9 Apr 2024

Art Calls Through a BIPOC Lens: Decolonizing Feminism

Woman Made Gallery Chicago, IL, United States


Opportunity Description

International Deadline: July 27; August 3, 2024 – Woman Made Gallery seeks to provide space for an inclusive voice in the struggle for representation of BIPOC women in the art world. For 32 years Woman Made Gallery’s vision has been to “ensure the equal placement of women’s art in the world. WMG hosts conversations on issues that matter most to women, helping them make sense of the world through a feminist lens.”

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.

Exhibition Dates: October 12 – November 9, 2024.

Monica J. Brown and Donna Jackson.

Woman Made Gallery is a space for women and nonbinary artists, including trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer artists. We welcome art from women and non-binary artists from our local community, regionally based, and around the world.

Due to wall size restrictions, artworks must be no larger than 6’ horizontally and under 75 pounds in weight, unless delivered to and picked up from our gallery by the artist. Artists may be additionally responsible for the installation of oversized works.

New media artworks are eligible. To be considered, artists must submit a sample .mp4 or URL under 10 mins for purposes of consideration. For exhibition, WMG requires a digital transfer (Google Drive, Vimeo downloads, WeTransfer) as well as a USB formatted in .mp4 file format delivered to the gallery. WMG can provide a limited number of screens and projectors with basic speakers. All other new media needs are the responsibility of the artist.

The entry fee is $30 until the first deadline. The entry fee will then increase to $35 per entry for an extended due date.

WMG offers up to 30 fee waivers per exhibition. To acknowledge the historic inequities of wealth distribution, they are mainly reserved for ALAANA/BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+.


Notification: August 15, 2024.

Accepted work may be listed for sale or be not for sale (NFS). WMG will retain a 40% commission on sold works. Work remains the property of the artist until sold. Sold artworks shall remain in the exhibition until the end of the exhibition. Artists will be paid no later than 30 days after the close of the exhibit.


  • Exhibition Dates: October 12 – November 9, 2024
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, October 12 from 4 to 7 PM CST
  • Artist Walkthrough: Saturday, November 9 from 2 to 4 PM CST
  • First Entry Due Date: July 27, 2024, 11:59 PM CST
  • Extended Due Date (fee increase to $35): August 3, 2024, 11:59 PM CST
  • Notification: August 15, 2024

Woman Made Gallery is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its goal is to cultivate, promote and support the work of female-identified artists by providing exhibition opportunities, professional development, and public programs that invite discussion about what feminism means today. More than 8,000 women artists have exhibited their work since WMG was established. WMG welcomes the participation of people of all gender expressions and orientations as artists and program participants, members and supporters.

Woman Made Gallery
1332 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607.
t: (312)-738-0400

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Art Calls. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 07 July thru Aug and Open to Artists Worldwide. Benefits: Exhibition - Group and Sales.

Opportunity expires in 23 days.

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