ACNMWA Celebrates 35 Years of Highlighting Women Artists

The Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (ACNMWA) is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2024. Organized in Little Rock on March 21, 1989, by Helen Walton and Ed Dell Wortz, ACNMWA is a non-profit organization dedicated to highlighting the achievements of Arkansas women artists and sharing the groundbreaking work of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) with audiences across the state. The Arkansas Committee is one of the first committees established to support the Washington, D.C., museum, which now has 17 state committees and 14 international committees.

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ACNMWA Announces 2024 Artist Award Recipient: Lisa Krannichfeld

The Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts announces Lisa Krannichfeld, of Little Rock, as the Artist Award recipient for 2024.

The purpose of the award is to assist an accomplished woman artist to realize her vision and help to make her achievements more visible to the art community and the public. “Most art students today are women and 90 percent of museum purchases are art by men,” said ACNMWA President MaryRoss Taylor. “We know women earn less and have myriad obligations, so our award has no conditions attached. We aim to help an established woman artist move to the next level.”

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ACNMWA Committee Members and Programs in the News

Over the last five months, members of the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (ACNMWA) and the organization’s programs have been showcased in earned and paid coverage in a variety of print and online publications. Following are links to select articles and advertisements.

 

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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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