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WMG's 22nd Anniversary Gala, “Reflections” will celebrate 22 years of support for women artists and honor Beate Minkovski, the co-founder and Executive Director of the Gallery, who will retire this year.


This spirited and fun-filled event will be held on Friday, April 25th, from 5:30 to 9:30 pm, at Ignite Glass Studios, 401 N Armour Street, Chicago IL 60642. Some of our interesting activities and performances are:

I. Live and Silent Auction: Led by performing artist Patty Elvis, the live auction features three fabulous artworks, a Dinner Party for Eight by Cali Bergold, and an Instant Wine Cellar donated by WMG Board and Advisors. The silent auction offers photographs, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, gift certificates to theaters, restaurants, and various services, including an encaustic lesson by Jenny Learner and a jewelry making lesson for six by Carmen M. Perez!

II. Glass Blowing Demo: A demonstration organized by the Ignite Glass Studios. See Ignite’s Artistic Director Pearl Dick create a vessel that will be donated to the art raffle of WMG!

III. Art Raffle: Win one of three valuable prizes - a painting by Suzanne Keith Loechl, a b/w photograph by Pete O’Connell, and the glass vessel created during the event. You can get 2014 Raffle Tickets here.

IV. The evening opens with musical improvisations by Bill Harrison and Marc Perlish. Musical performance by Patty Elvis announces the live auction : Hailed by BarFly Magazine as “one of the best Elvis impersonators,” Patty Elvis will get you into the mood to enjoy the party and to bid on fabulous live auction items!

The Gala will also host an open bar and offer delicious appetizers and an assortment of gourmet cheeses provided by our favorite catering company, Amazing Edibles and Cabot Creamery.


This Gala is a great opportunity to support Woman Made Gallery's programs, which have helped thousands of women artists to exhibit their work. Here are some great opportunities to support:

Be a host or sponsor of our Gala, purchase admission tickets HERE, buy art raffle tickets, place a good-wishes ad for only 35$ HERE, or make an item donation by filling out the donation form HERE.

We also welcome other ideas and involvement. Contact us at gallery@womanmade.org or 312-738-0400 and share your thoughts!


Gala Committee is made up of Honorary Chairs, Ann Regan and Amy Stoeffler. The 2014 committee members are chaired by Cali Bergold and include Mary Ann Anthony, Marcia Grubb, Susan Ifergan, Margo Jeanchild, Beate Minkovski, Sydney Stoudmire, and Ruby Thorkelson.

Thank you to early Sponsors and Contributors: Carol Augustine, Marty + Jim Bash, Andrea Bempong, Kathy Bergold, Marie Bergstedt, Annie Byrne - BFF Bikes, Mary + Keith Campbell, Elaine Collina, Karen Deighan, Lynn Fesenmyer, Tammi Franke - Fitzgerald, Franke & Hewes LLP, Marcia Grubb + Pamela Barnet, Andrea + Dick Ginsburg, Mary Kay Heffernan, Linda + John Hillman, Susan + Charles Ifergan, Margo Jeanchild, Mary Keefe + Bob Scales, Bobbi + Steven Meier, Jenny Kendler - OtherPeoplesPixels, Ann Regan, Alyce Ritti, Julie Schauer, Amy Stoeffler + Ralph Lauterbach, Susan Straus, David B. Sykes Family Foundation, Ginny Sykes, Mike Wilson - Trimac Masonry & Restoration, Anton Waser, Erin Waser + Brian Foote, and Deborah Weber.

Thank You WMG Auction Donors: 4 Elements Salon, Andrea Herrera and Amazing Edibles, April 7th Custom Framing, Lynn Arnold, Julie Proudfoot and Artemisisa - A Chicago Theatre, Pamela Barnet, Marty Bash, Bebeka Design, Cali Bergold, Colby Beutel, Big Shoulders Coffee, Black Ensemble Theater, Cabot Creamery, Pamela Callahan, Chicago Dramatists, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cindy Trim Photography, Mary Ruth Coffey, Sylvia Cook, Nina Corwin, Barbara Dermody, Duran European Sandwiches, Ebert Studio, Ruth Eckstein, Janice Elkins, Energy Work, Deb Flagel, Foiled Cupcakes, Indira Freitas Johnson, Kathryn Gauthier, Goodman Theatre, Marcia Grubb, Kimberly Gust, H&K The Poppet Company, Kurt Heintz, Lori Ann Hess, Candice Hickman, Linda Hillman, Gail Holmberg, Dorothy Hughes, Charles Ifergan, Susan Ifergan, Ignite Glass Studios, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Margo Jeanchild, JV Color Salon, Mary Keefe, Suzanne Keith Loechl, Lisa Knoop, Mie Kongo, La Sardine, Georgia Lang Weithe, Jenny Learner, Andrea Leets, Lillstreet, L'Occitane, Siboan Lombardi, Elaine Luther, Marilyn Madden, Susan Mazzeri, Mario Tricocci, Hildy Maze, Bobbi Meier, Moksha Yoga Center, Nick Mozak, Nature Yoga Center, Pete O'Connell, Old Town School of Folk Music, Joyce Owens, Carmen M. Perez, Sandra Perlow, Playmakers Theatre, Pocket Poppet, Poetry Foundation, R&F Handmade Paints, Robin Riggs, Carol Rizzolo, Shedd Aquarium, Kim Shimkus and Manouche Boutique, Janet Snow-Godfrey, Monica Staco, Mary Stoppert, Surya Chandra Yoga - Jenny Bergold, Allison Svoboda, Ginny Sykes, Patricia Terrell-O'Neal, Thalia Spice, The Chicago Mosaic School, Uncommon Ground, Sharon Uselman, Nancy VanKanegan, John and Dorianne Venator, Elizabeth Wallace, John F. Walté, Erin Waser, Becca Waterloo, Kathleen Waterloo, Kathy Weaver, Windy City Café, Alison Zehr.

Thanks to Erin Waser and Susan Mazzeri for invite and program brochure design. Thanks to Marty Bash and Vanja Prokic for editing. Thanks to Bill Harrison and Marc Perlish for musical entertainment. Thanks to Patty Elvis for her musical performance and for being WMG's Auctioneer. Thanks to Hannah Fehrman for documentation and to Elliot Dicks for sound provision. Thank you George von Huene and his crew from Aeoflex: Pete O’Connell, Sunny and Bogomil for incorporating Salesforce into WMG’s check-in and check-out procedures


Top photo by Hannah Fehrman.


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