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Utah Women Artists Exhibition (UWAE)

utah womens artsThis is a “must see” Exhibiton with a long tradition of featuring excellent works from Utah Women. The works of women artists from the entire state will be featured and beautifully displayed from March 10 to April 20 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 West 3100 South. Join us as all are welcome at the opening awards program on March 10 at the UCCC from 6:00 to 8:00, which features the winners of this juried show and acknowledges the donors who make the cash awards possible. To see the award winners and other featured works from the last two shows check out the Exhibition’s Facebook Page.

Supporters include

Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks
Utah Division of Arts and Museums



Real Women Run

Real Women Run empowers women to participate fully in public life and leadership through elected political office at all levels, to seek appointments to public boards and commissions, to work on campaigns, or simply to learn more about our system. Civic engagement of women is paramount to the well-being of our communities, our state and our country.

Real Women Run was formed by the YWCA Utah and the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics to shake up the gender imbalance in Utah politics.


Real Women Run Training I: Saturday, January 16, 2016 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Salt Lake Community College, Miller Campus

Jackie Biskupski, recently elected Mayor of Salt Lake City will speak at the noon luncheon,
The morning and afternoon workshops are conducted by experienced presenters who have run for office, or have worked in and/or managed campaigns. You will learn a lot, and enjoy yourself as you mingle and meet other women with similar interest and aspirations.

Real Women Run Training II: Saturday, March 26, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Hinckley Institute of Politics on the University of Utah campus.

Workshops for women who have either made the decision to run or to help with a campaign and/or fundraising, or, who are close, but need just a little more information.

Sharyl AllenRebecca Chavez-Houck (D), Minority WhipOp-ed: Utah needs more women running for office, and we will help them
Salt Lake Tribune, January 9, 2016

Legislators Sharyl Allen (R) and Rebecca Chavez-Houck (D) support the goals of Real Women Run. They know what it takes and why women engaging in civic involvement is so important for all of us.



2015 – Innovations and Conventions

Our first year of electronic board meetings and an electronic convention held in two locations  ended with a successful AAUW of Utah Convention and Annual Meeting.  We met in the County Council Chambers in Salt Lake City, and in a conference room at Dixie University.  Many thanks to our technical crews in Salt Lake City and St. George who made it possible for us to meet and hear and see the presentations in both locations.

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However for 2015-2016 we have decided to have face to face meetings again.  The AAUW of Utah Board members are looking forward to meeting in Fillmore, Utah, the original state capitol, on October 23rd, in St. George on February 19th.  We will hold our 2016 AAUW of Utah Convention and Annual meeting for all members in Salt Lake City at the Cottonwood Club.

Many thanks to Patricia Fae Ho, our AAUW president who made our 2015 convention special with her presence!  Her enthusiasm for AAUW is always infectious,  and Lisa Maatz, AAUW VP for Governmental affairs sent an entertaining video recounting her first lobbying experience when she was in grade school.

The annual reports from each branch, and the reports of the special projects supported by AAUW of Utah, let us know that we are on track furthering the mission of AAUW. These reports are also posted on the website.

SanDiego homepageSan Diego called us to the AAUW Convention in June. What a great opportunity to get to know each other better, learn from the workshops, meet other enthusiastic AAUW members from across the country, and to have a great time in an incredible setting on San Diego Bay! We had a lovely evening with Patricia Ho in her suite, as members of her “Utah Branch.”

The Utah attendees: Janet Bunger, Jeanette Misaka, Kathy Boyer, Kay Ackerman, Stephanie Bagnell, Rosemary Hargrove, Marilyn Shearer, Claire Turner, and Pam Wootten

The Utah attendees: Janet Bunger, Jeanette Misaka, Kathy Boyer, Kay Ackerman, Stephanie Bagnell, Rosemary Hargrove, Marilyn Shearer, Claire Turner, and Pam Wootten

The culmination of the convention – the results of the elections. We heard from Patricia Ho, our president elected for a second term and met the newly elected board of directors for 2015-2017.convention - homepage