The Marketplace at Printers Ball: A Call for Members of Spudnik Press

On June 28, Spudnik Press Cooperative will be hosting the 10th Annual Printers Ball: Chatter. The Printers Ball is an earnest, all-out celebration of literary culture with an international scope and focus on local, independent, and alternative presses. the event showcases books, magazines, prints, and the process of creating them. It is free and open to all ages.

This year, we are expecting 1,000 guests who will enjoy pop-up readings, drop-in workshops, print demon- strations, exhibitions, and more. Our parking lot will be a hub of activity with a Beer Garden presented by Version Fest, a comics jam with Trubble Club, music with Odd Obsessions DJ’s.

The Marketplace features prints, artwork, and wares created by members of Spudnik Press. With access to numerous presses and printing resources, The Marketplace presents the vitality and endurance of print processes that are often overlooked or misunderstood.

Important Details:

+ 10 spaces available
+ $15 Non-refundable Application Fee, payable online
+ If accepted, an additional $60 booth fee is due prior to June 23.
+ Booth fee includes one 6-foot table in a tent shared with other vendors.
+ Artist retains 100% of their sales.

Important Dates:

+ Apply by June 8
+ Applicant will be Notified by June 13
+ Booth Fee due June 23
+ Marketplace hours are 3:30-9pm on Saturday June 28, 2014

Qualifications & Criteria:

Applicants must be current members of Spudnik Press Cooperative. Artwork and products must feature printed elements and be handmade. Items should have consistent quality and be able to create a cohesive booth. We suggest including items priced between $1-$100. Additionally, we will curate vendors to highlight the diversity and work produced at Spudnik Press.

To Apply:

+ Email with “Marketplace @ Printers Ball Application” in the subject
+ Please include your name, name of your business (if applicable), phone number, and website.
+ Please include a one-paragraph statement outlining the type of items you will bring to the fair. This could be a brief artist statement or mission statement for your business.
+ Please include 3-5 work samples: jpeg files, 72 dpi, 720px on longest side
Pay the Application Fee Online

Download the Call for Marketplace Vendors as a PDF.