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June 5, 2012

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June 5, 2012

I helped with the organization and planning of the WMG Gala fundraising dinner event. I was impressed by the camaraderie, high morale, and supportive atmosphere of the group.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 27, 2011

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February 27, 2011

I have been participating in events at Woman Made Gallery as an artist and volunteer for at least 15 years. Beate is a wonderful mentor and supporter of women artists and the programming offered at WMG is exceptionally helpful in advancing careers and helping artists make connections. I have personally participated in many group shows and was offered the opportunity for a solo show at the gallery after Beate suggested that I was ready. She has been an important advocate of my work and has provided support to advance my career.

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I have had many opportunities to show my work in a professional space and work with women of like mind. The comraderie, education, and support for artists is very important and WMG has provided this service for many years.

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I would not make changes, but help is always needed financially and with volunteers.

February 26, 2011

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February 26, 2011

Over my years of association with Woman Made Gallery, I have been continually impressed with the enthusiasm and dedication to their mission. I have seen the results of their hard work in the quality of their exhibits and support of artists. And I have also seen the appreciation and excitement of the those artists they have helped.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Attending exhibitions and workshops/

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage more funding. They are very short staffed and cold do so much more good work with additional financial support.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Have additional (volunteer) helpers.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I am constantly meeting new and interesting people by volunteering at the Gallery.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Very appreciated. I felt like I had provided some much needed help. There is always so much to do.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 22, 2011

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February 22, 2011

Woman Made Gallery has played an important role in my growth as an artist and I have witnessed its encouraging effects on scores of women artists who had otherwise found few outlets for their art. It provides a supportive and throughly professional venue for challenging, provocative and interesting exhibits as well as opportunities in fine crafts and poetry. Its workshops further underpin its mission.

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Personally Woman Made Gallery was the second place I ever exhibited a work and I will never forget going to the opening and seeing my piece in the window with people spilling out the door. I have gone on to exhibit extensively, both nationally and regionally, and credit Woman Made for being the incubator that it is for women artists.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hire a full-time fundraiser so that it would have more secure funding.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 19, 2011

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February 19, 2011

The building that houses Woman Made Gallery in Chicago has large windows that face west and let in a lot of beautiful sunlight. In a city like Chicago with its long gray winter that is especially important. In fact, the light that flows into the space gives it a warm and welcome appearance. In actuality, Woman Made Gallery is a warm and welcoming place for women to involve themselves in the arts whether as an artist, patron of the arts or just a casual gallery visitor.

It is a friendly, inclusive gallery which puts on a number of creative and often topical group exhibitions per year. They also offer solo shows for women artists. And there is an area called the Artisan Gallery which features craft works such as ceramics, jewelry, blown glass, and fiber art forms. The gallery draws from a national and international pool of women artists. They encourage women who are still in art school or recent graduates to become involved through their call for art at reason entry fees or through their internship programs. This is a hidden gem of opportunity for women artists in America and abroad.

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Observing young women who have become involved in Woman Made Gallery and have had their works recognized on a broader scale. It really helps nurture women artists.

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I wouldn't change anything about the gallery, but like any non-for-profit organization, especially during economic downturns, they need funding to operate and continue the positive work that they do for all women.

February 18, 2011

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February 18, 2011

woman made has made and contributed to the world the best humans and art and babies and celebrations that I cherish and love eternally .
thank you woman made.

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my writings , my music and my everyday life as a woman .

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them financial suport so that they dont have to worry about bills ect... and continue their unconditional service.

February 17, 2011

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February 17, 2011

Womanmade Gallery is a dream come true for
thousands of women and men globally.
Supporting the awesome vision of multicultural
female artists in new, accessible and innovative
ways has increased visibility manifold for women
artists of all kinds in a male dominated art
world.
Since 1992 Womanmade Gallery has opened countless
doors for raising the equality bar back to where it
belongs. In doing this great humanitarian work that
celebrates everthing that is female and therefore male,
Womanmade Gallery is enriching the lives of future
generations to come.

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That I have watched it blossom from a Senior Thesis into it's great and very necessary existence in our society.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Buy the building so they don't have to pay rent anymore:)

June 5, 2012

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February 17, 2011

When I was starting out as an artist and wondering how to get my work seen by others, I took a workshop at Woman Made Gallery. i was impressed by the friendliness and knowledge of the staff, and from ... more

June 5, 2012

Woman Made Gallery in Chicago supports, cultivates, and promotes the artistic endeavors of women. The gallery provides a voice and a showcase for those who have traditionally been underrepresented in the gallery scene. I first took a workshop at Woman Made many years ago and immediately thereafter became a member. The art I make today wouldn't be possible without the support of Beate and everyone else at Woman Made. You know how they say you "never forget your first time"? Well, I had my first solo show at Woman Made, and it made all the difference!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 17, 2011

When I was starting out as an artist and wondering how to get my work seen by others, I took a workshop at Woman Made Gallery. i was impressed by the friendliness and knowledge of the staff, and from then on I was hooked. I not only attended more workshops, but I also entered shows at the gallery and eventually became a volunteer.

Galleries are often thought of as cold and unwelcoming--and rightly so in many cases. But Woman Made is different. It has a warm, nurturing atmosphere, and the staff gently guides each artist toward creating her (or his) best work.

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The gallery staff, especially gallery director Beate Minkovski and gallery co-founder Janet Bloch, have mentored me tirelessly and given me so much confidence as an artist. They have been endlessly supportive.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

. . . find a way to give it a ton of money! Nonprofits have a hard time at best, and the current economy is killing many of them. Woman Made deserves to go on and on.

January 10, 2011

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January 10, 2011

Woman Made Gallery goes beyond just exhibiting good work. It provides tips and encouragement for artists. It feels like an Art Home.

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I have met other artists here. We gave each other mutual support. I have also sold works here.

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I wish Woman Made had more money so the director and others could be well- salaried to insure the continuation of the Gallery.

January 5, 2011

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January 5, 2011

When I moved to Chicago from New York, I found it difficult to find a community of artists like I had in NY. While curating an exhibit, I found a small store front gallery, Womanmade, where I found several artists in the slide registry. I briefly met Beate, the director and we corresponded every few years. Finally, I made an appointment to see her and show her my work. Two hours of intense connection, and I knew I had a found a place where I would aspire to show my work. For several years, I volunteered on weekends and have participated in shows, especially the 2009 International. What Womanmade does, is inspiring and meaningful. It gives me hope that the arts are still about communicating the personal, social and spiritual aspects of life.

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viewing each show has been a treat in that they are powerful and meaningful.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't think I would change anything!

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