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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

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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!

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.

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!

Meat! A Print Exchange

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Call for Participants:

Meat! A Print Exchange

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, and we want you to make a print about yours: the good, the bad, the bloody, the cooked, and the overlooked.

Ingredients for the exchange are as follows:
21 prints hand-pulled (no digital prints)
Paper size: 11×15 in.
Additional fee for portfolio and colophon: $5
1 paragraph statement about work in exchange
Register by emailing angee@spudnikpress.com

Please Ship to:
Spudnik Press
1821 W. Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

Delivery Info
Enclose all 21 prints, a self-addressed mailing label, and sufficient return postage. If you do not know the exact amount of return postage, please send more than you think will be required. Please deliver your prints in a package that can easily be reused for shipping the collated prints back to you.

Contact:
Angee Lennard (angee@spudnikpress.com or 1-312-532-0304)

Sign up Deadline: July 24, 2009
Drop out Deadline: September 25, 2009
Deadline to receive artwork: October 9, 2009
Meat Exchange Show: November 6, 2009
Portfolios shipping: November 20, 2009

Summer Artist In Resident: Jeremy Lundquist

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We are absolutely delighted to invite artist Jeremy Lundquist to print at Spudnik for the duration of the summer. He will be continuing a body of work that he began at Kala Institute in 2008.

“I am interested in our culture’s attempt to fit in every detail and the result of the impossibility of that action. Here lies the difficulty of knowing what to hold on to and what to let go of.”

Jeremy Lundquist was born in California and currently lives and works in
Chicago. Jeremy teaches in the Printmedia department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His current work in print, drawing, installation, and cut and collaged paper examines and organizes decay, specifically, the mundane and outmoded objects of Middle America. The result is a body of work questioning contemporary notions of progress and cleanliness by presenting images of loss and disillusion / dissolution. He has exhibited his work throughout the Midwest, as well as nationally and internationally. He has been an artist-in-residence at Ox-Bow School of Art , Harold Arts, and Kala Art Institute and will be in residence at the Vermont Studio Center in January. He received his BA in Studio Art from Grinnell College and his MFA in Printmaking from Ohio University.

June Drink and Draw: Paper Mache

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Drink and Draw

Theme: Paper Mache

Wednesday June3, 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.

For Paper Mache’ we invite you to bring materials like tissue paper, newspaper, string, dyed feathers, balloons……