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April 10th & 11th, 2021

April 10th & 11th, 2021

MakeReady: A Virtual SGCI Event

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

Mark your calendars for April 10th and 11th, 2021 for a weekend of virtual events via Zoom.

Registration will be opening soon!

Event Listing:


Demos, panels, musical performances and more: view a full listing here!

Keynote: news coming soon!

Awardee Presentations

Tour of the SGCI Archives at the Zuckerman Museum of Art

Members Meeting / Open Discussion


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.

SGCI released MakeReady as a social platform for its membership—allowing members to share ideas, resources and collaborate on projects and create an online community that exists to produce accessible information for current and future printmakers exceeding even international limitations and drive the content for the organization. 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.

The MakeReady App was created by Kate McQuillen and Bryce Meyer.

Call for Participation: Apply by February 15th, 2021


–The Call for Participation is now closed. Please check back soon for information on presenting at Madison in 2022!–


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

New This Year


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 Create an Equitable and Accessible Virtual SGCI Event!


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!