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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

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.

House Press Book Release


House Press Book Release
Debuting four books by House Press poets

Saturday December 19, 2009
8 pm

Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard
Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

House Press is a poetry-centered group of artists and writers which began to form in Buffalo, NY in 2001. Its mission remains simple: to self-publish their own work and other work they variously believe in. Over the last year or so, House Press and Spudnik Press have collaborated to create covers for House publications and host poetry readings. Past readings have featured talented poets from the midwest, the east coast, and even Canada. Tonight will celebrate the release of new work by four talented artists from our very own Second City.

Featured Artists:

Luke Daly, reading from VATS
Michael Slosek, reading from The Sequel
Eric Unger, reading from Bastion
Barrett Gordon, reading from Bodyhome

The Hashbrown: Success!


I would like to extend a sincere THANKS to everyone that came out to celebrate with us. I couldn’t imagine having a better time. The food was delicious. The band was amazing. The company was top notch. Everyone who came chose a free print to take home. And to top it all off, the night ended in a dance party…

Let’s do that every year….

December Drink & Draw

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Drink and Draw

Theme: Technical Drawing

Wednesday December 2, 2009
Drinks provided (or BYOB)
Suggested Donation: $5

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

Drink N Draw is our monthly night devoted to drawing practices. There’s no teacher and no pretensions. We provide a theme for the evening and a little booze. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while your at it- a theme beverage is provided (or you can BYOB) Suggested Donation: $5.

December’s Drink N Draw theme is “Technical Drawing”. There will be mechanical bits & pieces, gears & whatnots to draw from. It’s the last Drink & Draw of ’09 & there will be a spiked wintery beverage to chase away the chill- so bring some materials & we’ll bring the fun!