Spudnik Press Proudly Announces: Spudnik Press Cooperative 2015 Annual Benefit

Chicago, IL, Spudnik Press Cooperative will host its 8th Annual Benefit Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Hubbard Street Lofts. The Annual Benefit is a lively and eclectic event that highlights Chicago’s emerging and established visual and print artists, alike. Rooted in Spudnik Press’s mission to provide an affordable and accessible printing studio for all- from professional artists to the novice printer- the Annual Benefit congregates and celebrates Chicago’s visual arts community.

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At the heart of the Annual Benefit lies a carefully curated silent auction that will feature the works of 25 established artists throughout our city. Printed at Spudnik Press Cooperative and commissioned specifically for the Annual Benefit, this collection of artwork provides a refreshing alternative to the tradition art auction. These 25 one-of-a-kind monoprints will find company with a selection of larger works by notable artists. Acquired through the generosity of Chicago-area curators, organizations and galleries, this section of the auction highlights the best of Chicago art, both established favorites, including Karl Wirsum, and rising artists such as Aron Gent and Carrie Gundersdorf. Works include contributions from Boreas Fine Art, Devening Projects, Document, and Center for Book, Paper, and Print at Columbia College, Museum of Contemporary Photography and Western Exhibitions. Bidding for these artworks opens on Friday, September 11 via Paddle8.

The Preview Event offers the opportunity for guests to browse and begin bidding on the complete selection of work, including the commissioned monoprints. The Preview Event includes admission to the main event and features an open bar with craft cocktails and Belgian beers, courtesy of Artisanal Imports, hors d’oeuvres, and live music.

In its total, this year’s silent auction will not only represent a vibrant and unprecedented collection of visual art but will also provide critical support to Spudnik’s mission and embody our philosophy that art is for everyone.

Stemming from the unique direction of the silent art auction, Spudnik Press Cooperative is hosting the first ever Artist & Curator Dinner at DMK Restaurant’s Ada Street on Thursday, September 24. This private dinner will kick off the Annual Benefit festivities. The Artist & Curator Dinner will be an exclusive opportunity to sit down with some of the Annual Benefit’s contributing artists and curators. Ada Street, listed as one of Zagat’s 10 Most Famous Tables, will present a special menu specifically for Spudnik Press.Each guest at Thursday’s Artist & Curator Dinner will also receive tickets to Saturday’s Preview and Benefit for themselves and a guest.

Join Spudnik Press Cooperative for an unforgettable and inspiring evening of extraordinary art (that you can own), live printmaking, and delicious edibles.

Featured Artists include:

Bidding begins September 11 via Paddle8

Adam Schreiber, MoCP

Carrie Gundersdorf, Devening Projects
Aron Gent, Document
Chris Flynn
David Leggett
Fraser Taylor
Geof Oppenheimer
Inge BruggemanBoreas Fine Art
Jason Pickleman
Joshua Abelow, Devening Projects
Karl Wirsum, Center for Book, Paper & Print
Miller & Shellabarger, Western Exhibitions
Stan Shellabarger

Commissioned Monoprints by:

Carris Adams
Claire Ashley
Karen Azarnia
Tom Burtonwood
Adam Farcus
Dan Gunn
Deb Handler
Matthew Hoffman
Holly Holmes
Richard Hull
Sam Jaffe
Vesna Jovanovic
Kate McQuillen
Matt Morris
Johana Moscoso
Rachel Niffenegger
Erik Petersen
Allison Reimus
Nathan Vernau
Alison Yasukawa
Gwendolyn Zabicki
Latham Zearfoss

Download the 2015 Benefit Press Release

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