Women in the Arts Awards

March 10, 2023 - April 14, 2023

Women in the Arts, Inc. presents the 12th annual "Celebrating the Genius of Women" competition at the Orlando Public Library, in honor of Women's History Month. 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 will 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 10-18. 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.

Finalists | Local Artists

Anat Michaeli
Orange County, Florida

Gisela Romero
Orange County, Florida

Marcia Selleri
Seminole County, Florida

Tasanee Durrett
Seminole County, Florida

Honor Awards | Local Artists

Ginger Haggbloom
Seminole County, Florida

Laura Serdiuk
Lake County, Florida

Monica Diaz
Seminole County, Florida

Stephanie Herring
Orange County, Florida

Constance "Maisha" Scott
Orange County, Florida

Dayna Bishop
Lake County, Florida

Diane Stapleton
Seminole County, Florida

Jolie Joseph-Spelman
Orange County, Florida

Recognition | U.S. and International Artists

Yaeli Vogel
Cedarhurst, New York

Carol Hayman
Austin, Texas

Deborah Hildinger
New Smyrna Beach, Florida


Fiona Parkinson
Bidford on Avon, United Kingdom

Samin Ahmadzadeh
London, United Kingdom

Mariko Kumon
Barcelona, Spain

Irena Paskali
Cologne, Germany

Solmaz Tohidloo
Theran, Iran