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Women Artists: A Celebration!

A juried art show showcasing talented women artists

40th Artwork by Susan Russo

The YWCA Women Artists: A Celebration! annual art show is entering its 40th year! The exhibition showcases works by local, regional, and national women artists age 18 and older. Returning in 2022 for a fifth 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 hybrid show is June 24 through July 22 with a Celebration Party on July 8. The 2022 juror is Jenn Crisan, Owner of The Bell Street Gallery in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

The show was founded in 1982 by Nancy K. Morris and Eileen Scragg, 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 40th year in 2022 under the leadership of event co-chairs Elayne Klovis Bozick, Elizabeth Ford, and Elise McKeown Skolnick. 

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

We are thankful to the sponsors of the 40th Women Artists show:

  • Barbara Brothers
  • Edward M. Barr Charitable Trust
  • Farmers Trust Bank
  • Leah Merritt
  • Pollock Personal Foundation
  • STIFEL

Entry Information

Women artists ages 18 and up are eligible for the Women Artists: A Celebration! Show.

17 Under 17 Show

Artists ages 14 to 17 are able to participate in the 17 Under 17 juried art show, held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Women Artists: A Celebration! show.

Two- and three-dimensional work are eligible including painting, drawing, graphics, photography, fiber, sculpture, ceramics, metal work, digital art and videos (limit of 6 minutes). Only original artwork completed within the last 3 years will be accepted. Work must be a manageable size and weight, able to be hung by one person.

17 Under 17

Only two-dimensional work no larger than 3’x 3′ will be accepted; no three-dimensional work will be accepted. Work must be framed and wired for hanging. Members of the Women Artists committee will judge the show. Seventeen works will be chosen and eligible for awards.

Online Entry Forms

Use the online entry forms below to enter directly on the website using a credit card. Processing fees apply. Instructions for sending artwork images electronically will be emailed to you once the form is completed. 

17 Under 17 Entry Form

18 & Over Entry Form

Printable Entry Forms

Download the full entry form below for important dates, instructions and detailed information regarding the show. You may print and fill out the form if you are planning to mail or hand deliver your entry and payment with artwork images on a CD.

Full Entry Form (Dates and instructions included)

Form Only (One page form)

Artists ages 14 to 17

1 Entry – $6

2 Entries – $10

Artists ages 18 & Over

1 Entry – $15

2 Entries – $30

3 Entries – $45

4 Entries – $55

5 Entries – $60

Please Note: There is a processing fee for online entries. It will be included in the total amount on the entry form.

All entries and entry fees must be received by 5 pm on April 11, 2022. Artists will be notified of acceptance status May 18 – 19 by email or mail.

June 9: Accepted work that is shipped must be received by this date. Send to:

YWCA Mahoning Valley
25 W. Rayen Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44503

June 17 – 18: Hand deliver accepted work between 12 – 6 pm to YWCA

July 22 – 23: Artists pick up work July 22: 4 – 6 pm, July 23: 1 – 4 pm

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