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American Women Artists
FULL SUN: American Women Artists Illuminate the Haggin Museum

Full Sun: American Women Artists
Illuminate the Haggin Museum
The Haggin Museum
Exhibition dates: August 2 – September 16, 2018
(Application dates: January 30 – April 1, 2018)


AWA is pleased to announce their third museum exhibition, at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, California, as part of American Women Artists’ 25 in 25 campaign, an initiative to have twenty-five museum shows in 25 years. The Haggin Museum is an art and history museum located in Stockton, California, that Sunset Magazine referred to as "one of the under-sung gems of California." The permanent art collection is European focused. The museum has been undergoing a renovation and AWA's show celebrates a re-examination of their collection. The title of the show is Full Sun: American Women Artists Illuminate the Haggin Museum. This exhibit has some unique subject qualifications, please see the eligibility and entry guidelines for information. AWA’s National Juried Exhibition at the Haggin Museum is open to AWA Associate and Associate with Distinction Members. In addition to approximately $10,000 in monetary and merchandise awards, final works selected will appear on AWA’s website gallery, be featured in our monthly e-newsletters, and promoted through AWA’s social media channels. AWA is dedicated to providing professional opportunities for women in the visual arts.  We invite you to join AWA as an Associate member and enter our national juried exhibitions.

Open to women at least 18 years of age, who are working in the fine arts and living in the United States, Canada, or Mexico. To submit works, applicants MUST BE AN ASSOCIATE or ASSOCIATE WITH DISTINCTION MEMBER of American Women Artists. If you were a member in 2017 and/or prior years, but have not yet renewed, or if you would like to join as a new member, please email to join or renew as an Associate member. If you do not pay for your membership by the April 1, 2018, submission deadline, your entry will be disqualified.  Associate membership is $60/year, Associate with Distinction is $75/year.

American Women Artists seeks to select an exhibition of representational fine art demonstrating excellence in terms of composition, technique, mastery of medium and quality of design. The final selection will be an exemplary showcase of a diverse group of representational artworks by artists who draw, paint, and sculpt in a contemporary or traditional style. This show is a little more challenging than usual. We have selected 13 of the museum's most iconic works. You are to pick one of the 13 selected works as inspiration for your piece.  We want you to paint/sculpt something completely unique, but inspired by some aspect of one of these 13 paintings: the composition, color, animals, a gesture… or give these old masterpieces a contemporary make-over.  Click to HERE to view the images. Below each painting you can click through to a larger image on the museum's website and, in most cases, additional information about the painter and the painting. Juried works will be exhibited alongside works by AWA Master and Signature members.

If you are an Associate or an Associate with Distinction member who was juried into AWA’s 2018 show at the Rockwell Museum, you may not apply for the 2018 Haggin Museum show! Conversely, if you did not get into the Rockwell Museum show, you may apply for the Haggin Museum show.

1.    The 2018 National Juried Exhibition is open to AWA Associate and Associate with Distinction members in good standing
2.    Applications may be submitted from January 30 – April 1, 2018, at midnight PST, finalists will be announced April 19, 2018.
3.    Only on-line entries will be accepted for this show. NO MAILED SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED. Please submit all entries through starting January 30, 2018.
4.    Entries must be representational work(s) of original concept and design.  
5.    This show is a little more challenging than usual. We have selected 13 of the museum's most iconic works. You are to pick one of the 13 selected works as inspiration for your piece --- Click HERE to view the images.

Here are the artists:

Alice Gerson (Artist’s Wife) by William Merritt Chase

La Toilette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Looking Up the Valley by Albert Bierstadt

Juniata River by George Inness

The Deer by Rosa Bonheur

The Artist and His Model by Jean-Leon Gerom

Carriage Parade by Childe Hassam

On the Boulevard by Jean Beraud

The Nymphaeum by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Early Afternoon by Jan Monchablon

Highland Monarch by Eugene-Joseph Verboeckhoven

Sophisticatoin by Harry Wilson Watrous

 The Furtive Message by Jules Worms

6.    Acceptable mediums for painting: oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, egg tempera, pastel, color ink, encaustic, batik.
7.    Acceptable mediums for drawing:  conte crayon, colored pencil, graphite, charcoal, pen & ink, scratchboard, and original hand-pulled prints.
8.    Acceptable mediums for sculpture:  cast metal, fabricated metal, stone, glass, wood, and any fired permanent medium such as terra cotta, stoneware, porcelain, earthenware, cast metal, fabricated metal, stone, fired terra cotta, glass, wood.
9.    Mixed medium pieces using the above-listed materials are acceptable as well.
10.    Not acceptable mediums include craft, jewelry, photography, digital prints, collage, any work containing computer generated elements of any kind, textiles or fiber art.
11.    Maximum entries: six (6).
12.    Maximum of one (1) piece of artwork per accepted artist will be juried into the exhibition.
13.    Maximum size for paintings and drawings is up to 45” in either dimension, unframed.
14.    Maximum size for sculpture: combined dimensions may not exceed 6ft at the longest side.  Weight limit of 300 lbs.
15.    All works submitted for the juried exhibition must be for sale.  All works submitted for the competition must be available for sale after acceptance into the show.
16.    By submitting images to this juried opportunity, you understand and agree that accepted images will be displayed on AWA’s website, Facebook page, and other social and/or print media.  Images do become part of AWA’s archives and may be used for this and future AWA promotions.  Artists will retain copyright to their image(s)
17.    By entering this exhibition, you agree that you have read and will abide by all rules outline in this prospectus
18.    All membership and jury fees are non-refundable; overpayment of any fee will be considered a donation and will not be refunded
19.    If your work was accepted into the 2018 Rockwell Museum show you cannot apply for entry into the Haggin Museum show.
20.   All Artists accepted into the Haggin show will be expected to contribute $100 towards a show catalog.

The National Juried Exhibition application process will begin January 30 – April 1, 2018, at midnight PST.  Finalists will be announced April 19, 2018.  Entry form must be filled out in its entirety.  List sizes up to the nearest inch (high x wide). Submitted images must not include matting or frame. Crop the photos to include only the artwork. Be sure your images are right-side-up.

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.

Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and property sizing your images can be found at:
If you need help entering your images or are unable, please contact them here:

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$55.00 for up to TWO (2) ENTRIES. Each additional entry is $10.00 up to maximum of 6 entries. Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.

You must be a current (or new) Associate or Associate with Distinction Member of AWA to enter Juried Exhibition.  Dues must be paid by April 1, 2018 or submission is disqualified.
Electronic payment for jury fees should be made through via credit card or PayPal at time of application.  Membership dues can be paid separately by emailing for invoice that can be paid directly with credit card or PayPal account or by mailing a check to: AWA, PO Box 755, Lodi, California 95240

Entries will be accepted January 30, 2018 through April 1, 2018 (11:59 p.m. PT).

No later than April 30, 2018

There will be cash and merchandise awards. Award packages are designed to support, encourage and inspire women in the visual fine arts.

Selection jurors for AWA’s National Juried Competition work independently to assess the entries for selection to finalists. Each year, a different group is put together.

Three Awards jurors will be selected from the region and will be announced closer to the opening of the show.

All jury status notifications will be emailed by through ConstantContact not later than April 30, 2018.  A list of accepted artists and their works will be posted on the blog page at no later than April 30, 2018. This will be a highly selective show. One piece per finalist will be selected to exhibit at the Haggin Museum. The full show will also be posted on AWA’s Gallery web page on by July 1, 2018.

The decision of the jurors is final. All accepted artists will be provided with a consignment form to be completed, signed and returned to AWA by the end of April. Once accepted, works may be pre-sold but must hang in the Museum for duration of show and proceeds must be shared with the Haggin Museum and AWA, under Commission terms outlined below. All accepted Paintings & Drawings must be framed or gallery-wrapped (gallery wrapped must be finished, painted around edge, no tape), and wired for hanging. Accepted Sculpture must be ready to place with any stands and title plates securely fastened.  Stone sculpture may be shipped without a base attached only if clear, simple, well-labeled assembly instructions are included and any needed installation materials (like museum putty) are included with the sculpture.  Accepted artists will be offered Advertising Opportunities in two to three different national publications.

2D artists: will receive 55% of the selling price.
35% to the Haggin Museum and 10% will go to AWA (non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization).
3D artists: will receive 60% of the selling price.
30% to the Haggin Museum and 10% will go to AWA (non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization).
Artwork must be priced in accordance with artist’s current pricing structure.
Payment for work sold will be made directly to the artist from the Haggin Museum by the 10th of the month following the sale. Sales tax will be collected and paid by the Museum.

Each accepted Artist is responsible for the delivery of their shipped or hand delivered work to: Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing Avenue, Stockton, CA 95203 during the following dates: July 9 – 16, 2018. Any artist shipping their work will include a completed prepaid return shipping form with their art.  All works must have appropriate identification including title, size, artist name and contact information, price and medium on the piece. You must include a $25 unpacking/packing fee with your shipped work. A Shipping Instructions form will be supplied by AWA to all finalists and a copy of this form must be included in the package with the work.

By entering this exhibition, artist agrees that they have read and will abide by all rules outlined in this prospectus. All membership and jury fees are non-refundable. Overpayment of any fee will be considered a donation and will not be refunded. Submission of work for this exhibit will be construed as acceptance of all conditions set forth in prospectus. AWA and the Haggin Museum reserve the right to return work that does not meet exhibition standards. Every reasonable care will be taken with original artwork.  The Haggin Museum will be responsible for insurance of artwork while at the Haggin for the amount specified on Record of Consignment.  The Artist is responsible for insurance of artwork to cover the full value of the artwork while in transit.

CALENDAR - 2018 Haggin Museum (subject to change)

January 30 – April 1 - Application process
April 1 - Deadline for on-line submissions. NO MAILED SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED.
April 19 - Finalists announced
May 4, 2018 - Completed and signed Consignment forms due back to AWA
July 9 – 16 - Artworks must arrive at the Haggin Museum
August 2 – September 16    Exhibition – Haggin Museum
July 30 – August 4 - AWA Member Events, more details will be sent to those selected
August 1 - Meet & Greet
August 2 - Artists’ Reception & Awards Ceremony, 7 – 9 pm
August 4 - Symposium, Haggin Museum, 9 am – 2 pm
September 20 – 27 - Shipping and or pick-up from Haggin Museum

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REGARDING JURY NOTIFICATIONS:  Notifications are sent through ConstantContact from  To ensure receipt of this notification, please add to your contact list, or safe senders’ list.

On the day of notification, you can do the following, but you will also receive an email notification, sent from ConstantContact, that will state the same.

1.      Go to and log in using your email address and password.

2.      Right above where you just logged in, click "Your Artist Profile."  You are now in Your account!

3.      Click the show name and you will see your first image.  The jury results will be under the thumbnail view.

4.      As you will see, it will say either "This Image has been Accepted or Declined in to the show."  Under that sentence, you can click "Read Acceptance (or Declined) Letter."  The letter will then be displayed below.

5.      If you submitted more than one piece in the show, go to the next entered piece in the show by clicking the page number, displayed below the thumbnail image.

6.      While you are in your account on, click "Personal Info" and make sure your name, address, phone number, and email address are up-to-date.


NOTE:  Please be sure to read your letters in their entirety.  Most acceptance letters will ask you to RSVP or will have special instructions you must follow.



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