SGC International’s MissionImage credit: Eddy Lopez, “Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy,” Archival pigment print, 2017 Image: 22” x 12”, composite print of all the pages from Paul Dix and Pamela Fitzpatrick’s Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy. www.eddyalopez.com
The mission of this organization shall be to advance the professional standing of persons engaged in making original prints and drawings and to stimulate public appreciation and interest in the arts of printmaking, drawing, and other graphic media through the exchange of professional information among artists and others involved these arts; through the organization, display and circulation of exhibitions of prints and drawings by members and other artists to be shown in educational institutions and institutions which further the arts, for the purposes of study, research, enjoyment, and the advancement of these arts; through awards given to these deserving special recognition in these arts; and through publications to inform members and others of activities and other information deemed appropriate to the aforesaid purposes.
SGC International does not and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination. Membership in SGCI and participation in its events will be extended to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation.
SGCI reaffirms and emphasizes its commitment to provide a professional environment that is fair and responsible; that supports, nurtures, and rewards educational and professional growth on the basis of relevant factors such as ability and performance; and that is free of discriminatory, inappropriate, and disrespectful conduct or communication. Sexual harassment threatens this; inhibits the individual’s ability to function effectively; and violates acceptable standards of interrelationships. For these reasons, SGCI will not tolerate sexual harassment and will make every effort to eliminate it if it appears.