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NOVEMBER 4- DRINK & DRAW

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Drink and Draw

Theme: Chiaroscuro – the artistic use of light & shade

Wednesday NOV 4, 2009

7:00-9:30pm

Beers provided (or BYOB)

Suggested Donation: $5

@ Spudnik Press

1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308

Chicago, IL 60622

Drink and Draw is our monthly night devoted to drawing practices. There’s no teacher and no pretensions. We provide a theme for the evening and plenty of beer. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while you’re at it! For this month’s D&D, we’ll be drawing with a focus on Chiaroscuro- the use of light & shading. You should bring any of these materials: charcoal and/or pastels, a kneaded eraser & sketchbook and/or dark-colored pastel paper. There’ll be a Day of the Dead themed still-life!

MEAT!

Prints by Adam Paul, Alex Lee, Angee Lennard, Benjamin Funke, Brie Cella, Colin Palombi, Dominic Senibaldi, Elisa Sandoval, Heather Buechler, Jason Hawk, Jennifer Hines, Juan Garcia, Karin Patzke, Kim Heiney, Liz Born, Mike Reynolds, Mischa Kegan, Rachel De Urioste, & Sanya Glisic

November 6, 2009 – December 19, 2009

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 6, 2009, 6 – 10 pm
FREE

Can’t think of the word “eat” without an “m?” Or are you a militant vegan? Fall somewhere in between? Ever feel like a piece of meat? Everyone has an opinion about meat: the good, the bad, the bloody, the cooked, and the overlooked.

Spudnik Press
1821 W. Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

CLOSING of NOTICE – CLOSED

Closing of NOTICED – CLOSED

NOTICE – CLOSED, and A Unique Marquee, two of the few remaining old-time gallery installations in the Chicago area, will come to a timely close on Saturday, October 17th. Gallery owners and artists involved have decided to commemorate this event with a closing reception to be held on Friday October 16th.

The encroachment of a scheduled closing date of the two concurrent shows has finally led to the finale to a historical era, according to a news release from Spudnik Press.”

Newcity writes “His output, fittingly, is on paper. Lundquist is a printmaker, itself a technology on the brink of extinction and with a thick history, from mass commercial applications to avant-garde experimentation. Artistically, Lundquist sits right between these two poles, culling material from pamphlets and signs and turning them into subtle etchings that kiss the paper they’re printed on. Handwritten notes, tourist pamphlets, temporary signs and a map of Meigs Field pre-destruction are Lundquist’s fodder. The dust of memorabilia and the hand sweat of craft combine in his new print series.”

Closing Reception:

Friday, Oct 16, 2009, 6 – 9 pm

Heaven Gallery
1550 N Milwaukee
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622

www.spudnikpress.com
www.heavengallery.com

Oct. Drink N Draw

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Drink and Draw

Theme: We Attack the Portrait

Wednesday Oct. 7, 2009
7:00-9:30pm, 2009
Beer provided (or BYOB)
Suggested Donation: $5

@ Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

Drink and Draw is our monthly night devoted to drawing practices. There’s no teacher and no pretensions. We provide a theme for the evening and plenty of PBR. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while you’re at it.

October’s Drink N Draw theme is “We Attack the Portrait”. We’ll suggest some exercises in portrait drawing- attendees will be modeling for each other, so bring your game face, some drawing materials and some friends!

Strangers Opening & Hubbard Street Art Walk – Oct. 3

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STRANGERS

Prints by Sanya Glisic and Mischa Kegan.

Sep 25, 2009 – Oct 17, 2009

Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 3rd, 7- 10 PM.
In concurrence with Art Walk Open House Saturday, October 3rd, 12- 7 PM
FREE

Opening October 3, 2009 from 7-10 PM a showing of print work that investigates the theme ‘Strangers.’ Outsiders, unknowns and passers through are explored in brand new artwork created by Sanya Glisic and Mischa Kegan. The event will be held at Spudnik Press (1821 W Hubbard St. Suite 308 Chicago, IL 60622) where all the work was created.

Mischa Kegan works with images of urban spaces. He presents his current surroundings as flat, graphic and colorful settings. Doing this references places, spaces and times ever changing and simultaneously always constant. As of late, he has been working solely with monoprinting processes and finds that manipulating ink on a Plexiglas plate allows for an infinite amount of textures and color combinations to portray his view of the city.

Sanya Glisic’s screen prints, like her drawings and illustrations, have the sensibility of a folktale turned inside out, of a fantastic place where innocence and darkness are the dominant forces, but where these dualities lose their clarity, and contradiction is the only constant. Her figures are still, unnerving, caught in the moments between actions, revealing an uncertain hesitation that underlies every aspect of the world we live in now.

Show runs October 3rd to October 30, 2009.

Spudnik Press
1821 W. Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

Fall Artist in Residence: Dan Falco

Residency Term: Sep 1 – Nov 30

Magnetic Goat by Dan Falco

Dan Falco will be working on a series of prints investigating the physical and psychological changes that occur in humans and animals due to the modification of our environment. With increasing advancement in science and technology, we begin to loose track of what is natural and what is not. Dan looks to address issues of hybridization, mutation, and modification, popular culture.

Falco received his MFA in Printmaking from Northern Illinois University in 2006, and has since been teaching art at the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg. He has most recently had solo shows at Art and Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Lee E Dulgar Gallery in South Holland, Illinois, and Morton College, Cicero.

Would you like to be an Artist in Residence? Download the application!

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Spudnik Press’ Residency Program provides the resources, equipment, and space for one artist per season to develop a body of print-based work. We hope to encourage and enable the production of high quality prints, and to contribute to the development of an emerging Chicago artist.

Spudnik Press will provide the Artist in Residence with materials for his or her project, unlimited access to the shop, and general feedback and assistance from Spudnik Press’ studio monitors and assistants. At the conclusion of the residency, Spudnik Press will host a reception displaying the work created during the 3 month period.

NOTICE – CLOSED: Heaven Gallery Sep 25

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NOTICE – CLOSED

Jeremy Lundquist

Sep 25, 2009 – Oct 17, 2009

Opening Reception:

Friday, Sep 25, 2009, 7 – 10 pm
Gallery hours by appointment.

Heaven Gallery and Spudnik Press are pleased to present NOTICE – CLOSED, featuring new work by Jeremy Lundquist as well as A Unique Marquee, a group show of work produced at Spudnik Press. Jeremy created his most recent series of work while an artist in residence this past summer at Spudnik, here in Chicago. Jeremy worked with the Director of Spudnik Press, Angee Lennard, to select work for A Unique Marquee.
Jeremy Lundquist’s NOTICE – CLOSED is a series of 21 etchings featuring a long list of represented sites, both historic and less so. Lundquist toys with the space between being forgotten and not being remembered. His imagery could evoke the great American road tour, complete with commemorative landmarks representing America’s richest histories. However, Lundquist documents not the sweeping landscape of the Grand Canyon, but the informative signage of Carl Sandburg’s birthplace, or the safety rails and steps at Monks Mound near Collinsville, IL. He most often references places and memories he has not experienced first hand, resorting to the use of printed pamphlets, internet searches, and tourist photographs for source material.

During his residency at Spudnik Press, Lundquist approached printmaking like a child with a new Etch-A-Sketch: creating an image, erasing it, and eagerly creating another image. Using only a single copper plate to create his entire body of work, the plate itself has been transformed into a physical representation of memory. The prints created from that plate are a documentation of memory as an active entity.
Resident Artists at Spudnik Press create their body of work in a communal studio. With three months of studio use, they necessarily become integrated into the community of artists at the press. It is for this reason that we have paired Lundquist’s work with a collection of artwork by members and long-time printers at Spudnik Press. A Unique Marquee is a manifestation of the many ways that the community at Spudnik Press fuels the creation of diverse artworks and a supportive network for Chicago printmakers. Artists selected to show their work include Anya Davidson, Lauren Anderson, Stan Shellabarger, Stacey Colangelo, Onsmith, and Paul Nudd.

Heaven Gallery
1550 N Milwaukee
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622

Booth #37: Spudnik Press

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Booth #37: Spudnik Press

Check out our booth at the Renegade Craft Fair

September 12 & 13, 2009
11am – 7pm
Division Street between Damen and Paulina

Over 300 crafters and artisan will be showing off their wares. We will be in good company with other Chicago printers (Sonnenzimmer, Mat Daly, Dan Grzeca, Crosshair Press, The Bird Machine, Plural Design, Megan Lee Designs, members of the Post Family, and more) as well as other talented artists from Chicago and beyond (Cursive Design, Tug Boat Press, Up In The Air Somewhere, and Pearl and Marmalade), just to name a few friends in the show…

We’ll have work by Sanya Glisic, Liz Born, Mischa Kegan, Adam Paul, Karin Patzke, Nate Smith, Megan Klawitter,, Brie Cella, Stacey Colangelo, Samantha Cisneros, and Michelle Mashon – just to name a few.

Hope to see you there.

September Drink N Draw

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Drink and Draw

Theme: Drawing Inspired By Food

Wednesday Sept. 2, 2009
7:00-9:30pm
Some Drink Provided (or BYOB)
Suggested Donation: $5

@ Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

Drink and Draw is our monthly night devoted to drawing practices. There’s no teacher and no pretensions. We provide a theme for the evening and some drink. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while your at it.
September’s Drink N Draw theme is “Drawing Inspired By Food”. There will be some food to draw, but participants are invited to bring still life items or resource material related to food. Your interpretation of the theme can be studied or silly- the evening is inspired by the “Futurist Cookbook”, a cookbook full of non-recipes. So bring some materials & we’ll bring the fun.

2010 Artist’s Residency

Residency Periods
Spring March 1- May 31
Summer June 1- August 31
Fall September 1- November 30

Deadlines (Postmarked by)
Spring January 1
Summer April 1
Fall July 1

Notification will be sent approximately 1 month after application deadline.

Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622
www.spudnikpress.com
angee@spudnikpress.com
(312) 532-0304

Spudnik Press’ Residency Program provides the resources, equipment, and space for one artist per season to develop a body of print-based work. We hope to encourage and enable the production of high quality prints, and to contribute to the development of an emerging Chicago artist.

Spudnik Press will provide the Artist in Residence with materials for his or her project, unlimited access to the shop, and general feedback and assistance from Spudnik Press’ studio monitors and assistants. At the conclusion of the residency, Spudnik Press will host a reception displaying the work created during the 3 month period.

This program is open to all experienced printmakers. Spudnik Press does not have the ability to assist with travel and housing, and encourages only Chicago residents to apply at this time. Spudnik Press will provide all basic materials (full list is available on our website) as well as up to $250 to cover paper and additional materials.

We aim to provide a residency that is catered to the individual artist. Proposals may be for a traditional edition of prints, artist books, or projects involving a less conventional use of prints. Artists that wish to work collaboratively may apply together.

STUDIO SPACE
Spudnik Press is a community print shop that was established in 2007. We are located in West Town near Hubbard and Wood. We provide open studio hours two nights weekly to artists at various experience levels. We also offer periodic classes and special events. Spudnik Press is committed to encouraging dialog and connections between artists by creating a welcoming environment and accessible studio space.

MATERIALS AVAILABLE
For a more detailed materials list, please visit our website.
• Basic materials needed for woodblock, linoleum, screenprinting, plate lithography, intaglio, copper etching, and book binding
• Conrad Etching Press and blankets: Prints up to 24” wide
• Blick Etching Press and blankets: Prints up to 18″ wide
• Parks Lithography Press: Prints up to 24” plate
• Exposure unit and light table (30”x48”)
• Apple computer with CS2 Suite
• All basic studio materials (pencils, Xacto knives, spatulas cutting mats, paper cutter, etc.).
• HP Laserjet 5000 (output maximum: 11”x17”)

EXPECTATIONS
Spudnik Press will retain half of the edition of all work created. If a non-traditional edition is created, approximately half the artwork created will be retained by Spudnik in a way agreed upon by both parties. Sales from retained artwork will be used to continue to residency program.

The resident will be expected to meet periodically with the director of Spudnik Press to share works in progress. Application Finalists may be asked to meet with Spudnik to discuss the proposed project in detail.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Artists interested in developing a body of print-based work who lack the resources to do so independently.
Artists interested in the community aspect of Spudnik Press. There are no private studio spaces, and would like Artists in Residence to integrate with those who print regularly at Spudnik Press.
Artists able to work at Spudnik an average of at least 1 time weekly through out the duration of the residency.
Artists who have extensive knowledge of the area of print in which they wish to work in.

INTERNal DIALOGUE

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INTERNal DIALOGUE

Intern Show

July 31, 2009 – August 26, 2009

Opening Reception
July 31, 2009, 6-10 PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday & Thursday 6:30-11 PM, or by appointment.

Spudnik Press
1821 West Hubbard
Suite 308-
Chicago, IL 60622

Brie Cella, Liz Born, and Elisa Sandoval have been working at Spudnik Press throughout the summer to learn the ropes of running and working in a community printshop. They worked together to build a new drying rack and darkroom, update our archive, and research and introduce new materials to the printshop.

On Friday, July 31st, we will be showcasing their artwork. Please join us to celebrate both the art they have created as well as the contributions they have made to Spudnik Press.

Contact:
Angee Lennard
Director
angee@ spudnikpress.com
312-532-0304

August Drink and Draw: Observation

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Drink and Draw

Theme: Observational Drawing

Wednesday Aug 5, 2009
7:00-9:30pm
Pabst Blue Ribbon provided (or BYOB)
Suggested Donation: $5

@ Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

Drink and Draw is our monthly night devoted to drawing practices. There’s no teacher and no pretensions. We provide a theme for the evening and plenty of PBR. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while your at it.
This month’s theme is OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING – draw what you see, from the cracks in the ceiling to your mounting still-life of beer cans!