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52nd National Exhibition 2022
November 6, 2022 to January 7, 2023
Annapolis, MD
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Application Dates:
Apr 24, 2022 - Jun 24, 2022
Application Fee:
$55.00 for 1-3 images
$5.00 each additional
Max of 6 images
Notification Date:
Jul 27, 2022


Women Artists of the West

“East Meets West”

52nd National Juried Exhibition

November 6, 2022 - January 7, 2023

Opening and Awards Reception: Sunday, November 6, 1-4pm

Application Dates: April 24-June 24, 2022

Notification Date: July 24, 2022

WAOW Opening Weekend Events: November 4-6, 2022



Women Artists of the West (WAOW) is thrilled to return to McBride Gallery in Annapolis, MD for the 52nd annual National Exhibition. The City of Annapolis is designated a Top 25 Arts Destination by American Style Magazine and one of the Top Ten Most Walkable Cities. McBride Gallery, restaurants and shops line the Main Street of the city’s historic section leading down to the dock toward the Chesapeake Bay. Inside the gallery are seven rooms featuring art in a warm, home-like atmosphere. It is a beautiful setting in which to appreciate the art created by Women Artists of the West. 


2022 AWARDS JUDGE: Hiu Lai Chong

Hiu Lai Chong’s oil paintings have been collected by museums, featured in newspapers, magazine covers and books. Her awards include the prestigious Landscape Painting Award of Excellence from Oil Painters of America’s National Exhibition, Plein Air Easton Grand Prize and Artist’s Choice Awards, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Museum Purchase Award, the Laguna Plein Air Collector's Choice Award, Maui Plein Air and En Plein Air Texas Best in Show, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and Southwest Art Magazine's awards for the "Artist for the New Century," and the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition Certificate of Excellence.

Hiu Lai is a signature member of Oil Painters of America, American Society of Marine Artists, Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and artist member of California Art Club and Washington Society of Landscape Painters. Currently she enjoys teaching workshops when not painting on location or in her studio in Rockville, Maryland. See more of Hiu Lai’s work at hiulaichong.com.


The exhibit will include up to 160 2D and 3D works with a small number of larger pieces. There are over $20,000 in awards from both corporate and private donors associated with this show. 


Associate and Signature Members work will be juried for acceptance.
Master Signature Members are invited to exhibit one piece that meets the requirements outlined below and represents their best work. Masters may also submit additional entries through Juried Art Services in the same manner as Signature and Associate members, and pay the jury fee for the opportunity to have a second or large work accepted. Please select your membership level when filling out the application. Applications will be submitted via www.juriedartservices.com. Only online entries will be accepted. No mailed submissions accepted.

1. Open to all 2022 WAOW members in good standing.

2. Paintings executed in, but not limited to, the mediums of oil, acrylic, watercolor, casein, tempera, gouache and pastel. Work must have been completed within the last 3 years (2020-2022).

3. Drawings executed in, but not limited to, the mediums of pastel, ink, pencil, crayon, charcoal, scratchboard and original hand-pulled prints. Work must have been completed within the last 3 years (2020-2022).

4. Sculpture executed in, but not limited to, the mediums of wood, metal, stone and clay. Work must have been completed within the last 5 years (2018-2022).

5. Work must not have been shown in a prior WAOW National Juried Exhibit.

6. Maximum size for 2D: 40 united inches, unframed. United inches = width + height. Example: A 10” x 30” painting = 40 united inches. See LARGE WORKS note for limited exceptions.

7. Maximum size for 3D: No size limit. Weight limit of 75 lbs.

8. Not acceptable mediums include craft, jewelry, photography, digital art, textiles, fiber art, or pieces containing computer-generated elements. No reproductions of original work allowed.

9. Entries must be of original concept and design: from your own personal reference material/photo taken by YOU and must have been created solely by you. No work from any other person’s drawing/painting/sculpture or photo. Work must be originally conceived. No work created in an instructional setting. Work created from photos taken by the artist herself at professional photoshoots is acceptable. The artist must be able to provide signed documentation of total copyright should WAOW request it.

10. Digital apps and programs may be used for cropping your reference photos, etc., but no digital, mechanical, photo, or other transferring to the substrate of any kind is acceptable. You must draw and/or paint the image on your substrate yourself.

11. Maximum entries: six (6).

12. Maximum of two (2) pieces of artwork may be included in the exhibition per artist.

13. The artist retains copyright to her image(s). However, accepted images do become part of WAOW archives and may be used for WAOW event promotion. Artist agrees that accepted images may be displayed on WAOW and the Gallery’s websites, Facebook pages and other social and/or print media.

14. All work must be for sale. No NFS. Work that does not reflect the artist's current pricing structure may be disqualified from the exhibition. Work must be available for sale after acceptance and available to exhibit during the entirety of the show.

15. An artist who withdraws an entry after acceptance into the exhibition or removes the piece before the end of the show shall not be eligible to enter any WAOW exhibitions for the next two years.

16. All membership and jury fees are non-refundable.

17. The McBride Gallery and WAOW reserves the right to refuse to exhibit and/or allow judging for awards of any work.

18. By entering the exhibition, you agree that you have read and will abide by all rules outlined in this prospectus. 


JURIED ART SERVICES: All members will submit their entries online through www.juriedartservices.com. If you do not have an account with JAS, register a user name and password on the website. You will use the password provided by WAOW to apply to the show. (Password is found on the WAOW website Members Only page).  A WAOW Jury Committee will accept or decline entries submitted to Juried Art Services, and JAS will notify artists of acceptance or rejection of each piece submitted.

*LARGE WORKS: A very limited number of larger 2D pieces will be accepted into the show. If you would like your work considered for this opportunity, mark that entry as a Large Work when submitting. Add “Large” to the title. There are spaces for four 24” x 36” pieces and two 30” x 40”s (unframed dimensions).

PLEIN AIR ENTRIES: Mark any of your 2D entry submissions which were completed entirely on location without use of photography with a “PA” added to the title. If accepted, your entry will be considered for a Plein Air award.

IMAGES should be in JPG format, between 1400 to 4000 pixels at the largest dimension at 300 PPI (pixels per inch). Images for jurying should be of the art only, no mat or frame and make sure it is right side up. Sculptors may submit two views per piece.

TECHNICAL HELP: WAOW can assist you with technical issues (resizing or other). Contact Robbie Fitzpatrick for help: rnfitzpatrick@comcast.net.

ENTRY FEE is paid on the Juried Art Services website by credit card or PayPal. Fees are non-refundable. $55 is the flat fee for one or up to three submissions. Each additional entry is $5 up to a maximum of six entries. You may also pay by check to WAOW. Checks can be mailed to: Linda Star Landon 1465 W. Prestwick Drive Green Valley AZ 85622 If you pay by check, JAS will not release your entry to the jurying committee until payment to WAOW is verified.

ACCEPTED WORKS Upon acceptance, artists will receive shipping/delivery instructions and forms. 2D work must be framed and wired for hanging.


• Sold artwork will be shipped to the buyer at the buyer’s expense after the show has ended. The Gallery will collect shipping information from buyers at the time of sale and will provide sales information to the artist in a timely manner.

• SALES COMMISSION: McBride Gallery will pay their commission on sold work 60% to the Artist for 2D work, 65% to the artist for 3D work. WAOW will receive 10% of the retail price for each work sold (2D and 3D).

• INSURANCE: The artist will be responsible for insurance of artwork in transit to and from the show. The Gallery will be responsible for insurance on artwork only while it is in possession of the artwork. Buyer will be responsible for insuring work during delivery to buyer.

• LIABILITY: All entries will be made at the risk of the entrant. Submission to this show gives unwritten agreement that artist may be included in participating artist list sometimes given to sponsors. Although WAOW and its members will use their best efforts to prevent unfortunate occurrences, neither WAOW, its members, the Gallery, nor any other organizations connected with the show is responsible for loss or damage from any cause. By submitting this application, Artist is agreeing to these terms. No exceptions.

• While we believe that this show will open, we realize that there is a possibility that the health and safety of our members may override that hope. If the show does not open because of pandemic issues, WAOW will carry on with an online exhibition and sale and national advertising as planned.


April 24, 2022 Applications open

June 24, 2022 Applications deadline, midnight PST

July 24, 2022 Notifications sent via JuriedArtServices

Oct. 23-29, 2022 Shipped artwork to arrive at McBride Gallery

Oct. 27-29, 2022 Hand-delivered work accepted McBride by 4pm on Oct. 29

Nov. 2-3, 2022 Hanging of Artwork

Nov. 4-6, 2022 WAOW weekend activities including preview events, demos, welcome dinner, annual meeting, plein air paintout and display, judge’s demo and award/opening reception. Specifics TBA on WAOW member page

Nov. 6, 2022 Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, 1-4pm. Awards presented at 2pm

January 7, 2023 Exhibit closes 

January 9, 2023 Artwork will be returned-shipped to artist by gallery

January 8-10, 2023 Hand-delivered artwork to be picked up at the gallery


The total awards will approximate $20,000 in cash and sponsor merchandise.

Best of Show $1000
Best of Master Signatures $1000
Best of Signatures $750
Best of Associates $750

Awards for 2D and 3D categories
1st Place $500
2nd Place $250
3rd Place $100

President’s Award: $500
(for work placed in National ad: $250 for Associate or Signature; $250 awarded to Master Signature)

Christine Drewyer Award of Distinction: $500
Victoria Castillo Award of Excellence: $250
Jill Banks & Suzanne Morris Award of Excellence: $250 
given for the best “Plein Air” painting. This award will only be given if there are a minimum of ten (10) plein air pieces accepted into the show. Paintings that are eligible for this award must have been painted directly from life outdoors, or “in the open air.” If you want your work to be considered for this award, you must be sure to add PA to your title when submitting work via JuriedArtServices.com

People’s Choice $100
Artists’ Choice $100

Additional medium-based awards to be announced.
Publishers’ awards to be announced.
PLEIN AIR PAINTOUT: Awards will also be given for a members plein air paintout competition during the exhibition opening weekend. Jill Banks and Suzanne Morris sponsor the awards.

1st Place: $150
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $50
Award winners will be contacted by the bookkeeper to verify their correct mailing address before checks will be issued. Any winner whose awards amount to over $600 will also be required to submit an IRS form W-9 which will be provided to them by the bookkeeper.

CONTACT INFO – Questions/Answers/Help


Jill Banks 703-403-7435 jillbanks1@aol.com www.jillbanks.com

Suzanne Morris 804-370-0099 sgmpaints@aol.com www.suzannemorrisstudios.com

GEEK SQUAD: Contact Robbie Fitzpatrick for help: rnfitzpatrick@comcast.net. 

WAOW ADMINISTRATOR: Contact Mejo Okon with questions about submissions: mejokon@hotmail.com JuriedArtServices.com:

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