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Woman Made

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Nonprofit Overview

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: 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.

Community Story

Priya B.


Rating: 5

I interned with the Woman Made Gallery for a summer and continue to attend events and gatherings hosted by the gallery. I was originally interested in the gallery purely because of their social mission - to promote women in the arts. I have been constantly surprised at the incredible breadth of work that gallery displays and promotes, including intriguing themes, and use of different technologies and media.

In addition, the gallery owner, Beate, is incredible, and every single volunteer, intern, staff member etc I've worked with is warm and contributes to a very positive environment.

Lastly, they know how to throw a great party! Their Gala in April 2010 was fun and had a great crowd. Their occasional receptions are always enjoyable as well.