Dedicated to the inspiration, encouragement, and recognition of women in fine arts, American Women Artists is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a “Members Show & National Juried Exhibition” in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Although events began on November 9, the non-profit American Women Artists (AWA) has planned a number of exciting opportunities throughout this week in Scottsdale, Arizona. Celebrating 25 years of excellence and hosted by the Scottsdale Artists’ School, festivities kicked off with a number of AWA workshops during which several of the organization’s members shared their artistic techniques and creative processes.

Georgene McGonagle, “What’s Up?,” bronze, 16 x 7 x 4 in. (c) Bonner David Galleries 2015

Along with a meet-and-greet yesterday, the week heated up today with an awards ceremony at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, followed by the opening reception of the “2015 Members Show & National Juried Exhibition” at the esteemed Bonner David Galleries. Things simmer on Friday in preparation for a full weekend. Saturday, November 14, will feature “Voices and Visions from the New Frontier: A Symposium on Women and Art in the 21st Century,” which will take place at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts. The symposium boasts a star-studded slate of speakers from around the country who will discuss the current state of the art world from the perspective of female artists.

Cecy Turner, “Tucked in for the Winter,” oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in. (c) Bonner David Galleries 2015

As detailed in last week’s edition of “Fine Art Today,” Sunday will witness the Beaux Arts Fundraiser hosted by the Scottsdale Artists’ School. View the full article here.

Carol Swinney, “Valley of the Navajo,” oil on canvas, 20 x 40 in. (c) Bonner David Galleries 2015

To learn more about AWA and the schedule of this week’s events, visit American Women Artists.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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