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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Services, Civil Rights, Visual Arts, Women, Womens Rights, Womens Service Clubs

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: Since 1992 Woman Made has exhibited the work by more than 8500 women artists in 435 group and solo shows.

Target demographics: Women Artists

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 600 artists benefit directly each year 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, gallery talks, workshops, membership program, website exhibitions.

Community Stories

176 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Woman Made Gallery is a gorgeous, smart & inclusive space, with generosity built into it's core mission, which is: to support, cultivate and promote the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions and other programs that serve, educate and enrich the community.

Nigel Tufnel Scralfie V.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been lucky enough to participate in several exhibits at Woman Made gallery. We are so lucky to have a space that gives voice to women artists and allows and encourages them to tell their stories. Their exhibit themes are always smart and thought-provoking, and their promotion and organization always thorough and professional. I hope to continue collaborating well into the future and always look forward to seeing what they have up their sleeve next!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I enjoy working w/a group of women artists, especially in this way. We are given many opprotunities through the themes of the exhibitons to present our work as well as our voice. I am also a member of another group that, although it is a gender free group , consists mainly of women. It's a Pagan group and has roots in the Bay Area that has reaches throughout the world. On Halloween or Saimhain I attended a ritual and spiral dance, presented virtually this year, led by Starhawk. The day started w/a grouping of cells in which everyone got a chance to share their voice. It culminated w/a ritual and spiral dance. Thinking about this day and the time spent w/each person and our overall interactions one word came to mind, civility. I than rethought the theme of the last Woman Made exhibition that my work was in, ' What Are You Voting For?' I expressed my fear of the deaths being caused by covid which, for me, underscored for me the ineffectual actions of our President to do anything worth doing to help rid our communities , our country of this virus. Today I'm thinking about the word civility. Whatever is going on, whether it's two people disagreeing, a community voting on a particular issue, a meeting of world leaders on global warming, or interaction between different ethnicities, the most important element of these situations is to be civil with one and other.Donald Trump and the bullish way he is governing has taken the word civility out of everything. Whether it's his disrespect for women, black lives, gender identification, the lack of respect he shows for dignitaries the President is devoid of any civility. He is a thug and a bully who has proven to the public over and over again that he has no moral compass, no desire or awareness of truth and no empathy. Is there a theme that can include the importance of civility? Maybe it could express empathy , cooperation, and unification. Once again I applaud Women Made gallery for giving women artists a forum to present all that matters in our lives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My work was included in "What are you Voting for" exhibition. The constraints of having an exhibition during a pandemic did not diminish the quality of this online exhibition. The videos made by participating artists enabled an understanding of the artists' creative motivations. The social media postings were ongoing and professional. I felt much more represented and supported than in other shows I have exhibited. WomanMade is an outstanding gallery with high regard and care for its included artists.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love the Woman Made Organization and Gallery! They have been providing a valuable platform for female artists since 1994. WMG produces exhibitions that solely showcase the work of female artists, which is often underrepresented and undervalued in the art world, both historically and today.

I am proud and honored to show my work with WMG in their current exhibition titled, What Are You Voting For?.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Very few community-focussed art galleries worldwide have the clarity of vision and depth of programming delivered by Woman Made Gallery. As a woman artist from New Zealand, I have experienced first-hand the creative generosity of WM Gallery, bringing together artists from across the globe to share ideas and artworks through exciting exhibitions like the annual International Open. This and other programmes run by WMG are game-changing - for artists and audiences, ensuring the power and diversity of women's creative work is seen and heard.

1 Anne Nordhaus-Bike

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a longtime professional artist and arts journalist, I've had many experiences with galleries, and of those, Woman Made Gallery stands out as among the best. From the journalistic side, this gallery goes above and beyond in communicating, responding to press inquiries, following up, and making information available online and in other ways. From my point of view as an artist, Woman Made sets itself apart as a top notch professional gallery that's also a haven for female artists (a group still mostly underrepresented in the arts world and larger culture). Visitors can count on the gallery to present shows featuring sensitive and smart installation to spotlight outstanding visual art in numerous media that addresses important, thought provoking themes. In particular, the gallery's recent virtual exhibits (Touch, Home, and Loss) gave voice to women's experiences during the current global health situation and provided much needed support and encouragement as well as exhibition opportunities for artists. I personally felt inspired by this year's shows and calls for art to create some of the most important and powerful work of my career, particularly for the Home and Loss shows. Thank you, Woman Made, for so many years of outstanding shows and work to forward women's role in the arts and especially for your support during 2020.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I'm new to Woman Made (the Loss show, summer 2020) and couldn't be happier with my experience. They're efficient, easy to work with, deeply committed, and have high standards for the art they curate. Their mission is strong and clear and they 'walk the walk'. Their social media output is solid and everyone I've encountered during the process of submitting and showing has been communicative, clear, accessible, and supportive. If every gallery and showing opportunity was this positive, there'd likely be more good art out in the world. Thank you, Woman Made. Have a great fall and stay healthy.

1 Sarah L.12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was honored to be a part of a Woman Made show. In my experience Woman Made Gallery was an inclusive environment and offered a diverse set of perspectives, people and backgrounds. I appreciated all the interaction I had with them, considering it was a virtual show and we were in the height of the pandemic. If I had another opportunity, I'd be part of another show in a heartbeat.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Woman Made Gallery has been doing an excellent job on the presentation and format of their virtual exhibitions. The themes have been varied, engaging, and topical.

I had a photograph included in the TOUCH exhibition this past March, and was so thrilled to have my work shown alongside so many talented women artists from around the globe. Woman Made Gallery is a great resource and advocate for female artists, and provides the much-needed opportunity to get their work shown and gain valuable exposure and recognition.

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Donor

Rating: 4

As an artist, I appreciate Woman Made Gallery's mission and commitment to spotlighting work on important issues. My painting was included in a virtual exhibition about Loss, which helped me to share my work with a much larger audience than I'd otherwise have been able to reach. This, in turn, sparked a number of meaningful conversations on the topic of loss, which is so relevant this year on many levels.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I truly appreciate all the work Womanmade gallery does. I was lucky to have my work included in an booth at SOFA last year.

This year it has been a great to have the opportunity to participate in the virtual exhibit "Loss".

The organization continues to provide opportunities to support women artists even in these challenging times.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an international artist/mother, I have recently become a member of Woman Made Gallery. As a selected artist in the show, "HOME"- I felt that the virtual platform gave an opportunity for artists across the globe to share their stories of isolation, frustration, and hope. In unprecedented times, WMG showed their ability to pivot as the situation demanded and adapt to the new world giving the artists a platform to share their stories and create solidarity. I look forward to working more with the space.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Painting is a newer art form for me, after years of photography, jewelry-making, creative writing and many other side trips, trying to find a way to better express myself. As I have gotten older and more physically limited, some of the art forms I spend decades exploring and producing are no longer available to me. I discovered acrylic painting about six years ago and finally think I have found the best expression of me, my world views, and my vision for the future.
I have been looking to expand my contacts outside my local area. Woman Made Gallery's virtual shows allow for that to happen. I have sold works in a few other states, but the virtual shows offer a view of national and international works and viewers around the world, which in the time of Covid, is especially wonderful. I love having galleries that focus on women who have been so left out of history, including art history. I will continue to support them as best that I can, and hope that the public will also.

2 Julie W.16

Client Served

Rating: 5

Woman Made has offered me a chance to keep exhibiting during the pandemic, when most of my shows have been cancelled. I participated in two virtual exhibitions this summer, TOUCH, and LOSS. Everyone I have interacted with from the Gallery has been kind, compassionate, and helpful.

1 Gamze K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am an independent artist from Turkey. My video-work is a part of the virtual exhibition LOSS in Women Made Gallery. I'm glad to be a part of this supportive community and, I feel lucky to get to know the great people. You made this time better for us, artists trying to survive their art, around the world. I literally can't wait to share more of my artworks for in the future for both online and physical exhibitions.
With love and support

1 Ann Q.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Woman Made Gallery is like sun on a cloudy day , I’m so happy to be a member, showing in 2 Virtual Shows as of lately this year...TOUCH and also HOME...It
helps to get through these Covid 19 times . Good to know they are making sure the door is Always open for Art ! We artists n patrons need Woman Made Gallery ! Glad they are hanging in there with us!

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Volunteer

Rating: 3


I couldn't say anything but wonderful things about Woman Made Gallery!
They are Important to me !

1 Ann H.10

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My experimental film THE PINES OF SPRING (based on my published poetry) has been chosen by LOSS, a Virtual Exhibition that is taken place in September 2020. I am very privileged to be part of this show among so many wonderful women artists and exciting artworks. It is definitely another stepping stone for me and I enjoyed working with Beate Minkovski, the gallery's co-founding Director, who is very supportive and made the show's mounting process seamlessly fun. All good things!
In solidarity, and with all my best in mind,
Ann Huang

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been exhibiting at Woman Made Gallery for many years. It is a wonderful gallery that helps to promote women artists. The shows that they mount are always beautifully organized around a theme. I am very happy to be able to have Woman Made Gallery in Chicago.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was very impressed with the format of the LOSS Virtual-experience...not only did I love that they shared our personal write-ups, but the idea to have us share a video was pure-genius. FORMATTING was visually beautiful and pleasing to the eye. Everything occurred ON TIME (a BIG one for me...) and the other artists' statements and stories that went along with their exhibited pieces, tug at my heart-strings. I would love to exhibit with them again at some future-point; disappointed that I didn't make it in to my first applied-for ACTUAL show at this gallery, (I actually prefer LIVE shows) but then again, in these times of COVID, this virtual-format WORKED. G. Judy

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The gallery name speaks volumes 'WOMEN MADE' where else has such a space been created, to nurture the vision of women of all ethnicity. I have had the privilege of showing my work for one of my first juried shows. Since then I have shown and had the privilege to curate to help highlight and support other female artist. Women Made Gallery, is a jewel in the Chicago landscapes that welcomes women from not only across the U.S.A but internationally.

1 Aunia K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have exhibited with WMG for many years and I love working with them. They are a huge asset to the community! A very professional and well-run organization. Thank you for all the support for woman artists!

1 thatjae

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

On and off through my adult years-WomanMade has been a creative home for me as a poet. First with Janet and recently with Nina Corwin.
I've started branching out into the visual art that I was raised on, mainly multimedia pieces.
So, I couldn't be more honored and proud to be included in several of the recent virtual exhibitions. WomanMade Gallery isnt just a place to showcase art, it's an incubator in the strictest sense of the word.
Thank you Beate, Janet, Nina, and all the various WMG donors, volounteers, staff, and board members over these three decades for helping me grow as a Woman and as an artist!
💕
#Selah

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hello, I'm a French artist and I'm grateful Woman Made Gallery is open to foreign artists. I had the opportunity to exhibit with other artists of high quality. I felt supported and appreciated for my work.
Woman Made Gallery is a precious place to exchange with women artists. I regret that I don't live nearby to be more present and meet this so dynamic team and the public.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I participated in the "LOSS" virtual exhibition and I am very pleased with the presentation of my artwork! Woman Made Gallery is doing a fantastic work! Keep it up! Continue to support our artistic journeys!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have know of your gallery for years. I was honored to be part of this exhibition. I live in high plains of West Texas, were there are few opportunities for artists to exhibit. I am also 70 years old working with fiber and thread, not often anyone's first choice when it comes to curating. With that said your gallery and its openness to ALL women is refreshing. I believe we are at a time of opportunity when it comes to viewing art. Your online show was a wonderful example of how we can continue making/displaying/viewing/sharing art. Once upon a time I was a curator and your shows..their thoughtful themes and their diversity ...were exactly what I would have loved to show.
Thank you for your work now and then.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

WomanMade Gallery is a place that permits artists in every genre to show their work, and to share it with the public. I am very impressed by their juried group exhibitions, and the level of professionalism that is clearly visible in every step of the process. While WomanMade is a well known and well respected Gallery, they still connect with each artist on a personal basis. That means a great deal to me. This Gallery uses very knowledgeable jurors for each themed exhibition, and while the Gallery is well known and respected, artists are treated as though they are family.

1 Kathleen Marie G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've wanted the opportunity to exhibit at Woman Made Gallery for years now. When COVID changed the gallery landscape, they created a space for women to safely share their work, deeply engage with current events, and stay connected to the arts community. I'm so grateful for their support and presence here!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was an exhibiting artist for their first ever virtual exhibition, and while they’ve never done this before I truly feel they were ahead of the curve. While other galleries scrambled to figure out what to do, they already had a call for art in April specific to A virtual format. They figured out how to celebrate the artists for a virtual opening. It was a unique opportunity to be seen and heard on a topic that means so much to me. It’s of paramount importance for me as a feminist artist to have art spaces dedicated solely to women identifying artists.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Short and sweet—this Gallery has tirelessly supported women in the arts for decades. I’ve shown my work there and curated shows there, they are fantastic to work with and one of just a handful of galleries in he US that focus on female identified artists. Very needed, please support them.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Short and sweet—this Gallery has tirelessly supported women in the arts for decades. I’ve shown my work there and curated shows there, they are fantastic to work with and one of just a handful of galleries in he US that focus on female identified artists. Very needed, please support them.

1 Brenda O.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I became involved with Woman Made Gallery when planning the Women's Caucus For Art Conference in Chicago in 2010. It is a wonderful gallery and art organization that fulfills a very important role in championing the work of a diverse group of women artists. WMG has an almost 20 year history of producting important thematic exhibitions on topical and challenging subjects inspiring both established and emerging artists.

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Beate Minkovski 09/22/2020

Thank you dear Brenda... WMG is almost 30 years old!

3 Nina C.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been coordinating the Literary Events programming at WMG over the last 12 years and am SO grateful for the gallery's openness and support of our series, as well as the opportunity it has allowed for female-identified poets to showcase their work.

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Beate Minkovski 09/22/2020

Thank you dear Nina, for all the good that you have done for WMG over the years. We are so grateful for your love and strong support. Beate

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Woman Made Gallery is a gem of a find. This user-friendly museum quality gallery reports to be a gallery that is for women, by women and about women and it does so with dignity and respect for all identified women that spills over to all mankind. While in this gallery, I have witnessed personal transformative emotional changes in the patrons who view their well curated museum style exhibits. No subject is to controversial for them to explore and they do it in good taste with style and reverence. We should support Woman Made gallery because it is important to the community to have a platform where true freedom of expression is honored, and what you say no matter how profound, can be explored unabashedly. I have had the honor and pleasure of speaking in this, our space and have loved every minute of it as the aura and space is just plain cool. I have become a member donor and look forward to becoming a life member; an opportunity for which I find unusual in the art or museum world. Let's start a campaign for lifetime memberships.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Woman Made Gallery holds a special place in my heart. I am happy to witness the gallery's continued vision of ensuring the equal placement of women’s art in the world. I remember the early years of Woman Made Gallery at its storefront location on Rockwell Street. It is the space that offered me one of my first exhibitions in Chicago, boosting my morale as a young artist. It offered a place for me to engage with other creatives, and volunteer for the mission of greater exposure for women artists. I am a current member of the gallery.

2 Betty Jane Lau

Client Served

Rating: 4

I was privileged to share my work and point of view in the 'Truth As A Contested Concept'; a show curated by Indira Johnson at the WMG. A wide variety of people; young/old, professionals/students were provided an opportunity to meet and share their assortment of different stories. I still don’t know what 'Truth' is, but that’s ok, as long as we keep searching. Thank you to all the volunteers and donors that make this possible.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I recently participated in the "Truth as a Contested Concept" group exhibition at Women Made Gallery. I found everyone to be incredibly professional and positive throughout the process and made things easy for someone out of state like me to participate in the exhibit. I thought the exhibition was well curated and presented. I greatly appreciate their involvement in the Chicago art scene.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently participated in WMG's "Truth as a Contested Concept" show and have nothing but great things to say. The show was well curated, the staff there made everyone feel incredibly valued and included, there was great discussion around the show, as well as the gallery itself. Any size contribution/amount of time volunteering to this incredible non-profit helps women to continue to have a space/voice in the art community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I really believe and appreciate Woman Made's efforts in making sure that women artists have a platform to get their work seen and are interested in the stories we want to share.

1 Rossella A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had the chance to take part in the "Truth as a Contested Concept" group exhibition this past November, together with other amazing and talented artists. Woman Made Gallery made communication very easy during the previous months; a very important aspect to me since I had to coordinate everything from far away. This is a great and inclusive space to exhibit your art and I hope to exhibit my work again in the future!

2 C. Schwalbe

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

WomanMade Gallery has been a pillar in the community of exhibiting works by women, for everyone, through the lens of feminism, intersectionality, and contemporary conversations the overlap being female in our world. I have had the fortune of exhibiting with WMG on many occasions, have periodically been a paying a member of their roster of artists, and have been a guest speaker.
Most recently my participation in TRUTH as a Contested Concept was yet another highly curated and well received event that was most prescient as our nation undergoes the hearings to impeach our POTUS. Support this organization. Support WMG through your cash donation, through your attendance at their exhibits, through buying art from their exhibitions. and furthering your education, through art, about being female and being creative, in the 21st century. You will be glad you did.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am an artist that has exhibited at The Women Made Gallery on numerous occasions.
They have exhibited the highest standards in professionalism with a balance in positive human contact. They have advocated for the underrepresented artists of my time here in Chicago and internationally.
They have been mindful of my works and handling them with great care with exhibition, labeling and returning works.
I have observed and participated in Women Made Gallery shows for several years and have watched them evolve for many more. I am continually impressed with their juried and curated shows and look forward to many more years of art!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Woman Made is a first-rate contemporary art gallery, which also happens to be a nurturing community of woman artists. The exhibits are professional and compelling. As an artist, I find them to be on the cutting edge of contemporary art, and they challenge me with ideas and with my own work. I feel fortunate to be a member of this gallery, and enjoy the exposure of being on the website and participating in exhibits.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a member and exhibiting artist at Woman Made Gallery.
The founders, including Beate Mikovski, work tirelessly to make this beautiful
Organization and Venue a top-notch place to be shown and affiliated with.
Thank you so very much for this opporunity to express the joy I feel when I enter its domain!

Mariko V.

1 FemArt

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is such an amazing organization that is truly making a difference in the lives of women artists. The director is knowledgeable and so inspiring. I highly recommend everyone contribute to Woman Made and feel good about making an impact on the lives of women in the visual arts!

Kimberly Miller
Jacksonville, FL

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Advisor

Rating: 5

Woman Made changed my life! It was a pivotal moment in my life when I found Beate and the gallery and I was so affected by the positive energy and respect she and the gallery shows for women artists. My involvement with the gallery generated professional accolades for me and I, in turn, was inspired to give back. The little storefront on the Northside that turned into a big storefront in the West Loop in Chicago is a vortex for women who need a boost of power. Really, the power is contagious and makes you be a better artist and challenges and refines your thinking. And it's full of great art and lots of fun.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Woman Made continues to work tirelessly to secure women's place in art, society and history through the vision and efforts of its executive director, Beate Minkovski. Though the organization has grown enormously over the last 18 years, it retains its original inviting, non-elitist and personal atmosphere. This is Beate's touch and I hope it will alwasy keep this flavor. The art selections are, for the most part, excellent and challenging and the gallery stays true to its mission to bring women artists to the public forefront and to actively educate the public about art. The website is excellent and I often "visit" the exhibitions on line before going to the gallery.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Woman Made has been an important advocate and incubator for women artists around the country and indeed the world. It provides a supportive environment in fostering professionalism and creativity. It was one of the first venues to show my work and I remember the excitement and pride I felt on seeing my work in exhibits there. I have subsequently seen the same excitement and pride on the faces of other women artists showing, often for the first time, at the gallery. I remember in particular one young woman who drove from New York and slept in her car to be there.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been part of the Woman Made Gallery community for the last decade. It is a well run, passionate, serious organization that supports women in the arts. The gallery space is beautiful and airy; the exhibitions they mount are handsome and current. The board under the leadership of Tammi Franke is really a fabulous entity. Visit this gallery!
Linda HIllman, Past board member

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For over 20 years, WomanMade Gallery has been an advocate for women artists, especially for women just entering the art world. WMG nurtures and supports their dreams and ambitions, through exhibitions, mentoring, advice and connections. Truly one of a kind, and much needed still.

4 Mary K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Woman Made Gallery exhibits strong work, including work that deals with difficult topics.

The staff and volunteers are friendly, and one feels at home there.

I am an artist who has exhibited at Woman Made and a volunteer . I donate and have included Woman Made in my will.

MARY KING

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

3 Marsha Coupe

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

2 Andrea110

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Anyone I've ever met who knows Woman Made thinks of the gallery as one of the purest forms of communicating ideas through art. The founder truly understood how to take the most important concepts of society and create events that showcased art that connected to viewers, helping them to formulate their own ideas about important issues. Thankfully this vision has continued. Woman Made is an important component of today's art world.

2 Gina63

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Woman Made Gallery is such a special gem in the Chicago arts community. The gallery's exhibitions and community and youth programming do much to amplify the artistic voices of women, but also highlights some of the most exciting voices from a myriad of vantage points that are often vulnerable or muted. The work is always innovative and of high quality--WMG has a direct hold on the pulse of emerging contemporary art, and consistently delivers it to the surrounding community. Keep up the fabulous work!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

2 flyaway1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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!

2 Paula V.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am an artist and am 67 years old. I am involved with WomanMade Gallery because their mission is to support womyn and their art. This matches my life-long intimate beliefs that our art has been under-appreciated, discounted, discouraged, and swept under the proverbial rug for eons in this (sorry to be cliché and obvious at the same time!) male-dominated society. And that our art is pertinent and needs to be in the forefront -- in public spaces, with public faces! This is what WomanMade strives to do. And I appreciate it so much. It's not "a man's world" at WomanMade -- it's a shared world and it's thriving.

2 Gail.C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

WomanMade is a gutsy gallery for women mostly and it is full of gutsy classy art. They have filled a need in me to show my work in a place where woman and creativity count. I have been in several shows there. I have also been in shows elsewhere in Chicago. I think they are in the mainstream in the art world.

1 Carla W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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,

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.