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Janet

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Review for Woman Made, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Advisor
 

Review for Woman Made, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

my own creativeoutput, and my own professional development as an artist.

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

hire a professional fundraiser that would help them get some serious money in place. The board has struggled over the years to get to a level they need to be at to help grow the gallery. They get too involved in day to day decisions they should not be involved in.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I worked at Woman Made for 7 years from 1993 to 2000. I work as an Education Director in another art center now, but Woman Made remnains dear to me because its so grassroots and really changed some women's lives. .