Woman Made

Rating: 4.87 stars   132 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Arts & Culture, Women

Location: 685 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago IL 60642 USA

Mission: Woman Made Gallery (WMG) supports, cultivates and promotes the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions and other programs that serve, educate and enrich the community.
Results: Woman Made has exhibited the work by more than 7500 women artists since 1992.
Target demographics: Women artists
Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 600 artists benefit directly from Woman Made's annual programs.
Geographic areas served: Greater Chicago Area, throughout the United States, Overseas
Programs: Juried gallery exhibitions, group and solo shows, Artisan Gallery, workshops, membership program, online registry, website exhibitions.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 36-3840956
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've been a fan of WMG for 20 years. My home is filled with art I bought at their shows and auctions. I feel incredibly blessed in getting to know many of the artists who have been served by the mission and to have worked closely with Beate over the years. I always get a huge boost when I step through the door, knowing what a difference WMG has made to so many artists and art lovers over the years. Three cheers for Woman Made! Three more for Beate!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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This is the first gallery to get my attention as an artist. I'm in London, not Chicago, not America. I appreciate everything Woman Made Gallery stands for: The diversity; the audacity; the openness to new ideas. The unapologetic womanliness of this most marvelous place deserves our support. Viva WMG!

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Rating: 3 stars  

This seems like a wonderful much needed group. I would like to join and volunteer. My life has had some testing struggles. With the help from awesome women that volunteer their time and knowledge.
I am getting back on track and my passion is in arts. Writing, drawing and painting mostly. My heart would love to be involved and donate my time in any way. Thank you. B. Hartman

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Rating: 5 stars  

WMG is a wonderful organization that supports women in their creativity. Their shows push the envelope with innovative quality work. They're open-minded about new concepts and their gallery is a great place to pick up a little gift that the recipient won't find anywhere else. The fact that they have been around as long as they have, especially in our economy and put-art-on-a-back burner culture, is a tribute to the quality of their shows and staff.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a great space for women to thrive. Nice to see the art. Shame they do not have more room.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Hello Beate, I sold my first painting in a gallery when you were on Prairie Avenue. I took a friend to the gallery, and she said "You have a red dot on your painting, what does that mean?" I asked. It was sold. Who Knew. I heard (true or not) that the woman who bought it, sent her chauffer to pick it up. I love the gallery, have donated money, and only wish I didn't live so far away, so I could go to the openings; also the neighborhood is a parking challenge. Best Wishes. ( I was also in a show about four,five years ago.) Margaret Newman PS: When you were on Ravenswood, a Tribune reporter took a photo of my painting "Girlfriends" and an interview , and the painting was in the art page. Your gallery has been good to me.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am an artist and have showed my work many times at Woman Made Gallery. It is one of the few galleries that supports all level of work for women. They have juried shows which attract artists and the public alike. It is a beautiful gallery, that shows the art to advantage. The director cares for the artists with nurturing and advice. I have sold my work there, because the opening of new shows attracts a great many people. The best!

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

Sold my art there.

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

Nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

What energy! The moment you walk into the space you are transformed by the creative energy. I have been a member since, well, Praire Ave, & can't keep track of time. Walking into that extraordinary building was like comeing home. So welcoming. So encouraging, We in the Chicago-land area are blessed somehow to have this opportunity to share in our lives. The moves the gallery has made are bringing new enlightment to every community and engage those lucky enough to have stumbled into the doors,

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I truly enjoy viewing the variety of artistic works displayed during the shows given by Woman's Made Gallery. Whether one enjoys scuptures, paintings or photography, the artists use unique materials to graphically display the emotions they are attempting to tell. I look forward to each show, and can not wait to see everything in 2012.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I have viewed several of the exhibits at Woman Made Gallery. It is difficult for me to pick which one I like the most. It is wonderful that there is a place and organization that gives the opportunity for individual artists to display their artwork. From needlework and painting to mixed media it is great to see the detail the artist produces. I think one of the best was a representation of something I also experienced, the decline of a loved ones health. The artwork, a series of pictures, tactfully and artfully expressed the feelings I felt. They do a great job, and with them being a not for profit organization, I personally help them by assisting in a monitary donation, to keep them open for us all.

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

The enjoyment of viewing the varied art exhibits.

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

Sorry, I can't think of a thing I would change.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

I walk by the space they rent in my neighborhood.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

Women Made Gallery has created a a unique space where the art lovers and artists can come together and exchange ideas. The shows are thought provoking and forward thinking while still maintaining aesthetic concerns. This is a special organization that has a local and national presence. I have had the honor of showing my work at the gallery and it was a wonderful experience!

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

viewing their shows over the internet and being included in one.

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

clone it and spread it across the u.s.!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Woman Made Gallery (Chicago) continues to impress me with its dedication to women and the arts. WMG not only sustains and fosters this relationship, but endorses the distinct and creative contributions of women in the arts not only through exhibitions, both domestically and internationally based, but with programs that serve, educate and enrich our community as a whole. As a L.A. artist, WMG has been an amazing addition to my art and personal membership in the art world.

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

the opportunity to exhibit my own artwork and meet artists from all over the world.

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

not change a thing

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Through a poet friend who attended a poetry reading at the Woman Made Gallery

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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