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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. The conference changes location from year to year, with local academic and printmaking institutions serving as the home base for conference events—keynotes by distinguished artists, scholars, and advocates; panel presentations, exhibitions, demonstrations, vendors and publishers fairs, and more! In recent years round-table “inkubator” discussions about the state of contemporary printmaking have become a highlight.
Each year awards are given to highly-regarded artists within the field. Throughout the conference site and in partnering exhibition venues thousands of prints are on display in our Open Portfolio session, Member’s Exchange Portfolios, and Themed Exchange Portfolios. At the conference, related programming is always planned to introduce attendees to the host city, bringing contemporary printmaking to the local community and providing opportunities for our members to extend their reach. SGCI Conferences are always evolving and endlessly inspiring! Join us April 10 – 11, 2021 for MakeReady, a Virtual Event!