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Periodically Woman Made Gallery offers constructive workshops to assist artists with their professional development. These workshops are led by professionals to serve artists who are at different levels in their careers.

Past workshops included information about quality slides and digital files, tips for a successful resume and artist statement, pricing and presentation of your artwork, packaging and shipping your work, approaching galleries, good website design and valuable resource information. We have also added workshops that teach artists the basics about computers, including digital files and emails. Through these programs WMG has helped participants clarify and reach goals such as obtaining grants and residencies, solo shows and gallery representation.

Women artists who are members of the Gallery may participate in our "Her Group" sessions that take place every fourth Sunday of the month. At various times of the year guest artists are invited to address different topics of interest.

Please click on the workshop headlines and other opportunities listed below for details and how to register. You may direct any questions about Workshops and Exhibitions to: gallery@womanmade.org and about Membership and Links Requests to: sydney@womanmade.org

Get Ready for Spring Basic Jewelry Workshop with Carmen M. Perez

Strategic Marketing Tools for Visual Artists by Janet Bloch

Exhibiting Professionalism Manual

Portfolio Review with Mary King

Her Group - Women's Art Exchange

(image) Foxlight', egg tempera on panel, by Alessandra Kelley.

Get Ready for Spring Basic Jewelry Workshop
with Carmen M. Perez

Jewelry by Carmen Perez

Thursday, February 6, 2014
1st Session: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. / 2nd Session: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 13, 2014
1st Session: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. / 2nd Session: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

$25 per Session
(materials and tools included plus take home up to two pairs of earrings) Email us at gallery@womanmade.org or call 312-738-0400 to register for the class.

In this introductory class students will learn basic bead jewelry making techniques and skills to make their own earrings. Learn how design elements can help you to create a satisfying and aesthetic product.

Carmen M. Perez is an artist and Adult Educator at Chicago City Colleges. She exhibits her sculptures and jewelry in galleries, art and craft fairs, and expositions in the U.S. and Canada. For more information visit Carmen's Website.

Strategic Marketing Tools for Visual Artists by Janet Bloch

Workbook by Janet Bloch

Artist and author, Janet Bloch has more than 15 years of experience helping artists achieve their goals. She offers the same sound advice in her new workbook, Strategic Marketing Tools for Visual Artists, that was available only in her workshops and private consultations. Let her move you to the next level of your artistic career through her step by step processes for creating superior marketing materials.

This friendly workbook is perfectly suited for artists' support groups, classrooms, or for individual use. Strategic Marketing Tools for Visual Artists provides artists with a step by step process for creating superior materials to send to venues.

The workbook is reassuring in its systematic approach and its encouraging tone. It includes the following:

  • what makes a great submission packet
  • what belongs in an artist's statement
  • what steps should be taken to build an impressive resume
  • how to set goals and sustain focus

The workbook is $18.95 and available for purchase at Woman Made Gallery, or through Paypal for 22.95 which includes shipping and handling.

    Strategic Marketing Tools for Visual Artists - $22.95 (includes shipping)

Exhibiting Professionalism Manual

Woman Made Gallery's Exhibiting Professionalism manual is free to WMG members. It is included in the Exhibiting Professionalism workshop, but can be purchased separately by non-members for $10.00 - shipping included. It has been designed to provide artists with some basic knowledge to help them in their artistic endeavors. Practical information includes how to approach galleries, tips for shooting slides, tips for a successful resume and artist statement, pricing artwork, presentation of artwork, and much more. If you are not a WMG member and interested in the Manual, click on the "Buy Now" button to pay securely through Paypal and include your shipping address.

    Exhibiting Professionalism Manual - $10.00

Or Pay Using our Online Secure Form

Portfolio Review with Mary King

Mary King excels at encouraging artists and helping them find their direction. She is especially knowledgeable regarding technical and archival concerns. In addition she is well informed regarding various venues for exhibiting work and has numerous tips for successfully approaching such venues. Please contact her at marykingartist@sbcglobal.net to set up a Portfolio Review at your home or studio.

The fee is $120 for WMG members and $135 for non-members.

Mary King is a practicing artist with a studio in Hyde Park, Chicago. King's one-person exhibitions include four at Denise Bibro Fine Art in New York and one at both Woman Made Gallery in Chicago and The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her work has been included in group shows at The Butler Art Institute, Albright-Knox Gallery, and Detroit Focus.

Mary King earned a BFA from The University of Chicago and a MA from Western Michigan University. She studied advanced painting at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. King has been awarded grants by The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo and by Education For The Arts of Kalamazoo County. King's work has been favorably reviewed by The Kalamazoo Gazette, The Ann Arbor News, Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press, The New Art Examiner, The Chicago Reader and most recently, The New York Times. King volunteers for Woman Made Gallery by laying out group exhibitions. For more information about Mary King visit her website.

Her Group - Women's Arts Exchange

Her Group

'Her Group', a monthly artist exchange at Woman Made Gallery that nurtures and encourages women artists to speak about their work, share their creative process, and inspire each other to make art and improve their art-making practices, has been currently placed on hold, and remaining 2014 dates have been cancelled.

'Her Group' was initiated as a women artists' critique group by artist and educator, Mary King - www.marykingart.com. It continued first under the joint leadership of Laura Stempel and Deb Flagel, and we thank artist and founder of www.planetcollage.com, LuEllen Joy Giera, for spearheading the group from 2007 to June 2013. 'Her Group' sessions since then were organized and led by artist, Deb Flagel - www.debflagel.womanmade.net.

In order to accommodate and attract more participation, we changed the meetings from the fourth to the third Sunday of each month, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. A basic membership of $40 per year was encouraged in order to participate.

We have over time experienced diminished interest in the ‘Her Group’ sessions, and are re-thinking the program, including to create a ‘Her Group’ Facebook page where interested artists can continue to interact by sharing their work, questions, and feedback online.

Please give us your feedback, if you are interested in the meetings at the Gallery or facilitation using Social Media. What would you like to see; and what would be of value to you as an artist: gallery@womanmade.org - Thanks for your input to improve WMG’s services!

    All Remaining 2014 Dates are Cancelled
    Sunday, August 17
    Sunday, September 21
    Sunday, October 19
    Sunday, November 16

(image) 'Her Group' session on February 28, 2010. From left back to right front are Janet Gerske, Michelle-Renee Perkins, Alexandra Zonis (pointing), Andrea Ginsburg, and Carol Brookes (with her back to camera).

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