Compete 25th International Open
International Deadline: December 30, 2023 – Woman Made Gallery seeks entries in all media by women and non-binary artists worldwide for its 25th International Open, and on view from at WMG’s new location on 1332 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607.
Juried by artist, Priscilla Otani, this open theme encourages entries that explore or challenge conceptual and material boundaries.
On Display March 2–30, 2024.
Priscilla Otani is Board President of the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art (NCWCA), founding partner of Arc Studios & Gallery in San Francisco, art curator and interdisciplinary artist. Founded in 1973, NCWCA has an activist mission in support of women in the arts and its membership includes artists, art historians, curators, gallerists, art educators and students. As newly elected Board President, Otani prioritizes the continuation of NCWCA’s successful programs such as the mentorship program, curatorial tours, activist exhibitions, and professional development as well as building collaborative opportunities with Bay Area businesses. As partner of Arc Studios & Gallery, Otani has focused on showcasing and promoting emerging and established artists in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Since 2010, Arc has exhibited more than 500 mostly local artists, provides studio spaces for 14 local artists, and houses two micro-businesses. As curator, Otani has produced local, national and international exhibitions through Arc Gallery, NCWCA, National Women’s Caucus for Art, and the Pacific Center for the Book Arts. As an interdisciplinary artist, she has participated in many activist-themed exhibitions, ranging in subject matter from immigration, reproductive rights, women’s rights, to politics.
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.
Open theme encourages entries that explore or challenge conceptual and material boundaries. New media artworks are eligible.
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 fee waivers to those who request the need. WMG offers up to 30 fee waivers per exhibition.
1st place: $500 | 2nd place: $250 | 3rd place: $100
Notification: January 13, 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: March 2–30, 2024
- Opening Reception: Saturday, March 2 at 4–7 PM CST
- First Entry Due Date: December 30, 2023, 11:59 PM CST
- Extended Due Date (fee increase to $35): * Jan. 6, 2024 | 11:59 PM CST
- Notification: January 13, 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