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Puertográfico Events

Earth / Mother

Event Type: Themed Portfolios

I am happy to announce the participants in this exchange portfolio:

Hannah Adair
Breslin Bell
Kalaiakea Blakemore
Laura Byrne
Etc. Press (Cynthia Lollis and Daniela Deeg)
Elizabeth Castaldo
Sue Carrie Drummond
Brandie Dziegiel
Jamie Lee Girodat
Anna Brooke Greene
Nicki Koning
Tikva Lantigua
Heather Leier
Melissa Mandel
Lujan Perez
Hailey Quick
Ashley Schick
Catherine Stack
Kaleena Stasiak
Bryn Sumner
Becky Thera
Kylie Millward
Rosane Viegas
Tammy Wofsey

This portfolio considers the intersection of women’s rights and environmental issues. The simultaneous assaults on the environment and women’s bodily autonomy create an interesting parallel. We hear the same male politicians argue one day that women do not have the right to choose what happens to our bodies and the need to allow drilling and mining on protected land the next. What do these issues have in common, especially when we see that the aggressors in both cases are largely the same? How does the destruction of the earth in pursuit of fossil fuels relate to the need to control women’s bodies? What are the internal conflicts involved with motherhood when fervent climate change denial is creating an ever more uncertain future for life on this planet? How does the fervent denial of climate change relate to the recent spate of bans on abortion and rape apologia in the US? How does the way a culture treats women and the environment manifest in society? What is the relationship between the earth’s ability to create and sustain life with that ability within women?

Participants can use the above questions as inspiration but should feel free to interpret the theme in their own way as long as they are considering the intersection of women’s rights and environmental issues. Artists are encouraged to use more than one printmaking process in their work at least one of which must be a handmade process (no purely digital prints). The combination of multiple print media could be an interesting way to explore the overlapping nature of this theme.

This portfolio will be limited to 20 participants and each participant will receive a full set of prints in an archival box. Edition size is 22. The paper size must be 11 x 14 inches, but the printed area can be any size within that dimension.

Cost of participation is $40 which will cover boxes, shipping of the portfolios back to you and to the SGCI collection, and creation of colophon.

To apply please email 5-10 images of your work, link to your website, an artist statement, and a short statement on how your work relates to this theme to Elizabeth Castaldo at
The deadline to apply is August 30th.

* If you are experiencing a financial hardship that makes the fee cost prohibitive please apply anyway and we will figure it out.

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