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Silent Auction Gallery

We are excited to announce Woman Made Gallery’s 23rd Anniversary Gala, “New Visions,” which will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The event takes place at Ignite Glass Studios, a dazzling, state-of-the-art glass art workshop, education facility, and event space located at 401 N. Armour Street in Chicago. Throughout the evening, Gala guests can bid on an array of contemporary artworks in a silent auction, participate in a three-prize raffle, and enjoy Women-made music by Crimson Glow, an open wine and champagne bar, delicious appetizers and delectable sweets.

More than 7,500 women artists have exhibited at Woman Made Gallery since its founding in 1992. Through our exhibitions, public programs, and community outreach efforts, we have consistently provided a vehicle to achieve artistic and economic equality for women in the arts. This year’s Gala theme, “New Visions,” celebrates the start of the next chapter in WMG’s proud history, led by new Executive Director Claudine Isé, who joined the organization in January 2015.

Woman Made Gallery is one of only a handful of nonprofit art spaces in the U.S. and the world devoted to cultivating and promoting the work of female artists. Our annual Gala not only provides an opportunity for us to celebrate WMG’s work and mission with the entire Chicago community, it plays a key role in our annual fundraising efforts, enabling us to continue to produce the high-quality exhibitions and thought-provoking public programs for which our organization is renowned.

You can also support the Gala Benefit Auction by doing any of the following:

  • be a sponsor at the $100 to $2,500 level & your name and/or company logo will be listed in Gala Program*
  • be a host by selling five tickets to the event
  • buy individual tickets at $75 each (see form above)
  • place an ad in our Gala program brochure
  • donate goods or services for our silent auction
  • purchase raffle tickets and a chance to win one of three prizes

*Become a Sponsor:

  • Collector Circle - $2500 - ten admission tickets
  • Art Angel - $1000 - six admission tickets
  • Visionary - $500 - four admission tickets
  • Patron - $250 - two admission tickets
  • Friend - $100 - one admission ticket

Thanks to our Generous Contributors: Roberta Reb Allen, Andrea Herrera and Amazing Edibles Catering, Sasha Andruzheychik, Ulla Anobile, Mary Ann and John Anthony, Carol Augustine, Amie Hyman, Heartfelt Solutions for Seniors, Inc. for Barbara Aubin, Ziva Averbuch, Allen Baker, Anoush Bargamian, Marty and Jim Bash, Andrea Bempong, Kathy Bergold, Colby Beutel, Big Shoulders Coffee, Beth Billups, Janet Bloch, Natalie Boyett, Pamela Callahan, Patricia Callahan, Chicago Acappella, Chicago Master Singers, Asherah Cinnamon, Elaine Collina, Laurie A. Cohen, Diane Cooper, Annette Cossentine, Court Theater, Lauren Levato Coyne, Becky Jane Davis, Patsy R. Davis, Kathleen Dickhut, Janet Distedorf, Tami Dollase, Gen Furla – DeLux Bar & Grill, Patricia Devine-Reed, Ebert Studio, Jennifer Eicher, Eilts & Associates, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Jan Feldman, Yolanda Fernandez-Shebeko, Lynn Fesenmyer, Deb Flagel, Rick Frank, Tammi Franke - Fitzgerald, Franke & Hewes LLP, Fuga Salon and Spa, Deborah Gillespie, Audrey Godwin, The Goodman Theater, Kathy Greenholdt, Marcia Grubb and Pamela Barnet, Cam Harper, Hedwig Dances, Linda and John Hillman, Pearl Hirshfield, Gail Holmberg, Sandra Holubow, Janice Hovey, Dee Hudson, Dorothy Hughes, Susan and Charles Ifergan, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Claudine Isé, Margo Jeanchild, Joffrey Ballet, HoJung Jun, Catherine Keebler, Mary Keefe and Bob Scales, Jenny Kendler - OtherPeoplesPixels, Leticia Peralta Korovessis and Peter Korovessis, Ginny Krueger, Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Cortney Lederer, Andrea Leets, Lifeline Theatre, Roberta Malkin, Regina Maniaci, Suzanne Massey, Kate McQuillen, Bobbi and Steve Meier, Beate Minkovski, Moksha Yoga Center, Anita Nagler, Pete O'Connell, Andreea O’Hara, Old Town School of Folk Music, Orion Ensemble, Carmen M. Perez, Sandra Perlow, Julie Pitzen, Rhona Taylor – Playmakers Theater, Poetry Magazine, H&K The Poppet Co., Quincy Street Distillery, Karen Rechtschaffen, Ann Regan, R&F Handmade Paints, Carol Rizzolo, Gina Lee Robbins, Janet Schumacher, The Second City, Sergio's Place, Shedd Aquarium, Kristi Sloniger, Debbie Solomon, Spacca Napoli Pizzeria, Kiki Stathakis, Dr. Alexandra Staco, Monica Staco, Wilma Stevens, Dr. Amy Stoeffler and Ralph Lauterbach, Pamela Stoeffler, David B. Sykes Family Foundation, Ginny Sykes, Timeline Theatre Company, Toons Bar & Grill, VIP Sports Marketing, Erin Waser and Brian Foote, Lari Washburn, Mike Wilson - Trimac Restoration, Kathleen and Dan Waterloo, Tastings, Mary Winter, Emily R. Williams, Marcia Winograd, Stacia Yeapanis, and Alison Zehr.

Gala Committee: WMG's Gala Committee is co-chaired by Tammi Franke, Jennifer Eicher, and Beate Minkovski. Committee members include Laurie Cohen, Candice Hickman, Claudine Isé, Monica Staco, Sydney Stoudmire, Erin Waser, and Emily Williams.

Thanks to Erin Waser and Susan Mazzeri for invite and program brochure design, and thanks to Marty Bash for editing. We are grateful to Emily Madigan for documentation, and to Eliott Dicks and Mark Bell for sound provision.

Much gratitude to George Huene and his competent staff from Aeoflex for managing check-in and check-out auction procedures for Woman Made Gallery.

To learn more about how you can support this year’s Gala, please contact Executive Director Claudine Isé at claudine@womanmade.org and/or Gallery Manager Sydney Stoudmire at sydney@womanmade.org. Both can be reached by phone at 312-738-0400.

We hope that you will join us on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm, for a spirited and fun-filled evening.

Banner Design by Erin Waser.


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