SPF'16: Saturday, Nov 12, 2016

SPF Fort Lauderdale launched on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Organized by Girls' Club and IS Projects, the event drew more than 50 exhibitors, and just about 400 visitors to our gathering of print, artist book and zine makers.

SPF’16 design by Noah Levy.


Click here for full SPF'16 photo gallery.


The Market

SPF'16 took place at ArtsUp Concepts in FATVillage at 521 NW 1 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, and will bring together a diverse cross-section of local artists, writers, independent publishers and regional small presses in the 5000+ square foot venue.

Exhibitor Sections

Demos and Creation Stations

The Steamroller

Ingrid Schindall of IS Projects leads this giant print demonstration with a construction grade steamrollers, pressing prints as large as 40 x 90 inches. Artists are invited to bring their own giant blocks, try out our large format relief workshop, or just come enjoy the spectacle.

Risograph Printing with Portable Editions

Portable Editions led a collaborative and communal zine production line! Artists Juana Menses and Leila Leder Kremer of Portable Editions were on hand with the Riso EZ 220, for a live Risograph printing and zine making demonstration on the Riso, a stencil duplicator. Editions of the zine, created and printed on site, were launched at SPF'16.

Screen Printing with NSU Art Department

Artists and professors Tennille Shuster and Kandy Lopez with students from the NSU Art Department led live screen printing sessions during SPF'16! They printing off 100 SPF'16 tote bags for sale and ran audience-sourced items on the press through out the day.

Letterpress Printing with IS Projects

Noctunral Press studio manager Jessica Condon from IS Projects led ongoing demonstration of a vintage letterpress, pressing postcards and small items all day. 

The Stage

The stage at SPF Fort Lauderdale presents a series of short discussions, talks and readings from artists, authors, publishers, scholars and print-enablers to further facilitate a dialogue about print, book and zine culture in South Florida and beyond.

SPF'16 readings were organized by Orange Island Arts Foundation and Reading Queer and featured Laura McDermott, Sergio Mora, E. Parker Phillips, J.V. Portela, and others.

SPF'16 Workshops and Related Events


SPF'16 in the News

SPF'16 Team

Directors ☀️ Sarah Michelle Rupert and Ingrid Schindall

Coordinator ☀️ Katherine Arts

Designer ☀️ Noah Levy

Volunteers ☀️ Yvonne Scull, Aliana Turkel, Amber Perkins, Luckas Arias-Torfs, Natasha Albelo, Elizabeth Corey, Treycy Romeus, Jennifer Hicks, Stephanie Suarez, Naisha Lopez, Kahkashan Ansary, Ryan Dahm, Lacei Sams, Samantha Silverman...


SPF'16 Photos

Photos from the launch of SPF Fort Lauderdale, Saturday, November 12, 2016. Images courtesy SPF Fort Lauderdale, photos by Monica McGivern. Contact info@spf-ftl.com for high res and press requests.

Scroll through the slideshow below or view all photos here.


Thanks to organizers and main sponsors Girls' Club and IS Projects. Venue sponsors Artsup Concepts and FAT Village Arts District.

Special thanks to SPF'16 sponsors Colada Cuban Coffee House and Eatery, and SPF'16 venue sponsor ArtsUp Concepts / FATVillage.

Thanks to our media partners Pure Honey Magazine and Tropic Magazine for their help in spreading the SPF-word. And thanks to Double Time Digital for helping SPF'16 go big with our printing needs.

Funding for SPF'16 was also provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. 


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