The gallery’s competition for December 2019 was the 9th Annual “All Women” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D, women artists only, (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s January 2020 online group art exhibition.

This art competition had an open theme and was for women artists only. The submission process and competition for the artists began in November 2019 and concluded on December 27, 2019.

The gallery received 1047 entries from 34 different countries from around the world, as well as from 35 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art categories.  In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries comprised from all the media categories.

The gallery also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art. Many of the artists in either of these groups could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was also exceptional.

To view the artwork in each media category, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you to the Slide Show, which will then contain larger images. Artists can now post their images directly to their social media networks (See lower left-hand side of the Lightbox).  In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the X at the upper right side of the Lightbox in order to escape and that will take you back to the thumbnails images.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of January 2020. Thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives.

Congratulations to our artists who made our 9th Annual “All Women” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winning artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.

Overall Winning Artists Category – The overall winning artist’s category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the Painting & Other and the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the All Women Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists” Category here.

Special Merit Award Category – These are the artists and their artwork which we felt could easily have been placed higher but due to the size constraints in each media category, this art was placed in this special category.  Any of the Special Merit art, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best art that we selected for the top tiers. Please go to the results in the All Women Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.

Painting & Other Category – This media category is considered to be any art where a pigment was applied to a two-dimensional surface, such as canvas, paper, or panel. This category comprises the following media; acrylics, oil, pastels, watercolor, gouache, tempera, ink, line type drawings, encaustic, fresco, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface.

In addition, this category also includes any fabric, mixed media, mosaic, and various other media. Please go to the results in the All Women Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.

Photography & Digital Category – This media category contains any images captured by either an analog or digital camera and would be viewed as a print. Black and white photographs, color photographs, digital or analog photographs, photograms, other experimental photography, alternative photographic processes, manipulated photography etc. would be included in this category.

In addition, this category also includes most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the All Women Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

3 Dimensional Art Category – This category contains any art which has or seeming to have length, width, and depth.  Relief, pottery, sculpture, installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3-D artworks created in metal, paper, wood, stone, fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, trash or any other material which can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the  All Women Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

Artist News - San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA) LogoSAN FRANCISCO, CA – November 15, 2014 /- San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA) announce they will be opening their beautiful and spacious new Gallery in the vibrant SF Inner Sunset neighborhood. Their inaugural all media show "Artists' Choice" will open January 8 - January 31, 2015.

Founded in 1887, San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA) is the oldest on-going arts organization in California, a nonprofit membership-based organization that supports and promotes the talents of emerging and established women artists. Monthly themed-juried shows feature paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and sculpture.

Pam Borrelli, photographer and SFWA Board President, states that membership is open to all Bay Area residents, men and women, who share in SFWA's mission to advance the work of women artists, and invites new member applications. SFWA outgrew their former gallery in Presidio Heights and look forward to moving into the much larger space that features 14' ceilings, skylights and a courtyard.

Collaborating with other nonprofits and engaging student interns, SFWA hosts a variety of events that invite neighborhood participation, featuring talented artists, offering varied workshops and presentations, hosting receptions/special events and activities for the community at large.

SFWA is proud of its heritage and its many former members who have gone on to become prominent artists, including Ruth Asawa, Dorr Bothwell, Imogen Cunningham, and Ruth Bernhard.

About SFWA

Located at 647 Irving Street and 8th Avenue, San Francisco, SFWA is hosting the celebratory "Artists' Choice" opening Reception on January 8, from 5:30-9:30 pm.  SFWA is a nonprofit 501© (3) arts organization celebrating its 127th year.

Contact Information

Pam Borrelli, Board President
San Francisco Women Artists
647 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122

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