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, only 5 percent of the art currently displayed in U.S. museums is by women. There remains just one major museum in the world dedicated solely to women artists. That’s why, working with the National Museum of Women in the Arts, we host an annual Art Contest to get 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. And, for the second year in a row, one of the six winners has received the NMWA Award of Distinction!
Congratulations to our 2014 winners!
AAUW members and a panel of past winning artists selected six pieces from more than 150 entries. We would especially like to thank the judges who dedicated their time and expertise in this year’s contest: Margaret Mathews, Joyce Rothermich, Rita Sklar, and Jane Winston.
- Learn more about AAUW’s relationship with the NMWA.
- Read about last year’s NMWA Awardee of Distinction.
We’re in the sixth year of the annual AAUW Art Contest. View all of our past winners!
For more information on the AAUW Art Contest see the contest rules.