In Collaboration with Arts Network Asia (ANA) and Anne Elizabeth Moore, Sara Drake will be traveling to Phnom Phen, Cambodia to teach an introductory comics and self-publishing class to young women. Help her provide a space in which young women can feel comfortable sharing their own ideas within a culture that has historically given women little access to do so! Click here for more info.
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Friday, August 12th 5:00-10:30pm &
Saturday, August 13 12:00 – 10:30pm
1767 N Milwaukee Ave,
Chicago IL 60647
Artists render a major new art initiative; BUILT festival is a city being created out of shipping containers this summer in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. The shipping containers will be given over to Chicago’s contemporary artists and curators to transform into alternative or ‘guerrilla’ venues.
Over a hundred independent artists, projects, exhibitions and performances, which expand on the festival’s themes of urban culture, will open inside and out of our shipping container venues.
$10 tickets available online.
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Starting Bid: $50
Bidding Increment: $20
Buy It Now Price: $300
Jessica was our Artist in Residence last summer, completing a body of work based on George Eliots, Middlemarch. Specifically, the wallpapers used in the adaptation of the book. She has recently shown at Anchor Graphics, Marwen, Harold Washington College, and Woman Made Gallery.
How it works:
To make a bid, leave a reply with your name, contact info, and bid. Must bid $20 or more above the last bid. Online bidding ends Friday, July 29 at midnight. Additional bids can be made in person at our fundraiser, July 30, 6-10pm.
“From January 2010”
Starting Bid: $100
Bidding Increment: $25
Buy It Now Price: $1000
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Jeanine Coupe-Ryding is a Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is represented by Perimeter Gallery in Chicago. Her recent work in both woodcut and etching combines scanned and photo images in these traditional print forms.
How it works:
To make a bid, leave a reply with your name, contact info, and bid. Must bid $25 or more above the last bid. Online bidding ends Friday, July 29 at midnight. Additional bids can be made in person at our fundraiser, July 30, 6-10pm.
Screenprint 22″x30″ Jay Zehngebot
Starting Bid: $50 Bidding Increment: $20 Value: $250 Buy It Now Price: $500 Jay Zehngebot lives and works in Providence, RI, creating his prints at AS220 Printshop, a printshop very much in line with the founding principals of Spudnik Press. This large screenprint is full of wonderful moments. How it works: To make a bid, leave a reply with your name, contact info, and bid. Must bid $20 or more above the last bid. Online bidding ends Friday, July 29 at midnight. Additional bids can be made in person at our fundraiser, July 30, 6-10pm.
On July 8th, Woman Made Gallery will be debuting a severely awesome show featuring a ton of Chicago zine makers, comic artists, and printmakers working with narratives. Spudnik Press helped curate, and will have work by Sanya Glisic, Anya Davidson, and Liz Born represented. I encourage you to support the show:
The reception for the show will be July 8, 2011, 6-9pm. I hope you can join us!
About Our Residency Program
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.
Please visit our website to download the application for complete details.
The board of directors of Spudnik Press is pleased to announce our intentions to hire a Studio Assistant to aid in the development of our press! Below is a synopsis of the position. Please forward to any interested parties!
The Studio Assistant Position will work closely with the Executive Director, supporting all programming, including marketing, outreach, shop maintenance, education and fundraising. The studio assistant will be expected to seek new revenue resources, mainly through creating a marketing plan and materials for consignment printing. The studio assissant will provide support for artists using the studio as well as administrative support. This is a part-time position for 15 hours per week. Day-to-day job duties include the following:
This skyline feature of the Chicago Together logo was created by a young artist, Aurora Grajada, through a program sponsored by Marwen, hosted in part by Spudnik Press.
Marwen, an after-school arts organization, created a program called Design to Print, to give 10 high school students the experience of working with clients to design a line of greeting cards. They first worked at Marwen to design the cards, then came to Spudnik to gain the experience of working in a professional shop, screenprinting their designs. Spudnik Press is thrilled to be working with younger artists and hopes to continue offering more opportunities like this for Chicago youth!
A quote from the Chicago Together website:
“Lifelong Chicagoan Aurora Grajeda has studied art at Marwen since 2008, where she created the image “Falling for the City.” She is a graduating senior at Lindblom Math and Science Academy and lives on Chicago’s South Side with her parents and younger brother. She plans to attend Grand Valley State University to pursue the visual and performing arts and Chinese studies. About her work, Grajeda says, “I often set my goals to reach a high point of happiness with my art and make it appeal to others as well.””
The new and improved Spudnik Press Cooperative now boasts two private studio spaces. The North Studio is 150 square foot, has great natural light, hardwood floors, includes unlimited access to the entire print shop and general materials, included utilities, plus an invitation to curate a show at Spudnik Press. Rent is $325/month with a 6-month initial lease. The ideal candidate will have advanced experience in one or more areas of printmaking.
We will begin reviewing applications on May 20th. Applications will be accepted until the studio is leased.
On Sunday, May 1st, Spudnik Press hosted an open house in our awesome new space! People enjoyed print making demos while drinking wine and snacking on home made muffins baked by our vice president, Allison Klieman. The demos represented many mediums available at Spudnik. Etching, letter press, lithography, screen printing, and more! Thanks to everyone who came by. We hope to see new faces in the future!
Four of our all-star printers are curating an exhibition that will be part of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival. The application deadline is June 1. For all the details, download theMAAF Calling Home Entry.
Curators: Liz Born, Michelle Mashon, Matthew Messmer, Jill Nahrstedt for Spudnik Press
What defines “home”? How do we make “home”? Is “home” exclusively a physical place? Must it be permanent or can it be transient? Can it be taken away or rebuilt?
We see a common thread through many of today’s current issues that implore us to ask these questions; issues of immigration, foreclosures and natural disasters have led us to redefine & examine our ideas of “home”. In tandem with Spudnik Press, Calling Home will be show of print-based works (books and sculptural print-based works also encouraged) that explore how different artists define & question the identity of home through their experiences.