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American Women Artists is now accepting Associate Artist Members. Women who draw, paint, or sculpt in a representational style – whether with a contemporary or traditional approach – are welcome and encouraged to apply for membership. For details, please click on Join Us under Quick Links in the box to the right.

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American Women Artists is now accepting Associate Artist Members. Women who draw, paint, or sculpt in a representational style – whether with a contemporary or traditional approach – are welcome and encouraged to apply for membership. For details, please click on Join Us under Quick Links in the box to the right. 


You should keep on painting no matter how difficult it is, because this is all part of experience, and the more experience you have, the better it is.. unless it kills you, and then you know you have gone too far.   Alice Neel                           

AWA 2012 Juried Competition Finalists

This year we had over 325 artists enter the competition from the U.S. and Canada. 75 artists were chosen as finalists to participate in the 15th Annual Juried Competition Exhibition at the K. Newby Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Tubac, Arizona. 61 paintings and drawings were chosen and 14 sculptures.  

All finalists will be receiving a letter of acceptance from AWA with instructions soon. The finalists are as follows:

Carol Alleman, Carol Amos, Helen Bailey, Tammy Bality, Jill Banks, Stacy Barter, Jane Barton, Lynn Bertrand, Jill Blaisdell, Christina Body, Jane Bradley, Lynn Christopher, Rita Cirillo, Marilyn Cuellar, Judeth Davis, Marsha Davis, Angela De La Vega, Mary Dennis, Nancy Denzler, Katie Dobson Cundiff, Pat Doughty, Marianne Dunn, Diane P. Farr, Kelli Folsom, Eleanor Freudenstein, Donna Gordon, Diane Greenwood, Zoe Hadley, Elaine Hahn, Ann Hardy, Thimgan Hayden, Marianne Hornbuckle, Susie Hyer, Debob Jacob, Dinah Jasensky, Barbara Jones, Becky Joy, Sarah Kidner, Sheryl Knight, Bobbie Koh, Carolyn Latanision, Amy Leung, Susan Lindsey, Jeanne Mackenzie, Kimberlee Maselli, Diane May, Julie McCraney-Brogdon, Kara McGhee, Georgene McGonagle, Kami Mendlik Polzin, Margie Murray, Farshid Namei, Maria Nash, Eileen Nistler, Kay Northup, Jean Olliver, Pokey Park, Lynne Patton, Sonja Quarles, Jeanne Reavis, Hope Reis, Carol Roberts, Carolyn Sato, Nadia Scaglione, Erin Schulz, Gaye Sekula, Xiangbin Shi, Betty Smith, Cathryne Trachok, Ann Trusty, Cecy Turner, Cynda Valle, Kristen Visbal, Ann Watcher, Shirle Wempner.   

Watch for upcoming event announcement!
Plein Air Paint Out

Saturday, November 3, 2012
Registration – 8:30 am
Paint Out – 9 am – 11 am

AWA will host a Paint Out on the grounds of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. All AWA members, including Master, Signature and Associates, are invited to participate. There will be an exhibition, for Masters and Signature members only, in the Baldwin Building from 1:00 until 4:00 pm. Participants will need to pay the museum’s admission fee. No additional charge for the Paint Out.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2021 North Kinney Road
Tucson, AZ 85743


More details coming soon on our website. 

Visions of the Southwest, an American Women Artists exhibition of work by Master Signature and Signature members will open Nov. 3, 2012 at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson. All of the artwork in this museum exhibit will be of a Southwest theme. There will be a paint out on the museum grounds Saturday morning with all members, Master, Signature, and Associate invited to participate.

We are pleased to announce our guest artists for the museum show: Nancy Bush, Jane De Decker, Gay Faulkenberry, Louisa McElwain, Joan Potter, Sherry Salari Sander, Linda Tippetts, and Star Liana York.

American Women Artists 15th Annual Juried Competition Exhibition – Master Signature and Signature Exhibit / Associate Members Competition–will be held simultaneously at the K Newby Gallery in Tubac, AZ. See more at our website.   
Spotlight – Signature Member – Eva Stanley                                                                                                
“I strive, in my work, to achieve not only realism,
but also to relate a story of behavior and environment
to the

Sandhill Crane 26×29.5×38 Bronze 

viewer. It is my goal to both entertain and educate the public regarding the needs and struggles of wildlife in today’s world.”  

Growing up on the southern shore of Lake Michigan, Eva spent her childhood exploring the woodlands, marshes, and ponds of the Indiana Dunes. She also gives great credit to her mother for boldly taking her children camping each summer, across the U.S. and Canada. That early exposure to so many different types of habitats and wildlife, helped to further instill her love of nature and wild places.

Ms. Stanley says, “It is terribly important to educate our people- especially the children- about the amazing variety and needs of the creatures and plants native to our own hemisphere. Wildlife art helps in that mission.”

Eva Stanley is an award winning artist and sculptor whose work can be seen in National Juried Exhibitions and Museum shows across the nation.  AWA is proud to have Eva as a Signature Member. See more at her website.E’s website.


Spotlight – Signature Member – Laurel Daniel 
With a degree in studio art and 19 years in the graphic design business, Laurel Daniel paints full-time and teaches at the Austin Museum of Art. She is an avid plein air painter and says, “Plein air painting is a huge part of my process. It feeds, motivates, and is the source for studio work. It is an excuse to be outside, experiencing nature firsthand. The whole process is irresistible to me.”

Lily Pond
“My lifelong love for nature inspires me to contemplate the landscape. As a plein air painter, I begin outside, working quickly to discern the shifting patterns of shadows and light. Back in the studio, I try to paint with the same closely-observed spontaneity. Capturing a moment in time is an impossible task, but for me, an endlessly compelling one.” 
Laurel participates in many National shows and painting events throughout the year. AWA is proud to have Laurel as a signature member. 




Member News  

Judeth Davis was the Keystone Sculptor for the 2012 Encore: Art Matters Exhibition and Sale at the Huntington Library & Gardens sponsored by the San Marino Art League. Her featured work includes figurative and whimsical bronzes as well as a large abstract alabaster. See more at her website.  

There Are Always Stories to Tell 

ST. GEORGE – The Sears Art Museum Gallery at the Dixie State College of Utah Dolores Dore’ Eccles Fine Arts Center unveils a new summer ensemble exhibit which runs through Friday, August 24, 2012. This exhibit showcases many of the unique and inspiring geographical features and views of Southern Utah, as captured by four artists including AWA Signature Member, Bonnie Conrad. 


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