ArtTable members visiting ART HOUSE, a Noguchi-inspired teahouse, located on Leonard and Louise Riggio’s 13-acre Long Island estate.


ArtTable is the foremost professional organization dedicated to advancing the leadership of women in the visual arts. Through our membership network and community initiatives, we expand opportunities for women from diverse backgrounds and at all stages of their careers, fostering a stronger future for all women in the arts.

ArtTable members can connect with the 1200+ members and gain a network of professional peers spread across 7 countries, including the U.S., where we have 9 chapters, located in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC. In addition to members across the country outside these areas. ArtTable members can be anywhere in the world!

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Strategic Plan 2020 – 2022

ArtTable continues its dedication to supporting women in the arts at all stages of their careers. In pursuit of this mission we have implemented a plan to further advance our initiatives with a focus on advocacy, inclusivity, membership, strategic revenue growth and technological advancement over the next 3 years.


ArtTable strives to design programs that serve as forums for discussion of critical issues by increasing the flexibility of the national programming structure to be more responsive to such topics as they arise. Additionally, ArtTable is committed to forming partnerships with other mission-driven organizations and brands that support ArtTable’s mission and related initiatives.


Building upon previous work, ArtTable continually facilitates national conversations around equity and diversity in the field of visual arts and utilizes its platforms to amplify individual member voices and perspectives.  A primary goal for this area is for ArtTable to expand its existing Diversity Fellowship program, established in 2000, including more placements throughout the country. 


ArtTable will focus on creating meaningful offerings that are relevant to our members’ interests.  In addition, to advance personal and professional growth of members and the larger field, prioritization will be given to the development of in-person and digital networking.

Strategic Revenue Growth

ArtTable seeks to strengthen its financial future by embarking on initiatives to expand the organization’s strategic revenue growth, including but not limited to diversifying income streams with grant opportunities and corporate partnerships, expanding our legacy giving program, and growing our membership base through targeted outreach.

Technological Advancement

ArtTable recognizes that the need to improve its technology is fundamental for sustainability. ArtTable seeks to upgrade the appearance of our website to be more reflective of its mission and the visual arts industry and to improve its back-end technology to better understand both its membership and the role of women in the visual arts overall. These technological advances will enable ArtTable to be a better resource to all women in the field.


ArtTable Southern California members in front of Noah Purifoy’s “No Contest (bicycles)” (1991). This work was a part of the exhibition, Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

ArtTable began in individual homes, at lunch and dinner tables in New York City in 1980. As founding member Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz said, “The key to it all was all these women doing different things…doing them well. It became a wonderful thread…and then suddenly it had a life of its own. Mushroomed.” Today, we are a national nonprofit organization with a mutual support network of over 1,200 women throughout the United States, with chapters in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. , Florida, Northern California, Southern California, and the Northwest, as well as serving many at-large members throughout the country. Our expanding membership is inclusive of women in all stages of their careers who exemplify leadership in the administration, business, finance, management, promotion, scholarship, and stewardship of the visual arts. To learn more about our history, the pioneering women who have made up ArtTable’s membership, and the significant achievements they made together between 1980 and 2005, read Changing the Equation, ArtTable’s 25th Anniversary publication. 

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ArtTable Chicago members enjoying a tour of artist Paula Crown’s studio during EXPO CHICAGO week.
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