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Portfolio Review Sessions with Regina Martinez

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Spudnik Press, 1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302

$20 for Spudnik Press Members
Register Online

As part of our mission to unite our community of artists with art professionals throughout Chicago, we offer portfolio reviews throughout the year. Each artist that signs up for a portfolio review will receive a 30-minute, private review with a curator, educator, gallery director, or arts administrator.

This is a unique opportunity for artists to receive feedback on a current body of work or upcoming project, as well as suggestions on how to prepare for other professional opportunities. Participating artists should bring a portfolio of current work to share with the guest reviewer.

Guest Reviewer: Regina Martinez

Regina Martinez is passionate about artists’ support and collaborative tension. She is influenced broadly from degrees in photojournalism and social and economic development. For five years, she was Artistic Director of a neighborhood art space called the Pink House in St. Louis (MO). She is a collector of children’s artwork. She is co-creator of the clothesline (St. Louis)a monthly audio/visual installation alive for one night only. Most recently she managed programs with Threewalls in Chicago. She is currently working towards an MA of Sound Arts and Industry at Northwestern University.

Registration Details:

Space is limited to five artists. Advanced registration is required. The non-refundable registration fee can be paid online. Please register by Monday, November 30. Staff will notify artists of what time slot they have been assigned by Tuesday December 1. Please contact staff if you would like to request a specific time slot.

COVID-19 Precautions:

Please review our COVID-19 studio procedures before arriving. Members will meet in the Annex. Staff will sanitize surfaces between sessions. Virtual sessions on Zoom are an option for people unable to visit the studio in person. Please note that screen-sharing a website or digital images will offer better image quality than sharing works using Zoom video.

Professional Practice: Portfolio Review with Bert Green

Saturday, November 3, 2018
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Spudnik Press, 1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302

$20 for Spudnik Press Members
$10 for Resident Artists and Studio Fellows
Register Online

Guest Reviewer: Bert Green

In an effort to continue our mission to unite our community of printmakers with art professionals throughout the Chicagoland area we are launching a revised edition of our portfolio reviews this 2018. Professional Practice: Portfolio Review will consist of a 30-minute, individual portfolio review with a curator, educator, gallery director, or arts administrator.

This is a unique opportunity for artists to receive feedback on a current body of work or upcoming project, as well as suggestions on how to prepare for other professional opportunities.

Bert Green Bio:
Bert Green is the director of Bert Green Fine Art gallery in Chicago. He has lived in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Bert Green Fine Art focuses on fine art marketing, sales and curation, with an emphasis on art’s role, impact and interaction with trends in urban economic development and revitalization, technology and culture. The gallery represents and exhibits emerging and mid-career artists, and works with specialty print houses to produce unusual and rare limited edition lithographs, letterpress, and photographic prints.

Registration Details:
Space is limited to six artists. Advanced registration is required. The non-refundable registration fee can be paid online. The registration deadline is Friday, October 26, 2018 or when all spaces are full. Exact time slots will be assigned by Tuesday, October 30, 2018.  Registrants are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes early to their scheduled appointment.

Venue Registration Requirements for the Chicago Print Crawl

The Chicago Print Crawl is an annual, self-guided tour of printmaking production, publishing, exhibition and sales venues throughout the City of Chicago, organized by Spudnik Press Cooperative.

The inaugural event is Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. A free after party will be held at Spudnik from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Eligible venues include:
• Artist’s studios engaged in on site printmaking
• Nonprofit printmaking shops, exhibition spaces or galleries showing prints
• Commercial printmaking shops, preferably also engaged in fine art production
• Commercial galleries or other for profit spaces exhibiting and selling prints.

Chicago Print Crawl participants agree to:
• be open to the public on Sunday, June 24 for the entire duration of the posted hours
• offer demos or tours (if appropriate) on the day of the event
• charge no visitor entry fees to the Chicago Print Crawl
• provide maps to visitors upon request (maps may be downloaded and printed)
• feature #ChicagoPrintCrawl in your promotions, social media and press releases
• pay the appropriate participation fee which covers event, promotion and logistical costs

Application deadline is May 1, 2018.

To register, be sure to complete our online application form and submit payment using one of the links provided below that best represents your business:

What’s Your Art

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What’s Your Art

Celebrating the Art Centers of Chicago

Hosted by WBEZ as part of their Off Air Event Series

Chicago Cultural Center
Saturday December 3, 2011

From Hyde Park to Pilsen to Ravenswood, there are amazing places of art exhibition, classes and public events fostering the development of art and culture located throughout Chicago. Each unique location has its own style, feel, and expertise. These places champion the city’s commitment for local residents to learn and create original art, and are as Chicago as the World’s Fair and Vienna Beef Hot Dogs.

Alongside these neighborhood spaces, Chicago hosts the nation’s first free municipal cultural center, which first opened its doors in 1893. The Chicago Cultural Center is one of the city’s most popular attractions, featuring more than 1,000 programs and exhibitions covering a wide range of the performing, visual and literary arts.

In celebration of Chicago’s rich landscape devoted to emerging artists, art education, and the opportunity to inspire and become inspired, WBEZ invites you to the Chicago Cultural Center to join us in exploring these spaces and the role they play in shaping the artist in each of us. Each Center will demonstrate the creative activities that enrich their community. “What’s Your Art” is free to the public and is an opportunity for Chicago residents to experience art as a part of daily life. Visit each Center’s page to find out more about classes and events that will be held in the months before the “What’s Your Art” event.

B. Ingrid Olson & Jessica Taylor at MDW Fair

MDW Fall Showcase

B. Ingrid Olson and Jessica Taylor Caponigro
Representing the Spudnik Press Residency Program

October 21st- 23rd

at The Geolofts 3636 S Iron St.

Vernissage: Friday October 21, 8-11pm
Saturday Noon to 6pm
Sunday Noon to 6pm
$5 admission

The MDW Fair presents a Fall Showcase of solo and duo exhibitions curated by small not-for-profits, artist-run spaces, independent galleries, collectives and curators from around the country.

Jessica Taylor Caponigro and B. Ingrid Olson are both past Artists in Residence at Spudnik Press Cooperative. They have been creating print-based artworks that eschew traditional multiples in favor of unique pieces that examine the very notion of reproductions. Although they have not yet had the opportunity to exhibit in tandem, their work has many parallel qualities. By pairing these artists together, we will establish a dialog about the act of recreating and the inescapable beauty and failure of doing so.

Please Join Us!

Alliance of Artist Communities Annual Conference

Friday, October 21, 2011
2:30pm – 4:30pm at Anchor Graphics
623 South Wabash Ave., Room 201
Chicago, IL 60605

The program will begin with a brief tour of Anchor’s facilities, followed by a brief overview of Anchor’s and Spudnik’s missions and histories. Then David Jones, Anchor’s founder and director, and Angee Lennard, Spudnik’s founder and director, will discuss each organization’s residency program touching on how they grew with little or no funding, the early days vs. now, and where each program is heading. The discussion will conclude with the topic of why residencies are particularly important for printmakers, illustrating how artists and staff share knowledge, technical tricks, working methods, and cooperative problem solving that provide mutual intellectual and artistic growth for all involved. Check out more info about the conference here.

October Drink & Draw: Portrait Drawing

Drink and Draw

Portrait Drawing

Wednesday Oct. 5
Booze provided (or BYOB)
Suggested Donation: $5

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

Our Monthly Drink & Draw! Wed., Oct. 5, 7:00 at Spudnik Press… 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 booze. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while you’re at it.

October’s Theme is “Portrait Drawing”. You can get tips on mastering the portrait from other artists or just come & have fun with some blind contour & other exercises that improve your mad portrait skillz. The theme drink is cranberry & vodka, (or BYO). $5 suggested donation.

Exquisite Consonance: A Collaborative Exhibition

A Sixth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival event presented by Spudnik Press, in partnership with Chicago Artists Month
Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 7pm to 10pm
at Spudnik Press Cooperative,
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302
FREE Donations encouraged.

Exquisite Consonance is a hands-on collaboration blurring the lines between artist, curator, critic, and viewer, speaking to the importance of community and cooperation as part of the creative process. Join the artists at Spudnik Press in creating a series of exquisite creatures with a selection of hand-carved linoleum blocks and a printmaking press. After creating a unique print to add to the mounting gallery wall, participants are encouraged to add some words — we suggest the classic Haiku – to give viewers a sense of the significance of the piece, the history of the artist, what cultural events led to the creation of the piece, how the piece speaks to other prints in the show, etc.

Falling somewhere in between the Surrealist game “Cadavre Exquis” (circa 1925 France) and Barbie Fashion Plates™ (circa 1980 United States), Exquisite Consonance will be hands-on, fun, and lighthearted, leading to a communicative, experimental, and reflective exhibition of art made by and for the people.

Exquisite Consonance will overlap with Spudnik Press’ Open Studio session, allowing visitors to see the community print shop in full swing. Guests can stop by for a short visit or contribute to the exhibition through out the night. Participating in the art-making is free. Guests who wish to create artwork to take home are encouraged to make a small donation to the studio.

CPG Lecture: Grant, Exhibition and Residency Applications

Meg Duguid from the Chicago Cultural Center has graciously volunteered to give a lecture on applying for grants, shows, residencies, etc. She oversees the CAAP grant in the city, and knows all the ins and outs of art applications. Angee and Spudnik Press have offered to host this lecture, which will be open to both CPG and Spudnik members. If you are interested, mark your calendars now.

This event will take place on Wednesday, September 14th 2011 at 7:00pm at Spudnik Press Cooperative, 1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302.
Event is free; donations are appreciated.

Newbie Not Novice: An Exhibition of Student Work

Newcomer Not Novice

An Exhibition of Student Work

Part of the 1821 Loft Open House, in partnership with Chicago Artists Month with a special visit from The Tamale Spaceship
October 14 – November 4, 2011

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 14, 2011

Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302

Each year, Spudnik Press introduces over 60 artists to printmaking processes like Screenprinting, Relief printing and Intaglio. Our student body is diverse, bringing an astounding array of experiences to the classroom. Students often bring advanced skills in graphic design, painting, photography, and other creative fields. Other students are making artwork for the first time in many years, reclaiming ownership of the handmade. We are constantly surprised by the caliber of work coming from Introductory classes, and are always excited to follow up on what past students have done with the foundation skills they learned at the studio.

In this vein, this fall we will be celebrating the educational component of Spudnik Press with an exhibition of artwork by Spudnik Press students and teachers. Newbie Not Novice includes work creating within classes as well as new work by students who continue to incorporate printmaking into their practice. We will also be highlighting Spudnik’s teaching artists, and the experiences they bring to our classes.

Participating Artists:
Matt Bergstrom
Liz Born
Paloma Cortez
Jessica A. de la Cruz
Krystal DiFranco
Brian Hofmeister
Emily Klein
Angee Lennard
Maija Lundgren
Sean D. McKay
Erin K. Nolan
Becky D. Padilla
Colin Palombi
Kelly Parsell
Monica Ray
Emily Serruto
Laura Vergara
Troy Wiitala

Renegade Craft Fair

It’s time for Renegade again! Come and visit Spudnik’s booth and grab some crafty prints!

Members, we are inviting you to share our booth with us! Each active member can submit up to 15 items. We will display between 1 and 3 prints from each participating artist at all times, at our discretion. For example, artists can submit 3 images, 5 copies of each or 15 monoprints. Please keep in mind that this is a craft fair. Keep price points under $50 and imagery catchy! Each member that has work represented is asked to volunteer a 4 hour shift during Renegade. (See below for shifts)

Members are responsible for creating clear professional labels. All work must be labelled with a title and the name of the artist, and price so that we can document what sales are made. It is your responsibility to keep an inventory list.

Work should be delivered in plastic sleeves with a rigid backing for easy display and handling. We have some bags available for resale at 25 cents each.

Spudnik Press kindly asks for 25% of the proceeds from sales made at Renegade to be donated to the studio. This will help cover the fee for the booth (which was $400!)

Confirm Participation by August 31. Include top three choices of shifts you would like to volunteer (Send to

Drop off artwork by September 7.

Pick up unsold artwork by September 30, or the artwork will be considered a donation to the press!

Volunteer Shifts:
Saturday, Sep. 10
4-8pm (will need a car)

Sunday, Sep. 11

August Drink & Draw!

Drink and Draw


Wednesday Aug 3
Some booze provided (or BYOB)
Suggested Donation: $5
@ Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

July 6th, 7-9:30pm is the next Spudnik Press Monthly Drink & Draw! The first Wed. of the month Spudnik Press Community Print Shop opens it’s doors for artists to gather & draw over some thematic booze! There’s no teacher and no pretensions. We provide a theme for the evening and some booze (you can also BYOB). Attendees provide a sketchbook and whatever drawing utensils you prefer (for Aug. we’ll have some paints). Please come, and bring your friends while you’re at it.
August’s theme is Fingerpainting! Come get in touch with your inner child & learn to finger print & paint while sipping some summery beers (or BYO)!