Woman Made Gallery annual programs include six to 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.

Woman Made Gallery - 2150 S Canalport #4A-3
Chicago, IL 60608 - Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street. www.womanmade.org

Ends on February 10, 2018$30.00
  • EXHIBITION DATES: April 13 – May 5, 2018

Exhibition Description: 

Is there a Mother in the House? The current state of our world might compel us to say no. The swell of women's voices says otherwise, and how. We all come from mothers. We inhabit Mother Earth. From Mother Nature to Mother Superior, from the Mother of Invention to Motherf*@%!#, there are many forms of Mother. This exhibit aims to consider them all.  Fierce to funny. Domestic to mythic.

What is the meaning of Mother, and what house does she inhabit? What sway does a mother's voice, presence, love---or lack of these things---have? Must one bear a child, or be a woman, to be a mother?

WMG invites all female identified artists to submit work that explores the multiple facets of Mother---political, personal, comic, symbolic, historic, biological, idealized or actual---and her impact on their own lives or on the wider world. All material and techniques will be considered.

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: Janet Bloch

Janet Bloch is an artist, administrator and author. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the recipient of numerous grants including an Illinois Arts Council Visual Artists Fellowship, a National Endowment of the Arts Regional/ Midwest Fellowship and three Artists Grants from the Indiana Arts Commission. Bloch has had several solo exhibits nationwide, and her work is in numerous collections which include the South Bend Regional Museum of Art, Illinois State Museum, Deloitte and Eaton Corporations. She is the author of a workbook, Strategic Marketing Tools for Visual Artists. After co-directing Woman Made Gallery from 1993 to 2000, Janet Bloch is now the Executive Director at Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, Indiana.