Jazz is Jazz by Alisa Shea, watercolor, 22" x 20"
Booth Museum Show Accepted Artists

Congratulations to the 110 artists that will take part in the 2020 AWA Booth Museum exhibition! This was an incredibly competitive show, not only with 1,503 works entered by 540 artists, but the overall quality of the work was exceptionally high. Our thanks to Lisa Wheeler, Director of Curatorial Services at the Booth Museum, who was our selection juror.

All Patron, Gallery, and Artist Members of AWA are invited to attend the events surrounding the opening of the show on May 27, 2020.  

2020 Spring Online Show, Apply!

There's no time to rest! The application period for AWA's 2020 Spring Online Juried Show is open now  through March 16, for Associate and Associate with Distinction Members. Both realist and abstract works are allowed.

There are thousands of dollars in awards, including ad awards from  Southwest ArtArt of the West and Fine Art Connoisseur magazines, gift certificates from Jack Richeson & Co, and Golden Artist Colors, among  many  others. Don't miss out, apply today!

Application Link
Bruton Sisters

A captivating article by AWA Board Member Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD about the lives of the Bruton Sisters. Margaret, Helen, and Esther. They make up a remarkable story of California-born siblings and artists who worked prolifically between the 1920s to the 1970s. 

The Power of the Group

On occasion, we are going to run articles by AWA Members who will be sharing a specific recommendation that they attribute to their success. The first article, The Power of the Group, is by Dyana Hesson. Dyana believes in the power of collaborating with a group of fellow artists.

Lone Wolf by Sally Maxwell
Scratchboard Workshop with Sally Maxwell

We are excited to announce that AWA Master Signature Member Sally Maxwell will be presenting a scratchboard workshop at the Booth Museum! 

Paula Holtzclaw, Ann Watcher, Anne Harkness, and Isabel Forbes
A Member's Generous Heart

Thank you to Paula Holtzclaw, Master Signature Member of American Women Artists, who donated a portion of the sales of her paintings from "A Celebration of American Women Artists" at Providence Gallery in Charlotte, NC. The show featured the works of four AWA members that, in addition to Paula, included Isabel Forbes, Anne Harkness, and Ann Watcher.
The idea for the show was to celebrate women artists and spread the word about AWA. Leading up to the show's opening Paula, along with the gallery, placed advertisements in magazines and mentioned that a portion of the sales would be donated to American Women Artists. In addition to ads, Paula also utilized social media to inform the public about the show and the donation to AWA.
Paula was excited to share information about the organization with guests, collectors, and fellow artists at the show opening. "It was a great opportunity to talk to people about this wonderful organization in a casual setting. Everyone was very excited to learn about AWA," explained Paula.

Support Women in the Arts

You're not an artists but you'd like to join AWA?You can become a Patron Member by donating through our "Donate" link on our website. 

Pictured here is Dr. Cindi Rich. Dr. Rich has been a Patron Donor since 2018. We value the faith that our Patron Donors have in the mission of AWA and the work of our artists!

Nubuck by Terry Cooke Hall recently acquired by the Brinton Museum
Is Your Work in a Museum?

Have you had your work purchased by a museum? Or a similar entity? We want to know! Please send an image of your work, medium, size, the name of the institution, the year it was acquired, and a short paragraph about its acquisition. Click the link below to email this information. Thank you!

Send Info HERE
Social Media Job Opening

AWA is looking for a part-time Social Media Manager starting in June. If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in learning more about the job. Please contact: Robin Knowlton, Executive Director, at
A Member Needs Our Help!

One of our members had a serious emergency, causing her to lose her studio and all of her art materials. She is an oil painter, and we would like to help replace her art supplies. If you would like to assist, you can send gift certificates to an art supply store or Amazon to us at: AWA/ PO Box 1611/ Lodi, CA 95241. We will be happy to forward them to her." 

Thank you!
ARTBEAT: News & Links 
from the Wider World

Are Female Old Masters an Untapped Market or a Marketing Ploy? Experts Are Divided, But Buyers Don't Seem to Care

Berks groups to honor female artists with a Celebration of Women in the Arts

Spotlight Continues Shining on Female Native American Artists
Call For Artists: Public Art

Bicentennial Park Call for Sculpture, Reno, NV

Register with Art in Embassies 
We Will Promote Your Work on Social Media!
Click on the promotions link below to add your information. We'll blast it out on AWA's social media channels. Be sure to include an image!

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Membership & Social Media:
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Masthead Image: Allure of Kimono by Carla Oo'Connor, A Tree Needs A Bird by Ellen Woodbury, 
A Cappella by Anne Harkness

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