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Need help deciding which works to submit — this came to our attention
Pick Me, Pick Me: Tips for getting your work into juried shows
— a blog post by Sylvia White

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: Thomas Wharton’s work has shown and won awards in several museum and gallery exhibitions including The West Virginia Governor’s Award. He has been featured in many publications including American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, International Artist, and Poets and Artists magazines, as well as the book, 21st Century Figurative Art: The Resurrection of Art. He has been included in the Art Renewal Center’s Annual Salon, and his portrait work has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by The Portrait Society of America, where he now has been given Signature Status. Visit Thomas Wharton’s website at

Judge: M. Katherine Hurley is nationally known for her evocative landscapes in oil and pastel. She has exhibited in Europe and is represented in several premier galleries across the United States — including The Cincinnati Art Galleries — as well as in numerous private and corporate collections.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Mt. St. Joseph in 1974, she has been a practicing professional artist in Cincinnati, Ohio since 1976 and has continued her art education at The Art Academy of Cincinnati and as a student of renowned colorist Wolf Kahn.

Her work has been featured in The Pastel Journal and The Artist’s Magazine, as well as books Art Journey America: Landscape, and Pure Color: The Best of Pastel. Hurley is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and teaches oil and pastel painting at The Pendleton Art Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has taught high school students through the Taft Museum of Art.

Cincinnati art historian, critic and curator Daniel Brown states: “M. Katherine Hurley’s landscape paintings and drawings are artworks with multiple purposes. They are first and foremost sanctuaries, places and spaces of rest, meditation, spiritual renewal and beauty. The less realistic her work is, the more we are drawn in and want to stay.” Visit Katherine Hurley’s website at

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, 2022 —
Exhibition Runs April 1 – May 1, 2022
Reception & Awards Presentation is Sunday, April 10  |  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, 2022. 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, 2022, 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.


ONLINE — CaFÉ via THEIR PayPal Portal
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


Tuesday, March 29
4 – 6 PM

Wednesday, March 30
10 AM – 12 PM

Exhibition Dates
April 1 – May 1, 2022

10 AM – 2 PM

Saturday & Sunday
1 – 4 PM

Reception &
Awards Presentation

Sunday, April 10
2 – 4:00 PM

Awards Presentation
3:00 PM

Sunday, May 1
4 – 6 PM

Artwork remaining at The Barn after May 27, 2022 becomes the property of the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati.


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How to Register and Create an Account at CAFÉ. If you have a CaFÉ account, just sign in and skip this step.
—  Cafe – Step 1
Register & Create Account

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

How to Submit Your Application for this exhibition
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Apply & Submit Application