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Connecticut Women Artists
2022 Connecticut Women Artists Annual National Open Juried Exhibition


Connecticut Women Artists


at the West Hartford Art League

37 Buena Vista Road, West Hartford, CT 06107

Sunday, October 16 - Sunday, November 13, 2022

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



Lisa Hayes Williams- Associate Curator, New Britain Museum of American Art New Britain, CT. Prior to joining the New Britain Museum, she worked at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and, David Zwirner Gallery as an Exhibitions and Research Associate.



Connecticut Women Artists (CWA) was founded in 1929, when 20 women artists exhibited at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. Since exhibition opportunities were rare for women at that time, they started a society of female artists. As one of this country’s oldest continuing art organizations for women, CWA now has over 150 elected members. Because CWA does not own its own gallery, the organization is able to choose from among other noteworthy Connecticut venues in which to hold their exhibits.



• 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

Please note: CWA offers an elected membership process annually in September.

For more info go to:



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: aspx. 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 ( on or around 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 Tuesday, September 20 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.



Six awards totaling $2000 will be granted in cash prizes:

1st Place Award $700

2nd Place Award $400

Alternative Art Award* $400

3rd Place Award $200

Juror Award $100

Council Award $100

President Award $100

* Category Criteria for Alternative Art Award- This award is given to a bas relief or 3-D work. Eligible media are any (or a mix) of the following: ceramic, glass, fiber, wood, metal, found objects and other mixed media.



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


SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS (for those who will not do in-person delivery):

1. Shipping address information will be emailed with notification of acceptance.

2. DO NOT SHIP WORK to WEST HARTFORD ART LEAGUE. Please Note: any work shipped to the West Hartford Art League will be refused and returned to sender. Fees will not be refunded if your work misses the show due date or is shipped to the wrong place.

3. Artwork must arrive “installation ready.” Please include exhibition label with your contact info, (including mobile phone number) in the package.

4. Selected artwork must be shipped UPS or FedEx only. No COD shipments will be accepted.

5. Artist will be responsible for ALL shipping expenses. A pre-paid shipping label for the return of your work MUST be included for your work to be hung in show.

6. Artist is responsible for insurance related to their work while in transit to/from the shipping address.

7. CWA and West Hartford Art League are not responsible for any work that is lost or damaged.

8. All work shipped must be shipped securely and safely, such as Airfloat StrongBoxTM (highly recommended) or similar re-useable professional packing box.

9. Packing materials must be easy to unpack and re-use to return work to the artist at the conclusion of the exhibition. The use of packing peanuts is prohibited.

10. ALL SHIPMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BETWEEN Saturday, September 17 and Thursday, October 6, 2022. Late deliveries or damaged work will not be accepted. The return address for shipped work must be included. Late or damaged work will be returned without being opened or hung.



CWA, Inc, its officers or agents, and the West Hartford Art League assume no responsibility for loss or damage of any kind during drop off, exhibition, or pick up. Submission of all artwork, framing, and other materials is at the sole risk of the artist. CWA reserves the right to photograph or use submitted images for publicity. The show committee reserves the right to reject work not accurately represented by the images submitted. No substitutions allowed. Artist’s entry confirms agreement to all conditions herein stated. Work must remain in the exhibition throughout the entire show; it cannot be removed until after the closing reception.

CWA and the West Hartford Art League will not be responsible for loss or damage to art not claimed by Monday, November 14, at 12 noon. Insurance is the responsibility of each artist. Unclaimed artwork will be held in storage by CWA at the cost of $5 per day to be paid by the artist. After 30 days this artwork will become the property of CWA.

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