“To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.” -Pablo Picasso
To progress is to advance; to do more; to do better. Yet, progress is not something you complete, but something that should remain a constant. Progress is an ongoing expedition critical to growth and development. It is with this in mind that each fall, Spudnik Press pays homage to the role progress plays in an artist’s practice, while raising the funds needed to keep our studio in progress.
In Progess is a benefit auction that features studio sketches, visual brainstorms, artist proofs, drafts, studies, notes, and ephemera from the studio practices of a diverse and impressive lineup of artists, including Paul Nudd, Brad Vetter, Miller and Shellabarger, Peter Mars, and Carrie Gundersdorf. Keeping with Spudnik’s mission to remain an affordable and democratic platform for all, artwork comes framed and bidding starts at $35. Additionally, the auction will feature a curated selection, handpicked by guest curator, Mark Pascale, Curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at The Art Institute of Chicago, with bids starting at just $60.
Once bids are placed, enjoy artisan cocktails crafted by Mark Brinker of The Barrelhouse Flat, delicious treats, and excellent beer. Then step into our printshop to try your hand at running a press! Bidding ends at 9:30pm.
Curated Artworks by:
B. Ingrid Olson
Full List of Artists:
Alex Chitty, Tara Zanzig, Billy Craven, Ramsey Beyer, Leif Goldberg, Carrie Gundersdorf, Keith Herzik, Lyra Hill, Katie Holland, Megan Klawitter, Victoria Martinez, Peter Mars, Miller and Shellabarger, Paul Nudd, Onsmith, Jason Pallas, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Rafael E. Vera, Brad Vetter, Oli Watt, Mickey Zacchilli, Carl Barratta, Liz Born, Vanessa Della Morte, Kate Joyce, Brian Keane, Matthew Messmer, Walker Mettling, Mitch O’Connell, Talya Modlin, Colin Palombi, Caroline Paquita, Yvonne Petkus, Angelika Piwowarczyk, Renee Robbins, Bailey Romaine, James Ross, Jay Ryan, Johnny Sampson, Fred Sasaki, Sonnenzimmer, The Swell, Ashley Thomas, Eric Unger, Carrie Vinarsky, and Ann Worthing
Sponsors and Contributing Businesses Include:
Art + Science, Chicago Silk Screen, Big Delicious Planet, Ryan Swanson Design, Ript Apparel, Dark Matter Coffee, and Music Box Theatre.