Art in Alternative Spaces


Menopause The Musical


40 x 40

an exhibition of self-portraits by women over the age of 40.

Nineteen "over forty" Chicago-area women artists have been chosen to create a self-portrait in the medium and style they choose as long as the art depicts how they currently see themselves. The theme of the show – I Celebrate Myself – A Self Portrait – is reflected in their pieces which were newly created for this exhibition.    Proceeds from the exhibition are split equally between the artist and the Women for Women Foundation. 

Participating artists include:

Betty Becker, Janet Bloch, Catherine Cajandig, Tiger Lily Cross, Marlene Diamond, Rita Dianni-Kaleel, Beverly Ellstrand, Alli Farkas, Barbara Grant, Kathy Karp, Sandi Kozlowski, Beatriz Ledesma, Jacqueline Moses, Marilyn O’Bryant, Julia Oehmke, Cindy Patriquen, Melissa Pierson, Molly Schiff, & Jill Zylke 

Artwork on display at:

Apollo Theatre

2540 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL

Artists Reception:

Friday, November 14, 2003

5:30 - 7:30 pm

On Exhibition Through May 2, 2004


Rocky Road

Oil, Paper, Collage on Canvas (16 x 16")

Betty D. Becker


Self Portrait as Shakti

Acrylic & Mixed Media (16 x 16")

Janet Bloch


In the Mirror

Acrylic on Canvas (16 x 16")

Catherine Cajandig 


Me, Myself & I

Acrylic on Canvas (16 x 16")

Tiger Lily Cross


My Alter Ego

Collage & Acrylic (16 x 16")

Marlene Diamond 


Rita, Inside & Out

Oil on Canvas (16 x 16")

Rita Dianni-Kaleel


Life Cycles

Mixed Media/Collage (16 x 16")

Beverly Ellstrand



Ink & Oil on Canvas (16 x 16")

Alli Farkas



Acrylic on Canvas (16 x 16")

Barbara Grant



B & W Photo Montage on Canvas (16 x 16")

Kathy Karp


Harley Wannabe

Acrylic & Digital Photo (16 x 16")

Sandi L. Kozlowski


After All... I am an Angel

Oil on Canvas (16 x 16")

Beatriz Ledesma 


Self Portrait

Photo Transfer & Oil on Canvas (16 x 16")

Jacqueline Moses 


A Patchwork O'Bryant

  Watercolor (16 x 16")

Marilyn O’Bryant 


Born to be Wild

Oil on Linen (16 x 16")

Julia DelNagro-Oehmke


Tree of Life

Mixed Media (16 x 16")

Cindy Patriquen


Breaking Fire

Acrylic on Canvas (16 x 16")

Melissa Pierson


I'm Not Square

Acrylic on Canvas (16 x 16")

Molly Schiff 


I Plan on Living Forever - So Far, So Good 

Oil on Canvas  (16 x 16")

Jill Zylke  



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Founded in 1991, Anatomically Correct is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing works by artists in alternative spaces in a combined effort to educate, diversify, and promote community awareness of the visual and performing arts.   

All artwork available for purchase.

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