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SGC International

Connecting artists of original prints, drawings, books, and handmade paper.

Image credit: Lu Colby, SGCI Undergraduate Fellow 2021. Immaculate Fatigue. Relief on paper, 28″ x 20″ x 8,” 2020, www.lucolby.com

The SGCI 2022 Conference: Madison, Wisconsin

Our Shared Future

Next up: Madison 2022!

Next up: Madison 2022!

See you in person March 16–19th, 2022!

The SGC International annual conference brings together over 1,000 printmakers and arts professionals in all stages of their careers. We look forward to bringing our membership back to the Midwest!

Learn more about the Madison conference!

“SGCI conferences remain, by my estimation, the most incredible way to meet passionate and dedicated people in our field of printmaking.”

–Miranda Metcalf: Director, Curator, and Founder of pine | copper | lime Podcast

New! Tiered Memberships

New! Tiered Memberships

Image credit: Valerie Lueth, EVE (detail), 2017, color woodcut print, 16.5″ x 12.5″, tugboatprintshop.com

 

Become Part of our Community!

 

Friend--Tier 1: Online--$5/year for All

Collaborator--Tier Two: Virtual Events--$35/year, $15/year with Student ID

Advocate--Tier Three: Conference Attendee--$75/year, $35/year with Student ID

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SGCI is the largest print organization in North America. Our annual conference is the biggest gathering focused on the field of printmaking. Artists from all 50 states and international attendees from Canada, South and Central America, and Europe regularly attend the conference.

Online Resources
MakeReady

MakeReady is SGCI’s social platform, App, voting site, and member file repository. MakeReady allows our members to share resources, ideas, projects, observations, and inquiries to broaden our discourse.

To get started: on your phone, go to where you download your apps, and search for SGC International.

Career Development
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Our vibrant network of 2,500+ artists, educators, and arts professionals is a resource for ideas, inspiration, and innovation. Through our programs, members can learn about career opportunities, apply for SGCI grants, be part of our mentoring program, and more!

An SGCI Membership gives access to inspiring dialogue about the making of original prints, drawings, books, and handmade paper. Through our resources, SGCI supports the inquiry, learning, and study of print education from a global perspective.

View our Members Traveling Exhibition 2019-2020

Heather Parrish, Transverse Atopia
Screenprint, 2017, 22″ x 30″, www.heatherparrish.net

view the 2019-20 Members traveling exhibition 

Upcoming Conferences

Dear Members,

Recent months have brought much uncertainty about SGCI’s lineup of conferences. While we are disappointed to announce that we must postpone the Providence conference until a safer time, we are pleased to announce the following lineup:

2021: MakeReady, A Virtual Event

2022: University of Wisconsin-Madison

2023: Puertografico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2024: Providence, Rhode Island

We look forward to engaging with you virtually in the coming months.

Thank you,
SGC International

 

Exhibition Review

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

Adriane Herman

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⭐️ Only six days left to register for MakeReady! Registration closes Monday, April 5th. Link in bio to sign up—we can’t wait to see you there! ⭐️
Thank you to Sophie Loubere, a graduate student at UW Madison, for creating this MakeReady poster for SGCI! Link in bio to download the files for printing and posting in your printshop! @sophieloubere

Sophie is a Master of Fine Arts Candidate at the University of Wisconsin Madison, 2023. Her area of expertise is Printmaking, and she also works on a freelance basis on print, web, illustration, and art directorial projects.
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A sneak peek at some MakeReady content! One week left to register!!
Regram @greaseandgold Quick little stop-motion animation I made as part of a longer video for this year’s @sgcinternational conference. I love stop-motion animation. 🥰
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MakeReady, our virtual event, is coming up soon! Registration is free with a $35 membership—$15 for students! Sign up today and download the App to learn more about the events and the printmakers leading them! 📲 Link in bio!

MakeReady is April 10th and 11th, and will take place via Zoom. Once registered, you’ll have unlimited access to all events throughout the weekend!
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⭐️SGCI Virtual Event: What's on the Schedule? 🗓 Link in bio to view events and get registered! Free to all Tier 2+ members!⭐️ ...

ANNOUNCING OUR 2021 KEYNOTE SPEAKER, ALTHEA MURPHY-PRICE
Associate Professor of Printmaking at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Inspired by the social implication of beauty and its relationship to female identity, women and culture. Topics of real and false, decoration, and imitation are explored in two and three dimensional working methods, using traditional and non-conventional approaches to printmaking, and sculpture.

Althea Murphy-Price began her studies in Fine Art at Spelman College before receiving her Master of Arts in Printmaking and Painting from Purdue University and later studying at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University where she earned her Master of Fine Arts. Her artwork has been shown widely throughout the country as well as international cities in Spain, China, Japan, Italy and Sweden. Her writings and work have been featured in such publications as Art Papers Magazine, CAA Reviews, Contemporary Impressions Journal, Art in Print, Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Process, and Printmakers Today. @altheamurphyprice @utkprint
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@speckx 🔎 Seeking Panelists for MakeReady! 🔎 In Daniel Buren’s (1971) essay, The Function of the Studio, he posits the following: “Analysis of the art system must inevitably be carried on in terms of the studio, as the unique space of production and the museum as a unique space of exposition. Both must be investigated as customs, ossifying customs of art. What is the function of the studio?” Due to the health concerns resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, printmaking practices for Artist/ Researcher/ Teacher necessitated transitions from the studio's conventional notions into new arenas and formats.

This panel will explore diverse conceptualizations of post-studio printmaking as the Covid-19 shift has ushered forth opportunities for new adaptations, whether that be into traditional print practices, exhibition formats, community organization, the sharing of resources, or teaching methods. The artists, researchers, educators, and printmakers on this panel explore conceptual spaces opened up by these new problems to transform how we see and shape our worlds.

https://www.sgcinternational.org/makeready-events/?event_id=452

Please send proposals for participation to peck-dot-sam-at-Gmail-dot-com or inquiries/ ideas/suggestions for participation.

THANK YOU!
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Registration is open! 🎉 Reconnect with SGCI and fellow printmakers around the world on April 10th and 11th! MakeReady will be a weekend of virtual events via Zoom. Register today: Link in bio!

Registration is FREE with a Tier 2+ membership ($35 or $15 with a Student ID), and is limited to the first 1,000 sign-ups.
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Re-posted • @sarahkirkhanley For International Women's Day, I call attention to the work of Belkis Ayón, an extraordinarily talented Cuban printmaker whose powerful and revolutionary work remains relatively unknown. Pictured is “Pa’ que me quieras por sempre (To Make You Love Me Forever),” 1991, a monumental collagraph installation first exhibited at the 16th Venice Biennale (shown here as installed @elmuseo in 2017 where it changed my world). Take some time to indulge yourself in an online 3D tour of her retrospective currently on view at The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon (text in English/Spanish)—or buy the catalogue—visit their website for more info @jsmauo #blackwomenprintmakers #internationalwomenday2021 #printmaking #collagraphprint #collagraph #jordanschnitzermuseumofart #belkisayón ...

MAKEREADY: EVENT VOTING RESULTS! 🗳 Link in bio! Last month, SGCI held it’s first-ever popular vote on conference programming. Thank you to all who submitted and to all who voted!

Please keep an eye on this page for more information regarding additional events sponsored by SGCI. And registration will be opening soon! @speckx
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