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February 26, 2011

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February 26, 2011

I have been a member of Woman Made Gallery for over a decade and served as a client, donor, volunteer, and board member at various stages of my involvement. This is one of the only visual arts organizations that provides a safe, supportive place for women to improve their art skills and to display highly professional artwork. The gallery promotes women's issues through the thematic art exhibits. In addition, the environment is so warm and friendly that all who enter feel welcome and supported -- whether you are a woman, a man, an artist, or someone who has simply dropped in to view an exhibit. This is such a special place, and I have watched (and helped) it grow dramatically over the years.

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See my review above. I have NEVER been in such a warm, welcoming gallery in my life. It is because Woman Made is not just a gallery -- it is a social-service "community" with a mission to serve artists and the general public. I have witnessed the power of Woman Made to lift up women artists by helping them grow and giving them confidence.

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I would make sure it is better funded. This is an outstanding, well-deserving organization. The tiny staff and larger group of volunteers work very, very hard to make this a special place for all who walk in the door.

February 19, 2011

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February 19, 2011

Woman Made is a beacon among art galleries. My work has been included in several of their exhibits over the years and each time I am impressed by their integrity, respect and support of women artists, and the quality and current theme of each show. Years ago Hillary Clinton and Maggie Daley came to the opening of an exhibit I was in. I feel they were as impressed with Woman Made Gallery, their focus on women in the arts and their outreach programs for the art community as I. I strongly recommend Woman Made receive this grant to further their work.

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in the participation in art exhibits and some affairs

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The only change needed is funding to help Woman Made Gallery reach out and expand on their ideas

January 16, 2011

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January 16, 2011

I have been a member of Woman Made Gallery since its very early beginnings. It has been a supportive place for me to show, curate and speak about my art and global art experience. I have watched it grow and expand from a small storefront gallery supporting local artists, to the internationally recognized organization it is today. I am always amazed by the shows, artwork and artists that Woman Made attracts. And I have been amazed at how one woman's idea can be planted and grow so beautifully into the established institution it is today, connecting women, ideas and art globally.

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

It has supported me as an artist, to exhibit my work and to speak about my art experiences abroad.

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

I would give more money so they could have a permanent space!

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Was your donation impactful?

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 9, 2010

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February 9, 2010

I have been involved with Woman Made for almost 10 years as a visitor, vendor, donor and friend. They are a tremendous resource for womens art in Chicago. Their range is wide and they emmbrace many sorts of art and artists. Their events, open houses and galas are warm and welcoming and have opened my eyes to new artists and artisans. They are professionaly managed and I ahve seen great longevity in the volunteers and board members which speaks volumes to the executive director and the high level of operations and collaboration amongst the volunteers and staff. People stay invoved because it is a wonderful organization to be part of.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

a wide range of women. I love that you can work beside artists and also corporate and professional executives. All have a passion for art and for the greater good. It is inspiring.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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