We hear about the gender gap all the time — in salary, in math and science fields, in leadership. But one of the most glaring and longstanding gaps is in the art world. For centuries, women artists were unrecognized, unencouraged, or even discredited simply because they were not men.
Today, things have changed … some. Still, in 2012, only 4 percent of artists on display at the Metropolitan Museum were women. There remains just one major museum in the world dedicated solely to women artists. That’s why we host an annual art contest to give women artists the equal attention they deserve.
The six winning entries will be featured in a collection of note cards mailed to AAUW members in the spring.
Congratulations to our 2017 winners!
Every year AAUW members cast their vote on the final candidates to be featured in the spring collection of note cards. The winners for 2017 are (click to expand):
We’re in the ninth year of the annual AAUW Art Contest. View all of our past winners!