Woman Made Gallery is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Woman Made Gallery is a space for women and non-binary artists, including trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer artists. We welcome artists from our local community, regionally based, and around the world.
Since our founding in 1992, WMG has shown the artistic work of over 9,000 women and non-binary artists in 445 exhibitions. Currently WMG is hosting seven exhibitions annually in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood location. WMG boasts a membership base of over 300 artists annually. To date, WMG has provided professional development workshops and connected members to over 15,000 supporters via networking events and online promotion. WMG hosts conversations on the issues that matter most to women and that makes sense of the world through a feminist lens. Artist talks, panel discussions, poetry readings, among other public programs inspire community dialogue
Woman Made Gallery’s vision is to ensure the equal placement of women’s art in the world.
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) supports, cultivates and promotes the diverse contributions of women and non-binary artists through exhibitions, membership and community dialogue programs.
General questions about Woman Made Gallery, feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com.
Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday; Sunday 12-5 PM CST | WMG is closed between exhibitions.
We are grateful to all individuals who have served on Woman Made Gallery’s Board of Director since our first board formed in 1993. Some stayed on only for a short time, others served for many years, several served more than once, and many are still connected to WMG.
Thank you Roberta Reb Allen, Marty Bash, June Felicia Bennett, Cali Bergold, Marianne Biagi, Emily Breidenbach, Mo Cahill, Lisa Caldeira, Pamella Capitanini, Liz Cochran, Mary Ruth Coffey, Laurie A. Cohen, Lauren Levato Coyne, Margaret Crary, Julia Cuba, Michele Sexton Dorvil, Shannon Downey, Jennifer Eicher, Yolanda Fernandez-Shebeko, Sabrina Fesko, Deb Flagel, Megan Foy, Tammi Franke, Pamela Frederick, Jyotsana Garg, Olivia Glod, Audrey Godwin Winner, Janet Gomez, Nicole Gotthelf, Kathy Greenholdt, Jesy Grose, Marcia Grubb, Kelly Hensen, Candice Hickman, Linda Hillman, Carol Vihon Hirsch, Helene Hoffman, Gail Holmberg, Susan House, Susan Ifergan, Linda Jacoby, Margo Jeanchild, Anita Jenke, Marian Jones, Mary Keefe, Diana Kindzred, Nancy Koprowski, Donna Kore, Jennifer LaCivita, Andrea Leets, Bonnie Lopez, Sheila Malloy, Robin Malpass, Kendra Miller, Beate Minkovski, Jennifer Montojo, Paige Morgano, Cathleen Nagle, Kali Nikitas, Breannah Alexander Oppenhuizen, Yoonshin Park, Mary Penn, Sandra Perlow, Carmen M. Perez-Stoppert, Aimée Picard, Dawn Raftery, Usha Raj, Ann Regan, Prem Sharma, Asia Denise Shelton, Rebecca Sive, Cassandra Fay Smith, Janet Snow-Godfrey, Monica Staco, Wilma Stevens, Amy Stoeffler, Mary C. Strickland, Ginny Sykes, Elena Aguirre Sznajder, Elena Tabachnick, Ellie Thompson, Cheryl Toles, Shashi Michele Tusken, Anne Vanker, Janneke Waal-Fowers, Erin Waser, Lari Washburn, Kathleen Waterloo, Cassandra West, Laura Wetter, Rhonda Wheatley, and Emily Williams.
(Image from left to right: Janet Snow-Godfrey, Rhonda Wheatley, Erin Waser, Mary Keefe, Audrey Godwin Winner, Gail Holmberg, Linda Hillman, Ginny Sykes, Marty Bash, Marcia Grubb, Kathleen Waterloo, Anita Jenke, and Kathy Greenholdt.)
Woman Made Gallery began in 1992 as the final project for two art students, Kelly Hensen and Beate Minkovski, who visioned a dedicated space for women artists. Today, we are building Chicago’s nonprofit center for feminist art and culture.
We are committed to building a community to support women and non-binary artists and driving the careers for artists historically marginalized. Our Annual Fund* provides a platform for Woman Made Gallery to acknowledge the individuals and funding organizations whose incredible support enables our work.
Presenting Donors $3,000+
Anonymous Donor • John Gillilan • Margo Jeanchild • Suzannne Massey • Pete O’Connell
Art Angel Donors $1,250+
Marty Bash • Jocarno Fund • Marcia Grubb • Pamela Markman • Ann Reagan • Amy Stoeffler
Susan Pritzker • Patricia Callahan • Ginny Sykes
Art Patron $500+
Jeff Brown • Patricia Davis • Robert M. and Terry L. Cohn Family Foundation • Kathie Foley-Meyer
Tammi Franke • Michelle Geoga • Gail Holmberg • Bobbi Meier • Usha Raj • Wilma Stevens
Programming and general operating costs are partially funded by The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; and The Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.
*Annual Fund reflects contributions received from July 2020 to present day.