We celebrate sharing images and information about the amazing artists represented through ACNMWA programs. Their creativity, dedication and diligence inspire us. Enjoy viewing their work, visiting their websites, connecting with them on social media and attending their exhibitions.

Women to Watch Exhibits

The Women to Watch exhibit program was developed by the National Museum of Women in the Arts to feature underrepresented and emerging women artists from the states and countries in which the museum has outreach committees or affiliates. NMWA curators select the theme.  Affiliates invite nationally approved local arts professionals to guest curate submissions to the national museum exhibit. Individual pieces selected for the 2020 national exhibit will focus on the transformation of paper into complex works of art, exemplifying the breadth of interpretation and wide-ranging manner of production possible within the medium.

Artist Award

Each year, the Arkansas Committee selects an accomplished Arkansas woman-identified artist to receive the ACNMWA Artist Award. The one-time $2,000 award helps the artist with expenses related to professional development: workshop training, research, travel, studio time, and/or essential equipment or supplies. Applications are accepted online for several months each year. Watch Facebook and Instagram for annual deadlines. Applicants for the next cycle must have resided in Arkansas for at least one year by December 31, 2022.

Juried Artist Registry

Every two years, work representing ACNMWA awarded artists and work selected by an independent guest juror is showcased in this online exhibit that is a public resource to connect artists, curators and collectors. At the end of the two-year period, the registry accepts online applications through the ACNMWA website for the next online exhibit. The ACNMWA Artists Registry encourages the creation and exhibition of artwork and the promotion of Arkansas women artists.

ACNMWA Internship Recipients

Each year the Arkansas Committee selects an Arkansas woman student attending an Arkansas university or college to receive a stipend to collaborate with a mentor working in an Arkansas museum, gallery, or arts institution. The recipient receives a $2,000 stipend for a 3-month summer internship with an Arkansas arts institution.

Arkansas Women Artist Exhibits

ACNMWA Artist Advocate members are invited to submit upcoming exhibits featuring Arkansas women artists. Timely submission of complete information and space limitations determine what exhibits are featured in the Art News section of the ACNMWA website.