The YWCA of Youngstown's 31st ''Women Artists: A Celebration'' exhibition opens on Saturday.
About 125 works by 61 women artists will be on display, including paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, fiber, ceramics, and metal works. The show offers local, regional and national women artists the opportunity to gain recognition for their work.
This year's jurors were Peggy Cox, a professor of art at Westminster College, and Summer Zickefoose, a visiting assistant professor of art at Westminster.
The accepted artists for the 2013 art show include Suzanne Anzellotti, Carole Babyak, Margarita Bailey, Nancy Barnes, Linda Ann Marie Bertanzetti, Richarda Bisson, Karen Borkes, Danielle Brant, Linda Brink, Suzanne L. Brown, Jo Ann Buzulencia, Lori Caldwell, Maryanne Caleris, Brenda Myers Cohen, Maryann Cox-Limmer, Cheryl Eddie Deibel, Marie Dippolito, Mary Kay D'Isa, Beth Ensign, Elizabeth A. Ford, Karen Fry, Carol Gallo, Heidi Garwig, Jeanie Gordon, Elaine Green, Rachel Griffin, Jaye Harris, Lotte Herwig-Erhardt, Josephine "Jo" Hodos, Carolyn Dixon Hrusovsky, Kathryn Infante, Susan Jacobs, Tazim Jaffer, Tricia Kaman, Susan Kapp-Jacobs, Salli Kowalski, Georgian LaGuardia, Catherine Lape, Ann Madej, Sharon Meenachan, Nikki Mehle, Jane Morris, Janine Morris, Jacki Mountan, Lorraine Nuzzi, Sara Oliver, Mary Pinter, Diane Pribojan, Patricia May "Rusty" Russell, Ann Ryser, Heather Seno, Elise McKeown Skolnick, Norma J. Stefanik, Ellie Steines, Gail Trunick, Lana VanAuker, Marianne Whitehouse, Gloria Williams, Christen Yates, Noreen Yazvac and Chelsea Younkman.
The exhibition runs through July 19 at the YWCA of Youngstown, 25 W. Rayen Ave., and admission is free.
A preview party is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday featuring music, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and the awards ceremony.
About $1,000 in merit prizes will be announced around 8 p.m. Tickets for the preview party are $35, with students admitted for $10 with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased by calling the YWCA at 330-746-6361 or purchased at the door.
Those viewing the exhibition can vote through July 14 on a People's Choice Award, which will be announced at a closing party on July 19.