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38th Women Artists: A Celebration! Virtual Exhibition

People’s Choice Award

The People’s Choice Award will be chosen from the juror’s selection according to which piece of artwork has the most Facebook likes. If you do not have Facebook but would like to vote for your favorite piece, please email the title of the artwork and artist’s name to mwrite@mvywca.org with “People’s Choice” in the subject line. Visit YWCA Mahoning Valley’s Facebook page here. Voting will take place from June 26 until July 31.

Art for Sale

If you are interested in buying artwork, please call the office at 330-746-6361 x109.

Award Winners

Margaret Evans Memorial Award
Cheryl Eddie Deibel, Urban Density, textile

Moms Who Love Art Award
Diana Harper, Down to Funk?, mixed media

Perc & Jean Kelty Photography Award
Elise McKeown Skolnick, The Birds, photo

Betty V. Harris Award
Jenna Hudock, It Won’t Be Long Now, acrylic

Nancy K. Morris Memorial Award
Elayne Bozick, Framed, watercolor

Terri Madden Memorial Award
Jeanie Gordon, Desert Bug, oil

Suzanne Cinelli Watercolor Award
Brenda Myers Cohen, Spring Ads with Tulips, watercolor

Anonymous Award
Suzanne Anzellotti, Luise and Thea, watercolor

Mahoning Valley Watercolor Society Award
Elizabeth Ford, Flowers for Louisa, watercolor

Eileen D. Scragg Memorial Award
Linda Vasconi, Harding Fog, photo

YWCA Mission Award
Linda Shevel, Intertwined_03, mixed media

Juror’s Award
Rebecca Cross, Carex Nushalikus Nusha’s Sedge, mixed media

Women Artists Committee Award
Suzanne Brown, Parade of Eustoma, acrylic

Youngstown Area Federation of Women’s Clubs Award
Diane Beatty, The End of Our Story, photo

Lit Youngstown Award
Nancy Hawkins, Beaver Creek Park, oil

13 Under 17 Awards

Ward Bakery Market Award
Elisabeth Facemyer, Apple of My Eye, charcoal/acrylic

13 Under 17 Award
Mallory Greenamyer, Splash, acrylic

13 Under 17 Award
Kalliope Ivari, Yia Yia, oil


Women Artists: A Celebration!

A juried art show showcasing talented women artists

2019 People's Choice Award Winner
2019 People’s Choice Award Winner by Elena Ludwig

The YWCA Women Artists: A Celebration! annual art exhibition showcases works by local, regional, and national women artists age 18 and older. Returning in 2020 for a third time is our special “17 Under 17” show, celebrating the talents of young women artists! The juried show features all media, including paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and metal work. This year’s show is June 26 through July 24.

The show was founded in 1983 by Eileen Scragg and Nancy K. Morris, with the intention of meeting the needs of underserved women artists in the area and supporting the YWCA. Enlisting their friends and networks, Nancy and Eileen built a working committee to plan an event that was closely tied to the community and celebrated the diversity and experiences of the women artists of the region.

Under the guidance of a committed group of women–artists and admirers of art alike–the event has grown to be a beloved and much-anticipated community event. Women Artists is entering its 38th year in 2020 under the leadership of event co-chairs Elayne Klovis Bozick, Elizabeth Ford, and Elise McKeown Skolnick. 2020’s juror is Janice Lessman-Moss, professor and Head of Textiles School of Art, Center for Visual Arts at Kent State University. 

We are grateful to the sponsors of the 2020 Art Show:

  • The Pollock Personal Foundation
  • The Frank and Pearl E. Gelbman Charitable Foundation
  • Farmers Trust Company
  • Stifel

For more information about Women Artists, please contact YWCA at (330) 746-6361 x 109.

Entry Information

Check back in February for information about the 2021 show.

Check back in February for information on the 2021 show.

Entries are now closed. Check back in February for information on how to enter the 2021 show.

Entries are now closed. Check back in February for information on the 2021 show.

Entries are now closed. Check back in February for information on the 2021 show.

Check back in February for information on the 2021 show.

Please contact Michaela at mwrite@mvywca.org or 330-746-6361 x109 with questions.