MakeReady: A Virtual SGCI Event

We Missed You! Reconnect with SGCI and fellow printmakers around the world this April!

 MakeReady was a weekend of virtual events via Zoom webinars and meetings, on April 10th and 11th, 2021. Members submitted and voted on content for the first time in SGCI history.


Necessity drives the evolution of new technology; the current pandemic forced us to rapidly embrace virtual engagement on a large scale. The need for social distancing has impacted every facet of our lives and challenges the notion of printmaking as a cooperative process.

 Programming developed for this conference will be hosted by SGCI long term and made accessible for members as we rethink SGCI’s digital capabilities. 

Join us in launching SGCI’s online programming and celebrate the internal changes within the organization made to better serve the membership.

SGCI is proud to present the MakeReady conference videos.

Pre-Recorded events are publicly available.
Special thanks to Valerie Dibble and Sarah Jaston for editing the MakeReady videos.

Boxing 101: Building sturdy boxes for shipping prints Ballweg-Box Building notes – Janet Ballweg
Post-Studio Printmaking: Artist/Researcher/Teacher Panel-Sam Peck and Brett Taylor
Multicolor viscosity printing-Stacey Prince
small_bars – Listening Party-Nicholas Satinover
Printflix-Phyllis Merriam and Susan Rostow
Value(s) Creation: Cultural Manifestations of Value Creation in Contemporary Printmaking-Jack Michael
What Happens to a Print When It Comes to the SGCI Archives?-Valerie Dibble
Sunlight photostencils for screen printing in winter-Bill Horne
The Print Hacking Primer-Joshua Brennan
À la Poupée & the Chine-Collés (band)-Greg Stone

To view the live events from the conference, please sign in to your SGCI member account.

The following content is accessible for members only, please sign in.

Conference Schedule

11 am-4:30 pm on Saturday, April 10th, and
11 am – 6 pm EST on Sunday, April 11th
Please note that all times are in EST

Saturday April 10

11am–11:30am EST
Opening statements by board members

11:30pm–12:30pm EST
Keynote: Althea Murphy Price

12:30pm–1:00pm EST
Prerecorded: Boxing 101: Building sturdy boxes for shipping prints
Janet Ballweg

1:00pm–2:00pm EST
Post-Studio Printmaking: Artist/ Researcher/ Teacher Panel
Sam Peck and Brett Taylor

2:00pm–2:30pm EST
Prerecorded: Multicolor viscosity printing
Stacey Prince

2:30pm–3:30pm EST
Photomechanical Mokuhanga: Laser Carved Halftone Demo
Benjamin Selby

3:30pm–3:50pm EST
Pre-recorded: small_bars – Listening Party
Nicholas Satinover

3:50pm–4:10pm EST
Pre-recorded: Printflix
Phyllis Merriam
Susan Rostow

4:15pm–4:30pm EST

Sunday, April 11

11:00am–12:00pm EST
Members meeting

12:00pm–1:30pm EST
Awardees Panel
Karin Broker
Louise Fisher
Sean Caulfield
Juana Estrada Hernandez
Lu Colby

1:30pm–2:00pm EST
Prerecorded: Value(s) Creation: Cultural Manifestations of Value Creation in Contemporary Printmaking
Jack Michael

2:00pm–2:30pm EST
What Happens to a Print When It Comes to the SGCI Archives?
Valerie Dibble

2:30pm–3:30pm EST
International Panel
Faisal Abdu’Allah
Anguezomo Nathalie Mba Bikoro
Gabriela Salgado
Kitikong Tilokwattanotai
Jo Stockham

3:30pm–4:00pm EST
Pre-recorded: Sunlight photostencils for screen printing in winter 
Bill Horne

4:00pm–5:00pm EST
Wood Lithography Demo
Chloe Alexander

5:05pm–5:25pm EST
The Print Hacking Primer
Joshua Brennan

5:25pm–5:45pm EST
À la Poupée & the Chine-Collés (band)
Greg Stone

5:45pm–6:00pm EST


12/29/20: Abstract and Call for Participation announced and online submission forms go live
02/15/21: Event Proposals due
02/17:/21: Jurying by membership opens!
03/01/21: Acceptances announced to applicant
03/15/21: Panelists solicit and select their own Event Participants
03/29/21: Panelists send final list of participants to SGCI
04/02/21: Pre-recorded content: submit materials to SGCI for closed captioning
April 10 & 11, 2021: MakeReady


 Pre-Recorded Content:

For our pre-recorded content, we welcome spoken word,  performance art, and musical performances in addition to printmaking demonstrations, discussions, and more! This content will be listed in the conference schedule, but members can visit it at any time. Please note that this content must be submitted in advance for closed captioning.

Voting on Events:

Conference events will be juried by the membership! All Tier 1+ Members will be able to log into MakeReady to vote for the content they want to see!


Registration for the Virtual Event will be free to all Tier 2+ members!

Sign up for your membership today to begin accessing member benefits!

Upon registration, you will be sent a unique Zoom ID. Registration will open in the coming months.


Help us Provide Closed Captioning, and Honorariums & Artist Fees for Presenters

When community members share small acts of generosity, it adds up to a greater good. This spring, we hope to make our virtual event as equitable and accessible as possible. Please consider donating to this initiative to help us provide greater accessibility to our content, and give back to the artists who will share their work with us. SGCI membership will be the only cost to members to attend the virtual event. You can take part!