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Round 2

Round 2

Round 2 Extended! Apply to participate on a Panel or in a Special Event or Themed Portfolio. View a listing of events here–items with stars next to them are open for application.

The deadline to apply for all is September 15th, 2019. Students welcome!

Round 1 Accepted Event Organizers: please promote your event through your own Facebook, email list, and Instagram! Tag us and we will repost your event. While it is not required, the SGCI conference steering committee encourages chairs to consider including a student and a presenter from a different culture, whether that person is Puerto Rican or from an international culture, in their event.

What is a Panel? A panel is a topic of conversation pitched to the local steering committee pertaining to anything of interest to printmakers and print enthusiasts. The selected panels are chaired by the person who submits their application in the Round 1 Call for Participation. Individuals interested in speaking on one of the selected panels contact the Panel Chair directly during the Round 2 Call for Participation. The steering committee requests that the Panel Chair choose two individuals to be on their panel from the Round 2 Call, and one individual that they personally request. SGCI encourages the inclusion of student members on panels.

Panels typically consist of four people.

What is a Themed Portfolio? Themed Portfolios are curated by SGCI Members and are based on the conference’s theme. Usually around 20 different Themed Portfolios are displayed during the conference. Participants receive a portfolio with a full set of prints—a print from each participating artist. One copy of the portfolio is donated to the conference’s host institution/s and one copy is donated to the SGC International Archive at the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University.

The complete list of Events can be viewed on our website here! Click on each listing for more details and information on how to apply!

PUERTOGRÁFICO 2020 San Juan April 1-4

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE.

 

¡Se extiende la Segunda Ronda! Solicita para participar en un Panel, un Evento Especial o un Portafolio Temático.  Aquí puedes ver las listas de los eventos. Todos los señalados con una estrella están abiertos para solicitud.

La fecha límite para solicitar es 15 de septiembre de 2019. ¡Bienvenid@s l@s estudiantes!

A l@s Organizadores de Evento aceptad@s en la Primera Ronda les pedimos por favor promover su evento por correo electrónico y a través de sus propias páginas de Facebook e Instagram.Si nos etiquetan, compartiremos su evento, Aunque no se requiere, el comité timón exhorta a incluir en su evento al menos un(a) estudiante, y a un(a) presentador(a) de una cultura diferente, sea puertorriqueñ@ o de otra cultura internacional.

¿Qué es un Panel? Un panel es un tópico de conversación sometido ante el comité timón local, sobre cualquier asunto de interés para grabadores y entusiastas del grabado. Los paneles seleccionados son presididos por la persona que somete la propuesta en el Nivel 1 de la Convocatoria de Participación (Round 1 Call for Participation). Las/los interesados en hablar en alguno de los paneles seleccionados deben contactar directamente a quien presida dicho panel durante el Nivel 2 de la Convocatoria de Participación (Round 2 Call for Participation). El comité timón requiere que la presidencia de cada panel seleccione tres integrantes: dos de la lista del Nivel 2 de la Convocatoria, y uno por invitación libre. SGCI exhorta la inclusión de estudiantes en los paneles. Los paneles usualmente tienen cuatro integrantes.

¿Qué es un Portafolio Temático? Los Portafolios Temáticos son curados por miembros de SGCI y se basan en el tema del congreso. Por lo general, se muestra unos 20 Portafolios Temáticos durante el congreso. Cada participante recibe un portafolio con una selección completa— un grabado de cada artista participante. Una copia del portafolio es donada a una institución de la sede del congreso y otra pasa al Archivo de SGCI en el Museo de Arte Zuckermann en la Universidad de Kennesaw.

Pulsa aquí para ver la lista completa de eventos en nuestra página. ¡Y pulsa en cada lista para más detalles e información sobre cómo solicitar!

PUERTOGRÁFICO 2020 San Juan 1-4 Abril

ÉSTA NO TE LA QUIERES PERDER.

Conference Dates / Fechas de Conferencias

April / Abril 1 – 4, 2020

Conference Hotel / Hotel de Conferencias

Sheraton Convention Center, Miramar Convention District • 200 Convention Center Boulevard • San Juan, PR 00907

Registration / Inscripción

Opens Fall 2019 / Septiembre 2019

Celebrating the Class of 2019

Wishing the brightest ahead for our graduating printmakers!

Submit to the Class of 2019

Anna Orbovich

University of Minnesota
Master of Fine Arts

Artist's Statement “Staring out from a window seat, my view looks down on the fjord as the train tracks meander along the edge of a cliff. Pine trees zoom by at a blurred pace, drifting in and out of a heavy fog. At times, the haze becomes so dense only a...

Artist’s Statement
“Staring out from a window seat, my view looks down on the fjord as the train tracks meander along the edge of a cliff. Pine trees zoom by at a blurred pace, drifting in and out of a heavy fog. At times, the haze becomes so dense only a map can tell me where I am. The terrain shifts as we cross into Sweden. There are less trees and more open spaces, rock outcrops and lakes. Trains carrying iron ore pass by heading towards Narvik.”

I’m fascinated by the lines, textures, formations and moments that have shaped this earth. I’m in awe at the magnitude of it all, determined to somehow transcribe and share my thoughts through prints, drawings, sculptures and text. By continually creating and sharing, I’m hoping to maybe preserve at least a little bit of the wildness left on this planet. My interest lies in the interconnectedness of trails and waterways. I wonder about how the influence of human footprints have an effect on the environment through resource extraction and the desire to explore wilderness.

My creative practice is an exploration of materials, processes, ideas and the outdoors with an effort to find a way to cope with making work knowing that it is impossible to leave absolutely no trace on the environments that I’m so amazed by.

Website: www.annaeorbovich.com
Instagram: @aeorbovich
E-mail: anna.e.orbovich@gmail.com

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Julia Milbrandt

Cleveland Institute of Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Artist's Statement I live for moments that make me oooh and ah, make my eyes widen in wonder and giggle in excitement. These fantastical visual experiences interrupt our daily lives with a burst of razzle dazzle. Strange shadows created by sunlight as it passes through a space, colorful light...

Artist’s Statement
I live for moments that make me oooh and ah, make my eyes widen in wonder and giggle in excitement. These fantastical visual experiences interrupt our daily lives with a burst of razzle dazzle. Strange shadows created by sunlight as it passes through a space, colorful light inside of a car wash, the way light hits and bounces off reflective surfaces like plastic and glass; these are the moments I am drawn to, ones in which light and color momentarily abstract the world around us and alter our perception. My work documents everyday brilliant experiences, like a glistening wine glass, soap bubbles in the sink, or an oil slick puddle in the parking lot. These moments are ephemeral, changing with their surroundings and time; they are extraordinary in an ordinary way. I want to capture them at their peak, that brief magnificence, pause them in all of their glory.
Using chalk pastel or lithography I render objects that act as artifacts of the fantastic instances I am recording. The objects themselves are often quite cheap and artificial, but the experience they provide is true and wondrous. It is, they are, the glitter on the floor after the party.
Through drawing, I extract and portray these fanciful, magical, visuals from my everyday experience; enticing viewers to take time to pause and appreciate these mini moments of awe. Using bright, vibrant, candy-like colors, and the lure of reflective materials, my work attracts viewers with these characteristics. I depict objects full of intricate, swirling details created by their interaction with light. These small, ethereal moments of beauty are enlarged to a grand scale, creating elaborate compositions full of rich color and intricacies that imply movement and energy on the paper.
As my drawings teeter between abstraction and representation, they can incite curiosity in the viewer. The surface of the chalk or ink, and the subtle traces of my hand become visible upon close inspection. This re-imbues the image with a kind of magic. The magic of making and the magic of seeing. Through this mediation I am able to convey, in some small way, my wonder and pleasure of the original experience.
My drawings flow back and forth between something we may recognize, and something abstract, but in the end, like that wondrous moment, viewers must set aside any sort of logic and reason, and give into the power and brilliance of the image I present.

Website:
Instagram: @juliamilbrandt_art
E-mail: milbrandtjulia@gmail.com

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Ethan Lauesen

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Artist's Statement Figurative Distortions, A Repose From Doubt, a thesis capstone of my undergraduate career is a collective body of work that comprises a visual dialogue of day to day experiences of Alaska Native and LGBTQIA+ experiences. The topics of intersectionality, community, and identity acceptance are core themes of my thesis...

Artist’s Statement
Figurative Distortions, A Repose From Doubt, a thesis capstone of my undergraduate career is a collective body of work that comprises a visual dialogue of day to day experiences of Alaska Native and LGBTQIA+ experiences. The topics of intersectionality, community, and identity acceptance are core themes of my thesis work. Figurative distortions is a direct reference to the emotions associated with identity and the experiences of doubt, otherwise a lack of acceptance. To achieve this effect of figurative distortions I incorporate disconcerting elements into the figures, obscuring facial features, creating repetition of specific anatomical features as well as the entire figure itself. The premise behind the figurative distortions and body horror is to create an effect of emotional transference that alludes to the experience of identity rejection. The concept of a repose from doubt is fulfilled through an emphasis on a strong sense of place and the activities, routines, and culture that is associated with the city and rural scapes that I reference, places that tend to resonate with my own conscience and memory.
Essentially Figurative Distortions, A Repose From Doubt is an autobiographical, visual narrative that compiles my day to day experiences through intersectional context from relationships, community interaction, to identity acceptance and development. To emphasize the intimacy of my thesis I work on a relatively smaller scale, creating small etchings, encaustics, and collages that require more attention to detail. As a result my thesis work is basically a coming out story for my own non-binary gender identity and the gradual process of becoming more comfortable with that identity. The goal and intent for my thesis is to highlight the complexity of Alaska’s cultural dialogue, especially in regards to Alaska Native and LGBTQIA+ experience and fostering an appreciation for community and diversity .

Website: https://ethanjlauesen.com/home.html
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sia_wyn/?hl=en
E-mail: ejlauesen@alaska.edu

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Introducing: The 2020 SGCI Open Portfolio Exhibitions ⭐️ link in bio ⭐️ The printmaking world doesn’t just need artists and educators—it needs writers, gallerists, and curators. ⭐️ This year SGCI is putting a new twist on the Open Portfolio! We’re transforming it into a live, malleable “happening” where exhibitions will be culled from the work shown by Open Portfolio participants and featured at the conference as the 2020 Open Portfolio Exhibitions. The Open Portfolio will provide content for the conference and the curated Open Portfolio Exhibitions will highlight members' work and focus upon the ideas evidenced in the moment at our annual gathering. To cultivate the roles of curators, gallerists, and writers, both within our community and beyond, SGC International and Puertográfico are seeking members interested in being a part of the three curatorial teams that will present the 2020 Open Portfolio Exhibitions. Each curatorial team will include: one lead curator, one graduate student curatorial assistant, two undergraduate student curatorial assistants, and one student critic. The lead curators of the three teams will include one Puerto Rican Curator (external-to-SGCI, receiving a $500 honorarium), one Open Call Curator (external-to-SGCI, receiving a conference waiver, lodging at the conference hotel, airfare, and a $500 honorarium), and one SGCI Student Curator (receiving a $500 honorarium). The following positions are open for applications: Open Call Curator (external-to-SGCI), SGCI Student Curator, Graduate Student Curatorial Assistant, Undergraduate Student Curatorial Assistant, and Student Critic. Please submit your CV and a statement of intent (300 word max) including your experience working with prints, drawings, artist's books, and works on paper through the online form on our website. Link in bio! Apply by November 15th, 2019! With many thanks to Cassandra Hooper and Rob Swainston, who helped develop this exciting new SGC International event! @cassandra_hooper @rob_swainston Puertográfico: April 1 – 4, San Juan, Puerto Rico YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE! ...

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SGCI strives to showcase the diverse potential of printmaking and the broad range of working methods. Spot something interesting in your work environment? No finished artwork, but the view across your shop, an inky slab, a registration setup, a pile of scraps, details of a press or printing set-up. Send us moments like these that inspire you so that we can share your shop with our members.