Woman Made Gallery annual programs currently includes around eight juried exhibitions which explore a wide variety of themes: spirituality, environmental concerns, race and gender issues, historical observations, political investigations, etc. with an emphasis on celebrating human diversity. The majority of exhibitions are open to artists worldwide and of all genders working across all disciplines. Exceptions are the annual International Open which invites female identified artists to submit their work.

Group exhibitions are curated and juried by different professional women, artists and non-artists. Artists are challenged to translate chosen topics into visual presentations and a short general artist statement is required of the artist and exhibited together with the work. This gives additional information to the viewer who in return is often challenged to investigate and question his or her own belief system based on traditional values.

All exhbitions are viewable online: https://womanmade.org/exhibitions/

Woman Made Gallery - 2150 S Canalport #4A-3

Chicago, IL 60608 - Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street. www.womanmade.org

312-738-0400 | general@womanmade.org

Ends on November 9, 2018$30.00
  • ENTRY DEADLINE: November 9, 2018

Exhibition Description: Invitation to all female identified artists residing in one of the twelve Midwestern States to submit artwork for an open themed exhibition. States include: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. All themes, styles, and media will be considered. Currently created artwork that explores or challenges conceptual and material boundaries is encouraged.  

Awards: 1st place $300, 2nd place $100, 3rd place, Honorable Mention

**Works in all media are welcome. The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: general@womanmade.org.  All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72" horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG. 

Juror: Amy Galpin

Amy Galpin, Ph.D., is the Chief Curator at the Frost Art Museum. She is formerly the Curator at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum of Rollins College and Associate Curator, Art of the Americas, at the San Diego Museum of Art. In addition to exhibitions at these institutions, she has also curated exhibitions for the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Orlando Science Center, and the Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, among other spaces.


In celebration of its 26th Anniversary Year, WMG is hosting a Small Works Exhibition, open to all current WMG members working in any discipline.   

  • Exhibition Dates: December 7 – 16, 2018
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 2-4 pm
  • Members + Volunteers Party: December 16 (Sun) | 2-4 pm  
  • Final Entry Deadline: October 31, 2018
  • Notifications: Week of November 12, 2018
  • Art Drop Off: Nov. 29-30 (Th-Fri) | 12-6 pm; Dec. 1 (Sat) | 4-6 pm
  • Art Pick Up: Dec.16 (Sun) | 4-6 pm or Dec. 17 (Mon) | 12-6 pm 

Submit images of up to three works in any media. At least one work work is guaranteed to be included. 

Accepted artworks must not exceed 13" in any direction, including framing. 

Applicants should submit a general brief artist’s statement of no more than 100 words. Accepted pieces will be installed salon-style. 

All artwork must be for sale, each piece's value should not exceed $250. WMG takes a 40% commission on all sales.    

Artists must be able to hand-deliver their work at assigned dates (see above). WMG will not be able to return unsold shipped works by mail. Unsold art may be donated to Woman Made Gallery's 2019 Annual Gala. 

There is no entry fee, but membership must be current. 

Please join by October 31, 2018 or renew your membership if it has expired: https://womanmade.org/join-wmg/ 

Any donation to our opening reception or otherwise is deeply appreciated. Thank you! http://tinyurl.com/a-Gift-for-WMG

Co-Jurors: Kelly Hensen and Beate Minkovski (WMG's Co-Founders)

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