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Be sure to read the prospectus in its entirety before continuing.

National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
in Conjunction with Violence Transformed - SHELTER

A Juried NAWA Exhibition
in cooperation with

Open to All Women Artists 18 Years of Age and Older

Certificates of Excellence Awarded

December 1, 2016 - January 3, 2017
Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10030


One of the basic needs, with food and love, SHELTER, is a major concern for all living beings. Artwork centered on SHELTER, open to the artists’ interpretation, can bring light to the struggles in the search for this essential ingredient for happiness and security. SHELTER is a major concern, especially when it comes to refugees, immigrants, those struggling to pay the rent, and victims of domestic violence.

Open to All Women Artists

Mark Your Calendars:
•    Application deadline: October 20, 2016
•    Notification of accepted/rejected art work online: October 31, 2016
•    Delivery of accepted artwork On or before November 23, 2016
•    Reception: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6-9 pm
•    Artists’ Talk: Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6-7:30 pm
•    Removal of artwork: January 4, 2017 (shipped art work will go out ASAP)
•    Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8am – 9pm*
    *Winter Break Hours: December 19 – December 24, 8am – 7pm

Entry Guidelines:
•    Entry process is on
•    Entry fee $45.00 – payable through
•    Entry through is confirmation of agreement with the waiver.
•    Each entrant is entitled to submit three (3) artworks.
•    Size and Label images according to instructions on
•    No gicleés, reproductions, or ceiling hung art. No nudes, open flames, firearms, or pyrotechnic devices allowed.
•    Artwork must be for sale.
•    In the event of a sale: Artist receives- 70%, NAWA- 15%, and Violence Transformed- 15%.
•    Entry form must be filled out in its entirety.  List sizes up to the nearest inch.  Submitted images must not include matting or frame.  Crop the photos to include only the artwork.  Be sure your images are right-side-up.
•    For best results, make sure your images are at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi (but no larger than 4MB).  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please email or call 949-287-8645.

•    All artwork must be professionally wired, ready for hanging, able to support weight
•    Delivery of accepted artwork must be received on or before November 23, 2016.
      Artwork may be hand delivered or shipped to:
      Harlem School of the Arts, Attn: Jonathan Patton, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10030
•    Heavy or unusual pieces must have hardware for hanging with directions.
•    Plexi-glass is required–no glass, except pastels.
•    Unframed artwork must be finished on all sides.
•    Wall hung artwork: maximum size: 30”h x 30” x 5”.
•    Sculpture: maximum size: 72” x 36” x 36” (including pedestals), 30 lb. limit, (pedestals available on request- no ceiling hung sculpture)
•    All work must remain on exhibit during the entire show.
•    FedEx or UPS must have Prepaid, Bar Coded, Return Shipping Label.
•    Artwork shipped with peanuts will not be accepted.
•    The entry application & payment will serve as the entrant’s agreement to all conditions (including the waiver below) set forth in this prospectus.


I, the undersigned artist, hereby declare my intention to exhibit my artwork as described in my entry form, in the National Association of Women Artists,Inc., “SHELTER”, to be held at Harlem School of the Arts, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, NY, NY 1003- , and to leave said artwork until the specified removal date on the prospectus.

In consideration of the display of my artwork, I hereby declare I am the owner and creator of the original artwork being submitted by me, both as the artwork’s physical manifestation and the copyright of artwork. I accept full responsibility for any and all damages, loss, theft, and/or any other casualty of any kind while in the Harlem School of the Arts’ care, custody or possession. I hereby waive any and all claims against the Harlem School of the Arts, as well as their employees, officers, directors and committee personnel. Nevertheless, for the purpose of this agreement, I agree that the stated value of the artwork shall be One ($1.00) Dollar, in the event of any loss or damage to the piece of artwork.

I agree to allow an image of my artwork being exhibited to be used without charge for advertising and/or promotion in the furtherance of the Exhibition, and for any purposes including without limitation traditional media, social media, website as well as public relations, prior to and/or after the Exhibition.

My work is available for sale at the price hereinbefore agreed. I agree that if my work is sold during the exhibition, I will pay NAWA a commission of  15% percent,  Violence Transformed a commission of  15%, and I will retain 70% percent of the selling price.

Point of release clause: the work on exhibition is considered part of the exhibition from point of delivery (either by hand or by mail) and until actual pick up/shipping after close of exhibition.

I understand that my work may not be hung if it fails to meet professional presentation standards (as determined by the Exhibitions committee), arrives damaged, differs significantly from the jpeg image submitted, is over the depth, width and height limit and (for wall sculpture ) is above the weight, depth, width and height limits.

NAWA retains the right of discretion to decide if artworks do not meet the requirements of our show standards, or contain any inflammatory or offensive materials.

Labels: NAWA a not-for-profit art organization, will not list anything other than the name of the artists, the title of the work, dimensions, medium and price on the labels.

In the event of a dispute with regard to this Waiver Agreement, we agree that all disputes must be adjudicated in a State Court in the County, City and State of New York (i.e. Manhattan), under the Laws of the State of New York, without regard to choice of Law rules.
Note: The use of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc.’s logo, without prior written permission is prohibited. The use of the registered Trademark Seal and the logo of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. for any personal or business use on any documents, postcards, invitations, and other promotional materials and communications is a violation of law. The letters NAWA may be used by regular juried members (i.e., not Associate or Student members), after their names, on all artworks, signifying their membership.

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