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Puertográfico Schedule

A developing Puertográfico 2020 conference schedule is listed below.

A final schedule with times and locations will be available in the spring on the Conference App.
Please note that this is a work-in-progress and is subject to change.

Thank you to our membership for putting forward such exciting and dynamic proposals for Puertográfico 2020.

SGC International’s vision for this meeting of cultures is to educate our membership on the complexity of the Puerto Rico/US relationship, create a platform for mutual understanding, foster future artistic collaborations, and build lasting friendships. This is no tropical vacation; Puertográfico 2020 will be an adventure for all!

Register online     Book the hotel

 

New Programming for Puertográfico:

Open Portfolio Curated Exhibitions
Curator’s Forum
Student Group Critiques
Three Minute Thesis Competition

 

SGCI Diversity Panel: Changing Tides
Diversity Inkubator—Queer Space: Queer Conclave
Diversity Inkubator—International Perspectives
Diversity Inkubator—Student Perspectives: The Next Generation
Diversity Inkubator—Minority Reports 2: Cultural Diversity

Daily Schedule

Wednesday, April 1

Sheraton

Afternoon
VPP Fair move-in
Registration and Check-in Open
Member Print Exchange Drop-off
Thursday Pop-Up Exhibition Set-up

Off-site

Afternoon
Beach Events!

Evening
Conference Opening Celebration at
the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

Be there for the launch of our first conference in a different culture! Not to be missed, this event will be filled with performances, theatre, and artwork!

Thursday, April 2

Sheraton

Morning
*Early start this year at 8:30 am. Plus Open Portfolio on Thursday!
Registration and Check-in Open
Member Print Exchange Drop-off
VPP Fair
Thursday Pop-Up Exhibitions
Keynote Addresses: Consuelo Gotay & Nelson Sambolín
Open Portfolio Round 1
Open Portfolio Round 2
Open Portfolio Round 3

Afternoon
Thursday Pop-Up Exhibition tear-down
Friday Pop-Up Exhibition set-up

Universidad de Puerto Rico,
Recinto de Río Piedras

Afternoon:
Buses (20-minute drive)
Print Exhibitions:
Museum of Anthropology, History and Art / Printmaking as Resistance Activism
Martín García at School of Fine Arts
Students at School of Fine Arts
Nelson Sambolín at School of Architecture
Themed Portfolios at Lázaro Library
Member Demonstrations at School of Fine Arts
Food Trucks parked near School of Fine Arts
Member Panels at School of Fine Arts and Department of Humanities

Early Evening

Music and Refreshments at Plaza Antonia Martínez
Plenary Panel: Forum on Puerto Rico/United States Relations
Awards Ceremony for Puerto Rican Award Recipients
Exhibitions / Openings:
Nelson Sambolín
Martín Garcia
Prints in Particular Places
and more!
Buses from UPR to Sheraton

10 pm to Sunrise
Printmakers at Santurce La Placita and “Art District” of Calle Cerra

Friday, April 3

Sheraton

Morning
*Early start this year at 8:30 am.
Registration and Check-in Open
VPP Fair
Thursday Pop-Up Exhibitions Open
Plenary Panel
Inkubators
Mentoring
Membership Meeting
Three Minute Thesis Round 1 Competition

Afternoon
Friday Pop-Up Exhibition tear-down
Saturday Pop-Up Exhibition set-up

Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño
& Old San Juan

Afternoon
Buses loop from Sheraton to Old San Juan
Old San Juan Trolleys running on circuit for transportation thru Old San Juan
Jornadas del Grabado Puertorriqueño’s print march on Norzagaray Street (in salute)
Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño:
Member Demonstrations
Member Panels
Themed Portfolios
Centro para el Grabado y las Artes del Libro Biblioteca Carnegie:
Demos and Pop-Ups
El Morro:
Kite Flying Celebration

Evening
Exhibitions / Openings:
Centro’s Collaborating Printmakers
Masters of EAPD
Exhibition Jornadas del Grabado
Exhibition Master Rafael Tufiño
Consuelo Gotay Exhibition
Museo de San Juan: Museum Collection
Anaida Hernández
Member Pop-Up Exhibitions
Themed Portfolios

Student Fellowship Awardees

Saturday, April 4

Sheraton Events

Morning
Registration and Check-in Open
Member Print Exchange Exhibition
VPP Fair
Saturday Pop-Up Exhibitions Open
Mentoring
Curators’ Forum
Plenary Panel–Diversity: Changing Tides
Diversity Inkubator—Queer Space: Queer Conclave
Diversity Inkubator—International Perspectives
Diversity Inkubator—Student Perspectives: The Next Generation
Diversity Inkubator—Minority Reports 2: Cultural Diversity

Afternoon
Student Group Critiques
Saturday Pop-Up Exhibition tear-down
Curated Open Portfolio Exhibitions set-up

Evening
Curated Open Portfolio Exhibitions Openings
Awards Ceremony & Three Minute Thesis Finals
Banquet & Printmakers Ball

Additional activities

Activities outside the Conference may be enjoyed on a reservation basis:
The Rain Forest / Luquillo Beach (30 min drive) – Whole day
Old San Juan Architecture / Visits to the Forts – Half a day
Catamaran boating through Old San Juan Bahia – Whole day
Contact us at admin@sgcinternational.org with the subject line “Additional Activities.”

 

Event Descriptions

See a full listing with descriptions:
Panels, Demos, Inkubators, Special Events, Themed Portfolios, and General Conference Events.

Puertográfico 2020

Islands are vessels anchored at sea. Moored between the cultures of two continents, Borikén —the original name of Puerto Rico— has been a center of cultural exchange for centuries, with a rich and complex heritage. From the early engravings on stone, to the intense printmaking production of the 20th Century and the present, Puerto Rican graphic artists have sought cultural interaction with the world by sea and air. PUERTOGRÁFICO will showcase, through artistry, technique and dialogue, one of the strongest callings for our work: the tracing of History.

Welcome aboard.

Las islas son embarcaciones ancladas al mar. Firme entre las culturas de dos continentes, Borikén —nombre original de Puerto Rico—ha sido centro de intercambio cultural durante siglos, sobre una herencia rica y compleja. De los primeros grabados en piedra, a la intensa producción de carteles del Siglo 20 al presente, los artistas gráficos puertorriqueños han procurado la interacción cultural con el mundo por cielo y por mar. En PUERTOGRÁFICO, entre la técnica, la destreza y el diálogo, compartiremos uno de los llamados principales para nuestra obra: el registro histórico.

Bienvenidos a bordo.