Woman Made Gallery annual programs include 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. Unless otherwise specified exhibitions are open to artists worldwide and of all genders working across all disciplines. One exception is 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 exhibitions 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

(Banner Image:  Laurie LeBreton installing her work for the 'Show Your Paper' exhibition.)

Ends in 5 days, 14 hours $30.00

Exhibition Description: Open 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. Artwork that explores or challenges conceptual and material boundaries is encouraged. 

Awards: 1st place: $300 | 2nd place: $150 | 3rd place: Honorable Mention

 We encourage entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. Applicants should submit a general artist’s statement. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72" horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG. 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.  

Juror: Mia Lopez 

Mia Lopez is Assistant Curator at DePaul Art Museum in Chicago where she works on exhibitions, publications, and public programs focused on expanding the art historical canon. At DPAM she has contributed to numerous projects, including the exhibitions Remember Where You Are, Eric J. Garcia: The Bald Eagle’s Toupee, and Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite. Mia was previously Curatorial Fellow for Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis where she assisted with the exhibitions International Pop and Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections.

Mia completed dual Masters at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy; she also has a BA in Art History from Rice University. She has interned and worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and the Museo Alameda in San Antonio. Mia is a 2012 alumnus of the Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program and a 2016 alumnus of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Leadership Institute. Her writing has appeared in publications by DePaul Art Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, the Walker Art Center, Prospect New Orleans, and Arte Publico Press.

In celebration of its 27th Anniversary Year, WMG is hosting a Small Works Exhibition, open to all current WMG members working in any discipline. If you are not a member yet, please join here:  https://womanmade.org/join-wmg/.    

  • Exhibition Dates: December 6 – 15, 2019
  • Final Entry Deadline: October 25, 2019
  • Notifications: Week of November 4, 2019
  • Art Delivery: Nov. 28-29 (Th-Fri) | 12-6 pm; Nov. 30 (Sat) | 4-6 pm
  • Installation: December 1-5, 2019
  • Open House + Reception: Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 2-4 pm
  • Members + Volunteers Party: December 15 (Sun) | 2-4 pm  
  • Art Pick Up: Dec. 15 (Sun) | 4-6 pm or Dec. 16 (Mon) | 12-6 pm ( WMG is NOT responsible for any artwork left in the gallery after Monday, December 16, 2019)

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 16" in any direction, including framing. 

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

All artwork must be for sale, with each piece's value not to exceed $300. WMG takes a 40% commission on all sales. 

Artists are responsible for all shipping expenses to and from WMG. Artwork must be shipped or hand-delivered to arrive Nov. 28-29 (Th-Fri) | 12-6 pm or Nov. 30 (Sat) | 4-6 pm. WMG will return unsold shipped works by mail if prepaid return label is included with shipped art. Unsold art may be donated to Woman Made Gallery's 2020 Annual Gala. 

There is no entry fee, but membership must be current. Please join by October 25, 2019 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

Entries are juried by WMG's Program Committee

Woman Made Gallery
2150 S. Canalport 4th FL, Chicago, IL 60608
Enter through Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street
(312) 738-0400 | general@womanmade.org

Woman Made Gallery