Women & Their Work is a visual and performing art organization located in Central Austin that serves as a catalyst for contemporary art created by women living and working in Texas and beyond. For over 38 years, Women & Their Work has brought groundbreaking art to Austin, with exhibitions, performances, and educational workshops.
Known for our pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, our goal is to enrich the cultural experience for Texas by:
- Emphasizing the value and excellence of art by women
- Educating audiences of all ages about contemporary art
- Equipping artists with financial and technical support
- Engaging the community through diverse exhibitions, performances and other programs
Admission to the gallery is free. Donations are appreciated.
Founded in 1978, Women & Their Work has actively developed the careers of more than 1800 artists, presenting hundreds of visual art exhibitions, music, dance and theater events, literary readings, film festivals and educational workshops.
As a nationally recognized gallery, W&TW was the first organization in Texas to receive a grant in visual art from the National Endowment for the Arts and was asked to participate in the prestigious Warhol Initiative in 2001. W&TW has been featured on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, as well as in Art in America and ArtForum.
In addition to its innovative exhibitions and performances, W&TW actively works within the community, educating audiences of all ages about contemporary art. Since 1986, W&TW has developed a comprehensive education program that reaches children in underserved Austin schools. W&TW’s arts education program comprises gallery tours and talks with exhibiting artists, hands-on workshops for Austin Independent School District students, in-school performances, classroom projects and teacher workshops.
Since 1997, Women & Their Work has been committed to expanding the discourse about contemporary art. For each exhibition, a writer commissioned by W&TW examines the work on exhibit and writes a critical essay, which is then published in a 4-color brochure. These documents are invaluable for the artists and the community.
In addition, W&TW has served as a fiscal agent for more than two hundred artists to allow them to obtain financial support for their projects.
Board of Directors
Anastasia Colombo, Quincy Adams Erickson, Virginia Fleck, Laura Garanzuay, Yuliya Lanina, Frances Jones, Tobin Levy, Meeta Morrison, Kelley Cooper McClure, Elisa Sumner, Libby Tilley, Betty Trent, and Liz Young.