November 2019 Newsletter

Renewal invoices are currently being sent to
AWA members with a link to renew via credit card or Pay Pal.
Prefer to pay by check?
Please send to: American Women Artists
PO Box 5952, Santa Fe, NM 87502
If you do not receive your renewal notice by next week (check spam folder)

Know an artist you think should join AWA?
Please forward this newsletter and direct them to this LINK !
Making Their Mark
Open for Applications
Applications open today for the 2020
AWA juried museum exhibition at Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA, May 23-August 23! Lisa Wheeler, Director of Curatorial Services at The Booth will jury the show selection. Three Awards Jurors will then select the artists who will receive cash awards and merchandise totaling approximately $30,000. This year's Grand Prize is $10,000!

AWA Signature and Master Signature Members show, A Tradition of Excellence: American Women, is now open at RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. The exhibition will run through December 21!

A portion of all sales will be donated to American Women Artists.

Images: Janet Hartley, Elisa Adams, Ann Self, Rachelle Siegrist, Mary Dennis,and Ellen Woodbury.


Applications for our annual Spring Online Juried Show will open on January 13. This year's Awards Juror is Tonya Turner Carroll of Turner Carroll Gallery in
Santa Fe, NM. Grand Prize is $2,000 ! Along with traditional painting and sculpture, we will be accepting mixed-media that includes fiber, and are encouraging non-objective abstractions. We've also included a $200 cash prize for Outstanding Achievement in Abstraction! AWA Jurors who will select the finalists include Signature Member and painter Nadine Robbins, and Signature Member and sculptor Ellen Woodbury .

Ida O'Keeffe
by Dr. Jann Haynes Gilmore

Ida Ten Eck O’Keeffe, the younger sister of the well-known artist Georgia O'Keeffe, who was also a painter, has only recently been acknowledged by a major museum with a solo exhibition. Dr. Gilmore explores the life of Ida, the artistically talented sister, and the O'Keeffe family dynamics which prevented her work from becoming well known during her lifetime.

Welcome Lisa Gleim
American Women Artists would like to welcome AWA Signature Member Lisa Gleim to our esteemed Board of Directors. Lisa is an award-winning pastel artist and part of a family of successful Southern artists. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and is the Audubon Artists 2012 & 2016 Gold Medal of Honor for Pastel recipient, and Audubon Artists 2013 Art Spirit Foundation's Gold Medal Award for Pastel . In 2016 she was the Atlanta Branch of the National League of Pen Women's Artist of the Year .

AWA Symposium Keynote
Creating your career
on your own terms

Carol Carter, an internationally renowned American artist, shares her insights on building an art career while balancing creativity with business and marketing.

AWA is seeking Merchandise and Gift Certificate Awards for
the upcoming 2020 Juried Spring On-Line and Booth Museum shows. What would your dream Merchandise Award be?
Please send your suggestions to Sandy Delehanty at:
ARTBEAT: News & Links  from the Wider Art World


America West Frames , a sponsor of AWA, is offering holiday discounts including 20% off your first order and 50% off shipping before November 7!

For more information go HERE

Daily Rituals: Women at Work explores the daily obstacles and rituals of women who are artists--painters, composers, sculptors. See how these brilliant minds get to work, the choices they have to make: rebuffing convention, stealing (or secreting away) time from the pull of husbands, wives, children, obligations, in order to make their creations.

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Patricia Watts, Executive Director
Since 1990, American Women Artists has provided support and development of exhibitions, education programs, and publicity to empower and engage women in the visual arts.
Header Images are 2020 AWA Associate Members with Distinction (left-to-right):
Carla O'Connor "Moonscape"; George Ann Johnson "Pride";
and Lynette Cook "Future Titian".
American Women Artists is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization.
We support the work of our many and diverse artists and their right to freedom of expression;
however, the views they express are theirs alone and are not the views of the organization.