Exhibition Opportunities

Member Exhibitions Committee

The Spudnik Press Exhibitions Committee provides a platform for members to take the lead in the curatorial process for our exhibitions. It acts as a steering committee for exhibition-related opportunities, assists with all areas of exhibition development, and helps promote gallery events. The goal of the Committee is to organize and help select exhibitions that amplify the impact of resources at Spudnik Press by providing opportunities for artists and audiences to move through a variety of creative roles: from making to experiencing, from learning to teaching. The Committee is fully supported by Spudnik Press staff who lead meetings, manage all exhibitions, oversee budgets, and assist with other areas as needed.

Email Susannah Papish, Program Director, if interested in joining this committee.

Call for Exhibition Proposals

The Spudnik Press Exhibitions Program invites exhibition proposals from artists and curators. This is our annual opportunity for individuals or collaborators to submit unsolicited proposals for solo or small group exhibitions. Proposals may be for existing or new work. Membership at Spudnik Press is not required to submit proposals.

Exhibitions are selected by a committee of Spudnik Press members using the curatorial statement (below) as a guidepost for all curatorial decisions. Strong proposals will resonate with the curatorial priorities of Spudnik Press Cooperative.

While exhibitions may feature artwork in any media, 2-D or wall-mounted artwork is typically best suited for the gallery, which functions as a multi-purpose space. We welcome proposals from beyond Chicago, however, applicants should be aware that there is a very limited budget per exhibition and may be responsible for much of the shipping costs and travel to and from Chicago.

Archive of Exhibitions Organized by the Exhibitions Committee

Now More Than Ever, 2018
Collective Ground | Annual Member Exhibition, 2018
States of I: A Conversation, 2018
Chicago: A Cross-Town Exchange, 2018
Run, Run, Run | Annual Member Exhibition, 2017
Cassie Tompkins: Revision of Everyday Life, 2017
Where we have gone, before we go, 2017
Homecoming | Annual Member Exhibition, 2016
Populace Mechanics, 2016
Rules, Tools, and Fools, 2016

All exhibition opportunities are listed on ourĀ Member Opportunities. Please direct any exhibition inquiries to angee@spudnikpress.org.