Spudnik Press Annual Member Meeting

Our Member Meetings bring together our community (you) to meet each other, learn from each other, and provide feedback and guidance for our organization.

The Annual Meeting is also when our members exercise their voting right by approving our Board’s nominations for new 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.

Please RSVP to info@spudnikpress.org to help us order the right amount of food.

The Agenda: 

  • Pizza & beverages (vegan & non-alcoholic options will be available)
  • 2019-2021 Strategic Plan – Artist Support:  Results & Next Steps from Artist Support survey
  • Board of Directors: Voting in of nominees
  • Equipment Fund Committee Updates
  • Upcoming Events & Opportunities
  • Member Announcements
  • Annual Member Photo

Are you intrigued but not a member? Become a Spudnik Press member!

The Board of Directors Ballot

Elizabeth Burke-Dain
Principle, Christenson Gray Media, LLC
Arts Leadership + Communication Professional

Janice Cho
Head of Design & Innovation, Tandem
Letterpress Instructor, Spudnik Press Cooperative
Board Member, AIGA Chicago

Thomas Cvitkota
Founder & Director, ETC Industries
Board Member, Art In Print Magazine

Ryan LaFollette
Assistant Director of Major Gifts, American Library Association

Image: Member Elke Claus, work in progress, 2019

Reception! Prints United: 2019 Member Exhibition

Join us on September 20th, at 6 PM at the Reception for the 2019 Spudnik Press Member Exhibition!

This exhibition highlights the thing that brings us all together: Print!

Prints United: 2019 Member Exhibition features a wide variety of print-centered art making that happens at Spudnik Press Cooperative. Printmakers and fans alike are invited celebrate the work of our beloved print geeks, relief devotees, intaglio fans, serial serigraphers, and letterpress lovers.

From the Exhibitions Committee:

“At Spudnik Press, we all feel welcome, whether we wipe plates, roll ink, or squeegee shapes. We all have in common a deep curiosity about print and an appreciation for the way ink transforms our ideas into reality. This exhibition celebrates the cacophony of visual statements made each day at Spudnik Press.”

This exhibition celebrates the cacophony of visual statements made each day at Spudnik Press.  

Featured Members:

Vidisha Aggarwal
Reevah Aggarwal
Lisa Armstrong
Kaelyn Becker
Cat Chen
Elke Claus
Kyle Dunlap
Lya Finston
Rita Gondocs
Amira Hegazy
Elnaz Javani
M Kellman
Steve Kerber
Dave Krzeminski
Gary Lehman
Dutes Miller
Yasi Moussavi
Catherine Norcott
Trent Pierson
Hope Wang
Zerobird Studio (Jen Burak & Dan Spielman)

Prints United: 2019 Member Exhibition will be on view August 30 through November 2, 2019 at Spudnik Press, 1821 W. Hubbard Street, Suite 302, Chicago, IL 60622.

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 12 – 5 p.m.
Monday & Thursday:  6 – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Or by appointment

The Price Is Nice: Annual Benefit for Spudnik Press Cooperative

Honoring Audrey Niffenegger

Hosted by KG

Saturday, October 19, 2019
6:00 p.m.

Low Res
1821 W Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622

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Come on down, friends, to The Price is Nice, Spudnik Press Cooperative’s 12th Annual Benefit Saturday, October 29, 2019 at LowRes, 1821 West Hubbard. 

With a gameshow theme, the Annual Benefit is as much showcase as it is showdown. Friends outbid friends–and strangers alike–on both live and silent auction artworks, which include many of Chicago’s most notable emerging and established visual and print artists. Beyond the bidding, participants can partake in gameshow and printmaking inspired activities that would make an impression (pun intended!) on Bob Barker himself. Everyone, of course, will be a winner when we raise crucial funds for Spudnik Press Cooperative.

The Price is Nice will also serve as an occasion honor Audrey Niffenegger. As a prolific artist, an author, and the founder of the Center for Book and Paper Arts, Niffenegger’s literary and visual work has influenced a generation of artists and printmakers. (more…)