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American Women Artists
2019 Spring Online Juried Show


2019 Spring Online Juried Show

AWA Spring Online Competition 2019

Application Dates: January 15 – March 17, 2019



This is American Women Artists’ annual online juried competition for our Associate and Associate with Distinction Members.  This prestigious show is highly competitive. In addition to over $13,000 in monetary and merchandise awards - including a $2,000 cash Grand Prize award - approximately 120 final works selected will appear on AWA’s online gallery for a full year, 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 fine arts. We invite you to join AWA as an Associate member and enter our 2019 Spring Online Juried Show!



Open to all AWA Associate & Associate with Distinction members working representationally or abstractly in either 2D or 3D.  Applicant must be an AWA Associate or Associate with Distinction member of current standing with dues paid or renewed for 2019.  If 2019 dues are not paid by March 17, the applicant’s work will be disqualified. If you are unsure whether you’ve paid your 2019 dues, please email:


To join as a new member, visit  (do not use this link if you are renewing your membership, even if that membership has lapsed) or email to have an Associate membership invoice sent to you with a link to AWA’s payment portal.



  1. The 2019 AWA Spring Online Show is open to AWA Associate and Associate with Distinction members in good standing.
  2. Entries may be representational or abstract work(s):  drawing, painting, or sculpture
  3. Work(s) must be original and 2D works must have been completed within the last two years.
  4. Applications may be submitted from January 15 - March 17, 2019, finalists will be announced by April 9.
  5. As this is an online show, there is no size restriction on work(s) submitted.
  6. All work(s) entered must not have been accepted for a previous AWA national juried competition or online juried show.
  7. Acceptable mediums for sculpture: cast metal, fabricated metal, stone, glass, wood, and any fired permanent medium such as terra cotta, stoneware, porcelain, earthenware.
  8. Acceptable mediums for painting: oil, acrylic, water media, pastel, egg tempera, encaustic, mixed mediums, batik
  9. Acceptable mediums for drawing: conte crayon, colored pencil, graphite, pen & ink, scratchboard and original hand-pulled prints
  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: three (3)
  12. Maximum of one (1) piece of artwork per accepted artist will be juried into the online show.
  13. By submitting images to this juried opportunity, you understand and agree that accepted images will be displayed on AWA website, Facebook page, and other social and/or print media. Artists retain copyright to their image(s).
  14. By entering this exhibition, you agree that you have read and will abide by all rules outlined in this prospectus.
  15. All membership and jury fees are non-refundable; Overpayment of any fee will be considered a donation and will not be refunded.




The Spring Online Juried Show application process will begin January 15, 2019 and close on March 17, 2019. Finalists will be announced April 9, 2018. 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, make sure your images are at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi (but no larger than 4MB).  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 email


$40.00 for up to 3 images. 



Entries will be accepted January 15 – March 17, 2019.



Grand Prize, Second, Third and Honorable Mention winners will be chosen from the group of finalists.  Several Awards of Merit will also be selected.  All award winners will garner national exposure when featured on the AWA website, through AWA’s social media channels and E-newsletter.

  • Grand prize winner will receive $2,000 cash award plus merchandise awards!
  • Second prize winner will receive merchandise/sponsor award and $500 cash award.
  • Third prize winner will receive merchandise/sponsor award and $300 cash award.
  • (4) Outstanding Achievement Awards (Still Life, Landscape, Figurative, Sculpture) will receive merchandise/sponsor award and $200 cash award
  • (8) Award of Merit winners will receive $50 cash



A panel consisting of AWA Master and Signature members will select finalists. Award winners will be selected by Juror of awards, Shannon Hanna, owner of RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas.


For AWA questions: Robin Knowlton –

For technical application questions – or call 949-287-8645


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