About POWarts

POWarts, the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts, was founded in 2008 to champion the professional lives of women in the art world.

By offering an active calendar of events, panel discussions, and mentoring opportunities, POWarts helps women learn, connect, and build their careers.

Here at POWarts, we believe that generosity and leadership can, and should, go hand in hand. Our programming stems from the knowledge that art and business are not separate; rather, understanding business is vital to creating spaces for art, and women, to thrive.

POWarts is a nonprofit organization run by a steering committee, with the assistance of additional volunteers.

Membership is open to women and allies of all genders who are committed to the advancement of professional women across the arts.

We hope you'll join us!

Steering Committee

Molly Kurzius, Vice President 

Sang-hee O'Reilly
Sara Kay Gallery                                                       

Kaitlyn Ward, Fellow
The Winter Show

Li Jun Xian, Treasurer
Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance



Sara Kay, Founder and Chairman
Sara Kay Gallery

Amy Whitaker, President Emerita
NYU Steinhardt

Gregory J. Peterson, Of Counsel