Show & Tell: A Soirée at Woman Made Gallery
A Great Success!

Woman Made Gallery’s Show & Tell Soirée on Saturday, October 21 was a great success. More than 75 guests were entertained with music, stories, delicious food and drink, an array of silent auction items, mystery bags, door and raffle prizes. With the help of our generous supporters we reached our goal to raise $15,000 for Woman Made Gallery!

This festive and fun occasion offered the larger Chicago community the opportunity to gather with WMG artists and advocates, applaud WMG milestones, and raise funds to sustain WMG’s mission of achieving artistic and economic equality for women in the arts. WMG has consistently cultivated the diverse contributions of women artists through programs that serve, educate and enrich the community. Since 1992 more than 9000+ women have exhibited their work in 450+ exhibitions.

SHOW & TELL, a Soirée at Woman Made Gallery was our first post-covid fundraising event and a welcome opportunity for the WMG community to meet again in person. The evening’s theme was storytelling (threads and weaving) where past and current supporters shared stories about how WMG has impacted and inspired their lives as artists and advocates.

Here are some of the stories: Roberta Allen, Boisali Biswas, Monica J. Brown, Lydia Burris, Veronica Clements, Yolanda Fernandez-Shebeko, Marcia Grubb, Shirley Guay and Rosalie Koldan, Natalie Jackson, Margo Jeanchild, Shelly Jyoti, Beate Minkovski, Anne Nordhaus-Bike, Felicia Grant Preston, Cherry RahnKaren Rechtschaffen, Caren Helene Rudman, Babette Wainwright, and Kathleen Waterloo.


Thank you to Anne-Marie Kovacs for spearheading Show & Tell and for her assistants doing and finishing all required tasks: Suzy Koop, Veronica Clements, Rebekah Baker, Astrid Houze de L’Aulnoit, and Marisa Miles; thank you to Cali Bergold for providing food and drink and artfully arranging savories and we are most grateful for her amazing helpers, Beata von Huene and Adam Renetzsky.

We thank all our volunteers, the installation team Lawrence Johnson and Luke Stilwell, bartender Michael Minkovski, photographers Val Shebeko and Luke Stilwell, and Andrew Green, Faith Stone and Jae Green at the reception table; Vessy Mink and Jae Green for musical arrangements; Nathan Anderson, Cara Boldarini, Madeline Cortopassi, Kelly Hensen, Keshia Lewis, Yunhao Que, and Jocelyn Rodriguez. We are grateful to all our sponsors, donors, and volunteers for their valuable contributions.

Heartfelt thanks for donations go to Andrea Herrera at Amazing Edibles Catering, Ulla Anobile, Cynthia Ashby Inc., The Art Center Highland Park, Artist Frame Service, The Art Institute of Chicago, Cali Bergold, Steve and Rachael Bild, Marnie Blair, Blick Art Materials, Monica J. Brown, Pamela Callahan, Veronica Clements, Chicago Mosaic School, Meaghan A. Dee, Dorothy Downstairs, Early2Bed, Evanston Art Center, EVH & Associates, Yolanda Fernandez-Shebeko, Jae Green, Marcia Grubb, HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen, In the Clouds Tattoos, Margo Jeanchild, Mina Katebi, Lillstreet Art Center, Beate Minkovski, Kristen Neveu, Niki Nolin, Amy Pleasant, Sanctuary Health, Shedd Aquarium, Spacca Napoli Pizzeria, Stilwell Social, Yoshie Tsuzuki, Christopher Wilcox, Annie Wood, and Writers Theater.

Sincere thanks to Marcia and Scott Babler, Marty Bash, Cali Bergold, Steve and Rachael Bild, Samantha Brown, Monica J. Brown, Felicite and Paul Clements, Joy Coombes, Karen Fike, Tammy Franke, Antje Gehrken, Michelle Geoga, Lourdes Guerrero, Kathy Greenholdt, Marcia Grubb and Pamela Barnet, Siddharth Gupta, Christie Hefner, Kelly Hensen and Nancy Anschel, Andrea Herrick, Linda Hillman, George von Huene, Natalie Jackson, Margo Jeanchild, Solvei and Gisele Jurmu, Mary King, Emily Kirkpatrick, Kemper Kirkpatrick, Jamie Kost, Anne-Marie Kovacs, Lindsey LaPointe, Stacey Lee Gee and Paul Lee, Andi Linden, Kiki McGrath, Susan Mazzeri, Beate and Michael Minkovski, Anne Nordhaus-Bike and Wilhelm Bike, Courtney Nzeribe, Esmeralda Park, Janet Schumacher, Yolanda and Val Shebeko, Shira Slack, Mary Stoppert, Ginny Sykes, Ann Quinn, Amy Stoeffler, Kathleen and Dan Waterloo, Lauralynn White and Will Clinger.

(Photos by Luke Stilwell and Val Shebeko)

Woman Made Gallery
2150 S. Canalport – Chicago, IL 60608
Enter through Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street

312-738-0400 | |

Thank You!

Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special EventsThe Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley FoundationThe 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.