Women in the Arts Awards
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