Frequently Asked Questions

Programming: What is a Demo?

A Demo is a visual explanation of a printmaking technique, material, tool or process by an SGCI Member, utilizing the presses, equipment, spaces, and/or materials available at the local conference venues.

Individuals submit an application for a demonstration during the first or second round of Calls. Oftentimes, they need to bring their own specialty supplies or tools. Based on the space, equipment and press availability for the conference venues, the local steering committee makes selections that showcase as much novelty, breadth, beauty, and innovation as possible!

Due to their popularity, Demos can be challenging to access after they begin; attendees should arrive early for a good spot and commit to watching the entire demonstration. Hand-outs and PDF forms may be made available to conference-goers during or after the conference.

Programming: What is an Inkubator?

Inkubators arose from the desire for informal, group discussions about pertinent topics for printmakers and print enthusiasts. Inkubators are round table discussions moderated by an organizer.

Inkubators are scheduled for two-hour increments, but typically last one and a half hours.

Unless otherwise indicated for a specific session, there are no pre-registration required to attend an Inkubator. Drop-ins are welcome!

There is one SGCI-designated Inkubator, chaired by members of the SGCI Board.

Programming: What is a Mobile Event?

A new initiative for the 2019 Texchange conference, Mobile Events are demo kits, projects, discussions, performances, or talks that will take place on buses while in transit between venues. Formats include but are not limited to Three-Minute Theses, Mobile Inkubators, or Pecha Kucha on-the-go. Flexible and innovative proposals are encouraged!

Programming: What is a Panel?

A panel is a topic of conversation pitched to the local steering committee pertaining to anything of interest to printmakers and print enthusiasts. The selected panels are Chaired by the person who submitted their application in the State 1 Call for Participation.

Individuals interested in speaking on one of the selected panels contacted the Panel Chair directly during the State 2 Call for Participation. The steering committee requests that the Panel Chair choose two individuals to be on their panel from the State 2 Call, and one individual that they personally invite.

Panels typically consist of four people:
(1) The Panel Chair (who originally conceived of the Panel Topic and was selected in State 1), who will introduce each speaker, contextualize their presentations, and lead any Q&A sessions at the end of the panel discussion
(2) Panelists, who share their own expertise and experience on the topic

The set up for a Panel discussion is theater-style; the panelists are seated at a table in the front of a room or onstage with microphones, and usually a projector or A/V screen set up next to/behind them. Conference-goers are sat facing the panelists.

Panels typically last about an hour and a half, including questions and answers.

The number of panels change at each conference, depending on the amount of spaces available and/or number of proposals.

There are always three SGCI-designated Panels, chaired by members of the SGCI Board:
(1) Education Panel
(2) International Panel
(3) Student Panel

Programming: What is a Themed Portfolio?

There are a number of different Themed Portfolios that are displayed during the conference. These portfolios are curated by SGCI Members, and are based on the conference’s theme of that year.

In the State 1 Calls for Participation, individuals who are interested in curating and collating a themed exchange portfolio (based on the conference theme) are invited to submit an application. The local steering committee selects Themed Portfolios based on space availability, applicability and interest. Artists who are interested in having their work considered for a particular Themed Portfolio contact the organizer and submit an application during the State 2 Call for Participation.

Selected participants in the Themed Portfolios create an edition of prints; one complete set of prints are exhibited during the Conference, and the participants receive a portfolio with a full set of prints.

All Themed Portfolios are added to the SGCI Archives at the Zuckerman Museum of Art.

Programming: 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!

Registration & Membership: Coming soon!

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Program and Event Inquiries


  • Demos

    Christine Adame, Steven Foutch, Thomas Menikos

  • Design

    Lari Gibbons, Wes Larsen, David Wolske

  • Exhibitions

    Andrew DeCaen, David Newman, Nancy Palmeri, Sara Jayne Parsons, Tracee Robertson, Robbie Werner

  • Inkubators, Mobile Events, Panels

    Kelly Donahue-Wallace, Sarah Ellis, Rich Gere, Lari Gibbons, Michelle Martin, Josh Rose, Billi London-Gray

  • Membership Exchange

    Rachel Livedalen, Sang-Mi Yoo

  • Open Portfolio

    Amanda Maciuba, Rachel Livedalen, Breanne Trammell

  • Mentor Sessions

    Valerie Dibble

  • Orientation

    Ryan O’Malley

  • Prospectus

    David Wolske

  • Social Media

    Jeffrey Dell

  • SGCI Administrative Coordinator

    Kate McQuillen

  • Themed Portfolios

    David Diaz, Joshua Goode, Aunna Escobedo Wickham, Rachel Livedalen

  • Transportation

    Valerie Dibble

  • Volunteer Coordinators

    Adam Knoche, David Newman, Don Taylor

  • Website Management

    Wes Larsen, Glenn Potter

  • VPP Fair

    Janet Aguirre, Kim Neiman, Nancy Palmeri, Jennie Suddick, Syd Webb