Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series
The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series (DWAS) is the oldest continuous running exhibition space in the United States dedicated to making visible the work of emerging and established contemporary women artists. It was founded by alumna artist Joan Snyder (Douglass College ’62) and established at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library in 1971 under the leadership of Library Director, Daisy Brightenback Shenholm (DC ’44). Formerly known as the Women Artists Series, in 1987 the Series was endowed by Professor Emerita Nelle Smither and renamed in memory of her friend Mary H. Dana (DC ’42). In 2006, DWAS became a program of CWAH in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries. To date, DWAS has shown over 450 artists and continues to be a key contemporary exhibition space presenting cutting edge solo and group exhibitions. In addition, DWAS also hosts the annual Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist exhibition.
DWAS does not accept unsolicited proposals. Exhibitions are curated by invitation and through artist calls. Join the CWAH email list to be notified of DWAS Artist Calls!