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August 2017

Drink & Draw August: Pen & Ink

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Spudnik Press Cooperative, 1821 West Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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From William Shakespeare to Rembrandt, countless artists of every discipline have used the simple dip-pen to create art that changed the world. We aren’t asking you to do that. We’re just asking you to come down and have some fun working with one of the most ubiquitous tools in the illustrator’s tool kit, and see what you can create. Join guest artist Andrew Ghrist and practice drawing with a pen & nib, crosshatching, textures, and mark-making variations.   Andrew Ghrist…

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Print like a Professional: A Candid Gallery Talk with Aron Gent

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Document, 1709 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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$10

This workshop is for members of Spudnik Press only. If you are not currently a member please join or renew prior to registering for the workshop. “No unsolicited submissions” is a fairly universal stance for galleries to take. Which leaves many artists lost on how to proactively pursue opportunities for gallery representation. In fact, there are many ways in which the “gallery world” can seem shrouded in mystery to emerging artists. Luckily, Spudnik Press members are invited to visit Document…

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Cassie Tompkins: A Revision of Everyday Life–Opening Reception & Artist Talk

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Annex at Spudnik Press, 1821 West Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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Free

A Revision of Everyday Life is a series of screen-printed and dyed fabric monoprints that capture the splendor of quotidian life. Through an expression of geometric and abstract shapes, these prints explore the emotional experience of color, tensions between opposites, and the nature of daily life. Tompkins’ technique merges industrial (screen-printing) and traditional (dyeing) craft to amplify the space between the exquisite and the drab. She strives to capture her wonder and appreciation of natural and manmade phenomena through material explorations. The…

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2017 Annual Member Meeting

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Member Meetings allow our diverse community of artists to connect through the sharing of artwork, artist opportunities, and collaborative initiatives. The Annual Member Meeting is when our members exercise their right vote on who will join our Board of Directors. Our board is a committee of 7-12 generous supporters who work hard to ensure our long-term health and that we remain vigilantly work towards our mission. The Agenda: 6pm: Doors open. Grab pizza and a beer! The Member-driven Equipment Fund Committee…

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Print like a Professional: Residencies & Artist Proposals

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
$10

This workshop is for members of Spudnik Press only. If you are not currently a member please join or renew prior to registering for the workshop. This twofold workshop begins with a focused panel discussion featuring representatives from Ox-bow, Ragdale, and Spudnik Press, each representing their respective programs for artists. Following the group discussion, each participant will have the opportunity for an individual proposal review with one of the panelists. The panel discussion will first present the current landscape of…

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October 2017

Print Factory Art Party: 10th Anniversary Benefit for Spudnik Press Cooperative

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Low Res, 1821 W Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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$20 - $100

Saturday, October 7, 2017 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. After Party Low Res 1821 W Hubbard Chicago, IL 60622 Featuring artwork by Alberto Aguilar, Claire Ashley, Dan Devening, Edie Fake, Judith Geichman, David Leggett, Jason Pickleman, and more. Spudnik Press Cooperative is turning ten, and since day one, our studio has been humming with activity. By lowering the barriers for artists to produce their work, Spudnik has been able to support over 2800 Chicago artists and makers since 2007. Print Factory…

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