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Women to Watch

Women to Watch is an exhibition program at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, that features emerging and underrepresented women artists from the locations where NMWA has outreach committees. The program is designed to increase the visibility of, and critical response to, promising women artists who are deserving of national and international attention. The program highlights the range and vibrancy of women artists working throughout the country and the world at large, and brings them more visibility at the Museum.

Each exhibition focuses on a specific medium and/or theme chosen by the Museum’s curators:
2008: Photographic works
2010: Figure painting
2012: High Fiber, contemporary textile-based works
2015: Organic Matters, the natural world
2018: Women in Metal

If you’d like to support the Women to Watch program, please click here to donate.

"Women to Watch" Winners from New Mexico

2008: Joan Myers: "Palo Verde Nuclear Station from Western Power"

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Palo Verde Nuclear Station

Click here to read the April 26, 2015 Pasatiempo article Ashes to ashes: photographs by Joan Myers.






2012: Ligia Bouton, "Six Photographs of People I Don't Know: The Bouquet"

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The Bouquet

Click here to read about Ligia's “Understudy for Animal Farm" project, an interactive, performative installation that explores issues of power, status, and identity.









2015: Mary Tsiongas, "The Mercurial Dog Anticipates Her"

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Mary Tsiongas
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The Mercurial Dog Anticipates Her, LED monitor, 2-minute HD video loop, media player, and wooden frame, 33x24x4, Courtesy of the artist and Richard Levy Gallery.


Click here to read the article "Tsiongas displays artwork at prestigious National Museum of Women in the Arts" from the UNM Newsroom.

Click here to watch the video "The Mercurial Dog Anticipates Her."

"Organic Matters: Women to Watch 2015" is on the Huffington Post's list of “The 21 Art Exhibitions You'll Be Talking About This Year."