The Chicago Zine Fest is a celebration of small press and independent publishers, with free workshops, events, and an annual festival. The next CZF will be held May 5-6, 2017.
Over the years the invitational fair has grown dramatically and in 2016 we featured books and artworks from 30+ publishers and artists from New York, Chicago, California, and Vancouver, a site-specific art installation by Pam Butler, and diverse hourly programmed events.
BABZ Fair features SMALL PRESS, INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS OF ART AND POETRY, SELF-PUBLISHING ARTISTS AND COLLECTIVES, & ARTIST PROJECTS.
This year we are collaborating with artist Andrea Arrubla to produce the weekend programming. If you are interested in proposing an event i.e.; book launch, reading, performance, workshops, please fill out the form with the details and we will do our best to include it in the programming.
In addition, the fair will feature a day-long conference that will focus on current critical issues within independent publishing communities as well as emerging practices in production, distribution, and design.
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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)
Matthew David Crowther (Halfmoon Projects)
Joe and Danielle Wilcox (LDOC)
Vice Versa Press
Justin Xavier Soto
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
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
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
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
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
The Hermosa Walls is an outdoor temporary mural artist space located in the Hermosa Park area.
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.
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.
OTHER INCREDIBLE THINGS!
FREE to All - Family Friendly - Safer Space
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
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.
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.
Building on six consecutive years of growing print celebrations, Open Space is thrilled to present PMF VII, the Seventh Annual Publications & Multiples Fair, taking place April 9th and 10th, 2016, from 12 pm – 6 pm each day, at the Baltimore Design School, 1500 Barclay St. This annual exposition provides the opportunity to peruse, purchase, and discuss artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. Join us for this cornerstone event featuring works from over 130 local and national artists, and on-site programming all weekend. The fair is free and open to the public.
“Student Debt Suicide Letters” is a one-time workshop and letter writing social lead by me and my collaborator, Vanessa Viruet. “Student Debt Suicide Letters” invites attendees to write suicide notes to their debt collecting companies. Attendees will produce an original letter, and then we will reproduce the letter in the shop (while providing postage) in order to bombard these companies with our feedback on what it feels like to be in immense student debt. The environment will be positive and encourages attendees to open up about the debt experience. We want to share our thoughts while giving the student loan companies a taste of their own medicine.
“Spatial Collage: Getting Wacky With It” is an exercise in taking the collage format of assembling ephemera on paper - and transferring that practice to a larger-scale. “Spatial Collage” is an experiment rooted solely in self-expression and freedom, while simultaneously toying with ideas of formal exhibition and product placement.
L.A. Zine Fest is an organization that encourages the participation and attendance of events that provide opportunities for zine makers to showcase their work.
Meredith Grace White
Gino Dal Cin
Ethan Draws Stuff
Space Ratz (WASTED SPACE)
Adult Video Repair
Julia Arredondo (Vice Versa Press)
Band lineup announcement:
Ring in the new year with the Lucky Number 7 Show! Local zinesters will read stories of good fortune, auspicious beginnings, and making your own luck.
With special guest, visiting zinester Julia Arredondo of Vice Versa Press!
Hope Gutwrench of Gutwrench Press
Amy Burek of Awkward Ladies Club
Nia King of We Want the Airwaves
Julia Arredondo of Vice Versa Press
Doors at 7, readings at 8.
Need last minute holiday gifts? ChiDM is having a designers' Holiday Yard Sale!
Come find unique gifts at this one day only event! Our retail shop will be open in addition to the following fabulous designers who will be bring extra gifts just for you.
Nick Adam of Firebelly Design
Heather Anderson of This New Forest and ChiDM
Julia Arredondo Zine Artist of Vice Versa Press
Jenna Blazevich of Vichcraft Design Studio
Busy Beaver Button Co.
Matt Davis of Perfectly Acceptable Press
Alex Gilbert of ChiDM
Matthew Hoffman of You Are Beautiful
Jana Kinsman of Bike a Bee
Brigid Novak of Cookieyum
Kristi O’Meara and Audrey Kieffer of The Patternbase
Cameron Ralston of Liminal Space
Shawn Smith of Shawnimals and Resketch
Max Temkin of Cards Against Humanity
Matthew Terdich of Programme and ChiDM
You can also pick up our Cards Against Humanity Design Pack! They make great stocking stuffers. Hope to see you there!
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Join us for a night of art, treats, and reveries! This one-night Pop-Up Sale will be held on Dec 4thwith a members-only preview and celebration before the event from 6-7pm.
Artists who participate in the pop-up sale will be assigned one of 16 tables spaces in the printshop and Annex on which to display and sell their work. These spaces will range in size from 2’ x 3’ to 3’ x 5’. Some participants will share sections of large tables. Spaces will be assigned according to information that participants provide about the size of and amount of work they plan to sell.
Participants in the pop-up sale are free to sell any type of handmade artworks or items including but not limited to apparel, zines, books, stationery, jewelry etc. Participants need to provide their own packaging for their items. Spudnik will handle payment and even offer special gift-wrapping for buyers!
The Milwaukee Zine Fest began in 2008 as a way for zine makers and zine fans to come together to share zines, skills and knowledge. Events have varried from year to year, but often include workshops, zine readings, performances, and always have tables where artists and publishers can sell or trade their zines.
Youth Zine Workshop
Zinester Art Opening
more info tba