WMG is hiring a Membership Manager, new gallery hours, Water Becomes Blood extended viewing through July 31,Call for Art deadlines and more to love from WMG this July.

Calls for Art

Painterly, Meditative and Healing Artists ~
This call is for you!

CALL FOR ART: Moments Like This
Exhibition Dates: August 26 – September 25, 2021

FINAL DEADLINE: Saturday, July 17, 2021 @ 11:59 PM CST


Under capitalism, we are asked to make every hour of every day productive -- through work, through consuming, through buying, through wanting more.  But after a year of isolation, confinement, of racial justice uprising, of trauma from police violence, of illness, what can a new reality look like if we continue to live slowly? If we continue to pause, process what we have collectively gone through, and move at the speed of humanity rather than the speed of production?

This exhibition considers recent practices of a Slow Living lifestyle, and invites work that offers opportunities to slow down, contemplate, process, rest, and come back into ourselves and our communities. 

Woman Made Gallery seeks artwork in all mediums. We are dreaming of painterly, time/place-based, meditative, healing work, matched with work that processes contemporary realities for women and non-binary folks as the world continues to increase its pace of living, among others. We encourage intersectional feminist approaches that include consideration of sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and disability, among other social locations.


Jessica Bingham (she/her) is an artist, curator, educator, and mother working in Central Illinois.  She is curator at University Galleries of Illinois State University and the director and co- founder  of Project 1612. In addition to curating exhibitions, Bingham is a practicing artist whose work  examines memory, trauma, homemaking, childhood, and motherhood through mending. Her  work has been exhibited at: Neon Heater, Findlay, Ohio; Public Space One, Iowa City; Figge Art  Museum, Davenport, Iowa; and Heartbreaker, Peoria, Illinois, among others.


And There is Still Time to Apply For...

Woman Made Gallery seeks submissions for the Annual Midwest Open, now in its 5th year, and planned for October-November 2021. This is a group exhibition juried by Alison Wong (Director and Curator of Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI). Deadline for submissions is August 1. 



On view now through July 31, 2021

Haylie Jimenez,2AM, full color print on paper, 24 x 27 in.
Visit the Gallery Exhibition

Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is pleased to extend the exhibition dates of “Water Becomes Blood,” a group exhibition juried by Aliya Parashar and Zakkiyyah Najeebah Dumas O’Neal and directed by Lish Atchison-Roeder. This exhibition features the work of 9 LGBTQ+ artists exploring the importance of non-familial relationships that foster a sense of nurturing, community, and acceptance. The exhibition is on view at the gallery.

When safety is not always promised in blood relations, this exhibition explores how chosen families can create a space that centers around the security of their individuals. These families host love, joy, and acceptance at their core via unquestioned support. This allows members to explore and self-actualize in the form of true liberation. They also provide room for members to question themselves and the greater community during the process of their journey.


Thursday Noon -7 PM 
Friday and Saturday Noon - 4 PM

Woman Made Gallery | 2150 S. Canalport Ave., 4th floor | Chicago, IL 60608


We are delighted to feature Payton Harris-Woodard as a member of WMG. In her artist statement, Payton shares "The intention of my work is to form connections which bring together distinct selves through mundane moments, lived experiences and psychological realms. In a larger societal and historical context, I am interested in investigating complexities within the autonomy of the black female body through an autobiographical sense." To view Payton's full statement and see more work, visit
Image: Purple, No good, (2021), 48 x 72 in., oil on canvas.

Woman Made Gallery seeks (1) part-time, permanent Member Artist Manager to build a strong membership program that  nourishes the careers of women and non-binary artists, supports WMG’s current 300+ member artists, cultivates new members, and performs related administrative tasks. This position will begin in late-August/September 2021.



Woman Made Gallery began in 1992 as the project of two art students who visioned a dedicated space for women artists. Today, we are building Chicago’s nonprofit center for women and non-binary artists through exhibitions, membership, and community dialogue programs. 

Being a member is an easy, affordable way to support WMG’s year-round mission and  enjoy great members-only benefits.  No matter which role you play in our arts ecosystem — an artist, a collector, an arts administrator or arts appreciator — as a member of Woman Made Gallery, you are committing to helping our nonprofit ensure the equal placement of women and non-binary artists place in the world. 


2150 S. Canalport 4th Fl, Chicago, IL 60608
312.738.0400 | | Website
Gallery Hours: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 12-4 PM

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