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 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.
Danille Culibao is a fine artist who resides in Orlando, Florida. Her work consists primarily of drawings and paintings, which she habitually combines to form her own visual language.
With her work, abstract artist Audrey Phillips seeks to convey moments of universal expression and conscious connectedness. For Audrey, the painting process allows her to tap into her senses and create familiar yet unidentifiable realities.
Artist Hye Shin's works are characterized by the dichotomy of the natural world (light vs. shadow, sadness vs. joy, life vs. death and recovery). She believes these qualities are inherent to nature and critical to understanding and appreciating its beauty.
Anna Thorne is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Photography degree at the University of Central Florida. Most recently, Anna was featured in the Orlando Science Center's Identity Turned Inside Out exhibition in 2017.
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
Recognition | U.S. and International Artists
Elizabeth Allen-Cannon (Melbourne, Florida)
Hildy Maze (East Hampton, New York)
Jean Banas (New Smyrna Beach, Florida)
Jennifer Kaye Martin (Ormond Beach, Florida)
Katherine Thomas (Liberty Township, Ohio)
Cezara Kolesnik (Brussels, Belgium)
Desislava Unger (Vienna, Austria)