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Connecticut Women Artists
89th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition

Connecticut Women Artists
89th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition

Saturday, September 1 – Friday, September 28, 2018

Barnes-Franklin Gallery, Building #600, Tunxis Community College

Opening Reception and Award Ceremony:
Saturday, September 8, 2:00 - 4:00 pm


This show is open to all women artists of the USA. Original work in painting, mixed media, drawing, collage, printmaking, fiber art, photography, sculpture. Photomechanical reproductions of original work (Giclee prints) are not eligible. Three images may be submitted. Awards: Cash prizes will be awarded. Hand-delivered and shipped two-dimensional work must be no larger than 30” in either direction (with frame) and 35 lb max. Sculpture (3D) must weigh less than 40 lbs. All work must be ready to hang, no clip frames, saw-tooth hangers, tacks or pins. Work submitted must not have been shown in previous CWA shows, and must have been completed within the last three years. Please note: Work will not be accepted if these requirements are not met.

For more information or questions, please contact CWA Co-chairs:

Linda Boisvert DeStefanis, CWA President: ph 860-729-1018 or email:

Georgia Stathoulas, CWA Vice President: ph 860-985-6154  or email:


Entry Fees*

Each artist may submit up to three works.

CWA Members (2018 dues must be paid in full): First entry: $25, second/third entry: $10 each

Non-Members: First entry: $35, second/third entry: $10 each

Please Note: CWA has an elected membership process once a year. For more info go to:

Juror of Selection and Awards

Dr. Nancy Stuart / Hartford Art School Dean.



Online Registration deadline is Sunday, July 15, 2018 11:59 pm, and submission is only through the website. You may enter up to three images online at For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side. Images should be in JPEG format, RGB color.

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 do so, please contact or call 949-287-8645. Hours: Monday-Friday 1:00-5:00 pm, not open on weekends.

Cash Awards of $2,200


Exhibition Details:

?The Connecticut Women Artists organization was founded 89 years ago in 1929 when thirteen women artists exhibited at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. Since exhibition opportunities for women were rare at that time these women started a society of female artists. As one of this country’s oldest continuing art organizations for women, CWA now has about 200 elected members.

CWA has arranged for this year's show (2018) to be held at the Barnes-Franklin Gallery at Tunxis Community College. *No commission will be taken by Tunxis Communty College and CWA never takes commissions on the sale of artwork during any of their shows. Interested buyers should contact CWA   Co-chairs and the Co-chairs will then refer to the artist.


Barnes-Franklin Gallery, Building #600 at Tunxis Community College (Please Do Not ship art here.)

271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032 … #600 

Artwork selected for this show will be on display for a 4-week exhibition at
Barnes-Franklin Gallery, Building #600 at Tunxis Community College.



Timeline of events

1.    Deadline for entries: work must be submitted online by Friday, July 15 11:59 pm.

2.    Go to to check on the selection of your artwork after
Friday, August 3.

3.    Drop off artwork: Friday, August 24, 2018, 5-7 pm and Saturday, August 25, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

4.    All selected work must be accompanied by the artist’s signed disclaimer when dropped off or shipped.

5.    Delivery of shipped artwork: Selected work must arrive by August 22-23.

6.    Pickup of artwork: Friday, September 28, 2018, 6-8 pm, and Saturday, Sept. 29, 1:00 - 3:30 pm. Pick up on these dates is mandatory as Gallery has no storage area.

7.    Opening Reception and Award Ceremony: Saturday, Sep 8, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.


Selected Work*

Work must be completely dry, suitably framed and wired for hanging. No complex installations, clip frames or saw-tooth hangers. Hand-delivered two-dimensional (2D) work must be no larger than 30” x 30”, including frame. Sculpture (3D) must weigh 40 lbs or less.

Decision of the judge is final. But the director may override any selection made by the Juror.


Shipping Instructions (for selected work only) and Disclaimer:

If it is necessary for you to ship your work, please comply with the guidelines below:

1.       Shipping address information will be emailed with notification of acceptance.

2.       DO NOT SHIP WORK TO THE TUNXIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE. Please Note: any work shipped to the Tunxis Community College or the Barnes-Franklin Gallery, Building #600 will be refused and returned to sender. Fees will not be refunded if your work misses the show due date or is shipped to the wrong place.

3.       Artwork must be shipped “installation ready.”

4.       Selected artwork must be shipped UPS only. No COD shipments will be accepted.

5.       Artist will be responsible for ALL shipping expenses! A pre-paid shipping label for return of your work MUST be included for your work to be hung in show.

6.       Artists are responsible for any shipping insurance related to their work while in transit to/from the shipping address TBA. CWA and the shipped location are NOT responsible.

7.       CWA and the Tunxis Community College are not responsible for any work that is lost, stolen or damaged once picked up by shipper for return.

8.       All work shipped must be shipped securely and safely, such as Airfloat StrongeBox™ (highly recommended) or similar re-useable professional packing box.

9.       Packing materials must be easy to unpack and be re-used to easily re-pack and return work
to the artist, at their expense, at the conclusion of the exhibition.

    ABSOLUTELY NO PACKING PEANUTS PLEASE.                                                

10.   ALL SHIPMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY August 22-23, 2018. Late deliveries or damaged work will not be accepted. The address for shipped work should be included, and they will be returned through UPS as COD.

Ship to:

Shipping location will be emailed with notification of acceptance.


CWA, Inc, its officers or agents and the Tunxis Community College/Barnes-Franklin Gallery assume no responsibility for loss or damage of any kind during drop off, showtime or pick up. Submission of all artwork, framing, and other materials is at the sole risk of the artist. CWA reserves the right to photograph or use submitted images for publicity. The Show committee reserves the right to reject work not accurately represented by the images submitted. Artist’s signature indicates compliance with all conditions herein stated. no substitutions.


Work cannot be picked up or removed until the last day of the exhibition. CWA and the Tunxis Community College will not be responsible for loss or damage of unclaimed art after Saturday, Sept. 29 by 3:30.  Insurance is the responsibility of each artist. Entry by artist confirms compliance with all conditions herein stated.


Barnes-Franklin Gallery, Building #600, 271 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington, CT 06032

Phone: 860-255-3500


From I-84 West: Take Exit 38 to US-6 W towards Bristol. Drive 4.87 miles and take left into Barnes-Franklin Gallery, 271 Scott Swamp Rd.


From Waterbury and points West:

From I-84 East: Take Exit 33 on left side toward Bristol and merge onto Rt. 72 W.

Take Exit 1, the CT-177/N Washington St. Continue to follow CT-177 about 2 miles, then turn right onto Scott Swamp Rd/US-6 E.

Barnes-Franklin Gallery is on the right.


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