Woman Made Gallery is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its goal is to cultivate, promote and support the work of female-identified artists by providing exhibition opportunities, professional development, and public programs that invite discussion about what feminism means today. More than 8,000 women artists have exhibited their work since WMG was established. WMG welcomes the participation of people of all gender expressions and orientations as artists and program participants, members and supporters.

Our Vision

Woman Made Gallery’s vision is to ensure the equal placement of women’s art in the world.

Mission Statement

Woman Made Gallery (WMG) supports, cultivates and promotes the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions and other programs that serve, educate and enrich the community.

Grants

Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from The Arts Work Fund; The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation;  The Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund; The Illinois Arts Council AgencyThe MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; a major anonymous donor; and the generosity of its members and contributors.

Annual Reports

Please VIEW Woman Made Gallery’s annual reports for fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Board of Directors

Marcia Grubb
President
Artist + President, Grubb Property Mngmt Inc.

Andrea Sumlin
Vice President/Treasurer
Senior Tax Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Yolanda Fernandez-Shebeko
Secretary
Artist + Business Owner

Laurie A. Cohen
Artist + Futures & Options Trader; Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Tammi Franke
Partner, Fitzgerald & Hewes LLP

Gail Holmberg
Area Managing Partner, Fortium Partners LP

Kelly Hensen
Artist + WMG’s Co-Founder

Beate Minkovski
Artist + WMG’s Founding Director

Sandra Perlow
Artist + Former Board Member at Hyde Park Art Center

Ellie Thompson
Designer + Business Owner

Emily R. Williams
Educator University of Illinois in Chicago

Deb Flagel

Executive Director

Woman Made Gallery
2150 S Canalport #4A-3
Chicago, IL 60608

Phone

(312)-738-0400

Email

Deb Flagel
General Inbox

2017

September

20th International Open
First show in our new space

2017

September

We’ve moved to Pilsen!

2017

February

Bridging the past and the future by Pamela Callahan:physical space = virtual space, foundation = future, purpose = possibility

Bridging the past and the future by Pamela Callahan: physical space = virtual space, foundation = future, purpose = possibility

2016

August/September

19th International Open

19th International Open

2016

February

Abandoned Margins Exhibition + Programs

Abandoned Margins Exhibition + Programs

2015

September

WMG Board, Staff, Volunteers

WMG Board, Staff, Volunteers

2015

July

Radiance Group Exhibition

Radiance Group Exhibition

2015

June

Gallery Tally Poster Project

Gallery Tally Poster Project

2014

May/June

Mutations of Otherness Solo Show by Shoshanna Weinberger

Mutations of Otherness Solo Show by Shoshanna Weinberger

2014

January/February

WCA Presents: Equilibrium for a Changing World

WCA Presents: Equilibrium for a Changing World

2013

May/June

Humans Being II Group Exhibition

Humans Being II Group Exhibition

2013

February

WMG Curates Northern Trust Exhibition

WMG Curates Northern Trust Exhibition

2012

July/August

20 Anniversary Archives + Permanent Collection

20 Anniversary Archives + Permanent Collection

2012

July/August

20th Anniversary Exhibition: 20 Jurors

20th Anniversary Exhibition: 20 Jurors

2012

January

New WMG Logo created by Firebelly University

New WMG Logo created by Firebelly University

2011

November

Minimalism in the 21st Century with Curator Ingrid Fassbender

Minimalism in the 21st Century with Curator Ingrid Fassbender

2011

March

Honoring Artist Indira Freitas Johnson at WMG Gala

Honoring Artist Indira Freitas Johnson at WMG Gala

2010

September/October

After Adelita: Exhibition and Publication - Curator: Amy Galpin

After Adelita: Exhibition and Publication – Curator: Amy Galpin

2010

January/Feburary

While in Class ... Students Exhibition and Reading

While in Class … Students Exhibition and Reading

2009

October/November

Mirando Al Sur: Looking South

Mirando Al Sur: Looking South

2008

May/June

Tradition and Tarnsformation: Art by Jewish Women

Tradition and Tarnsformation: Art by Jewish Women

2008

January-March

Artisan Gallery: Speaking to My Ancestors

Artisan Gallery: Speaking to My Ancestors

2007

January/February

From Sham to Shame: responses by women about the war in Iraq

From Sham to Shame: responses by women about the war in Iraq

2007

WMG offers programs at The Women's Treatment Center

WMG offers programs at The Women’s Treatment Center

2006

October/November

Signatures of Age Visitors

Signatures of Age Visitors

2006

January/February

Click Art | Juror: Whitney Bradshaw

Click Art | Juror: Whitney Bradshaw

2005

December

WMG moves to Chicago's Riverwest neighborhood on 685 N Milwaukee Avenue

WMG moves to Chicago’s Riverwest neighborhood on 685 N Milwaukee Avenue

2005

October/November

Sapphire and Cyrstals: Black White & Blues

Sapphire and Cyrstals: Black White & Blues

2005

April

Under the direction of Mary Stoppert and Carmen Perez, WMG opens the Artisan Gallery

Under the direction of Mary Stoppert and Carmen Perez, WMG opens the Artisan Gallery

2004

WBEZ spotlights WMG and the 7th International Open on its program

WBEZ spotlights WMG and the 7th International Open on its program “Eight Forty-Eight”

2003

January/February

Normal/Abnormal: Bodies and Minds | Juror: Ann Starr

Normal/Abnormal: Bodies and Minds | Juror: Ann Starr

2003

January

WMG Starts the New Year at Bloomingdale Ave., Chicago

WMG Starts the New Year at Bloomingdale Ave., Chicago

2002

September

Herstory T-Shirt by Janet Bloch

Herstory T-Shirt by Janet Bloch

2002

August

WMG 10 Year Anniversary

WMG 10 Year Anniversary

2002

January

Her Mark Datebook

Her Mark Datebook

2001

October/November

Honoring the Crone | Juror: Dayna Block

Honoring the Crone | Juror: Dayna Block

2001

June/July

Cats & Dogs at WMG

Cats & Dogs at WMG

2000

May

WMG Art Gallery Tour

WMG Art Gallery Tour

2000

March

Third International Open | Juror: Mary Ross Taylor

Third International Open | Juror: Mary Ross Taylor

1999

September

Reflections Review

Reflections Review

1999

April

Reflections Review

Reflections Review

1999

April

First Solo Show with Work by Elizabeth Harms (Neubauer)

First Solo Show with Work by Elizabeth Harms (Neubauer)

1998

September

WMG Curates 'Silent Victims' Exhibition in Springfield

WMG Curates ‘Silent Victims’ Exhibition in Springfield

1998

July

Website (womanmade.org) Created by Galganov & Associates as a GIft to WMG

Website (womanmade.org) Created by Galganov & Associates as a GIft to WMG

1997

October

Hillary Clinton is Visiting the Women's Park next to WMG

Hillary Clinton is Visiting the Women’s Park next to WMG

1997

August

WMG moves from Chicago's North Side to Prairie Ave. in South Loop

WMG moves from Chicago’s North Side to Prairie Ave. in South Loop

1996

February

WMG First Permanent Collection Purchase: Work by Mary Ellen Croteau

WMG First Permanent Collection Purchase: Work by Mary Ellen Croteau

1996

January

WMG Gets in Trouble with the Virgin Mary

WMG Gets in Trouble with the Virgin Mary

1995

September

Menarche, Menses, Menopause and Blood

Menarche, Menses, Menopause and Blood

1995

March

Hollis Sigler and Dr. Rita Simo at WMG

Hollis Sigler and Dr. Rita Simo at WMG

1994

March

Sister Serpents Let Loose at WMG

Sister Serpents Let Loose at WMG

1994

January

Angela Jackson Reads at WMG

Angela Jackson Reads at WMG

1993

August

First All Male Exhibition

First All Male Exhibition

1993

July

WMG Forms First Board of Directors

WMG Forms First Board of Directors

1993

June

First Lesbian Group Show

First Lesbian Group Show

1992

July

WMG Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Illinois

WMG Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Illinois

1992

June

First Call for Art: Women Do Women

First Call for Art: Women Do Women

1992

May

WMG opens its doors with ‘Man-Made Women’ by Kelly Hensen and Beate Minkovski

WMG opens its doors with ‘Man-Made Women’ by Kelly Hensen and Beate Minkovski

1992

January-May

Kelly Hensen and Beate Minkovski hatching Woman Made Gallery

Kelly Hensen and Beate Minkovski hatching Woman Made Gallery