CHICAGO—Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is proud to present Tickled Pink, a virtual exhibition juried by Veronica Clements. The exhibition includes work in a variety of mediums by 68 artists from across the United States, including Puerto Rico, as well as the UK and South Korea. The artists’ work explores themes of joy and humor, with a focus on being radically optimistic in a cynical world. This exhibition cheekily invites viewers to contemplate their own perspectives on happiness and the power of optimism.
As visitors immerse themselves in this virtual showcase, they are invited to reflect on the ways in which they navigate the complexities of the world, finding moments of delight and laughter amidst the challenges. The exhibition sparks a dialogue about the importance of maintaining a positive mindset and reminds us that humor and joy can serve as transformative forces, capable of breaking through cynicism and inspiring hope.
About the Juror: Veronica Clements
Veronica Clements is an artist, a curator, and a creative leader. Born in Chicago, she is currently based in Highland Park, IL. She received her BFA in Painting and Art History from the University of Illinois and will receive her MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises from Northwestern University in December 2023. Clements has exhibited her work throughout Illinois in galleries such as Woman Made Gallery, The Art Center Highland Park, Stola Contemporary, Evanston Art Center, and Bridgeport Art Center. Her upcoming solo exhibition, Pinky Promise, can be seen at the Evanston Art Center from July 29 to September 10, 2023.
Clements’s work explores themes of nostalgia, girlhood, and 17th-century Dutch vanitas iconography. She believes that these moments of fleeting beauty are kept alive forever through the power of art.
Clements is president of the Young Women’s Caucus for Art and a board member, social media manager, and curator for the Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art. Her recent curated exhibition, Hot Pink Platter, at AIR Gallery in Glencoe, IL, brought together more than 60 Chicago-area women and nonbinary artists in a celebration of being unapologetically themselves and embracing their feminine identity in whatever capacity that means to them as an artist. For more information, visit Veronica’s website: www.veronicaclements.com
Exhibiting Artists: Milly Aburrow, Bella Aurora, Suan Baek, Hazel Bartram-Birchenough, Izabelle Brandli, Alexandra Buxbaum, Marie Cameron, Clara Cardell, Lindsay Carlton, Bridget Jeongyeon Choi, Linda Colletta, Julia Costanzo, Janelle Crawford-Hine, Perry Danis, Melanie Deal, Caitlyn Doran, Katie M Doyle, Jasmine Elizabeth, Donna Faranda, Katie Fountain, Lily Fulop, Anne Farley Gaines, Monica Goldsmith, Kathy Halper, Kym Hepworth, Jennifer Hirshfield, Diane Hoffman, Shelli Hoppe, Lily Johnson, Meg Johnson, Uma Kamat, Mary Kamerer, Alexandra Tahereh Kaucher, Jamie Lankford, Louie Laskowski, Sophie Levit, Blayne Macauley, Sami Mark, Rachel Mars, Dalila Mendez, Gabriella Messenger, Susanne Mewing, Char Monroe, Kris Hodson Moore, Monica Moreno, Anne Nordhaus-Bike, Laura O’Connor, Cheryl Prisco, Marie V. Recalde, Becky Roberts, Tara Robinson, Laura Phelps Rogers, Wendy S. Rolfe, Liz Ruest, Christine M. Schröder, Katrina Shafor, Kerrie Smith, Megan L Stephenson, Kendra Stepp-Davis, Mattie Sterling, Anna Nichol Stutsman, Anne-Joelle Tan, DA Terzian, Chloe Torri, Leah Foushee Waller, Kelly Witte, Sheree Wood, Jill Ziccardi.
(Banner Image: artwork by Louie Laskowski)
Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 12–5 PM CST | WMG is closed between exhibitions.
Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; The Illinois Arts Council Agency; the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. the Puffin Foundation, a major anonymous donor; and the generosity of its members and contributors.