SPF'17: Saturday, Nov 11, 2017

Organized by Girls' Club and IS Projects, the event drew more than 60+ exhibitors, and 600+ visitors to our gathering of print, artist book and zine makers.

SPF’17 design by Brian Butler.


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The Market

SPF'17 took place over two giant warehouses in FATVillage: at ArtsUp Concepts at 529 NW 1 Avenue, and Projects South at 517 NW 1 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, and brought together a diverse cross-section of local artists, writers, independent publishers and regional small presses in the 5000+ square foot venues.

Exhibitor Sections

SPF'17 Schedule

NoonSPF'17 Opens! Admission is free and open to the public
Beach Front and Zine Dunes tables open
SPF Cabana opens with pop up bar by Laser Wolf, Noon-6pm
The Screenprinting DEMO starts screening, Noon-5:30pm
Pressing Through exhibit opens at FAR Gallery, 521 NW NW 1 Avenue, Noon-6pm
The Letterpress DEMO starts printing, Noon-5:30pm
The Intaglio DEMO begins, Noon-5:30pm
Mini Poster DEMO / CREATION STATION begins, Noon-6pm
1pmThe Steamroller DEMO starts pressing, 1-5pm
Tour of IS Projects print studio, sign up at Info Booth
2pmAuthor Readings by Art Prevails at ArtsUp / 529 Warehouse
Gocco DEMO burning screens with Loteria Press
3pmTour of IS Projects print studio, sign up at Info Booth
4pmGocco DEMO burning screens with Loteria Press
5pmTour of IS Projects print studio, sign up at Info Booth
6pmSPF'17 is over! Until next year, happy print / book / zine making South Florida!!
7pmSPF'17 Afterparty at Laser Wolf down the street, 7pm-late


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.

Gocco Printing with Portable Editions

Portable Editions newest publication endeavor Loteria Press debuted at SPF'17, hosting a demo for folks to contribute to their collaborative postcard project! Loteria uses a Risograph stencil duplicator and the Gocco silk-screening machine to create unique and affordable editions, learn all about how this weird and cool process works!

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'17! They printing off 100+ SPF'17 tote bags for sale and ran audience-sourced items on the press through out the day. Still want a tote? Head to the SPF shop!

Letterpress Printing

Visiting artist Chris Fritton of The Itinerant Printer led this demo with ongoing demonstrations of a vintage letterpress, pressing special SPF postcards throughout the day. 

Intaglio from start to finish

Kim Spivey  of Ground Printmaking led a demo in a hard and soft ground etching on copper interactive demonstration. Participants tried their hand at working into a grounded copper plate and observe the etching process from beginning to end. For this demonstration the audience was invited to work into the plates before they are etched and was be able to observe and learn about the etching process from start to finish. 

Mini Poster Demo

IS Projects hosted a mini poster demo using a 60 year old printing press. Visitors were able to decorate the background of their posters then arrange magnetic type on the press to create their vision. Each poster unique and yours to take with you!

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'17 readings were organized by Darius V. Daughtry and Art Prevails Project and featured:

Darius Daughtry is a poet, teacher and cultural arts organizer. He is the Founder/Artistic Director at Art Prevails Project, a creative collaborative dedicated to expanding conversations through artistic and cultural experiences.

JaShae Jones is a poet, singer, and songwriter passionate about using the arts as a healing mechanism. She has used poetry as mechanism to fight against self-doubt and insecurities. @jashaejones

Isaida Ortiz grew up up in the San Isidro neighborhood of Canonvans, Puerto Rico, where her poetic voice was forged as a youth. Her voice has grown to speak her truth and use her power as an advocate for youth, literary and women's organizations.

Marnino Toussaint is spoken word artist, performer, and youth arts educator. Once he discovered that his passion was hidden in words, he has been a meticulous student and strives daily to harness what's within.

SPF'17 Workshops and Related Events


SPF'17 in the News

SPF'17 Merch

SPF'17 Team

Directors ☀️ Sarah Michelle Rupert and Ingrid Schindall

Coordinators ☀️ Katherine Arts and Tayina Deravile

Designer ☀️ Brian Butler

Volunteers ☀️ Laura Cashman, Elizabeth Corey, Milo Davis, Shilo Gardner, Michaela Greer, Mukethe Kawinzu, Mollie Little, Kandy Lopez, Morgan Maddox, Katrina Maddox, Erica Mohan, Katrina Munchez, Amanda Nunez, Carmen Nunez, Amber Perkins, Holly Perkins, Ariella Erin Poon, Jason Roth, Tennille Shuster, Aliana Turkel, Giuli Valentino, Indya Williams, and Mendez.

SPF'17 Sponsors

Thanks to organizers Girls' Club and IS Projects, and SPF'17 sponsors PNC Arts Alive and Broward Cultural Division.

Special thanks to SPF'17 community partners Tate's Comics, Laser Wolf, NSU Art & Design Department, and Colada Cuban Coffee House and Eatery. And big-time thanks to Double Time Digital for helping us go big with our signage needs.

Thanks to our media partners Pure Honey Magazine and Tropic Magazine for their help in spreading the SPF-word.

Funding for SPF'17 was 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.