Spudnik Birthday Party & Equipment Fundraiser at Revolution Taproom

Beer! Food! Cake! Raffle Prizes! Help us get closer to our Equipment Fund Goals!

Join us for some good ol’ classic Birthday Party fun and suds, celebrating 10 years of Spudnik at Revolution Brewing‘s beautiful taproom in Avondale. Not only will this event be a great opportunity to catch up with friends, family, and your spud buds- ALL proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the Member-Driven Equipment Fund. Make sure to arrive by 7:30pm and join us for a Private Brewery Tour!

This year’s Equipment Fund Committee (EFC, for short) has set their sights on a Digitized Screen Exposure Unit! Let’s do this!!

$15 Admission Ticket (available upon entry)
-Pizza, snacks, birthday cake, and non-alcoholic beverages
-Private Brewery Tour ticket (7:30pm sharp)
-One raffle ticket for a chance to win some really great prizes!
-Cash/Credit Bar – Check out the rotating tap list and pick your poison!

Raffle Prizes include official Spudnik Merchandise, Open Studio Passes, Original Artwork Mystery Tubes, and a chance to win THE GRAND PRIZE– two VIP tickets to the Print Factory Art Party: 10th Anniversary Benefit this Fall (a $200 value)!

Increase your chances- additional raffle tickets available for $5 each.

Your friends and family are welcome to join in the fun, but keep in mind, you must be 21+ to attend this event. Sorry kiddos.

Print like a Professional: Starting a Business

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 three successful print-based entrepreneurs followed by each participant benefiting from an individual consultation with one of the panelists.

The panel discussion will investigate how each artist has defined the scope of their business, who are their customers, how they find clients, and how they approach and balance risk taking, artistic production, marketing and self-promotion, and the administrative side of being an entrepreneur.

After the panel, each presenter will meet one-on-one with participants. Participants can use this mini business consultations to simply practice their elevator speech, ask about their specific concerns like setting up wholesale accounts, or get feedback on their website and online presence. Each participant will have one 10-minute session with one of the presenters.

Lastly, each panelist will bring along and share a useful resource to help manage their business (such as a budget analysis worksheet) to help participants apply what they learn to their own business ideas.

Online Enrollment:

Presenter Bios:

Jenna Blazevich, Vichcraft

Vichcraft is the independent and collaborative, multi-disciplinary studio of Jenna Blazevich.

With a focus on visual storytelling, she strives to craft and perfect charmingly unique brand experiences. Her agency experience has allowed for a portfolio ranging from small to large client projects. Vichcraft has a current focus on building small, meaningful brands, and partnering with their purpose-driven leaders to build an authentic visual identity.

Combining hand craft processes and tactile mediums with a digital design skill-set, Jenna strives to work right around the line between art and design to visually translate ideas. Her background in textiles and pattern-making continues to inform her approach as a graphic designer and feminist artist.


Jill Ruzicka, Hello Paper

Hello Paper Co. is a design studio specializing in letterpress greeting cards and wedding invitations. Our cards are handprinted on 100% cotton paper using a vintage press. We create hand-made, environmentally friendly paper products without the stuffy attitude.

All of our letterpress and foil stamped cards are designed, hand-printed and assembled in Chicago, IL. We use vintage presses and 100% pure cotton paper, making each card a unique piece that is also tree free, acid free and biodegradable.


Erin Chlagmo, Relativity Textiles

Erin Minckley Chlaghmo is an artist, teacher and mother of two boys. Her passion for pattern led her to screen printing and fabric dyeing while studying in Chicago. After receiving her MFA in Fiber & Materials Studies, she worked for a variety of fabricators and artists, including a local wallpaper manufacturer. Learning how to set up an artwork in Illustrator for print production for many accomplished design houses, Chlaghmo decided to branch out on her own and start her own label. It is through the process of learning textile design techniques and teaching them to others that Relativity’s philosophy was born.

Drink & Draw August : Pen & Ink with Guest Artist Andrew Ghrist

$10 Suggested Donation; No RSVP Required.
 
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 is a Chicago based artist, illustrator, and printmaker with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work consists of equal parts fantastic organic illustration of nature and graphic elements created by the printmaking process. Andrew Ghrist’s prints, and even more so his original drawings, exhibit dedication to craftsmanship and detail, transforming the work into artifacts of countless hours spent diligently crouched over an image.
 
Drink and Draw is a low-key event devoted to drawing practices. There is no teacher and no pretensions. Spudnik provides a theme for the evening, props, and festive drink. You provide a sketchbook and basic drawing materials, and come with friends! Drawing nights take place the first Wednesday of every other month.

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

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 and meet with Founder and Director, Aron Gent. After viewing the current exhibition, participants will sit down for an open conversation to demystify the inner workings of galleries, dealers, and collectors. How can artists get (and prepare) for studio visits? What exactly does gallery representation entail? What does the relationship look like between a gallery and their artists? How important is it for artists to “network” at gallery openings?

Drinks and snacks will be provided but, but artists should bring their own questions. Space in this gallery discussion is limited. Please RSVP in advance.

Online Enrollment:

Presenter Bio:

DOCUMENT is a commercial gallery located in Chicago that specializes in contemporary photography, film and media based art. The gallery has organized more than 30 solo exhibitions since its opening in 2011 and actively promotes the work of emerging national and international artists. Operating conjointly as a professional printmaking studio, DOCUMENT facilitates the production of works by artists from Chicago and the US.

 

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

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 AguilarClaire Ashley, Dan Devening, Edie Fake, Judith Geichman, David LeggettJason 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 (Art Party) is more than a nod to our industrious production,  the volume of artists that use our presses to make art, and the reams of paper that are printed here day in and day out. Print Factory (Art Party) celebrates that Spudnik Press Cooperative is a place for ideas, inspiration, experimentation, collaboration, camaraderie, and personal artistic growth.

On Saturday, October 7, we will bring together our supporters for a revelatory night of Warhol-inspired art, music, food and drinks to celebrate the power and impact of the community-based printshop, Spudnik Press Cooperative.

Grab Your Tickets:

VIP: $100

  • Access to VIP Lounge and Bar
  • Open bar with beer, wine, & cocktails 
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres
  • Includes admission to After Party
  • Thank you gift

General Admission: $40

  • Includes 1 drink ticket
  • Includes admission to After Party

After Party: $20

  • Cash bar
  • Dance party

More Details:

Thanks to our Print Factory Art Party Sponsors: