AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS

25 in 25: 25 Museum Shows in 25 Years

Chesterfield, MO   |  www.americanwomenartists.org

Mission

American Women Artists is dedicated to the inspiration, celebration and encouragement of women working in the visual fine arts.

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Sandra Harris

Board President

Christine Drewyer

Main address

PO Box 7281

Chesterfield, MO 63006 USA

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EIN

74-2816298

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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National Museum Exhibitions: 25 in 25

Our main program is to have 25 museum shows in 25 years in the US and Canada for women artists who are part of the AWA network. We work with museums across the country to secure an annual show of works by AWA artists to broaden the recognition of women in the visual arts. We arrange media coverage in national arts publications and related outlets and produce a show catalog to accompany exhibits.

Women make up more than half of the working artists in the country today, yet some data states that only 5% of the permanent holdings of art museums in this country are by women and museum exhibitions focused on working women artists are uncommon. American Women Artists works with other organizations and museums to work toward more representation of women as working artists, creating an art history for the future that speaks more fully to the interpretation of our times

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Artists and performers

Provides exhibition opportunities in fine art galleries to Signature and Master level AWA members, giving women artists national exposure and helping to support their work in the field of visual fine arts.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Artists and performers

Juried Competition and exhibition opportunity online through AWA website for Associate and Associate with Distinction AWA Members. Provides experience in preparing work for juried competition at national level, and opportunity to be selected as finalists appearing in yearlong gallery exhibit on AWA website.

Finalists selected receive exposure and promotion of their work through the web presence, along with cash awards and prize packages, helping to support their work in the field of visual fine arts, and increasing the level of recognition of their work.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Artists and performers

Monthly E-newsletter distributed to membership, sponsors, museums, galleries, and those with general interest in visual arts featuring AWA events, members accomplishments and careers, and other art-related topics relevant to our membership.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Artists and performers

AWA presents painting and sculpting educational workshops taught by Master and Signature AWA members at Fine Art teaching facilities. AWA procures sponsorship of these workshops in order to provide scholarships to help targeted attendees participate in the workshop experience. Options for virtual attendance are sometimes made available.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Artists and performers

www.americanwomenartists.org provides our membership and the public with current news on our events, show opportunities, featured member artists, art news relevant to our mission. We also work diligently to promote women artists through all of the common social media outlets, including upcoming shows, workshops, images of works in progress and studio shots

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers

We send out a monthly e-newsletter to members, patrons, donors, sponsors and friends

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

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AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS

Board of directors
as of 8/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Christine Drewyer

American Women Artists

Term: 2017 -


Board co-chair

Aleta Carpenter

Dyana Hesson

Aleta Carpenter

Christine Drewyer

Diana Twining

Jeanne Reavis

Janet Lee

Sandy Delehanty

Jann Gilmore

Lisa Gleim

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No