Feminist Art Project
The Feminist Art Project is a collaborative national initiative celebrating the Feminist Art Movement and the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women on the visual arts, art history, and art practice, past and present. The project is a strategic intervention against the ongoing erasure of women from the cultural record. It promotes diverse feminist art events, education and publications through its website and online calendar and facilitates networking and regional program development throughout the U.S.
Please Support 20 Neighborhoods III
20 Neighborhoods, developed in 2012 by Ruby Thorkelson and led in its third year by Elaine Luther, is a celebratory community arts project that engages women from diverse communities across Chicago where access to the arts is limited.
Because of your support, over 100 project participants----including partner organizations, teaching artists, project interns, and participating artists----have come together for two consecutive years to create and exhibit their art, both in their respective locations and at Woman Made Gallery. Please make a generous contribution, in honor of Ruby Thorkelson, as 20 Neighborhoods enters its third year.
Your gift of 50 dollars or more will go a long way in making Year 3 of 20 Neighborhoods a success. And 20 Neighborhoods is a great investment:
$50 will buy all art supplies needed to host one tour and accompanying art workshop event at Woman Made Gallery.
$100 pays the stipend for one talented teaching artist to design and lead one of seven total art events at WMG.
$150 provides two women from low-income communities with transportation for one whole year, making it possible for them to attend all seven art events at WMG.
$250 sponsors one woman's participation in 20 Neighborhoods for the whole year.
The Gallery is always open to tours and has received numerous visits from university and high-school students, and clients from a variety of service organizations. There is no charge if the group visits happen during regular gallery hours, and a WMG staff member will guide the group, explain about the organization's mission, the exhibition on display and answer all questions.
Woman Made holds poetry readings in tandem with select exhibitions. The spoken word adds another dimension to the themes explored visually in the Gallery's group and solo shows.
For details on upcoming Readings and Calls for Poetry, and to read excerpts from past poetry events, please visit our Poetry Page.