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Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. has promoted and supported professional women artists for over 90 years. Beginning in 1929 with a small group of some of the most outstanding American women artists of that era from central Connecticut, CWA has grown to what it is today. 


We are a statewide organization of highly accomplished artists working in a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, assemblage, photography, clay, metal, fiber, textiles, and glass.


The goal of Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. is to foster and promote interest in the visual arts by women artists in Connecticut, to maintain the highest possible standards of achievement among them, to provide exhibitions, and to encourage any other activities beneficial to artistic endeavors.



Opportunities to exhibit your work at respected galleries and museums, network with our community of accomplished artists, or utilize your skills volunteering for our organization are all part of the CWA experience.


We invite you to become a member.


National Open Juried Exhibition

CWA's 2021 Annual National Open Juried Exhibition will be presented at Arts Center East of Vernon, CT from August 21 - September 10. The opening reception and awards ceremony, is Saturday August 21, from 1 - 3 pm.

Become a Member

CWA is a statewide group of highly accomplished artists working in a variety of media. Come and join us in our ventures to beautify the world we live in, express your talents, and meet new friends. Be part of a premier organization of respected  women artists. Submission of applications for membership begins on August 1.

"Where Are The Women?"

This not-to-be-missed exhibition of CWA's founding members' works is on view beginning June 10. CWA in collaboration with the Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph made significant contributions to the research surrounding and the production of this important exhibition, "Where Are The Women?

Spotlight on New Members

Spotlight on New Members offers our audience a deep dive into our new members' art practices. Readers will find many takeaways as our accomplished members discuss their backgrounds, influences, and creative processes.

New Featured Artists

View the work of new Featured Artists Kathleen DeMeo, Amy Conover, Christine Acebo, Rosemary Benivegna, CY Cooper, Anne Doris-Eisner, Veronique Fournier-Wynne, Nina McKitty, and Diane Ward.

Art Workshops and Services

View CWA members’ latest workshops and services for artists and the general public.  Learn social media strategies, improve your website or take a workshop this summer. Our list changes monthly and keeps growing. Check back each month for current offerings.