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20th ANNIVERSARY GALA F r i d a y , A p r i l 2 0 , 2 0 1 2 , 6 - 9:30 p m

Salvage One, 1840 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60622

Spacca Napoli Congratulates Woman Made Gallery on 20 Years of Art by Women!

Photo credit: Ginny Sykes


With love from Ginny Sykes and Jonathan Goldsmith

Thank you to Ar tists, Poets, Jurors, Board and Advisors, Staff, I nter ns, and Volunteers, Members, Sponsors, Grantors, Donors, Contributors, and V i s i t o r s , f o r 2 0 Ye a r s o f S u p p o r t ! Thanks for 20 years o f i n s p i rat i o n ! -B eate

SPACCA NAPOLI PIZZERIA Phone 773.878.2420 1769 W. Sunnyside Ave., Chicago

2012 Honoree Beate Minkovski

Woman M ade G aller y is suppor ted in par t by grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; a CityArts grant from the City of Chicago D epar tment of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; the Ar ts Wor k Fu n d fo r O rg a n i z at i o n a l D e ve l o p m e nt, a d o n o r- a d v i s e d f u n d o f t h e C h i c a g o C o m m u n i t y Tr u s t ; t h e G a y l o r d a n d D o r o t h y D o n n e l l e y Fo u n d a t i o n ; T h e E f r o y m s o n Fa m i l y Fu n d , a C I C F Fu n d ; a m a j o r anonymous donor; and the generosity of its members and contributors.

Dear Friends of Woman Made Gallery: I would like to welcome you to the 2012 Gala Event to benefit Woman Made Gallery and celebrate the organization’s 20th Anniversary.

Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its goal is to support women in the arts by providing opportunities, awareness, and advocacy. It accomplishes this through exhibitions which raise public awareness and recognition of women’s cultural contributions. Since 1992 and through 2011 WMG has hosted 312 exhibitions, made up of 165 group shows, 103 invitational/solo shows, 36 Artisan Gallery exhibitions, and nine off-site shows. More than 7,000 women artists have exhibited their work since WMG was established. MISSION Woman Made Gallery (WMG) supports, cultivates and promotes the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions and other programs that serve, educate and enrich the community.

Over the years, the Gallery has given opportunities to women artists of all ages and backgrounds by supporting, cultivating and promoting the diverse contributions of women in the arts through curated exhibitions of various forms of visual arts, educational programs and community outreach, in Chicago, nationally and internationally. This year is a significant milestone for the Gallery, as we celebrate 20 years of achievements. Throughout this year, we are offering seven group exhibitions, seven solo exhibitions, a community art project in 20 Chicago neighborhoods, poetry readings and other special events. Tonight we are also celebrating the amazing achievements of Beate Minkovski, the co-founder and Executive Director, who started the Gallery twenty years ago as a way of offering opportunities for the equal placement of women’s art in the world. Beate has tirelessly dedicated her life and passion to the success of the Gallery. The joy she has in her work and mission are inspiring to us all. We are forever grateful to Beate for her vision and very hard work over these past twenty years, which have led to the success of this unique Gallery. Thank you to our Board Vice President and Gala Committee Chair Kathleen Waterloo, as well as the entire Gala Committee, who have worked so hard to make this evening possible. Thank you to our Honorary Gala Chair Amy Stoeffler, for hosting the event and live auction, as well as Honorary Gala Chairs Ann Regan and Margo Jeanchild. We are also extremely grateful to our sponsors, advertisers, admission and raffle ticket buyers, volunteers, contributing businesses and artists, as well as those who have given time, talent and resources to this event. Please show your continued support this evening by participating in our live and silent auctions. All proceeds raised from this event will be used to pay for our programs. On behalf of the staff, board and volunteers of Woman Made Gallery, I want to thank you for joining this celebration and for helping to make this evening and our 20th Anniversary a big success!

Audrey Godwin Board President


Kathleen Waterloo and Beate Minkovski - Co-Chairs Margo Jeanchild, Ann Regan, Amy Stoeffler - Honorary Chairs Mary Ann Anthony Marty Bash Caroline Brown Audrey Godwin Marcia Grubb Linda Hillman Erin Lacy Kunoor Ojha Janet Snow-Godfrey Ruby Thorkelson Erin Waser Becca Waterloo Carla Winterbottom


Audrey Godwin, Board President Kathleen Waterloo, Vice President Tammy Franke, Treasurer Marty Bash, Secretary Shannon Downey, Marcia Grubb, Linda Hillman, Mary Keefe, Janet Snow-Godfrey, Ginny Sykes, Erin Waser


Beate Minkovski, Executive Director Ruby Thorkelson, Gallery Coordinator Emanuel Aguilar, Gallery Preparator


Mary Ann Anthony, Exhibition/Event Support Mary King, Exhibition Layout LuEllen Joy Giera, Her Group Nina Corwin, Poetry Curator

WMG INTERNS Christen Calloway Christi Chong Erica Brooks Susan Mazzeri Jennifer Mooses, Elizabeth Pease Marilyn Spachman

WMG ADVISORY BOARD Judy Chicago, Executive Advisor Janet Bloch, Senior Advisor Pamela Callahan, Associate Stephanie Rose Bird Jan Brown Checco Susan Ifergan Indira Freitas Johnson Donna Magnani Joyce Owens Sandra Perlow Ann Regan Mary Stoppert Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk Tom Van Eynde Daniel Waterloo Cassandra West


Upon checking in, each guest will receive a bid number together with a copy of the gala brochure. Use only your bid number as you bid on items throughout the evening, and please write your number clearly. All starting minimum bids and increments must be adhered to for all Silent Auction items. Each bid that is placed in either the Live or Silent Auction enters the bidder into a binding contract. The final bidder is obligated to purchase the item. For the Live Auction items, the auctioneer will begin with the minimum bids listed in this gala brochure. Please raise your hand to bid on an item. There will be Live Auction Monitors to identify bidders. When the final bid has been made, an Auction Monitor will ask for your bid number, name and phone number. As the Silent Auction closes, volunteers will remove the top two copies of the bid sheets and place them in numerical order at the check-out stations. At the end of the Silent Auction, all winning bidder numbers for both Live and Silent Auctions may be viewed on the Bid Number Board at the entrance to the check-out station area. Final bidders may proceed to the check-out station and pay for their item(s). Paid bid sheets will be marked “Paid” at that time. Winning bidders may now proceed to the auction tables or live auction area to present their “Paid” bid sheet copy and pick up their won auction pieces. Volunteers will check receipts at the exit to make sure that everyone leaves with the correct items.

Woman Made Gallery accepts cash, checks, and all credit cards. Checks should be made out to Woman Made Gallery. All won auction pieces must be picked up by the end of the evening.


GALA SCHEDULE 6:00 | GALA BEGINS - Meet + Greet 6:00 | Silent Auction Tables Open 7:30 | Amy Stoeffler Welcome 8:00 | Live Auction Commences 8:25 | Live Auction Closes 8:45 | Silent Auction closes Raffle Winners Announced Dessert 9:00 | Check-out Begins 9:30 | GALA ENDS

GALA AD CONTRIBUTORS Gen Furla, DeLux Bar & Grill; Antje Gehrken; Patricia Gilleran, D.D.S.; Marcia Grubb, Grubb Property Management, Inc.; George von Huene; Ralph Lauterbach; Mary-Ann Lupa, Lupa Productions; Spacca Napoli; Amy L. Stoeffler M.D.; Tom Van Eynde.


Alioto’s Gift Shop, Amazing Edibles Catering, Ananas, Mary Ann Anthony, AthletiCo of Oak Park, Marty Bash, Ellen Wade Beals, Jennifer Bisbing, Black Ensemble Theater, Janet Bloch, Cara Boldarini and the Starbucks Team, Pamela Callahan, Sarah Chapman, Chicago Massage Works, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Stephanie Colunga, Diane Cooper, Nina Corwin, Steve Dolinsky, Tami Dollase, Shannon Downey, Shari Filoni, Julia Nash from Fly Bird/Yellow House, Tammi Franke and Markus Giolas, Joan Friedberger, Shelley Gilchrist, Audrey Godwin, Marcia Grubb, Sarah Hahne, Cam Harper, Andrea Harris, Sarah Hauser, Julie Herwitt, Linda Hillman, Dorothy Hughes, Ursula Kammer-Fox, Mary Keefe, Adele Kiel, Melissa Kolbusz, Gini Kondziolka, Littlerock Construction, Sarah Levin, Tara Mallen, Carol Metzger, Baila Miller, Beate Minkovski, Dianna Mooses, Careful Peach Boutique, Anita Nagler, Nora’s Shoe Shop, Mary O’Connell, Carmen M. Perez, Clara Pichardo, Julie Pitzen, Poetry Foundation, Karen Rechtschaffen, Rivendell Theatre, Marah Rohovit, Larissa Rolley, Kathy Blankley Roman, Salon Fuga, Beth Shadur, Shedd Aquarium, Linda Silbert, Kristi Sloniger, Janet Snow-Godfrey, Soulistic Studio and Spa, Spacca Napoli Pizzeria, Amy Stoeffler, Sharon Swidler, Ginny Sykes and Jonathan Goldsmith, Takara, Keith J. Taylor, Maria Testaguzza, Cindy Trim, Sharon Uselman, Erin Waser, Lari Washburn, Sandra Washburn, Alex Waterloo, Becca Waterloo, Kathleen Waterloo, Marcia Winograd, Sallie Wolf, and Carla Winterbottom.


Andrea Herrera and Amazing Edibles, Barbara Aubin, Jennifer Bisbing, Morgan Mills Blank, Cabot Creamery, Goose Island Beer Co., Heywood Hoffman, Sandra Holubow, Holy Cow Sports, Inc., Jazzifiers, Paul Kolenda, Newton Manufacturing Company, PD Packard, Eugene Tashjian and Color Image, Karin Kuzniar Tweedie, Sharon Uselman, Erin Waser, and Deborah Weber. We are grateful to Marsden Giolas and Will Grucza for event photography. A very special thanks to Becca Waterloo who did an amazing job with this Gala program booklet.



$1,000–$2,499 Gensler Mary Keefe + Bob Scales Suzanne Massey Amy Stoeffler + Ralph Lauterbach David B Sykes Family Foundation


$500–999 Marty + Jim Bash Shannon Downey Fitzgerald + Hewes LLP Bobbi + Steve Meier Valentin Penchev Mihov Beate + Michael Minkovski Kathleen + Dan Waterloo


$250–499 Roberta Reb Allen Elaine Collina Ann Regan Kathy Bergold Cairy Brown Patricia Callahan Vicki Curtis + Bill Siavelis Andrea + Dick Ginsburg Susan + Charles Ifergan Sandra + Michael Perlow Wilma Stevens

FRIENDS $100–240 Andrea Bempong Janet Bloch Rebecca Carlins Kathy Deane Kathy Greenholdt + Paul Coady Pearl Hirshfield Anita Jenke Janet Schumacher Lorna Shepard Sharon Uselman

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The WMG Staff thanks its Board of Directors for their Leadership, Commitment, Time, Resources, and Generosity!

Amy L. Stoeffler M.D., F.A.C.O.G. 231 S. Gary Avenue Bloomingdale, IL 60108 7 Blanchard Circle Wheaton, IL 60189 630.893.8585

You are WMG’s Greatest Asset!

Thank You Erin Waser You make WMG look very good!

Patricia Gilleran, D.D.S. cosmetic and general dentistry

Preventative - Restorative - Cosmetic 25 E. Washington, Suite 1101, Chicago, IL 60602 312/368-8771 / /

Artist + Graphic Designer

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Amazing Edibles salutes Beate Minkovski for the amazing work she has done to make women’s art an integral part of the Chicago Arts Community.

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Thank You WMG Marketing Committee and especially Shannon Downey for the good work!

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Group Exhibition: Consumer Culture Solo Shows by Sarah Hahne + M.E. Ware May 4 – June 21, 2012 Group Exhibition: 20th Anniversary Invitational: Twenty Jurors July 13 – August 16, 2012 Group Exhibition: Inspired By… Celebrating Illinois Women Artists Solo Show by Mary Stoppert August 24 – September 27, 2012

Group Exhibition: Twenty Neighborhoods Collaborative Art Projects Solo Show by Julia Ris October 5 – October 31, 2012 Group Exhibition: Sapphire & Crystals African American Women’s Art Collective Group Exhibition: 20 Years Strong Women Working in Clay November 9 – December 23, 2012

WOMAN MADE GALLERY... “…. Recharges my batteries. It’s like going home.” Alex Lee “…. Reminds me that there are many directions in art making. There is always something special, something shocking, something beautiful to see.” Peggy Lipschutz “…. Inspired me to go the artist’s path and to realize that the world is art.” Pamela Callahan “…. Fosters beauty, truth and voice. It becomes a place where artists can meet and face with their audiences. For poets it means a circle of listeners; a circle of sisters in writing.” Nina Corwin “…. Encourages collaboration. Helps to grow as an artist and network with other artists in the city and internationally.” Laura Kina “…. Provides energy from so many different women, from so many parts of the country and the world that contribute to it, that keeps the vitality. Numerous women had the opportunity to exhibit and hone their professional skills.” Mary Stoppert

“…. Gives women a voice in the art world. Women have a different way of looking at things. It’s not about who is going to sell, it’s not about making sure that the owner is being seen as cutting-edge; it’s really about the art and the artists.” Alison Zehr “…. Is a place for women of all ages and no matter where they are in their art careers, or in their lives, to exhibit, see art, be inspired. You come here and it feels a little bit easier to get your feet wet as an artist.” Rhonda Wheatley “…. Doesn’t intimidate. It’s an artistic home that you can leave for a while and it will be good to you when you come back.” Karen Rechtschaffen “…. Shows women’s art no matter what level. Everyone is welcome; nobody wants to leave. Provides networking and exhibition opportunities that help you mature as a professional.” Kathleen Waterloo “…. Helped me to become a professional artist. I got the first gallery representation and received grants.” Janet Bloch

WOMAN MADE GALLERY... “…. Impacts a lot of people in many different ways through the outreach programs. Many people started careers.” Carmen Perez “…. Is mentoring women artists. It provides a venue to connect to other artists, to work with other women artists, to share and discuss art.” Diana Solis “…. Helps to overcome fear and stigma. It’s secretly one of the most contemporary, political and vibrant spaces in Chicago.” Betsy Odom “…. Is unique… there is nothing like it anywhere in the world. It is a feminist art mecca. It is a project that is needed all over the world.” Jenny Priego “…. Gives confidence and artists learn a lot. It’s a community and family of artists who provide support for each other.“ Lauren Levato

“…. It’s more than just a gallery, just a place to show; it doesn’t shy away from the feminist label. It’s a place that supports this kind of work.” Mary Ellen Croteau “…. Excites me about art. The community is nurturing and growing and forward thinking.” Erin Waser “….Exemplifies all the things that my mother told me to do when I grew up. They volunteer, they support other women, they speak up. Until women are accepted as part of the fabric of fine art in the world, a place like WMG is vital to the world and to Chicago.” Joyce Owens “…. Nurtures a relaxed and caring environment. The community has been incredible, so much growth and exposure to interesting women and their artworks and ideas.” Ginny Sykes

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