Blue Print: Annual Benefit for Spudnik Press Cooperative

Opening: Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 7 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, Oct 3 – 18, 2020

1821 W Hubbard, Ste. 302, Chicago, IL 60622

Full event info and tickets here

 

Online Benefit Auction: 
Launches: Saturday, October 3, 2020, 8:30 p.m. CST
Closes: Sunday, October 18, 8:30 p.m. CST

 

As much as we yearn to throw our cherished annual art party in person, our 2020 celebration will not be contained by the walls of our venue.

But we all know Spudnik is not just a building. We are the place where artists build from. We are a community. To continue this work, we need your help to strengthen our plans for the future! 

We are inviting you to Blue Print: where your support will be turned into new designs, fortifications, and visions–not just for the future of Spudnik, but for the futures of the artists that rely on our studio.

Our Virtual Variety Show will bring world-class entertainment to your home with spectacular acts, unveiled secret talents, and live printmaking from the studio. Featured artists include: Maddison Wise & Kevin Michael Wesson, Kelly Boner, Fred Sasaki & Family, Estephany Guzman, Selina Trepp, Sam Hensley, Chad Kouri & Andy Hall, Nadine Nakanishi & Nick Butcher, and Erin Hayden. At the end of the evening, we will draw the winning raffle ticket for a one-of-a-kind Michelle Grabner cyanotype!

If that’s not enough, our Variety Show will play host to a live auction including artwork made night-of, a unique Spudnik-themed equipment opportunity, and an Amanda Williams print. You do not want to miss it!

This one-of-a-kind online fête will double as a launch party for our longstanding Annual Auction! Collectors can bid on artwork across many mediums including prints published by Spudnik Press and a selection of Blue Print exclusive cyanotypes, as well as handmade goods, homewares, and experiences. For artist-donated items, up to 25% of each final bid will directly support the artist.

As a vital support structure for printmakers, Spudnik has always been one of the most flexible and accessible in the country, with many doorways into our studios and many new projects using us as their foundation. 

Blue Print is just the beginning of how we will thrive in this new era through providing space for the visions of our community to thrive.

New Editions By: Antonia Contro, Erin Hayden, Steve Reinke, and Selina Trepp

Plus Artwork By: Julia Arredondo, Leslie Baum, Théo Bignon, Ben Blount, Liz Born, Elizabeth Burke-Dain, Holly Cahill, Zachary Cahill, Zoë Charlton, C.C. Ann Chen, Hyegyeong Choi, Ryan Travis Christian, Stevie Cisneros Hanley, Sue Coe, Claire Dain, Celeste DeLuna, Matt Demers, Edie Fake, Bill Fick, Marc Filerman, Tony Fitzpatrick, Sanya Glisic, Adriane Herman, Cody Hudson, Carol Jackson, Jaclyn Jackunski, Vesna Jovanovic, kg, Won Kim, Jaime Knight, Chad Kouri, Dave Krzeminski, Abe Lampert, Bobbi Meier, Benjamin Merritt, Dutes Miller, Jessie Mott, John Neff, Erin Jane Nelson, Betsy Odom, Jason Pickleman, B. Quinn, Brad Rholoff, Temporary Services, Miller & Shellabarger, Stan Shellabarger, Veronica Siehl, Hugh Spector, Orkideh Torabi, Lisa Vinebaun, and Toshi Yoshida

Host Committee: Myron Beasley, Barry Blinderman, Holly Cahill, Jessica Cochran, Chris & Carrie Flynn, Aron Gent & Betsy O’Brien, KG, Adriane Herman, Scott Hunter, Jaclyn Jacunski, Kristin Korolowicz, Steve Reinke & Brian Jones, and Edra Soto.

 

Ticket Details:

Baby Blue Builder: $50 per household

  • Admission to Blue Print: The 2020 Spudnik Press Annual Benefit Virtual Variety Show
  • 2 commemorative coasters

Cyan Contractor: $150 per household

  • Admission to Blue Print: The 2020 Spudnik Press Annual Benefit Virtual Variety Show
  • 2 commemorative coasters
  • Spudnik-exclusive DIY cyanotype kit
  • Raffle ticket for the Michelle Grabner cyanotype

Midnight Architect: $500 per household (Only 10 available)

  • Admission to Blue Print: The 2020 Spudnik Press Annual Benefit Virtual Variety Show
  • 2 commemorative coasters
  • Spudnik-exclusive DIY cyanotype kit
  • Raffle ticket for the Michelle Grabner cyanotype
  • Gift package with handmade items from Spudnik members and a home beverage kit delivered to your doorstep in time for the Virtual Variety Show. Details forthcoming.

Raffle Tickets: $10 each

  • One of a kind cyanotype created by Michelle Grabner. Each ticket earns you an opportunity to win the one and only cyanotype, created at Spudnik Press. Buy extra tickets to boost your chances! Tickets will be drawn during the Virtual Variety Show. You need not be “present” to win.

Psychic Readings from an Interdimensional Being: $20 each