OCTOBER 2019 Newsletter
2020 is lining up to be an exciting year for American Women Artists.
We currently have over 900 members including artists, patrons, and
gallery owners, and are on track to reach beyond 1,000!

You must renew before
January 20, 2020
in order to apply for the
The Booth Museum Show

Paintings and sculpture by AWA Signature and Master Signature Members will be presented at the RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX, this month. The show, A Tradition of Excellence: American Women Artists, opens on October 21 and runs through December 21, 2019.

There will be two public receptions: November 1 from 6-9pm
December 6 from 6-8pm

Applications will be accepted starting November 1st!

AWA's 2020 museum exhibition at The Booth Museum in Cartersville, GA, is $30,000 in cash and merchandise including a $10,000 Grand Prize Cash Award. The exhibition prospectus is online now for your perusal. Closing date for submissions is January 20, 2020.

The Booth Museum
Welcome Dr. Jann Haynes Gilmore
American Women Artists is excited to welcome Dr. Gilmore to the Board of Directors. She is a huge supporter of women in the arts and we are so grateful
to have her with us.

by Dr. Jann Haynes Gilmore
AWA is excited to introduce an addition to our Newsletter, a monthly blog post on underrecognized American women artists by historian Dr. Jann Haynes Gilmore. Gilmore presented her research on New Mexico artist Olive Rush at our annual Symposium in Steamboat Springs this past summer. We are pleased to present Dr. Gilmore's first selection, a talented female artist from Maine, Evelyn Kok (1923-2014).

AWA Symposium Keynote

In this 2019 video Dr. Jann Haynes Gilmore speaks about the remarkable Olive Rush,
a prolific artist who made murals for the Works Project Administration (WPA)
during The Great Depression. Rush was considered the Dean of Santa Fe Women Artists in the first half of the twentieth century.

ARTBEAT: News & Links 
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General questions:
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 Signature Members (left-to-right):
Vanessa Rusczyk "Creosote Bush"; Whitney Hall "Prudence";
and Shana Levenson "Protector."

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.