Theme

Texchange engages the capacity of printmaking to act as an agent of transformation in its practices within the field, contributions to other art media, and larger cultural roles. Prints are celebrated for the ways in which they spread images, information, ideas, and political views. Through shared spaces and collaborations, printmakers influence other artists, innovators, and disciplines. With printmaking, we create change together.

 

The 2019 annual conference of SGCI InternationalTexchange will take place at the Fairmont Hotel in the Dallas Arts District. Programming will also take place at Brookhaven CollegeTexas Christian UniversityUniversity of DallasUniversity of North Texas, and University of Texas Arlington.

 

SGC International is an educational non-profit organization representing artists of original prints, drawings, books and handmade paper.

Schedule (overview)

  • Wednesday, 3/6

  • Thursday, 3/7

  • Friday, 3/8

  • Saturday, 3/9

Wednesday, 3/6

  • 9 am – 5 pm :

    VPP Fair Set Up

  • noon – 5 pm :

    Registration, Fairmont Hotel, Regency Foyer

  • noon – 5 pm :

    Membership Exchange Drop-off, Fairmont Hotel, Regency Foyer

  • 6 – 7 pm :

    Welcome Address, Fairmont Hotel, Gold Room

  • 7 pm – 9 pm :

    Events at the University of Dallas and Irving Art Center

Thursday, 3/7

  • 8 am – 5 pm :

    Membership Exchange Drop-off, Fairmont Hotel, Regency Foyer

  • 8 am – 5 pm :

    Registration, Fairmont Hotel, Regency Foyer

  • 8 am – 1 pm :

    VPP Fair, Fairmont Hotel, Regency Ballroom

  • 8 am – 1 pm :

    Silent Auction, Fairmont Hotel, Crown Room

  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am :

    Orientation, Fairmont Hotel, Gold Room

  • 8:30 am – 10 am :

    Panels and INKubators, Fairmont Hotel

  • 9 – 11 am :

    Mentor Sessions, Fairmont Hotel, Continental and Far East rooms

  • 10:15 am – 11:45 am :

    Panels and INKubators, Fairmont Hotel

  • Noon – 7 pm :

    Buses to/from UTA and TCU

Friday, 3/8

  • 8 am – 5 pm :

    Membership Exchange Drop-off, Fairmont Hotel, Regency Foyer

  • 8 am – 5 pm :

    Registration, Fairmont Hotel, Regency Foyer

  • 8 am – 1 pm :

    VPP Fair, Fairmont Hotel, Regency Ballroom

  • 8 am – 1 pm :

    Silent Auction, Fairmont Hotel, Crown Room

  • 8:30 am – 10 am :

    Panels and INKubators, Fairmont Hotel

  • 9 – 11 am :

    Mentor Sessions, Fairmont Hotel, Continental and Far East rooms

  • 10:15 am – 11:45 am :

    Panels and INKubators, Fairmont Hotel

  • 10:15 am – 11:45 am :

    Membership Meeting, Fairmont Hotel, Oak Room

  • Noon – 7 pm :

    Buses to/from Brookhaven and UNT

Saturday, 3/9

  • 8 am – noon :

    Membership Exchange Pick-up, Fairmont Hotel, Regency Foyer

  • 8 am – noon :

    Registration, Fairmont Hotel, Regency Foyer

  • 8:30 am – 2:30 pm :

    VPP Fair, Fairmont Hotel, Regency Ballroom

  • 9 – 11 am :

    Workshops, Fairmont Hotel

  • 9 am – 2:30 pm :

    Member’s Exchange Exhibition, Fairmont Hotel

  • 11 am – 2:30 pm :

    Open Portolios, Fairmont Hotel, Regency Ballroom

  • 6:30 pm – 11 pm :

    Awards and Members Celebration!

Travel & Accommodations

  • Accommodations

  • Air

  • Ground

  • Attractions

  • Dining

Accommodations

The Fairmont Dallas

1717 N Akard St Dallas, TX 76521

To receive the special group rate, book your room online at this link.

 

Phone: +1 214-720-2020 Mention “2019 SGCI”

 

Please book your hotel reservation by 15 February, 2019.

Ground

We recommend taking the coach buses that will be provided with conference registration. Parking at colleges and universities will be limited.

Schedule subject to change:

 

Th 3/7:

Noon: buses depart from hotel to UTA.

2 pm: buses depart from hotel to TCU (no stop at UTA); these buses loop to hotel.

2:30 pm: buses begin loop from UTA to TCU.

4:30 pm: last bus from UTA to TCU.

7 pm: last bus from TCU to hotel.

 

F 3/8:

Noon: buses depart from hotel to UNT.

Noon: buses depart from hotel to Brookhaven.

2 pm: buses depart from Brookhaven to UNT.

4:30 pm: last bus from Brookhaven to hotel.

6 pm: buses depart from UNT to hotel.

7 pm: last bus from UNT to hotel.

 

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We also recommend public transport or ride share. Parking at colleges and universities will be limited.

 

From DFW International Airport to Fairmont: Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART): From Terminal A, take the Orange Line to the Akard Station. Head north for .3 miles (~6 minute walk) on North Akard Street to The Fairmont Hotel, 1717 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201.

 

From DFW International Airport to Fairmont: Via Super Shuttle: (972) 615-2410

 

From Fairmont Dallas to Brookhaven (Farmer’s Branch): Via Google Transit.

 

From Fairmont Dallas to UD (Irving): Walk to Akard Station (.3 miles, ~6 minutes). Take DART’s Orange Line to the University of Dallas Station. Walk to UD, 1845 E. Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062 (.6 miles, ~14 minutes).

 

From Fairmont Dallas to UD (Irving): Via Google Transit.

 

From Fairmont Dallas to UNT (Denton): Take DART’s Green Line to the Trinity Mills station in Carrollton. At the Trinity Mills station, transfer to the A-train. Take the A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center. To continue to UNT, take #7 bus Razor Ranch to WB Oak @ Fry. Walk (.2 miles, ~3 minutes) to UNT, 1201 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201.

 

From Fairmont Dallas to UNT (Denton): Via Google Transit.

 

Check schedules online to verify service times and fares.

 

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General Information: https://www.visitdallas.com/

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

General Information: www.dart.org

Schedule: www.dart.org/schedules

DART services DFW International and Love Field airports (stop is 4 blocks from hotel).

 

D-Link

General Information: www.dart.org

D-Link buses are a FREE way to explore downtown Dallas and connect to DART. Bus runs every 15 minutes.

 

Denton County Transportation Authority (A-Train)

General Information: https://www.dcta.net

A-Train Schedule: https://www.dcta.net/routes-schedules/a-train

DCTA Regional Day Pass: https://www.dcta.net/fare-information

 

UNT Visitor Parking

Create a visitor permit or learn about public parking options: http://transportation.unt.edu/visitor-information

Download the ParkMobile app to park in select lots for $2.25 hour.

 

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Car Rental Discount

Contact Avis 1-800-331-1600 (refer to AWD# B136001) or Budget at 1-800-842-5628 refer to (BCD# U001650) to reserve a car at a discounted rate. Or, log on to www.avis.com/aagroups or www.budget.com/aagroups. If calling from outside the US, please call 1-918-624-4301.

Attractions

Amon Carter Museum

Free general admission

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107

 

Crow Museum of Asian Art

Recommended: Jacob Hashimoto, Clouds and Chaos

Free general admission

2010 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: +1 214-979-6430

 

Dallas Arts District

For Google Map directions, click here.

 

Dallas Museum of Art

Recommended: Women Artists in Europe from the Monarchy to Modernism

Free general admission

1717 North Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: +1 214-922-1200

 

Kimbell Art Museum

Free general admission

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107

 

Klyde Warren Park

2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: +1 214-716-4500

 

Latino Cultural Center

2600 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX 75204

Phone: +1 214-671-0045

 

The MAC

Free general admission

1503 South Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75215

 

Nasher Sculpture Center

Recommended: Enjoy complimentary admission with your conference registration badge to the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculpture in the world. Valid March 6 – 9.

2001 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: +1 214-242-5100

 

The Warehouse

RSVP Required: sign up in advance at this link; limited space available

14105 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75244

Dining

Dallas Dining Guide: Walking distances (pdf)

 

One Arts Plaza Art Cart

Catch a free ride to/from any Dallas Arts District venue to restaurants at One Art Plaza.

 

Klyde Warren Park Food Trucks

A variety of food trucks are available, typically from 11 am – 3 pm weekdays. Extended Saturday hours.

 

Pyramid Restaurant & Lobby Bar

1717 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201 (at Fairmont Hotel)

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