11 Jan 2020

Competitions 33rd Annual Women’s Works

Old Courthouse Art CenterWoodstock, Illinois, United States

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: January 26, 2020 – Women’s Works is a juried fine art exhibit, celebrating women artists and is presented annually by the Northwest Area Arts Council at the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, IL. Women’s Works provides an opportunity to showcase the creative artwork of women artists in North America and internationally. This year will mark the 33rd Anniversary of the show.

This year’s show will be judged by fine art photographer, Helen Smith-Romer. Romer works with collaged color photography using a repetition of human features to create bright, surrealist portraits and settings contrasted against a dark background. Romer states that her current body of work, “investigates the paradoxical beauty and mysticism of assemblages and the process of doing imagery.” Her work can be found in various collections across the country, including the University of Minnesota and the Chicago Historical Society.

Women artists 18 or older, may submit any original work, completed in the last two years.

No previously accepted works in either Real People or Women’s Works will be accepted for Women’s Works 2020. If your work is collaborative (created by more than one artist), please contact us so that we can make sure all information is collected.

All works must be available through the entire run of the show (March 5 – April 11, 2020).

Gallery size limitation of work is eight (8) feet in any single dimension and 50 lbs. If your work exceeds these limitations, you will need to contact us at: womensworks2020@womensworks.org.

Cash prizes totaling more than $1500.00 will be awarded. The winner of the Gallery Award will receive a $250 cash award.

There is a $40 jurying fee for the show. There is a $10.00 discount for current NAAC Members. No additional Entry Fee upon Acceptance.

Each entrant may submit up to three digital images, each representing a separate piece for jurying. Jurors will be evaluating each image/piece individually.

All work must be for sale. There is a 30% commission on sold work.


  • January 26, 2020, 11:59p Mountain Time – FINAL Entry Deadline
  • February 2, 2020 – All notifications will be e-mailed
  • February 22, 2020 – All work must be at the gallery for set-up
  • March 5, 2020 – Exhibition Opens
  • Opening Reception: March 14: 6-9 pm for Artists – 7-9 pm for the general public
  • April 11, 2020 – 5pm – Exhibition Closes. (Unsold work will be repacked and returned to artists during the second half of April and the first week of May.)

Old Courthouse Arts Center
101 North Johnson Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
t: 815-338-4525

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales.

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