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Woman Made Gallery- 2nd Midwest Open!

  • Woman Made Gallery 2150 S Canalport Ave., Suite 4A3 Chicago, IL, 60608 US (map)



December 27, 2018



Contact Information

Deb Flagel, Executive Director

Phone: 312-738-0400 | Email:



Group Exhibition Juried by Amy Galpin


January 11 – February 2, 2019 | Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 6 – 8 p.m.


CHICAGO — Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is pleased to present its 2nd Midwest Open, an exhibition juried by Amy Galpin, who selected works by 35 artists from eight Midwest states.


In her juror statement, Amy Galpin notes: “I strove for a multidisciplinary exhibition with artists engaged in myriad visual languages. Ceramics and woodworking are shown alongside painting and photography. From Monica Brown’s focused abstractions to Lily Mayfield’s poetic but not overly sentimental photographs of her family, there is much to engage with in this exhibition. There is often an over- emphasis on art produced on the coasts, and this exhibition reminds us of the many talented artists working in the Midwest region of the United States.”

Artwork by Erin Garber-Pearson: Lightly, from A to B


On view are two- and three-dimensional works by Biance Alebiosu, Anoush Bargamian, Hannah Bennett, Monica Brown, Phoenix S. Brown, Mirvia Eckert, Bronwyn Elkuss, Erin Garber-Pearson (image), Sue Goldsmith, Sharon Harper, Mairin Hartt, Tracie Hayes, Dawn Heid, Kelly Hensen, Susan Jablonski, Clarissa Jakobsons, Carrie Katzenmeyer, Sandra Leonard, Samantha Link, Ellen Starr Lyon, April Malphurs, Lara Mann, Lily Mayfield, Beverly Alice Nash, Sarah O'Neil, Louise Pappageorge, Monica




Rezman, Elizabeth Rhoads Read, Liese Ricketts, Marna Shopoff, Harin Song, Mariko Ventura, Mallorie Wright, Kiki Zhen, and Rebecca Zink.


Juror: Amy Galpin

Amy Galpin, PhD, is the Chief Curator at the Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida. She was formerly the Curator at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum of Rollins College and Associate Curator, Art of the Americas, at the San Diego Museum of Art. In addition to exhibitions at these institutions, she has also curated exhibitions for the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, the Orlando Science Center, and the Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando, among other spaces.


2nd Midwest Open Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Woman Made Gallery Literary Series Presents Spirits in the Material World

Curated by Nina Corwin

Sunday, January 20, 2018 | 2 – 4 p.m.


Varieties of religious practice and experiences of religious doctrine, institutions, and traditions give poets—especially women and the gender nonconforming—much to write  about. Representing a  diversity of poets, styles, and approaches, these readings will explore saints and sinners, myth and ritual, doctrine and heresy, cosmology and tradition. Readers include Fullamusu Bangura, Traci Brimhall, Lisa Croneberg, Lisa Dordal, Mojdeh Stoakley, and Ruth Williams.


All events are free and open to the public. Please enter the building through the parking lot at the North Entrance on the 21st Street side of the building. Call box access code: enter 271 and press Call button to be buzzed in.

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Woman Made Gallery

2150 S. Canalport #4A-3 | Chicago, IL 60608

312-738-0400 | |

Gallery Hours: Thurs–Fri noon–6 p.m. | Sat–Sun noon–4 p.m. | Admission: Free


Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from the Arts Work Fund; the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; the Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund; the Illinois Arts Council Agency; the MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; a major anonymous donor; and the generosity of its members and contributors.

Later Event: February 1
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