Perspectives of the American Experience

A National Exhibition of Women Artists

On View: January 19 – April 22, 2018
Closing Reception: Friday, April 20, 2018

The Rockwell is pleased to collaborate with American Women Artists for the 25 in 25 campaign, producing twenty-five museum shows over 25 years in honor of women in the visual arts. This competition showcases representational works by female artists in a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture.


Stephanie Deshpande. Oil on canvas. Associate with Distinction Member of AWA.

Image not available
Image not available

Prayer Skirt

Cathy Rowten. Oil. Signature AWA Member.

Image not available

Under the Elevated

DeAnn L. Prosia. Line etching. Associate Member with Distinction of AWA.

Psalm 30

Bethany Fields. Pastel on paper. Associate with Distinction Member of AWA.

Homage to New York

Kelly Birkenruth. Oil on panel. Associate with Distinction AWA Member.

Image not available

Sativa Sunrise

Nadine Robbins. Oil on linen. Associate Member with Distinction of AWA.


Alex Alvis. Bronze. Signature Member of AWA.

Image not available

The Boundless Sanctuary

Linda Glover Gooch, oil on canvas, 36 x 40 in. Master-Signature Member of AWA.

“Gender bias still exists in the fine art world. Female artists are disproportionately underrepresented in museum collections, despite receiving critical recognition and focused scholarship. Juried shows like this help to bring awareness about the work of living female artists to help level the playing field.  As The Rockwell Museum moves towards expanding our collection in this dedicated field, our featured exhibitions give us the opportunity to present the work of contemporary female artists.”
-Kirsty Buchanan, Curator of Collections
American Women Artists (AWA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the inspiration, celebration, and encouragement of women in the visual fine arts. Members come from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The goal of AWA is to increase the number of professional opportunities for women in the visual fine arts by creating the kinds of opportunities that lead to greater inclusion.

full online exhibition catalog


Events Admission Tickets Become a Member

What's Happening
at The Rockwell


Don't miss a thing!

Be the first to know about activities at The Rockwell by signing up for our e-newsletter. Choose the topics that interest you: exhibitions and collections news, live music events, lectures, family and youth events, education news, volunteer opportunities, and new offerings from The Museum Store.

Sign up for our e-newsletter