MARCH 2020
Countdown to Deadline!

Associate and Associate with Distinction Members, you have until March 16 to enter the 2020 Spring Online Juried Show! Apply through CAFE jurying service: HERE

Don't miss out on the opportunity to win cash prizes, art magazine ad awards, and art supply gift certificates. The show will be posted on AWA's webpage for a minimum of one year.

Before you apply you must create an account in CAFE to access the application for the Spring Online Show. Before applying, go to "Artists Sign Up" at the top bar of the application page and create your account.

Visit CAFE to enter: APPLICATION
Tonya Turner Carroll
Spring Online Jurors Announced

AWA is excited to introduce our three jurors who will be picking the finalists for the 2020 Spring Online Show. AWA Signature Members Nadine Robbins and Ellen Woodbury will serve as selection jurors, while g allery owner Tonya Turner Carroll will be a selection and the awards juror. Learn more about them in our latest blog.

Poder  by Natalie Dark, Colored Pencil on White Paper, 30" x 22"
Booth Itinerary

Patrons and Artists, all members of AWA are welcome to attend events surrounding the opening of AWA's show at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA. 

We have group rates at two hotels. Please take advantage of this offer if you are coming to the Booth Museum.


To get to Cartersville from the Atlanta Airport, you can rent a car, take Uber,  (approx. $62), or pick up one of the  Shuttle Tran  Shuttles that run 5x/day:  9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 pm, 5:30 p.m., & 7:30 p.m. (approx. $35).
You must make an advance reservation: Shuttle Tran: 800-556-5466 or 706-235-5466

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Meet Amanda, Your New Executive Director

We're thrilled to announce our new Executive Director, Amanda Zimmerman. Amanda has over six years of experience working in galleries and museums. Her diverse background includes a BFA in studio art with concentrations in photography, printmaking, and sculpture; publicity & marketing for destination marketing organizations and museums; as well as graphic design and content writing. In her spare time, you can find Amanda stitching hand-embroidered hoops or watching Star Wars marathons with her 13-year-old son Aidan. 

"Amanda was my Gallery Assistant for many years,"  explains Robin Knowlton, AWA's Interim Director, "and I am thrilled that she is taking over for me as AWA's Executive Director." Robin and Amanda, who both live in Lodi, CA, will work as Co-Directors through the Booth Museum events and members can contact either of them with any questions or needs. Amanda can be reached at:, (209) 224-8424.  

Portfolio Reviews

AWA members will have the opportunity to have their portfolios reviewed by select members of AWA on Wednesday, May 27 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. This review will provide important insight that could help elevate your artwork. Make your reservation today!

Patron & Gallery Donors

We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Patron and Gallery Members who donated to AWA during our 2020 membership drive, starting November 1, 2019.

Platinum Circle Donors
Edmund Twining III
Rene & Lauren Woolcott

Gold Circle Donors
Earline Burke
Ms. Elinor Boyd
Wendy Conrad
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond King
Juli and David Owens
Ann Self

Silver Circle Donors
George & Sharon Bensch
Karen & Clark Bright
Michael Cecil
Thomas & Gayle Delashmutt
Angela Mia De la Vega

Charles Holtzclaw
Paula Holtzclaw
George Ann Johnson
Elayne Kuehler
Steve & C.J. Lukacsik
Laurie Stevens

Beth Acton
Candace Bengs
Lucy Dickens
Leslie DuPratt Thomas
Charmen Goehring Fox
Margaret Gooch
Diane Liguari
JD Lindholm
Dwane & Sara Milnes
Bettina Redway
Lucy Rhame
Charles & Jennifer Sands
Robert Waste
Mary Weaver
Katherine Davey White
Sachiko Zuckerman

Gallery Donors
Art Castings of Colorado
Principle Gallery
Sparrow Gallery

Booth Exhibition Media Sponsor

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine is our media sponsor for the Booth Museum exhibition. We're so proud to have this all-female publishing team as our media sponsor! 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles  was founded in 1983, and longtime publishing powerhouse Gina Christman retired in 2020 after spending 38 years establishing the magazine as the premier luxury design title in the Southeast. 
In January of 2020, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles' Editor-in-Chief of six years, Elizabeth Ralls, took over the reins as the joint Publisher/Editorial Director; she has hired shelter-magazine industry veteran Zoe Gowen as the magazine's new Executive Editor. The dynamic duo looks forward to bringing the magazine's legacy to new heights--and keeping it vibrant for a fresh generation. 

After the Rain, Mariposa Lilies and Chicory, Catalina Mountains by Dyana Hesson, oil on canvas, 22" x 28"
True Blue

Congratulations to Dyana Hesson who has eleven "True Blue Arizona" paintings in the March issue of Arizona Highways magazine. Since 1925, Arizona Highways has been bringing readers the very best Arizona has to offer. Some of the state's most famous photographers and artists have graced the pages of the magazine, including Ansel Adams, Barry Goldwater, Josef Muench, Ted Degrazia, Ed Mell, and Esther Henderson.
Today, Arizona Highways' monthly circulation surpasses half a million copies, with readers in fifty U.S. states and in two-thirds of the world's countries. Way to go, Dyana!

These paintings and more will be on display starting March 27 at the Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale, AZ.

Professional Photo Session Available

Tired of submitting unsatisfying iPhone photos for your marketing materials? Take advantage of the opportunity to have a professional photograph taken for use in catalogs, magazines, and more.  

Reserve your spot, today!

Special Offer From
America West Frames

Please take advantage of your exclusive 10%  AWA Member Discount on your first order with America West Frames. AWF is one of our merchandise sponsors for the Booth Museum show; donating a $200 gift certificate.

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