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2019 New Editions to Debut at EXPO Chicago | Booth #433

Spudnik Press Cooperative is excited to debut many new 2019 Editions at EXPO Chicago (Navy Pier, September 19-22). Please visit booth #433 to see and learn about the many special projects we have completed with a selection of well-recognized Chicago artists in 2019.

New 2019 Editions:

Candida Alvarez
Brendan Fernandes
Faheem Majeed
Paul Nudd
Steve Reinke
Joe Tallarico

Selections from Our Residency Program:

Andrea Carlson
Jonathan Herrera Soto

Featured Returning Editions:

Judith Brotman
Dana Carter
KG
Jeroen Nelemans
Kay Rosen

In the Flat Files:

Claire Ashley
Elijah Burhger
Lilli Carré
Holly Cahill
Edie Fake
Richard Hull
Kelly Kaczynski
Raeleen Kao
Arnold Kemp
Chad Kouri
Benjamin Larose
Judy Ledgerwood
David Leggett
Caroline Liu
Miller & Shellabarger
Steve Reinke
Viraj Mithani
William J O’Brien
Roni Packer
Alice Tippit
Orkideh Torabi
Amanda Williams
Brittney Leeanne Williams

In addition, our flat files will include select work from our Residency Program, publicationsTen x Ten collections, and more.

EXPO Chicago Sneak Preview:

Candida Alvarez
Henri y Rei conmigo, 2019
Screenprint
20″ x 23″


Brendan Fernandes
Stud II, 2019
Screenprint
30” x 36”


Paul Nudd
Chunk Hugger 2, 2019
Collograph
15” x 18”


Joe Tallarico
Unstable Table, 2019
Aquatint Intaglio
15″ x 18.5″

Learn more about EXPO Chicago

Call for 2019/2020 Studio Fellow Applications

Deadline to Apply: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Additional Important Dates

Fellowship Period: November 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Required Weekly Commitments:

  • Professional Development Seminars:  Most Wednesdays from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Individual Monitor Shifts: One of the following 4.5-hour per shift per week:
    • Mondays 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
    • Thursdays 5:30-10:00 p.m.
    • Fridays 12:30 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Saturdays 12:30 – 5:00 p.m.

The Spudnik Press Cooperative Studio Fellowship is an intensive eight-month program that provides emerging artists opportunities to develop the artistic and professional skills needed to build a successful career in the arts. Key program components work in conjunction to provide mentorship, technical training, meaningful interactions with art professionals, public programming experience, and leadership opportunities.

The Studio Fellowship is committed to providing Chicago’s most committed and talented emerging artists comprehensive professional opportunities and artistic and technical support that specifically addresses the needs of printmakers. To this end, the Studio Fellowship packages many opportunities for artists to advance their artistic practice.

Fellows receive unfettered access to the professional facilities at Spudnik Press Cooperative to support the creation of a new body of print-based artwork. Through working in our shared studio and monitoring weekly Open Studio sessions, fellows are actively engaged with our community of printmakers and benefit from ongoing support and feedback from staff and peers.

The impact of the Fellowship Program is greatly expanded through a weekly professional development seminar. Throughout twenty sessions, Fellows will develop the artistic and professional skills needed to build a successful career in the arts. Topics range from self-promotion for artists to artwork documentation to business planning.

Fellows have the unique experience of planning and presenting two culminating public projects. A collaboratively planned public program allows the Fellows to conceptualize, organize, and implement a community-based event from beginning to end. The Crossing of the Fellows is an opportunity for incoming and outgoing Fellows to formally present their work with each other and an audience of Spudnik Press supporters.

Finally, fellows receive advanced notice and discounted registration for all Professional Practices Programs offered to our members. Opportunities includes portfolio reviews with curators, off-site visits to resources and arts professionals throughout Chicago, exhibition opportunities, and more. By gifting each fellow a complimentary one-year Studio Membership, fellows can continue to take advantage of all member opportunities for the four months following their Fellowship.


Eligibility

The Studio Fellowship program best supports:

  • Emerging artists, typically recent college graduates.
  • Artists at transitional points in their career.
  • Artists with substantial printmaking experience, such that they are able to perform all monitoring duties.
  • Artists whose current art practice requires access to printmaking facilities.
  • Artists who already have a dedicated and regular studio practice.
  • Artists who are able to commit about 8 hours a week to the fellowship program in addition to maintaining their art practice.
  • Artists whose goal is to create or sell art a primary source of income.
  • Artists seeking opportunities to meet Chicago-based arts professionals.
  • Artists interested in building meaningful connections with a creative community.

To Apply:

Please thoroughly review the SPC Fellowship Information Packet. Download and complete the 2019/2020 Studio Fellowship Application Form. Return this application form and all requested materials to jess@spudnikpress.org no later than Sunday, September 22, 2019.

Any inquiries regarding our Studio Fellowship can be directed to Jess Christy, jess@spudnikpress.org.

Offsite Visit: The Block Museum’s Special Collections: WPA Prints

Friday, October 11, 2019
2 p.m.
The Block Museum’s Eloise W. Martin Study Center
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

$10 for Spudnik Press Members
Register Online

Join Spudnik Press staff for a private viewing of original WPA prints housed at the Block Museum’s Eloise W. Martin Study Center. Spudnik members will have the chance to speak with Block Museum curators about these special posters, their lasting effect on fine art printmaking, and their contribution to the visual arts in Chicago.

After the 2pm private viewing and conversation, we’ll head over to the galleries to check out prints in the Pop América exhibition.

About the WPA Posters

In 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the WPA (Works Progress Administration) and the Federal Art Project (FAP) as part of his New Deal program to put millions of unemployed Americans back to work. The FAP employed more than five thousand artists in various art projects, including the many poster divisions that were created throughout the United States.

The WPA posters are some of the best known works to be produced through the FAP program. The silkscreen, lithograph, and woodcut posters produced between 1936 and 1943 depicted government programs and projects, ranging from health and public safety, to promoting newly formed national parks. Throughout the duration of the WPA art projects, over two million posters were printed from 35,000 designs. Today, only about two thousand are known to exist anymore. Richard Floethe, head of the New York poster division, wrote in a 1930’s essay that “the government unwittingly launched a movement to improve the commercial poster and raise it to a true art form.”

About The Block Museum’s Eloise W. Martin Study Center

The Block is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative teaching and learning resource for Northwestern and the surrounding Chicagoland communities. The museum features a global exhibition program, in which diverse time periods and cultures interact, serving as a springboard for thought-provoking discussions relevant to our lives today.

Current Exhibition: Pop América, 1965–1975

Pop América, 1965–1975 challenges and reframes familiar notions of Pop Art by bringing together artists from North, Central, and South America, as well as the United States and the Caribbean. Pop América is the first exhibition to unify Latin American and LatinX expressions of Pop and explore how artists working across the hemisphere embraced its bold and colorful imagery, references to mass culture, and representations of everyday objects, signs, and symbols.

Registration Details:

Advanced registration is required as the tour is limited to 15 participants. The non-refundable registration fee can be paid online. The Block Museum is easily accessible via public transportation; however, staff will assist with transportation by coordinating a carpool to and from Evanston, as needed.

If you are not a member and wish to participate in this off-site visit, please join or renew your membership.

New Strategic Plan to Strengthen Facilities, Audience, & Artist Support

The staff and board of directors of Spudnik Press are honored to announce our 2019-2021 Strategic Plan that will guide the work of our organization for the next 36 months. Created with support from the Arts & Business Council‘s program, Business Volunteers for the Arts, this document is designed to strengthen our organization through four aspects critical to our mission. Facilities, Audience, and Fundraising all feed into the final goal and fundamental purpose of our organization: Artist Support.

This plan lays out overarching goals as well as a road map to what we hope to accomplish in the next three years. For more details or to becoming involved as a volunteer or committee member, please contact Executive Director, Angee Lennard.

Support our 2019-2021 Strategic Plan 


Facilities & Equipment:

Spudnik Press facilities and equipment are able to fully accommodate the programmatic and administrative needs of the organization while ensuring a welcoming, accessible, efficient, and safe work environment for staff and visitors. A capital expenditures plan enables the organization to make cost-effective decisions regarding all facilities and equipment improvements.

Key Activities:

  • Assess all facilities, equipment usage, digital tools, safety, studio and office workflow.
  • Establish a capital expenditure fund.
  • Schedule short- and long-term facility and equipment improvements.

The Bottom Line:

  • Better equipment, better work flow, more opportunities to print

Artist Support:

Through better understanding the needs of the artists we support, specifically those who are seeking opportunities to develop their artistic and professional skills, Spudnik Press Cooperative will identify and provide impactful professional opportunities that enable artists to sustain and advance their artistic careers.

Key Activities:

  • Collect feedback from current and past program participants.
  • Modify, enhance, or expand current opportunities.
  • Build relationships with more art enthusiasts, curators, art consultants, gallerists, collectors, and peers.

The Bottom Line:

  • Our programs provide pivotal career-advancement opportunities.
  • Artists can financial support their art practice.

Audience Development:

Spudnik Press Cooperative will increase the diversity of our audience, both those we serve and those who support our mission in regards to race, ethnicity, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical ability. To ensure that the organization remains accessible and approachable to all who wish to benefit from our programs, the organization will employ a range of approaches, including clear and compelling public communications and ongoing outreach efforts to new audiences.

Key Activities:

  • Evaluate opportunities to increase accessibility and value of programs to various audiences in regards to race, ethnicity, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ability.
  • Increase outreach events throughout the city.
  • Develop partnerships with arts organizations throughout the city.
  • Update marketing materials to better communicate our value and inclusivity.

The Bottom Line:

  • Spudnik Press supports more creative people through out the city.
  • Spudnik Press is more accessible and more equitable to more people.

Income Development:

Spudnik Press Cooperative is able to garner new sources of revenue from a broad range of supporters including but not limited to individual donors, corporations, foundations, and institutional partnerships for the purpose of bolstering Spudnik Press Cooperative programs. In order to achieve this goal, the organization will maintain a full and diverse board.

Key Activities:

  • Seek additional corporate support in the form of grants and in-kind donations.
  • Grow the Annual Benefit to garner additional funds for the organization.
  • Welcome more individual donors to the Giving Circle.
  • Generate new art sales through art fairs and online platforms.

The Bottom Line:

  • The Studio Fellowship Program is funded through grants or sponsorships.
  • Artwork produced at Spudnik is placed in local and national private collections and museums.
  • Increased financial stability to ensure long-term viability for the organization.

Because each goal feeds into other goals, staff is beginning to work across all four goals this fall. As the plan gets underway, the organization plans to seek feedback from the community through a mix of online surveys, in-person meetings, and volunteer committees.

Our 2019 Annual Benefit, The Price is Nice, will be held on October 19. Spudnik Press aims to raise $50,000 to support our Strategic Plan and ongoing programs.

Call For Programming Committee Members

The Programming Committee facilitates programs that expand interest and understanding of print media and its profile, within the context of the contemporary art community.  

The Committee plays an advisory role as it works closely with the Program Director and the Executive Director to develop and plan public programming, i.e., artist lectures, panel discussions and visiting artist presentations.  In 2018, the Committee kicked off the inaugural Chicago Print Crawl.  The Committee assists the Program Director by providing logistical support, in-kind donations and oversight.

Meeting Schedule:

  • 6pm on the 2nd Wednesday of even months (Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec)

Requirements:

  • Must be able to commit to attending the majority of Programming Committee Meetings.
  • Expected to contribute additional time outside of events to support programs and events planned by the committee.

To Apply:

  • Email angee@spudnikpress.org with the subject “Programming Committee”.
  • Please include your name and phone number and any particular interests you have in joining the committee
  • The Programming Committee is first come, first serve. If response exceeds our capacity, a wait list will be formed.

 

Spudnik Press Welcomes Resident Artist João Oliveira

In collaboration with Comfort Station for the international artist exchange project Close to There < > Perto de Lá, João Oliveira will be our Resident Artist during the week of August 11-18.  We are pleased to welcome João and look forward to the prints he will produce at Spudnik. On August 14 please join us for A Conversation with Spudnik Press Resident Artist João Oliveira and Jessica Cochran as they discuss João’s work.

Little amusements: i’m going to love you, hold you, squeeze you, until you’re in tiny pieces is the result of the impression of plastic animals bodies, torn apart by the same method that I used as a child (and experimental medical coroner). After being misplaced and shredded, these animals undergo a heating process, developed by me, to turn them into two-dimensional matrices that I print with the same procedures traditionally used in engraving, resulting in a kind of graphic stain; a unique mark of violence that links the author to his act.”

–João Oliveira, 2019

João Oliveira is a visual artist with a BA in Visual Arts from the Universidade Federal da Bahia (2011), and a Master’s in Creative Process in Visual Arts from the same university (2017). He is trained in lithography and metal engraving through the Workshops at the Museum of Modern Art of Bahia (MAM-BA). He works on the encounter of metal engraving with other supports, appropriating personal experience in order to create works with a forged autobiographical nature, obtained through small rituals of self-fiction.

Close to There < > Perto de Lá is an international artist exchange project between Comfort Station (Chicago, USA) and Projeto Ativa (Salvador, Brazil), in collaboration with Harmonipan (Mexico City, Salvador), made possible by the MacArthur Foundation International Connections Fund. By bringing members of these two artistic communities in proximity with one another, this project aims to gestate long-term artistic collaborations between the participants, share arts-organizing models from their respective socio-political-artistic contexts, and encourage creative discourse around ideas such as the African Diaspora and contemporary Latinx/Latin American identities.

The exchange will begin with a multi-disciplinary group of Salvador-based artists visiting Chicago August 9th – 29th 2019, carrying out a variety of programs, performances, and research through Comfort Station and its partner spaces across the city. In February of 2020, a group of Chicago-based artists will in turn visit Salvador to engage with the city’s creative landscape via Projeto Ativa’s network of artists and cultural institutions.

Learn about all of our upcoming 2019/2020 Resident Artists

Learn about the Spudnik Press Cooperative Residency Program

Join the Equipment Fund Committee

Did you know that our Equipment Fund Committee is raising money for a new computer station? We are raising $6,000 to purchase two new iMacs and a high-end tabloid laser printer.  We are 25% there and need your help!

How you can help:

1. Reach out to your place of work.

Many businesses help their employees fundraise through matching donations, sponsorship, or a simple in-office fundraiser. Does your office offer free coffee?  Setting up a simple donation jar for a day can help us reach our goal!

2. Purchase items from our “Little Delicious Planet” snack bar.

Our snack bar, located just inside the doors to the Spudnik studio, offers items for a donation, and that money goes DIRECTLY to the Equipment Fund. Just by quelling your hunger, you’re helping us get closer to new technology.

3. Donate equipment or technology to Spudnik.

We recently received a donation of an iPad from one of our members, and we are SO APPRECIATIVE! Spudnik is a non-profit and we make every dollar and donation stretch. The new iPad will allow us to offer better experiences at our events and better organize our inventory when we’re at fairs representing member artwork!

4. Join the Equipment Fund Committee.

Join current members Jennifer Ackerman and Veronica Siehl and Jessica Christy, Development Assistant. The more help we have, the more we can raise! We meet once a month and work together on fundraising opportunities.

Spudnik Press knows that you rely on the equipment in our studios and our computers certainly need a boost. Please consider helping us get there. To get involved, reach out to Jessica Christy, Development Assistant.

Spudnik Press Welcomes Resident Artist Andrea Carlson

Carlson has been working in the studio to create a series of screenprints during her residency at Spudnik.  The content of Carlson’s work intimately relates to her Indigenous identity. to her Indigenous identity. “I’m an Ojibwe person, and have long worked in Indigenous language revitalization efforts. Although I use language and titles in my work, I’ve never shared my ancestral language in my work before….There is also a secret joy when Native people see our languages represented widely.”

Andrea Carlson (b. 1979) is a visual artist currently living in Chicago, Illinois. Through painting and drawing, Carlson cites entangled cultural narratives and institutional authority relating to objects based on the merit of possession and display. Current research activities include Indigenous Futurism and assimilation metaphors in film. Her work has been acquired by institutions such as the British Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the National Gallery of Canada. Carlson was a 2008 McKnight Fellow and a 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors grant recipient. Carlson is represented by the Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Learn about all of our upcoming 2019/2020 Resident Artists

Learn about the Spudnik Press Cooperative Residency Program

Spudnik Press Announces 2019/2020 Resident Artists

Spudnik Press is thrilled to announce our Resident Artists for Summer 2019 through Spring 2020.  These Resident Artists will bring new resources, perspectives, and professional connections to the various audiences that Spudnik Press serves, including first-time printmaking students, emerging artists, professional artists, art collectors and supporters. The Residency Program provides mid-career to established artists one to six weeks of full studio access and the support necessary for the production of new print-based artwork. The Residency Program supports a range of local, regional, and national artists with each residency adapting to the interests and needs of the individual artist.

Resident Artists 2019/2020:

Andrea Carlson, May/June 2019

Andrea Carlson (b. 1979) is a visual artist currently living in Chicago, Illinois. Through painting and drawing, Carlson cites entangled cultural narratives and institutional authority relating to objects based on the merit of possession and display. Current research activities include Indigenous Futurism and assimilation metaphors in film. Her work has been acquired by institutions such as the British Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the National Gallery of Canada. Carlson was a 2008 McKnight Fellow and a 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors grant recipient. For further inquiry, please contact the Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Joao Oliveira in partnership with Comfort Station, August 2019

João Oliveira is a visual artist based in Brazil who works with techniques such as engraving and drawing, its intersections and unfoldings into other processes. Selected exhibitions include “Esquizópolis”, MAM, Salvador-BA, “Prêmio Gravura EVA Parque Lage + MUL.TI.PLO Espaço Arte”, EVA Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, two editions of “Salão de Abril”, Fortaleza – CE, and five editions of “Salão de Artes Visuais da Bahia”, where he was granted awards and honorable mentions. Other accomplishments include residencies at Museo Universitario Del Chopo, México, and Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Italia.

Celeste De Luna, November, 2019

Celeste De Luna is a self-taught printmaker whose work includes large-scale woodcuts and fabric installation. Her political subject matter is social commentary with a feminine sensibility. In addition to her studio practice of creating large-scale relief prints, quilts, and installation, De Luna works in collaboration with community in Brownsville, Texas as a cofounder of the socially engaged arts collaborative Las Imaginistas.  Las Imaginistas are recipients of a 2017 Artplace America Creative Placemaking grant and 2018 A Blade of Grass Fellows.  Currently, De Luna is managing her print shop, Metzli Press, creating curriculum for a community printmaking collaborative, Taller de Permiso, (Permission Workshop,)  and a lecturer at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  and lives with her family in Harlingen, Texas.

Benjamin Merritt, February 2020

Benjamin Merrit’s research intersects with the discussion of chronic illness.  According to Merrit, chronic illness is continually based around cure and cause, often times with a language that puts the patient at fault (stigma around weight, smoking, alcohol consumption) in situations where those are proven to not be causes for the illness.  Recently, the ways language is used in clinical settings and text have become more important in his work.  Merritt aims to bring attention to the complex relationship between the body and language in medical discourse, and to encourage the viewer to consider compassionate and affective methods of discussing illness.

Andrew Bearnot, March 2020

Andrew Bearnot (MFA, University of Chicago) is a self described “materialist”: he thinks with and through the substance of things. Informed by a background in material science (ScB, Brown University) and glass (BFA, Rhode Island School of Design), Bearnot explores moments of transcendence in the everyday. He was awarded fellowships from Fulbright and the American-Scandinavian Foundation for research on glass-making traditions in Sweden and Denmark and has been an artist-in-residence at the Hyde Park Arts Center (Chicago, IL), Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY), Marble House Project (Dorset, VT), and Creative Glass Center of America (Millville, NJ).

Learn more about the Spudnik Press Artist Residency

Call for Artwork: Spudnik Press Cooperative Annual Benefit | The Price is Nice

COME ON DOWN!… Submit your work for our annual benefit The Price is Nice

The Annual Benefit is our largest fundraiser of the year, and last year raised over $30,000 to be invested in our studio and programs. Each year, the event’s art auction draws upwards of 150 collectors, curators and arts professionals to support Spudnik, bid on art, and discover emerging artists. Past benefit attendees include curators from the MCA, DePaul Art Museum, AIC, Hyde Park Art Center, as well as dozens of gallerists and private collectors.

Building on the success of last year, the auction will once again feature a juried selection of artwork by our members. Esteemed writer, curator and Editor-in-Chief of THE SEEN, Stephanie Cristello, will curate this year’s member section. Each member featured in the auction will have their work framed and receive complimentary admission to the benefit.

This is an exciting and wonderful opportunity for our members to have their work reviewed by an established writer and curator and reach new audiences, as well as a way to support your studio. 100% of the sales from the Benefit Auction will support Spudnik Press Cooperative.

About the Juror:

Stephanie Cristello is a curator, writer, and contemporary art critic living in Chicago, IL. She is the Editor-in-Chief of THE SEEN, Chicago’s International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, currently serves as the Artistic Director of EXPO CHICAGO, and Director / Curator at Chicago Manual of Style.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Member Artists may submit up to 3 pieces.  Please submit this form with entries.
  • Deadline for art work drop off:  Monday, July 22, 2019.
  • Artists will be notified regarding selection results by August 2, 2019.

Details:

  • This call is open to all Spudnik Press members.
  • There is no entry fee to submit work.
  • Participants may submit up to 3 artworks.  One piece may be selected to be included in the auction.

Requirements:

  • Participating artists must be current Spudnik Press members.
  • All artwork must have been partially or fully produced at Spudnik Press.
  • All artwork must include at least one print process.
  • Three-dimensional or fiber-based print works are welcome and must be ready to hang with instructions for installation.
  • Artwork made within the last 2 years is preferred.

Questions?  Email susannah@spudnikpress.org.

Call for Artists: Prints United! | 2019 Annual Member Exhibition

August 30 – November 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, September 13, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Deadline for online submissions: Monday, July 22, 2019

Calling all print geeks, all relief devotees, all intaglio fans, all serial serigraphers, all letterpress lovers: this fall, our Spudnik Press Annual Member Exhibition will highlight the thing that brings us all together, print!  As members of this print community, we want to bring together the amazing work being made day in and day out. At Spudnik Press, we feel welcome, whether we wipe plates, roll ink, or squeegee shapes. We all have in common a deep curiosity about print and an appreciation for the way ink transforms our ideas into reality.       

This exhibition celebrates the cacophony of visual statements made each day at Spudnik Press.  Members are invited to submit recent works, from fine art prints to gig posters, from zines and books to fiber/mixed media pieces.

To Participate:

  1. Complete the Online Submission Form by Monday, July 22, 2019.
  2. Email susannah@spudnikpress.org with 1-3 hi-res images of your work by Monday, July 22, 2019. Please include artist name and year of completion in file name. Images should not exceed 1 MB each, example:  Last Name_First Name_2019
  3. Drop off artwork by Friday, August 23, 2019.
  4. Pick up artwork by Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Details:

  • The exhibition is open to all Spudnik Press members.
  • There is no entry fee to participate.
  • Participants may exhibit up to 3 artworks.  Some or all works may be selected to be exhibited.
  • If work is available for sale, Spudnik Press retains 50% of income from the sale of artwork during the exhibition.

Requirements:

  • Participating artists must be current Spudnik Press members.
  • All artwork must have been partially or fully produced at Spudnik Press.
  • All artwork must include at least one print process.
  • Works on paper may be framed. If not framed, work will be installed using magnets.
  • Three-dimensional or fiber-based works are welcome and must be ready to hang with instructions for installation.
  • Artwork dimensions must not exceed 22 x 30 in. (unframed).  Textile or fiber work dimensions are variable, please contact Susannah with questions.
  • Artwork made within the last 2 years is preferred.

Questions?  Email susannah@spudnikpress.org

Many thanks to our Exhibitions Committee (Summer Kee, Yasi Moussavi, and Catherine Norcott) for their contributions and support.

Portfolio Review Day with Paul Hopkin

Saturday, June 15, 2019
9:30am – 1:00pm
Spudnik Press, 1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302

$20 for Spudnik Press Members
Register Online

Guest Reviewer: Paul Hopkin

As part of our mission to unite our community of artists with art professionals throughout Chicago, we offer portfolio reviews throughout the year. Each artist that signs up for a portfolio review will receive a 30-minute, private review with a curator, educator, gallery director, or arts administrator.

This is a unique opportunity for artists to receive feedback on a current body of work or upcoming project, as well as suggestions on how to prepare for other professional opportunities. Participating artists should bring a portfolio of current work to share with the guest reviewer.

Paul Hopkin Bio:

Paul Hopkin was raised by devout Mormons in the Nevada desert. He was expected to become a scientist. He earned a BFA in ceramics from BYU and an MFA from SAIC. He has a quiet but active studio practice that focuses on material connections to narrative structures. He has a tendency to include food and alcoholic beverages as both subject matter and production material. Paul established slow in 2009, a storefront gallery that has established itself in Chicago’s vibrant scene of artist run spaces. He has curated over 50 shows and worked with couple hundred artists. He has curated shows in other venues as well including the largest ever group show in Clutch, a 5” white cube inside Meg Duguid’s purse, Heaven Gallery, Dock 6, and Columbia College’s A &D Gallery.

Registration Details
Space is limited to six artists. Advanced registration is required. The non-refundable registration fee can be paid online. The registration deadline is Monday, June 10, 2019 . Registrants are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes early to their scheduled appointment.