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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.

Juror: This exhibition will be selected by Jeanne McLeish. Her award-winning artwork in both watercolor and oil has been included in numerous annual exhibitions and can be found in many private and public collections. She has served as the National Park Service’s artist in residence at the Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore Park, and residency in Shades State Park sponsored by the DNR and the Indiana Arts Commission in celebration of the Bicentennial.

Judge: L. Diana Young will select the award winners. Her award-winning paintings have been shown in numerous galleries and recognized in various shows and plein air competitions including Painters of America, American Impressionist Show and Salon International Show. In addition to painting, Young taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and worked in commercial art and illustration.

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

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: February 28, 2021 —
Exhibition Runs April 6 – 25, 2021
Reception & Awards Presentation is Sunday, April 11  2 – 4 PM

for up to two entries but only one may be accepted

$50 — Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati members
$65 — Non-members

Pay Entry Fee online at time of submission or pay by check to WACC. Checks must be received by February 28, 2021. 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 February 28, 2021, 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 required 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 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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Pay through the CaFÉ PayPal portal using any major credit or debit card.
You do not need a PayPal account to make the online payment at CaFÉ and you should not not send payment via PayPal or any other application outside CaFÉ’s portal.

if payment is not received by February 28th your entry will not be eligible for consideration
Make check payable to WACC and mail to WACC-AJE, 6980 Cambridge Avenue, Mariemont, OH 45227


DEADLINE: February 28 for CaFÉ Entry and FEES PAID


Wednesday, March 31
3 – 6 PM

Thursday, April 1
10 AM – 1 PM

Exhibition Dates
April 6 – 25, 2021

10 AM – 2 PM

Saturday & Sunday
1 – 4 PM

Reception &
Awards Presentation

Sunday, April 11
2 – 4:00 PM

Awards Presentation
3:00 PM

Sunday, April 25
4 – 5:30 PM

Tuesday, April 27
12 – 2 PM

Artwork remaining at The Barn after May 28, 2021 becomes the property of the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati.


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How to Upload Images to Your Account at CAFÉ
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