Women in the Arts 

 Celebrating the Genius of Women              Orlando, Florida             A 501(c)3 non-profit organizatio

Art Competition 2016

Visit "Celebrating the Genius of Women"  winners' collection March 8-April 24, 2016.

The awards reception is Saturday, March 26, 3:30 PM.

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801 | 407.835.7323 

Finalists | Local Artists 

A collection of work from the following artists was selected.


Women in Architecture Orlando


Acrylics and mixed media

Sherry Krawczyk

Paper clay

Paris Carter

Digital photography

Lillian Verkins

Acrylic painting

Laura Bland

Digital photography

Dale Wayne

Alcohol ink on tile

These artists were selected finalists and are eligible for cash awards after the final voting by members of Women in the Arts Jury Team at the finalist art exhibition. The Jury decision is final.

Honorable Mention | Local Artists

This year the selecting team awarded three honorable mentions. These artists are invited to exhibit their winning art at the library. Congratulations!

Leslie MacMillan


Silk and Batik

Raysa Molina


Digital and mixed media

Saima Qureshi



Recognition | Non-local and International Artists

The following artists will be recognized at the online gallery during March and April, and at the awards reception on March 26.

Pamela Z. Daum
Kent, OH

Rosetta Deberardinis
Washington DC

Anne Maizia


Azra Rashid


Jacolien de Jong

The Netherlands

Laura Anderson Barbata


Radosveta Zhelyazkova


Awards 2016

Finalist cash awards: 1st. place, $450, 2nd. place $350, 3rd. place $300, 4th. place, $200, 5th. place $150, 6th. place $100. Honorable mentions: each artist $50. Total cash awards this year  $1,650.00.

The First Place winner is invited for gallery representation at Baterbys Art Gallery, Orlando.

Library patrons are invited to vote for their favorite piece in the exhibition on­-site or online and may enter a raffle to win a gift card. The winning artist will receive a Patron's Choice Award certificate.


Women in the Arts Inc.

Maria Guerrero, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

Founder & Executive Director


Orlando Public Library

Mike Donohue | Community Outreach and Administrative Coordinator

Orange County Library System | Community Relations

101 E. Central Blvd. | Orlando, Florida 32801

phone: 407.835.7483 | fax: 407.835.7643

donohue.mike@ocls.info  |  www.ocls.info