an entry-level of membership to Associates.”
|Prevailing Winds Exhibit at Booth Western Art Museum|
October 23, 2014 through January 4, 2015
Opening Reception Thursday, October 23, 4-8pm
AWA’s museum exhibit Prevailing Winds at the Booth Western Art Museum opens on Thursday, October 23, and features over 70 works of painting and sculpture by Master Signature and Signature members of American Women Artists, AWA founding member Star York, and guest artist Krystii Melaine.
The exhibit opens during the museum’s premiere event, the Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium, an annual celebration of the Western experience and its history, drawing large crowds to the venue every year.
There will be a gallery walk by guest artist and featured Booth Museum artist, Krystii Melaine, scheduled to begin at 4pm followed by a 4:15pm gallery talk about AWA, led by Master Signature and new Board President, Kathrine Lemke Waste.
On Friday, October 24, the museum conducts the 12th Annual Western Art History Symposium with presentations scheduled throughout the day on topics centered around women artists and their careers, business practices and history.
For a complete schedule and full descriptions of the exhibit opening events, Western Art History Symposium and the Cowboy Festival, visit http://boothmuseum.org/cowboyfestival/..
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Military Veterans Mentored by AWA in Austin, TX Show
Five women veterans who are part of an art mentoring program being piloted by AWA, are participating in a show of their work in Austin, Texas, Oct. 19 – Nov. 8.
Participating vets come from all branches of service and include Ohio resident Wendi Boggs, Nevada artist Sonia Young , Latonia Dixonand Sharon White of California and Vikki Bryers of New Mexico.
The exhibit, hosted by veteran and artist, Jenn Hassin in her Canopy District studio, is part of the Oct. 20-25 Arts and Services Celebration sponsored by the Washington D.C. based nonprofit, Veteran Artists Program.
AWA mentors include painters Laurel Daniel, Kay Northup, Bethanne Kinsella Cople and Kathrine Lemke Waste, and sculptor Julie McCraney-Brogdon.
The Opening Reception will be October 23 from 7 – 9 PM
916 Springdale Road
Austin, Texas 78702
AWA Board of Directors announces new Board President and two new officers
Kathrine Lemke Waste, Sacramento, California, President
Click to read Kathy’s interview with Sacramento Bee Columnist Cathie Anderson
AWA is also please to welcome new board members:
Continuing to serve…
Ann Larsen, Edinburg, New York, Vice President
Paula Holtzclaw, Waxhaw, North Carolina, Secretary
Ann Self, Hutchinson, KS, Treasurer
DeBob Jacob, Maypearl, TX