New Mexico’s Women in the Arts
The New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts is part of the only international museum that is committed to the advancement and recognition of female artists. The committee supports women in the arts through public events, scholarships, and awards. They also provide resources that encourage inspiration, success, and achievement.
New Mexico’s Women to Watch
The Women to Watch program is just one example of the museum’s efforts to promote the visibility of female artists. This exhibition takes place in Washington DC every two or three years, and each one has a different theme.
The New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts chooses one of five to six nominated artists who work in the given medium. They then send the winning creative to display her work at the Women to Watch exhibition in DC.
The theme for the 2018 Women to Watch exhibition was ‘Heavy Metal,’ with artists creating their work in heavy metal materials like iron, brass, and steel. This theme was inspired by the museum’s collection of silverwork art, created by women of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Paula Castillo is the award-winning contemporary sculptor who was chosen to represent New Mexico’s Women in the Arts from late June to mid-September in DC. Other nominees in 2018 included Keri Ataumbi, Constance Dejong, Cleo Romero, and Linda Threadgill.
Discover New Mexico’s Women in the Arts
Discover the work of many other female artists in the online art galleries of the New Mexico Committee. These pages offer a spotlight for underrepresented creatives throughout the state on pages called, “A Room of Her Own.”
You’ll get to know each artist through an artist statement, a bio, and a link to her own website. This is a great place to find out about the little known female artists in your area. It’s also the perfect place to go to support the work of female artists through purchases and contributions.
Who is Your Favorite Woman in the Arts?
Do you have a favorite female artist in New Mexico? If not, check out those artist galleries and tell us who inspires you! And if you can’t get enough of New Mexico artists, then head to the NewMexi.co shop to see our Artist Series designs!