American Women Artists.org Outstanding Figurative Award, 2021
American Women Artists is thrilled to announce the winners of our 2021 Spring Online Juried Show! The winners of the awards were selected by Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Fifteen artists were selected for awards, out of the 120 entries that were juried into the show. AWA is awarding $4,000 in cash awards and approximately $10,000 in gift certificates and merchandise. Congratulations to all!
Kelly was highly impressed with the entries to the Spring Online Show and happy to share her thoughts. “This past year has challenged us all — to stay connected, engaged, hopeful, creative. But in the face of these challenges — and with extended time in their studios, artists have found new themes and creative possibilities to explore in their work,” Kelly said. “In the entries of AWA’s Spring Online Show, we saw paintings and sculptures that were uniquely ‘of the moment,’ making statements or observations about experiences shared around the world. There were, of course, others that offered more personal viewpoints about the political and social conflicts that have also been signs of our time. Most inspiring for me, however, is that the body of work submitted gave testament that art and artists endure. No matter where these women found their inspiration, they’ve bestowed us with artworks that both delight and challenge, and I’m thrilled to share our selections with you!”
Click HERE to view the award winners.