The Art League of Ocean City is seeking nominations for the 2019 SHEro Awards, honoring Delmarva women who have shown courage in facing adversity and turned that around into something positive. The awards will be presented on Friday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Ocean City Center for the Arts on 94th St., and the public is invited to the free event.

The SHEro Awards are part of the month-long all-women art exhibition entitled, “Rise,” opening on Friday, Oct. 4 at the Arts Center. Curated by Deborah Rolig of Berlin, the multimedia exhibition seeks to empower women through art, emphasizing women overcoming adversity. The exhibit is sponsored in part by the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.

This is the second year for the SHEro Awards, which honored nine Delmarva women in 2018.

“The SHEro Award winners are filled with courage and tenacity,” Rolig said, “the kind of women who have overcome a major challenge in their lives — be it health, family, job, or something similar — yet have dug-in to thrive and persevere. These are the women we want to know about and honor as SHEros.”

Candidates for the SHEro Awards must be women residing on Delmarva, but they do not have to be related to the arts. Nomination forms are available at the Arts Center or online at