With our annual benefit, The Suffragette Social, just 6 weeks away, Spudnik Press has been buzzing with activity. Over 20 of our favorite artists have been invited into the Spudnik Press studios to generate new print-based artwork specifically for the auction.
Working alongside Studio Manager Extraordinary, Nicolette Ross, artists have been able to pick up new printmaking skills and experiment with painterly techniques like screen monoprinting, planographic printing, and pronto plates (which allow artists to work with photographs and digital images). This innovative model allows us to offer our benefit guests an amazing collection of artwork that cannot and will not be available elsewhere WHILE fulfilling our mission to provide affordable and approachable access to printmaking education and facilities to a diverse cross-section of Chicago artists.
Featured Artists include:
Heather Anderson | Mark Booth | David Downs | Rachel E Foster | Rami George | David Giordano | Karolina Gnatowski | Magalie Guerin | Jaclyn Jacunski | Dutes Miller | Jeroen Nelemans | Paul Nudd | B Ingrid Olson | Jason Pallas | Claire Pentecost | Nicolette Ross | Veronica Siehl and more…
The benefit auction will feature all of the culminating prints from these invitational workshops, as well as drinks from Artisanal Imports and Perrier, music, hands-on printmaking demos, and a silent auction with wares from tons of Chicago local businesses and much more. With bids starting between $45 and $65, this auctions promises to be a win-win situation: Support the community printshop you know and love, while adding to your art collection, prints by artists you know and love! Plus, VIP guests get to come by an hour early to preview the auction, meet these amazing artists (plus enjoy open bar and hors d’oeuvres all night long in the VIP lounge!)