In 2020, the SGCI board restructured the SGCI awards in an effort to better reflect the needs of our diverse membership. This included the creation of the SGCI Mid-Career Printmaker and Emerging Printmaker Awards, as well as the SGCI Community Printmaking Award. We strive to represent our members at all stages of their career as well as a variety of backgrounds.
For a number of these awards, we have expanded the existing nomination system to feed directly into our new voting platform! We hope that this will allow our member’s voices to be heard through a democratic system of nominations and a popular vote. We encourage all of our members to log in and nominate those who you feel are deserving. See links below for info on applying to each award.
The Lifetime Achievement in Printmaking Award and Student Fellowships which have been given in the past will remain in place. We will be phasing out the Excellence in Teaching Printmaking, Printmaker Emeritus, and Honorary Member of the Council Awards after MakeReady and Puertográfico. Please note that nominations for the Community Printmaking Award are solicited by the conference steering committee only. To learn more about this exciting new award, please visit the awards page on our website!
We welcome your feedback on these changes by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are Open Now for the Following Awards and Fellowships
Nominate Yourself or Others: Deadline May 5th, 2021!
Please see individual web pages for information regarding eligibility.
The SGCI Emerging Printmaker Award is given annually to an early-career artist who exhibits outstanding promise in their contribution to the field of printmaking with demonstrated excellence in their own creative work. Nominations are solicited from the SGCI membership and accepted by the SGCI Awards Committee. The SGCI Awards Committee selects three finalists with a final vote from the SGCI membership. The recipient is invited to attend the annual conference and be presented with the award at the banquet ceremony. The recipient is featured at the conference as a panelist on the SGCI Awards Panel or is otherwise honored, as the host institution desires. Nominate yourself or others here!
SGCI Mid-Career Printmaker Award
The SGCI Mid-Career Printmaker Award is given annually to a mid-career artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of printmaking with demonstrated excellence in their own creative work. Nominations are solicited from the SGCI membership and accepted by the SGCI Awards Committee. The SGCI Awards Committee selects three finalists with a final vote from the SGCI membership. The recipient is invited to attend the annual conference and be presented with the award at the banquet ceremony. The recipient is featured at the conference and presents a lecture or is otherwise honored, as the host institution desires. Nominate yourself or others here!
SGCI Student Fellowships
Fellowship recipients will be awarded a fellowship to produce a body of work: one undergraduate of $500 and one graduate award of $1000. At the conclusion of the fellowship, recipients will need to provide the SGCI Archives with digital documentation of the work produced under the auspices of this fellowship. Student fellows will be expected to participate in the SGCI Awards Panel and have an exhibition at the following year’s conference. If a nominee is not selected for an SGCI fellowship they can be considered for a Gambin Award or Awagami Paper Award. Nominate yourself or others here!
Each year, Gamblin presents awards to SGCI members who use their materials in their standard practice. Awards are given in the amount of $150, and are sent in the form of award certificates, either shipped directly to the winners by Gamblin or distributed by SGCI. Nominate yourself or others here!
Awagami Paper AwardThis award is presented annually to an outstanding student who best demonstrates the use of paper as an integral part of their printed works. The award of 100 sheets of ‘Awagami Editioning’ washi papers will be shipped directly to the winning student by Awagami Papermill in Japan. Nominate yourself or others here!