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CWA member Barbara Rossitto, Oriental Poppies, Oil on Canvas

Call for Artists

Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. (CWA) is one of the country's oldest women's art organizations, beginning in 1929. CWA presents the National Open Juried Exhibition in the fall each year, showcasing selected works in a broad range of styles and media submitted by women artists from the United States. The Members' Juried Show is held annually in the spring. Council members are invited to exhibit their work annually at the Council Show that takes place during the winter season.
Galleries and museums hosting the exhibitions are among Connecticut's most well-known and respected art venues. Jurors are chosen each year from among the most talented and significant women in visual arts. The artists, educators, and curators who have worked with us are all outstanding and have made significant contributions to the art world.

Upcoming exhibitions and calls for art are added to the events calendar and this page when dates are confirmed. Submit work and view prospectuses for the Annual National Open Juried and Annual Members' Juried exhibitions on

CLOSED - CWA's 2023 Annual National Open Juried  Exhibition
Deadline for Entry: July 22, 2023

Venue: Barnes-Franklin Gallery at Tunxis Community College, 271 Scott Swamp Road, Building #600, Farmington, CT

Exhibition dates: Friday, September 1 through Friday, September 29, 2023

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: September 9, 12 - 2 PM

Exhibition Co-Chairs: Lakshmi S. Nair and Nancy Whitcher

Reception Chair: Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti

Submit work to:

Calendar – Timeline of events

Deadline for entry: work must be submitted through Online Juried Shows before midnight,

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Notification: online ( by Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Delivery of shipped artwork: Selected work must arrive between Monday, August 14 - Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Accepted artwork drop-off: Friday, August 25, 11AM -1PM, and Saturday, August 26,

10AM - 1PM.  Work that is not delivered on time will not be included in the show.


CWA and Barnes-Franklin Gallery take no commission. Interested buyers should contact the CWA Co-chairs Lakshmi Nair at or Nancy Whitcher at



$2,200 in awards will be granted in cash prizes.


Contract and Forms

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