2024 WMG Programs

Paint n Sip: Suzanne Valadon & Post-Impressionist Body Positivity

Date: Friday, July 19, 2024 from 7-9pm

Where: Woman Made Gallery | 1332 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60607

This month’s Paint n Sip at Woman Made will focus on Suzanne Valadon & Post-Impressionist body positivity. Suzanne Valadon is known for her bohemian life in Paris during the 19th century in which she was a model and circus performer turned professional artist who hung with the likes of Toulouse-Lautrec and Renoir despite lacking any formal artistic training. Her bold lines and unapologetic feminine forms were pivotal during her time and she still rings true as a feminist art icon. 

Join us as we explore post-impressionist painting styles, color mixing, and the human form. Artists of all levels are welcome!

This workshop will be of special interest to anyone interested in learning and experimenting with: color mixing, paint application, post-impressionism, painting, drawing with pastels, exploring figure painting, etc.)

About your Instructors

This workshop is taught by Veronica Clements, WMG Marketing and Development Coordinator, & Mattie Sterling, activist and painter.

Mattie Sterling is a feminist, activist, writer, critic, and painter who has devoted her lifes work to advocating for equality between the sexes. In consequence, Sterling employs her lifestyle and artistic practice to oppose heterosexist tyranny and the traditions of hierarchy over the civil and identity politics of women, women’s empowerment, and women’s sexuality in favor of a positive social change. Mattie graduated from SCAD in 2021. 

Veronica Clements received her BFA in Painting & Art History from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and her MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises from Northwestern University. She is the Chair of the Young Women’s Caucus for Art and the social media manager, a board member, and a curator for the Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art. Veronica is a realism oil painter focusing on representing girlhood and femininity using a combination of 17th-century Dutch and modern digital iconography. Clements was a Visual Art & Videography teacher at Elgin Academy for five years before joining the team at Woman Made Gallery as our Marketing & Development Coordinator.

$40 for members
$45 for non members

This Paint n’ Sip has only 12 spots available, so get your tickets today!

Register Here for Paint n' Sip


Survival Guide for Women Artists Workshop Series

Woman Made Gallery is proud to announce our 2024 virtual workshop series for emerging artists, “Survival Guide for Women Artists.” The series will span four months with four separate workshops. The workshops are individual and you do not have to sign up for all four. Simply sign up for whichever workshop interests you and will help your art practice grow.

All workshops will be co-taught by WMG staff members Veronica Clements and Corinne Pompéy. The series will be held via Zoom and will feature 60 minutes of interactive lecture and 30 minutes for Q+A.

Who Should Attend:

This workshop series is open to all emerging women, non-binary, and femme-identifying artists that are interested in taking their career to the next level. Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, photographer, or work in any other medium, this series is tailored to your needs.

Why Attend:

  • Connect with a supportive community of fellow women artists
  • Receive personalized feedback and guidance
  • Expand your knowledge and skills in a collaborative environment


Workshop 1: The Basics

We will focus on: Applying for exhibitions | Pricing work | Shipping work | Documenting work

When: Monday, August 19 from 6 to 7:30 PM CST.

Workshop 2: Get It in Writing

We will focus on: Writing artist statements & biographies | Perfecting resumes and CVs

When: Monday, September 16, 2024 from 6 to 7:30 PM CST.

Workshop 3: Design on a Dime

We will focus on: Website design | Online & physical portfolio designs

When: Monday, October 21, 2024 from 6 to 7:30 PM CST.

Workshop 4: Instagram 101

We will focus on: Going Live and creating reels on Instagram | Creating a professional Instagram account

When: Monday, November 18, 2024 from 6 to 7:30 PM CST.

Pricing Per Workshop:
$20 for members
$25 for non-members
$15 for students

Registration Links to upcoming Survival Guide Workshop Series will be posted beginning July of 2024.

Once registered on Eventbrite, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for the workshop. Each workshop will be recorded, and each person registered will receive a copy of the recording as well as a downloadable PDF of the booklet “Survival Guide for Women Artists,” which focuses on the basics covered in all four workshops.

Register Here