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National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

“SHELTER 2018”
A Juried NAWA Exhibition
Open to All Women Artists 18 Years of Age and Older
Certificates of Excellence Awarded

March 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018
Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10030


What do YOU need SHELTER from?
What do WE need SHELTER from?
What does THE WORLD need SHELTER from?

Open to All Women Artists 18 Years of Age and Older

One of our most basic needs, with food and love, SHELTER, is a major concern for all living beings. SHELTER is a major concern, especially when it comes to refugees, immigrants, those struggling to pay the rent, homelessness, climate change, drug addiction and victims of domestic violence. Artwork centered on SHELTER, open to the artists’ interpretation, can bring light to these ongoing problems.

Mark Your Calendars:
•    Application deadline: January 7, 2018
•    Notification of accepted/rejected artwork online: January 12, 2018
•    Delivery of accepted artwork: February 12 – 20th, 2018, 8:00am – 8:30pm
•    Reception: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
•    Removal of artwork: April 2, April 3, April 4, 2018, 8:00am – 8:30pm (shipped art work will go out ASAP)
•    Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8:00am – 9:00pm

Entry Guidelines:
•    Entry process is on
•    When applying within Online Juried Shows, please enter the framed size for both "size" and also for "frame” size.
•    Entry fee:  NAWA Members:  $40.00 for 3 entries, and Non-Members:  $50 for 3 entries – payable through  All entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.
•    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 of paintings or reproductions except for photography. No ceiling hung art. No nudes, open flames, firearms, or pyrotechnic devices allowed.
•    Artwork must be for sale.
•    All work must be for sale: Artist receives- 70%, NAWA- 30%.

Entering Your Images:
•    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 properly sizing your images can be found at:  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:
•    Please add and to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.

•    Wall hung artwork: maximum size: 40H” x 30W” x 5D”, INCLUDING FRAME.
•    Sculpture: maximum size: 72H” x 36W” x 36D” (including pedestals if needed) 30 lb. limit, Minimum height of sculpture not including pedestal: 24H”, no ceiling hung sculpture. Artist much provide pedestal if needed.
•    Delivery of accepted artwork must be received February 12 - 20, 2018, 8:00am – 8:30pm.
•    Artwork may be hand delivered or shipped to:      Harlem School of the Arts, Attn: Adrienne Tarver, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10030
•    No sawtooth hangers. All works must be wired to gallery standards, able to support weight and must meet professional presentation standards as interpreted by the NAWA Exhibition Committee. NAWA reserves the right to refuse work not professionally presented.      
•    Plexi-glass is required–no glass, except pastels.
•    Unframed artwork must be finished on all sides.
•    All work must remain on exhibit during the entire show.
•    Shipped work must be FedEx or UPS and include a 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 2018”, 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 30% percent, 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.




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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