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Woman Made Gallery is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its goal is to cultivate, promote and support the work of female-identified artists by providing exhibition opportunities, professional development, and public programs that invite discussion about what feminism means today. More than 7,500 women artists have exhibited their work since WMG was established. WMG welcomes the participation of people of all gender expressions and orientations as artists and program participants, members and supporters.

Our Vision

Woman Made Gallery’s vision is to ensure the equal placement of women’s art in the world.

Mission Statement

Woman Made Gallery (WMG) supports, cultivates and promotes the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions and other programs that serve, educate and enrich the community.

Funders

Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from The Arts Work Fund; The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation;  The Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund; The Illinois Arts Council AgencyThe MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; and the generosity of its members and contributors. We thank our Art Angel, an anonymous donor who contributes generously and repeatedly through Harris Bank. An additional thank you to Perrier, Blick Art Materials, Artist and Craftsman Supply, Stan’s Donuts, Lagunitas Brewing Company, You Are Beautiful, and Perennial Virant, who were cultural partners in WMG’s Beyond the Dinner Party Fall Fundraiser 2016.


Annual Reports

Please VIEW Woman Made Gallery’s annual reports for fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015.

 

 


Board of Directors

Marcia Grubb

President

President, Grubb Property Management Inc.

Andrea Leets

Vice President/Treasurer

Senior Tax Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Jennifer Eicher

Secretary

Laurie A. Cohen

Futures and Options Trader, Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Tammi Franke

Partner, Fitzgerald & Hewes LLP

Gail Holmberg

Area Managing Partner, Fortium Partners LP

Beate Minkovski

WMG's Founding Executive Director

Ginny Sykes

Artist, Educator, Curator

Emily R. Williams

Educator University of Illinois in Chicago

2016

19th International Open 19th International Open
August/September

Abandoned Margins Exhibition + Programs Abandoned Margins Exhibition + Programs
February

2015

WMG Board, Staff, Volunteers WMG Board, Staff, Volunteers
September

Radiance Group Exhibition Radiance Group Exhibition
July

Gallery Tally Poster Project Gallery Tally Poster Project
June

2014

Mutations of Otherness Solo Show by Shoshanna Weinberger Mutations of Otherness Solo Show by Shoshanna Weinberger
May/June

WCA Presents: Equilibrium for a Changing World WCA Presents: Equilibrium for a Changing World
January/February

2013

Humans Being II Group Exhibition Humans Being II Group Exhibition
May/June

WMG Curates Northern Trust Exhibition WMG Curates Northern Trust Exhibition
February 2013

2012

20 Anniversary Archives + Permanent Collection 20 Anniversary Archives + Permanent Collection
July/August

20th Anniversary Exhibition: 20 Jurors 20th Anniversary Exhibition: 20 Jurors
July/August

New WMG Logo created by Firebelly University New WMG Logo created by Firebelly University
January

2011

Minimalism in the 21st Century with Curator Ingrid Fassbender Minimalism in the 21st Century with Curator Ingrid Fassbender
November

Honoring Artist Indira Freitas Johnson at WMG Gala Honoring Artist Indira Freitas Johnson at WMG Gala
March

2010

After Adelita: Exhibition and Publication - Curator: Amy Galpin After Adelita: Exhibition and Publication - Curator: Amy Galpin
September/October 2010

While in Class ... Students Exhibition and Reading While in Class ... Students Exhibition and Reading
January/February

2009

Mirando Al Sur: Looking South Mirando Al Sur: Looking South
October/November

WMG had its most successful Gala event ever, raising more than $56,000 WMG had its most successful Gala event ever, raising more than $56,000
April

2008

Tradition and Tarnsformation: Art by Jewish Women Tradition and Tarnsformation: Art by Jewish Women
May/June

Artisan Gallery: Speaking to My Ancestors Artisan Gallery: Speaking to My Ancestors
January/March

2007

WMG offers programs at The Women's Treatment Center WMG offers programs at The Women's Treatment Center

From Sham to Shame: responses by women about the war in Iraq From Sham to Shame: responses by women about the war in Iraq
January/February

2006

Signatures of Age Visitors Signatures of Age Visitors
October/November

Click Art | Juror: Whitney Bradshaw Click Art | Juror: Whitney Bradshaw
January/February

2005

WMG moves to Chicago's Riverwest neighborhood on 685 N Milwaukee Avenue WMG moves to Chicago's Riverwest neighborhood on 685 N Milwaukee Avenue
December

Sapphire and Cyrstals: Black White & Blues Sapphire and Cyrstals: Black White & Blues
October/November

Under the direction of Mary Stoppert and Carmen Perez, WMG opens the Artisan Gallery Under the direction of Mary Stoppert and Carmen Perez, WMG opens the Artisan Gallery
April

2004

WBEZ spotlights WMG and the 7th International Open on its program WBEZ spotlights WMG and the 7th International Open on its program "Eight Forty-Eight"

2003

Normal/Abnormal: Bodies and Minds | Juror: Ann Starr Normal/Abnormal: Bodies and Minds | Juror: Ann Starr
January/February

WMG Starts the New Year at Bloomingdale Ave., Chicago WMG Starts the New Year at Bloomingdale Ave., Chicago
January

2002

Herstory T-Shirt by Janet Bloch Herstory T-Shirt by Janet Bloch
September

WMG 10 Year Anniversary WMG 10 Year Anniversary
August

Her Mark Datebook Her Mark Datebook
January

2001

Honoring the Crone | Juror: Dayna Block Honoring the Crone | Juror: Dayna Block
October/November

Cats & Dogs at WMG Cats & Dogs at WMG
June/July

2000

WMG Art Gallery Tour WMG Art Gallery Tour
May

Third International Open | Juror: Mary Ross Taylor Third International Open | Juror: Mary Ross Taylor
March

1999

Reflections Review Reflections Review
September

First Solo Show with Work by Elizabeth Harms (Neubauer) First Solo Show with Work by Elizabeth Harms (Neubauer)
April

1998

WMG Curates 'Silent Victims' Exhibition in Springfield WMG Curates 'Silent Victims' Exhibition in Springfield
September

Website (womanmade.org) Created by Galganov & Associates as a GIft to WMG Website (womanmade.org) Created by Galganov & Associates as a GIft to WMG
July

1997

Hillary Clinton is Visiting the Women's Park next to WMG Hillary Clinton is Visiting the Women's Park next to WMG
October

WMG moves from Chicago's North Side to Prairie Ave. in South Loop WMG moves from Chicago's North Side to Prairie Ave. in South Loop
August

1996

WMG First Permanent Collection Purchase: Work by Mary Ellen Croteau WMG First Permanent Collection Purchase: Work by Mary Ellen Croteau
February

WMG Gets in Trouble with the Virgin Mary WMG Gets in Trouble with the Virgin Mary
January

1995

Menarche, Menses, Menopause and Blood Menarche, Menses, Menopause and Blood
September

Hollis Sigler and Dr. Rita Simo at WMG Hollis Sigler and Dr. Rita Simo at WMG
March

1994

Sister Serpents Let Loose at WMG Sister Serpents Let Loose at WMG
March

Angela Jackson Reads at WMG Angela Jackson Reads at WMG
January

WMG receives Not-For-Profit Status
January

1993

First All Male Exhibition First All Male Exhibition
August

WMG Forms First Board of Directors WMG Forms First Board of Directors
July

First Lesbian Group Show First Lesbian Group Show
June

1992

WMG Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Illinois WMG Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Illinois
July

First Call for Art: Women Do Women First Call for Art: Women Do Women
June

WMG opens its doors with ‘Man-Made Women’ by Kelly Hensen and Beate Minkovski WMG opens its doors with ‘Man-Made Women’ by Kelly Hensen and Beate Minkovski
May

Kelly Hensen and Beate Minkovski hatching Woman Made Gallery Kelly Hensen and Beate Minkovski hatching Woman Made Gallery
January - May

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