Women in the Arts Awards

March 10, 2022 - April 22, 2022

The annual Celebrating the Genius of Women art exhibition features local finalists as well as national and international artists who have entered work in the Women in the Arts Inc. competition. Join us in the main lobby to meet the artists and participate in an interactive gallery walk followed by an awards ceremony. Find out which pieces win the Patron's Choice Award and Women in the Arts awards.

Patron's Choice Award

You are also invited to decide the winner of this year's Women in the Arts Patron's Choice Award by voting either in person or online from March 10-19. Patrons who submit their vote in person, and have a library card in good standing. Online voting can be completed on the Orange County Library System's Facebook page.

The annual Women in the Arts competition is supported by these generous sponsors.

The following artists were selected to be in this year’s annual art competition and recognition events at the Orlando Public Library.

Honorable Mention | Local Artists

Vanessa Balleza, Orange County, Florida

Erica Brown, Seminole County, Florida

Pamela Loudon, Orange County, Florida

Cherie Montonye Dowd, Osceola County, Florida

Janis Nunez, Orange County, Florida

Kira Gondeck-Silvia, Seminole County, Florida

Ella Snyder, Seminole County, Florida

Recognition | U.S. and International Artists

Diane Baires, Polk County, Florida

Ndunde Bulimo, Nairobi, Kenya

Janessa Douds, Lake County, Florida

Vardit Goldner, Israel 

Dr. Eileen Hernández, Orange County, Florida

Allison Pasarew, Orange County, Florida

Helena Wadsley, Vancouver, Canada