The Organization of Kingston Women Artists (OKWA) is a non-profit independent association formed in 1989. The organization provides a forum for mutual support and exchange of information and ideas among local professional women artists. An annual exhibition serves to increase public awareness and appreciation of contemporary women's art.
The Salon Prize (organized by Cleah Bunting) was held at Gallery Raymond on Nov. 18, 2011. There were 20 finalists that included OKWA Members Sally Chupick, and Su Sheedy, with the $2000 1st Prize awarded to members Zillah Loney, and the $500 2nd Prize to Barb Carr.