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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
Oil and Water (Click Here for an online preview of this exhibit)
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 www.sarahkrepp.com.
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.
18th International Open
Juror(s): Gill Gatfield
Exhibition Dates: March 13 - April 16, 2015
Gill Gatfield was born in New Zealand and has Master of Fine Arts (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws from Auckland University.
In 2011, she won a major national public art competition for a site-specific sculpture in Auckland NZ. In 2012, she was nominated as a member of Global Women, a multi-sector organization of women leaders with global perspectives. A monograph on her practice, ‘Abstract Figure: Gill Gatfield’, was released at the 2013 International Sculpture Centre Symposium.
Gill Gatfield exhibits internationally in sculpture symposiums, galleries, museums, and universities. Projects include: Sculpture by the Sea Sydney 2013; Squaring Up Melbourne 2013, Parallax Art Fair 2013 New York, 16th International Open 2013 WMG Chicago, National Small Sculpture Prize NZ 2014, Chicago Sculpture International 2014, and NZ International Arts Festival 2014. She is represented by Langford120 Melbourne Australia.
For more information visit www.gillgatfield.com.
Feminism (n.): Plural
Juror(s): Claudine Isé
Exhibition Dates: May 8 - June 25, 2015
Claudine Isé is WMG's new Executive Director. Prior to joining WMG, she was a curator at the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and served as Blog Editor for ART21. Isé is also a visiting clinical assistant professor in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois, Chicago.