Exhibition Description: It’s been 100 years since women were given the right to vote in the United States. In this exhibition, WMG is soliciting work by female identified artists who represent the experience of being a woman and the nuanced (and overt) ways that being female supports or subverts your daily life. Artwork should reflect your narrative experience – your story of being female. We’re searching for a variety of voices to share triumphs and setbacks that highlight gains made or what is missing in our society in terms of equality between the sexes. What is your story and how is it woven into a struggle for equality over 100 years old that has only definitively delivered the right to vote?
We encourage entries of recent works in all media, but there is no restriction in the creation date. Applicants should submit a general artist’s statement. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72" horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG. The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: email@example.com.
Juror | Curator: Candace Hunter
Candace Hunter is a Visual Artist, Culture Writer, Curator, and Water Rights Activist. She creates collage, paintings, and installations that often interweave text. She tells stories through the use of appropriated materials from popular magazines, vintage maps, and resourced materials, offering them back to the viewer with a sense of history and admiration of the beautiful. Her mixed media artworks are sometimes applause and sometimes ranting about the effects of politics and history. By squaring off the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, she absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. This personal story-telling is important as an act of meditation and mediation.
The untold stories of enslaved peoples, of women fighting for potable water, of children who never made it home for dinner and never would again, of men sitting on death row, and of the girls of Chibok, are just some of the stories that Candace yearns to tell visually.
As plainly as the Speculative Fiction writer, Octavia Butler wrote, “I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell”, and, like Octavia, she is compelled to “write” these stories in color and shape and form. Visit https://chleeart.com/ for more information.
Banner Image: Dorothy Straughter, Giovanna Aguirre-Peresson and Cynthia Kerby installing their work for the Truth as a Contested Concept exhibition.
Exhibition Description: Oftentimes, artists pursue their unparalleled originality and one of a kind making process through their own inventive and unique adaptations of traditional techniques. The processes reflect the artists’ insights and experiences in creation, and it becomes a work of art itself. Other times, everyday objects and raw elements can challenge many makers to push the boundaries of the common perception and expectation of the material. It is also through the artists’ eyes that we see the hidden potential of the material.
Open to all artists, Woman Made Gallery is inviting artwork that is either made with unique materials, and/or unconventional methods of application. This exhibition will highlight both the artists’ innovative applications in fabrication, and pioneering approaches to the materials to cultivate the communication between each artist’s creative practice and their experimentation with the materials’ limit. All submissions should include a brief statement that includes details on material and process.
We like to receive entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72" horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG. The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juror | Curator: Yoonshin Park
Yoonshin Park is working with sculptural papers, artist books, and installation. Her main media concentration is pulp, paper and artist books. Her interest in comprehensive process of paper making and book binding caters her work to encompass various elements woven into complete objects. She received her M.A. and M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She was born in Seoul, Korea and currently resides in Chicago, IL Visit https://www.yoonshinpark.com/ for more information.
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ABOUT WOMAN MADE GALLERY
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its mission is to support, cultivate, and promote the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions and other programs that serve, educate, and enrich our community. We rely on membership contributions and individual donations to create the programs that support our mission.
YOUR DONATIONS HELP MAKE WMG'S EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS POSSIBLE! Woman Made Gallery is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; The Illinois Arts Council Agency; a major anonymous donor; and the generosity of its members and contributors.