Portfolio Review

Sunday, November 20
11:30am – 6pm
Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302

This fall, Spudnik Press will be hosting our first Portfolio Day, inviting our members and artists in the community to present their artwork, both to a panel of guest reviewers as well as Portfolio Day visitors. This event is a continuation of our mission to unite new and young artists with established artists and professionals through approachable and inviting formats. Guest reviewers are Mark Pascale, Angela Bryant, and Dawn Hancock. These three invited reviewers all bring a unique expertise that we are very excited about sharing with artists.

Any artists creating print-based artwork and works on paper are encouraged to sign up soon, securing a space to present their portfolio. All artists, instructors, students, and supporters of the arts are invited to attend as well, meet new artists, and see the work they have been crafting. All day, there will be Hors d’oeuvres and beverages, and Spudnik Press members will be eager to share their art.

Sessions begin at 12, 2, and 4pm. Current Spudnik Press members are invited to participate at no charge. Non-members can participate for $25. Artists may bring works on paper and works incorporating fine art prints (avoid giclees and inkjet prints please). Space is limited to the first 30 artists who register, and each artist will have time to meet with all reviewers.

Participation Specifics::
Artists may bring works on paper and works incorporating fine art prints.
Artists may also bring Graphic Design portfolios with a strong emphasis on printed matter.
Each artist will have time to spend 10-15 minutes with each guest reviewer.
Artists will have approximately a 3’x6’ table to display their work.
Artwork may be for sale.

Guest Reviewer Bios:
Mark Pascale is the Curator for the Department of Prints and Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago. He has organized many well-known exhibitions exonerating the printed image, including Jasper Johns: Gray and the AIC, Second Sight: Printmaking in Chicago 1935-1995 at the Block Museum, and Chicago Stories: Prints and H.C. Westermann’s ‘See America First‘. Mark Pascale is also a well-loved professor at Ox-Bow.

Angela Bryant is director and owner of Abryant Gallery, a rotating contemporary art gallery for new and emerging artists. She has curated over a dozen exhibitions, and has participated as both a juror and a panelist. Angela is also the new director of Dominican University’s O’Connor Art Gallery.
In 2009, she received her MFA in painting and drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the recipient of several awards and honors including the Presidential Scholarship Award, and the Archibald Motley Award for Ragdale Artist Colony.

Dawn Hancock is the owner and managing director of Firebelly Designs. Firebelly is well-known for their expertise in creating sustainable design. Their capstone programs include a Design & Marketing Grant for non-profits and Camp Firebelly, an intensive program for graphic designers interested in socially-minded design.

To register:
Please call 312-563-0302 or e-mail Brandy Barker at brandy@spudnikpress.com. Entry fee can be paid in person, mailed, or purchased online (below). Payments can be mailed to Spudnik Press, 1821 W. Hubbard, Suite 302, Chicago, Il 60622

Deadline to register and pay applicable entry fee is Friday, November 11, 2011, or when all spaces are full. Table and time assignments will be confirmed November 14. Please include your name, telephone number, mailing address and email address.