March 2 – 24 | Opening Reception: Friday, March 2 | 6–8 p.m.


CHICAGO — We are pleased to present our first annual WOMAN MADE MIDWEST OPEN, an exhibition which serves to highlight female artists who reside in the Midwest. Forty-eight artists from Midwestern States will be represented through a variety of subject matters, styles and techniques: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Awards will be announced during the opening reception.

Juried by WMG’s Executive Director, Deb Flagel, the exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, photography, mixed media, fiber, printmaking, and installation.

Exhibiting Artists: Carolyn Ballou; Anoush Bargamian; Jan Brandt; Molly Brennan; Jane Calvin; Cathleen Clarke; Hilde DeBruyne; Dion Dion; Meghan Duda; Anne Farley Gaines; Ashley Gardner; Helen Geglio; Amy Gibas; Nicole Havekost; Angel Heard; Barbara Kay Herring; Nicolina Holt; Tonia Hughes; Hillary Johnson; Mary Jones; Mary King; Mel Kolstad; Sheila Lamberson; Cynthia Lee; Robin Liefeld; Casey Lowry; Mackenzie Madison; Debra Maertens; Susan Morelock; Crystal Neubauer; Emily Newman; Mary Jo Parker O’Hearn; Asha Partyka; Jessica Peterson; Mary Phelan; Ann Quinn; Jeannette Ralyea; Kathy Blankley Roman; Paula Routsong; Beth Shadur; Anastasia Sitnikova; Jolanta Soares; Michele Thrane; Noelia Towers; Mariko Ventura; Jennifer White; Shea Wilkinson; and Nicole Rene Woodard.

Juror: Deb Flagel

Deb Flagel is Woman Made Gallery’s Executive Director as well as an exhibiting artist. She received an MFA in Visual Communication from The School of the Art Institute, Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education/Sculpture from Indiana University, Bloomington. Flagel has exhibited throughout the United States, has had studio practices in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin and considers her art and sense of self to be closely linked to her Midwestern roots. For more information visit

The opening reception for ‘Woman Made Midwest Open’ is on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. Works are on display through March 24, 2018.

All events are free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome and appreciated:

Woman Made Gallery
2150 S Canalport #4A-3, Chicago, IL 60608 (Enter through Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street)
312-738-0400 | |

Gallery Hours: Thurs–Fri noon–6p.m. | Sat–Sun noon–4p.m. | Admission: Free

(Banner image: artwork by Amy Gibas)