Call to Artists

Star York, first AWA President

Enter by April 8!








2024 Annual Online Juried Show

Applications Open

February 26- April 8, 2024

For Full Prospectus and Entry

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About the Online Show

This is American Women Artists’ annual online juried competition. It is open to all levels of AWA membership, with competition within and across categories. In addition to over 20 cash awards – including a $2,000 cash Grand Prize award – approximately 120 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. If you are not yet an AWA member, we invite you to join as an Associate member and enter our 2024 Online Juried Show! Entry is $45 for up to three works.


  • Grand Prize Overall $2,000 cash award
  • Second Prize Overall $1,500 cash award
  • Third Prize Overall $1,000 cash award
  • AWA President’s Award funded by AWA President Janet Lee $500 cash award
  • Kathleen J. Smith Humanity in Art Award funded by Master Signature member Angela Mia and family $500 cash award
  • The Power of the Feminine Award funded by Katherine Leach for representation of an empowered woman $500 cash award
  • Christine Drewyer Award of Distinction funded by former AWA President & Master Signature member Christine Drewyer $300 cash award
  • (4) First Prize Awards by AWA Membership Category $500 cash each
    for first place in Associate/Associate with Distinction/Signature/Master Signature levels.
  • (6) Outstanding Achievement Award
    (Abstract, Still Life, Landscape/Cityscape, Figurative, Animals, and Sculpture) $250 cash award
  • (6) Award of Merit $100 cash award
  • Ad, event, and subscription awards from Fine Art Connoisseur
  • A variety of donated merchandise awards


Hilary Cole, Gallery Director / Art Consultant LEOPOLDgallery + ARTconsulting, Kansas City

CherieDawn Haas, Editor of Plein Air Today, Realism Today, and Fine Art Today

Misa Jeffereis, Associate Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis


Open to all AWA Members. Pieces can be representational or abstract works either 2D or 3D. Applicants must be AWA Members of current standing with dues paid. If 2024 dues are not paid by April 8, the applicant’s work will not be considered. If you are unsure whether you have paid your 2024 dues or which membership level you are, please login to your member portal here or email: To join as a new member, use the Join link on the AWA website.

The juried exhibition prospectus and entry is available on ShowSubmit. Fee is $45 for up to three works.

Application Period:  February 26– April 8, 2024
Who Can Apply: All current AWA Members
Finalists Announced: April 30, 2024

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Expanding Horizons –Application opens March 29, 2024

American Women Artists is pleased to announce its eighth museum exhibition as part of the 25 in 25 campaign, an initiative to have 25 museum shows for its members over 25 years. Loveland Museum is a beautiful venue in Loveland, Colorado. This exhibition will include approximately 100 total 2-D and 3-D works in the style and theme of the artist’s choosing.

There will be A $10,000 Grand Prize Cash Award in addition to approximately $20,000 in other cash and merchandise awards. Final works selected will appear on AWA’s website, be featured in our monthly e-newsletters, and promoted through AWA’s advertising and social media channels.

The full juried exhibition prospectus is available on

Application Period:  March 29 – May 10, 2024
Exhibition Dates: September 14, 2024 – November 10, 2024
Who Can Apply: All AWA Members with a current membership are eligible to apply
Finalists Announced: May 31, 2024
AWA Events in Loveland: September 12-14, 2024

Women artists supporting other women artists. Inspired!”

AWA Artist, CA