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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
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Juror(s): Monika Szewczyk
Exhibition Dates: July 11 - August 21, 2014
Monika Szewczyk divides her time between writing, editing, curating and teaching. She has contributed essays to numerous catalogues as well as journals such as Afterall, A Prior, C Magazine, Camera Austria, Canadian Art, F.R. David, Mousse, and e-flux journal. From 2008 to 2012, she was head of publications at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, where she also taught in the Fine Arts Masters Course at the Piet Zwart Institute. Monica Szewczyk was on the curatorial team of the Vancouver Art Gallery and coordinated programming at the Belkin Satellite, a space of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia. She is Visual Arts Program Curator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago: http://arts.uchicago.edu/content/logan-center-arts-announces-monika-szewczyk-visual-arts-program-curator
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Juror(s): Carolina Caycedo
Exhibition Dates: July 11 - August 21, 2014
Carolina Caycedo is a Los Angeles-based artist, of Colombian and British background. She engages with issues and contexts that affect a broad public on an everyday level: in her work, art functions as a pretext for offering up utopian models to inhabit a world in which individuals and communities are increasingly subject to com-modification, exploitation, and discrimination. She has developed publicly engaged projects in Bogotá, Madrid, San Juan, New York, San Francisco, and London amongst other places.
Carolina Caycedo’s work has been exhibited worldwide with solo shows at Vienna Secession, Intermediae-Matadero Madrid, Alianza Francesa Bogotá, Hordaland Kunstsenter Bergen, and DAAD Gallery in Berlin. She participated in the 2013 Paris Triennial, 2009 Havana Biennial, 2009 San Juan Poligraphic Triennial, 2006 Whitney Biennial, 2003 Venice Biennial, and 2001 Istanbul Biennial. In 2012 Caycedo was a DAAD's Artist-in-Berlin resident.
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Juror(s): Sarah Krepp
Exhibition Dates: Nov. 14 - Dec. 21, 2014
With an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sarah Krepp has been a noted Chicago artist for more than 25 years. She has shown nationally and internationally, and her work is included in many corporate and private collections. Locally she is represented by Roy Boyd Gallery in Chicago.
In 2003 Sarah Krepp became founding and on-going director of DIALOGUE CHICAGO, an interdisciplinary critique/seminar that includes artists from painting to installation, performance, and time arts. She is the curator for Gallery 175, Chicago.
Sarah Krepp is Professor Emeritus of Art and former Chair of the Painting Program in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has over 20 years of teaching experience at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Southern Illinois University, the Burren College of Art (Ballyvaughn, Ireland), as well as the University of Illinois. For more information visit
Juror(s): Jessica Cochran
Exhibition Dates: January 16 - February 26, 2015
Jessica Cochran received her MA in Art History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed graduate coursework in curatorial practice at California College of the Arts.
She currently resides in Chicago, where she is an independent curator and curatorial manager of a growing private collection of contemporary art.
In 2014, Jessica Cochran was a participating fellow at the AAMG Leadership Institute at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and she was a Hatch curatorial resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition from 2012-2013. She has curated and organized exhibitions for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Center for Book and Paper Arts, the Contemporary Arts Council, Art Chicago and many other venues.