Call Detail
WACC 131st Exhibition of Women's Art
Entry Deadline: 3/6/24
Days remaining to deadline: 9

Entry Fee (Non-Member): $65.00
Entry Fee (WACC Member with dues paid and up to date): $50.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Ohio
Event Dates: 4/7/24 - 4/28/24

131st Annual Juried Art Exhibition April 7 - 28, 2024
Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center (The Barn), 6980 Cambridge Avenue, Mariemont, OH 45227

The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati is the oldest existing Woman's Art Club operating without interruption in the United States. Distinguished early members include Bessie Wessel, Elizabeth Nourse, and founders Dixie Seldon and Henrietta Wilson.

The goal of this exhibition is to showcase fine art works produced by women from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. The focus of the jurying process will be on craftsmanship, color, and composition with an emphasis upon diversity in style and subject. Computer-generated art will not be accepted.

Juror:  Dennis Harrington earned a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He holds an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Cincinnati-College of Design, Art & Architecture. Dennis is the current director of the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery (Cincinnati). 

Juror:  Keri Ann Wolfe earned a BFA from the University of Rio Grande. She became Director of Exhibitions at The Dairy Barn Arts Center (Athens, OH) in 2022 and manages The Dairy Barn’s four gallery spaces. Keri leads the renowned biennial Quilt National Exhibition, which showcases contemporary quilts from around the world.

Judge:  Marie Rigney is an Independent Art Consultant and Curator. Her 35 years of experience have been invaluable in developing both local and international artists. Previously Art Director at Closson’s Art Gallery, Marie has most recently been Art Consultant at the Eisele Gallery of Fine Art in Cincinnati.

Eligibility: Women only. Must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky. Note: accepted artwork must be hand delivered and retrieved.

Awards total more than $3500. Best of Show Award — $1500.

Submission Fee for up to two entries (only one may be accepted)
$50 — WACC members with dues paid and up-to-date
$65 — Non-members

There are no entry fee refunds for artwork that hasn't been accepted.

Payment Options

  1. Online:  Fees are collected online through PayPal with any major credit or debit card at the end of this CAFE submission process. (You do not need your own Paypal account.)  Also, please do not send payment via PayPal outside of this application.
  2. By Check:  Make checks payable to WACC. Checks must be RECEIVED by the deadline of March 6, 2024 for the entry to be eligible. The artist will be notified when the check is received.  Send to: The Barn, att: Annual Juried Exhibition, 6980 Cambridge Avenue, Mariemont, OH 45227

2024 Exhibition Calendar
March 6 (Wednesday) -- Deadline for Entry on CAFE and any fees paid by check must be received by March 6  
March 15 (Friday) -- Acceptance Notification by email
March 26 (Tuesday 4 - 6 PM) -- Delivery of Entries — Hand Delivery Only
March 27 (Wednesday 10 AM - 12 PM)  -- Delivery of Entries — Hand Delivery Only
April 7 (Sunday 1 - 4PM) -- Exhibition Reception & Awards Presentation
     Awards Presented ~ 2:00 PM  
April 1 - 30 -- Exhibition Gallery Hours 
     Tuesday-Friday, 10 AM - 2 PM
     Saturday & Sunday, 1 - 4 PM
April 28 (Sunday 4 - 6 PM)  -- Pick up Art (in person retrieval only)
April 30 (Tuesday 12 - 1 PM) -- Pick up Art (in person retrieval only)

If You Have Questions About …

The Exhibition or Reception - email Exhibition Chair Margaret Kastner, or (513) 238-1941 if urgent
Using Cafe for this event - link to how-to apply on Café Help Documents
Directions to The Barn - The Barn is located in the middle of a residential area of Mariemont (no, you are not lost).  It's best to use your GPS: 6980 Cambridge Avenue, Mariemont, Ohio 45227.

Application Requirements

Conditions of Entry

  • Entries are digital and must be submitted online via CaFÉ (see Help documents:
  • Fee Payment must be via CaFÉ (detail above)
  • All work must be of original concept and design.
  • Work created in an instructional setting, including, but not limited to, workshops and art classes, are not considered original artwork.
  • Maximum entries, two (2); however, only one (1) may be accepted. (Entrance fee is the same for one or two entries.)
  • Work must be for sale. Not-For-Sale (NFS) works will not be accepted.
  • A 20% commission from sales will be required by the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati (WACC).
  • Work must have been created within the last 3 years and not have previously been shown in any juried exhibition.
  • Frames are required for most 2-D pieces — exceptions are gallery-wrap stretched canvas that are at least 1.5" deep,  showing no bare or stapled edges, wall-mounted pieces designed to be displayed without frames (for example: fabric pieces, works on panels, wall sculptures, 2-D glass art, etc.) All works must be delivered ready-to-hang with all appropriate hanging hardware — saw-tooth hangers are not appropriate and will not be accepted.
  • Size of wall art, including frame, must not exceed 40" x 40".
  • Sculpture, glass, and other 3-D art work must be of a measurement to be exhibited atop a pedestal measuring 20” x 20” x 39”.
  • Photography entries cannot be digitally enhanced, manipulated or altered.  Entries must be appropriately matted, framed and wired for hanging
  • Small items such as jewelry must include display props.
  • Accepted work must be hand-delivered and retrieved. No shipped works will be accepted
  • Artwork remaining at The Barn after May 31, 2024 becomes the property of the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility: Women only. Must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky.