June 2022 Member Meeting

As a member-based organization, community participation is essential. Monthly membership meetings are scheduled through the summer with agendas determined by member input.

Members: Please Share Your Agenda Suggestions!

Members will automatically be emailed an invitation with the zoom link. Members can also  info@spudnikpress.org  to request the link.

The Agenda: 

  • TBA; Please tell us what you’d like to discuss/learn/share/know

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


This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Breanna Robinson at breanna@spudnikpress.org To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

May 2022 Member Meeting

As a member-based organization, community participation is essential. Spudnik Member Meetings also allow our diverse community of printmakers to connect through the sharing of artwork, artist opportunities, and collaborative initiatives. Monthly membership meetings are scheduled through the summer with agendas determined by member input. 

Members: Please Share Your Agenda Suggestions Here!

Members will automatically be emailed an invitation with the zoom link. Members can also email  info@spudnikpress.org  to request the link.

The Agenda: 

  • TBA; Please tell us what you’d like to discuss/learn/share/know.

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


This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Breanna Robinson at breanna@spudnikpress.org To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

Just the Essentials: Zine Release & Pop-Up Exhibition

UPDATE: Due to health & safety concerns there will be no public event. The Pop-Up Exhibition will be on display from February 8th to March 15th.

Please check back for updates on the zine release

Just the Essentials a pop-up exhibition, a release party for a collaborative zine by the same name, and a culminating celebration for Spudnik Press Fellowship artists, Cam Collins, Kirstin Dunlap, Kyle Dunlap, Alex Fox and Yu Wei.

This zine, Just the Essentials, is a collaboration among these five artists, who each contributed pages prompted by grocery lists. The culminating risograph publication includes a combination of styles highlighting each artist and their creative response to the prompt. During this release event only, Just the Essentials will be free while supplies last.

In addition to the zine release, the Annex gallery space will feature new work by each artist created during their 2021 fellowship at Spudnik Press. Artwork on display will include publications, photo-based work, sculpture, and prints.  

The exhibition will celebrate each artist’s artistic growth during their time in the Spudnik Press Fellowship program as well as their collaborative achievements.


Per our Covid-19 Policy, all visitors who are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine must provide staff with proof of vaccination in order to gain entry to Spudnik Press Cooperative. For public events that do not require registration, guests can present proof of vaccination in person upon entry. Unless specifically requested, proof of vaccination presented at public events will not be kept on file. Medical and religious exemptions must be requested in advance.

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Revived Relics

Guest Artist: Millicent Kennedy

Millicent Kennedy uses mark making, embroidery, and sewing as a way to remember and to honor people, memories, and items. We invite you to join us for a creative project in which we will uplift a broken item, a piece of litter, or another small memento you’d like to remember. Any object that is treasured, aesthetically pleasing, or otherwise interesting to you is perfect. Feel free to bring detritus from your neighborhood, a family heirloom, or a keepsake from a nature walk. 

Alongside our featured artist, participants will take time to look closely at their chosen object, and to create a composition that highlights its shape and form.  Millicent will share how she creates hand quilted wall hangings with small objects using fabric and thread. Attendees are welcome to follow along with a thread and needle, or create a hand-drawn version using a silhouette of their cherished item.

For those who would like to sew their item into an artwork, please select a small object (under 6” x 6”) and two pieces of fabric. Sheer fabrics can be especially interesting by allowing the embedded object to show through. 

Suggested Materials:

  • Small objects; can be broken, found, or organic

If drawing:

  • Paper 
  • Pencils, pens, colored pencils or markers 

If sewing:

  • Two pieces of Fabric: cotton, linen, or a sheer fabric
  • Embroidery floss or thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors
  • Safety pins

Optional Materials:

  • Needle threader
  • Embroidery hoop 
  • Thimble  

Zoom Meeting ID: 83416147723

Artist Bio:

Millicent Kennedy‘s art practice collaborates with storied materials and time through performance, fiber, and book arts. The themes explored in her work often revolve around labor, desire and loss.

Kennedy co-curates at Parlour and Ramp Gallery in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago and has served as the Gallery Director at Rockford University, She currently teaches at Evanston Art Center and Lillstreet Art Center. 

She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Northeastern Illinois University and her MFA from Northern Illinois University where she was awarded the Helen Merritt Fellowship. She’s received solo exhibitions from SXU Art Gallery, Roman Susan and Parlour and Ramp, as well as site specific installations with Terrain Exhibitions Biennial, and Purple Window Gallery. She has received artist residencies in Chicago, Mississippi, and Michigan.


Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome. Each event features a guest artist and a project that uses minimal supplies. Don’t have all the materials? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB!

$15 Suggested Donation: Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) or donate on the website.


This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Angee Lennard at angee@spudnikpress.org. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

Teaching Artist Cohort Program: Virtual Information Session

The Spudnik Press Cooperative Teaching Artist Cohort is a brand new approach to how Spudnik Press fosters teaching and learning. The Teaching Artist Cohort provides a consistent foundation for classes and workshops, ensuring impactful educational opportunities for our community. Plus, through offering reliable arts-related income and professional experience to working artists, this program offers comprehensive support to printmakers interested in Arts Education.

We invite anyone interested in this opportunity to join this informational session.

Our virtual information session will review:

  • Program eligibility
  • Teaching artist expectations
  • Compensation
  • The application and selection process
  • An overview of our current educational offerings
  • An overview of 2022 goals for our educational program
  • Logistics regarding how various teaching opportunities are selected and scheduled
  • Any additional attendee questions

Zoom Meeting ID: 852 5411 4892


This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Angee Lennard at angee@spudnikpress.org. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

Hubbard Street Lofts 3rd Floor Market

This Saturday, stop by Spudnik Press to shop local from a selection of the many artists who work out of the Spudnik Press studios:

Alex Belardo Kostiw
Cam Collins
Alex Fox
Ally Hembree
Sad Sack Press | Dan Manion
Yu Wei

Plus, visit and support our creative neighbors within the Hubbard Street Lofts:

Candice C Cusic Photography
Fulton Street Collective
It’s Oksana
Platform Studios Chicago

*Proof of vaccination is required to enter some of the participating venues.*


Everyone’s safety is important to us. Per our Covid-19 Policy, all visitors who are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine must provide staff with proof of vaccination in order to gain entry to this event. For this event, guests may present proof of vaccination in person upon entry. Unless specifically requested, proof of vaccination presented at public events will not be kept on file. Medical and religious exemptions must be requested in advance. 

This event is for everyone! If you require any access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Angee Lennard at angee@spudnikpress.org. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Mail Art

We hope to see you at our last Drink & Draw event of the year!

Guest Artist: Anna Mielniczuk

Taking inspiration from surrealist party games, this week’s Drink & Draw event will guide us through a series of creative prompts and exercises in order to send a memory to a friend with a handmade postcard. 

Our guest artist, Anna Mielniczuk, will combine free writing and free drawing activities inspired by the sights, sounds, and smells of the warm summer months, and the friends we’ve shared summer memories with. Through these question-based exercises, we’ll flex our intuition and creative thinking and develop an image bank that we can use for our postcards. Plus, there will be an opportunity to hand make an accompanying envelope. 

For this project, Anna will be primarily working with colored construction paper, cardstock, and markers but participants are welcome to work with whatever materials they have on hand. Join us and create a one-of-a-kind correspondence for a friend or family member.

Suggested Materials:

  • Watercolor paper, card stock or other thick paper
  • Colored construction paper
  • Tape or glue 
  • Scissors
  • Drawing materials: pencils, colored pencils, markers

Zoom Meeting ID: 81244243019

Anna Mielniczuk was born in Poland and currently lives and works on the NW side of Chicago. She attended City Colleges of Chicago and graduated from SAIC, where she studied painting and drawing. Her work has been featured in print as well as preserved in digital galleries. She has shown her work at the Chicago Public Library, in multiple galleries around Chicago, Louisiana, Michigan, and overseas in Italy. Currently her work is available at the Chicago Cultural Center artist shop- Buddy. Anna is interested in art history, folklore, fashion, intuition, nature, and outsider art. By taking inspiration from her abstract work,  Anna’s illustrations strive to capture a whimsical spirit that aims to uplift, provoke thought, and instill wonder in the viewer.  She describes her artistic practice as an ongoing exploration of mystery, hope, humor, and beauty.


Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome. Each event features a guest artist and a project that uses minimal supplies. Don’t have all the materials? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB!

$15 Suggested Donation: Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) or donate on the website.


This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Angee Lennard at angee@spudnikpress.org. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

Drink & Draw [Virtual]: Collage Activation

This November, Drink & Draw dives into collage. Alongside our guest artists, attendees will explore various collage techniques using hand-drawn elements, found material, and magazines.

Guest Artist: Kelly Boner

For this Drink & Draw collage event, we will be working with found imagery. Inspired by Pop Art and photomontage practices, our guest Kelly Boner seeks to decontextualize from its original source. To reactivate her imagery, Kelly either asks a series of questions or sets rules for herself like choosing a color palette, creating a focal point, working with repetition, and more.

Kelly will guide attendees through some of her favorite prompts and questions to help build their collages. You can create a narrative, make something wacky, or simply play with imagery you’re attracted to. The possibilities are endless! 

Kelly will be primarily working with found images from magazines but attendees are encouraged to work with whatever found imagery they have on hand.  Join us and create your own unique collage with this week’s creative guide, Kelly Boner.

Suggested Materials:

  • Magazines
  • Found imagery
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Glue Sticks

Zoom Meeting ID: 84576116534


Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome. Each event features a guest artist and a project that uses minimal supplies. Don’t have all the materials? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB!

$15 Suggested Donation: Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) or donate on the website.


This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Angee Lennard at angee@spudnikpress.org. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Collage as Archive

This November, Drink & Draw dives into collage. Alongside our guest artists, attendees will explore various collage techniques using hand-drawn elements, found material, and magazines.

Guest Artist: Kelly Reaves

Collage arts can be traced back hundreds of years but made a novel entrance into the art scene during the early 20th century. A plethora of materials can be utilized in collage art such as: fabric, magazines, old artworks, and more.

For this Drink & Draw project, Kelly will be utilizing drawing materials, watercolor or gouache, stencils and some of her old art pieces to create a layered collage and invites attendees to work alongside her in this process. Kelly’s collage layering is intuitive, spontaneous, and utilizes organic shapes. In the end, her collage work emerges as an archive of left behind pieces that have been destroyed to make something new. This event is perfect for those who seek to breathe new life into old work, intuitively create, and learn a new, unique process for the art of collage. So, gather your left behind or abandon artworks, mark making materials, and anything else you desire to work with and join us to explore new methods of collage.

Suggested Materials:

  • Paper
  • A glue stick 
  • Any preferred drawing materials
  • Watercolors or Gouache 
  • Old drawings or art works
  • Collage materials 
  • Exact-o knife or scissors 

Optional Materials:    

  • Blow Dryer or heat gun

Zoom Meeting ID: 87916901003


Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome. Each event features a guest artist and a project that uses minimal supplies. Don’t have all the materials? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB!

$15 Suggested Donation: Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) or donate on the website.


This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Angee Lennard at angee@spudnikpress.org. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.