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Connecticut Women Artists
2019 CWA Annual Members' Juried Show

Connecticut Women Artists
2019 Annual Members’ Juried Show
at the Art League of New Britain
30 Cedar Street, New Britain, CT 06052

April 6 – May 3, 2019
Opening Reception & Award Ceremony: Saturday, April 6, 2-4 pm
Closing Reception: Friday, May 3, 6 - 8 pm


• This show is open to all CWA Members whose dues are paid to date.
• Up to three images may be submitted.
• Original work in painting, mixed media, drawing, collage, printmaking, fiber art, photography, sculpture are allowed.
• Photomechanical reproductions of original work (Giclee prints) are not eligible.
• All entries must be original artwork. By entering the CWA exhibit you agree that you are submitting images of your own original work, and not that of other artists, or material for which you do not hold the copyright.
• CWA reserves the right to refuse any artwork for suspected copyright infringement, and any accepted work that is found to be in violation of copyright will be immediately withdrawn from exhibition. Should such an entree be awarded a prize, entering the show is an agreement that the prize money must be immediately returned.
• Work submitted must not have been shown in previous CWA shows, and must have been completed within the last three years.
• Hand-delivered or shipped two-dimensional work must be no larger than 36”, this includes the frame, in either direction and 35 lb max.
• Sculpture (3D) must weigh less than 40 lbs.

All work must be thoroughly dry, ready to hang, wired, no clip frames, all other frames must be of sound construction, no saw-tooth hangers, tacks or pins. Please note: Work will not be accepted if these requirements are not met.

First entry is $20, second entry $10, third entry $5 (Paypal or credit card)
*Members must have paid their 2019 dues in full.

Sandra Wakeen, a nationally and internationally renowned painter and teacher, has pursued a lifelong devotion to her art. Following a family tradition of three generations of artists, Sandra began her studies at Paier School of Art, graduating with honors in 1978. Sandra began her career as an illustrator and portrait artist.

When not painting, Sandra enjoys the privilege of teaching and mentoring aspiring artists. She was instrumental in creating an artists cultural exchange in Florence, Italy for American and Italian artists to study and learn from each other. The culmination of these efforts resulted in shows in Italy and the United States. Sandra was on the Board of Directors for the Lyme Art Association, Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists and Wethersfield Academy for the Arts. Sandra is also a founding member of the
Academy for the Arts where she served as President and created Connecticut’s first formal Atelier program.

Online Registration Deadline is Sunday, March 3, 2019 before midnight. 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.

If you need help photographing your work and properly sizing your images go to: If you need help entering your images, or unable to, or have questions, please contact or call 949-409-4061 or 888-666-1351 Tuesday
- Thursday from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Please note: Service is closed on weekends.

Art League of New Britain will take 30 percent Commission. CWA takes NO commission.

$1000 will be awarded in cash prizes.

The Connecticut Women Artists organization was founded 90 years ago in 1929 when thirteen women
artists exhibited at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. Since exhibition opportunities were rare for
women at that time these women began a society of female artists. One of this country’s oldest continuing
art organizations for women, CWA now has almost 200 elected members.
The Connecticut Women Artists encourages all members to enter this CWA Members’ Juried exhibit
and show the diverse and exceptional creative talents of our members.

CALENDAR – Time-line of events
1. Deadline for entry: work must be submitted on this website by Sunday, March 3 before Midnight
2. Juror entry selections available online ( March 16, 2019
3. Drop off of artwork: Friday, March 29, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, and Sunday, March 31, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
4. Opening Reception and Award Ceremony: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
5. Closing Reception: Friday, May 3, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
6. Pickup of artwork: Friday, May 3 after Closing Reception and Sunday, May 5, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Note: Two senior high school award winners of the Scholastic Art CWA Portfolio Award will be invited to show their work in this exhibit. CWA jurors are Anne Sheffield and Barbara Jenkins.

CWA, Inc, its officers or agents and the Art League of New Britain assume no responsibility for loss or damage of any kind during drop off, show time 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 after the Closing Reception. CWA and the Art League of New Britain will not be responsible for loss or damage of unclaimed art after Sunday, May 5 by 3 pm. Insurance is the responsibility of each artist. Entry by artist confirms compliance with all conditions herein stated.

For more information or questions, please contact CWA exhibition co-chairs:
Dian Kingsbury: ph: 860-745-7851 or email:
Diane Cadrain: ph: 860-233-8766 or email:

Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St., New Britain, CT 06052

From the East/North: I-84 W toward Hartford, Take Left Exit 35 – CT 72 E toward RT 9. Take Exit 8 – Columbus Blvd. toward Downtown/ New Britain. Turn Right onto Lake St. which turns into Cedar St.

From the West: I-84 E, Slight left onto CT-72 E, Take Exit 8 for Columbus Blvd toward Downtown/New Britain. Turn right onto Lake St which becomes Cedar St.

From the South: I-91 N to I-9 W, Take Exit 26-Downtown New Britain, Merge onto Columbus Blvd. When you cannot go straight, turn left onto Cedar St.

*Entrance for all destinations: Very quickly on the right there will be an ALNB house shaped sign between two white houses (law offices) marking the entrance to the ALNB parking lot. Take a right between the law offices down to the back parking lot where you will see the ALNB red carriage house on the right corner.


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