Posts By: Susannah Papish

UNTITLED (house): The Diane and Browne Goodwin Collection

Saturday, March 23, 2019
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Illinois State Museum, Lockport Art Gallery
201 W 10th St # 1W
Lockport, IL 60441

**Please allow approximately 1 hour travel time each way from Spudnik Press to the Illinois State Museum in Lockport.

$10 for Spudnik Press Members
Register Online

  • What do art collectors look for when searching for their next acquisition? What excites them about collecting?
  • How does the “mission” of an art collector affect what they collect?
  • What places and spaces do collectors visit to discover new artists?
  • Have you, as an artist, thought about what you can do to connect with collectors?
  • Are you curious how and why people become collectors?”

Spudnik Press members are invited to a private tour of visit UNTITLED (house): The Diane and Browne Goodwin Collection at the Illinois State Museum. Browne Goodwin is an avid art collector and has been a supporter of established and emerging artists for more than 45 years. He looks forward to guiding our members through his vast collection, which includes an impressive number of fine art prints, including a selection by Spudnik Press artists. Members are encouraged to ask questions and guide the conversation.

The Goodwin’s began collecting art in Los Angeles in the early 1970’s. Through their involvement in the Graphic Arts Council of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Goodwin’s began 30 years of enthusiastic collecting. They began by collecting the print work of 20th Century artists, contemporary American and European artists, and artist’s familiar to them in the vibrant LA art community. During their time in Austin, TX and presently in Chicago, they have continued their engagement with the contemporary art world. Mr. Goodwin continues his life-long passion for contemporary not only by collecting art, but also by serving on boards at the Chicago Artist’s Coalition and Spudnik Press Cooperative. He is inspiration and model for young collectors. Highlights of the exhibit include art from Joseph Albers, Winslow Homer, Ed Ruscha, Robert Rauschenberg, Sam Francis, Kate Ingold, Robert Burnier, Oli Watt, Richard Hull, Samantha Bittman, Sabina Ott, Viraj Mithani, Holly Cahill and William Crutchfield.

After the private tour, the visit will be complemented by a public artist talk. One of the curators of the exhibit, Lauren Ball, will speak with artist Kelly Kaczynski. Kaczynski recently completed an expansive series of monoprints at Spudnik Press Cooperative, one of which is included in the exhibition!

We anticipate an engaging conversation between the artists.

This special event is part of our Professional Practices Member Programs, intended to introduce members to the numerous and diverse art spaces and individuals that contribute to Chicago’s vibrant arts landscape. In addition to connecting with other professionals in the city, these visits present our members with a range of resources and career paths.

Browne Goodwin has been an art collector and supporter (with his wife until her death in 2014) for more than 45 years. Involved with many art organizations over the years, Browne is currently a Spudnik Press Cooperative Board Member, is part of the Chicago Artists Coalition Annual Committee, and participates in several museum support groups. His collection includes some 300 works of art in all media, with an emphasis on contemporary art from emerging artists in the communities where he has lived – Los Angeles, Austin, and Chicago. Fine prints form a major portion of the collection, and continue to be added. The exhibition of his collection at the Illinois State Museum offers a unique opportunity to view this private collection.

Registration Details:
Advanced registration is required. The non-refundable registration fee can be paid online. Please note the Illinois State Museum is in Lockport, IL about 40 miles southwest of Spudnik Press. Staff will assist with transportation by coordinating carpooling to and from this off-site visit. After registering for the event, please email to let us know if you will provide your own transportation, or if you would like to participate in the carpool as a driver or a passenger. An itinerary of the off-site visit will be sent to all registered participants on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

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


Call for Spring 2019 Fellowship Applications

Deadline to Apply: Sunday, March 17, 2019

Spudnik Press is now accepting applications for our May – December 2019 Studio Fellowship program.

The Spudnik Press Cooperative Studio Fellowship is committed to providing promising emerging artists in the Chicagoland area with comprehensive artistic and professional development support. The Studio Fellowship packages a multitude of opportunities for artists to advance their artistic practice.

During this eight-month program, fellows receive unfettered access to Spudnik’s expansive printmaking facilities. By working in our print shop and monitoring weekly Open Studio sessions, fellows regularly engage with our community of printmakers and benefit from ongoing guidance and feedback from staff and peers.

Additionally, the Studio Fellowship’s weekly professional development seminar equips our fellows with the tools and resources to be able to set personal and financial goals, strengthen their proposal writing and teaching artistry, learn how to promote themselves and their work, and much more. Fellows also have the unique experience of planning and presenting up to two culminating public projects.

Fellows also receive advanced notice and discounted registration for all Professional Practices Programs offered to our members. Opportunities include 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 five months following their fellowship.

Studio Fellowship Mission

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. These key program components consist of the following:

  • Access to professional printmaking facilities.
  • Weekly seminars addressing various elements of professional practices.
  • Leadership experience through regularly monitoring Open Studio sessions.
  • Presentation opportunities through two culminating public projects.

Furthermore, as ambassadors of Spudnik Press Cooperative, Fellows play an important role in ensuring our members and studio users have a welcoming experience at our shop and also help us grow our community. The contributions Fellows make to our day-to-day operations are invaluable and help shape the future of our facilities.


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 Spring 2019 Studio Fellowship Application Form. Return this application form and all requested materials to no later than Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Important Dates

Deadline to Apply: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Fellowship Period: May 1 – December 31, 2019
Required Weekly Commitments:

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

Any inquiries regarding our Studio Fellowship can be directed to Susannah Papish at