Women in the Arts 

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

Dear Artists,


I am thankful to each one of you who entered this year's competition. On behalf of our panel, we are excited and humbled to witness your passion, journey, and language through your art and hard work. Whenever we met you on this road, regardless of any results, receive our appreciation and cheer. Continue this journey with joy, for your artistic expression is much needed for the world.


Maria Guerrero

Founder

Women in the Arts, Inc.


"Within the vast cultural panorama of each nation, artists have their unique place. Obedient to their inspiration in creating works both worthwhile and beautiful, they not only enrich the cultural heritage of each nation and of all humanity, but they also render an exceptional social service in favour of the common good." 

From St. JPII Letter to Artists 

Call for Artists

Status: Closed
Entry dates: October 1st, 2019 until January 21, 2020; 11:00 AM (ET).  

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.


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 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

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.