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Connecticut Women Artists
Connecticut Women Artists 2024 Annual National Open Juried Show

PROSPECTUS/Call for entries 

Connecticut Women Artists (CWA) Annual National Open Juried Show 2024 The Slater Memorial Museum Converse Gallery
108 Crescent Street, Norwich, CT 06360
Exhibit: September 30 - November 22, 2024 

Juror: Sharon Butler, artist and writer of the award-winning blogazine: Two Coats Of Paint. 


Exhibit: September 30 - November 22, 2024. Work must remain for the entire duration of the show. No early removal.

Deadline: Tuesday August 6, 2024

Notify: Friday Sept. 6, 2024

Dropoff: September 21, 11-2pm at the Slater (shipped work info below) 

 Special Preview Opening Reception and Awards: September 28, 2024. 1-3pm

Pickup: November 23rd. 11-2pm. No storage is available; pick up work on pickup date or have someone else get it for you. 


AWARDS $2100:  Award Named for Founder: 

Best in Show $750 First Place

2nd place award $500 Second Place

Frances Hudson Storrs award $350 Frances Hudson Storrs, 1860-1945

Katharine Seymour Day award $250 Katharine Seymour Day, 1870-1964

Margaret Miller Cooper award $150 Margaret Miller Cooper, 1874-1965

Inez Temple award $100  Inez Temple, 1880-1945



PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THRU ALL INFO! It’s dense AND important. Work will be disqualified if not followed. Gallery Sitting Required
This exhibition at the light-filled Slater requires gallery sitting, an opportunity to discuss the work with visitors. Connecticut artists with accepted work and who are asked to fill any open volunteer slots are required to sit one Saturday morning or afternoon during the exhibit, or opt to pay $25 to by Paypal to waive this requirement. 


This show is open to all women artists aged 18 and over living in the US. Work does NOT have to be for sale.
We accept shipped work for this exhibition. Shipping info is below.
Work must have been completed after September 2021 (3 year MAX). Submit 3 works max.
MAXIMUM SIZE: Two-dimensional work 60” high x 48” wide (including frame) with 20 lb weight limit. Check H + W.
All 2D works must be framed or gallery wrapped with d-rings attached 3-4 inches below the top of the frame the gallery hanging system. Fiber art must have D-rings/eye-hooks. We cannot accept works that do not follow these requirements. 

Multiple-panel work such as diptychs, triptychs, etc. count as one work and entire work must be within the size limit. Sculpture (3D) max size: 30x30x60”; weight limit is 40 lbs.
We can not accept any special hanging requests (ie: ceiling hung work) nor can we set up pieces needing assembly.
If your piece meets the requirements but needs on-site assembly, you must hand-deliver, set up and remove it in person. Eligible media: 

painting, mixed media, drawing, collage, printmaking, fiber art (with D-rings/eye-hooks) , photography, sculpture. 

Not eligible: 

Film, video, installation art, performance art, non-artist artificially generated art (AI). Photomechanical reproductions or copies such as giclee prints unless they are part of a mixed media artwork or collage.
Do not submit artwork previously exhibited in a CWA show.
Work must be original. Copies of other artist’s work are not eligible. Do NOT submit work for which you do not hold the copyright; it is not eligible for awards and will not be hung. 

ENTRY + FEES Enter at Online Juried Shows.
CWA Members: First entry is $35, second/third entry $12 each, $59 for 3 (2024 dues must be current)
CWA Non-Members: First entry: $45, second/third entry: $15 each, $75 for 3.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE is available at Read their FAQs and image requirements/tips in order to submit high-quality images. Their office hours are: Monday 10-2pm; Tuesday - Friday 9-5pm Pacific time.  Images must be jpg and under 4 mb, and sRGB colorspace. For best results, image files should be at least 1920 pixels on the longest side @ 72 dpi.

For help with your entries, contact or 888-666-1351


No wet paint. (ever)
No substitutions allowed.
Bring the following completed forms: Signed contract; exhibition labels.

applies to those whose work is invited and who can not do in-person delivery and choose to ship. 

Shipping address will be included in the acceptance letter on Online Juried Shows. 

There is a $25 handling fee for shipped work. This covers the storage space we rent to receive shipped work.
Make sure you include inside the package: (download from link above your acceptance letter on Online Juried Shows) 


Signed Contract
A prepaid return shipping label
$25 check for handling fee.
Info sheet including art title, contact info with mobile phone and return address for shipped work. Exhibit Labels 

DO NOT SHIP WORK TO THE SLATER MUSEUM. The museum is not responsible to this exhibition and work shipped there will be refused and returned. 

No refunds if your work is late or if it is shipped to the wrong place.
Use UPS or FedEx only.
No COD shipments.
Shipping expenses in both directions is the responsibility of the artist.
Insurance covering the work during transit is the responsibility of the artist.
CWA and the Gallery are not responsible for any work that is lost or damaged.
Please time your work to arrive BETWEEN September 1 - 19. Work that is late will not be hung. Work must be shipped securely in reusable packing box so it is easily packed and returned to you. We recommend using an Airfloat StrongBox. Damaged work will not be hung. 

NO packing peanuts. 


The Slater Museum takes 20% commission on all sales. CWA does not take an additional commission. 

ABOUT Connecticut Women Artists 

CWA was founded in 1929 when 20 women artists planned exhibition opportunities for women artists at a time when there were none. They first exhibited in Hartford, CT at our nation’s first art museum founded in 1842: the Wadsworth Atheneum. CWA is one of the country’s oldest continuing women’s art organizations and is still going strong and growing toward its upcoming centenary. Because CWA does not own a gallery, each of their three annual exhibitions are held in different noteworthy Connecticut art venues. This year’s National Juried Show will be at the spectacular and newly reno- vated Slater Memorial Museum with its soaring light-filled galleries. It is a grand space in which to view art! 

Note: There are two paths to CWA membership for women artists living in CT. An artist is eligible with two CWA national juried show acceptances. There is an annual portfolio review process each August. For info visit: 


By entering this show, you agree to all stated conditions. Your entry does not guarantee acceptance into exhibit.
CWA, Inc, its officers or agents, and the venue assume no responsibility for loss or damage of any kind during transit, drop off, storage, 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 work or use submitted images for publicity. The show committee reserves the right to reject work. 

For info or questions NOT covered by the prospectus, contact Exhibition Chair: Cynthia Cooper,  

For help with your entries, contact or 888-666-1351 



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