Call for Entry

Call for Entry: 2D Women Artists

Creative Women of the World (CWOW) seeks women working in two dimensional art forms for 3-month solo exhibits at their retail store in downtown Fort Wayne. Artists must live or work in the Northeast Indiana region or within a 50 mile radius of Fort Wayne. 

Entry Fee: none

Exhibition Location: Creative Women of the World, 125 West Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802; 260-267-9048;  

Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Artist Acceptance Notifications: within 30 days of submission

Artwork Drop-Off: 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the exhibit

2024 Quarterly Exhibit Dates:  

Q2 May, June
Q3 July, August, September
Q4 October, November, December

Artwork Pick-Up: withing 30 days of the close of the exhibit

Contact: Becky Stockert, CWOW Executive Director,, 260-267-9048

CWOW is a non-profit, fair-trade store that offers business training and financial literacy to women internationally.
Eligibility: Self-identifying female artists, at least 18 years of age (artists ages 14-17 may enter with written consent from a parent or guardian), residing in the United States are eligible. All media will be considered. All artwork must have been created in the past two years. All artwork must be the original work of the artist. Reproductions will not be accepted.

Events: Accepted artists will have the opportunity to have an artist reception at CWOW, tbd. 

Entry Procedure: Complete the Google Form. If you do not have a website, you must email 3-5 examples of your artwork to Only online digital entries/applications will be accepted.

Requirements and Other Expectations:
--All artwork must be ready to hang. This includes exhibition quality framing and/or matting, mounting, and/or hanging wires.  Poster frames are not considered exhibition quality framing. Identification labels with artist name and title should be securely attached to the back of the artwork.

--Artists are expected to meet all deadlines.

--Artists must deliver their completed artwork to Creative Women of the World, 125 West Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm). Artists shipping their work are responsible for all costs (this includes insurance/return shipping of unsold artworks).

--All artwork must remain at CWOW through the duration of the exhibition. An acceptation will be made for artwork that sells if a customer would like to take the works home before the end of the exhibition, due to the nature of our organization having a retail store. 

--Artwork left at CWOW for longer than 30 days after the close of the exhibition will be considered abandoned and becomes property of CWOW.

--CWOW is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

Delivery of Artwork: Please check-in all artwork (clearly labeled) to Becky Stockert, CWOW Executive Director, 260-267-9048, Labels should include: artist’s name, title of artwork, medium, and price.

Sale of Artwork: Artists will be paid 75% of the sale price on sold artwork. Payouts are paid quarterly. 

Image Rights: CWOW reserves the right to use images of submitted artwork for publicity and promotional purposes throughout during exhibition and in the future, in perpetuity. Artists retain all rights to their artwork.

Artist Likenesses: CWOW may take video recordings of and photograph artists.  Artists agree to allow CWOW to use their likenesses for publicity and promotional uses.

Agreement to Participate: Artists’ completion of the entry procedure above constitutes their agreement to all terms contained in this call for entry.