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CWA's 2024 Annual Members' Juried Show at ArtSpace, Hartford
is on Display April 9 through April 27

Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. (CWA) is one of the country's oldest women's art organizations, founded in 1929. CWA is a statewide group of vibrant, highly accomplished professional artists working in various media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, assemblage, photography, clay, metal, fiber, and textiles.

The work of these participating contemporary artists, in many media and styles, is on display from April 9 until April 27, 2024, at ArtSpace Hartford Gallery, 555 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut.


The opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2024, 1-3 pm. The collection of works was juried by Co-Jurors Hilary Wittmann, Executive Director and Kristin Peterson Edwards, Director of Special Projects, of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, Inc.

Show Co-Chairs: Jacqueline Stella, Pat Carrigan

Assistant Chair: Margaret Wilson

Reception Chair: Gwendolyn Quesaire-Presutti

Award Winners

Best in Show - Michele Tragakiss, Gradually Then Suddenly

President's Award - Joan Harvey, Getting Complicated

Dorothy Alden Hapgood Award - Charlotte Hedlund, Ritual Memory IX

Edith Briscoe Stevens Award - Day Moore, Portal One

Muriel Alvord Ward Award - Phyllis Small,  Banned

Ruth Rising Goldie Award  - Jen E. Wilkosz, Henry Plays with Fireworks

Michelle Tragakiss, Gradually Then Suddenly.jpg

2024 Members' Juried Show, Best in Show Award

Michele Tragakiss, Gradually Then Suddenly

Jurors’ Statement
"It is an honor to serve as jurors for this year’s CWA Exhibition and to review such diverse and accomplished works by professional women artists throughout the state of Connecticut. We are in awe of the impressive range of artistic approaches, encompassing various media and disciplines and tackling a broad array of themes.


While it is difficult to make selections, we feel the works chosen for this exhibit are a testament to the enduring creativity and artistic visions of Connecticut’s female artists and their significant contributions to the contemporary art landscape. We strongly support the mission of the CWA to create opportunities and shine a light on contemporary female artists, and we look forward to seeing the collection of work in person in April." -- Hilary Wittmann and Kristin Peterson Edwards

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