Why A Woman’s Gallery in 2003? Panel Discussion

Sunday March 9, 2003, 2 p.m. at 734 N. Milwaukee Ave., Free and open to the public

The panel members of this controversial topic are women artists and arts professionals whose viewpoints contribute to our understanding of what it’s like to be a woman in the many areas of arts professions. The panel will attempt to answer the question “Why a Woman’s Gallery in 2003?” by discussing the past 30 years of women in the arts, and their personal visions for the future of arts organizations run by women. Each panelist will speak and then the discussion will be opened up to audience participation. This is an event you wont want to miss!


  • Jane Stevens, Director, State of Illinois Art Gallery in Chicago                  
  • Renee McGinnis, Graphic Artist, WGN TV in Chicago
  • Ellen Roth Deutsch, active in the Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art, exhibits art nationally
  • Gerda Meyer Bernstein, past president of ARC, exhibits art nationally and internationally
  • Justine Mantor, Professor of Art, Mesa Community College in Arizona
  • Hague Williams, Faculty Assistant, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, multimedia art
  • Susan Hollis Clayson, Ph.d., Chair of the Art History Department, Northwestern University
  • Aimee Picard, Fiber Artist, Board Member of Woman Made Gallery
  • Christine O’Connor, Chicago Artist Coalition representative
  • Esther Grimm, Executive Director, Three Arts Club of Chicago
  • Kimberly Aubuchon, Director, Unit B Gallery of Chicago, exhibiting artist
  • Ralitza Vladimirova, Current ARC member from Bulgaria, Asst. Director of Chicago’s TZ Gallery