Welcome to the Illinois Women Artists Project, a unique gathering place to recognize and appreciate the work and experiences of Illinois women artists, past and present. We invite you to read the artists’ stories, search the artist database, view our online exhibits, explore programming ideas—and in the process learn more about art, history, women, and Illinois! Join us. The Illinois Women Artists Project offers an opportunity for you to become a historian and help document our creative past.

*****5th Biennial Midwest Women Artists Symposium is November 7 – 8, 2019 on the Bradley University campus.  Learn more and register under the SYMPOSIA tab above.*****

You can search by name or location to find information about and images of works by hundreds of women artists active in Illinois since 1818. [*note: the directory is still being populated]
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Share information about your fellow women artists in Illinois.  We would love to add them to the Directory.

"Art must be life--it must belong to everybody!