Women in the Arts 

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

2019 Art Competition Schedule

"Celebrating the Genius of Women" at the Orlando Public Library. March - April, 2019

All events are free and open to the public.


  • Oct. 1 at 11:00 AM. Entry form opens.
  • Jan. 22 at 11:00 AM. Entry form closes. 
  • Feb. 12 at 11:00 AM.  Finalists announced.
  • Mar. 01-08. Finalist art install. 
  • Mar. 09-18. Public Vote period, Social Media Vote, and Jury Team Final Voting.
  • Mar. 09-Apr. 23Finalists' Art 
Exhibition and International and U.S. artists digital exhibition.
  • Mar. 23. 2:00-4:00 PM. WOMEN IN THE ARTS AWARDS. Meet the Artist and awards reception. Winners announced. RSVP and event details TBA. 
  • Mar. 23-Apr. 23. Winner's art display
  • Apr. 24-30. Art return.

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2019 Call to Artists

Women in the Arts: "Celebrating the Genius of Women"

8th. Annual Art Competition

The Call to Artists is open through January 22, 11:00 AM. Please submit your entry at the link below.

Local Artists
Women in the Arts, Inc. invite professional female artists to submit their work for the 2019 Women in the Arts competition "Celebrating the Genius of Women" at the Orlando Public Library. Finalists will be chosen from the entries submitted. 


Selected art will be featured in the upcoming 8th. Annual Celebrating the Genius of Women exhibition at the Orlando Public Library in March and April 2019. Local finalists will be eligible for up to $2,000.00 in cash prizes and in-kind awards. The Awards event is March 23.


U.S. and International Artists

Women in the Arts, Inc. invite professional female artists to submit their work for the 2019 Women in the Arts competition "Celebrating the Genius of Women" at the Orlando Public Library. Selected work will be part of the on-site digital exhibition at the 8th. Annual Celebrating the Genius of Women at the Orlando Public Library in March and April 2019. Honorees will be recognized at the awards event on March 23. In-kind awards apply.


Competition Information

Instructions
PART I -- Fill out and submit the entry form below.

PART II - Attach and email four (4) digital images of your work, min. 300 dpi to: Maria Guerrero at womeninthearts@gmail.com 
Four different works are required to enter.

Important: Save each image file to include your last name, title, media and dimensions as this example: LASTNAME.TITLE.MEDIA.36x36. Do not provide the image description separately. In order to be accepted each image file name should be saved as indicated. Women in the Arts reserves the right to reject a winning entry if the image submitted misrepresents the original piece.

Eligibility

Open to professional women artists. Must be 18 years of age and above to enter.

Previous winners and honorees, board, and staff of Women in the Arts and OCLS are not eligible to enter the competition. Past winners and honorees are recognized at the portrait gallery exhibition and are invited to join the celebrations at the awards' event on March 23.


Theme​

Open theme with preference to works inspired by or representing the following key-words: Women, dignity, courage, joy, service, faith, suffering, healing, hope.


Media 

All media. Drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, digital art, media art, installations, jewelry, and sculpture. 


Sculpture: Max. dimensions to fit in display case are 12" x 24" (base) x 14" tall and 11" x 45" (base) x 60" tall. Larger sculptures will be considered as installations. 


Installations: Please submit area dimensions, spatial and/or technical requirements.  Save image file name including height, width, depth LASTNAME.TITLE.MEDIA.HxWxD


Presentation 

Visual art must be framed or mounted on a rigid surface with a hanging wire on back. 


Fees No entry fees. 


Selection of Local Artists

Women in the Arts will choose finalists from all entries in a series of two rounds. Finalists are invited to display selected art at the Orlando Public Library to be considered for a final vote by Women in the Arts Jury Team composed of past winners, fellow artists, and guest jury. Library patrons will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite artist. The jury decision is final with no reviews or feedback. 


Selection of U.S. and International Artists

Selected artwork will be displayed on a digital screen part of the exhibition at the Orlando Public Library gallery, during the months of March and April 2019 at "Celebrating the Genius of Women" on-site exhibition and competition. U.S. and International Honorees will be recognized at the awards event on March 23. For travel information, please contact womeninthearts@gmail.com.


Jury Team   

The Awards Jury is formed by Women in the Arts board and advisory board members, curators, past competition winners' representatives, and a guest jury. This jury awards the art competition finalists. 

Awards

Local artists

Total cash awards up to $2,000.00.

Patron's Choice Award certificate.

On-site exhibition at the Orlando Public Library gallery. March-April 2019

Online exhibition of selected art at the OCLS social media site. March-April 2019

Public recognition at the Women in the Arts Awards reception on March 23.

Publicity on printed and/or online media outlets.

Annual membership to the Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, FL.


In-kind Awards 
U.S and International artists

Award certificate from Women in the Arts to winners.

Digital exhibition on-site of selected art at the Orlando Public Library. March-April 2019.

Invitation to attend the 8th. annual Women in the Arts Awards event.

Public recognition at the Women in the Arts Awards reception on March 23.

Publicity on printed and/or online media outlets. March-April 2019.


Schedule

"Celebrating the Genius of Women" at the Orlando Public Library. March - April, 2019. All events are free and open to the public.


Oct. 1 at 11:00 AM. Entry form opens.
Jan. 22 at 11:00 AM. Entry form closes. 
Feb. 12 at 11:00 AM.  Finalists announced.
Mar. 01-08. Finalist art install. 
Mar. 09-18. Public Vote period, Social Media Vote, and Jury Team Final Voting.
Mar. 09-Apr. 23. Finalists' Art Exhibition and International and U.S. artists digital exhibition.
Mar. 23. 2:00-4:00 PM. WOMEN IN THE ARTS AWARDS. Meet the Artist and awards reception. Winners announced. RSVP and event details TBA.
Mar. 23-Apr. 23. Winner's art display
Apr. 24-30. Art return.

Contacts

Mike Donohue, Community Relations

Orlando Public Library

407-835-7483  


Maria Guerrero, Exec. Director
Women in the Arts Inc.

womeninthearts@gmail.com

Sponsors

This event is sponsored by Women in the Arts, corporate and private donors,  Studio-T Photography, The Mennello Museum of American Art; in partnership with the Orlando Public Library.