Dear WMG Supporter:

The 2018 calendar year was enriched with unique experiences and filled with exciting art by 320 wonderful artists in nine meaningful exhibitions:


Among fabulous juried group and invitational shows was one special project where WMG provided exhibition and curating experience to four student participants — three artists and a curator — under the mentorship of WMG staff. The project culminated in an artist reception and three-week show that brought together a diverse and engaged audience. Three artists, Catalina Bellizzi, Shenequa, and Ariana Vaeth worked together with curator, Adia Sykes to explore the connections that women of color cultivate with those around them and the self-care that is necessary to their well-being.  The working process and final exhibition, ‘The Space We Grow Into’ were a celebration of sisterhood, spirituality, individuality, and an uncompromising commitment to finding and holding onto the beauty that exists in this world.

Your gift of $25 or more will ensure that we can continue our work for women artists in the 2019, as we have done every year since 1992.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, donors, and members, WMG’s mission flourishes in exhibitions like ‘The Space We Grow Into’ mentioned above. Donations allow curators, like Adia Sykes, and artists, like Catalina Bellizzi, Shenequa, Ariana Vaeth the time, space, and professional guidance to develop their vision and gain valuable experience. With continued support, more than 300 other creatives will show and share their work in nine exhibitions, and more than 30 poets will read from their work in six literary events in 2019.


“Woman Made Gallery (WMG) was a great platform for me to show my work because it represents women artists worldwide. I participated in a three-person show titled, The Space We Grow Into, curated by Adia Sykes. This exhibition was by far one of the best collaborations I’ve had because of the communication and willingness to make sure my vision came to life in the space. Deb Flagel, the Executive Director at WMG, and Adia made sure that whatever I wanted to show will be portrayed in the best light. This collaboration connected me with two talented painters outside of the Chicago area and allowed me the opportunity to network with other artists, curators, and potential collectors in the Chicago community. I want to thank WMG and Adia Sykes for the amazing opportunity.” – Shenequa


Please make your gift of $25 or whatever amount you are able to give, to help us to continue our good work: creating programs that give women artists opportunities to share their work in compelling group and solo shows, both juried and curated. More than 8000 women have shown their work in 425 exhibitions since WMG’s founding! –

Exhibitions in 2019 include exploring new waves in feminism, abstraction, environmental concerns, and WMG’s recurring shows spotlighting artists from the Midwest and from the International community. Thanks to artists and audiences alike, for your vital input and involvement with Woman Made Gallery.

Sincerely and with gratitude!

WMG Staff and Board of Directors

P.S. Your support truly makes a difference and we are incredibly grateful for your connection to WMG. Please contact us at 312-738-0400 or for any questions or comments.