Women Painters

Washington Professional Artists Association

Pincushion Flower by Genny Rees
Women Painters of Washington is an association of professional artists from throughout the state.

On October 6, 1930 the founding members joined forces to overcome the limitations they faced as women artists and to realize their artistic potential through fellowship.

The original principles that forged a bond among the early founders are as relevant today as they were in 1930. The mission of the WPW is fourfold:
Wheat Field and Meadow by Barbara Benedetti Newton

  • To promote fellowship and goodwill within the organization
  • To encourage members artistic achievement
  • To promote the work of members
  • To foster art appreciation within the community

The group meets monthly, generally at the Seattle Art Museum.