Version’s Silent Auction and Raffle Fundraiser is Tonight!

April 2, 2010 · Print This Article

Listen up everyone, this one’s important! Tomorrow Tonight, Saturday April 3rd, from 7pm – 1am Co-Prosperity Sphere will be putting on their *only* fundraiser for the year, the one that helps fund the projects, publications and exhibitions that are part of their wonderful annual arts convergence, Version Festival. Version’s Silent Auction and Raffle will have extraordinary work on display generously donated by friends of Version fest. This year’s list of participating artists is a good one. You can bid on works by the following artists:

Lora Fosberg
Anna Shteynshleyger
Tom Torluemke
Tyson Reeder
Cody Hudson
Aron Gent
Stephen Eichhorn
Juan Chavez
Mathew Hoffman
Dayton Castleman
Jeff Zimmerman
Jordan Martins
Peter Skvara
Le Dernier Cri
Chris Roberson
Emily Clayton
Rod Hunting
Chad Kouri
Se Young
Nathan Baker
Scott Cowan
Caitlin Arnold
Ian Whitmore
Scott Fortino
Nick Wylie
Tom Burtonwood
Nate Lee

Zachary Abubeker
Aaron Delehanty
Jame Jankowiak
Erik Debat

+ others

You can also bid on these services:
A Pocket Guide to Hell Tour by Paul Durica
A Chicago Pedway Tour by Hui-Min Tsen
NFO XPO Booth for Version
Reuben Kincaid Project Window Installation for one month
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A Set of Bridgeport WPA posters

All of the art works and services will be offered for silent auction which means no dorky paddles – you do it all by writing your bid on a piece of paper. To make it even easier – many of the works may be purchased at “Buy it Now” prices! You can also win via raffle (raffle tickets are one for $5 and three for $10.).  There will also be performances by MR 666 and Deep Earth, and The Hornswagglers will be slinging their specialty drinks for the evening.

Version 10 Silent Auction and Raffle

Saturday April 3, 2010
7pm to 1am
Co-Prosperity Sphere

3219 S Morgan St

$10 admission (you get two raffle tickets)

Show up tomorrow night and bid on something great to show your support for Co-Prosperity Sphere and everything that they do. And mark your calendars for April 22, 2010 when Vers10n begins!

Call for Proposals | Version 10 Infrastructures and Territories

February 4, 2010 · Print This Article


It is that time of year again. Version is now looking for submissions for their 10th festival entitled Infrastructures and Territories. It will be taking place from April 22nd to May 2nd. Deadline for all submissions is March 1st, 2010.

via Lumpen:

Version 2010: now seeking proposals and presentations about tactics and strategies that help sustain our communities, find better uses of our resources, and maintain and expand our networks. For eleven days and nights, we will explore the best practices and boldest failures in interventionist, participatory, and collective social, political, and cultural practices. This year’s theme is presented in order to bring together groups and individuals seeking additional methods for connecting our networks and creating solid foundations for the practice of art, education and social activism well into the next decade. We want to use this opening during the current economic and political crisis to expand and amplify our shared ideals, values and strategies for survival and expansion.

Join us to amplify micro-movements and nowtopian ideas!

The festival will include: community gardens, historical re-enactments, antiwar organizing, an art parade, an artist-run art expo, a catalog of interventionist strategies, networking between independent groups and spaces, inflatable art, one-night exhibition formats, anti-oligarchy planning sessions, DIY and DIT media, the Terminator Bar, a mobile silkscreen printing cart, a national WPA-inspired public poster project, a free school, impressive musical performances, boring theoretical nonsense, mapping projects, pop-up galleries, Korean/Polish BBQ and your proposals.

If you would like to participate in this year’s festival please view our Program Platforms.

When you are ready you will be able to submit your proposal online via this website.
All submissions are public.”