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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
18th International Open (Click Here for an online preview of this exhibit)
Juror(s): Gill Gatfield
Exhibition Dates: March 13 - April 23, 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 15 - 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
Juror(s): Karen Azarnia
Exhibition Dates: July 10 - August 20, 2015
Karen Azarnia is an artist, curator and educator. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited widely, with solo exhibitions at Terrain, Oak Park, IL; the Union League Club of Chicago, IL; as well as recent group exhibitions at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE; Morehead State University, Morehead, KY and Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL. She is a grant recipient from the Illinois Arts Council and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and has been included in Hyperallergic, Art in America, the Huffington Post and Newcity. She currently serves as Director of Exhibitions at the Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery. For more information visit: www.karenazarnia.com.