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.

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

2019 Winners

Congratulations to our 2019 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 2019! (click to expand)

Procession of the Birds by

“Procession of the Birds”
by Sharri LaPierre
AAUW Hudson’s Bay (WA)

Ginkgo Constellation by Susan Fenwick

“Ginkgo Constellation”
by Susan Fenwick
AAUW Ballwin-Chesterfield (MO)

“You are welcome!”
by Fatima Figueiredo
AAUW Batavia-Geneva-St. Charles (IL)

Little Ballerinas by Cynthia Kollman

“Little Ballerinas”
by Cynthia Kollman
AAUW Smith Mountain (VA)

Madagascar Workers by Hilary Kenyon

“Madagascar Workers!”
by Hilary Kenyon
AAUW Bend (OR)

Enlightened by Marilyn Baldi

by Marilyn Baldi
AAUW Northern Monmouth County (NJ)

Past Winners