Women in the Arts Awards

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 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

Agata Powers

Ingrid Aguero

Lindsay Merwin

Sridevi Rao

Gardenia Alston

Helen Avalon

Kayla James

Christine Peloquin

Recognition | U.S. and International Artists

Edi Matsumoto, Caramel, California

Evie Zimmer, Cleveland, OH

LC Tobey, Ormond Beach, FL

Ennica Mukomberanwa, Rockville, MD 

Maruchi Carmona, Miami, FL

Mia Merlin, Savannah, GA

Sandy Sheagren, Glenview, IL

Eleni Tzima, Sweden

Sarah Hussein, Egypt

Tanuja Munakala, India

Andy Leimontas, Argentina

Faranak Kazemimajd, Iran

Mima Taneva, Bulgaria

Ola Saber, Egypt

Smita Marathe, India

Malgorzara Martyniak, Poland

Martina McAteer, Ireland

Trayana Panayotova, Bulgaria