Sara Emerson

Executive Director

Sara (she/her) joined the Spudnik staff as Executive Director in May of 2022. She comes to Spudnik with many years of experience within collaborative, educational, and professional printmaking studios.

Sara is an arts educator and dedicated printmaker with deep commitment towards cultivating creativity and expanding equity, inclusion, and accessibility within printmaking spaces. She is eager to work with Spudnik’s members to strengthen past relationships and forge new community bonds. As Sara develops new programmatic initiatives and advances strategic planning, she welcomes input from the Spudnik and Chicago print community.

Sara holds a BA in Printmaking and Social Practice of the Arts from Bennington College. Her work has been featured at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, public galleries, and community spaces, as well as in private collections. She has worked in tandem with masterprinters, print publishing houses, and internationally recognized artists in the US and abroad.