CWA Member, Nina McKitty, Ballerinas, Digital Photography


Call For Art

Connecticut Women Artists
Annual National Open Juried Exhibition
October 6 – November 13, 2022
at the West Hartford Art League
Submission Deadline is September 1, 2022

Connecticut Women Artists (CWA) was founded over 93 years ago, in 1929, when 20 women artists exhibited at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. Since exhibition opportunities were rare for women, they started a society of female artists. CWA is one of this country’s oldest continuing art organizations for women. Because CWA does not own a gallery, the organization can choose from other noteworthy Connecticut venues to hold its exhibits. Connecticut Women Artists encourages all women artists to enter the 2022 Annual National Open Juried Exhibition.

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

Location: West Hartford Art League, 37 Buena Vista Rd., West Hartford, CT 06107

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

Drop off: 10/11

Opening Reception & Award Ceremony: Saturday, October 22, 2-4 pm

Pick up: 11/13

Volunteer requirement: Everyone whose work is accepted into the show is expected to gallery sit, with some exemptions, and those who do not qualify for an exemption will be required to pay a fee of $20.

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- 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.


By entering this exhibit, you:

1. Agree to take a turn with gallery sitting Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 pm, during the period of the exhibit, October 16 through November 13, 2022. A sign-up sheet will be provided at drop off. There are exceptions for artists who live more than 60 miles from the West Hartford Art League and those with disabilities. Those who do not fall within one of these exceptions may pay a fee of $25 in lieu of gallery sitting.

2. Attest that this work is not that of other artists or for which you do not hold the copyright. CWA reserves the right to refuse any artwork for suspected copyright infringement. Any accepted work that violates copyright will be withdrawn from the exhibition immediately. Should such an entry be given an award, the award money must be returned at once.



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



Online Juried Shows Submission Deadline is midnight Thursday, September 1, 2022. Enter up to three images online at For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side. Images should be in JPEG format, RGB color.



Info on photographing your work and properly sizing images is at: For help entering, contact or call 888-666-1351 during business hours, Monday 10 am to 2 pm Pacific time and Tuesday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Please note: Online Juried Shows is closed on weekends.


CALENDAR – Time-line of events

1. Deadline for entry: work must be submitted to the online service by Thursday, September 1, 2022 before Midnight.

2. Juror selections available online ( by Friday, September 16, 2022

3. All selected work must be accompanied by the artist’s signed disclaimer when dropped off or shipped. See disclaimer after shipping info later in prospectus.

4. Delivery of shipped artwork: Selected work must arrive between Saturday, September 17 and Thursday, October 6.

5. Drop off of artwork: Monday, October 10, 6-8 pm, and Tuesday, October 11, 10 am-12 pm.

6. Opening Reception and Award Ceremony: Saturday, October 22, 2-4 pm.

7. Pickup of artwork: Sunday, November 13, 6-8 pm and Monday, November 14, 10 am - 12 pm.



All work must be thoroughly dry, ready to hang and wired. No saw-tooth hangers, tacks or pins are allowed. No clip frames will be accepted. All other frames must be of sound construction. We cannot guarantee the inclusion of work that requires hanging in a non-traditional method due to gallery limitations.


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

Download the complete prospectus of the 2020 National Open Juried Exhibition.