An exhibition titled “American Women Artists: Pushing Forward Reaching Back” continues through July 23, 2023 at Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. This juried show features 100+ paintings and sculptures by members of American Women Artists (AWA).
A Grand Prize of $10,000 and additional prizes of cash, merchandise, and media space will be awarded. The awards ceremony and opening reception take place May 12. Accepted works can be previewed on the AWA website; all works are available for sale.
Thursday, May 11, AWA hosts their annual Symposium on Women in the Arts with speakers Anne Brown, former Associate Publisher, Streamline Publishing, Amanda Markel, AWA member and sculptor, Cheryl Newby, collector and retired founder of Cheryl Newby Gallery, Brittany Richmond, Assistant Curator, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, Robin Salmon, VP of Art and Historical Collections/Curator of Sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens, Donna Howell-Sickles, artist, gallerist, and early AWA leader, Michele Marceau, owner, Principle Gallery and Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, art historian and AWA Board member.
Selection Jurors for Pushing Forward Reaching Back are Michele Marceau, owner, Principle Gallery, Tricia Loscher, PhD, Assistant Museum Director-Collections, Exhibitions, & Research at Western Spirit Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, and Vanessa Rothe, designer, artist, curator, writer, and owner, Vanessa Rothe Fine Art. Awards Jurors are Anne Brown, former Associate Publisher, Streamline Publishing, Kaitee Floyd, owner, Cheryl Newby Gallery, and Robin R. Salmon, VP of Art and Historical Collections/Curator of Sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens.
For more details, please visit americanwomenartists.org.