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WMG exhibits art made by and about women, educates the public about women's art, and advocates for the equal treatment and recognition of women's artistic accomplishments. WMG provides a multifaceted space for women artists. These women are not less advantaged in terms of their talent; they remain, however, disadvantaged in their access to exhibit their work in a professional, high-quality, committed space that provides the safety of artistic expression and recognizes the value of traditionally devalued art. Our exhibit topics have ranged in themes from domestic violence and religious freedom to stylistic themes such as the still life and surrealism.
Woman Made Gallery had its first juried art exhibit in July 1992 titled "Women Do Women". Nineteen artists depicted images and iconography of all things female. Since then the gallery hosts on the average eight group exhibitions per year with approximately 30 artists per show and a wide variety of themes. WMG has shown the work of more than 6500 women artists since 1992.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
The following is a list, along with a brief description, of juried group shows that are currently on display, or those that we will be hosting in the coming months.
If you are interested in submitting your artwork for any of these exhibitions, you may download an entry form by clicking on the PDF icon below each exhibition. The entry form in PDF format is on two pages and can only be opened if you have Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for FREE from their web site. Click here if you want to download Adobe Acrobat Reader now. If you are unable to do so, you may use our Generic Entry Form and fill in the name of the WMG exhibition you are entering. Women artists may enter work online with digital files instead of slides, and all information about that is here: Entry Forms. By submitting their work to exhibitions, all artists agree to allow reproduction of their slides, photographs and/or digital files taken of their art for educational, publicity, and archival purposes.
(right) Installation by Jessica Witte. Photo by AJ Kane - www.ajrjphotography.com
Of the Land (Click Here for an online preview of this exhibit)
Juror(s): Heidi Norton
Exhibition Dates: November 15 - December 22, 2013
Heidi Norton received her BFA from University of Maryland and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Norton had her first solo museum exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in 2012. She was included in the show Snapshot at the Contemporary Art Museum in Baltimore, and has had solo exhibitions at Johalla Projects Chicago (2012), Northeastern Illinois University Chicago (2011), Ebersmoore Chicago (2011), and HungryMan San Francisco (2011). She has also been included in exhibitions at Western Exhibitions Chicago, NADA Miami, Mark Wolfe Contemporary San Francisco, NADA Hudson Invisible Exports, NEXT Art Fair Chicago, Monique Meloche Gallery Chicago, Andrew Rafacz Gallery Chicago, and the Knitting Factory New York. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Midwest Photography Project Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Joyce Foundation. Norton is a professor of photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University. Visit www.heidi-norton.com.
From the Earth (Click Here for an online preview of this exhibit)
Juror(s): Carmen M. Perez and Mary Stoppert
Exhibition Dates: November 15 - December 22, 2013
Carmen M. Perez is an artist, and an Adult Educator for Chicago City Colleges. Perez received her B.A. in Art from Northeastern Illinois University. She exhibits her jewelry, sculpture, and drawings in galleries, art and craft fairs, and expositions in the U.S. and Canada. Her most recent exhibition was SOFA Chicago 2012. Together with Mary Stoppert she established WMG's Artisan Gallery in Spring 2005 and co-curated all the Artisan Gallery exhibitions through July 2008. She is a former Woman Made Gallery Board member and was involved in the WMG outreach program. Visit www.carmenmperez.com.
After earning her MFA in Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Mary Stoppert was a Professor of Art at Northeastern IL University for 30 years, chairing the art dept. two years and serving as gallery director for fifteen years. Stoppert’s exhibition history includes the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. She is the recipient of many awards including an NEA grant, the Art Institute of Chicago’s John G. Curtis Prize and the Frank G. Logan Award. Her work is in many private and public collections including Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Cincinnati Museum of Art, and the State of Illinois. In addition Stoppert has served as an instrumental advisor, curator and mentor to Woman Made Gallery and gallery staff since its inception. Visit www.marystoppert.com.
17th International Open
Juror(s): Myra Greene
Exhibition Dates: March 7 - April 17, 2014
Myra Greene was born in New York City and received her B.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and her M.F.A. in photography from the University of New Mexico. She currently resides in Chicago Il, where she is an Associate Professor of Photography at Columbia College Chicago. She received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Photography and has completed residencies at Light Work in Syracuse New York and the Center for Photography at Woodstock (2004).
Greene's work has been featured in nationally exhibitions in galleries and museums including Williams College of Art, The New York Public Library, Art Museum of the Americas in Washington. D.C., Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta, Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, Yuma Art Center Museum in Yuma Arizona, Wadswoth Museum in Hartford CT and Sculpture Center in New York City. Her work is in the permanent collection of Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City and The New York Public Library.
For more information visit www.myragreene.com.
Mutations of Otherness
Juror(s): Shoshanna Weinberger
Exhibition Dates: May 9 - June 26, 2014
Shoshanna Weinberger holds a BFA degree from The School of the Institute of Art in Chicago, 1995; and received her MFA degree from Yale School of Art, Yale University, 2003.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica Shoshanna Weinberger currently lives in Newark, NJ. Her work has been shown internationally with solo shows including, ‘What Makes My Hottentot So Hot’ (Solos Project House, Newark, NJ, 2012) and ‘Sometimes All of Me is Not Enough’ (Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, Miami, 2012). She has been featured in the National Gallery of Jamaica, 2012 Biennial, Kingston, Jamaica and awarded the First Prize in the 34th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University, Peoria, IL. Her work has been acquired by public collections: The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ; The Sagamore Collection, Miami; Girls Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, and The Margulies Collection, Miami. Weinberger was featured in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of Art Papers and will be included in the upcoming 2013 BIAC Martinique Biennial, French West Indies, in November 2013.
For more information visit www.shoshanna.info.