Cast Your Vote in AAUW’s 2019 Art Contest

This year, AAUW is giving special preference to

submissions that reflect our mission and values.

We hear a lot about the gender gap — in salary, in leadership roles, in math and science fields. But one of the most long-standing gaps exists in the art world. For centuries, women artists were not encouraged or even recognized. The few who broke through were discredited simply because they were not men.

Things have changed, but a wide gap persists: Only 30% of artists represented by commercial galleries are women, and women working in arts professions are paid almost $20,000 less per year than men. This is what motivates AAUW to host an annual art contest: Our goal is to give women artists the attention they deserve.

The winning entries will be featured in a collection of note cards mailed to AAUW members in the spring.

Vote for your favorites.

View this year’s entries in the 2019 Art Contest Gallery.

Read the contest rules to learn more.

2018 Winners

Congratulations to our 2018 artists!

Every year, AAUW members vote on the final candidates to be featured in the spring collection of note cards. These are the winners for 2018. (click to expand):


Beach Friends by Julie Dameron

“Beach Friends”
by Julie Dameron

Before the Hurricane by Janet Camposano

“Before the Hurricane”
by Janet Camposano

Portrait of Vanna by Wendy Gracia

“Portrait of Vanna”
by Wendy Gracia

Hollyhocks in my garden by Charlotte Severin

“Hollyhocks in my garden” by Charlotte Severin

Serenity - Saint Mary Lake on Tulips by Martha Burger

“Serenity – Saint Mary Lake”
by Martha Burger

Terrariumg by Margaret Ringia Hart

by Margaret Ringia Hart


Past Winners