American Women Artists
American Women Artists

Expanding Horizons

Juried Museum Show September 14 – November 10, 2024 Loveland Museum, Colorado
Deadline is May 10th. 2 weeks left to enter. Members Only.
In the Company of Friends by Heather Arenas, Oil, 24x30
In the Company of Friends by Heather Arenas, Oil, 24x30
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Deadline for entry: May 10, 2024

Exhibition Detail

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.


Open to women at least 18 years of age, who are working in the fine arts and residents of either the United States or Canada. To submit and show works, applicants and finalists MUST BE A CURRENT MEMBER of American Women Artists.

If you would like to join as a new member please visit our website.
To check the status of your membership, please login to your portal or email [email protected]. If you do not have a current membership by the submission deadline your entry will be disqualified. Your membership must be valid throughout the exhibition period.

American Women Artists seeks to present an exhibition of fine art demonstrating excellence in terms of composition, technique, mastery of medium and quality of design. The final selection will be an exemplary showcase of a diverse group of representational and abstract artworks by artists who draw, paint, and sculpt.

Entry Guidelines

  1. The Juried Museum Exhibition is open to all current AWA Members in good standing.
  2. Applications may be submitted from March 29 - May 10, 2024.
  3. Finalists will be announced on or before May 31, 2024.
  4. Please submit all entries through
  5. Entries must be of original concept and design. By entering this show the artist acknowledges and ensures they legally own copyright to the work. AWA is not responsible for proving or disproving claims about copyright and reserves the right to remove a piece from a show should claims arise.
  6. 2D Works must have been completed in the past 2 years and have not been shown in a prior AWA show either online or in a museum.
  7. 3D Works must have been completed in the past 5 years and have not been shown in a prior AWA show either online or in a museum.
  8. Acceptable mediums for painting: oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, egg tempera, pastel, color ink, and encaustic.
  9. Acceptable mediums for drawing: conte crayon, colored pencil, graphite, charcoal, pen & ink, scratchboard, and original hand-pulled prints.
  10. Acceptable mediums for sculpture: cast metal, fabricated metal, stone, glass, wood, and any fired permanent medium such as terra cotta, stoneware, porcelain, earthenware.
  11. Mixed medium works using the above-listed materials as well as textiles or fabric art as minor components are acceptable.
  12. Not acceptable mediums include craft, jewelry, photography, digital prints, giclee prints, textiles, fiber art, and any work containing computer generated elements of any kind.
  13. Maximum entries: six (6)
  14. Maximum of one (1) entry per accepted artist will be juried into the exhibition.
  15. Maximum size for paintings and drawings: Up to 40” on the longest side unframed.
  16. Maximum size for sculpture: Height 8 ft including base or pedestal. Weight 200 lbs.
  17. Sales: All works entered must be for sale and available to sell after acceptance into the show. Pricing for works must take shipping to and from the venue into account. Shipping for sold pieces will not be charged to the buyer. Please note prices cannot be adjusted after entering. Artists will receive 55% of the sales price for 2D works and 60% for 3D works. The museum will receive 35% for both 2D and 3D. AWA will receive 10% for 2D and 5% for 3D.
  18. By submitting images to this juried opportunity, you understand and agree that accepted images will be displayed on AWA’s website, social, and/or print media. Images become part of AWA’s archives and may be used for this and future AWA educational or promotional purposes. Loveland Museum may also use images for promotional purposes during the exhibition. Artists retain copyright to their image(s).
  19. All membership and jury fees are non-refundable.
  20. All artists accepted into the exhibition will be expected to contribute $50 towards production of the show catalog and will receive 3 print copies.
  21. AWA and the Museum reserve the right to refuse or remove any work for the final exhibition that violates criteria or is damaged including accepted pieces upon inspection at the Museum.
  22. By entering this exhibition, you agree that you have read and will abide by all rules outlined in this prospectus.


The National Juried Exhibition application process runs March 29 - May 10, 2024 via ShowSubmit only. Finalists will be announced by May 31, 2024 via email from ShowSubmit and will be displayed on AWA’s website.

The 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. 3-D works are allowed up to two images to show different views of artwork.

Before uploading your images, make sure they are 1920 pixels or larger on the longest side. Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space. ShowSubmit will handle renaming and resizing the images for you but if your images are smaller than the required minimum, ShowSubmit cannot 'upsize' your images.

Please review ShowSubmit Entry Guide for help in entering works. If you require additional assistance please email [email protected]. Entries cannot be changed once submitted.

Entry Fees

All AWA Member Levels: $60.00 for up to TWO (2) ENTRIES. Each additional entry $10.00 up to maximum of six (6) entries. Payment for jury fees must be made through ShowSubmit via credit card at time of application. Entry fees are non-refundable.

You must be a current Member of AWA to enter and show in the Juried Exhibition. Dues must be current by close of entry period May 10, 2024 or submission is disqualified.

New Member dues can be paid by new members on the AWA Join page.

Existing or overdue members can check status or renew bylogging into your member portal.


Entries will be accepted March 29 - May 10, 2024.

Notification Date

May 31, 2024


There will be cash and merchandise awards totaling at least $30,000. Award packages are designed to support, encourage, and inspire women in the visual fine arts.


Selection and Awards jurors for AWA’s National Juried Competition work independently to assess the entries. Jurors will be announced in AWA’s monthly e-newsletter and on AWA’s website.

Jurying Notification

All jury status notifications will be sent by and posted on ShowSubmit and accepted works will be posted at no later than May 31, 2024. This will be a highly selective show. One piece per finalist will be selected to exhibit at Loveland Museum.

Accepted Works

The decision of the Selection Jurors is final with the AWA and the Museum reserving the right to final acceptance for exhibition. All accepted artists will be provided with a consignment form and instructions for catalog content to be completed and returned to AWA by June 21, 2024.

Once accepted, works may be pre-sold but must be exhibited for the duration of show and proceeds must be shared with Loveland Museum and AWA, under Commission terms outlined below.

All accepted Paintings & Drawings must be framed or gallery-wrapped (gallery wrapped must be finished, painted around edge, no tape), and wired for hanging. Accepted Sculpture must be ready to place with any stands and title plates securely fastened. Stone sculpture may be shipped without a base attached only if clear, simple, well-labeled assembly instructions are included and any required installation materials are included with the sculpture.

Accepted artists will be offered Advertising Opportunities at AWA negotiated rates in two to three different national publications.

Sales Commission

Loveland Museum will process sales. If a sale occurs, the artist will receive 55% of the price for 2D works and 60% for 3D. A 35% commission on all works will go to Loveland Museum. AWA will receive 10% for 2D works and 5% for 3D works. Artwork must be priced in accordance with the artist’s current pricing structure and must account for shipping to and from the venue. Buyers will not be billed for shipping. Pricing will be available in the exhibition and will appear on the AWA website. Prices cannot be changed after entry.


Shipping Instructions will be supplied by AWA to all finalists. Each accepted Artist is responsible for the delivery of their shipped or hand delivered work between September 2-4, 2024.

Liabilities, Responsibilities, Sales

By entering this exhibition, the artist agrees that they have read and will abide by all rules outlined in this prospectus. All membership and jury fees are non-refundable. Submission of work for this exhibit will be construed as acceptance of all conditions set forth in prospectus. AWA and Loveland Museum reserve the right to return work that does not meet exhibition standards. Every reasonable care will be taken with original artwork. Loveland Museum will be responsible for insurance of artwork while on exhibit for the amount specified on Record of Consignment. The Artist is responsible for insurance of artwork to cover the full value of the artwork while in transit. AWA members have free membership with for reduced shipping and additional insurance. Finalists are encouraged to use this benefit.


2024 Loveland Museum (subject to change)

March 29, 2024
Applications open

May 10, 2024
Applications close

May 31, 2024
Finalists announced via ShowSubmit & AWA website

June 21, 2024
User Agreement, Bio & Hi-Res images for catalog due

September 2-4, 2024
Artwork must arrive at Loveland Museum

September 12-14
AWA Events in Loveland

September 12, 2024
Meet & Greet, Paint Out, Foundry & Studio Tours

September 13, 2024
Member Breakfast, Master Signature Lunch, Foundry & Studio Tours

September 13, 2024
Awards Ceremony & Reception in evening at Museum

September 14, 2024
Exhibition opens to the public. Symposium on Women in the Arts at Rialto Theater

November 10, 2024
Exhibition Closes

November 12, 2024
Pick-up in person of unsold exhibited works

November 26, 2024
Shipping of unsold and sold works


For AWA questions: [email protected]
For technical application questions: [email protected]

Additional Notification Information

Notifications will be emailed by the end of the day on May 31, 2024. We cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of notifications before that time.

Please add [email protected] to your email safe senders list.

After notifications are sent, you may view the status of your entry in your ShowSubmit artist account’s Entry History. Accepted works will be notated by a green check.

If you do not receive your email, you may also view your notification letter using the View Notification link in your Entry History.

Note: Entries made prior to 2023 may not display the View Notification link.

Image and Filename Specifications

  • Submit your original JPEG image files.
  • Crop out all parts of the photo that are not the actual work; do not show mat, frame, etc, only the work itself.
  • Image must be displayed right side up.
  • You do not need to resize your image files.
  • You do not need to rename your image files.

Additional Entry Information

  • You will pay for your entry by credit or debit card using our secure checkout system.
  • After your entry is submitted and paid for, you may log back in to review your entry, edit artist and image information, and add or substitute images up until the entry deadline (May 10, 2024.)
  • Entry fees are not refundable and must be submitted and paid by the entry deadline.
  • Entries cannot be accepted or changed after the deadline. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.


For questions about the entry process or this website please contact ShowSubmit Support at [email protected]. We will get back to you between 9am and 6pm Eastern Time, Monday to Friday. You can also view the Support Center, Entry Guide, or our FAQ.