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Puertográfico Events


Event Type: Themed Portfolios

Curated by: Karen Oremus + Catherine Bebout

Hurricane Maria has been regarded as the worst natural disaster to the Caribbean islands in recorded history. This catastrophic storm not only took a devastating toll on Puerto Rico but signaled a call to action to bring into check human climate change so as to avoid global destruction. The Anthropocene has become the scientific environmental buzzword in geological time (Geo-Time) as the epoch of human activity, inclusive of the present moment and our impact today. Artists selected to participate in this portfolio project will explore this theme through diverse methods of printmaking to reveal how the inherent sequential process, along with layering images, has the potential to excavate the past while simultaneously indicating future moments in time as well. The artists chosen will also use mapping concepts to visually express this historical moment so as to reveal the graphic impact caused through man-made events in Geo-Time.

Price to participate
$50.00 US dollars (for return shipping of completed project, printing of colophon, and purchase of archival boxes for the project). Deadline and details for payment will be communicated once artists are selected for the project.

Edition quantity
(12 artists, 1 SGCI copy, 2 travelling exhibition copies, SGCI copy)

Deadline for receipt of prints to the Event Organizer
Editions must arrive to the below address by: March 1, 2020.

Karen Oremus
Chair, Dept. of Fine Arts
Winthrop University
College of Visual and Performing Arts
303 McLaurin Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733

Any special instructions you may have for the edition
Paper Size: 10 x 27”
Prints should be sent folded down with a bone folder to 10 x 13.5” with acid free paper placed between each fold. A biography and artist statement based on the work should be enclosed with each print in the edition.

Details on how to apply to your Portfolio
Interested artists should email the following items to Karen Oremus:
Materials should be bundled into a single PDF document. Larger files should be emailed via WeTransfer: or through a shared link in Google Docs.

1. An artist statement/ statement of intent of 500 words or less outlining how you will address the portfolio theme
2. Print media to be used for your work
3. 3-10 images of your current work with brief description
4. SGCI Username (this will be used for listing selected participants on the website)

Karen Oremus -