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Islands are vessels anchored at sea. Moored between the cultures of two continents, Borikén —the original name of Puerto Rico— has been a center of cultural exchange for centuries, with a rich and complex heritage. From the early engravings on stone, to the intense printmaking production of the 20th Century and the present, Puerto Rican graphic artists have sought cultural interaction with the world by sea and air. PUERTOGRÁFICO will showcase, through artistry, technique and dialogue, one of the strongest callings for our work: the tracing of History.

Welcome aboard.

Las islas son embarcaciones ancladas al mar. Firme entre las culturas de dos continentes, Borikén —nombre original de Puerto Rico—ha sido centro de intercambio cultural durante siglos, sobre una herencia rica y compleja. De los primeros grabados en piedra, a la intensa producción de carteles del Siglo 20 al presente, los artistas gráficos puertorriqueños han procurado la interacción cultural con el mundo por cielo y por mar. En PUERTOGRÁFICO, entre la técnica, la destreza y el diálogo, compartiremos uno de los llamados principales para nuestra obra: el registro histórico.

Bienvenidos a bordo.

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Meet SGCI’s New Web Editor & Web Curator

Louise Fisher, our Web Editor is, an Iowa-based printmaker and a 2019 graduate of Arizona State University. She was the 2018 recipient of the SGC International Graduate Fellowship Award. Louise states about her process and artwork that she is “an interdisciplinary artist working in the expanded field of print; using methods of layering, impressing and repetition for it’s literal and visual enactment of time and the body. By integrating constructed and celestial time, geometric and organic forms, and digital and hand-drawn printmaking processes, I point to the complexities of our current experience with nature. Through an investigative visual language, I aim to rekindle an appreciation for natural light and ask viewers to consider how their rhythms are impacted by this new incessant LED world.” To get to know Louise a little better, you can read her complete bio and artist’s statement on her website and check out her interview from VoyagePhoenix.

Blake Sanders, our Web Curator, is a printmaking and foundations Instructor at Southeast Missouri State University. He has been an active member of SGCI since 2005 and has participated conference portfolios, exhibitions—both sanctioned and peripheral—and chaired two panels. His work looks “beyond anthropocentrism, emphasizing humans as a part of a global community—residents, not lords of the manor—who should be good neighbors to each other and all of nature.” In works that range from diverse print media to collaborative installation he strives to “provoke compassion within the culture” by intently observing himself and his family “to mine for the universal within the personal.” One of Blake’s most recent projects, Encountering Our Indelible Mark, is an exhibition that was installed in Santander, Spain at IMPACT10: Encuentro and an accompanying extensive web catalog. In an essay originally intended to be published in Graphic Impressions, Adriane Herman has reviewed this project. We are publishing Disrupting Our Disruption: Recycling Our Indelible Mark to mine a “wee bit of hope”  here so that you can get to know Blake and his curatorial work.

Look out for further announcements about the development of the written and visual content that Louise and Blake will be leading for our website. The submission process will be launching soon.

 

Exhibition Review

Disrupting Our Disruption:
Recycling Our Indelible Mark
to mine a “a wee bit of hope”

Adriane Herman

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Contemporary Printmaking, Artist's Opportunities, and Print Exhibitions

⭐️2020 SGCI Awardees⭐️ SGC International presents four awards at each conference. We are proud to announce this year's awardees for Puertográfico 2020: Consuelo Gotay: The Lifetime Achievement in Printmaking Award Nelson Sambolín: The Printmaker Emeritus Award Karin Broker: The Honorary Member of the Council Award Sean Caulfield: The Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award Link in bio for more info! ...

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⭐️ Beatriz González, Rafael Tufiño and Martín García: printmaker paste-ups at the Liga de Arte de San Juan ⭐️ Online Registration for Puertográfico closes Sunday, Feb. 16th, at midnight! Don’t wait in line to register when you can be looking at prints, exploring San Juan… or at the beach! Plus, registration fees go up quite a bit on-site. Save money, save time, and ensure your spot at open portfolio and other events by registering online before midnight tonight! Link in bio! ...

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#Repost @lets_leave_a_press 🌴 Taller Malaquita—an all woman-run Printmaking and ceramics studio—and La Liga Estudiantes de Arte need all type of screenprinting supplies. 🌈Do you have anything you could stash in your luggage and bring to @sgcinternational in April to donate? If you purchase any supplies from @takachpress before 2/21, you can have them shipped for free to San Juan, too! 🇵🇷 Link in Bio 🇵🇷 ...

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Time is almost up to register online for Puertográfico! Look at this amazing courtyard at EAPD, one of our host institutions 😍 The deadline for online rates is Sunday at midnight. Save money and register online! You don’t want to miss this one! @artesgraficas.eapd ...

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HERE'S THE SALSA! WEEK 7: ¡Ricky Renuncia! How Ricardo Rosselló was forced to resign after two weeks of peaceful —and highly creative— national protests. Link in bio. 📸 by Fabián Rodríguez Torres #rickyrenuncia #rickyrenunciaya ...

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#Repost @lets_leave_a_press 🗜Calling all book artists—do you have extra supplies you can donate to El Centro para el Grabado y los Artes del Libro? Click the link in our bio to learn more! 🌈 They are also in need of things like relief ink, woodcut tools, copper plates, linoleum blocks, brayers, rollers, and nontoxic inks. 💵 Any items ordered through @takachpress and @mcclains.printmaking.supplies by 2/21/2020 using the procedure outlined in the registry intro receive free shipping to Puerto Rico in the crate with the press! 💵 ...

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Las islas son embarcaciones ancladas al mar. / Islands are vessels anchored at sea. 🌊 Sunday is the final day of online registration for #Puertográfico. Welcome Aboard. 🌊 ...

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Puertográfico to Showcase Over 15 Exhibits of Puerto Rican Art, with Over 500 prints • Santa María sheet music with artwork by Rafael Tufiño and Lorenzo Homar #rafaeltufiño #lorenzohomar #puertográfico ...

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