Women in the Arts Awards

Saturday, March 25, 2 p.m.

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 9-19. Patrons who submit their vote in person, and have a library card in good standing, are automatically entered into a raffle drawing for a $25 gift certificate to the Friends of the Library Gift Shop. 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

Francine Levy

Michelle Irizarry

Patricia Lentine

Wendy Swanson


Recognition | U.S. and International Artists

Jan Golden (Houston, Texas)

Lidia Simeonova (Shelby Township, Michigan)

Irina Goryunova (Russia)

Julija Proskurina (Poland)

Kaliya Kalacheva (Bulgaria)

Katerina Tsitsela (Greece)

28°31'10.5\"N 81°22'36.5\"W

Guest Artist ​at Women in the Arts Awards:

Irina Goryunova​, Russia

“I was in America on June 12, the day of the nightclub shooting in Orlando and I made a painting dedicated to the victims of the tragedy. I called it 28°31′10.5′′N 81°22′36.5′′W, the geographical coordinates of the Pulse nightclub.”

Title: 28°31'10.5"N 81°22'36.5"W

Oil on canvas

On view starting March 25

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