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November 1, 2014

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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 ... more

November 1, 2014

I owe my art career to Woman Made Gallery. I took a workshop about resume writing at WMG way back when they were located in the Prairie District. I found Beate and everyone there to be so nurturing and supportive that it gave me the confidence I needed to start entering shows. Many years later, I'm still devoted to the gallery and its mission. May it go on forever!
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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. . . 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.

October 31, 2014

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October 31, 2014

Woman Made Gallery has served women artists all over the world for over 30 years. The gallery has a very strong and important mission statement to further women in the visual arts and it does just that. Because of it's non-profit status and the generous donations and funding it receives it doesn't need to concern itself solely with sales to keep the doors open and can accept works with controversial and politically charges messages and exhibit them. So wonderful when artists are not censored just because their message isn't saleable. The staff and volunteers are gracious and warm to everyone who enters the gallery.
February 28, 2012

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1 previous review
February 27, 2011

As a female artist, I have found Woman Made Gallery to be one of the best places to submit and show works. They offer so many opportunities with their juried calls and I have been able to show my work... more

February 28, 2012

Woman Made Gallery is a rare organization that provides an opportunity for women artists to show their works in a gorgeous gallery space in Chicago. In a male dominated art world, this is invaluable. I will always submit to and support Woman Made Gallery.

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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?

2012

February 27, 2011

As a female artist, I have found Woman Made Gallery to be one of the best places to submit and show works. They offer so many opportunities with their juried calls and I have been able to show my works here more than anywhere else. I don't know what I would do without Woman Made!

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

the many opportunities I've had through their juried exhibitions.

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I would love to see a resident artist program.

June 1, 2011

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June 1, 2011

“I've always thought of Woman Made as the ideal not-for-profit art gallery. I have utmost faith in your vision, intentions, projects, staff, presentation, online presence, handling, outreach, and integrity. This has been borne out in my 14 years experience with Woman Made! It's very important to have some galleries and venues that go beyond the 'bottom line' with what they do."

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Seeing what other women artists are doing, seeing what topics are of wider interest, learning from their info packets, showing my work in an intelligent context.

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

Give them more money. (really!)

February 28, 2011

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February 28, 2011

I enjoy the show of this no profit organization. It is great that it is space open to the emerging artist and the community of Chicago.

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The arts

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

I don't know

February 28, 2011

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February 28, 2011

Woman Made does more than just show challenging and interesting art. The director, board and staff are positive, encouraging and supportive of artists. Such kindness is not common in the art world.

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I made friends and sales. i improved my skills in laying out exhibitions.

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

Give them more money so they could hire more staff and not work so hard.

February 28, 2011

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February 28, 2011

I have been impressed with Woman Made gallery for years. The staff and founding organizers have and are creating a special place for innovative thinking and artistic skill. It has and continues to fill the void in our social structure that discourages women to make artistic contributions. Thank you Woman Made for being there and being a venue that has given my voice an opportunity. I have exhibited in four or five exhibits and have been encouraged and connected to others through this organization. It is first rate in my opinion due to its people and purpose.

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Yes I have due to many opportunities to compete to exhibit art and attend workshops: grant writing and how to prepare for gallery representation. Both were very good. The presenters and information provided much food for thought.

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I wish I lived closer.

February 28, 2011

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February 28, 2011

Woman Made Gallery is a wonderful place. It promote thought provoking artwork. As a professional artist I am always happy to show my work there. I live on the west coast yet I am aware of the exhibits at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago. One of the things I like best is that if offers opportunities to international artists as well as artists from all over the US to exhibit there.

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Yes I have and I am presently exhibiting my artwork there.

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

Give it more money.

February 27, 2011

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February 27, 2011

I have had my art work accepted for three shows at the Woman Made Gallery. The staff there is so supportive of artists! WMG provides an artist many opportunities: from showing work to specialized seminars providing knowledge on many subjects from how to get your work shown to critiquing work. When I was first looking for a gallery to enter my work, I was immediately drawn to WMG as a welcoming and grounded organization. WMG has been a guide for me in the past and I will continue to support them in the years ahead!

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

The encouragement and feedback that I have received from the WMG to show my work.

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They are doing an amazing job, especially in light of the current economy, when other galleries are having to close.

February 27, 2011

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February 27, 2011

I am an artist whose work was in the group exhibition "The American Dream: A Juxtaposition" which ran from Jan. 21 to Feb. 24, 2001. This was my first show with Woman Made Gallery, and they were professional and helpful from the beginning of the process all the way through the return of the art work. For instance, when my original piece of art was lost during shipping, they worked patiently and kindly with me to ensure that a second shipment was received and available for the show as planned. I am a big fan of their work and mission, and my own work is being taken more seriously now that I have exhibited with this quality, well-respected arts institution. Woman Made Gallery is great for the artists who exhibit there, and also great for the public which (in my opinion) doesn't have enough venues to see quality work by women artists.

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As stated, my own work is being taken more seriously now that I have exhibited with this quality, well-respected arts institution. Thank you, Woman Made Gallery for helping further my photographic and artistic career.

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

I would suggest that they consider a "franchise" model -- and open up sister galleries in other major metropolitan areas (e.g., Woman Made New York, Woman Made Los Angeles). Quality galleries featuring the work of women are in short supply in a male-dominated art world, art market, and art review/criticism. The best change that Woman Made could make would be to expand its successful model to other art centers in the country.

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

A lot

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Through the artist web site ArtAndArtDeadlines.com

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Increased professionalism in my art career; and increased standing in the view of my own work since exhibiting with them.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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