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  • Title: Woman Made Gallery: Tribute
    Descriptive info: WHAT'S NEW.. FAQ'S.. TRIBUTE.. Caren Helene.. Rudman.. T R I B U T E.. MARVA PITCHFORD JOLLY.. Chicago artist, Marva Pitchford Jolly died on Monday, October 21, 2012.. A self-taught ceramicist and sculptor with a B.. A.. degree from Roosevelt University and M.. A from Governor's State University, she was a full-time professor in Art and Design at Chicago State University from 1987 until her retirement in 2009.. Marva’s work was influenced by traditional African hand-building techniques and the values she learned from her family and growing up in Mississippi.. Inspired by her mother who was a quilter and her father who made toys for the children, Marva’s early passion for mud and water was her first gravitation towards creating her art.. Working as a ceramicist since 1982, clay was a most powerful part of her life’s journey.. She has been included in many publications and a range of exhibitions including the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Science and Industry, The Spertus Museum of Judaica and many galleries including Mary O'Shaughnessy's Wood Street Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Satori Fine Arts, Artemisia, The Renaissance Center of the Chicago Cultural Center, Susan Woodson Gallery, and the historic South Side Community Art Center, among others.. Together with Felicia Grant Preston, Marva Jolly co-founded Sapphire and Crystals, an African American Women’s Art Collective in Chicago.. Marva’s work is included in WMG’s.. STATE OF G/RACE.. exhibition, celebrating 25 years of Sapphire and Crystals.. CONSTANCE DEMUTH BERG.. We are remembering our dear friend Connie Berg, June 9, 1925 - August 15, 2011, artist, art educator and gentle vibrant woman.. - Nina Corwin.. Constance DeMuth Berg received undergraduate and graduate degrees from MacMurray College, Columbia University and Western Illinois University, respectively.. She has done post-graduate work at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and abroad at the University of London, Mounts Bay Arts Center, Cornwall, England, Inniemore School of Painting, Isle of Mull, and the International School of Beaux Arts in the South of France.. She has taught at universities and colleges, including Allegheny College, Northern Iowa University, Penn State University, and the University of Florida.. As a scholar, she has also published in national journals, such as Smithsonian's "American Art Journal", in which she describes her discoveries while researching Winslow Homer in Northumberland.. Her watercolors and writing have been featured in "American Artist".. Most recently, the U.. U.. World Magazine presented her sculpture "Children of Shoah", which is now exhibited permanently at Western Illinois University.. Throughout her life as an artist and teacher, she has worked in a variety of media, including ceramics, watercolor, and acrylic painting.. Her latest award winning sculptures created from found pieces of wood and metal have been exhibited in local, state and national juried shows, and in contemporary galleries in Decatur, Galesburg, Washington, D.. C.. and Chicago.. VIRGINIA J.. LIZZO.. Virginia J.. Lizzo ('Va'), nee Guagliardo, died on August 23, 2010, after a long and productive life as an artist, active in the Chicago and Italian American art community.. Virginia exhibited widely, in solo or group exhibits, at many galleries and museums, among them the Art Institute of Chicago, Brainerd Art Gallery in New York, Neville Sargent Gallery, Italian Cultural Center, Barrington Area Arts Council, Contemporary Art Center of Arlington, Evanston Art Center Co-op Gallery, Beverly Art Center, Adler Art Center, August House Studio, Natalini Gallery, Illinois State Museum, Balzekas Museum and Bradley University School of Art.. During her career, Virginia was honored by receiving many awards from a number of associations, including the Spertus Museum, The Artist's Guild of Chicago, National Italian Artists, Countryside Gallery and the Arthur A.. Baer Memorial Competition.. Besides creating art, Virginia was also active in promoting the arts in Chicago.. In the early 1980's, she was one of the founders of the Chicago Artists' Coalition where she served several terms as a Board member and also co-edited the Artist Resource Book.. She was also associated with the Illinois Arts Council and the Museo Italo Americano.. In an effort to further educate the public about art, she appeared as a panelist at several conferences and gave demonstrations in printmaking.. One of her most gratifying experiences was her involvement in THE STUDIOSPACE on West Hubbard Street.. There, she and a group of women artists could pursue their passion for art and feed off each others creative energy in a professional and collegial atmosphere.. In this special place, Virginia was able to put her love of art into a life satisfying experience and help other women artists along their way.. ANNA M.. TYLER.. Born in 1930, Anna M.. Tyler died on Sunday, November 29, 2009.. An artist and art-historian, she was a long-time supporter and close friend of Woman Made Gallery.. Raised in Evanston, Illinois Anna M.. Tyler knew when she was just a little girl that she wanted to be an artist.. She studied at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and later met her husband, painter and fellow School of the Art Institute alumnus Al Tyler, at an exhibit at the South Side Community Art Center.. The couple traveled to Mexico to further their art studies.. There she worked with noted sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett, with whom she remained connected for the rest of her life.. She taught and lectured throughout the Chicago area, including at Woman Made Gallery.. Anna M.. Tyler was a founding member of Sapphire & Crystals, an African-American women's art collective in Chicago.. She was a friend of the poet Gwendolyn Brooks, and her work serves as cover art for several of Brooks's books.. Visit Anna McCullough Tyler's.. webpage.. for more about her life and art.. BEATRICE FISHER.. Beatrice Fisher passed away on October 16, 2009, the day of the opening of her first solo show, held at Woman Made Gallery through November 12, 2009.. Born Beatrice Joseph in Detroit, MI, on March 9, 1939, Beatrice moved at an early age to Birmingham, AL, returning to Detroit in 1957 to attend Wayne State University.. A brilliant and dedicated student, she graduated in 1964 with degrees in theater and English literature, and was honored with membership in Phi Beta Kappa.. But it was after moving to Chicago, in 1963, with her husband and daughter, that she discovered and developed her unique artistic talent.. During almost five decades making art in Chicago, Beatrice enjoyed associations with and exhibited at a number of galleries and art centers both in Chicago and around the country, including the Hyde Park Art Center, Woman Made Gallery, the Phyllis Kind Gallery, Anderson Ranch, the Vermont Studio Center, the Evanston Arts Center, Ragdale, the Aron Packer Gallery, and the Judy Saslow Gallery.. She was loosely affiliated with the Chicago Imagists, studying under Don Baum and Karl Wirsum, and developing relationships with Ed Paschke and Eleanor Spiess-Ferris, among others.. She also won a top award at the Art Institute's Chicago & Vicinity Show in the early 1970s.. Visit Beatrice Fisher's.. website.. Geraldine McCullough.. GERALDINE MCCULLOUGH.. Geraldine McCullough died on December 15, 2008 after a long and productive life creating her beautiful artwork.. Born on December 1, 1922 (or 1917) in Mason County, Arkansas, McCullough spent her formative years in Chicago, graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with both Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in painting and art education, and taught in the Chicago public school system.. After serving as the Chairperson of the Art Department for twelve years, Rosary College, (later Dominican University) in River Forest, IL bestowed upon her an Honorary Doctorate at her retirement.. Her work is exhibited in many notable collections throughout the U.. S.. , including 'Three Generations of African American Women Sculptors' at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington and the National Women's Museum in Washington, DC.. While initially a painter, McCullough adopted welded sculpture as her preferred medium after her husband, Lester McCullough introduced her to the technique.. McCullough first achieved recognition in the art community with her steel and copper sculpture.. Phoenix.. , which received the George D.. Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture in 1965.. , as the title suggests, expresses an organic form, perhaps a leaf, wing, or claw, which rises and unfolds in an elegant twisting movement, almost contrapposto.. Like many of her other works,.. blends both figuration and abstraction, suggesting a figure with one arm outstretched and the other bent back over neck and head in pain or joy.. In 2000, artist Geraldine McCullough was presented the Oak Park (IL) Area Arts Council's Joseph Randall Shapiro Award, given annually, in recognition of "exceptional contributions to the arts.. " Inside her huge Oak Park studio Geraldine McCullough continued through the end of her life to work with welded, fabricated, brazed sheet copper and brass, and mute forms of cast bronze in order to discover an eloquent visual language of shape,  ...   to walk past someone's 'bed' on a bitterly cold day in the capital city of our rich nation, I was moved to take a photograph.. My own family lived modestly, but we always had a warm and comfortable place to lay our heads at night - a cozy spot made even more so by the beautiful needlework of our foremothers.. I used one of these pillowcases as a backdrop (like a photo album page) for the sad streetscape picture, and included (for added irony) the words that countless mothers have whispered as their children drifted off to sleep: Sweet Dreams.. And, to further point out the rift between the Haves and the Have-Nots, guidelines for the use of 'at-home' cards are included, as well as (in the form of litter on the fence) an at-home card for the biggest Have that we have in the USA (and whose image is subtly superimposed three times on the vertical right-most column where he can look down on the results of his compassionate conservatism.. It is of immense interest to me that the rich and the poor live side-by-side in this country and yet they inhabit completely different worlds.. How can there ever be empathy? And without empathy, how can there be change?".. Erin Joslin.. ERIN JOSLIN.. Artist Erin Joslin died on Monday, August 23, 2004.. Our most sincere condolences and empathy to Erin's entire family and all who knew and loved her.. Erin Joslin graduated from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in 1998 with a BFA.. Her previous trip to Ireland inspired her to work with raw sheep's fleece.. Erin exhibited two of her carefully crafted and very beautiful three-dimensional artworks in the 'Animal Stories' exhibition which was on display from September 11 to October 9, 1998 at Woman Made Gallery.. We have included one of those works here.. "Erin was an artist all of her life.. She began drawing and painting before she could write.. Often her schoolwork included sketches in the margins.. An artist from SAIC came to her high school in Wichita and she was determined to attend that college.. She did attend the early college program in Chicago between her junior and senior years in high school, and applied only to SAIC.. She was accepted.. Between her junior and senior years in college, she went to Allihies, in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland, to study art.. Her last college course was taken there as well, and when SAIC awarded her a fellowship to travel, she used it to stay in Ireland.. It was in Ireland that she was inspired to create her "beasts" and that was the focus of her work during her last year in college and upon her return to Ireland.. The 2001 hoof and mouth disease outbreak in Ireland inspired an installation that was displayed at the opening of a new hotel in Galway.. Erin was working on another project that she was planning with another artist the year before she became so ill.. It involved a park in Galway, children and recyclables.. At her funeral service a large unfinished piece was displayed.. She died too soon.. " -Carolyn Anderson.. Woman Made Gallery thanks all individuals who have made donations to the organization in memory of Erin Joslin: Carolyn Anderson, Laura Black, Margot Breckbill, Juli Burke, Donna Daly, Mary Ann Ernzen, Sue Guenthner, Vicky Howard, Mary Koehn, Jeri Melin, Marleen Patty, Karen Wohlwend.. (right) 'Beast (Box)', raw fleece, cotton rope, wool and silk yarn by Erin Joslin.. Nancy Maguire.. NANCY MAGUIRE.. We are very sad to announce the death of artist Nancy Maguire, past president of CWCA and a loyal friend and member of Woman Made Gallery.. Nancy's photography was accepted into the 'Honoring the Crone' exhibition in Fall 2001 at WMG and she offered her photographic services to members of WMG.. We will all miss her dearly.. Nancy was laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery on Tuesday, May 28, 2002.. Memorials may be made to your favorite charity.. Annalee Hultgren.. ANNALEE HULTGREN.. Annalee Hultgren passed away on July 6, 2001.. Annalee had a MFA from the School of the Art Institute and taught in the art department of City Colleges for twenty-four years, until her retirement in 1993.. She was also adjunct lecturer at the Art Institute since 1972.. Annalee Hultgren was a member of Woman Made Gallery for many years and participated in several of our exhibitions, including the Seventh Annual Member's Show in 2000.. (right) 'Mediterranean Descendant', mixed media on masonite by Annalee Hultgren.. Hollis Sigler.. HOLLIS SIGLER.. Hollis Sigler, a prominent Chicago-area artist lost her courageous battle with breast cancer on Thursday, March 29, 2001.. Our connection with Hollis goes back to 1994 when she shared her thoughts about her art and her struggles with her illness at a memorable lecture at Woman Made Gallery.. Already admired for her naive autobiographical paintings, she became best known for her series in "Breast Cancer Journal: Walking with the Ghosts of My Grandmothers," which she exhibited in 1993 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington and at Rockford College and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.. Hollis Sigler received a lifetime achievement award from the College Art Association.. It joined a similar honor by the Illinois Arts Alliance and an honorary doctorate from Moore College.. She also received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council and was one of the honorees at the Women's Caucus of Art in March, 2001.. A memorial service took place on April 21, 2001 at 2 pm at the Dance Center at Columbia College, 1306 South Michigan in Chicago.. Breast Cancer Journal.. Here is a review of "The Breast Cancer Journal" by Lynn Kable, Founding Board Member and Former President, Society for the Arts in Healthcare from New York City:.. Hollis Sigler has created a visual language, easily learned and powerfully understood, using images of a woman's everyday life to portray wildly varying emotions of a woman diagnosed with re-occurring cancer.. "Hollis Sigler's Breast Cancer Journal" show's Hollis' own incredible strength in living and painting life to the fullest while concurrently fighting serious illness.. Her drawings and paintings reflect the experiences of women living with breast cancer and those who care for them, while providing a means of immediate, almost organic emotional understanding to their families, neighbors, and friends.. Hollis is brave, powerful, and very much attached to life.. Her struggles are all of ours: through her art we learn to better understand ourselves.. From 1994-1997 The Society for the Arts in Healthcare (SAH) sponsored with the National Museum of Women in the Arts a national tour to 24 hospitals of replicas, donated by Polaroid Corporation, of 14 Hollis Sigler drawings and painting about living with breast cancer, all of which now appear in "Hollis Sigler's Breast Cancer Journal.. " Hollis' powerful images provided a vehicle for patients and families, doctors and nurses, visitors, medical students and non-professional staff to consider breast cancer from a visually articulate patient's point of view.. Kathy Miller of the Cancer Wellness Center in Northbrook, IL wrote at the time about the art and Hollis Sigler: "The art is thought-provoking for people of all ages and in all stages of health.. Women have a lot in common -- her work says it all.. " Hollis Sigler's work is important, a series of visual statements with the same emotional validity as the writings of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross or the choreography of Bill T.. Jones.. I have shown some of Hollis' images which appear in this book during arts-in-healthcare talks to medical students in Ohio, patients in New York, and healthcare professionals in Japan.. The images have always met with visual and emotional appreciation and immediate understanding from the audience.. From the standpoint of this particular reader and member of the Arts in Healthcare movement,.. Hollis Sigler's Breast Cancer Journal.. is a Must Read! -.. Sara Marie Risk.. SARA MARIE RISK.. Sara Marie Risk died November 6th, 1998.. She moved from Chicago to New Britain, Connecticut with her husband Sean Gallagher, where she taught and created her moving portraits inspired by Italian Renaissance art.. Both she and Sean were members of Woman Made Gallery from the early beginnings and both have exhibited together in WMG's annual Member's Show.. Rene A.. Townsend.. RENE A.. TOWNSEND.. Townsend who died October 10th, 1998 was a prolific artist and educator.. She participated at Woman Made Gallery as both an exhibitor and juror.. She was the first black woman to graduate from the Rinehart School of Sculpture and was a Ford Foundation Fellow.. Rene was an active member of Sapphire and Crystals, an African American Women's Art Collective and taught at the School of the Art Institute.. October 29, 2012.. Site Design & Maintenance by..

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  • Title: Woman Made Gallery: History
    Descriptive info: HISTORY.. BOARD.. PERSONNEL.. ADVISORS.. ANNUAL REPORTS.. Judy.. Cooperman.. H I S T O R Y.. 1992 - Present.. Woman Made Gallery (WMG) was founded in 1992 to provide women artists with the opportunity to exhibit, perform, publish and sell their work and to offer a place for support and community.. According to an NEA 1992 statistic, only 17% of works in U.. galleries are by women, although 48% of the artists in the U.. S are women (Bureau of Labor, 1993).. The prevalence of discrimination is not so amazing when we consider that just 40 years ago there was virtually no mention of women artists in university art history courses or in texts on art.. Because discrimination does exist, WMG is here to provide women with opportunities to exhibit, curate, perform, read, teach and develop leadership.. WMG is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was established to work for the equal placement of women's art in the world.. To effectively achieve this goal, art produced by women would be exhibited, collected and written about as abundantly as art produced by men.. WMG focuses energy in these three areas by exhibiting art made by and about women, educating the public about women's art, and advocating for the equal treatment of women's accomplishments.. WMG was located on Chicago's northside in Ravenswood Manor until August 1997.. In its first five years, WMG held ten juried group exhibits annually after which we reduced the exhibitions to eight per year, to allow for additional viewing time for each exhibition.. We have exhibited the art of over 6500 women artists from every area of the United States, as well as from Canada, Central America, and overseas.. Exhibits have ranged in theme from topics such as domestic violence and prejudice issues to stylistic themes such as the still life and surrealism.. Some shows have been exclusive to artists who are lesbians, women over 50, women under 30, and women of color.. Representatives of the groups juried these exhibits.. At Woman Made Gallery, women themselves decide what art is culturally significant.. Varied perspectives are featured because we select women from different cultural and professional backgrounds to act in leadership roles such as jurors and curators.. In September 1997, WMG moved its facilities from the storefront in the Ravenswood community to Prairie Avenue, south of downtown Chicago.. The move was motivated by a desire to be more centrally located to downtown and closer to the more diverse populations that reside in Chicago's Southside and Pilsen neighborhoods.. This location also accommodated more exhibition space and allowed us to exhibit various works from our Permanent Collection.. Woman Made Gallery left the Prairie Avenue District early in 2003 to continue its programs in a new neighborhood in Humboldt Park, bordering Wicker Park.. There the Gallery was housed until November 2005 in a 2,300-square foot space in the Acme Artist Community Building at 2418 W.. Bloomingdale, among artists' studios and other not-for-profit organizations.. Since November 15, 2005, Woman Made Gallery has been located at 685 N.. Milwaukee Avenue, just two blocks southeast of Intuit and close to ARC Gallery.. In a 3000-square foot space distributed on two levels, WMG is hosting six exhibition cycles per year with at least eight group and eight solo exhibitions, plus four thematic group shows in its Artisan Gallery, per year.. The gallery has increasingly attracted journalists and critics, resulting in complimentary articles and reviews.. Persistence, professionalism, and confidence in our mission have led to a heightened public interest in gallery events that continues to grow.. We have also been successful in getting many women artists reviewed and featured on television and radio shows.. In addition our website, online registry, and efforts through public media provide valuable exposure for an ever-growing number of women artists and their work.. Woman Made Gallery Timeline.. WMG HIGHLIGHTS.. 1992.. WMG opened its doors with "Man-Made Women" by Beate Minkovski and Kelly Hensen.. WMG incorporated in July.. First group show, titled "Women Do Women" on display.. First Holiday Bazaar.. 1993.. Janet Bloch joined WMG and became Gallery Director.. First Fundraiser, "Starving Artists' Sale".. Unveiling of the "Great Wall of Women" mural.. All-male show, "Men Define the Feminine," brought first newspaper review.. 1994.. Pamela Callahan joined WM.. WMG received its not-for-profit status.. 1995.. First International Women's Day Celebration.. Speakers: Artist Hollis Sigler + Dr..  ...   children.. 2006.. Woman Made Gallery formed part of the.. Milwaukee Avenue Arts Corridor (MAAC).. together with neighboring arts organizations ARC and Intuit, providing excellence in the arts through exhibitions, education and community programming.. WMG doubled the number of solo exhibitions to 12 per year.. The Chicago Women's Caucus for Art honored.. Beate Minkovski.. , co-founder and Executive Director of Woman Made Gallery, for her achievements in support of women in the arts.. 2007.. WMG opened the new year with "From Sham to Shame," with responses by women about the war in Iraq.. As part of our Outreach Initiative, WMG conducted art programs at The Women's Treatment Center.. Galganov & Associates, WMG's website developers, created an Automation Program which allows artists to submit their work online.. Past jurors showed their work in the 15th Anniversary Exhibition in August.. Alison Zehr guided WMG in the development of a Strategic Plan.. 2008.. WMG received a $10,000 grant from the Arts Work Fund to help create an Organizational Systematization project under the guidance of consultant Alison Zehr.. Creator of comic strip "Sylvia," Nicole Hollander read from her book,.. Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial.. during the Jewish Women's exhibition in June 2008.. WMG was invited to curate a large exhibition at Robert Morris College, "Women Imaging Women: A Study of Female Portraiture" in 2009.. WMG awarded solo shows to both Mary Stoppert and Carmen M.. Perez for their services to the organization.. 2009.. WMG's.. Sylvia Goes Green.. fundraising event on January 30 was a success, with sponsors Nicole Hollander, Pam Capitanini's restaurant Vivere, Shannon Downey's company Pivotal Events, the Chicago Tribune, and Robin Malpass' company TDSM.. Amy Galpin attended the annual College Art Association Conference in Los Angeles.. She represented Woman Made at the Feminist Art Project meetings and gave a brief report on the activities of Woman Made to artists and art historians from all over the country.. WMG received a grant of $11,530 from the Illinois Arts Council, and The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation awarded WMG $7,000 in general operating support.. With the support of many individuals, WMG had its most successful Gala event ever, raising more than $56,000.. WMG has become a partner with.. Chicago Amplified.. , a program by Chicago Public Radio.. Recorded versions of WMG's readings can be accessed online.. WMG published its final.. Her Mark.. with art and poetry by 44 women.. 2010.. The Women's Caucus for Art had their national show, juried by Lucy Lippard, at Woman Made Gallery in January and February of 2010.. As part of a citywide celebration entitled the "Year of Mexico" Woman Made Gallery hosts the exhibition, "After Adelita" curated by Amy Galpin and generously funded by 3Arts.. Beate Minkovski and Amy Galpin represented WMG at the CAA conference at a panel sponsored by the WCA titled, "Investigating the Need for Women's Art Galleries, Exhibitions, and Organizations".. Staff member Kristen Carter leaves to study in Vancouver, Canada, and Ruby Thorkelson joins WMG as its Gallery Coordinator.. 2011.. In February, Gigi Rosenberg, author of.. The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing: How to Find Funds and Write Foolproof Proposals for the Visual, Literary, and Performing Artist.. presented a successful workshop at WMG.. WMG honored Indira Freitas Johnson at the WMG Gala on Gala on March 25th.. The Gender and Women's Studies Programs at UIC has co-sponsored three artist presentations throughout 2011.. Presenters include Catherine Schwalbe-Bouzide, Mary King, and Joyce Owens.. 2012.. WMG started the new year with a new logo.. Created by the team at.. Firebelly University.. , the new logo is inspired by the symmetry and beauty found in how the 'W' and 'M' of WMG fit together.. The resulting form is symbolic of how women in the arts support each other and their communities.. WMG's Anniversary Gala on April 20th was a great success.. In July and August WMG exhibits 20 Jurors Invitational and its 20 year Archives and Permanent Collection.. Participants from the 20 Neighborhood Project, initiated by Ruby Thorkelson, exhibit their assemblages in October.. (top left) WMG's Group Exhibition: Click Art (photo credit: Karen Hanmer).. (center right) 'Xin on a class visit from Haines Elementary School, viewing art by Rose Ann Chasman in the.. Prejudice Show.. (right) WMG's "Tribute" exhibition, with artwork by students from Burr and Goethe Elementary Schools.. JOIN WOMAN MADE GALLERY.. July 14, 2012..

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  • Title: Woman Made Gallery: Board
    Descriptive info: Aida.. Emart.. B O A R D OF D I R E C T O R S.. Current Board Members.. Woman Made Gallery is governed by its board of directors, which, together with staff members, conducts regular meetings throughout the year.. Annual elections are held in May, and the Board president serves for two years while other board members are elected annually.. Board positions are renewable.. Board members contribute a minimum annual amount of $350 which includes contributions to the Directors and Officers insurance.. Board assistance may come also through any other donation and/or funds raised through donated items and auction sponsorship.. Board members serve on at least one committee each, and actively help with fundraising activities.. They also attend select art openings and other events and help to recruit new members.. Following are the names, positions and brief biographical descriptions of our current and former board members:.. Tammi Franke -.. Board President.. Tammi Franke is a partner at the law firm of Fitzgerald, Franke & Hewes LLP.. She advises emerging and established technology, marketing, and communication companies.. She has experience in art and entertainment law, software licensing, and consulting services and a wide range of debt and equity financings.. She is formerly Executive Director of Lawyers for the Creative Arts, and Adjunct Professor at DePaul University and Columbia College.. Her husband is a photographer/talent agent and her son attends The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.. Andrea Leets -.. Treasurer.. Andrea Leets has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Loyola University.. She is Senior Tax Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) with previous work experience at True Partners Consulting.. She is an active member in the People Committee and on the Chicago Green Team at PwC as well as a member of Young Professionals of Chicago (YPC).. Erin Waser -.. Secretary.. Erin Waser is a Graphic Designer for ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV), and works with broadcast, motion, print, web and set design.. Her broadcast and set design work have been honored with Emmy and BDA awards.. Erin is a professional artist who earned a BS in Media Studies, Minor in Painting at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.. Her paintings have been exhibited in solo and juried exhibitions since 2005.. She previously served on the Executive Committee of Coalition Gallery, where she oversaw design of the gallery's promotional materials, and on the Development and Programming Committees for the Chicago Artists' Coalition.. Erin currently serves on the WMG Marketing Committee.. www.. erinwaser.. com.. Marcia Grubb.. Marcia Grubb is an artist with a Master of Fine Arts degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.. She served as Head of the Printmaking Department at Columbia College from 1976 to 1982; and was Treasurer of the National Women's Caucus for Art from 1978 to 1981.. Grubb is President of Grubb Property Management, Inc.. , a condo, town-home, and cooperative community management company, nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year since 2006 by Ernst & Young.. Linda Hillman.. Linda Hillman has a B.. in Art and Art History, a M.. in Visual Communication from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a M.. in Applied Linguistics from the Illinois Institute of Technology.. She is an artist working in ceramics, following 35 years as an ESL teacher, teacher trainer, writer, and founding director of the English Language Academy at DePaul University, Chicago.. She has published articles about noted potters in New Ceramics, Ceramics Monthly, and in Clay Times.. lindahillmanpottery.. Gail Holmberg.. Gail Holmberg is President of Blue Morpho Consulting.. She serves as a fractional CIO or “CIO on Call” for small companies and provides technology consulting services to organizations of all sizes.. She has a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois State University.. Both her father and her daughter are artists, and she loves visiting art museums and art exhibits across the world.. Mary Keefe.. Mary Keefe is Managing Director and Director of Compliance for Nuveen Investments, Inc.. , a leading provider of diversified investment services.. From 1994 to 2003, Mary was the Director of the Midwest Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission , where she managed a staff of more than 200 in the enforcement and examination programs of the SEC Office.. Mary earned her law degree at DePaul University College of Law and her undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University.. She is a member of the Chicago Finance Exchange, where she served as a board member from 2001 to 2003.. She has been a WMG Board member since 2008 and chaired the WMG Finance Committee as its Treasurer through June 2011.. Janet Snow-Godfrey.. Janet Snow-Godfrey has 28+ years of proven success creating HR strategies and practices that have achieved short and long-term growth and financial objectives.. Her experience includes managing HR, sales and operations teams as well as working in multiple industries and company configurations.. She was Vice President for Talent Acquisition at Sara Lee Corporation, and most recently Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Culligan International.. Monica Staco.. Monica Staco is a Sr.. Specialist in Marketing Research at Northern Trust.. She brings ten years of consumer insights, strategy and research experience.. She earned her Master's Degree in Counseling from Loyola University of Chicago.. She is a committee member of Northern Trust's Women Professional Organization.. Monica grew up in the Caribbean where she learned to appreciate art.. In her free time she trains for triathlons and hopes one day to be an Ironman finisher.. Ginny Sykes.. Ginny Sykes work includes painting, performance, installation, film, and public art.. She has exhibited in national and international exhibitions.. Sykes has completed over 40 public art works including On the Wings of Water, a glass tile mural at O'Hare airport.. Her public artwork includes private commissions, community based projects, schools, parks, and civic spaces.. Sykes has taught in both the Museum and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Evanston Art Center and Lill Street Arts Center and is an Illinois Arts Council Roster Artist.. She received an honor award from the Illinois chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and has been a Ragdale fellow.. Sykes is a core artist with Chicago Public Art Group.. Her work is included in the publications.. A Guide to Chicago Murals.. ,.. Urban Art Chicago.. , and.. The Chicago Public Art Guide.. Sykes is currently pursuing her masters in the Women and Gender Studies department at Loyola University, Chicago, IL.. ginnysykes.. Photos of Kathleen Waterloo, Shannon Downey and Erin Waser by Jennifer Bisbing.. Former Board Members.. Marty Bash.. Marty Bash is the retired owner of MKS Composing, a typesetting business she ran for 32 years.. Her education includes two years at Mt.. Holyoke College in Massachusetts and a B.. in Art History from Northwestern University.. She started volunteering once a week at Woman Made in September of 2004, as well as at the Shedd Aquarium, and joined the WMG Board in April of 2008, serving on several committees.. We thank Marty for her many years of loyal services to WMG, and we are so very grateful that she will continue her involvement as a volunteer.. Audrey Godwin.. Audrey Godwin is the owner of Godwin Architecture, a licensed architecture and interior design firm, in Chicago.. Her work experience encompasses renovations, additions and new construction and she enjoys providing design solutions for a variety of different project types, including residential, retail, commercial and educational.. Audrey received her Master of Architecture degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.. She has great passion and appreciation for the arts and will continue her services on the WMG Advisory Board.. We thank Audrey, for her able and kind leadership as WMG Board President.. godwinarchitecture.. Kathleen Waterloo.. Kathleen Waterloo is a professional artist working with encaustics.. She earned  ...   Gotthelf was elected and served on the City of Madison Common Council for eight years.. She is a board member of the Andersonville Development Corporation (www.. andersonvilledevcorp.. She is the past chairperson of Community Media Workshop.. Gotthelf received her B.. in Geography from Beloit College.. Fluent in French and Spanish, she has lived in France and Latin America.. We are most appreciative of the work that Nicole did as WMG's board president from 2007 to 2009, and we'll miss her important contributions.. Wilma Stevens.. Wilma Stevens is a former art director, graphic artist and book designer with World Book Publishing.. Her own art involves traditional lace making.. Stevens has served as President for the Chicago Chapter of NOW.. She is a former board member for the Chicago Book Clinic, and served on the WMG board from 2001 to 2009, with terms as both President and Vice President.. We thank Wilma for her guidance and the many contributions that she has made to WMG.. Donna Korey.. Donna Korey, a former elementary school teacher, has a B.. in Art History from the University of Illinois Chicago, where she also completed the Museology certification program.. During this time, she served as a Collection Assistant at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.. Currently, she is researching and writing about the artwork and life of Morris Topchevsky, a Chicago artist and social activist during the first half of the 20th century.. Korey is an instructor of Art History, teaching a Modern Art Survey class at the Harrington College of Design.. Thank you Donna, for serving as Secretary of the WMG Board of Directors.. You were there when we needed you.. Michele Sexton Dorvil.. Michele Sexton Dorvil is the Assistant Dean and Director of the Liautaud Graduate School of Business at UIC.. She has a Master of Nonprofit Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of General Studies degree from Indiana University.. Prior to joining UIC, Sexton Dorvil worked for the University of Notre Dame managing a $5.. 2 million grant from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate Lymphatic Filariasis in Haiti, as well as teaching a certificate program in Entrepreneurship.. She speaks fluent Creole and conversational French.. We thank Michele for her support and help.. Margo Jeanchild.. Margo Jeanchild is the owner of a consulting and coaching business serving non-profits and community service programs.. She was a VISTA volunteer before beginning a 20-year career with the Peace Corps, during which she worked in Kenya, Sri Lanka, and China.. Jeanchild was an active member on the WMG board from 1996 to 2008 and served as co-chair of the Auction Committee with Amy Stoeffler and Ann Regan.. She currently works as Country Director for the Peace Corps in St.. Lucia.. We thank Margo for all her support of Woman Made Gallery over the many years! We would not be such a great institution without her help.. Mary Ruth Coffey.. Mary Ruth Coffey is a poet, crochet artist, performer, professor of leadership, and human rights advocate.. She uses her business and law education and experience to lead organizations whose missions are to end violence against women and to ensure that every individual has the right and the means to fulfill his/her potential.. She served as the Executive Director of Connections for the Homeless in Evanston and currently works for the Old Town School of Music.. We thank Mary Ruth for her valuable support as Treasurer through June 2008.. Carmen M.. Perez.. Perez is an artist, an Adult Educator for Chicago City Colleges, and Vice-President of Stoppert Perez Ltd.. , an arts and antiques business.. Perez received her B.. in Art from Northeastern Illinois University.. She exhibits her jewelry, sculpture, and drawings in galleries, art and craft fairs, and expositions in the U.. and Canada.. Her work can be viewed at.. linealatinaarte.. Together with Mary Stoppert she established WMG's Artisan Gallery in Spring 2005 and co-curated all Artisan Gallery exhibitions through July 2008.. Perez resigned from the WMG board in June 2008.. We are most grateful for Carmen's outstanding and devoted services to Woman Made.. Mary C.. Strickland.. Strickland is a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Kansas.. She worked as a Client Financial Management Specialist at Accenture in Chicago.. Strickland is also an artist, with an interest in charcoal drawings.. We are grateful to Mary for serving on the WMG board through fiscal year 2008.. Jyotsana Garg.. Jyotsana Garg's educational background includes a B.. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.. from Carnegie Mellon University.. Her career has expanded from Price Waterhouse Coopers, the Defense Department, and CNA Insurance, to Cinteger LLC, a property management consulting service in NC.. Jodi joined the WMG board in spring 2005 and served as Secretary through spring 2008.. We are most grateful for her sevices.. Nancy Koprowski.. Nancy Koprowski is Chief Operating Officer of The Michelangelo Group, LLC, a media consulting company, whose clients include.. The Wall Street Journal.. The Washington Post.. , and the United Press International, among others.. Koprowski works as a Music professor at Harold Washington College, in Chicago.. She holds a Master's degree in music composition from the American Conservatory of Music, and a graduate diploma in publishing management from George Washington University in Washington D.. C.. Thank you to Nancy for her role on the WMG board and for her support.. Rhonda Wheatley.. Rhonda Wheatley is an artist who explores language, consciousness, and spirituality in her mixed-media paintings.. She exhibits her work throughout Chicago and across the U.. , and she was represented by FLATFILEgalleries.. Also a writer and editor with a marketing/advertising background, Wheatley received her B.. in English from Loyola University and an M.. in Writing from DePaul University.. She was a board member from November 2003 to June 2007 and served as board Secretary from 2004 to 2006.. We'll miss Rhonda's valuable participation on the WMG board.. Ann Regan.. Ann Regan was Chief Compliance Officer of The Oakmark Funds and Director of Mutual Fund Compliance at Harris Associates L.. P.. , an investment management firm in Chicago.. Regan received her M.. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and her law degree from Stanford University.. She served with Nicole Gotthelf on the Governance Committee.. Regan resigned from the board in October 2006 when she moved, but continues her involvement with WMG by serving on the Advisory Board.. We are grateful for Ann's support and outstanding work for the organization.. Roberta Reb Allen.. Currently serving as Vice President and Curriculum Director at the American School in Lansing, Illinois, Roberta Reb Allen is also an accomplished artist.. She presently works on a series of small watercolors of a young girl at play and her images can be viewed on her webpage,.. robertareballen.. Allen was WMG's Board President from 2002 to 2004 and also served as Vice President and Secretary.. She successfully helped the organization in a variety of important areas, including as Volunteer Coordinator for the annual art auction.. Roberta retired from the WMG board in June of 2005, and we thank her for her most dedicated service to WMG.. Lauren Levato.. Lauren Levato is an artist, writer and co-founder of.. Survivor Circle.. , an organization helping women heal from sexual trauma through art.. She received her A.. in Women's Studies and B.. in Writing from Purdue University, and wrote, edited, and designed for various news organizations and women's magazines before becoming a freelancer.. Levato served as Secretary of the WMG board, and resigned in June 2005.. She continued to coordinate the poetry readings at Woman Made Gallery through 2007.. We thank Lauren for the wonderful contributions she has made to the organization.. Photos of Wilma Stevens, Roberta Reb Allen, and Lauren Levato by Tom Van Eynde.. January 07, 2014..

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  • Title: Woman Made Gallery: Directors
    Descriptive info: Mary.. Phelan.. P E R S O N N E L.. History.. Woman Made Gallery was co-founded in 1992 by Beate C.. Minkovski and Kelly Hensen, two returning art students at Northeastern Illinois University.. Renting a storefront on Chicago's north side, Kelly and Beate exhibited their Senior Show, "Man-Made Women.. " Kelly is responsible for giving the Gallery its great name and for the original WMG logo taken from her woodcut, depicting two hands forming a triangle.. What started as a personal studio space for these two friends evolved into a not-for-profit gallery serving women artists since 1992.. Minkovski has continued to guide WMG as its Executive Director since 1993.. Active with neighboring arts organizations Intuit and ARC, she served on the Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Panel for the Chicago Cultural Center from 2005 to 2008, and in 2012.. Minkovski was part of the Special Service Area (SSA) #29 Commission jury panel for public art in Chicago's Westtown, and has curated exhibitions for various arts organizations, including the CWCA, The Women's Art Registry of Minnesota, Women's Work in Woodstock, and The Art Center in Highland Park, Illinois.. She is the 2006 CWCA award recipient for achievements in the arts.. Many devoted and able women have helped to shape and develop WMG into a strong organization.. One of the gallery's major contributors is.. Janet Bloch.. , who, after refining the WMG logo, dedicated her services as Gallery Director from 1993 to January 2000.. She provides ongoing support to artists with her successful Career Day workshops.. Janet continues to play a significant role as the organization's Senior Advisor.. Another strong supporter and guiding influence is.. Pamela Callahan.. , who started as a volunteer in 1994.. Pamela served as Gallery Director from 1998 to Fall 2000 and then, as Associate Director, focused on marketing and publicity for the gallery, in addition to coordinating poetry readings through 2002.. She initiated the.. project, an annual publication through 2010 that included art and poetry by 44 women.. Pamela Callahan is the organization's generous and inspirational Gallery Associate.. Gallery Staff.. - Executive Director.. Ruby Thorkelson.. - Gallery Coordinator.. Sydney Stoudmire.. - Gallery Assistant.. Emanuel Aguilar.. - Preparator.. Volunteer Staff.. Mary Ann Anthony.. - Exhibition and Auction Support.. - Marketing Support.. Nina Corwin.. - Poetry Readings Coordinator.. Mary King.. - Exhibition Layout.. LuEllen Joy Giera.. - Facilitator of Her Group.. Karen Rechtschaffen.. - Gallery Assistance.. Marty Bash and.. Melanie Deal.. - WMG Editors.. Main Advisors.. Judy Chicago.. - Executive Advisor.. - Senior Advisor.. - Gallery Associate.. Ruby Thorkelson -.. Gallery Coordinator.. Ruby Thorkelson is WMG's Gallery Coordinator.. She is also an interdisciplinary artist working in drawing, mixed media assemblage, and social practice.. Her work as Gallery Coordinator is focused on both administrative support and expanding participation through engaging new artists and audiences in the gallery's programs.. In Summer of 2011 she curated "Underground", a group exhibition of self-published work and graphic art by women, transgender, and genderqueer artists.. She also created Woman Made Gallery's Neighborhood Gift Exchange, in which over 180 people created art objects and anonymously exchanged them at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival.. In 2012 she is taking on the director role for 20 Neighborhoods, a workshop series and exhibition based on Chicago women’s experiences and aspirations for their homes, families, neighborhoods, communities, and city.. Sydney Stoudmire -.. Gallery Assistant.. Sydney Stoudmire is WMG's Gallery Assistant.. She is a graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Art History, with a concentration in Photography and Contemporary Art.. An advocate to the underrepresented, she is committed to creating exhibition opportunities for emerging artists of color, showcasing work that challenges gendered and racial stereotypes, and providing low-income populations with contemporary arts exposure.. Sydney's professional experiences working with individual artists, non-profit organizations, and private sectors have helped her hone critical skills in event planning, public relations, and arts administration.. Emanuel Aguilar -.. Exhibition Preparator.. Emanuel Aguilar is assisting WMG with all aspects of installing art for group and solo shows.. In addition he volunteers his marketing skills to the organization.. He is a Fine Arts Major at Columbia College with concentration in Identity Politics and a Minor in Marketing.. He also studied in Florence, Italy at the Lorenzo De Medici University in 2007.. Aguilar gained gallery experience at Jean Albano Gallery and A & D Gallery, has curated several exhibitions, and helped found the online arts magazine.. Jettison.. In 2010 he co-curated "Girl: Please!" a WMG group show.. Past  ...   meets with staff to choose the day or days of the week that she wishes to work at Woman Made.. Internships at Woman Made are unpaid, but we encourage students to contact their universities about receiving credit.. Potential interns do not have to be affiliated with a university.. Typically, an intern works at least one day a week for a 10- to 15-week period.. Interns assist staff members with publicity, installation of art, artist relations, editing of the website, grant research, and many other activities.. They help keep the gallery organized and help with a variety of tasks that increase the daily productivity of Woman Made.. Interns come from a variety of universities and organizations, including the School of the Art Institute, Loyola University, DePaul University, Northwestern University, Columbia College, and organizations like the Urban Life Center, located in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood.. Interns' areas of interests are diverse and have included studies in visual art, painting, art history, sociology, and gender studies.. Our 2010 interns include Ryna Frankel, Michele Finkelstein, Priya Bhayana, Inna Komarovsky, Cara Boldarini, Amber Bookenberger, Emily Heap, Stephanie El Tawil, Whitney Stoepel, and Lizzie Jones.. Thanks to our 2009 interns Cara Boldarini, Colleen Griffin, Caitlin Andler, Christine Galvez, Christa Heilman, Sara Higley, Liz Kozik, Tasha Mills, Jalpa Pandya, and Devin Prendergast.. Volunteers.. Several volunteers help out from once a month to once weekly.. LuEllen Joy Giera is WMG's current Her Group Facilitator, and Mary King does a fabulous job laying out WMG exhibitions.. Thanks to Margaret Denny who provided assistance with our Artisan Gallery and at opening receptions.. Volunteers who helped with outreach programs at the Women's Treatment Center and at several Chicago elementary schools include Sandra Garber, Karen Rechtschaffen, Sadie Gerbic, Marlene Skolnik and Marilyn Mack.. Other helpful gallery volunteers include Cara Boldarini, Laura Callier, Diane Chin, Shannon Cleary, Sandy Wong Darroch, Laurel Delaney, Julie Foreman, Sally Sepsey Grimes, Mary Jo O'Hearn, Joan Pantsios, Louise Pappageorge, Michelle Perkins, Barbara Puechler, Caren Helene Rudman, Ellen Rodman, Lora Sherman, Cynthia Staples, Cynthia Strohschein, Jennifer Towslee, Tamasha Williams, Beth Van Riper, Jere Van Syoc, Gail Willert, and many others.. They assist us at various tasks, from changing shows to welcoming guests at opening receptions.. Past volunteers whom we miss very much are Mary Stoppert and Carmen Perez, who were the Artisan Curators from 2005 to 2008, and Margaret Denny assisted with the Artisan Gallery from 2009 to 2010.. Then there is Lauren Levato, who did a tremendous job as our Poetry Coordinator through 2007.. Deb Flagel co-facilitated Her Group sessions with LuEllen Joy Giera.. Other past volunteers who left an exceptional mark on WMG include Lora Sherman, Elizabeth Neubauer, Ed Misley, Fiona McLaren, Beth Shank, Alexandra Zonis, Melissa Neiss, and Marta Wojcek.. And there are those volunteers who have helped repeatedly at special events or with special tasks: Karen Abbott, Tiffany Amirante, Eleanna Anagnos, Carol Augustine, Gina Bader, Janet Beals, Monica Brown, Kathryn Ferrell, Andrea Ginsburg, Barbara Grzybowski, Laura Hermann, Allison Hill, Alison Hilsabeck, Sandra Holubow, Deborah Hughes, Patty Johnston, Angela Just, Catherine Lundgren, Judith Nolan, Roxana Pereira, Jennifer Riehm, Lisa Rivas, Zareen Sirajullah, Laurel Smith, Amy Seidenbecker, Helen Gagel Squires, Eileen Wasserman, and Alexandra Zonis.. There are many, many other great volunteers who have contributed their time and energy throughout the years.. Sometimes their contributions were a one-time commitment and other times they got "stuck" and more intensely involved.. Laura Stempel faithfully coordinated the Women's Group each 4th Sunday of the month.. These "Her Group" sessions are now guided by Deb Flagel and LuEllen Joy Giera.. Artist and writer Andrea Harris and Ellen Wade Beals volunteered their skills to write periodic articles for past WMG newsletters.. There are over 100 volunteers who have helped at WMG over the past few years, and we are very grateful and truly fortunate to know all of them.. At WMG many cooks don't spoil the food, but make the organization stronger, more diverse, and more exciting.. Through volunteering, local artists accomplish two things: they give to a good cause, and learn professionalism when dealing with galleries in general.. If you are interested in being a volunteer at Woman Made Gallery, please email us at gallery@womanmade.. org or call us at 312-738-0400.. Images on the left side from top to bottom depict Beate Minkovski and Kristen Carter; images on the right side from top to bottom show Kelly Hensen, Janet Bloch, Pamela Callahan, Ruby Thorkelson, Emanuel Aguilar, Mary Ann Anthony, and Karen Rechtschaffen surrounded by her fabulous artwork.. November 09, 2013..

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  • Title: Woman Made Gallery: Advisors
    Descriptive info: Suzanne.. Keith Loechl.. A D V I S O R S.. Executive Advisor.. The WMG Executive Advisor is renowned artist.. Judy joined our gallery in 1997 and visits WMG off and on when in Chicago.. The image to the right shows Judy at her last visit to Woman Made Gallery, listening to our progress report and giving valuable advice for our future development.. One of her suggestions was to show larger bodies of work by individual artists in solo shows.. The image on the left shows Judy surrounded by Woman Made Staff after the board meeting.. Former intern Meg Coleman took all digital images.. The women from left to right are Pamela Callahan, Janet Bloch, Judy Chicago, Beate Minkovski and former Gallery Director Sheila Farley.. Read Judy Chicago's.. biography.. and view her work by visiting her website at.. judychicago.. Senior Advisor.. Our Senior Advisor  ...   hand.. Janet Bloch is the three-time recipient of the CAAP grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and a recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Visual Artists Fellowship and the Arts Midwest/NEA Regional Fellowship.. Please visit her WMG.. to find out more about her.. Advisory Board.. We are thankful to all Advisory Board members, a diverse group of dedicated women and men, who are contributing to Woman Made Gallery in their fields of expertise.. Stephanie Rose Bird.. Jan Brown Checco.. Susan Ifergan.. Indira Freitas Johnson.. Donna Magnani.. Joyce Owens.. Sandra Perlow.. Mary Stoppert.. Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk.. Tom Van Eynde.. Daniel Waterloo.. Advisory Board members together with board members and staff representatives serve on a variety of committees which include Development, Marketing, and Programming.. (above right) 'Spiritual Anatomy', 7 x 3.. 5 feet, mixed media sculpture by Mary Ann Thompson Frenk.. August 07, 2012..

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  • Title: Woman Made Gallery: Annual Reports
    Descriptive info: A N N U A L R E P O R T S.. Woman Made Gallery supports and cultivates the diverse contributions of women artists through exhibitions, educational programs and community outreach.. We believe that such contributions are an essential component in the spectrum of cultural expression.. Woman Made Gallery offers stimulating and educational programs with a focus  ...   interaction of the arts in contemporary culture.. Annual Report 2012.. Annual Report 2011.. Annual Report 2010.. Annual Report 2009.. Annual Report 2008.. Annual Report 2007.. (3.. 1 MB).. Annual Report 2006.. (1.. 14 MB).. Annual Report 2005.. (528 KB).. Image: Molly West is viewing artwork from WMG's Group Exhibition: "Signatures of Age" in November 2006.. June 23, 2013..

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  • Title: Woman Made Gallery: Sponsors
    Descriptive info: Linda.. Rzoska.. S P O N S O R S.. Thank You.. We thank our.. Art Angel.. , an anonymous donor who contributes generously and repeatedly through Harris Bank.. We extend our gratitude to the following individuals and businesses:.. Mary Ann and John Anthony.. Carol Augustine.. Barbara Barnard.. Marty and Jim Bash.. Ellen Wade Beals.. Andrea Bempong.. Ann Berg.. Kathy Bergold.. Karen Boehning.. Cairy Brown.. Fran Bull and Robert Black.. Jo-Anne Cairo.. Patricia Callahan.. Peyton Callahan.. Pamella and Alfredo Capitanini.. Jacquelyn E.. Carducci.. Rebecca Carlins.. Ashton Clay.. Elaine Collina.. Diane Cooper.. Jean Cozier.. Vicki Curtis and Bill Siavelis.. PR Davis.. Kathy Deane.. Karen Deighan.. Byron Delman.. Patricia Devine-Reed.. Laurel Dorr.. Dorothy Ellesin-Janus.. Eilts & Associates.. Sherry Emery.. Diana H.. Fagan.. Ingrid Fassbender.. Jan Feldman.. Marcia Fensin.. Tammi Franke and Markus Giolas.. Mallory and Kenneth Frjelich.. Patricia Karen Gagic.. Galganov & Associates.. Bettina B..  ...   Kennedy.. Dianne Lancia.. Claudia Langman.. Catherine MacCarthy.. Suzanne Massey.. Carol McDonald.. Julia McLemore.. Bobbi Meier.. Mary Meyer.. Jeanine Meola.. Valentin Michov.. Beate and Michael Minkovski.. Noel Moore.. Jeanna Moyer.. Jean Nerenberg.. Mona O'Connor.. Brenda Oelbaum.. Lelaine Lim Paik.. Louise Pappageorge.. Sandra and Michael Perlow.. Laurel Potkul.. Susan Pritzker.. Sri Reddy.. Carol Rizzolo.. Sally Ruddy.. Martin E.. Schmidt.. Janet Schumacher.. Sandra Sheagren.. Lorna Shepard.. Joyce Simon.. Rebecca Sive and Steve Tomashefsky.. Leslie Sobel.. Tania W.. Stepanian.. Amy Stoeffler and Ralph Lauterbach.. Linda Erf Swift.. David B.. Sykes Family Foundation.. Elena Aguirre and Jacob Sznajder.. Anne Corwin Taft.. Mary Ross Taylor.. Frances E.. Tuite.. Sharon Uselman.. Babette Wainwright.. Linda Warren.. Erin Waser.. Kathleen and Dan Waterloo.. Gary E.. Waters.. Kathy Weaver.. Christy Webber Landscapes.. Cleo Wilson.. Sallie Wolf.. Ted Wolff.. Charles Yager.. Alison Zehr.. BECOME AN ARTIST MEMBER.. or.. MAKE A DONATION.. April 22, 2013..

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  • Title: Woman Made Gallery: Auctions
    Descriptive info: AUCTIONS.. POETRY & PROSE.. Catherine.. Keebler.. A N N U A L G A L A.. WMG's 21st Anniversary Gala: A Roaring Success!.. WMG's annual Gala in celebration of 21 years of support for women artists.. happened on Thursday, April 25th at.. Salvage One.. Hundreds of individuals, from committee, board, and staff members to volunteers and donors contributed to this important annual event.. Through their joint efforts we were able to raise more than $42,000 for WMG and our programs in support of women artists.. The evening featured highlights of the life and work of.. Sonia Delauney.. ; a great silent auction with fabulous art, and raffle prizes including an Architectural River Tour for 8 generously donated by James Pinzker.. The lucky raffle winners are Melissa Alderton, Kimberly Gust, and Roger Lueck-Mammen.. Scrumptious appetizers were provided by.. Amazing Edibles.. Cabot Creamery.. donated an assortment of gourmet cheeses.. DJ Michael Coloma DJs and Skratchie Robinson were outstanding in music selection making this event even more beautiful, and Dancer Linda Padilla and daughter Erica Molina demonstrated Charleston dance moves from the 20s.. Thanks to WMG's Gala Committee:.. Honorary Chairs Margo Jeanchild, Ann Regan, and Amy Stoeffler.. Co-chaired by Kathleen Waterloo and Beate Minkovski, committee members included Mary Ann Anthony, Carrie Byington-Oei, Martinjon Garcia, Bobbi Meier, Danielle Meier, Olivia Morris, Sandra Perlow, Julie Ris, Ruby Thorkelson, Becca Waterloo, and Marsha Woodhouse.. Becca Waterloo designed the invitation and program.. Marty Bash, Julie Ris, and Erin Waser assisted with editing.. Thanks to WMG's Sponsors:.. Roberta Reb Allen, Mary Ann and John Anthony, L.. Clause Aschinberg, Carol Augustine, Paula Barnett, Marty and Jim Bash, Ellen Wade Beals, Andrea Bempong, Kathy Bergold, Janet Bloch, Cairy Brown, Fran Bull, Christine and Scott Burns, Patricia Callahan, Pamela Callahan, Elaine Collina, Linda Conway, Jean Cozier, David Culligan, Vicki Curtis and Bill Siavelis, David B.. Sykes Family Foundation, Kathy Deane, Alicia Derrah, Eilts & Associates, Inc.. , Fitzgerald & Hewes LLP, Melissa Frey, Gensler, Andrea and Dick Ginsburg, Rachel  ...   Foiled Cupcakes.. , Tammy Franke, Joan Friedberger, Esperanza Gama,.. Goodman Theatre.. , Juarez Hawkins, Linda Hillman, Ellen Holtzblatt,.. Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding.. Intuit: The Center for Outsider and Intuitive Art.. , Jan McKeachie Johnston,.. JV Color Salon.. , Elka-Elzbieta Kazmierczak, Mary Keefe, Linda Kelen, Virginia Kondziolka, Mie Kongo, Itala Langmar, Jenny Learner,.. Lillstreet Art Center.. , Suzanne Keith Loechl, Sioban Lombardi, Chandrika Marla, Bobbi Meier, Bert Menco, Beate Minkovski, Diana Mooses, Anita Nagler,.. Nature Yoga Sanctuary.. Nora's Shoe Shop.. , Mary O'Connell,.. Poetry Foundation.. R&F Handmade Paints.. , Karen Rechtschaffen, Clare Rosean,.. Shedd Aquarium.. , Janet Snow-Godfrey, Allison Svoboda, Keith J.. Taylor, Rhona Taylor, Maria Testaguzza, Cindy Trim Photography,.. Uncommon Ground.. , Becca Waterloo, Kathleen Waterloo, Kathy Weaver, Georgia Lang Weithe,.. Winnetka Wine Shop.. , Marcia Winograd,.. David Woodhouse Architects.. , Marcia Woodhouse,.. Zealous Good.. Gala Program:.. Thanks to Becca Waterloo and Erin Waser for design work; and thanks to.. Salsedo Press.. for a great print job!.. Click Here to View the Gala Program.. Thanks to Gala Program Advertisers:.. A.. R.. E.. Partners LLC.. ;.. Choices in Dentistry.. DeLux Bar & Grill.. DuPage Medical Group.. Tom Ferguson Interiors.. Godwin Architecture.. ; Grubb Property Management, Inc; Lauterbach LTD;.. Spacca Napoli Pizzeria.. Thanks to Our Cherished Volunteers:.. Kristin Abhalter, Phaydra Babinchok, Jim Bash, Cara Boldarini, Elise Chagas, Sheila Donovan, Virginia Iverson, Stephanie Larson, Sarah Levine, Laura Lopez, Jen Mooses, Edith Morales, Maggie Pavao, Leila Rahravan, Mary Sesol, Dorian Sosa, Thiel, Megan Turk, Carla Vallade, and Nicky Wallace.. Thanks to Hannah Fehrman.. for documenting the event.. We love her photography and photos on this page were taken by her! Top photo shows volunteers preparing for the event; photo on the right shows board member, Gail Holmberg placing her bid while husband is watching; and photo below shows Becca and Kathleen Waterloo.. View more event photos on our.. Facebook Page.. VIEW ART DONATIONS TO PAST FUNDRAISERS.. 2013 Gala.. 2012 Gala.. 2011 Gala.. 2010 Gala.. 2009 Gala.. 2008 Gala.. July 14, 2013.. WebSite Design by..

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  • Title: Woman Made Gallery - Auction
    Descriptive info: This section of the Woman Made Auction requires a frames and tables capable browser.. If you see this text, your browser is out of date.. Please visit.. Netscape.. Microsoft.. to download a frames enabled browser.. Thanks for visiting..

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  • Title: Woman Made Gallery: Artists' Registry
    Descriptive info: Fillhardt.. ARTISTS' REGISTRY.. Are You Ready to Be a Web Woman?.. In our ongoing efforts to serve women artists and to educate the public about their artistic contribution, WMG started an.. Online Artists' Registry.. in July 2000.. It is the best and most efficient self-promotional tool, besides having professional images, an updated resume and bio, being a member of a respected arts organization and participating in their online registry.. If you already have your own independent web page, we suggest that you have another one with Woman Made Gallery.. WHY? Because we get the traffic which benefits you too.. And there is a lot that you can do with your web site: How can anything be easier and faster than sending 15 images at a click of a button to anyone else in the world who has internet access?.. View the artists'.. web pages.. ! Click on the art images to see more of their art or click on the names to find out who these artists are.. As you will discover, the web page is simple, easy to navigate and beautiful on top of it.. We are extremely proud of the design, done by Galganov & Associates, our web designers, and very happy to be able to offer it to you for the most reasonable price!.. Requirements.. If you have 15 good digital images of a body of work (basic web page), you are ready to have your own WMG web page.. Your "Internet Gallery" can help you connect with potential collectors, gallery owners and curators from around the world.. All requirements and instructions are in the.. FOR ARTISTS.. section, but if you need guidance, contact us by.. email.. or call the Gallery at 312-738-0400.. The total cost for the basic website for the first year is $250, which includes the annual hosting fee ($150), setting up your site, scanning and color correcting 15 slide images plus one main-page image, and typesetting your personal information (resume, artist's statement, selected exhibitions, etc.. ) The advanced version of the website allows you to have up to 30 images on your site.. The cost is $10 per slide or $5 per jpg image above the initial $250 price.. If, in the future, you wish to exchange older images with new work or add more images it will cost you $10 per slide or $5 per jpg image.. Editing text is $10 per  ...   that international checks may take two weeks or more to clear.. Posted with permission from the Maryland State Arts Council Visual Artists' Registry.. Testimonials.. Dear WMG,.. I would like to encourage fellow members to join your online artist registry.. Since doing so a year ago, I have received many "hits" on my link.. Several sources have requested slide packets/resumes for inclusion of my original artwork in the print market.. A Washington, D.. art consultant/gallery working with commercial interior designers, architects, and corporate clients also requested a complete slide packet with the potential for commission work.. An author in the Atlanta area would like to include me in a book she is writing on creativity amongst artists that she terms "late bloomers.. " Most recently I have been included in an international exhibition of women artists that will take place in Italy this September.. Woman Made has established itself on the national and international level as a resource for artists, advocates, and aficionados.. None of the above would have occurred without my exposure on the WMG online artist registry.. Whereas artists may have their own web page(I do) and feel no need for this service, people unfamiliar with their work will never opt to look at that site as they do not know a name to begin with.. Being viewed on the Woman Made registry vs.. one's own web page holds much greater odds.. Kudos to WMG for being a frontrunner in this area with a most enjoyable, resourceful, professional, and user friendly website.. Their 21st century vision has put Woman Made Gallery ahead of the pack.. Similar galleries sprouting in other major cities have recently been sending me membership information!.. Debates still persist about the legitimacy of showing one's work on the Internet.. While the many debates continue, those using it are professional enough to know that they are viewing an image that undoubtedly is better seen in person.. And in using it, they are able to conduct their art business and affairs in a more economic and efficient manner.. The computer is the visual tool of the art community today.. It is not going away.. Use it and be seen!.. -- Kathleen Waterloo - 8-22-01.. (top right).. Quantum Leap.. , acrylic on canvas by Ulrike Ostermann.. (left).. Sterling Contracted Sphere.. , sterling silver by Suzanne Shafer-Wilson.. (right).. Hubbard St.. , encaustic on panel by Kathleen Waterloo.. July 29, 2012..

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