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The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati is the oldest existing Woman’s Art Club operating without interruption in the United States. Distinguished early members include Bessie Wessel, Elizabeth Nourse, and founders Dixie Seldon and Henrietta Wilson.

The goal of this exhibition is to showcase fine art works produced by women from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. The focus of the jurying process will be on craftsmanship, color, and composition with an emphasis upon diversity in style and subject. Computer-generated art will not be accepted.

Jurors: This exhibition will be selected and judged by our prestigious jurors Jim Glover and Mark Gingerich. Glover is a nationally recognized oil painter with 30 years’ experience in wildlife illustration and graphic design for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Gingerich is a contemporary impressionist painter from Ohio. He is a founding member of the Ohio Plein Air Society and a signature member of the American Impressionist Society.

Eligibility: Women only. Must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky. Please Note — accepted artwork must be hand delivered.

Awards total more than $3500.
Best of Show Award — $1500.

Exhibition Runs May 10 – 26, 2019
Reception & Awards Presentation
May 10, 2019 | 6 – 9 PM

for up to two entries but only one may be accepted

$50 — WACC members
$65 — Non-members

Pay Entry Fee online at time of submission or pay by check to WACC. Checks must be received by March 31, 2019. Mail to: WACC-AJE, 6980 Cambridge Avenue, Mariemont OH 45227

Submission Requirements

  • Entries are digital and must be submitted online at CaFÉ —
  • Fee Payment — CaFÉ website at time of entry submission or by check made out to WACC as noted above. Checks must be received by March 31, 2019 in order for submission entry to be eligible for the competition/exhibition. Artists will be notified when checks are received.
  • All work must be of original concept and design.
    Work created in an instructional setting, including, but not limited to, workshops and art classes, are not considered original artwork.
  • Maximum entries, two (2); however, only one (1) may be accepted. (Entrance fee is the same for one or two entries.)
  • Work must be for sale. Not-For-Sale (NFS) works will not be accepted. A 20% commission from sales will be retained by the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati (WACC).
  • Work must have been created within the last 3 years and not have previously been in a juried exhibition.
  • Frames are required for most 2-D pieces — exceptions are gallery-wrap stretched canvas showing no bare or stapled edges, wall-mounted pieces designed to be displayed without frames (for example: fabric pieces, works on panels, wall sculptures, 2-D glass art, etc.) All works must be delivered ready-to-hang with all appropriate hanging hardware — saw-tooth hangers are not appropriate and will not be accepted.
  • Size of wall art, including frame, must not exceed 40″ x 40″.
  • Sculpture, glass, and other 3-D art work must be of a measurement to be exhibited atop a pedestal measuring 20″x20″x39″.
  • Photography entries cannot be digitally enhanced, manipulated or altered.
  • Small items such as jewelry must include display props.
  • Accepted work must be hand-delivered and retrieved. No shipped works will be accepted.

Liabilities and Responsibilities: All entries will be made at the risk of the entrant. Care and caution will be exercised in the handling of all art work. Neither WACC nor The Barn may be held responsible for loss or damage. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist.


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How to Register and Create an Account at CAFÉ
—  Cafe – Step 1 Register-Create Account

How to Upload Images to Your Account at CAFÉ
—  Cafe – Step 2 Upload Images

How to Apply the Club Membership Discount for Submissions to this exhibition
—  Cafe – Step 3 Submit Exhibition Application