Women in the Arts 

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

2020 Call to Artists

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

9th. Annual Art Competition

The Call to Artists is open October 1st, 2019 until January 21, 2020; 11:00 AM (ET). Enter HERE

Call to Artists Details

Local Artists
from Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, and Polk counties
Women in the Arts, Inc. invite professional female artists to submit their work for the 2020 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 9th. Annual Celebrating the Genius of Women exhibition at the Orlando Public Library in March and April 2020. Local finalists will be eligible for up to $2,500.00 in cash prizes and in-kind awards. The Awards event is March 28.


U.S. and International Artists

Women in the Arts, Inc. invite professional female artists to submit their work for the 2020 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 9th. Annual Celebrating the Genius of Women at the Orlando Public Library in March and April 2020. Honorees will be recognized at the awards event on March 28. In-kind awards apply.


Scroll down for the awards' description.


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 2020 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 28. For travel information, please contact womeninthearts@gmail.com.


Jury Team  TBC 

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 $2,500.00.

Patron's Choice Award certificate.

On-site exhibition at the Orlando Public Library gallery. March-April 2020

Online exhibition of selected art at the OCLS social media site. March-April 2020

Public recognition at the Women in the Arts Awards reception on March 28.

Publicity on printed and/or online media outlets.

Annual membership to the Mennello Museum of American Art, and Orlando Museum of Art in 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 2020.

Invitation to attend the 9th. annual Women in the Arts Awards event.

Public recognition at the Women in the Arts Awards reception on March 28.

Publicity on printed and/or online media outlets. March-April 2020.

No cash awards.


Schedule

"Celebrating the Genius of Women" at the Orlando Public Library. March - April, 2020. All events are free and open to the public.


Oct. 1 at 11:00 AM. Entry form opens.
Jan. 21 at 11:00 AM. Entry form closes. 
Feb. 11 at 11:00 AM.  Finalists announced.
Feb. 28-Mar. 06. Finalist art install. 
Mar. 12-21. Public Vote period, Social Media Vote, and Jury Team Final Voting.
Mar. 07-Apr. 24. Finalists' Art Exhibition and International and U.S. artists digital exhibition.
Mar. 28. 2:00-4:00 PM. WOMEN IN THE ARTS AWARDS. Meet the Artist and awards reception. Winners announced. RSVP and event details TBA.
Mar. 24-Apr. 24. Winner's art display
Apr. 25-30. 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; The Orlando Museum of Art, in partnership with the Orlando Public Library.