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Women Artists Exhibition

Women Artists: A Celebration! 2023

A juried art show showcasing talented women artists

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Edward M. Barr Charitable Trust
Barbara Brothers
Barbara Faires
Farmers Trust Company

Carl James
York Mahoning Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

The YWCA Women Artists: A Celebration! annual art show is entering its 41st year! The exhibition showcases works by local, regional, and national women artists age 18 and older. Returning in 2023 for a sixth 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 23 through July 21 with a Celebration Party on July 7.

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 41st year in 2023 under the leadership of event co-chairs Elayne Klovis Bozick, Autumn Ellis, Elizabeth Ford, and Elise McKeown Skolnick. The juror for the 2023 show is Joyce Mistovich, Director of Education at the Butler Institute of American Art.

For more information about Women Artists, please contact YWCA at (330) 746-6361 x 122.

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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 41st 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.

Enter the Women Artists show online by clicking the appropriate link below. Once you have submitted your entry, you will be prompted to email images of your artwork to womenartists@mvywca.org

Enter Online

Women Artists Entry Form 

17 Under 17 Entry Form

Printable Forms

Full Entry Form

Standard Entry 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.

April 7: Deadline for entries and fees due by 5 pm

May 16-17: Notification of acceptance status sent to artists by email or mail

June 23 – July 19: Voting for People’s Choice Award

June 23 – July 21: Show open for viewing Wednesday to Sunday, 12 pm – 4 pm
Closed all Mondays and Tuesdays


June 9: Accepted work that is shipped must be received by this date
Send to YWCA, 25 W. Rayen Ave. Youngstown, OH 44503

June 20-21: Deliver accepted works to YWCA – Youngstown location, 12 pm – 5 pm

July 21-22: Artists pick up work July 21: 4 pm – 6 pm, July 22: 1 pm – 4 pm

Please contact Jessica at jgibbs@mvywca.org or 330-746-6361 x122 with questions.