Call For Artists

Connecticut Women Artists
Annual National Open Juried Exhibition
October 16 – November 13, 2022
at the West Hartford Art League
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2022

CWA Member, Nina McKitty, Ballerinas, Digital Photography

Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. (CWA) is one of the country's oldest women's art organizations, beginning in 1929. Each year, CWA presents the National Open Juried Exhibition, showcasing selected works in a broad range of styles and media submitted by women artists from the United States.
Galleries and museums hosting the exhibition are chosen from among Connecticut's most well-known and respected art venues. This year, the exhibition is held at West Hartford Art League's prestigious West Hartford, Connecticut galleries.
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 women in their fields of expertise and have made significant contributions to the art world. This year's Juror of Selection and Awards is Lisa Hayes Williams, Associate Curator at the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut.

The gala opening reception and awards ceremony is held on Saturday October 22, from 2-4 pm.

Show dates: 10/16 - 11/13, 2022

Location: West Hartford Art League, 37 Buena Vista Rd., West Hartford, Connecticut

Juror: Lisa Hayes Williams, Associate Curator, New Britain Museum of American Art

Drop off: 10/11

Opening Reception & Award Ceremony: 10/22, 2-4 pm

Pick up: 11/13


Work accepted: Only pieces created in the past 4 years. This show is open to all US women artists age 18 and over.

  • Up to three images may be submitted online at Online Juried Shows (https://www.onlinejuried- shows.com). Size limit for two-dimensional work is 42” wide and 60” in height (including frame) with a maximum weight of 35 lbs. Sculpture (3D) weight limit is 50 lbs.

  • Work submitted must not have been shown in any previous juried CWA shows and must have been completed within the last 4 years.

  • Original work in painting, mixed media, drawing, collage, printmaking, fiber art, photography, sculpture is eligible. Photomechanical reproductions of original work (giclee prints) are not eligible.

Cash Awards: Six cash awards totaling $1800 will be granted.


Entry Fees: 

  • Each artist may submit up to 3 works.

  • CWA Members: (2022 dues must be paid in full): First entry is $25, second/third entry $10 each

  • CWA Non-Members: First entry: $35, second/third entry: $15 each

Sales: West Hartford Art League will take a 30% Commission. CWA takes no commission. Artwork does not have to be for sale.

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