Call for Art Entries

6th Midwest Open | Exhibition Dates: September 2–30, 2023
The Midwest Open is an annual exhibition at WMG that highlights women and nonbinary artistic excellence from artists living in the Midwest. According to the United States Census Bureau, the 12 states in the Midwest include Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Juried by Kimberly Oliva, this exhibition puts forth the vibrancy, diversity, and strong feminist voice right here in the Heartland. All mediums and open theme. $30 entry fee allows submission of up to three works. (Banner image: Kimberly Oliva with artwork by Lauralynn White)
First Entry Due Date: July 6, 2023, 11:59 PM CST (entry fee: $30) | Final Entry Due Date (fee increase to $35): July 13, 2023, 11:59 PM

Time Memory Mythos | Exhibition Dates: October 14–November 11, 2023
Open to women and nonbinary artists, Woman Made Gallery seeks artwork in all mediums that explore any of the ideas surrounding the mystery of time, the abstract nature of memory, and/or the necessity and complexity of myth. Entries are juried by Monica J. Brown. $30 entry fee allows submission of up to three works.
First Entry Due Date: August 31, 2023, 11:59 PM CST (entry fee: $30) | Final Entry Due Date (fee increase to $35): September 7, 2023, 11:59 PM

Entry form for WMG’s Annual Small Works Members Show will be posted here shortly.

  • Small Works Members Show | Exhibition Dates: November 25–December 18, 2023

WMG Call for Words: My Abortion: My Choice


In response to the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and in conjunction with the group exhibition, ROE 2.0, Woman Made Gallery is asking for your voice by sharing your abortion story.
We are soliciting those personal stories now not to exceed more than 500 words. You may sign your name, or stay anonymous. With your permission, your story together with others will be printed and exhibited during the Roe 2.0 group exhibition opening on January 28, 2023. We will also share stories on WMG’s website, and there will be an opportunity for you to tell your story in person during a special gallery event.
For details about this entry and to submit your work, please check the Call for Art on Submittable.

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(Banner Image: art by Chantal Danyluk)

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Woman Made Gallery (WMG) hosts between seven and nine exhibitions annually, five of which are juried exhibitions and open to submissions from women and non-binary artists. These juried exhibitions explore a wide variety of themes that connect women and non-binary artists with high profile art industry professionals and foster dialogue within contemporary feminism and social justice.

The WMG programming committee (composed of WMG staff, board, and volunteers) identifies initial themes and potential jurors, and collaborates with each juror to develop the exhibition themes.

Our list of jurors include:
Alison Wong (Director and Curator at Wasserman Projects, Detroit); Dolores Mercado (Associate Curator at National Museum of Mexican Art), Jessica Bingham (artist, mother, and recent Curator at University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, IL), Juana Williams (Independent Curator, Detroit), Mia Lopez (Assistant Curator at the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago), Kathryn Markel (Director of Markel Fine Arts, New York City), Whitney LaMora (Curator at The Martin and LOCUS, Chicago), Amy Galpin (Chief Curator at Frost Art Museum of Florida International University), Sam Kirk (Multidisciplinary Artist, Chicago), Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman (collaborative photographers, Milwaukee, WI), Dorit Jordan Dotan (multi-media artist, Chicago), Indira Freitas Johnson (artist and educator, Chicago), among others.


Woman Made Gallery is a space for Women and non-binary artists from our local community, regionally based, and around the world. We welcome art from all women, including trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer and non-binary artists.

No work may exceed 6’ horizontally or be over 75 pounds in weight unless delivered and picked up by the artist. WMG will refuse receipt of art that is heavier than 75 pounds. Artworks must be hand-delivered or shipped to the gallery “ready to exhibit.” Technology and/or works requiring special instructions will be organized upon acceptance.


Unless indicated otherwise, WMG juried exhibitions require a entry fee of $30-$35. Only one submission may be entered per artist. Each submission requires at least one and up to three artworks. Selections are made by respective jurors. A paid submission does not guarantee an exhibition opportunity. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Members at the Enhanced Artist Level and above receive one free entry annually. Please email to receive your one-time code for free entry redemption.

WMG offers fee waivers to those that request the need. WMG offers around 30 fee waivers per juried exhibition. To acknowledge the historic inequities of wealth distribution, 15 of the 30 are exclusively reserved for ALAANA/BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+. Factors that result in an approved application include financial instability or low-income status, student or recent graduate status, identification as ALAANA/BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+, or a demonstrated need otherwise. WMG accepts Fee Waiver Requests on a rolling basis until all fee waivers have been distributed. The team at WMG will approve requests and send a Submittal fee waived link within three days to applicant.

Please send an email to to request a fee waiver.


Woman Made Gallery expects accepted artworks to arrive to the gallery as pictured and with installation requirements submitted at the time of application. A limited number of accommodations may be made, but must be approved by the WMG at the time of artist contract agreements. Artist contract agreement with the full terms of exhibition will be distributed for agreement to all accepted artists upon acceptance notification. Terms of exhibition include final exhibition schedule, shipping and delivery, installation requirements, insurance disclaimer, art sales and commissions, right of reproduction of digital files and images, website and publicity requirements, among others. For details on terms of exhibition, please review details for each call for art or email with questions.