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Yesterday For Tomorrow: New work on the Project Wall

Yesterday For Tomorrow: New work on the Project Wall

with presentation and demonstration by Angee Lennard

Thursday, April 29

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

On April 29nd, Spudnik Press will debue our new and improved Project Wall that will highlight work made at Spudnik Press and allow us to have a permanent installation of work available for sale to help support our community of printers.

As we roll out this new and improved nook of the studio, we will also be adding some interesting programming. One night a month, prior to a Thursday night Open Studio, we will present free events such as demonstrations, presentations of new work, and panel discussions. The first two events are scheduled, so write them in your calendar and stop by on your way home from work!

Angee Lennard will discuss new work she made during her recent Residency at AS220 Printshop. She will talk about her inspiration, and furthermore, she will demonstrate Mezzotinting – an often forgotten printmaking technique that is shrouded in mystery and misconceptions.

The Local Residency

The Local Residency

Panel Discussion with Paul Nudd, Onsmith, Dutes Miller, Stan Shellabarger, and Jeremy Lundquist

Featuring new work by Lilli Carré

June 10, 2010

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

Previous Resident Artists of Spudnik Press will come together to speak about their experiences working in a communal studio. Panelists will address how local residencies can counteract difficulties maintaining access to particular types of studio spaces. The panel discussion will address how these artists were able to integrate with a community new to them, and how a change of materials and space affected their working habits. The panel will focus on how the studio needs of a printmaker different from other mediums, and the affect that the particular studio space can have on an artist and their mode of working.

Summer Residency Opportunity

Are you looking to make a gigantic pile of prints this summer, like the young gentleman pictured above? If so, this post might be of interest to you!

This is just a quick reminder that the Summer Residency application is due quite soon. We originally set the deadline as April 1st, but would like to give artists the weekend to flush out their proposals. All materials need to be en route to Spudnik Press by Monday, April 5th.

Follow this link to see the Residency portion of our website where you can read all the juicy details, download the application, and see what projects previous residents tackled. Applications can be e-mailed to with all required documents and images attached, and sent through the good old post office.

Jettison Quarterly

Hello all, This is Ness, Spudnik’s Spring 2010 intern, with some recommended reading! Many talented writers, photographers, graphic designers, and illustrators have contributed to Jettison Quarterly, an online magazine dedicated to raising awareness about the art forms and cultures that flourish in Chicago. While heading into their second year, they have already covered myriad topics over the city’s diverse terrain. For an inside look into some local establishments, interviews with creative legends, the works of emerging artists, and much more, catch up on some reading at and be sure to check back every three months. To read about two of my favorite things, screen printing and roller derby, check out the articles on Sonnezimmer Studio in issue 2 and the Windy City Rollers in issue 4. Best, Ness

April Drink & Draw: FOOD!

Drink and Draw

Theme: FOOD

Wednesday April 7, 2010
Wine 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.
April’s theme is FOOD! Glorious FOOD! Some food to draw from will be provided, but feel free to bring food to add to the variety, or to eat! We’ll have some wine, because what goes better with food?

AS220: Printshop after my own heart!

This January, I was the luckiest girl, and was able to spend a solid month in Providence, Rhode Island at this gem of a printshop. AS220 and Spudnik Press have very similar birthdays, and I feel that despite our physical distance, we are close friends. Embracing the inherent democracy of the medium of printmaking, Morgan and Jay are two printmakers who are making shit happen!


MADLIB x HIT+RUN | Medicine Show from ABCNT on Vimeo.

A member of Spudnik Press passed along this link to me. During a live performance of their new album, MADLIB collaborated with a printshop called HIT+RUN. In substitution of the traditional Merch Table, HIT+RUN had an entire mobile studio. Purchasers of the new record were not only able to see their album cover be produced. They were actually able to choose the graphics.

While, I’ve seen live screen printing at a plethora of events, this incarnation strikes a cord as a genuine way to keep production local and encourage collaborations between consumer and producer.

New Classes!!!

Hello all,

Hope everyone is enjoying the new weather! If you are looking to try something new with your spring energy, we have just posted four new classes and a workshop. To learn or brush up on screenprinting, etching, block printing, or working on fabric, check them out and register as soon as possible!

An Orbit of Spudnik: A Photo Journal

As you may have heard, Spudnik Press recently collaborated with Artifice Magazine, an amazing brand new literary magazine. This magazine is so good, that I find myself reading short stories aloud to my roommate at the breakfast table. And now they have have put together a must see photo journal of their trip to Spudnik Press! If you appreciate good things, I highly recommend you read the following:


And when that leaves you wanting more, you can check out the release party this Saturday at Loft3A.

FAIR @ Gallery 400

FAIR @ Gallery 400

400 S. Peoria Street
February 26-27

Spudnik Press will be taking part in a two-day local maker and publisher fair at Gallery 400, on the UIC campus. This event is in conjunction with ArtWork: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics. From what I hear, many of Chicago’s best community oriented spaces and projects will be on-hand to show off what they make and what they do.

Artifice Issue #1 Release Party

Artifice Issue #1 Release Party

Saturday, February 27

Loft 3A
3036 N Lincoln Ave

10:30pm: DJ Bret Randle spins funk and soul
Free beer; $10 suggested donation

Spudnik Press recently completed an exciting collaboration with Artifice Magazine. Ten Spudnik Press printers were selected to illustrate ten stories from the first issue of this brand new non-profit Chicago-based literary magazine. We invite you to celebrate the release of this new magazine (and this new beautiful suite of screen prints). The party will include live readings, and editional artwork by the illustrators.

Featured artists: Liz Born, Lilli Carré, Sanya Glisic, Kim Heiney, Angee Lennard, CJ Mace, Michelle Mashon, Jeremy Lundquist, Colin Palombi, and Tom Wilder.

Sanya Glisic’s reinterpretation of “Collectors” by Ori Fienberg is depicted above.