Fall Cleaning Day 2013

This fall we’ve been on a mission to spruce up the studio, and we need your help! We’ll be sweeping, purging, and organizing from 11-2pm on Sunday, November 17. If you are a member and haven’t volunteered this year, this is a perfect time to bond with other printers and support your favorite neighborhood printshop.

Please RSVP so we can plan projects accordingly. E-mail Veronica (veronica@spudnikpress.org) to join the fun.

Ten x Ten: Release Concert & Exhibition

with Palomar Ensemble

Ten x Ten is a collaboration between visual artists and musicians exploring visual and auditory interaction. Through exploring the underlying concepts of synesthesia, artists and composers work together to produce a single two-part artwork; an art print and a composition for small ensemble. Live musical performance and one-night exhibition featuring artists and composers:

Lilli Carre and Michael Miller
Edie Fake and Andrew Tham
Jo Dery and Jude Mathews
Aaron Renier and Brain Baxter
Chad Kouri and Marjorie Rusche
Craig Hansen and Betsy Start
Aaron Maurer and Tim Corpus
Ann Worthing and Amos Gillespie
Angee Lennard and Randall West
Renee Robbins and Seth Boustead

This project is presented by Access Contemporary Music, Homeroom, and Spudnik Press. More details at tenxtenchicago.com.

Please purchase tickets early as this event will sell out. Click on the buttons below to buy tickets.

Single tickets include the Ten x Ten 2013 LP with a digital download link; $35

 

Couple tickets include admission for 2 plus a single LP; $45

 

A la carte concert tickets do not come with the LP; $15

 

Furniture Press Books’ 10th Anniversary American Poetry Tour

Chicago Reading:

Furniture Press Books is celebrating 10 years of innovative publishing with a 12 city American tour. The crew will be reading from their collections in galleries, bars, universities, bookstores and living rooms, with a big send off in Baltimore at Peabody Heights Brewery, which will include musicians, comedians and dancers plus a small press book fair—all free to the public. The mission of the tour is very simple: introduce a wider audience to the diversity of the press’ poetics while collaborating with local poets to create an ever-expanding community of emergent presses, curators and creative human beings. Because our writers are spread out all over the country, it is only fitting for us to bring our world to theirs.

The Chicago readings will feature:

Martine Bellen
Magus Magnus
Joshua Ware
Iris Cushing
Alicia Puglionesi

Site and Source

Site and Source is a solo exhibition including many works that were made while Jaclyn was Artist In Residence at Spudnik Press Cooperative in Chicago from March through May 2013. Beginning with the plastic fencing and other found objects taken from an abandoned lot near her home, Jacunski uses the impression of these materials to create new work. At times it is a physical impression, resulting in a sculptural artwork. Other times, it is an impression left on her mind, resulting in a hand-written artwork that takes the form of a chain link fence. Jacunski sees Chicago vacant lots as a common part of life on the west and south side. The lots are clear visual makers that stand out from other parts the city. The physical expressions in these locations reflect the social, political, and financial networks that bind the community or divide us from one another. These urban spaces hold many implications in everyday life – in the actions one takes, in the decisions one makes, and in the crisis we weather.

Jaclyn Jacunski lives and works in Chicago. She received her M.F.A. in Printmedia from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and a B.F. A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, trained at Tandem Press. She has taught at SAIC and Harrington College of Design. Her artwork explores protests and acts of resistance in local communities, examining how they manifest in signs, in the landscape, and media.

October 2013 Drink & Draw: Your Doodles Rock!

October’s Theme is “Your Doodles Rock & Other Drawing Games” that celebrate that great artform–doodling. Almost every artist has turned in a math test with scribbles of genius in its margins, so now we give them the recognition they deserve! Our theme beverage is Oktoberfest beer, or BYO.

Drink and Draw is our monthly night devoted to drawing practices. There’s no teacher and no pretensions. We provide a theme for the evening and some booze. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while you’re at it.

In Progress Benefit Auction

 

“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 NuddBrad VetterMiller and ShellabargerPeter 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:

Rachel Niffenegger
Judith Geichman
B. Ingrid Olson
Sarah Sohn
Kay Rosen
Mark Booth
Gordon Powell
David Schutter
Luis Romero

Full List of Artists:

Alex ChittyTara Zanzig, Billy CravenRamsey BeyerLeif GoldbergCarrie GundersdorfKeith HerzikLyra HillKatie HollandMegan KlawitterVictoria MartinezPeter MarsMiller and ShellabargerPaul NuddOnsmithJason PallasSara Greenberger RaffertyRafael E. VeraBrad VetterOli WattMickey ZacchilliCarl BarrattaLiz BornVanessa Della MorteKate JoyceBrian KeaneMatthew MessmerWalker MettlingMitch O’ConnellTalya ModlinColin PalombiCaroline PaquitaYvonne PetkusAngelika PiwowarczykRenee RobbinsBailey Romaine, James Ross, Jay RyanJohnny SampsonFred SasakiSonnenzimmer, The Swell, Ashley ThomasEric UngerCarrie Vinarsky, and Ann Worthing

Sponsors and Contributing Businesses Include:

Art + ScienceChicago Silk ScreenBig Delicious PlanetRyan Swanson DesignRipt ApparelDark Matter Coffee, and Music Box Theatre.

Annual Member Meeting

Join us at our Member Meeting August 21 at 6:30pm. We will be discussing upcoming events, including our Silent Auction, and voting on new board members.

Neanderthal Planet

Attn: SalvageCore; Science Division A.Centauri

The remains of an ancient research vessel have been intercepted in orbit of 51 Pegasi C. Our records indicate that this privately chartered, pre-ansible ship was launched 30 centuries ago on a colony mission during the Terran Diaspora. Preliminary scans indicate prodigious flora of an unknown classification. Prepare for Bio-quarantine Protocol 6. Recovery of the vessel is immanent; status of crew: unknown. Report for debriefing at SpaceHUB1821

Neanderthal Planet is a print-based installation, time capsule, and anthropological anomaly. Travel there firsthand at the Annex. Refreshments will be served.

New Work from Liz Born, Gabe Hoare, Caleb Plattner, Luke Daly, Brandy Barker & Veronica Siehl

 

August 2013 Drink & Draw : Comics

Theme: Comics
Beverage: Vodka BYO Mixer

August’s theme is “Comics,” and we’ll have a BAM! good time. There will be a variety of comics to look through and books on the subject of comic drawing techniques. You can walk out with the start of your own funny book! We’ll provide vodka if you bring your favorite mixer!

Drink and Draw is our bi-monthly night devoted to drawing practices. There’s no teacher and no pretensions. We provide a theme for the evening and a theme drink. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while you’re at it.

Print our 2013 Drink & Draw Calendar and stick it on your refrigerator today!

August Drink & Draw : Comics

Theme: Comics
Beverage: Vodka BYO Mixer

August’s theme is “Comics,” and we’ll have a BAM! good time. There will be a variety of comics to look through and books on the subject of comic drawing techniques. You can walk out with the start of your own funny book! We’ll provide vodka if you bring your favorite mixer! $5 suggested donation.

Drink and Draw is our bi-monthly night devoted to drawing practices. There’s no teacher and no pretensions. We provide a theme for the evening and a theme drink. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while you’re at it.

Print our 2013 Drink & Draw Calendar and stick it on your refrigerator today!