SGCI Mid-Career & Emerging Printmaker Awards

Image credit: Anita Jung, Beyond Birds. Relief, stencil and acrylic, 22 x 30,” 2020. www.anitajungart.com

ABOUT THE AWARDS

Starting in 2022, SGC International will grant one Emerging Printmaker Award and one Mid-Career Printmaker Award.
Nominations are solicited from the SGCI membership and accepted by the SGCI Awards Committee.

SGCI Emerging
Printmaker Award

The SGCI Emerging Printmaker Award is given annually to an early-career artist who exhibits outstanding promise in their contribution to the field of printmaking with demonstrated excellence in their own creative work. Nominations are solicited from the SGCI membership and accepted by the SGCI Awards Committee. The SGCI Awards Committee selects three finalists with a final vote from the SGCI membership. The recipient is invited to attend the annual conference and be presented with the award at the banquet ceremony. The recipient is featured at the conference as a panelist on the SGCI Awards Panel or is otherwise honored, as the host institution desires.

Eligible:

SGCI members in good standing who are emerging artists

Not Eligible:
Current SGCI board members, awards committee members or employees, or previous recipients of the SGCI Emerging 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

SGCI Mid-Career Printmaker Award

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 solicited from the SGCI membership and accepted by the SGCI Awards Committee. The SGCI Awards Committee selects three finalists with a final vote from the SGCI membership. The recipient is invited to attend the annual conference and be presented with the award at the banquet ceremony. The recipient is featured at the conference and presents a lecture or is otherwise honored, as the host institution desires.

Eligible:

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

Applications accepted between February 1 and May 1, 2022