Who We Are and What We Do

Laurie Stevens The Artist’s Wife 

Who We Are

A Brief History

Exhibition History 

 AWA Staff 

American Women Artists is a membership organization made up of women artists, patrons, and gallery owners throughout the United States and Canada. AWA is an independent, tax-exempt nonprofit organization that celebrated its inaugural exhibition in 1990 at the Tucson Museum of Art and incorporated in 1998 as a 501 (c) (3) in the state of New Mexico.

Since its inception, American Women Artists has worked diligently to bring women artists to the attention of the art world through museum shows, juried competitions in leading galleries around the country, symposiums, workshops, and international travel and exhibitions. Our goal is to increase the number of professional opportunities for women in the visual fine arts that lead to greater inclusion.

Top: Terry Cooke Hall Rhapsody in Blue
Bottom: Cynthia Feustel Of Beauty and Grace

The fact that I have a painting in the permanent collection of the Booth Western Art Museum is a direct result of my participation in the AWA show there.”

— Nancy Boren, TX