Southern Graphics Council InternationalConnecting artists of original prints, drawings, books, and handmade paper.
Mark Raymer from À la Poupée & the Chine-Collés
Live events will take place at Pratt Fine Art Center – a hub for community printmaking in the Central District in Seattle. These events will be sponsored in part by Seattle Print Arts, a dynamic member-run organization working to promote print arts and community. The satellite conference events will center around a live panel diving into the underfunding and underrepresentation for the Latine/x community in Seattle.
In addition to a panel, we will have a poetry reading, print portfolio display and host a social gathering all at Pratt Fine Art Center’s print studio. There will be multiple educational and academic organizations providing recorded content in conjunction with gallery shows and open studios during that weekend.
Flocculating Acrylics in the Screen Printing Studio
Learn a simple method of keeping harmful acrylics generated in the art studio out of the waste water stream. In this interactive, hybrid presentation Zea Mays Printmaking artists will share about their internship experience researching, testing and implementing a system for reducing acrylic particles in their screen printing studio’s wastewater and share techniques participants can use in their home, school or community studios. This process is relevant to any artists working with acrylic mediums, including screenprinters, block printers, and painters. The presentation will consist of a livestream demonstration of the flocculation process, a video on how to make a flocculation bucket, a livestream discussion of adapting the system to both a community studio and a home studio, followed by a live Q&A. This hybrid form allows for an interactive conversation both virtually and in person, and all participants will leave with comprehensive written information, instructions, and links to in-depth video content detailing the process.
Miami, FL – The Printmakers Playground, an SGCI Multiple Layers Conference Event, will take place on March 10th and 11th at IS-Projects in Miami, Florida. Joseph Velasquez of Florida Atlantic University organized the event with participation from Florida International University, Florida State College Jacksonville, University of North Florida, and Florida State University. This will take place in Miami at the incredible printmaking studio, ISprojects. The studio has many presses for indoor demonstrations and a large fenced in parking lot that will be used for our Printmakers Playground carnival of ink!
Join us on site at Kennesaw State University’s printmaking department for some serious printmaking fun! Saturday March 18 from 10am – 4pm
On site participants will include demonstrations and pop-up shops by:
NOOSH studio (featuring KSU alum Christopher Neuenschwander) http://www.nooshstudios.com
Demonstrations by KSU Print Club
Ongoing virtual presentation in the studio that will also be available online:
Cynthia Lollis and Daniela Deeg’s international book making presentation.
And much more!!
Three 45 minute demos and open portfolio
Pizza, refreshments and discussion
Silkscreen technique called “scratch away”
Molly Borth + Grace Lessen
Flocking, glitter and other non-traditional fun
How to Marble a Litho Stone
Boston, MA SMFA at Tufts Iron Print
Muskat Studio (Carolyn Muskat)
Students form a four-person teams and participate in an “Iron Print” competition to create an edition of 10 prints. An orientation occurs one week before the event. During that week, each team can plan their approach to making their image.
On the day of the event, within a set time limit, the teams compete against each other to create their image. It must combine lithography, intaglio, relief, and silkscreen, and incorporate a bag of mystery ingredients as well.
A panel of professional artists judge each teams’ edition based on the quality of their image, the quality of their edition printing, their team work, and their sheer creativity. Prizes are awarded at the end of the day.
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SGCI is the largest print organization in North America. Artists from all 50 states and international attendees from Canada, South and Central America, and Europe attend the conference.
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Heather Parrish, Transverse Atopia
Screenprint, 2017, 22″ x 30″, www.heatherparrish.net