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Dear SGC International Members,
SGC International is seeking nominations/self-nominations to fill a number of openings and new positions on the 2020-2022 Executive Board and Subcommittees. Terms begin in the fall of 2020 and end in March of 2022.
The call for nominations will only proceed on the proviso we have a pool with 40% of applicants identifying as Black, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, Persons of Color, Women, or Persons with a Disability.
Service on the board is an outstanding way to contribute to the organization and to make a positive impact on our printmaking community. We hope you will consider nominating yourself or your colleagues for these important leadership roles, described in further detail below.
All SGCI Members in good standing are invited to nominate/self-nominate by uploading candidate’s materials here:
The SGC International Nominating Committee, composed of three former board members, is charged with creating a slate of nominees that reflects the philosophic, geographic, institutional, racial, and gender diversity of our membership. A preliminary slate selected from the pool of nominations will be voted on by the board. Elections will then take place this fall electronically. In any election, the organization will allow nominations from the floor prior to calling for any vote, though it is strongly encouraged that those interested in serving on the board express their desire to serve through our standard nominations process.
President, SGC International
VICE PRESIDENT of Outreach
The Vice President of Outreach facilitates sharing information about SGCI with a greater community of artists, art institutions, and other art organizations. The VP of Outreach will lead the organization’s initiatives toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive SGCI. This includes communication with affiliate organization liaisons and may also include communication with other organizations that promote printmaking. Current affiliate organizations that have official Liaison appointments to SGCI include:
The Vice President of Outreach also helps with organizational funding. The VP of Outreach facilitates this through researching and applying for both the institutional and private grants level on behalf of SGCI.
The VP of Outreach will also assist when necessary with the planning and development of SGCI sponsor conferences. This may include on-site visits and off-site communication with the conference planning committee.
AFFILIATE LIAISONS Coordinator
The Affiliate Liaisons Coordinator maintains oversight and monitors relationships with affiliate organizations. The Affiliate Liaisons Coordinator is a non-voting member appointed by the President. The Affiliate Liaisons Coordinator may hold other positions on the SGCI board. There is no fixed term for the Affiliate Coordinator but generally a two to three-year term is advisable. The Affiliate Coordinator is a voluntary position and receives no financial compensation. The Affiliate Liaisons Coordinator has the primary responsibility for the communication with the SGCI liaisons to affiliate organizations.
Description of Primary Duties:
The Website Editor is a nonvoting member of the Executive Board. They are appointed at the discretion of the President with no fixed term. The Website Editor has primary responsibility for the editorial content of the Graphic Impressions section of SGCI’s website—soliciting and writing written content that may include essays, reviews, interviews, how-tos editorials, etc. The Website Editor should strive to post at least one new item on the website per month. They will work closely with the Website Curator, the President, and the Program Coordinator to develop the content for SGCI’s website, ensuring that it is active, current, challenging, and engaging for SGCI’s membership and the public. Additionally, the Website Editor will assist the Program Coordinator on some of the organization’s social media posts. The Website Editor will ensure that the Student Representative participates in the creation of two (or more) posts and/or other content annually. The Website Editor may select one or more Associate Editor(s) to assist in editorial activities. The Website Editor is a voluntary position and will receive no financial compensation.
FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE member
The Finance Subcommittee is chaired by the treasurer, reports to the board, and acts as an advisory panel to the financial operation of SGCI as a non-profit organization. Subcommittee members serve as additional oversight to the board and treasurer, add perspective beyond the treasurer’s experience, and provide additional assistance to the important need of following best financial practices for a non-profit organization.
Subcommittee responsibilities include:
Please note that the Finance Subcommittee member roles are volunteer positions and as they are not officially part of the SGCI Executive Board, expenses are not covered for travel, registration, or membership.
BYLAWS SUBCOMMITTEE member
SGCI’s members and our non-profit law consultant asked for revisions to our structure. Individuals affected by these rules have the right to participate in their modification; any changes to the bylaws must be voted upon by the membership. To increase diverse representation in SGCI and give members a stronger voice, Southern Graphics Council International seeks applicants for a committee to reexamine the bylaws and constitution. Printmaking is not inherently democratic; democratic qualities must be sought out and fought for.
SGC International provides support for board members’ participation in the Mid-Year Meeting which is traditionally held in October or November of each year at the site of the upcoming conference. This support includes:
SGCI board members are responsible for paying for their SGCI Memberships and conference registrations. SGCI board members receive neither conference registration reductions nor conference registration waivers.
Institutional support of the nominees by their organizations is helpful. In extenuating circumstances some compensation may be available for officers not supported by their institutions for travel to the meetings. It is recognized that some nominees may not be affiliated with an educational institution or to an organization.