ACNMWA Members Honored as Arkansas Arts Council 2024 Governor's Arts Awards Recipients

The Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, recently announced the 2024 Governor’s Arts Awards recipients which included two board members of the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in Arts. The recipients will be honored at a ceremony on March 8, 2024, in Little Rock.

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A Year in Review: 2023 Artist Award Winner Shelby Fleming and Her Unexpected Challenges

I had lofty dreams when I applied to the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts 2023 Artist Award. I was going to start my second wearable sculpture fashion line and rent a larger studio to accommodate my massive vision. Little did I know a week after being awarded the grant I would have unexpected surgery to remove my gallbladder, from which I am still recovering.

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ACNMWA Internship Program Accepting Applications

Each year, the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (ACNMWA) selects an Arkansas woman student attending an Arkansas university or college to receive a $3,000 stipend to collaborate with a mentor working in an Arkansas museum, gallery or arts institution.

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ACNMWA accepting applications for Artist Award

The Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (ACNMWA) is accepting applications from Arkansas women who are visual artists for the organization’s annual Artist Award. The criteria and application are available here.

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National Museum of Women in the Arts reopens after major renovation

The National Museum of Women in the Arts— the world’s first major museum solely dedicated to championing women artists— reopened on October 21, 2023, after a two-year renovation, revealing a transformed building, powerful exhibitions and engaging public programs. NMWA reimagined its historic home at 1250 New York Avenue in Washington, D.C., to offer flexible exhibition spaces for immersive exhibitions, a versatile studio/classroom area and improved accessibility for visitors.

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ACNMWA’s Juried Artist Registry features 40 Arkansas women artists

The Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (ACNMWA) is exhibiting the work of 40 Arkansas women artists in the online 2023-2025 Juried Artist Registry. Juror Matthew Bailey, Ph.D., Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art and Design, University of Arkansas Fort Smith, selected the artists for inclusion in this biennial registry. The call for applications ran from June to August and was open to women artists who reside in or are from Arkansas.

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