SGCI is pleased to continue Career Mentoring Services, Member’s Print Exchange, Open Portfolio, and the VPP Fair at the 2019 Conference.


Participants must be SGCI members in good standing.

Call for Mentors

SGCI is pleased to continue the Career Mentoring Services at the 2019 Conference. Becoming a mentor is an outstanding way to serve our membership and foster interest in our field. The program is seeking experienced professionals to offer mentoring in the following areas:


• Artist Portfolio Reviews
• Graduate School Placement & Advice
• Career Advice for Emerging and Mid-Career Artists
• Tenure and Academic Advancement
• Community-Based Art, Independent Presses, and Non-Profits


Applicants must be experienced professionals and available for at least two 60-minute mentoring sessions at the conference (one session serves 2 mentors for 20 minute sessions each, with 20 minute breaks between sessions).


Deadline: 1 January 2019


To sign up, complete the following application:


Career Mentoring Services 2019 Mentor Application

  • Becoming a mentor is an outstanding way to serve our membership and foster a new generation of print artists and enthusiasts.

    • Mentors will be notified within 4-6 weeks of acceptance.
    • Accepted mentors will also receive their schedule and information about their mentees in early March.
    • All mentees are notified of their scheduled session time, pairing with mentees, and other details via email in early March as well.
    • All questions may be directed to Valerie Dibble, SGCI Vice President of Outreach at outreach@sgcinternational.org or vdibble@kennesaw.edu.

    Thank you for your application!

    Mentees are expected to bring any relevant materials for the advice they are seeking. For example, materials you may review include a teaching philosophy, CV, cover letter, or portfolio of up to 10 original works or 20 digital images.

Call for Member Print Exchange

What is the Member Print Exchange?
This is a print exchange open to ALL active SGCI Members. SGCI Members create an edition that is turned in during the first half of the conference, and receive an exchange portfolio of 10 prints at the end of the conference to take home! Your work from this Member Exchange will be collected by the SGCI Archives at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, as well as local conference area institutions. There is no restriction as to the number of participants in this exchange!


Theme: Texchange
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.


Paper: The paper size is 11 x 14” inches. All paper must be archival. Prints can be full bleed, horizontal or vertical.


Interleaving: All editions must be interleaved with glassine or equivalent archival protective sheets, also 11” x 14”. Please do not use newsprint, bags, tracing paper, wax paper, or mylar as interleaving.


Edition Size: The edition size is 13 prints, numbered 1/13, 2/13, etc.


Paperwork: All members must pre-register to participate in this exchange. The Zuckerman Museum of Art will provide a form to be filled out and turned in with the edition at the conference for archiving purposes. Please type up and print this form out before you arrive at the conference to avoid any issues.


Exhibition: Time and location TBA


Awards: Four cash awards will be presented for the best prints in the following categories: Best in Show ($500), Best Print by a Student Artist ($250), Best Print by an Emerging Artist ($250), and Best Print by a Professional Artist ($250). Award recipients will be recognized during the SGCI Awards Ceremony, held on Saturday, March 9 at the Fairmont Hotel.


Cost: There is a $20 fee to participate in the Member Exchange Print Portfolio. If you are not able complete your edition before the conference, you may exchange your place for another artist at your discretion. No refunds will be offered.


Drop-off: Time and location TBA


Pick-up: Time and location TBA


All Member Print Exchange Portfolios will consist of 10, randomly collated prints from the collection. You must present your Member Print Exchange ticket/receipt to collect your portfolio – it is your responsibility to hold on to this ticket! No exchange of portfolios will be offered.


Can I print my paperwork at the hotel?
We cannot guarantee that a printer will be available for you at the hotel. Therefore, it’s advised to print your paperwork out BEFORE you arrive to the conference.


Can I get a refund if I don’t end up bringing an edition?
Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds. You can, however, exchange your ticket with a friend or fellow artist who did not pre-register for the Member Print Exchange, and work out payment independently.


Can I sign up to participate in the Member Print Exchange AT the conference if I didn’t pre-register?
Unfortunately not. (Exchange Portfolios are being produced based on the number of pre-registered participants in the Exchange.) However, you can likely find a friend or fellow artist who pre-registered and ended up not bringing their edition, and turn your edition in in their place.


Will you provide glassine or other archival Interleaving?
NO! We do not have those materials on hand. Please prepare your edition and interleaving before you arrive at the conference hotel to turn them in. Editions without interleaving will not be accepted into the collection.


If you have any questions, please contact Sangmi Yoo at sangmiyooartist@gmail.com with the subject line, “Member Portfolio Exchange.”


Download Artist and Print Datasheet

Download Limited Purpose Release

Call for Open Portfolio

Open Portfolio provides an opportunity for conference delegates to present their work on a 6 foot table alongside one another in 1-hour sessions. These displays are free and open to the public. There are a limited number of spots, so sign up with be limited to first-come, first-served until sessions are full.


Location and scheduling information are coming soon!


Cost: The cost is $10 for students and $20 for professionals to participate. Individuals must pre-register to participate in Open Portfolio online. (Participation sign up is first-come, first-served.) IF any sessions are still available at the conference, they may be purchased at the Registration Desk in the Fairmont Hotel Regency Foyer while supplies last. No refunds will be offered.


Can I display items on the wall or in bins on the side of my table?
No. The tables abut one another in order to have as much room as possible for people to traverse the space and see all of the art. It’s a fire hazard to place bins or other display apparatus in the aisles where people will be walking. We are not able to hang or adhere art onto the walls of the hotel. However, your space ON the table is entirely yours to do with as you will––you can put bins, posters, panels, etc on top of your table, and/or bring tape to display your work on the front of your table.


Can I sell my work?
Yes! You are welcome to sell and/or exchange your artwork during Open Portfolios. If you take cloud-based payments, you may need to provide your own wifi (personal hotspot on your phone, etc); we cannot guarantee free wifi at the hotel.


Can I participate in more than one Open Portfolio Session?
You can only pre-register for one session, as there are a limited number of spots and we want to ensure everyone has an equal chance of participating. However, if there are still spots available at the start of the conference, we will be selling additional session tickets at the Registration Desk on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.


Can I choose my session time or location in the room?
Session times and spots are assigned at random, and we cannot guarantee that requests can be honored. If you’d like a specific session time, you can switch with another participant at your discretion. If you have any questions about this, please contact Breanne Trammell at breannetrammell@gmail.com or Amanda Maciuba at amandamaciuba@gmail.com with the subject line, “Question about Open Portfolios.”

Call for Vendors, Programs, and Publishers

SGC International is pleased to host the Vendor, Publisher, and Programs Fair. The VPP Fair is a showcase of leading businesses and individuals who specialize in printmaking presses, papers, and a variety of tools for printing, bookbinding, and papermaking. Individual and community print shops can display, promote, and support their organizations. Schools and residences can present and recruit for their programs.


The VPP Fair is free and open to the public. Our goal this year is to make the fair effective by hosting the event during high-traffic times and providing opportunities to participate in events at supporting institutions.


Please download the VPP Overview document for details. Registration is via SGCI’s web portal.


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