2022 52nd National Exhibition
East Meets West
November 6, 2022 - January 7, 2023

The McBride Gallery
215 Main St, Annapolis, MD   

136 Two and Three-D works by 115 WAOW women

Friday Evening Art and Wine Preview:  November 4, 6:30 - 9:00

Saturday WAOW Member Paintout and Mini Wet Paint Show

November 5, 12 - 1:30 (easels in front of McBride Gallery)

Sunday Afternoon Grand Opening:  November 6, 1:00 - 4:00
Awards Presentation at 2:00

Show Chairs: Jill Banks and Suzanne Morris

Awards Judge:  Hiu Lai Chong

Non-Members can request a catalog ($40) from

Victoria Roach Castillo, Castillo Award of Excellence |
Christine Graefe Drewyer, Award of Distinction | The Art Life School, Pursuit of Beauty Award | Burneta Venosdel, President's Award

Jill Banks & Suzanne Morris, Award of Excellence & Paint-out Awards | Nori Thorne, The Eleanor B. Coble Award for Figurative Excellence

2024 Woolaroc Invitational

WAOW, in collaboration with the Woolaroc Museum in Oklahoma, will promote our cream of the crop of women artists in May of 2024.

Congratulations to our First Call invitees.

Second Call: Opens 2/1/22, Closes 4/1/23, Notification 4/20/23

Click HERE for more information

The City of Annapolis is designated a Top 25 Arts Destination by American Style Magazine and WAOW is delighted to exhibit in this prestigious and lovely venue. McBride Gallery is one of the largest galleries in Annapolis with the highest quality paintings, sculpture and original graphics - all featured in a home-like setting.


McBride Gallery was established in 1980 near Annapolis' historic City Dock. In 1990 the gallery moved to larger quarters in one of the oldest buildings on upper Main Street. The land was originally owned by William Paca, a Maryland signer of the Declaration of Independence. The gallery has maintained the colonial character of the Georgian styled home with three of the original fireplaces. It's truly a destination gallery with a distinctive flair.

Detailed Map and Directions to McBride Gallery



2023 53rd National Exhibition

"No Place Like Home"
July 22, 2023 - September 15, 2023

The Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. 6th Street, Newton, KS
The mission of the Carriage Factory Art Gallery is to celebrate the power of art to spark the imagination, to enlighten thought, and to provide enjoyment as we strive to integrate art into the lives of citizens of all ages throughout south central Kansas. What a wonderful place to display and promote art by women! WAOW is excited to be part of their mission.
More information coming soon


2024 54th National Exhibition

The Phippen Museum of Western Art, 4701 Hwy 89 N, Prescott, AZ

The Phippen will host WAOW's 54th National Exhibition in historic Prescott, Arizona from March 1, 2024 through June 23, 2024.