Four Years & Still Growing
Spudnik Press Fundraiser & Celebration
Saturday, July 30, 2011
at Spudnik Press Cooperative
Silent Auction 6-10 pm
Live Auction at 9:30 pm
Ice cream tasting with Nice Cream
Corn dogs from Corn Dog Guy
Block Printed T-shirts made on site
Giveaways for first 50 guests
After a record-breaking year of growth, Spudnik Press is fired up for their annual auction. Just concluding their fourth year, the community print shop has reached many milestones. This spring, the studio expanded their facilities and received 501(c)3 status, sprouting additional presses for letterpress and offset printing and private studios. The additional space has cultivated more classes, larger exhibitions, publishing projects, and donation-based workshops. Increased staff and volunteers are allowing the studio to tend to these programs while planting seeds for next season.
The four-year anniversary will capture the celebratory spirit with free prints to the first 50 guests. Corn Dog Guy will be frying up traditional and vegan corn dogs on site. Nice Cream is sponsoring dessert with a tasting of their summer flavors full of organic ingredients from local farms. A small donation to the press ($15) allows visitors to choose a customized T-shirt printed on demand from a selection of hand-carved woodblocks.
The main event is the auction, bringing 25+ of Chicago’s best printmakers under one roof. The silent auction, including the majority of the artwork, will continue through 10pm. The highlight of the night will be the live auction, featuring Struwwelpeter, a new artist book by Sanya Glisic and a collection of posters by the celebrated Delicious Design League.
Contributions will support upgrading our etching press, expanding our hours, and increasing the quantity and quality of programs we are able to offer our community.
Paul Nudd and Onsmith, Jeremy Tinder, Sonnenzimmer, Jeremy Lundquist, Wrik Repasky, Dutes Miller, Minna Sora, Angee Lennard, Liz Born, Stano Grezdo, Starshaped Press, Pablo Philipps, Erick Jurado, Mischa Kegan, Justin Santora, Lilli Carré, Ryan Kapp, Will Sturgis, Jay Zehngebot, Jeanine Coupe-Ryding, Dawn Gettler, Nate Hinshaw, Fraser Taylor, and Matt Messmer.
Angee Lennard, Director
Poster Design by Matthew Harlan