Two Calls for Art Open Now, Small Works Members Exhibitions Open House on 12/18, and artworks to collect via our webstore.
CALL FOR ART
First Deadline ($30):Sunday, December 12, 2021 @ 11:59 PM CST
Extended Deadline ($35):Sunday, December 19, 2021 @ 11:59 PM CST
Woman Made Gallery is seeking submissions for our February – March 2022 group exhibition Uncommon Prints x Common Matrices juried by Cathie Ruggie Saunders (artist, educator, adjunct professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and professor and chair at Saint Xavier University).
For this exhibition, the juror seeks artwork in any medium that explores the concept or technique of a transfer in new or unique ways, or in combination with traditional printmaking methods.
First Deadline ($30):Sunday, January 30, 2022 @ 11:59 PM CST
Extended Deadline ($35):Sunday, February 6, 2022 @ 11:59 PM CST
Woman Made Gallery is seeking submissions for our April – May 2022 group exhibition The Deeply Rooted juried by Sundus Abdul Hadi.
This curatorial concept is taken from Sundus Abdul Hadi’s book “Take Care of Your Self: The Art and Cultures of Care and Liberation” and seeks artwork in any medium that align with Abdul Hadi's definition of Deeply Rooted:
"Deeply-rooted is an empowered word to describe any person or community rooted in an ancient culture steeped in traditional and Indigenous knowledge that colonization attempted to erase. It is a word that attempts to describe the multiplicity of ethnicities and experiences related to the international Indigenous, Black, Pan-African, Afro-descendent, Arab, Brown, Latinx, South American, and Asian communities." - Sundus Abdul Hadi
Dawn Liddicoatt is a Chicago-based visual artist. She creates mostly figurative sculpture and rough-hewn, hand built ceramic work. Her work has been displayed at the Hyde Park Art Center, the Beverly Arts Center, Hairpin Gallery, Uri Eichen Gallery, Woman Made Gallery, various pop-up galleries in Chicago, and is held in numerous private collections.
ARTIST STATEMENT: "I love sculpting the female form, so went back to the beginning and began recreating some of the Upper Paleolithic Venus figurines. I continue to create various Goddess forms, some reminiscent of the Paleolithic venuses - with no arms or feet, some with more agency who stand of their own accord or ride horses, some who adorn walls; imbuing all with specific energy and powers as I create them. All celebrate the divine feminine and empowerment; most embody wisdom and protection." - Dawn Liddicoatt
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, December 18th, 12 - 4 PM CST
@ Woman Made Gallery, 2150 S. Canalport Ave., Flr 4, Chicago, IL 60608
Join us in a closing celebration of our member's small works. Featuring 97 member artists, the Small Works Members Exhibition is a treasure trove for collectors, art lovers and gift givers and displays a wide variety of talent across mediums including painting, mixed media, collage, prints, sculpture, ceramic, and photography.
Veronica is a multi-disciplinary artist in Chicago and is currently on view in our Small Works Members Exhibition. Born as the first generation in this country, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts at Columbia College Chicago in Film and Photography and went on to explore painting and drawing. In 2020, she completed a trauma-informed yoga teacher training at Room to Breathe Chicago, which led her to connect even more deeply with the perspective of mental and physical self care as art.
Every little bit goes a long way and brings opportunities to artists like Veronica.