Richmond Zine Fest
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Richmond Zine Fest

  • Richmond Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re excited to be hosted by the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library located at 101 East Franklin Street.

In addition to providing an accessible space to the various communities in the City of Richmond, the Main Branch is also home to The People’s Library of Richmond and many other exciting programs that enrich and highlight our diverse, urban, and historically and politically vibrant city.

Applications for tablers for the 11th Annual Richmond Zine Fest will open July 1st. This year the tabler notification and payment process will be handled differently. It will no longer be on a first-come-first-served basis.

On August 1st, tablers will start receiving acceptance emails. Applicants must pay within 10 days of notification. If we hear nothing from you or don’t receive payment, we will notify someone else on the waitlist and you will go to the bottom of the queue.

Keep checking our website, Facebook, and/or our twitter account for up-to-date information about what’s planned for this October and other events through the summer, including our fundraiser to raise more money for print stipends!

Richmond Zine Fest organizers prioritizes the voices and presence of zine makers who are black, POC, LGBTQ, and/or have disabilities.

For all general and media inquiries, please contact us at zine.fest@richmondzinefest.org.

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Zine Machine Durham
Nov
4
11:00am11:00am

Zine Machine Durham

The ZINE MACHINE: Durham Printed Matter Festival calls all zinesters, comic artists, indy book writers, and assorted DIY printed matter makers to join us in our annual occupation of the historic Durham Armory for a festival of anti-corporate, autonomous, alternative printed media!

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New Obsessions Art Event
Jun
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

New Obsessions Art Event

LOWLVL presents:
"NEW OBSESSIONS"
A One Night Only Art Event

featuring:

SEPTIC THE OUTLAW
IG @septictheoutlaw

JULIA ARREDONDO
IG @viceversapress
www.viceversapress.com

LOW LEVEL
IG @LOWLVL
www.lowlevelgo.com

CUM MASK
IG @cum.mask
cummask.storenvy.com

BEAR215
IG @bear_2.1.5
bear215.bigcartel.com

RENATA ROJO
IG @matate___

KEVIN SPAGHETTI
IG @kevin__spaghetti

ROYCER
IG @roycer_700

OKRA WINDFREE
IG @okra_windfree

Don't miss out on DEALS DEALS DEALS!
Everything must go!
Bring your change, bring your checkbooks.

Tattooed Mom (Upstairs)
530 South St.
Philadelphia, PA

Friday June 30, 2017
7pm to Midnight

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ALA Annual Conference *Zine Pavilion*
Jun
22
to Jun 27

ALA Annual Conference *Zine Pavilion*

  • Mccormick Place Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Zines offer a unique way for libraries to expand their print connections and connect with their communities in a time when so much of our work is going digital. Handmade publications that can cover any subject, many zines represent perspectives rarely covered in other print media. Their celebration of print culture may seem anachronistic, but zines offer a range of programming opportunities for youth and adults alike. This pavilion includes Zine creators, librarians who manage zine collections and a display of topical zines which will be raffled off to a library at the close of the exhibits.

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Lone Star Zine Fest
Jun
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

Lone Star Zine Fest

The first ever Lone Star Zine Fest is a free event at Cheer Up Charlie's on the afternoon of Sunday, June 11th. 

We aim to provide an opportunity for the zine community to come together to show Austin what a diverse array of zine talents we have in Central Texas!

Tabling (zine sales, exhibits, workshops) will go from 1-4pm. After that, we'll have a zine reading / performance / networking-funtime-happy hour until 6ish.

http://www.lonestarzinefest.org/
lonestarzinefest@gmail.com

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Spudnik's Birthday Bash
Jun
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

Spudnik's Birthday Bash

Celebrating 10 Years of Community Printmaking

Printmaking Competitions / Games & Prizes / Hands-on Studio Tours / Member Art Sale / Food & Refreshments / & More

If anyone knows how to party it’s us nerdy printmakers! No seriously, we turn ten this year and are letting our hair down. We’re throwing a party so big it takes over the entire Hubbard Street Lofts and spills out into the parking lot.

We’re proud to have accomplished so much and want our friends to celebrate with us. Join us on Saturday, June 3, 12pm – 5pm as we gift our friends, family, and neighbors a day of printmaking competitions, games & prizes, hands-on art projects, studio tours, member art sale, food & refreshments.

For our ten-year anniversary, we’ve created ten hands-on printmaking projects and friendly art-making challenges that will give you an understanding of what Spudnik Press Cooperative is all about. Learn about a variety of print processes while watching professional printers pull prints while blindfolded – both educational and highly entertaining. Then get a little inky yourself by completing in our all-ages (and experience levels) Audience Printing Dashes.

To keep you fueled for the festivities, we’ll have food on hand with meat & vegetarian options, iced coffee, cold beer, and DJ Pickled Beets (Jenny Greene and Ian Dinsmor) spinning vinyl. You’ll need your energy as you try to get a B.I.N.G.O. (ah-hem P.R.I.N.T.) by getting a screenprint tattoo, letterpressing your own birthday card, viewing our member exhibition and much more.

A suggested admission of $15 ($5 for kids/students) directly supports the Equipment Fund, a special fund set aside to help the community press maintain their rare presses and bring new tools and equipment to the shared workshop. Donate $25 and save 10% as you stock up on Spudnik merchandise and score a reusable shopping bag that you get to print yourself in the Spudnik Press studios!

We’ve made it a decade! Come celebrate with us!

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Chicas Bonitas Exhibit & Pachanga
Apr
29
9:30am 9:30am

Chicas Bonitas Exhibit & Pachanga

Chicas Bonitas is an all-female exhibition bringing together the work of 75 artists. Exhibit includes regional, national, and local youth artists and will be on display at La Retama thru April 29. Proceeds benefiting youth art camp scholarships and Friends of Corpus Christi Public Libraries. Join us April 29 for our closing Pachanga! #ChicasBonitasCC is curated by local Chicana Artist, Mayra Viviana Zamora, "Mira.Mayra.Art"

Mark your calendars! Closing reception will take place April 29 (9:30a-3:30p) including music, art vendors, popup shops, food trucks, fashion show, & much more!
 

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Miami Zine Fair
Apr
22
11:00am11:00am

Miami Zine Fair

Join EXILE for the 2017 Miami Zine Fair in partnership with University of Miami’s Special Collections and O, Miami Poetry Festival at the Lowe Art Museum. The Miami Zine Fair will feature over 150 local artists, writers, publishers, and activists gathered together on the University of Miami campus, with an educational symposium hosted by the University of Miami’s own Special Collections. Celebrate our city's dynamic print culture, and explore zines from an expanse of independent self publishers and small presses. Get to know local zinesters as you browse the fair, and enjoy live printing, performances, multilingual workshops, and events throughout the day.

It is free to attend and participate. Interested in having a table? Please sign up here! https://goo.gl/dIQTB0

Like to help out? Volunteer sign up here: https://goo.gl/3lfXWn

The 2017 Miami Zine Fair is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida

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Mystery Show
Mar
25
to Apr 20

Mystery Show

As part of the FATVillage March Artwalk, we're hosting an opening reception for Julia Arredondo's solo exhibit "Mystery Show". The exhibit is free and open to attendees of all ages.

Julia is a zinemaker and artist who currently lives in Chicago and runs the independent publihing entity, Vice Versa Press. By utilizing scraps from leftover prints and zines, Julia has created a new body of work that explores concepts of re-use through collage and screenprint. 

See you there!

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Don't Text Him Closing Reception
Dec
20
to Dec 21

Don't Text Him Closing Reception

Have all of those Don't Text Him signs annoyed you over the past few months at The Depot? We hope so! 

Come celebrate the end of Julia Arredondo's show at The Depot with a mass art blowout sale as we take the art off the walls and sell each piece one by one. First come - first served make an offer and it's yours. 

PLUS Vice Versa Press will be on-site with a new line of DON'T TEXT HER merch alongside zine classics and printed goods. Come drink mocktails or martinis and dance the night away with us as we prepare for the new year. 

See you there.

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Vice Versa Press Holiday Pop-Up Shop!
Dec
3
to Dec 23

Vice Versa Press Holiday Pop-Up Shop!

Oh snap, we just acquired some real estate. That's right folks, we're turning our closet at Spudnik Press Cooperative into a holiday storefront! 

Hours of Operation (month of December ONLY):
Thursdays: 6-10 PM
Fridays: 1-5 PM
Saturday: 1-5 PM
Sundays: 1-5 PM

Climb the steps in ye olde warehouse to the 3rd floor (or ride the elevator) and shop our wares which include zines, art prints, clothing, accessories and MORE! Each week we'll welcome new artists to set up shop in the space, so stay tuned for more info on the guest list. 

See you soon at the shop Grand Opening on December 3rd where we'll have bevvies and freebies. BYE!

Text (361)739-2383 for more info.

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Black Friday Zine Share
Nov
25
3:00pm 3:00pm

Black Friday Zine Share

Lighten up your Black Friday with some alt-giving! Stop by LATITUDE for an evening of zine buying, trading, and making hosted by November’s Artist in Residence Nathan Pearce. 

Several zine makers will be present to show off their wares. The evening will also include a live demonstration of zine production. YOU are invited to bring zines that you have created to trade, sell, or share! There will be lots of zines for both share and sale, so be sure to come by and participate in the community spirit.


Zine makers present at the event will include:

Nathan Pearce (Same Coin Press)
Rachael Banks
Matthew David Crowther (Halfmoon Projects)
Joe and Danielle Wilcox (LDOC)
Vice Versa Press
Justin Xavier Soto


...and more!

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Art + Value Conversation #3 // Art vs. Capitalism
Nov
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Art + Value Conversation #3 // Art vs. Capitalism

o you feel haunted by the specter of the "starving artist"? 
Do you feel cheated out of stability, self-confidence, control by a sense of discord between "art and capitalism"? Do you have trouble talking about money?

Art + Value is a series of conversations that will address different aspects of how artists and artistic labor are valued in Chicago today. We hope to create space for Chicago artists to speak openly about how we are compensated and recognized, and how to feel more able to advocate for our work. Our four topic-focused events will begin with a roundtable followed by open conversation. 

Conversation #1: The Ecology of Artist-run spaces
Sunday, November 13
3-6pm
Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
In this informal ‘audit’ of Comfort Station, participants will be asked to consider what value the space brings and what it owes to different communities, what audiences are most important, and what role it plays in gentrification. While considering Comfort Station as a test case, this conversation is an invitation to address broader trends and questions facing artists working in and with communities across the city. 

Conversation #2: Laws, Contracts, Definitions
Monday, November 14
5-8pm
Corner, 2912 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60618
Consider how we can be empowered by legal definitions, explicit expectations, and clear terms of service. Explore what relationships to institutions would look like if everything were more clearly out in the open. Discuss the philosophical and emotional weight of a contract. 

Conversation #3: Art vs. Capitalism
Thursday, November 17
6-9pm
In House, 3520 W Armitage, Chicago, IL 60647
While young artists manage to simultaneously over-professionalize and under-prepare for the real world, people in other creative fields such as entrepreneurship or technology, easily talk about the relationship between creativity and capital. While we learn to challenge established notions of success and strive for alternatives to the market, we also internalize shame and fear of money. 

Conversation #4: Affective Labor
Saturday, November 19
6-9pm
Hume, 3242 W Armitage Ave, Chicago IL, 60647
Artists are often charged with doing the emotional work of society and are often uncompensated for this labor. This conversation will range from addressing how social justice work, psychological support, teaching, and diversity training figure into the job descriptions of artists, to self-care, to rationales for non-monetary compensation. Come ready to discuss identity, diversity, social justice, feminism and more. 

More info at cornerchicago.com/artvalueconversations

Art + Value is partially funded by Illinois Humanities

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Dia de Los Muertos Festival
Oct
29
4:00pm 4:00pm

Dia de Los Muertos Festival

The Dia de los Muertos celebration has gone on for centuries in Mexico. By presenting the Dia de los Muertos festival in Corpus Christi we provide educational programming about our cultural diversity and an opportunity for each of us to learn about this rich cultural tradition of Mexico. We hope to create a connection to our past, as well as honoring loved ones who have passed away. We invite all all to come be a part of this amazing cultural festival!

El Dia de los Muertos Street Festival is now in our ninth year. We have expanded from a single block party to include ten blocks  in downtown Corpus Christi on Starr, Peoples, Chaparral, Taylor and Mesquite streets.

We have 3 stages with live entertainment: one for popular latin-influenced music, one for more traditional cultural performances, one for up-and-coming Texas bands.  Our  Kids’ Corner includes craft activities, games, and a rock-climbing wall supplied by Kidz Ultimate Party Zone.  Student Art Associations from TAMUCC and Del Mar College provide demonstrations for the event.  Plus, we have the enormous Hecho-a-Mano Art Expo featuring many Dia de los Muertos themed craft items, jewelry, and artworks by over 90 vendors.

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St. Louis Small Press Expo
Oct
15
10:00am10:00am

St. Louis Small Press Expo

The St. Louis Small Press Expo (SPEx) show and sale becomes a two-day event in 2016, taking place October 14 and 15 at two notable St. Louis institutions. Growing this year’s festival is SPEx’s increased variety and accessibility of programing, partnering with Pulitzer Arts Foundation to host a kickoff event on Friday, October 14 at the Pulitzer, 3716 Washington Boulevard, 63108. Organizers will co-curate hands-on workshops, panel discussions and readings featuring a mix of national and regional guests. The main SPEx event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. on Saturday, October 15 in the Great Hall of the St. Louis Public Library’s Central Branch, 1301 Olive Street, 63103. All events will be free and open to the public.

 

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Book Fort
Sep
24
11:00am11:00am

Book Fort

Book Fort is a roving, interactive book fair that seeks to make a meaningful contribution to communities through readings, performances, and opportunities to connect with a curated selection of independent publishers, presses, and literacy organizations.

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Kansas City Zine Con
Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

Kansas City Zine Con

  • Pierson Hall / University of Missouri (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kansas City Zine Con #2 will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10am to 6pm, in Pierson Hall at The University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC).

A MINDBOGGLING AMOUNT OF ARTISTS from around the Midwest and beyond will be exhibiting, selling, and trading their independently published zines, comix, books, newspapers, anthologies, tracts, pamphlets, and DIY radical readables of many forms. 

In addition:
WORKSHOPS
LECTURES
FILM SCREENINGS
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
OTHER INCREDIBLE THINGS!

FREE to All - Family Friendly - Safer Space

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Botanica Dinero
Jun
24
to Jul 30

Botanica Dinero

As part of the exhibit curated by Lorelei Stewart, Precarity: Contingency in Artmaking and Academia, Artists Vanessa Viruet and Julia Arredondo of Vice Versa Press construct a storefront within the exhibition selling handmade goods, such as candles, self-printed books, and imitation lotto tickets. Centered around the idea of paying off their student loan debt through capitalistic creative approaches, the performance allows the artists to engage in conversations about the humorous ways people have struggled and survived living with student debt.

The pop-up shop with be open for business ONE DAY ONLY on July 14th from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

For more info visit this link: http://gallery400.uic.edu/events/botanica-dinero-pop-up-shop

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Toronto Art Book Fair
Jun
16
to Jun 19

Toronto Art Book Fair

 

The Toronto Art Book Fair (TOABF) is a free public event that will take place from  June 16th – June 19th, 2016 at Artscape Youngplace. The inaugural year of TOABF will feature curated exhibitions, artist installations, 75 Canadian and international vendors, and community programming including a speaker series, book readings, and workshops.

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Paper Trail
May
13
to May 14

Paper Trail

  • Blue Star Arts Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Paper Trail SA is a new exiting event dedicated to contemporary works of art and design on paper. With a little bit of luck, a lot of hard work and a touch of “rock ’n’ roll,” our goal is to provide a unique experience aimed at connecting artists to collectors in a forum that celebrates the artistic process and the culture of design and printmaking. Organized by Tiny Roar Creative, this art fair and exhibition will be the first of its kind in San Antonio and a unique addition to the local art scene.

The two-day event will host over 40 artists and vendors working in a variety of artistic styles, from high brow to low brow. The art market will feature affordable artwork and paper goods including hand-lettered typography, relief prints, lithographs, etchings, digital prints, stickers, zines and screen prints. Printmaking demos will offer a glimpse at the processes involved in creating the art work, while giving patrons an opportunity to interact with the artists. There will be live art-making events by featured artists as well as a film screening and VIP party.

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