Women & Their Work

Bold About Art
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.


1710 Lavaca (map)


Mondays - Fridays: 10AM - 6PM; Saturdays 12-6PM







upcoming events

July 20, 2019 | 11:30 AM

Tiny but Mighty: Artist talk & workshop

Join Jennifer Ling Datchuk as she discusses themes present in her current exhibition, Truth Before Flowers, followed by an opportunity to craft your own macrame wall hanger with contributing artist Marta Francine. This all-levels workshop will help you learn the history and basics of macrame knotting techniques while we discuss the role of craft in art spaces. Admission to the artist talk from 11:30am-12pm is free and open to the public. The following craft activity from 12-1pm has limited space and a $5 registration fee to cover cost of materials. Please be sure to purchase a spot if you are interested in staying for the macrame activity. Materials provided by Women & Their Work.

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August 3, 2019 | 7:00 PM

Shana Hoehn: Hauntings

Shana Hoehn has built an image archive of sexualized female archetypes sourced from ship figureheads, hood ornaments, carnival portraiture, pinups painted on WWII aircraft, and horror films. These images are a starting point for Hoehn’s distinctive, large-scale sculptures. By combining traditional and digital fabrication techniques, the artist’s distorted femme forms echo and mutate across eras, reemerging resiliently to confront the viewer with their histories of malignant misrepresentation. Each sculpture consists of two women, either as a double or camouflaged in one form through double imagery. Whether a shadow, a twin, or a sister, these women haunt in packs.

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September 12, 2019 | 7:00 PM

Red Dot Art Spree

In the art world, red dot means “sold.” For art lovers in Austin, Women & Their Work's Red Dot Art Spree means red-hot buys on original works of art at $750 or less and a paint-the-town-red night of celebration. Red Dot will feature more than 150 works by some of the best contemporary artists in Texas (and beyond) and will offer a silent auction full of great deals on items ranging from travel getaways to gift certificates to some of Austin’s hottest spots. Of course, we will have decadent food and drinks galore. The Red Dot Art Spree is a perfect occasion for art enthusiasts, advocates, collectors, and influencers to come together for a night of celebration!

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