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Mid-Career Printmaker Award Guidelines & Nomination Form

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 requested from the SGCI membership and then evaluated by the SGCI Awards Review Committee. From the pool of nominations, three finalists are carefully chosen, culminating in a final selection by the SGCI membership. The recipient of this award will be granted a $1,000 cash prize and the opportunity to attend the forthcoming 2025 annual conference in Puerto Rico, where they will be honored during the Awards Party with a certificate of recognition. Furthermore, for the subsequent 2026 annual conference, the recipient will receive a registration waiver, hotel accommodations, a travel allowance, and active participation in the conference program.


SGCI members in good standing who are mid-career artists

Not Eligible:
Current SGCI board members, awards committee members or employees, or previous recipients of the SGCI Mid-Career Printmaker Award

Application Considerations:
50% portfolio – innovative use of print media, diverse techniques, strong visual and conceptual component

20% CV – strong record of professional experience appropriate to career level, including exhibitions and/or residencies, awards, presentations etc.

15% diversity – priority given to supporting our BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, low-income and other underrepresented members

15% service to SGCI – active membership, conference attendance, volunteerism



Nomination Application Deadline: July 21, 2024

August 30: Finalists Selected 

September 5 – October 5: Voting by Membership   

October 15: All Awardees notified