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Alex Chitty + Unison

12/22/2014 in Artwork and Shows, Events, News

Hello CPGers!

As a result of meeting Alex Chitty at this year’s CPG meeting in her studio, I have the exciting opportunity to curate a special project with Alex and Unison Home (where I work). The information for the opening of the project is below, and I’ve posted it to the CPG calendar.

Hope to see you all there! Let me know if you have any questions.

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Unison is excited to host an installation by Chicago artist Alex Chitty. Join us for the opening with light hors d’oeuvres and wine.

Alex Chitty alters found images and objects in sculptural and photographic arrangements that play on expectations of functionality and a sense of the familiar. Unison’s Wicker Park store will serve as a temporary site for material experiments that parallel ongoing ideas in the artist’s studio practice. Alex has selected domestic goods from Unison’s spring collection to alter, deconstruct, and reinstall in new compositions that reference, but are removed from, their original utility.

1911 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622

Show runs January 22 – February 21, 2014 

CROSSHAIR at IPAINTMYMIND Friday Oct. 17th 7-10pm

10/14/2014 in Artwork and Shows, Bulletin, Events, News

CPG comrades,

I will be presenting a selection of new and old works at the IPaintMyMind gallery, in the Green Exchange building at 2545 W. Diversey, Suite 255, this Friday night October 17th from 7-10PM.  RSVP on IPMM’s Facebook page and enjoy FREE BEER provided by Lagunitas.

Though a few gigposters will be among the pieces included in the show, the emphasis is on my silkscreen fine art prints.  I will also be including some straight photography for the first time ever.

I hope to see you there!   -Dan


IPaintMyMind Gallery @ Green Exchange
2545 W Diversey, Suite 255
Friday, October 17th

Beverages by Lagunitas Brewing Co provided to RSVP’d guests

Dames with Decks

07/14/2014 in Artwork and Shows, Events, News

Exhibition and art benefit for Deborah’s Place ( by Gypsyboards

Thursday, July 17, 2014

7 PM to 11 PM

SPACE 1858

1858 W Grand Ave.

Chicago , IL

Artists design skateboard decks with all proceeds going to support safe housing for women escaping violence.

Helen Maurene Cooper
Madeline David
Jaclyn Jacunski
Lady Lucx
Tara Luther
Marci Jordonson
Valerie Kahari
Kate Mc Quillen
Christine Sanderson
Irena Siwek

Dames with Decks
Dames with Decks

Dames with Decks

The Best Practices Series kicks off August 13

07/09/2014 in Events

Spudnik Press Cooperative and the Chicago Printmakers Guild are thrilled to be teaming up to present three professional development opportunities designed specifically for our members. After polling the audience, we lined up seven outstanding guest presenters to share their insight and expertise, including Dan Devening (Devening Projects), Jason Teegarden-Downs (Delicious Design League) and Allison Glenn (Monique Meloche). In conversation with one another and attendees, the series will address self-promotion and marketing for artists, ethical pricing, commissions, and how to build relationships with galleries, collectors, and curators.

The series kicks off on Wednesday, August 13 with a free panel discussion with Angela Bryant, Anna Marie Wilharm, and Renee Robbins.

Best Practices Detail and Registration

2 Upcoming Exhibitions @ Spudnik Press Cooperative

04/07/2014 in Events

Spudnik Press is proud to announce two upcoming exhibitions at Spudnik Press Cooperative:

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Tenebris: James Bouché and Kyle Tata
Curated by Nate Cubeta, 2013/2014 Fellow

Opening Reception Details:
Friday, April 18, 2014, 7-9pm
The Printshop at Spudnik Press

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In Clipping Signal: Collage by Contemporary Poets
Presented in conjunction with Printers Ball Ten: Chatter 

Opening Reception Details:
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 6-9pm
The Annex at Spudnik Press



Good Vibrations Opening Reception

02/26/2014 in Artwork and Shows, Events


Brutal winter, right?! Break out of the winter doldrums and get some Good Vibrations going over at Spudnik with the March show in the print shop featuring a few of Chicago’s best: Joey Potts, Austra, and Chema Skandal! Each artist’s work uniquely uses character in bright color palettes creating an environment of good good good…good vibrations.

This opening is a very special one as each artist has donated a one color design that you can print right there at the show! Try your hand at screen printing, support Chicago’s artists, hang out and have some fun. We hope to see you there!

Joey Potts works with a wide variety of media to create illustrations, animations, graphic prints, paintings and collage. His influences include classic cartoons and animation, skateboarding, renaissance art, toys, religious iconography, abstract art, science fiction, movies, psychedelic art, music, and natural phenomena.

Austra is a painter, both street and studio. It’s not always smiles, but it’s all good. Austra’s characters showcase her distinct cartoon style. While cool and playful on the surface, her work explores a wide range of experience, the yin and the yang, and what it is to be.

Chema Skandal is a graphic artist, painter and screen printer. His enthusiasm for popular music and images of the last century are evident in his body of work ranging from gig posters to outdoor murals.

Good Vibrations is curated by Tara Zanzig. The exhibition opens Saturday, March 8th and runs through March 30th in The Printshop at Spudnik Press, 1821 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60622.

Adaptation Arrangement Microsoft Word Document Opening Reception

01/22/2014 in Artwork and Shows, Events

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Saturday, March 8 6-9PM

Adaptation Arrangement Microsoft Word Document is an exhibition of primary materials, aesthetic research and development for an upcoming experimental narrative film tentatively titled All Over – Now. Within the film, 3 interwoven narratives explore how aging, illness and self-documentation inherently create dilemmas of authenticity. As a means to aestheticize this research, the works in this exhibition consist of normally veiled aspects of film pre-production including props, set pieces, soundtrack notation paintings, screen printed storyboards and an artist book/screen play. The exhibition will close with a casting audition to be held within the space on April 18th of 2014.

Adaptation Arrangement Microsoft Word Document is a solo exhibition of work by Daniel Luedtke.

Adaptation Arrangement Microsoft Word Document opens Saturday March 8th and runs through April 18th in The Annex at Spudnik Press, 1821 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60622. 

Field Trip at Cushing Digital Print

12/26/2013 in Events

Our new members Jon Davis and Maht Wells, will be hosting a tour of

 Cushing Digital Print

Tuesday, February 18. 1pm

420 W Huron St.

They are a commercial printshop that also has specialty services like die-cutting.

Please contact me if you are interested in coming: – Jaclyn

Susan Tallman from Art in Print magazine

12/02/2013 in Events

Art In Print Magazine

Thursday, December 12  7PM.

Please join us for an evening with Susan Tallman from Art in Print magazine. We will discuss her critical writings on printmaking, and professional advice into real-world art dealing. Be ready with your questions and good conversation.  A few examples of questions that will be discussed are: How do prints move from a portfolio to a collection? Who/how can you contact dealers everyone talks about…How do artist proofs vs. stage proofs appreciate etc?

The event will be held at Kate McQuillen’s studio (along with her dog Kassie) located at 2041 West Carroll (Damen and Carroll, just south of Grand) Suite C-209A.

This event is open to current CPG members and members at Spudnik Press. Please RSVP to Jaclyn Jacunski, and bring a dish to pass.

Susan Tallman

Art in Print aims to serve the needs of the international museum, collector, artist, scholar, and print dealer communities, as well as to offer an entry point for people outside the field. Art in Print is concerned with both the print’s existence as an object and as a specific and determining mode of communication.

Susan Tallman is the Editor-in-Chief of Art in Print. She has written extensively about prints, issues of multiplicity and authenticity, and other aspects of contemporary art.


Craft/Work Call for Artists

11/26/2013 in Artwork and Shows, Events, News

Craft work is a gallery exhibit and artist talk/workshop series exploring the intersection of fine art and craft.

Why is this important?

There’s a divide- “crafters” make things we use while “artists” create pieces that represent a concept. But sometimes they overlap- sometimes a quilt or an embroidery engages in a conversation about culture or history or gender. We feel like we’re missing an accessible vocabulary with which to talk about this phenomenon without hackles being raised and toes being tread upon. It feels like such a waste of awesome creativity! What is it about our culture and our histories that have created such a divide? Is the separation still important? How/why are we still holding on to it? This exhibit and lecture series will push some of the boundaries between art work and craft work, and create a welcoming space where makers can start talking about their work in a new light.

We are currently looking for artists to show work in an exhibition that investigates this wide-ranging topic either through form – work that uses techniques more common in the craft world than fine art tradition - or content - work whose subject addresses the theme of the exhibit.

In addition to the month-long gallery exhibition, Craft/Work will also consist of artist talks and technical demonstrations. These lectures and/or slideshows will focus on the artists’ work or work that inspires them and, preferably, how that work relates to the theme. After each lecture, the presenting artist will offer a free workshop in a craft-based skill. (Please note that Craft/Work is unable to compensate artists for travel expenses: presenters who are local may be given preference. However, a modest honorarium will be provided and Craft/Work will cover the costs of all materials necessary for the workshops.)

The show is scheduled to open on April 12, 2014 at Beauty and Brawn Gallery in Logan Square, Chicago. The artist lectures will be held bi-weekly from January- April 2014 in the same space.

More information about Craft/Work can be found at our




Deadline: December 1st

Submission Process

  1. Fill out this google form:

  2. Email the following to

- 4 medium-sized jpgs to Image files should be titled with the last name of the artist and the title of the piece. (For example: RINEHART_BlueIsTheSky.jpg) Images should be of the piece you are submitting or be representative of work you intend to make for the show.

-A slide list that includes title, media, date produced, dimensions, and price (if applicable) for each image. (Multiple pieces will be considered if they relate concisely to one another, ie a series, etc., adhere to the theme of the show and take up a reasonable amount of space.)

-Your CV in pdf form.