Women in the Arts 

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

 

Call for Artists

Women in the Arts: "Celebrating the Genius of Women" 
12th. Annual International Art Competition in Honor of Women's History Month.
by Women in the Arts, Inc. at the Orlando Public Library.

Entry dates
Opens: October 8, 2022; 11:00 AM (ET) 
Ends: January 20, 2023; 11:00 AM (ET)

Status: CLOSED 
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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 2023 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 12th. Annual Celebrating the Genius of Women exhibition at the Orlando Public Library in March and April 2023. Local finalists will be eligible for up to $3,000.00 in cash prizes and in-kind awards. The Awards event is March 25.


U.S. and International Artists

Women in the Arts, Inc. invite professional female artists to submit their work for the 2023 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 12th. Annual Celebrating the Genius of Women at the Orlando Public Library in March and April 2023. Honorees will be recognized at the awards event on March 25. In-kind awards apply.


Entry Form

Part I and Part II must be entered before the deadline to complete the entry. Four (4) different works of art are required to enter.  No entries will be accepted after the deadline. No exceptions.

Entry Form | Part I

CLOSED

Entry Form | Part II

CLOSED

Email four (4) digital images of your work to the exhibition curator Maria Guerrero womeninthearts@gmail.com


  • Image file specifications: High resolution JPEG or JPG. Size: minimum 1MB, maximum 5MB. Dimensions: minimum 1200 pixels on the longest side.
  • File name: save or rename your images as the 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.   
  • Sculpture: Save each image file name including height, width, depth. Example: LASTNAME.TITLE.MEDIA.HxWxD  The maximum dimensions to fit in a 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 each image file name including height, width, depth. Example: LASTNAME.TITLE.MEDIA.HxWxD
Installations and sculpture: include all-sides images or a video link. Submit large files via WeTransfer or similar service.

Each image should be a true, faithful representation of the original piece. Women in the Arts reserves the right to reject a winning entry if the image submitted misrepresents the original piece.
 

Competition Terms

Eligibility

Open to professional women artists. Must be 21 years of age and above to enter. 


Previous winners and honorees, board, benefactors, and staff of Women in the Arts and the Orange County Library System 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 25. 

 

Selection Announcement

Finalists will be announced on February 11, 2023 after 11:00 AM (ET) at womeninthearts.org.

 

Artist Availability

All artists are invited to attend the awards' event on March 25. This is a day-long event at the Orlando Public Library, including VIP reception, photo-shoot, meet the artist gallery walk, awards ceremony, and public reception. Travel and lodging is not covered.

 

Theme​ ​

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

 

Artwork Availability

If selected, the submitted artwork must be available for display between Feb. 24 - Apr. 14, 2023.

 

Media 

All media. Drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, digital art, media art, installations, jewelry, and sculpture. Original work only, must be entirely created by the submitting artist. 

 

Presentation 

Two dimensional art must be framed or mounted on a rigid surface with a hanging wire on the back. Protective glass and frame must be clean. Unframed work: discuss options with the exhibition curator. Some works may require specific installation instructions, please provide ahead of time.

 

Fees

No entry fees.

 

Insurance

Not provided. Insurance of the artwork on display is the sole responsibility of the artist. 


Selection

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 2023 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 25. For travel information, please contact womeninthearts@gmail.com. Travel expenses are not covered.


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. 


Mission

Our mission is to support women artists in order to celebrate the dignity of their work and balance the historic gender-based inequity in access to opportunity in the arts. We welcome all who benefit from our mission to participate. The terms "woman/women" depend solely on self-identification.

Related links: Exhibition Schedule | Awards | Jury