Through a BIPOC Lens: Decolonizing Feminism

There are many schools of feminist thought; and mainstream feminism has not – intentionally or not – been inclusive of all voices. One such response to this is the “womanist” movement coined by Alice Walker in 1979, for black feminists or feminists of color, to address more specifically the needs of these groups. WMG would like to take a critical look at feminism. We want to hear the voices and view the work of those who have been systematically marginalized. Please submit images of up three works in all media that include a visual element and have not been previously exhibited at the Gallery. Artists must address the theme of this exhibition in their work and in their artist statement. Jurors: Monica J. Brown and Donna Jackson.

7th Midwest Open

The Midwest Open is an annual exhibition at WMG that highlights the achievements of women and nonbinary artists living in the American Midwest. WMG is looking for work unique to the vision of each artist, work that needs the world to complete it, or work that sings a song from the heart(land). Juror Pamela Callahan is an artist and poet who lives and works in Wisconsin. Supporter of Woman Made Gallery since 1993, she has juried exhibitions, curated literary programs and advised and advocated for WMG throughout the years.

First Entry Due Date: June 22, 2024, 11:59 PM CST (entry fee: $30)

Final Entry Due Date (fee increases to $35): June 29, 2024, 11:59 PM


This is an open call for an exhibition about connecting to oneself, to others and to one’s surroundings. The exhibition will comprise visual material, tactile and sound explorations, dance, poetry, moving image, and more, through the prism of how we establish and maintain our connections on multiple levels. Juror Anke Loh is a designer, artist, and educator who works at the intersection of fashion, art, and technology.

First Entry Due Date: May 23, 2024, 11:59 PM CST (entry fee: $30)

Final Entry Due Date (fee increases to $35): May 30, 2024, 11:59 PM

Open Call for Art on the theme of Religious Trauma

A multimedia group show on the theme of spiritual trauma titled "This Is What We Carry", March 23-April 28, 2024. The group show will be held in a community space in Logan Square, Chicago and welcomes artists of all levels.

We are interested in all mediums of art centering on themes of religious trauma and spiritual trauma. We trust each artist to define these terms in ways that are true for them.

There is no submission fee and you are welcome to submit multiple pieces.

We also invite artists to make new pieces for this show if the theme inspires them. You may submit the form to show your interest even if you do not have a completed piece yet. 

What Women Are Thinking About

Art Show about what women are thinking about, what we think is important. This is an opportunity to put our thoughts and opinions out there. Is there an issue a woman would like to express herself about? This is the time to do so. Size of art is limited to 30 inches. All media considered. 

Down There

Approximately half of Earth's population has vulvar anatomy. The vulva includes, but is not limited to, the vaginal opening, labia majora, labia minora, urethral opening, mon pubis, and external clitoris. Historically relegated as shameful, dirty, or impure across cultures, bodies with vulvas and/or vaginas have been both misunderstood and insufficiently studied by scientists and doctors for centuries. Down There seeks to lift back imposed veils of stigma and mystery, bringing to the forefront conversations around vulvar anatomy, vocabulary, diversity, emotionality, etc. Visual arts media as well as writing, poetry, performance, and video submissions will all be considered.


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