Art Competitions

Call for entries

The Fourth Virginia Avery Memorial “Reflections” Juried Art Exhibit
August 20 – October 10, 2015
Open to all women artists in Georgia.

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1st Place – BEST IN SHOW $1000 (includes Howison Art Fund)
2nd Place – $750 3rd Place – $500
Special Awards
Jean Baber Memorial Art Fund – 5 Awards of Merit – $100 each
The artist is responsible for shipping work accepted in the Biennial exhibit to the correct location for the exhibit.
The Biennial Exhibiting Artist Fund, aka “BEAF” will pay for the return shipping on all accepted and exhibited works in this exhibit!
These details will be provided for you with notification of acceptance.

Nationally Renowned Artist and Professor to Serve as Biennial Competition Juror

National Art Chair Jamie Tate announces the selection of the Juror for the 2014 Biennial Art Competition: Larry Jens Anderson.

Larry Jens Anderson, Juror for the 2014 Biennial Art Competition

Larry Jens Anderson, Juror for the 2014 Biennial Art Competition

Larry Jens Anderson is from Randall, Kansas. He has been teaching college in Atlanta, GA, for 31 years. His drawings, paintings, videos, installations touching on human rights issues have been exhibited in such important institutions as the National Museum of Australia, galleries in Italy, France, Germany, Belgium and throughout much of the United States. His work is in the Museum of Modern Art’s book collection, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Mint Museum, Charlotte. As a founding member of the artists collective TABOO he helped curate 13 exhibitions and has independently been the curator of 18 other exhibits. He is an active member of the Atlanta art’s community having served on the Boards at MOCAGA, The Contemporary Art Center and as an artist member of the Forward Arts Council.

MVA/Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 1982
Ford Foundation Grant to study in Italy, 1982
University of Texas at El Paso, graduate assistantship, 1976-77
BAE/Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 1970
AAD/ Hutchinson Junior College, Hutchinson, KS, 1967

Savannah College of Art and Design/Atlanta, Professor of Foundation Studies, 2006-present
Atlanta College of Art, 1982-2006
University of Georgia Studies Abroad in Cortona,, Italy; 1983. 1988, 2003 (semester programs


NLAPW launches is first photography only online competition. Open to all women artists over the age of 18. NLAPW members and nonmembers may enter. Cash awards depending on entries and write-up in the Pen Woman magazine. The deadline was February 28, 2013. Entries have gone to the juror. Stay tuned for announcements.


See the work of our Autumn 2012 Online art competition in our online gallery. Thank you to our juror, Pat Odom, and congratulations to the award winning members of the NLAPW. Read the jurors comments by clicking here.


2012 NLAPW Biennial Exhibit

Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives
1201 17th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Exhibit Dates: April 20, 2012 – May 31, 2012 (extended to June 10th)

Award news from Jamie Tate, National Art Chair, NLAPW

Awards presented during the Exhibit Opening, April 21, 2012

Jean Baber Memorial Awards of Merit – $100 each
“Early November” by Carol Dixon, Connecticut Pioneer Branch, CT
“Ryder 2″ by Colleen Erickson, Ft. Worth Branch, TX
“Clearing Ground” by Jamie Tate, Delta Branch, MS
“A Room With a Sofa” by Marge Bennett, Sarasota Branch, FL
and “Wine and Cheese” by Barbara Nuss, Bethesda Branch, MD

Photography Award – $150
(donated specifically for photography by Delta Branch)
“Metamorphosis” by Anne Baehr, Pensacola Branch

Water Media Award- $150 (donated specifically for water media by Delta Branch in memory of artist member Fay Langston Jones)
“Vernal Equinox” by Marcia Hirschy, Ft. Lauderdale Branch, FL

3rd Place $500
(amount includes donation by Boca Raton Branch in memory of Marion Kofman)
“The Magnolia” by Bonnie Hundley-Shoger

2nd Place $750
“Forgotten Memories” by Elaine Kahn, Fort Lauderdale Branch, FL

1st Place- Best in Show $1000
(amount includes Howison Art Award Fund)
“Baby’s Breath Sprinkle” by Soon Y. Warren, Ft. Worth Branch, TX

Congratulations to ALL!!! These will be highlighted in the upcoming issue of the Pen Woman.
Again I thank every artist who entered. I thank every artist who attended – so great to meet face-to-face! Your supposrt makes these awards possible.
Next member competition will be online!!!!! Let’s all enter that and make some funds to support all our ART programming for the League!
2014 Biennial – ATLANTA!!!!!