Awards & Keynotes

SGCI AWARD AND MEMBER’S CELEBRATION

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Lobby Level, International Ballroom
Time: 9 March, 6:30–11pm

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Alison Saar

Lecture: 8 March, 3:30–4:30pm at UNT Union Ballroom 314 ABC, 1155 Union Circle, Denton, TX 76203
Watch a video of the lecture here.

Reception: 8 March, 5–7pm at UNT Art Gallery, 1201 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201
Hear Alison speak about her show here.

 

The SGCI Lifetime Achievement in Printmaking is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the professional development of printmaking as a fine art. SGCI is proud to announce Alison Saar as the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

 

Alison Saar’s sculptures, assemblages and prints meditate on a range of experiences related to the African diaspora. Referencing African, Caribbean and Latin American folk art and spirituality in her work, Saar often alludes to fabled narratives or rituals that help shape personal notions of history and identity. A native of Los Angeles, Saar earned her BA at Scripps College and her MFA at Otis Art Institute in California. She has earned numerous public art commissions and prestigious awards. Alison Saar’s work is in public collections throughout the US and has been exhibited in museums and at universities nationwide and internationally.

 

In conjunction with the conference, Alison Saar will deliver a Keynote Lecture on Friday, 8 March from 3:30 – 4:30 pm at UNT’s University Union Ballroom 314 ABC. Additionally, Alison Saar will present the exhibition Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar, From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation at the University of North Texas Art Gallery with a reception on Friday, 8 March from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

 

The events are sponsored by The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, the UNT Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Art Series, SGC International, and the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design.

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING: Carolyn Muskat

Reception: 6 March, 7–9pm at Irving Art Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062

Workshop: 9 March, 9–11am at Fairmont Dallas (limited seating, register in advance)

 

The SGCI Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to teaching printmaking and has demonstrated excellence in his or her own creative work. SGCI is pleased to announce Carolyn Muskat as the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award.

 

Carolyn Muskat owns and operates Muskat Studios, a professional printmaking studio in Somerville, MA where she collaborates with artists to produce original fine art prints. A Tamarind Master Printer, she has been invited to teach at several colleges including the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Hartford Art School, and Lesley University College of Art & Design. Muskat’s work has been shown widely in local, national, and international exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at Smith College, Northampton, MA, and Hanoi, Vietnam, plus numerous group exhibitions in Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, and Serbia, among others.

 

In conjunction with the conference and award, Carolyn Muskat will present a workshop on Saturday, 9 March at the Fairmont Hotel from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Additionally, she will present the exhibition Here and Now: Prints by Carolyn Muskat at the Irving Art Center, with a reception on 6 March from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

 

 

PRINTMAKER EMERITUS: Judy Youngblood

Reception: 8 March, 1–3pm at Forum Gallery, Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244

 

The SCGI Printmaker Emeritus award is given annually to a senior printmaker of established reputation. SGCI is proud to present Judy Youngblood with the 2019 Printmaker Emeritus award.

 

Judy Youngblood is an Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of North Texas, where she taught printmaking and book arts. She was a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony, a Fulbright Scholar at Atelier 17 in Paris, and earned her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work has been shown widely nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions and installations at the Amarillo Museum of Art, among many others. Her work is in many collections including The Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Youngblood is also a dedicated print collector and a former fine print appraiser.

 

In conjunction with the conference, Judy Youngblood will present a solo exhibition at the Forum Gallery at Brookhaven College with a reception on Friday, 8 March from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. She will also deliver remarks at the Welcome Address on 6 March, 6–7pm at Fairmont Dallas.

 

 

HONORARY MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL: Jean Dibble and Louise Kames

Honorary Members of the Council are individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the SGCI organization. SGCI is pleased to present Jean Dibble and Louise Kames with the 2019 award.

 

Jean Dibble is a Professor Emerita at the University of Notre Dame. She received a BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA from the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque in 1981, and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988. She taught at the University of Houston in the early 1980’s and the University of Notre Dame from 1989 to 2017. A printmaker and painter, she has exhibited extensively, both internationally and nationally since 1978. Dibble has a wandering mind and is well invested in daydreaming. She is ecstatic to be eagerly re-engaged with artmaking in retirement.

 

Louise Kames is a professor of art at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, where she chairs the Visual and Performing Arts Department. She holds an MFA degree in drawing and printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and MA degree in Art History from the University of Illinois. Her drawings, prints and installation-based work is exhibited widely in solo, group and juried exhibitions. Kames enjoys the creative and cultural exchange offered at artist residencies, both in the United States and abroad, including Ragdale, VCCA, Frans Masereel Centrum, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Banff Centre for the Arts, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus and Schloss Plüschow.

 

 

SGCI STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

SGCI Student Fellowships are awarded to individuals who exhibit outstanding promise in the fine art practice of printmaking. 

Jaz Graf (Graduate), University of Iowa
Grace Johnson (Undergraduate), Indiana University

 

 

AWAGAMI AWARD: Benjamin Kraemer, Tyler School of Art at Temple University

 

GAMBLIN EMERGING ARTIST AWARD: Taro Takizawa

 

GAMBLIN GRADUATE AWARD: Elizabeth Rose, Tyler School of Art at Temple University

 

GAMBLIN UNDERGRADUATE AWARD: Olivia Fredricks, University of Arkansas

 

 

NORTH TEXAS COLLABORATION IN PRINTMAKING: Katherine Brimberry

Katherine Brimberry is Master Printer, Director, and Co-founder of Flatbed Press. We praise her important and successful role in furthering the art of collaborative printmaking.

 

NORTH TEXAS COMMUNITY ACTIVISM LEADER: Sam Coronado

The late Sam Coronado was the founder of Serie Project. We honor his cultural activism fostering community building through printmaking production and exhibitions.

 

NORTH TEXAS COMMUNITY ARTS LEADER: Katherine Wagner

Katherine Wagner is CEO of Business Council for the Arts. We laud her advocacy for business support for the arts and cultural sector in North Texas.

 

NORTH TEXAS INNOVATION IN PRINTMAKING: Juergen Strunck

Juergen Strunck is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Dallas. We recognize the importance of his contributions to the field of printmaking.

 

NORTH TEXAS PRINT GALLERIST: Talley Dunn

Talley Dunn is Owner and Director of Talley Dunn Gallery. We commend her significant impact on the profession through her promotion of printmaking.

 

NORTH TEXAS RESEARCH IN PRINTMAKING: Peter Briggs

Peter Briggs is Helen DeVitt Jones Curator of Art at the Museum of Texas Tech University. We pay tribute to his significant role in the awareness and preservation of fine art printmaking, particularly through his development of the Artist Printmaker/Photographer Research Collection (AP/RC).

Demos

ACID BOILER LITHO SPLAT

Location: Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244. Building F, room 110

Time: 8 March, 1–3pm

Presenter: Dusty Herbig, Associate Professor of Art, and Director of Lake Effect Editions, Syracuse University
One way to create a drip or splat is to reduce a previously printed area with a “Super Boiler” etch. Dusty Herbig demonstrates a Boiler Etch, an etch that will cause an immediate effervesce on the surface of the stone. For this process, he uses approximately a 100-drop per 1 oz. formula. Because this process involves excessively hot etches, when using this technique, YOU MUST WEAR EYE PROTECTION!

 

BOX-MAKING MADE SIMPLE: 3D CAD FOR PACKAGING DESIGN

Location: Fine Arts Building, 502 South Cooper Street, Arlington, TX 76019. Room 155

Time: 7 March 1–4:30pm

Presenter: Ben Dolezal, Associate Professor, University of Texas Arlington
This demonstration showcases the software and equipment found in the state-of-the-art CORRPRO Design Lab at The University of Texas at Arlington. Come and learn how faculty and students utilize 3D CAD software and a CAD Sample Cutting Table to produce three-dimensional packaging structures. Visitors are welcome to come and go as they please.

 

BRONZE CASTING WITH RAISED TEXT

Location: Studio Art Center, 810 South Davis Street, Arlington, TX 76013. Room D161

Time: 7 March 1–4:30pm

Presenters: Darryl Lauster, Associate Professor, University of Texas Arlington
Sara Rastegarpouyani, Instructor, University of Texas Arlington
The UT Arlington Foundry is bronze casting relief sculptures with raised letter text as part of ongoing projects. Each finished piece is utilizing the lost wax method of casting in ceramic shell molds heated to 1400 degrees. The process of casting bronze is believed to have begun in India almost five thousand years ago. Today the process has changed only a little, with advancements in electrical and gas-powered technology. The Everdur bronze used at UTA liquefies at 1900 degrees F. It is an exhausting but rewarding process. Come share it with us as observers to one of humankind’s oldest artistic practices.

 

BY THE BOOK: HANDMADE BOOKCLOTH AND SIMPLE BINDING STRUCTURES

Location: UNT Art Building, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201. Room ART 265

Time: 8 March, 1–3pm

Presenter: Jerushia Graham, Museum Coordinator, Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, Georgia Tech
The intersection of paper, print, and book is a power place to reside. Few things have changed the world as much as the printed book. And nothing is as fulfilling as bringing together multiple skills to create an original handbound work of art. This demonstration covers how to create block print textiles, transform them into bookcloth, and create a simple binding. It’s perfect for printmakers who want to take their prints from 2-dimensional works to interactive 3-d objects.

 

CHINESE TRADITIONAL HAND-MADE RUBBINGS

Location: TCU North Moudy Building, 2805 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129. Room 100

Time: 7 March, 3–5pm

Presenter: Han Xu Dong, PHD candidate, Academy of Arts and Design, Wroclaw, Poland
The traditional hand-made rubbing technique has a history of nearly a thousand years in China. The technique uses paper, ink, and other materials to reproduce the surface of a textured objects. This result is a material replacement and record of the time, the passing, and the exchange of the object on the paper.

 

THE CRAWLER: MAKING A MEZZOMONSTER

Location: UTA FabLab, Central Library, 702 Planetarium Place, Arlington, TX 76019. Central Library, First Floor

Time: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Presenter: Douglas Bosley, Adjunct Faculty, College for Creative Studies
Douglas Bosley demonstrates the Crawler, a mechanical device designed to rock copper plates for mezzotint printing quickly, efficiently, and with minimal risk of injury. The Crawler engages Texchange in several ways.  It is itself a print, and embodies the contributions that additive manufacturing and emergent technologies can make to art practices. The design is open source, and major components are 3D printed. The demo features a live demonstration of 3D printing, and culminates in the assembly of a complete Crawler.

 

EXCAVATED LIGHT: AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO SUBTRACTIVE LITHOGRAPHY

Location: UNT Art Building, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201. Room ART 275

Time: 8 March, 1–3pm

Presenter: Michael Barnes, Head of Printmaking, Northern Illinois University
With its ability to accept a growing array of wet and dry media, stone lithography is arguably the most pliable medium in traditional printmaking. Unfortunately, many of these approaches don’t accommodate those who work best reductively, as in mezzotint or white line and reductive relief. Michael Barnes and Andrew Mullally introduce subtractive methods that offer variations to the traditional manière noire process which produce more consistent and reliable results, while achieving a greater range of value and detail.  Their adaptations manage to sidestep common issues with the process, providing a more responsive drawing ground that can be reliably etched.

 

EXPERIMENTAL TYPOGRAPHY AND LETTERING

Location: UTA Fine Arts Building, 502 South Cooper Street, Arlington, TX 76019. Room 2105A

Time: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Presenter: Tore Terrasi, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
This demo shares some of the insights, processes and aesthetic sensibilities Tore Terrasi has gained through 20 years of experience creating and working with non-traditional / experimental typography. The word ‘experimental’ implies a state of trial and error with the outcome not being perfectly predictable. This demonstration shows how to manipulate traditional calligraphy and lettering methods, how to rethink the role of material exploration, and how to utilize the body to yield experimental typographic letter-forms. Participants can cycle through various stations during the open workshop session. Letter-forms created are collected and displayed throughout the day, yielding a pop-up experimental typography exhibition.

 

JAPANESE PAPER: NAGASHIZUKI AND NAGASHIKOMI

Location: Studio Art Center, 810 South Davis Street, Arlington, TX 76013. Room, B124 Printmaking (outside patio area)

Time: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Presenter: Nicholas Cladis, Lecturer, Fukui Prefectural University
Nicholas Cladis demonstrates two Japanese paper making techniques: nagashizuki, or the formation of traditional-style Japanese paper with a bamboo screen, and nagashikomi, the pouring of Japanese paper pulp into a screen to make dynamic designs. These two techniques represent two very different sides of the Japanese papermaking coin. Come to this demo to expand your knowledge of paper, and to learn how to incorporate these techniques into your prints. This demo inspires participants to consider the contributions of other cultures to the art-making process.

 

LETTERPRESS PRINT PARTY!

Location: UNT Art Building, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201. Room ART 276

Time: 8 March, 1–3pm

Presenters: Cat Snapp, Creator of Cat Snapp Studios
Laura H. Drapac
Linda Lucia Santana, Idyllwild Arts Foundation
Four professional artists reunite to letterpress print ephemera on the press they restored together as graduate students at the University of North Texas in 2011- a pivotal project for each member that jump started their art careers and small businesses.In 2011 four printmaking graduate students at the University of North Texas, under the guidance of Professor Lari R. Gibbons, restored four inoperable letterpresses. Seven years later, these four former students, Laura H. Drapac, Linda Lucia Santana, Cat Snapp, and Christopher Wallace, will reunite at the University of North Texas to hold a Special Event and print letterpress ephemera on the remaining press still housed in UNT Printmaking, the Gordon floor model.

 

LITHOGRAPHY ON CLAY: LAYERS, TEXTURES, AND IMAGES

Location: Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244. Building F, room 130

Time: 8 March, 1–3pm

Presenter: Adam Knoche, Instructional Specialist/ Adjunct Professor, Brookhaven College

This demo will include lithography techniques to produce and develop texture and images on clay. Layering of underglazes and slips will produce depth, dimension and vibrancy.

 

LOW POLY WORLDS

Location: UTA Fine Arts Building, 502 South Cooper Street, Arlington, TX 76019. Room 368

Time: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Presenter: Josh Wilson, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
In this low poly pipeline demo, Wilson will be going through all the steps necessary to create a low polygon 3D scene in the Unity game engine, including: digital sketching and speed painting, simple 3D modeling and modifiers, Unwrapping and blend shapes, then finally texturing and scene building.

 

MAKING A FILM FROM ARCHIVAL VIDEO AND GRAPHICS

Location: UTA Fine Arts Building, 502 South Cooper Street, Arlington, TX 76019. Room 166

Time: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Presenter: Bart Weiss, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
This will be a hands-on demonstration where we will make films from archival materials and graphics. Participants are encouraged to come with their own materials or download them from archive.org. The demonstration will cover ways to edit pictures, add graphics, record voice and use sound effects to make short videos.

 

PLASTER CAST PRINTING

Location: TCU North Moudy Building, 2805 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129. Room 116

Time: 7 March, 3–5pm

Presenters: Jonathan Thomas, Chair of the Printmaking Department, Maryland Institute College of Art
Rebecca Gilbert, Master Lecturer University of the Arts

Plaster cast printing is a straightforward process used to create impressions from relief, intaglio, or planographic matrixes. Its most distinct use is to capture with absolute clarity the range of marks associated with etching and engraving. The process uses plaster as a substrate for the impression instead of paper and therefore eliminates the need for a press, rendering the printmaking medium more accessible for anyone who wants to do it. The results are stunning, and the capacity for incorporating printed images into three-dimensions is sure to appeal to any artist interested in the sculptural print.

 

POWDER PRINTING: SILKSCREEN WITH GLASS 

Location: Studio Art Center, 810 South Davis Street, Arlington, TX 76013. Room B124

Time: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Presenter: Ali Feeney, MFA Candidate, University of Texas Arlington
This demonstration will explore how we can use glass powder as a medium for making prints in the studio. We will be covering how to use both dry powders and enamels in a silkscreening medium to create our prints. With dry powders, we are able to build material to create a 3D effect with our prints and the properties of glass. Additionally we will be covering how to fire the glass, sources for materials and color techniques.

 

SCREENPRINTING “INVISIBLE” 

Location: TCU North Moudy Building, 2805 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129. Room 200

Time: 7 March, 3–5pm

Presenter: Candace Hicks, Coordinator of Foundations, Stephen F. Austin State University
Candace Hicks demonstrates two methods to screenprint hidden text and images, otherwise known as steganography. Using UV ink additive, hidden images or text are revealed with a blacklight flashlight. The first method examines adding “invisible” novelty ink to transparent base, an easy way to print invisibly, layering a print with information that is only revealed with a UV light source. The second method uses a semitransparent print of pattern, messages are revealed with “decoder” glasses. Both methods allow makers to create fun, interactive prints and books that engage viewers in a hunt for disguised information. This demonstration offers tips to achieve the best results and suggestions for experimentation.

 

SCREENPRINTING WITH JEFFREY DELL: ANALOG POSTERIZATION AND SPLIT FOUNTAINS

Location: Studio Art Center, 810 South Davis Street, Arlington, TX 76013, Printmaking B124

Time: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Presenters: Jeffrey Dell, Professor, Texas State University
Anissa Cavazos, Texas State BFA candidate
The purpose of this demonstration is to illuminate how Jeffery Dell’s imagery from the last few years is significantly influenced by the limits and strengths of the screenprinting process. The demo will outline the methods developed (specific and general, technical and conceptual), including image development, making film positives, exposing the screens, and printing. Technical issues include: posterization from hand-drawn film positives, split-fountains, building up transparent ink layers. Conceptually, topics include: color, the virtue of making maquettes, and his individual goals for complicating the relationship between abstraction and representation.

Download handout (pdf)

 

STOP LICKING OUR PLATES!

Location: UNT Art Building, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201. Room ART 266

Time: 8 March, 1–3pm

Presenters: Lenore Thomas, Associate Professor/Advisor, University of Pittsburgh
Matt Hopson-Walker, Assistant Professor, Fresno State
Assisted by Sean Morrissey, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas
In this demonstration Matt Hopson-Walker and Lenore Thomas demonstrate the use of screenprinting to print various lift grounds onto copper plates. After the application of the lift ground, plates are coated with a hard ground, the printed image is then lifted using hot water.The demonstrations offer an example of the many ways to integrate photomechanical elements into etching plates for singular use or as in combination with with autographic marks––giving an artist more freedom when adding appropriated or photographic elements to compositions already etched into a plate.

 

TINY PRINTING/TINY PRESS

Location: Studio Art Center, 810 South Davis Street, Arlington, TX 76013

Time: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Presenter: David Diaz, Lecturer, University of Texas Arlington
Working from UTA’s mobile workshop unit the cART (see Art) this interactive demonstration involves printing from open source 3D presses (Open Press Project). Diaz will discuss about the process and the press itself. People will come and go.

 

VITREOGRAPHY: GLASS PLATE INTAGLIO & RELIEF DEMO

Location: Studio Art Center, 810 South Davis Street, Arlington, TX 76013. Room B145, 146

Time: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Presenters: Hannah Marie Smith, Instructor, Pilchuck School of Glass
Justin Ginsberg, Glass Area Head, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Texas Arlington
Hannah Marie Smith and Justin Ginsberg demonstrate glass plate printing. The demonstration focuses on three separate mark making techniques and their subsequent printing using oil-based inks on a traditional etching press. Open conversations about the advantages and limitations of the practice, as well as consideration of the printing plates, as objects in their own right, are facilitated. Three techniques are demonstrated including, Rayzist, a photosensitive stencil that is exposed and washed out similar to silkscreen emulsion, the use of a glass engraving lathe to mark the plates surface with a diamond coated engraving wheel, and the use of a rotary engraving tool (Dremel/foredom) and diamond coated bits to engrave line work onto the surface of the matrix.

 

WHO MAKES THE RULES? AN EXPLORATION OF PAINTERLY PRINTS & UNIQUE MULTIPLES

Location: UNT Art Building, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201. Room ART 275

Time: 8 March, 1–3pm

Presenters: Emily Arthur, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jessie Barnes, Visual Display Coordinator, Anthropologie
This demonstration explores the practice of creating painterly prints and unique multiples. With foundations in intaglio and monotype printmaking, Emily Arthur and Jessie Barnes present methods of collaborative printing that focus on mixed-media methods, such as chine colle, paper lithography, and pochoir, along with post-production alterations such as hand-dyeing and print manipulation. The art world is no longer limited to media-specific disciplines.This shift is mirrored in the conference theme, “Texchange”, and they wish to present skill sets to the community of makers that move beyond the boundaries of the traditional edition and allow for experimentation, collaboration, and new discoveries.

 

WILD PONY EDITIONS LETTERPRESS

Location: Campus Center, 505 West Nedderman Center, UTA, 76013. Room 102A

Time: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Presenter: Veronica Vaughan, Senior Lecturer, University of Texas Arlington
Wild Pony brings artists, designers, poets and students together to collaborate in the creating of innovative prints and book works in a wide range of traditional and nontraditional print media and techniques. At its essence, WP Editions seeks to engage students in the language and strategies of contemporary art while fostering an educational experience that both promotes and challenges traditional printmaking. What is unique about WP Editions is that it provide students with a completely interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial experience. Vaughan will be live-printing a take-away poster designed by her.

 

ZINE WORKSHOP

Location: Studio Art Center, 810 South Davis Street, Arlington, TX 76013. Room B123

Time: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Presenter: Carlos Donjuan, Senior Lecturer Professor, University of Texas Arlington
The history of zine making was sparked from a do-it-yourself approach where anything goes. This workshop focuses on the content and creation of zine making and discussion on the many possibilities of what inspire the concept in this process. Once a theme or concept is decided on, the organization and building begins. Calos Donjuan covers the selection of content for the zine and the layout. The layout can be done by hand or digitally. The building of a zine requires a variety of binding methods which all depend on the resources available. Zines can be put together by hand using different methods of stitching, folding, or stapling.

Exhibitions

AMBOS LADOS INTERNATIONAL PRINT EXCHANGE
The Ambos Lados International Print Exchange expands the dialog between the two cultures, as there are strong printmaking communities in both the US and Mexico, but the printmakers are not familiar with each other.

Venue: Gallery 295, Fine Arts Building, University of Texas at Arlington, 502 South Cooper Street, Arlington, TX 76019

Reception: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Hours: M–F 10–5pm, Sa noon–5pm

 

ANN MCINTYRE AND JOSHUA F. MONROE: RECENT PRINT WORKS
Monotypes, cast paper, woodblocks and other variations.

Venue: Cedar Valley College, Educational Art Gallery, Building E, 3030 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster, TX 75134

Hours: M–F 8am–8pm

 

BENITO HUERTA UNDER PRESSURE: A PRINT SURVEY
Prints by Benito Huerta.

Venue: Kirk Hopper Fine Art, 3008 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75226

Reception: 9 March, 6–8pm

Hours: W–Sa noon–5pm

 

CONFLICT ZONES: BRIDGING COMMUNICATION THROUGH PRINTMAKING
Conflict Zone is a response to the ISIS-led genocide of Yazidis in Northern Iraq, and the enslavement of their women, The prints in Conflict Zone resulted from collaboration in Houston in 2018 between Nancy Willis and a group of Yazidis from Northern Iraq creating monotypes about their daily lives.

Venue: Brookhaven College, Studio Gallery, D-128, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244

Reception: 8 March, 1–3pm

Hours: M–F 9am–5pm

Sponsor: Community Foundation

 

CROSS CONNECTIONS
Curated by School of Art, College of Fine Arts of the University of Texas Rio Grande
Valley, ten international institutions of higher education have accepted the invitation
to join the competition and exhibition. The Cross Connections 2018 International
Exhibition of Design & Illustration, consists of ninety-six juried works, including eighty
print-based works and sixteen screen-based works of animation and user-centered
design from international students and faculty. The entries show a wide range of visual communication forms, and conceptual contemporary design. The selected artwork will be on display in ten participating institutions of higher education around the world beginning in the Fall of 2018.

Venue: Fine Arts Building, 2nd Floor, UT Arlington, 502 South Cooper Street, Arlington, TX 76019

Reception: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Hours: M–F 10am–5pm, Sa noon–5pm

 

DAVID NEWMAN PRINTS
Exhibition of current prints by David Newman.

Venue: Liliana Bloch Gallery, 2271 Monitor St., Dallas, TX 75207

Hours: Tu–Sa noon–5pm

Sponsor: Liliana Bloch Gallery

 

DEMAND CHANGE
Demand Change is a collection of work by artist who are the future of our art world, SGCI, and more. The work encompasses the subject of change or demanding change. Change can come in many forms: social, political, environmental, or global. Throughout history art has the power to spark conversation and invoke change. The opening reception will host a music event at 10:00 pm.

Venue: 2515 Deep Ellum, 2515 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75662

Reception: 7 March, 6–10pm

 

ECLIPSE/PHASE
A collaboration by Deborah Cornell and composer Richard Cornell, Eclipse/Phase is
an evocation of the vast spaces surrounding the human sphere and the complex interferences between human and natural forces, suggesting cataclysmic phases of climatic transformation.

Venue: Carillon Gallery, Tarrant County College, South Campus, 5301 Campus Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76119

Hours: M–Th, 10am–4pm

 

GFELLER + HELLSGÅRD
An exhibition of new work by the French-Swedish duo committed to rethinking and stretching the limits of the screenprinting process through experimentation. Working across a range of diverse media (zines, books, posters, record covers, installation, painting), their vibrant style is best described as a hybrid of handcraft, punk, and pop abstraction.

Venue: Forth Worth Contemporary Arts, 2600 W. Berry, Fort Worth, TX 76109

Reception: 7 March, 5–7pm

Hours: W–Sa noon–5pm

 

HERE AND NOW: PRINTS BY CAROLYN MUSKAT
Carolyn Muskat, recipient of the 2019 SGCI Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award, owns and operates Muskat Studios, a printmaking studio in Somerville, Massachusetts she founded over twenty years ago, where she creates her own work and collaborates with artists to produce original fine art prints. Carolyn’s work has been in local, national and international exhibitions. In 2010, 2012 and 2013, Ms. Muskat was invited to teach at the Center for Graphic Excellence in Vietnam, where she worked with some of the top artists in the country. In 2012, she was awarded the Vietnam Art Medal, an award previously given to only four other non-Vietnamese artists.

Venue: Irving Art Center, Dupree Theater Lobby, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062

Reception: 6 March, 7–9pm

Hours: M, Tu, W, F 9am–5pm, Th 9am–8pm, Sa 10am–5pm, Su 1–5pm

 

INTERSTITIAL
Nicholas Ruth and Erik Waterkotte present a collaboratively created, site-specific, graphic installation on window glass using custom cut vinyl. Interstitial is inspired by phenomenological inquiry and transforms an existing architectural space into a unique visual experience.

Venue: Loggia Gallery, University of Dallas, 1845 East Northgate Drive, Irving TX 75062

Reception: 6 March, 7–9pm

Hours: M–F 9am–5pm, Sa–Su noon–5pm

 

INK WELL
Featuring five artists working primarily with ink: Jessie Barnes, Todd Camplin, Craig Dongoski, Adam Palmer, Gary Uribe.

Venue: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Hours: M–Sa 9am–5pm

Website: https://www.fwcac.com/news/ink-well

 

JUDY YOUNGBLOOD: THE EFFECTS OF TIME AND WEATHER
2019 SGCI Printmaker Emeritus exhibits current and retrospective works.

Venue: Forum Gallery, F101, Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244

Reception: 8 March, 1–3pm

Hours: M–F 9am–5pm

 

JUERGEN STRUNCK
Works by University of Dallas Professor Emeritus Juergen Strunck.

Venue: Beatrice M. Haggarty Gallery, University of Dallas, 1845 East Northgate Drive, Irving TX 75062

Reception: 6 March, 7–9pm

Hours: M–F 9am–5pm, Sa–Su noon–5pm

 

MANTHAN
Organized by Briana Palmer. Visual Literacy is the universal language of our civilization, regardless of country, race, or religion; visual language it is the common denominator, which we all intrinsically communicate with and understand. Since the caves of Lascaux, all societies have created visual stories to document and share their knowledge and experiences for their descendants.

Venue: Greater Denton Arts Council, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201

Hours: Tu–W 11–5pm, Th 11am–9pm, F–Sa 11am–5 pm

Sponsors: Greater Denton Arts Council (GDAC)

 

MIRROR, MIRROR: THE PRINTS OF ALISON SAAR, FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF JORDAN D. SCHNITZER AND HIS FAMILY FOUNDATION

The exhibition Mirror Mirror reflects the vast body of prints created by Alison Saar over the past 35 years. Addressing issues of race, gender and spirituality, Saar’s lithograph, etching and woodblock prints are evocations of her sculptures, for which she is renowned. Saar’s sculptures often depict powerful figures, carved from wood or cast in bronze, that are articulated with found objects – material artifacts that enrich the work with a narrative all their own. As a practice maintained in connection to and in tandem with her sculpture making, Saar undertakes printmaking with the same tangible approach to unconventional materials and methods. Cast off objects like old chair backs and found ceiling tin become the foundations for etching or lithography plates. Carved wooden panels used for woodblock prints echo similar techniques established in her hewn wooden forms. In addition to printing on paper, Saar employs a variety of used fabrics, like vintage handkerchiefs, old shop rags and antique sugar sacks, that are layered, cut, sewn and collaged – empowering the content of the image and resisting the flat repetitive nature of the medium. In the subjects and materials of both sculptures and prints, as Lucy Lippard has observed, Alison Saar pursues the extraordinary concealed in the ordinary.

Venue: UNT Art Gallery, ART 160, 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton, TX 76201

Reception: 8 March, 5–7pm

Hours: Tu–Sa noon–5pm

Sponsors: The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, the UNT Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Art Series, SGC International, and the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design

 

NORTH TEXAS MFA SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION
North Texas MFA Student Small Works is a show that will host graduate students in the Masters of Fine Arts programs. The work showcased will be MFA students at TCU, UNT, UTA and UD.

Venue: Gallery 343 Fine Arts Building, UT Arlington, 502 South Cooper Street, Arlington, TX 76019

Reception: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Hours: M–F 10am–5pm, Sa 12–5pm

 

ORIGINAL PRINTS FROM FLATBED PRESS, LOCOCO FINE ART, AND STRIKE EDITIONS
Exhibition of prints by gallery artists, including works from Flatbed Press, with works by Eric Fischl, Billy Hassell, Benito Huerta, Alex Katz, Donald Sultan, Frank Tolbert, and Judy Youngblood.

Venue: William Campbell Contemporary Art, 4935 Byers Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76197

Hours: Tu–F 10am–5pm, Sa 11am–4pm

Sponsors: William Campbell Contemporary Art, Lococo Fine Art, Strike Editions

 

P.R.I.N.T. PRESS: 25 YEARS
25 years of collaborative printmaking, featuring highlights by Terry Allen, Susan Goethel Campbell, Enrique Chagoya, Sedrick Huckaby, Robyn O’Neil, Linda Ridgway, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Kiki Smith, and William Wiley, among others.

Venue: UNT Paul Voertman Gallery, ART C105, 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton, TX 76201

Hours: W–Sa 1–5pm

 

PRINT-SMITHING
Featuring collaborations between Printmaking and Metalsmithing students and faculty at the University of North Texas.

Venue: UNT ART C259 and 269, 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton, TX 76201

Reception: 8 March, 1–3pm

Hours: M–F: 6:30am–10pm, Sa noon–5pm, Su noon–10pm

 

RADICAL INTIMACY
This exhibition showcases prints, drawings, and installations of Taryn McMahon, Emmy Lingscheit, and Brian Spolans. The artists share an interest in the interconnectedness of human and non-human systems, and creative research in print media, installation, and mixed media works on paper. This exhibition will generate connections between the artists’ bodies of work and will create a dialogue about how we see ourselves in relationship to our environment and to others.

Venue: Voertman’s Gallery, 1314 W. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201

Reception: 8 March, 5–7pm

Hours: M–Th 8am–6pm, F 8am–5pm, Sa 10am–5pm

 

SECRET GARDEN
Two-person exhibition by Sangmi Yoo and Taryn McMahon where synergetic energy is intertwined through a collaboration of the two artists whose practices are based on print media and installation.

Venue: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Hours: M–Sa 9am–5pm

Website: https://www.fwcac.com/news/secret-garden

 

SELECT IMPRESSIONS
University of North Texas Printmaking Alumni Exhibition, featuring undergraduate and graduate alumni juried by Susan Roth Romans and Jordon Roth of Ro2 Gallery, Dallas.

Venue: UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Denton, TX 76201

Reception: 8 March, 6–8pm

Hours: M–F, 9am–noon, 1–5pm; with extended hours until 8pm Th, F

 

SEPARATE VOICES / SHARED VISIONS
Curated by Bill Pangburn, Separate Voices / Shared Visions presents four artists addressing sociopolitical issues through printmaking. These individual perspectives confront different social problems having personal relevance given each of the artist’s biography. United under the broad theme of human rights, four specific areas are engaged: women’s rights and roles in society, religious expression and political oppression, immigration and existential freedom, and environmental destruction as a violation of human right. Traditional printmaking techniques are utilized for their expressive power, and in recognition of its once dominant role in communication, the exhibition’s reach and statement will be extended through the use of social media.

Venue: TCU Moudy Gallery, Moudy Gallery Building North, 285 South University Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76109

Reception: 7 March, 1–7pm

Hours: M–F 11–4

 

SGCI GRADUATE AWARD EXHIBITION: LOUISE FISHER
Louise Fisher is an MFA candidate at the Arizona State University and received her BFA from the University of Northern Iowa. She is an awardee of the 2018 SGCI Graduate Student Fellowship. Her work portrays ideas of ephemerality, energetic transformation and life cycles using time-based mediums such as video, photography, and printmaking.

Venue: Studio Art Center, UT Arlington, Gallery West, 810 South Davis Street, Arlington, TX 76019

Reception: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Hours: M–F 10am–5pm, Sa noon–5pm

 

SGCI 2019–2021 MEMBERS TRAVELING EXHIBITION
Celebrating the diversity and vibrancy of printmaking and engaging a broad range of themes and processes, the 2019-2021 SGCI Members Exhibition was juried by Jane Hammond from entries by active SGCI members.

Venue: The Gallery at UTA, 502 South Cooper Street, Fine Arts Building Arlington, TX 76019

Reception: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Hours: M–F 10am–5pm, Sa noon–5pm

 

THE LOS ANGELES PRINTMAKING SOCIETY AND FULL COURT PRESS PRESENT: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE WEST IN PRINTMAKING
A Collaborative Print Project: ImMigration: Los Angeles Printmaking presents a special exhibition that asks artists to respond to the complicated and layered themes around “migration” with individual artists interpreting the theme in a culminating collaboration that visually interprets the conceptual migration of themes and ideas, interactions and interpretations, of the individual becoming part of the whole.

Venue: UNT Union Gallery, 2nd Floor, 1155 Union Circle, Denton, TX 76203

Reception: 8 March, 5–7pm

Hours: M–Sa 7am–12 am; Su noon–12am

 

TRACE, DIVIDE, AND ORDER: THREE EXHIBITIONS EXPLORING ENVIRONMENT
Curated by Jennifer Scheuer and Rachelle Hill. Rachelle Hill’s curatorial project “Trace (Mapping Space)” explores how mapping and map-based imagery serve as a metaphor for graphically distilling complex issues of migration, loss, unstable climate conditions, and self within community. Jennifer Scheuer’s work examines the relationship between history, perception plants, and healing.

Venue: Eagle Exhibit Hall. EESAT 190, Elm Fork Education Center, UNT, 1704 W. Mulberry St., Denton, TX 76201

Reception: 8 March, 1–3pm

Hours: M–F 8am–5pm

 

UTA COLLECTION EXHIBITION IMPRINT: THE IMPACTFUL SPIRIT OF THE PRINTED IMAGE
The practice of printmaking is one of the oldest known forms of creation. As it has transitioned from utilitarian uses into artistic practice, printmaking has become an indispensable form of expression throughout the world. This exhibition seeks to showcase a selection of prints by artists who have made an impact in their craft, both as early pioneers of the industry, such as Leonard Baskin and Käthe Kollwitz, as well as current, contemporary artists, such as Swoon and Warrington Colescott, who continue to add to the rich history of printmaking and its imprint on society.

Venue: Visual Resource Commons, UT Arlington, 2nd Floor, 502 South Cooper Street, Arlington, TX 76019

Reception: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Hours: M–F 8:30am–5pm

 

UTA UNDERGRADUATE COLLABORATIVE VINYL EXHIBITION–GALLERY WEST WINDOWS
This exhibition represents a collaboration between graduate and undergraduate students in printmaking, illustration, design, painting, sculpture and glass.

Venue: Studio Art Center Gallery West, UT Arlington, 810 South David Street, Arlington, TX 76019

Reception: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Hours: M–F 10am–5pm, Sa noon–5pm

 

VISUAL ELEGY
The prints in this exhibit are inspired by the poetry collection Appalachian Elegy and its author: acclaimed social activist, feminist theorist, artist, and native Kentuckian bell hooks. The 25 printmakers who’ve contributed to this project offer a variety of beautiful and compelling interpretations of hooks’ work; they are artists who believe, as hooks writes, that “(t)he function of art is to do more than tell it like it is – it’s to imagine what is possible.”

This diverse group of women artist are of national reputation and reside in 20 different states. The artists were asked to make a print that was inspired by a single poem or the book as a whole, combining this inspiration with their own unique mark and voice as an artist and feminist.

Venue: The Gallery at UTA, 502 South Cooper Street, Fine Arts Building Arlington, TX 76019

Reception: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

Hours: M–F 10am–5pm, Sa noon–5pm

INKubators

FAMILY MATTERS: THE COMPLEX PURSUIT OF FAMILY, CAREER, AND A THRIVING STUDIO PRACTICE

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Florentine room

Time: 7 March, 8:30–10am

Moderator: Margot Ecke, Professional printer (letterpress) and bookbinder; Owner, Smokey Road Press

Parenthood can often be an exhausting and isolating experience. This isolation is in direct contrast to the communal nature of the print shop with which so many of us are accustomed. For the printmaker considering the impact of starting a family to the seasoned printmaking mama, this INKubator will be an opportunity to consider the intersection between motherhood and ambition and a chance to gather together to discuss our particular concerns within our distinct environment. We will discuss the nitty-gritty of how mothers balance both career and family, with special emphasis on gender politics, institutional support, finances, insurance, education, career and family expectations. This session will also serve as an opportunity to exchange strategies for success while integrating the roles of artist and mother in the specific space of the academic, non-profit, or for-profit print shop. This will be an honest discussion about the problems women face in a competitive world and how the field of printmaking, with its penchant for community support and focus on process, can be a nurturing environment.

 

FROM WISH LIST TO PUNCH LIST: NAVIGATING PRINT STUDIO TRANSFORMATIONS

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Terrace Level, Fountain room

Time: 8 March, 8:30–10am

Moderator: Phyllis McGibbon, Elizabeth Christy Kopf Professor of Art, Wellesley College

This INKubator session is designed to bring together those who have recently renovated or upgraded their print studio facilities with others who are proposing (or in the midst of) similar efforts in various settings. The goal is not only to share advice and caveats about the process, but also to compile a list of resources, suppliers and specialists to realize such transformations effectively. How might we best collaborate with design teams, safety officers, contractors, project managers and administrators who may have limited knowledge of our studio practices? Afterwards, those participating in this INKubator will develop a shared document for the SGCI website that can be accessed and utilized by the membership.

 

GO BIG OR GO HOME: STREETROLLER PRINTING FOR EVERYONE

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, French room

Time: 8 March, 8:30–10am

Moderators: Berel Lutsky, Professor of Art, UW Manitowoc
Ben Rinehart, Associate Professor of Art, Lawrence University

With three successful Really BIGPRINTS!! events in the books and one in the works for 2020, the RBP team would like to facilitate an exchange of ideas about “big prints” and printmaking events with other printmakers who do this, or who want to do this. The “big print” event format offers a unique opportunity to engage a community, both professional artists and regular folks, in printmaking and create a venue for the exchange of ideas and knowledge and often a chance for the community to be involved.

 

MINORITY REPORTS

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Terrace Level, Fountain room

Time: 7 March, 10:15–11:45am

Moderators: Dr. Faisal Abdu’Allah, Professor of Art and Faculty Director of Creative Arts Community, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sangmi Yoo, Professor and Associate Director of Art, Texas Tech University
Clarissa A Gonzalez, MFA candidate, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi
Stephanie Alaniz, MFA candidate, West Virginia University

This session introduces printmaking practices by artists, groups and organizations that are successfully pursuing their practice and community outreach while under-recognized by large institutions due to their race, ethnic heritages, sexual orientations and ideology. Featured speakers will share success stories of various print practices while under difficult situations and their strategies to make that happen.

 

REMOVING BARRIERS IN A STUDIO PRACTICE

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, French room

Time: 7 March, 8:30–10am

Moderator: Chelsea Clarke, MFA Candidate, University of Kentucky

This INKubator hopes to encourage printmakers to share the strategies they use to continue making work despite disability. Many print shops are set up with able bodied people in mind, and for someone who has to modify their practice to accommodate physical limitations, these spaces can be difficult to navigate. A frank discussion about how to remove these barriers, both at a personal and an institutional level, would be helpful to the printmaking community. The main questions asked would be: how do you make the studio work for you? And, how can existing studios take initiative to become more accessible?

 

THE POSTER AND BEYOND: PRINTMAKING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE STUDIO CLASSROOM

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, French room

Time: 7 March, 8:30–10am

Moderator: Susan Belau, Associate Professor, San Francisco State University

Political posters are often used to engage students with printmaking history, print language in contemporary culture, and social justice activism. But what are additional ways that social justice and social awareness are taught in the printmaking classroom? Faculty and students in printmaking programs discuss curricula and practices that support social justice in the classroom, on campus, and in the community. Participants will share strategies for supporting intellectual rigor and critical thinking within an inclusive worldview. This session is directly aligned with the conference theme focus on printmaking as an instrument of transformation.

 

PRINTS AND SOCIAL PRACTICE

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Terrace Level, Fountain room

Time: 8 March, 10:15–11:45am

Moderator: Beauvais Lyons, Chancellor’s Professor of Art, University of Tennessee

This INKubator session encourages artists and curators interested in the social and political roles of the printed multiple. What is the function of the self-published, traditional, hand-pulled print, be it a woodcut, screenprint, etching, lithograph, broadside or pamphlet as a tool for artists engaged in social practice? How do these questions encourage artists who use print media to rethink the spaces and contexts where art is experienced and distributed?

For more information about the Prints and Social Practice INKubator, download this pdf.

To be part of communications in advance of the conference, please email: blyons@utk.edu.

Members’ Print Exchange

SGCI Members create an edition that is turned in during the first half of the conference, and receive an exchange portfolio at the end of the conference. The Member Exchange is held in the SGCI Archives at the Zuckerman Museum of Art and local conference area institutions.

 

Drop-off: Wednesday 3/6 from noon–6pm,  Thursday 3/7 from 8–5pm, Friday 3/8 from 8am–noon at the Fairmont Hotel

Pick-up: Saturday 3/9 from 8am–noon at the Fairmont Hotel

Exhibition: Saturday March 9 from 9am–2:30pm at the Fairmont Hotel

 

For more information, visit the calls page and sign up via the SGCI Registration portal.

 

Download Artist and Print Datasheet

Download Limited Purpose Release

Download Zuckerman Requirements

Mentor Sessions

Location: Fairmont Hotel

Times: Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8 from 9–11am

Mentors serve our membership and foster interest in our field. Through this program, experienced professionals 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

 

Mentorship is free is conference registration.

 

To serve as a Mentor, apply through the calls page.

To receive mentoring at the conference, sign up via the SGCI Registration portal.

 

Thank you to the individuals who served as Mentors!

Ron Abram, Jamaal Barber, Harley Barnes, Lauren Cardenas, Renee Covalucci, Seth Daulton, Valerie Dibble, Margot Ecke, Sarah Ellis, Candance Garlock, Rich Gere, Brandy González, Jerushia Graham, Etsuko Hansen, Todd Herzberg, Bob Keleman, Eddy Lopez, Berel Lutsky, Beauvais Lyons, Michael Marling, Martyna Matusiak, Ryan McCullough, Phyllis Mcgibbon, Sean Morrisey, David Newman, Anna Nicholson, Malgorzata Oakes, Edie Overturf, Kristina Paabus, Sage Perrott, Nicole Pietrantoni, Debrah Santini, Jennifer Scheuler , Jenny Schmid, Rachel Singel, Nick Satinover, Taro Takizawa, Cynthia Thompson, Fahimeh Vahdat, Patrick Vincent, Hui-Chu Ying

 

Thank you to Valerie Dibble for organizing this year’s Mentor Sessions!

Mobile Events

ACTIVIST APP FOR CREATIVES: AAT [ARTISTS ACTING TOGETHER]

Location: bus loop to TCU and UTA

Time: 7 March

Presenter: Morgan Page, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Midwestern State University

This pecha kucha will introduce Morgan Page’s app, designed to be an efficient tool for finding individuals with specific skill sets that are interested in a variety of causes, and who also wish to support said causes with their artistic contributions. Participants will be invited to engage with the app during the presentation.

 

DEAD-ZONES

Location: bus loop to TCU and UTA

Time: 7 March

Presenter: Terry Conrad, Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

This presentation will include documentation from trips to the Santa Barbara Basin and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, correspondence with scientists and connections between Terry Conrad’s artwork and this research on Foraminifera.

 

“DIGITAL” ART

Location: bus loop to TCU and UTA

Time: 7 March

Presenter: Travis Janssen, Assistant Professor & Head of Printmaking, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

This mobile event will engage conference attendees by allowing them to create fingerprints embellished with doodles in the vein of children’s book author Ed Emberley’s Great Thumbprint Drawing Book. This playful activity will occur while attendees travel between conference sites. Participants’ creations will form a mobile gallery of their impromptu works on the interiors of the buses themselves. This project focuses on the transformation of the everyday yet very personal with the exchange of each individual’s handiwork.

 

PRINTMAKING AND HORTICULTURE: A COLLABORATIVE INVESTIGATION OF A NEW PAPER

Location: bus loop to TCU and UTA

Time: 7 March

Presenter: Andrew Zandt, MFA Candidate, Iowa State University

Printmakers have roles beyond the print studio, including within scientific research. Two Iowa State University graduate students, Andrew Zandt, an MFA candidate in fine arts, and Zachary Hudson, a Ph.D. candidate in horticulture, have collaborated to investigate the printmaking potential of a new type of washi paper made from the Leatherwood shrub. During this mobile presentation, Andrew will share the results of their study and discuss how printmakers and scientists can work together as innovators.

 

PRINTMAKING BUS TRIVIA

Location: bus loop to Brookhaven and UNT

Time: 8 March

Presenter: Nicole Hand, Professor of Art and Assistant Dean, Murray State University

In collaboration with Nicole Hand’s advanced printmaking class at Murray State University, participants will create an interactive game about printmaking that can be played on a bus. This trivia-style game using printed game pieces will be based on printmaking history, techniques and artists working in the field.

 

REPRODUCTIVE MEDIA

Location: bus loop to Brookhaven and UNT

Time: 8 March

Presenters: Cayla Skillin-Brauchle, Assistant Professor of Art, Willamette University and

Danielle Wyckoff, Assistant Professor of Art, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University

Reproductive Media is a performative action in which collaborators Cayla Skillin-Brauchle and Danielle Wyckoff will engage with the SGCI community about human reproduction and its implications on our lives as artists, educators and students, and citizens. Outfitted with a Mobile Zine Library, the collaborators will share information, statistics, and personal stories designed to promote these discussions. Notes, drawings, and ephemera from the event will be shared back with the SGCI community via a zine and chronicled on Instagram.

 

POST-APOCOLYPTIC PRINTMAKING

Location: bus loop to Brookhaven and UNT

Time: 8 March

Presenter: Maclovio Cantú IV, MFA candidate, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

In the event of an apocalypse, printmaking as an artform and medium for disseminating information will surely survive! Post-Apocalyptic Printmaking is a performance-based demonstration in the style of Mad Max, involving a chest-mounted press for the production of a hand-pulled, three-color woodblock print in transit between destinations. Passengers able to correctly answer print-related trivia questions during the performance will be given works made during the demonstration, as well as stickers and pre-printed material.

 

THIS I BELIEVE

Location: bus loop to Brookhaven and UNT

Time: 8 March

Presenter: Arron Foster, Assistant Professor, Print Media, Kent State University

This mobile event is driven by the concept that transforming the world requires new stories, because stories engage people at every level. Print media can amplify these stories through their capacity to spread or disseminate images, information, ideas, and political views. Work created for this mobile event will address, through simple graphic means (using either image or text), participants’ take on the theme of “This I believe.”

 

TRASH TO TREASURE

Location: bus loop to Brookhaven and UNT

Time: 8 March

Presenter: Catherine Prose, Professor, Midwestern State University

This mobile event hosted by Midwestern State University students will facilitate the exchange of participants’ prints by way of button making. Those who ride the bus will create their own buttons from an array of print proofs, drawings, transparencies and assorted piles of imagery from abandoned prints.

Open Portfolio

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Regency Ballroom

Times: Saturday, March 9 from 11am–2:30pm

Free and open to the public

 

Open Portfolio provides an opportunity for conference delegates to present their work on tables alongside one another.

 

For more information, visit the calls page and sign up to participate through the SGCI Registration portal.

Panels

CRITICAL COMICS

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Parisian room

Time: 7 March, 10:15–11:45am

Chair: Joseph Lupo, Professor of Art, West Virginia University

Panelists: Raphael Cornford, co-founder and Director of NOISE Gallery and of NOISE Gallery Press, Indiana

Trishelle Jeffery, independent artist, Saltgrass Printmakers, Utah

Jenny Schmid, Professor, University of Minnesota

Since their inception over 100 years ago, comics have been used to express critical judgements of contemporary society. More recently visual artists have been co-opting and appropriating comic imagery and visual strategies to express unique personal viewpoints and critical social statements. Why is this and who are the comics creators and visual artists using comics imagery and visual language to express a critical dialog? This panel is designed for artists that use comics in their work or for those interested in the history of artists appropriating comics.

 

 

THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Parisian room

Time: 8 March, 8:30–10am

Chairs: Brendan Baylor, Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University

Sarah Pike, Artist and Owner, FreeFall Laser

Panelists: Miguel Aragon, Assistant Professor, CUNY Staten Island

Phyllis Merriam, The Post-Digital Printmaker

Michael Smoot, Lecturer, Keene State College and Smith College

Sarah Pike, artist and owner of FreeFall Laser, “Laser Litho”

Michael Stradley, SMArchS Architectural Design candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Machine Marking”

Rapid prototyping technologies (3D printing, laser engraving, CNC milling, plotters, etc.) have quickly spread from the factory floor to garages, studios, and printshops. As artists investigate these new media, they raise questions about the social, economic, and political meanings of these tools. What codes, conventions, and resonances are embedded within the technologies we use? How do we as printmakers take advantage of the conceptual opportunities of rapid prototyping technologies? The artist and printmakers on this panel explore conceptual spaces opened up by these new technologies in order to transform how we see and shape our worlds.

 

LATINX PRINTMAKING

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Oak room

Time: 7 March, 10:15–11:45am

Chair: Michael Menchaca, visual artist

Panelists: Lisette Chavez, Creator of Show Me Your Print Shop, San Antonio, Texas

Paloma Mayorga, Director, Print Austin, Texas

Alan Serna, Cofounder and Master Printer, feral editions, San Antonio, Texas

This panel discussion addresses the Latinx ethos in contemporary printmaking. The Latino, or “Latinx” identity, is inherently connected to Texas history and has been historically stigmatized through print materials. We will talk about the history of prints as a tool for social influence and the ethics behind the printmaker’s intentions. The theme of Texchange is connected to the Latino heritage within the Tejano population that identifies with both U.S. and Mexican cultures.

 

MATERIAL OF THE IMMATERIAL

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Oak room

Time: 7 March, 8:30–10am

Chairs: Alex Linfield, MFA candidate, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, will present “Towards an Etymology of Interface”

Morgan Melenka, MFA candidate, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, will present “More and More, More is More”

Panelists: Leekyung Kang, Assistant Professor, Idaho State University, will present “Post-Print Culture and the Definition of the Field of Printmaking”

Cooper Holoweski, Artist-in-Residence, co-Head of Print Media, Cranbrook Academy of Art, will present “Fear of Ghosts: Democracy, Ephemerality, and Anxiety”

This panel will engage with questions surrounding printmaking and digital media. We are interested in how a largely immaterial matrix (code of a digital file) intersects with the traditionally physical discipline of printmaking. Panelists can speak to how a changing relationship to matrices affects their relationship to limitations and materiality, and how the digital has changed practices in print.

 

MORE THAN BORDER EXCHANGE: CROSSING CULTURE THROUGH PRINTMAKING

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Parisian room

Time: 7 March, 8:30–10am

Chair: Freda Sue, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina Upstate

Panelists: Marchelo Vera, Assistant Professor of Printmaking, The College of New Jersey will present “Common Ground: Transcending Boundaries through Cultural Exchange”

Sangmi Yoo, Professor of Art, Associate Director, Texas Tech University will present “Coexistence: Taking Home with You”

Reinaldo Gil Zambrano, Printmaking artist and educator, Eastern Washington University and Gongaza University will present “Banquete Gráfico”

This panel invites panelists to share their experiences in crossing cultural background through printmaking. For many immigrant artists, dealing with the change of the change of geographical location and verbal language are expected. However, coping with the cultural shifted aftershock could be a much longer process. Printmaking, a visual art form that includes varied processes and textures. Its characters and community have provided immigrant artists opportunities to associate and contribute from the inside out. This panel will provide an opportunity for immigrant printmakers to share their own stories of journeying through the cultural shift.

 

PRINT AS A FACILITATOR OF ACTION

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Parisian room

Time: 8 March, 10:15–11:45am

Chair: Henry Gepfer, Adjunct Professor, Millersville University and Gettysburg College

Panelists: Zuzanna Dyrda, Assistant Professor of Printmaking, Faculty of Graphics and Media Art, The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design, Wroclaw, Poland

Leslie Friedman, Assistant Professor of Printmaking, Louisiana State University

R.L. Tillman, Professor in Printmaking, Maryland Institute College of Art

Printmaking occupies a curious, central space in a Venn diagram consisting of fine art, industry and craft which positions it as a uniquely appropriate medium through which action can be channeled. In recent art history, action in print has taken various forms including performance, participatory works and political action. This panel invites contemporary printmakers or scholars to showcase projects or research that address one or multiple facets of action channeled through the medium of print. The goal of this panel is dually to expand the vocabulary of possibility within print as well as bolster the surrounding conversation.

 

SGCI EDUCATIONAL PANEL: LESS TALK, MORE ACTION! DIVERSITY, INCLUSIVITY, AND EQUALITY IN THE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Oak room

Time: 7 March, 8:30–10am

Chair: Dr. Scott Rudes, Principal, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas, Texas
Dr. Scott Rudes, Principal of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, will lead a discussion with a group of the school’s students from diverse disciplines in the performing and visual arts.
The discussion will include perspectives on:
• The meaning and reach of diversity, inclusivity, and equality,
• How to move beyond the talk, make plans, and take concrete steps to put ideals into action, and
• A discussion with the students about what the next generation of art (performing and visual) students think university level educators need to know about their world and how we can effectively encourage and support diverse, inclusive, and equal environments in our classrooms.

 

SGCI INTERNATIONAL PANEL: MEMBERS GO ABROAD: EXPLORING INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Gold room

Time: 8 March, 8:30–10am

Chair: Jennie Suddick, Assistant Professor and SGCI Board Member (International Member at Large), OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Panelists: Chrissy Poitras, Spark Box Studio, Canada
Simone Guaita, Fondazione Il Bisonte, Italy

This year’s International Panel has an interactive twist! Lead by facilitators with experiences leading and participating in international residencies, attendees will work together to consider the who, what, why and how of artist residencies. We will collectively consider their value, how to find them, and how to make the most of them once you are there. Together we will compile a directory for finding and pursuing residency opportunities worldwide, including demystifying the application process. Come ready to hear stories from your peers, and contribute any experiences, insights or goals you have for expanding your practice on a global scale!

 

SGCI STUDENT PANEL: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: PRINTSTALLATIONS

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Gold room

Time: 8 March, 10:15–11:45am

Chair: Eliana E. Rodriguez, SGCI Student Representative, Lead Teacher at Roots + Wings Afterschool Community Design Lab

Panelists: Mary Claire Becker, Graduate Student and Instructor of Record, University of Iowa
Wendi Ruth Valladares, Adjunct Professor, Cedar Valley College

When one chooses to study printmaking in the academic setting of a university, there is a moment that we all must prepare for with anticipation. A senior capstone is an opportunity to display a body of work that is a compilation of everything one has learned up until that moment. Students who have pushed the boundaries of printmaking through an installation as their capstone project will discuss on a panel, their experiences creating this work. The panel will focus on both the conceptual and technical aspect of creating a printmaking installation capstone.

 

SOCIAL PRACTICE AND PRINTMAKING COLLECTIVES: THEN AND NOW

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Terrace Level, Fountain room

Time: 7 March, 8:30–10am

Chairs: Celeste De Luna, Lecturer, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Laura Berman, Professor, Kansas City Art Institute

Panelists: Laura Brown, Independent Artist and Educator, Adjunct Faculty, Augsburg University will present “Learning As We Go: Building a Socially Engaged Print Collective”

Luis Valdera & Kim Bishop, Social Engagement Artists, Educators and Curators will present “A3: Pop-Up Industrial Press”

Álvaro D. Márquez, Teaching Artist, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and MFA student in Printmaking at California State University Long Beach will present “Pushing Tinta and Making Community”

Printmaking and prints have long been associated with accessibility, distribution of information, versatility of form, and cultural impact. This panel will take this role and expand on printmaking in social practice and community-oriented art, a field of art practice which aims to create social/political change in the creation of art while enhancing community itself. Presenters will focus on their own experiences with social practice and community-oriented printmaking as well as take a historical look at printmaking in regards to social practice and cultural impact. Discussing the role of printmakers and prints have had and currently have in the expanding field of social practice art, creative place-keeping and community-oriented art fits in perfectly with Texchange’s focus on shared spaces, collaborations, and creating change together.

Special Events

S P E C I A L  E V E N T S : S G C I

 

SGCI: WELCOME ADDRESS
Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Gold Room
Time: 6 March, 6–7pm

Presenters: Boyd Saunders, Sandra Murchison, and Judy Youngblood

 

SGCI: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE (ORIENTATION)

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Gold room
Time: 7 March, 8:30–9:30am

Presenter: Ryan O’Malley, Associate Professor / Graduate Coordinator, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Join a once first-time SGCI attendee Ryan O’Malley, Graduate Coordinator at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, as he speaks about how to negotiate the many activities at this year’s conference, including the most valuable events for students, how to navigate panels, demos, exhibitions and open portfolio, and how to avoid herding cats when there’s so much to see and do. Also covered will be professional practices when approaching prospective MFA faculty or employers, as well as the importance of forming peer groups outside of one’s university or local network.

 

SGCI: SILENT AUCTION

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Crown room
Time: 7–8 March, 8am–1pm

 

SGCI: MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Oak room
Time: 8 March, 10:15–11:45am

 

SGCI: AWARD AND MEMBER’S CELEBRATION

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Lobby Level, International Ballroom
Time: 9 March, 6:30–11pm

 

 

S P E C I A L  E V E N T S 

 

A LA POUPEE & THE CHINE-COLLES: THE REUNION SHOW
Location: Legal Draft in Arlington, TX
Time: 
7 March, 3–9pm
Presenter: Greg Stone, Pressman, Thornwillow Press

A la Poupée & the Chine-Collés is a band that brings together music and printmaking. While currently on hiatus due to geographical distance, the group has been planning a comeback at SGCI Texchange with new printmaking tunes that will entertain conference attendees with ballads of the brayer and tales of the tympan. The band aims to inspire a dialogue about how both music and printmaking are mediums for sharing information and ideas, emphasize community and collaboration, and are methods for inciting change.

 

OFF THE PRESS, IN THE STREETS
Location: Dallas Museum of Art, Ross Avenue Plaza (intersection of Ross Av. and Harwood St.), Dallas, TX (look for the Mark di Suvero sculpture)
Time:
6 March, 2–5pm
Presenter: Krystal Read, Art Instructor, Booker T Washington HSPVA
Don’t miss the action in the streets outside the Dallas museums. Students from the Arts Magnet high school right in the heart of the Dallas Arts District will present printing techniques on a mobile press along Flora Street. This demonstration will include woodblock repeat patterns and stencil printing with a tabletop press. During this demonstration we will discuss the ways students have used their art practice to engage with the Dallas community.

 

POTS-N-PRINTS
Location: Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244. Building F, Courtyard
Time:
8 March, 1–3:30pm
Presenter: Mario Kiran, Associate Professor, University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Pots-n-Prints is a mobile studio that provides support to rural schools in Southwest Texas. The mobile studio brings the community together to work alongside professional artists. For participants, the printmaking and ceramics activities encourage dialogue, collaboration and exchange of ideas. During this event, conference goers will learn about throwing ceramic forms on the potters wheel and the raku kiln. In printmaking, they will learned to work with non-toxic materials to create and print engravings using an etching press, and they will see how to silkscreen print on fabric.

 

POWER WASHER ZINE PRESENTS: HOW TO PRINT LUNCH
Location: UTA Studio Art Center, 801 South Davis Street, Arlington, TX 76013. Room Patio area outside studios
Time:
7 March, 1–4:30pm
Presenters: Josh Dannin and Todd Irwin

Do you get hungry in the studio? Need to squeeze a meal in-between two tightly scheduled conference events? HOW TO PRINT LUNCH provides a solution to your problems in the form of an interactive print demo on-the-go! Sit back and enjoy the ride as our mobile sandwich assembly station prints your lunch layer by layer, and condiment by condiment. Learn about food-safe printmaking techniques and a new way to subvert meta-narratives using mustard.

 

SIX PRINTMAKERS BREAKING THE MOLD
Location: 
TCU, 2805 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129. N Moudy Building, Room 105
Time: 
7 March, 3–5pm
Presenter: Mary Sherwood Brock, Exhibitions Chair, Los Angeles Printmaking Society
Printmaking in the 21st Century is having a surprising revival brought about by creative and dedicated artists who are expanding the parameters of this ancient method of reproduction. The documentary Six Printmakers Breaking the Mold features artists Dirk Hagner, Michelle Rozic, John Greco, Kimiko Miyoshi, Dave Lefner and Camilla Taylor who are not only masterful but also passionate and eloquent exponents of the printmaking arts. Director Poli Marichal combined filmed interviews with footage of each artist working in his/her studio explaining their creative process and the methods and techniques they favor. This documentary was sponsored by Los Angeles Printmaking Society.

 

TEMPORARY TEXT COLLECTIVE
Location: Downtown Arlington
Time:
7 March, 1–4:30pm
Presenter: Addison Ginsberg

The Temporary Text Collective is a community centered art installation project. Each installation is composed of a galvanized piece of sheet steel and a set of moveable magnets printed with words and images. Participants are able to build poems and scenes with the provided magnets. Stamped at the top of each piece are the Instagram handle @Temporarytextcollective and the hashtag #temptext. The hashtag and handle allow participants to photograph their poem, upload it to Instagram, and tag the photo so that it can be included in the living archive on the Temporary Text Collective page. For SCGI Ginsberg will be instructing participants in the creation of mini screens. On their screens participants will be encouraged to create a small picture or a write a word that they believe is representative of their community.

 

TEXAS SPACE FOREVER JAM. BY BREANNE TRAMMELL @ MAKE GOOD STUDIO’S IN ARLINGTON, TX WITH DOUBLE BLIND SURPRISE
Location: Make Good. 322B Abrams Street, Downtown Arlington, TX 76010
Time:
7 March, 1–4:30pm
Presenters: Breanne Trammell, Scott Cook, Adrienne Cook

Make a zine from the contents of your pocket, learn about #FOILOLOL using the incomparable Virginia K. Myers-designed Iowa Foil Printer, write a love letter that is a kite, and much more. Come one! Come all! This grab bag event is hosted by Breanne Trammell, a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in printmaking. She received her BFA from the University of Texas at Arlington and MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

 

 

S P E C I A L  E V E N T S : O P E N   H O U S E / O P E N   S T U D I O

 

TOUR BOOKER T WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
Location: 2501 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201 (check in at registration desk)
Time:
8 March, 10am
Presenter: Krystal Read, Art Instructor, Booker T Washington HSPVA
When you walk through the doors of Booker T. Washington, be prepared to experience a surge of creative energy. Located in the Dallas Arts District, Booker T. Washington HSPVA has earned national recognition for its academic, dance, music, theater and visual art programs. Visitors can tour the historical building as well as the 2008 addition to see students performing and engaging in their passions. Prints will be displayed in the campus gallery and the printmaking studio will welcome visitors to tour the facilities.

 

DALLAS ARTISAN FINE PRINT STUDIO
Location: 118 N Peak Street, Dallas, TX 75226

Time: 9 March, 11am–4pm
Presenter: Terri Thoman, Artist, Dallas Artisan Fine Print Studio

In this open house, participants will experience what it is like to discover a place for artists to continue the creative exchange of techniques, and the communal process of printmaking, once “school” ends. Individuals can visit the facility to see artists while they are using the space to produce their work, participate in classes/demonstrations, or browse the resources we have created.

 

STUDIO 204
Location: 204 S East St, Arlington, TX 76010
Time:
7 March, 1–4:30pm
Presenters: Virgil Scott and Kim Newman
Kim Neiman and Virgil Scott have been collecting, rescuing and resurrecting vintage letterpress equipment since 2008 at Studio 204 located in downtown Arlington, Texas. Their work utilizes vintage wood type, foundry metal type, hand carved linoleum block images and book arts to create custom projects for commercial clients, retail sales and public gallery exhibitions.

 

TALLEY DUNN GALLERY
Location: 5020 Tracy St, Dallas, TX 75205
Time:
9 March, 10am–noon
Presenters: Talley Dunn
Website: http://www.talleydunn.com/

Enjoy this outstanding venue for contemporary works on paper led by North Texas Print Gallerist award recipient Talley Dunn.

 

TCU MFA OPEN STUDIOS
Location: 2805 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129. North Moudy Building. Grad Studios
Time: 7 March, 3–5pm
Stop by and visit the studios of twelve TCU graduate students in printmaking, painting, sculpture, and new media.

 

TCU MFA OPEN STUDIOS
Location: 2805 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129. North Moudy Building. Grad Studios
Time: 7 March, 3–5pm
Stop by and visit the studios of twelve TCU graduate students in printmaking, painting, sculpture, and new media.

 

TCU SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY
Location: TCU, 2913 W Lowden St, Fort Worth, TX 76129. Special Collections Reading Room, 3rd Floor, Mary Couts Burnett Library
Time: 7 March, 2–5pm
A selection of rare books and prints from TCU Special Collections will be on display for a special viewing event! Drop in and see works by Albrecht Durer and William Blake, to name a few.

 

UNT FABRICATION LAB
Location: UNT Art Building, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201. Room ART 351
Time: 8 March, 1–3pm
Presenter: Shawn Lopez, Digital Fabrication Lab Manager

Visit the Fabrication Lab to see projects happening on state-of-the-art CNC routers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, and more.

 

UNT P.R.I.N.T PRESS: BEHIND THE SCENES
Location: UNT Art Building, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201. Room ART 267
Time: 8 March, 1–3pm
A complement to P.R.I.N.T Press: 25 years exhibition, this event will showcase printing matrices from renowned guests, including Susan Goethel Campbell, Jeffrey Dell, Linda Ridgway, Alison Saar, and Kiki Smith, among others.

 

UNT TEXAS FASHION COLLECTION: TECH MEETS TEXTILES
Location: UNT Art Building, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201. Room ART 259
Time:
8 March, 1–3pm
Presenter: Annette Becker, Director, Texas Fashion Collection

Join the Texas Fashion Collection for an exploration of print technology and textiles through a pop-up exhibition of historic and designer clothing. The afternoon will include innovative printing on leather pioneered by Roberto Cavalli, early forays into digital printing on fabric with kitschy pieces by Todd Oldham, and several other print-focused fashions.
The Texas Fashion Collection is a fashion-focused archive of nearly 20,000 historic and designer garments and accessories. Started in 1938 by the Dallas-based department store Neiman Marcus, the TFC has been an integral part of research at UNT since 1972. With a focus on accessibility and university-focused research, the TFC’s new study space focuses on outreach through micro-exhibitions, tours, and research appointments.

 

UTA MFA OPEN STUDIOS

Location: Studio Art Center and the Fine Art Building (look for directional signs)
Time: 7 March, 1–4:30pm

UTA graduate students offer a peek of their creative process by sharing open studio time with SGCI 2019 visitors. By sharing their creative experiences, graduate students from several areas including printmaking, glass, film, and visual communications will promote diversification and interdisciplinary conversations with visitors.

 

THE WAREHOUSE (RSVP REQUIRED)
Location: 14105 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75244
Time:
9 March, 1pm–4pm (each tour is 1 hour)
Website: http://thewarehousedallas.org/sgci/

Visit The Warehouse, a private contemporary art space featuring work from The Rachofsky Collection. The current exhibition – Topologies – gathers more than 100 works created between 1952 and 2016 by 61 artists. It draws from The Rachofsky Collection’s strong formal and conceptual holdings on international practices that emphasize process and materiality. The show expands on themes including permutation and distortion in space, inversions and other shifts in the body’s phenomenological relationship to space, material transition based on gravity and entropy, the politics of displacement, and reconceiving abject encounters between the synthetic and organic. RSVP IS REQUIRED. Limit 2 per RSVP; all guests must be at least 16 years old.

Themed Portfolios

BEYOND 72 DPI: THEPOSTDIGITALPRINTMAKER
Location: TCU, 2805 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129. N Moudy Building, 1st Floor
Organizer: Phyllis Merriam, artist

Today for work to be shared it must be created with the knowledge that most people will only see digital reproductions limiting the ability to communicate the nuance that can only be seen by viewing a piece in person. We wonder whether this pressure effects how artists create their work. The prints in the portfolio have a physical aspect that can only be fully appreciated in person. The prints are accompanied by a 2” X 2” thumbnail of the artist’s original submission for comparison along with the artist’s explanation and the description.

Contributing Artists:
Leonie Bradley, artist, editor of Printmaking Today
Beth Fein, artist, California
Arron Foster, Visiting Assistant Professor, Kent State University
David Gerhard, Visual Arts Department Chair, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities
Emily Legleitner, BFA student at the Stamps School, University of Michigan
Mike Lyon, artist, Kansas City, Missouri
Phyllis and Victor Merriam, thepostdigitalprintmaker
PD Packard, printmaker, Brooklyn, NY
Susan Rostow, artist, developer of Akua Ink
Michelle Rozic, Associate Professor, California State University at Northridge
Kevin Shook, Associate Professor of Art, Birmingham-Southern College
Sarah Sipling, Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Photography, Northwest Missouri State University
Mariana Smith, Assistant Professor of Art, Stockton University
Rob Swainston, Founder Prints of Darkness, Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Purchase College SUNY
Kristen Tordella-Williams, Assistant Professor, Millsaps College, Mississipi

 

BETWEEN TENSES
Location: TCU, 2805 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129. N Moudy Building, 1st Floor
Organizer: Beth Sheehan, Printer, Durham Press

Between Tenses explores ideas of time and memory as connection to human experience and personal narrative. Memories are integral to a sense of self and how we relate to others. Through printmaking, participants are encouraged to investigate the influences of the past (personal or public) on the present and future. How does the perception of the past alter current experience? How does time change experience? What is lost from our narratives with the malleability of memory? And what does that mean for us or the way we relate to the world?

Contributing Artists:
Shannon Bourne, Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Christa Carleton, Visiting Professor, Montana State Univeristy
Anastasia DeVol, artist
Sue Carrie Drummond, Assistant Professor, Millsaps College
Judith Gammons, MFA candidate, University of the Arts
Roni Gross, Instructor, Center for Book Arts
Serena Hocharoen, MFA candidate, Tyler School of Art at Temple University
Emily Orzech, Assistant Professor of Printmaking, Muhlenberg College
Diana Palermo, Art Teacher and Resident, Index Art Center
Kelsey Reiman, MFA candidate, Arizona State Univeristy
Ingrid Schindall, Director, IS Projects
Jesse Shaw, Assistant Professor of Art, Texas A&M University
Beth Sheehan, Printer, Durham Press
Hester Stinnett, Professor of Printmaking, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Ani Volkan, Director, Print League KC
Lisa Wicka, artist

 

ENVIRONMENTALITY
Location: UNT, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201. Room ART 100 (Cora Stafford Gallery)
Organizer: Leah Kiczula, Education Coordinator, SCRAP PDX

Environmentality looks to delve into the effects of printmaking on––and in––our environments. Reflecting on the way the environment is experienced and imagined, printmakers create works addressing the current state of our environmental crisis, the emergent effects of crisis of personal space intersecting with the sense of a menacing ecological crisis, while using 100% reused materials and environmentally sustainable methods. Environmentality offers the opportunity to rethink the relations between art and environment, both physical and symbolic, material and immaterial, and how our own artistic actions affect this planet we inhabit.

Contributing Artists:
Leah Kiczula, SCRAP PDX
Sara Method, MFA candidate, Western Carolina University
Lauren Kussro, Assistant Professor of Art, Houston University
Brooke Inman, working artist
Christine Medley, Associate Professor, Marywood University
Masha Ryskin, working artist
Terry Conrad, Assistant Professor Iowa Print Media Faculty Fellow
Hannah Fray, Manager of Printmaking Liverpool John Moores University
Ricardo Ruiz, working artist
Melissa Schulenberg, Associate Professor of Art, St. Lawrence University
Elizabeth Claire Rose, MFA Printmaking candidate, Temple University

 

HABITUS: CONTEMPLATIVE MANIFESTO
Location: University of Dallas, Haggerty Lane, Irving, TX 75062. Upper Gallery, Painting/Printmaking Building
Organizers: Andrew Kozlowski, Assistant Professor, University of North Florida

Sheila Goloborotko, Assistant Professor, University of North Florida
This portfolio offers a platform to express, comment, and reflect on the current issues that are rapidly reshaping our world—creating a print that is not reactive—but pensive and meditative. It is overwhelming to observe the torrent of information flowing past and be swept up in the churning tide. Can we create imagery that is not merely pamphletary and reactive but portrays the moment before our responses? We aim to gather a collection of visual contemplative manifestos—work that slows one down, that proposes change and creates pause with voices of cathartic expression and poetic activism—protest and beauty.

Contributing Artists:
Aaron Eliah Terry, Assistant Professor, University of Delaware
Andrew Kozlowski, Assistant Professor, University of North Florida
Anne Beidler, Professor, Agness Scott College
Better Press (Francesca Colonia and Giulia Nicolai), independent artists
Brooke Inman, Instructor, Virginia Commonwealth University
Eszter Sziksz, independent artist
Fleming Jefferies, Interim Director, VCU Qatar Department of Painting and Printmaking
Florence Gidez, independent artist and educator
Heather Parish, Assistant Professor, University of Iowa
Jill Parisi, Area Head and Associate Professor, SUNY New Paltz
Judith Baumann, Master Printer, Crow’s Shadow Institute of Art
Justin Barfield, Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
Kate Collyer, artist and educator
Kirsten Flaherty, Administrative Assistant, IFPDA
Lisa Turner, Assistant Professor, Western Washington University
Lise Drost, Professor, University of Miami
Louise Fisher, MFA Candidate, Arizona State University
Luke Johnson, MFA Candidate, University of Alberta
Mizin Shin, artist and educator
Nathan Meltz, Lecturer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Nick Satinover, Assistant Professor, Middle Tennessee State University
Nicole Andreoni, artist and educator, University of North Florida
Richard Hricko, Professor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Ruthann Godollei, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Art, Macalester College
Sarah Marshall, Associate Professor, University of Alabama
Savannah Bustillo, independent artist
Shawn Bitters, Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Sheila Goloborotko, Assistant Professor, University of North Florida
Summer Ventis, Assistant Professor, California State University Sacramento
Taro Takizawa, Instructor, Syracuse University

 

HAND DRAUGHTED
Location: TCU, 2805 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129. N Moudy Building, 1st Floor
Organizers: Ken Wood, Professor, St Louis Community College

Kelda Martensen, Department Chair & Professor, North Seattle College
This portfolio explores printmakers’ use of traditional architectural draughting techniques, such as perspective drawing, isometric and axonometric projections, and plans and sections. It also includes printmakers whose work shows clearly the use of tools borrowed from the (pre-Autocad) draughting room: parallel rules and triangles, inking pens, mylar, vellum, letterpress letters and chartpak patterns, and pantone sticky-back film. This portfolio focuses on the “exchange” part of Texchange: the exchange between the legacy processes of the architecture and printmaking worlds.

Contributing Artists:
Ken Wood, Professor, Printmaking and Foundations, St Louis Community College
Kelda Martensen, Department Chair and Professor of Art, North Seattle College
Kim Beck, Associate Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University
Susan Belau, Associate Professor, San Francisco State University
Emily Gherard, Painter, Printmaker and Draughtsman, Seattle
Sean Hurley, Assistant Professor of Art, Valdosta State University
Liv Monique Johnson, Burning Bones Press, Houston
Amanda Knowles, Instructor and Gallery Director, North Seattle College
Daniel Ogletree, Instructor, UN-Las Vegas and College of Southern Nevada
Tatiana Potts, Printmaking Studio Technician, University of Tennessee
Kim Van Someren, Instructional Technician for Printmaking, University of Washington
Vivian Wang, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

 

THE LASER PRINTMAKER: MAPPING OVERLAPS BETWEEN PRINTMAKING AND LASER SYSTEMS
Location: University of Dallas, Haggerty Lane, Irving, TX 75062. Upper Gallery, Painting/Printmaking Building
Organizer: Dana Potter, MFA candidate, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Postdigital, emerging technologies, and new media, to name a few, are vague terms used as catch-all funnels for print processes which incorporate laser-cutting, 3D printing, CNC routing, etc. The funnel metaphor, however, stanches fluidity between printmaking techniques and incorporated technologies. A re-imagined structure of these methods may be presented as tree roots with equal stems for laser systems as printmaking’s relationship with paper-making or book-arts. Laser technologies specifically build on similar conceptual questions brought up by printmaking: quality of technique, loss of aura in mechanical reproduction, the look and feel of the hand-made, and issues of physical and time-based labor.

Contributing Artists:
Miguel Aragon, artist
Denise Bookwalter, Director Small Craft Advisory Press, Professor, Florida State University
Noah Breuer, Assistant Professor, Auburn University
Tim Dooley, Professor of Printmaking, University of Northern Iowa
Myles Dunigan, artist
Monica Farrar, artist
Andrea Ferrigno, Assistant Professor of Art, Knox College
Andy Holliday, Visiting Assistant Professor, Auburn University
Joseph Lupo, Professor of Art, West Virginia University
Conor McGran, MFA candidate, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Adrienne Miller, Exhibition and Project Coordinator, Speed Museum
Sarah Pike, Director of FreeFall Laser
Dana Potter, MFA candidate, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Roberta Restaino, Adjunct Instructor Printmaking and Foundations, University of Colorado Boulder
Hannah Smith, artist
Meagan Sterling, Professor, Westmont College
Brad Vetter, Brad Vetter Design
Aaron Wilson, Professor of Printmaking, University of Northern Iowa
Jonathan Wright, MFA candidate, Arizona State University
Sangmi Yoo, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University

 

MAKE IT WORK: PRINTSHOP POSTERS
Location: UNT, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201. Room ART C277
Organizers: Leslie Friedman, Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Foundations, Louisiana State University

Sean P. Morrissey, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas
Sometimes humorous, sometimes passive-aggressive, occasionally inspirational, and always informational, printshop signs shift standards of what is often a sterile conversation about shop etiquette. Participants will explore this unique form of communication through printed matter that pays homage to the common printshop sign. These broadsides provide voice and point of view, elevating how we learn from each other and how we are able interact and relay pertinent information.

Contributing Artists:
Lindsey Clark-Ryan, Associate Professor, Smith College
Adrienne Cook, Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
Directangle Press, Press/Publisher, Manchester, New Hampshire
Amze Emmons, Associate Professor, Temple University
Leslie Friedman, Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University
Lya Finston, student, Oberlin College
Sean P. Morrissey, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas
Jesse Parrott, MFA candidate, California State University, Long Beach
Sage Perrott, Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University
Kristin Sarette, MFAcandidate, Indiana University
Qiaoyi Shi, Artist, Elmhurst, New York
Hannah Skoonberg, Printmaking faculty, Santa Rose Junior College
Shelley Thorstensen, Director, Printmakers Open Forum
Tonja Torgerson, Visiting Assistant Professor, Indiana University
Breanne Trammell, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati
Patrick Vincent, Assistant Professor, Austin Peay State University

 

MENTORING CIRCLES
Location: UNT, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201. Room ART C240
Organizer: Candace Garlock, Professor, Truckee Meadows Community College
As printmakers, we learn from each other. We grow, first as students and then gradually we become mentors ourselves. We take bits of information from everyone we can learn from. We blend techniques, ideas, bonding thoughts together to create something new. There are traces of knowledge transferred from one mentor to another, creating circles of memory, expanding our pool of influence. Through these shared experiences, we transform what printmaking is and can become, creating change together. This portfolio exchange will pay homage to our mentors.

Contributing Artists:
Daryl DePry, Instructor, College of Southern Nevada
Justin Diggle, faculty, University of Utah
Sarah Dittmann, student, University of Alabama
Tia Flores, artist, Sierra Arts
Teal Francis, student, University of Nevada, Reno
Susan Frost, artist
Candace Garlock, faculty, Truckee Meadows Community College
James Hadley, student, University of Utah
Patricia Hall, artist
Anne Hoff, faculty, College of Southern Nevada
Amanda Joy, student, Weber State University
Mary Kenny, faculty, Sierra Nevada College
Eunkang Koh, faculty, University of Nevada, Reno
Kathryn Maxwell, faculty, Arizona State University
Tracey Oliver, artist, Sierra Arts
Mark E. Ritchie, faculty, University of Wyoming
Erin Shearin, Instructor, Truckee Meadows Community College
Rossitza Todorova, Instructor, Truckee Meadows Community College
Cerese Vaden, faculty, University of Arizona
Sarah Whorf, faculty, Humbolt State University
Erin Wohletz, student, University of Tennessee
Connie Wolfe, artist
Melanie Yazzie, faculty, Colorado University, Boulder

 

OBJECTS PRINTED: RECONSIDERING THE MATERIAL WORLD
Location: UNT, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201. Room ART 100 (Cora Stafford Gallery)
Organizer: Mike Sonnichsen, University of Idaho

For many printmakers, found objects occupy a central or generative point in an art making practice. This portfolio explores the intersection of objects and the transformation or “change” in how we regard familiar things through direct (or very nearly direct) print processes. The particular biases of object printmaking offer details, nuances, and visual filters that reveal qualities otherwise unseen through traditional depiction. The sensibilities of a printmaker employing found objects and the “printerly” manner in which they apprehend and then re-express aspects of our material culture, ultimately changes the relationship between matter, artist, and audience.

Contributing Artists:
Mike Sonnichsen, University of Idaho
Celia Walker, Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ)
Laura Charlton, independent artist, Aperspective Press
Mark Iwinski, independent artist, Elon University
Kimiko Miyoshi, California State Long Beach
Stephanie Carpenter, Hamilton Wood Type Museum
Christina Bartonicek, independent artist
Anthony Ryan, San Francisco State University
Jaime Durham, Crow’s Shadow Institute
Margot Myers, Runaway Press
James Chase, Director of Community Education and Visual Arts Faculty at New Hampshire Institute of Art
Tiffany Hokanson, MFA candidate, Indiana University
Andrew Testa, Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

PRINTMAKING AS PARTNERSHIP
Location: TCU, 2805 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129. N Moudy Building, 1st Floor
Organizer: Zach Clark

Printmaking, specifically the act of publishing and printing for others, is often reduced purely to its commercial production and market role. In doing so, one ignores the inherent values of printmaking: it’s ability to cultivate relationships and collaborations, with the most ideal instances pushing a printmaker to expand beyond their comfort zones both practically and conceptually, themes that intersect with the goals of Texchange.
Printmaking as Partnership is a portfolio exchange centered around the value and strength of the collaborative process in printmaking, including work by 15 printmakers and their collaborators.

Contributing Artists:
Andrew Ackerman, Associate Professor (Sculpture), Nipissing University
Zack Arrington, poet and educator
Laura Brown, artist
Chandler Brutscher, MFA candidate, Kent State University
Zach Clark
Josh Dannin, artist
Shannon Delahanty, artist and educator
Dave DiMarchi, artist / owner, 9INHANDPRESS
Tressa Jones, owner / artist, Berlin Way Studio, Pennsylvania and Printshop Facilitator, Braddock Carnegie Library, Pennsylvania
Heather Leier, Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
Vinicius Libardoni, MFA candidate at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland
Erin Martinez, artist and educator
Elizabeth Melnyczuk, New Hampshire Institute of Art
Jack Michael, MFA candidate, Georgia State University
Maggie Middleton, MFA candidate at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design, Wrocław, Poland
Alison Mortiz, Senior Administrative Program Manager, Swindells Day Program, Institute on Aging
Tyler Nansen, owner / artist, Berlin Way Studio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Barry O’Keefe, artist
Laura Peturson, Associate Professor (Printmaking), Nipissing University
Skyler Pham, artist
Meghan Pohlod, Artist Residency Manager, Kala Art Institute
Kristen Sarette, artist
Emily Tareila, MFA candidate, UMass Amherst
Becky Thera, artist

 

SAINTS, SUPERHEROES, AND THE DEMONIZED
Location: University of Dallas, Haggerty Lane, Irving, TX 75062. Upper Gallery, Painting/Printmaking Building
Organizer: Marco Sanchez, MFA candidate, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

This exchange is meant to serve as a platform for printmakers to become reactionaries and revolutionaries who take a stand against the xenophobia, racism, and disregard of common decency lacking by the current presidential administration. This exchange allows printmakers to represent the people in their communities who over the past two years have been marginalized or demonized. By refuting the ill-informed rhetoric of some politicians, it allows artists to elevate these “Saints, Superheroes, and Demons” to the pedestal in which they belong.

Contributing Artists:
Marco Sánchez, MFA candidate, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Bill Mathie, Professor and Acting Chairperson, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Doug Eberhardt, Adjunct Instructor, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Christin Apodaca, artist
Cynthia Evans, Art Instructor, El Paso Museum of Art
Raul Monarrez, Printer at Horned Toad Prints
Stephany Carnycia, Printer at Horned Toad Prints
Carlos Barberena, Owner, Bandolero Press
Harry Sanchez, Adjunct Instructor, University of Cincinnati DAAP
Krysten Farrier, BFA candidate, Midwestern State University
Aaron Pozos, BFA at University of Texas at San Antonio
Fred Barraza, artist and New Mexico Art Commisione
Oknnarf Oda-gled, Printer at Horned Toad Prints
Andrew Cain, Tech, California State University Stanislaus
Heczar Gomez, Co-founder and artist, La Madriguera Gráfica, Querétaro México
Mari Mariel, Co-founder and artist, La Madriguera Gráfica, Querétaro México
Víctor Lopez, Co-founder and artist, La Madriguera Gráfica, Querétaro México
Jesus De La Rosa, Associate Professor, Texas A&M Kingsville
Neil Daigle-Orians, Instructor of Record, University of Connecticut
Nabil Gonzalez, Lecturer, University of Texas at El Paso

 

A SHRINKING WORLD
Location: University of Dallas, Haggerty Lane, Irving, TX 75062. Upper Gallery, Painting/Printmaking Building
Organizers: Andrew Mullally, Assistant Printmaking Facility Technician, Columbia College Chicago

Jessica Robles, Lecturer of Printmaking, California State University, Fresno
Contemplating the triage of human affairs, it is difficult to envision any list where addressing climate change does not rank among the most critical imperatives. Ecological disaster, mass extinction, and global warming; all household phrases. Notions of “nature” easily become entangled in nostalgia. In romanticism. Beyond this, they are most importantly political and urgent. A Shrinking World encourages both artist and audience to consider the natural world as something more than the spaces and images we have designated as nature. The Anthropocene is not some far off idea that denies individuals agency. Nature, and its potential collapse, is at your doorstep.

Contributing Artists:
Michael Barnes, Professor of Printmaking, Northern Illinois University
Patrick Casey, Star Traveler / Time Tourist
Sean Caulfield, Centennial Professor, Printmaking, University of Alberta
Sue Coe, artist
Aaron Coleman, Assistant Professor of Art, University of Arizona
Sarah Ellis, Adjunct Professor, Murray State University; SGCI Executive Board Member
Oscar Gillespie, Professor of Art, Drawing and Printmaking, Bradley University
Todd Herzberg, Assistant Professor of Drawing, Murray State University
Yuji Hiratsuka, Professor of Printmaking, Oregon State University Corvallis
Joshua Johnson, Instructor of Printmaking and Drawing, Elmhurst College & College of DuPage
Brian Kelly, Professor of Printmaking, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Andrew Kosten, Gum Pal Press
Emmy Lingscheit, Assistant Professor of Printmaking, University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign
Ashton Ludden, artist
Beauvais Lyons, Chancellor’s Professor of Art, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Andrew Mullally, Drawing Instructor, Elgin Community College; Printmaking Technician, Columbia College Chicago
Ashley Nason, artist
Kathryn Polk, L VIS Press
Jessica Robles, Lecturer of Printmaking, California State University, Fresno
Megan Sterling, Printmaking Facilities Manager and Instructor of Printmaking, Columbia College Chicago

 

SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY
Location: UNT, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201. Room ART 100 (Cora Stafford Gallery)
Organizer: M. Robyn Wall, Assistant Professor of Art, Delta State University

Southern Hospitality is a depiction of the cultural and sociopolitical landscape of the American South. As a region rich in history, it is transforming as a place of dialogue for diverse ideas and identities.

Contributing Artists:
Brett Anderson, Assistant Professor, University of Southern Indiana
Marty Azevedo, Assistant Professor, California State University Stanislaus
Becky Blosser, Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
Danielle Burns, Instructor, Baton Rouge Community College
Savanna Rae Carlin, BFA candidate, Rhode Island School of Design
Catherine Anne Clements, MFA Candidate, University of Georgia
Zoë Couvillion, BFA candidate, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Joe D’Uva, Associate Professor, Youngstown State University
Jacob Gibson, BFA candidate, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Tucker Howard, MFA candidate, Indiana University
Leslie Koptcho, Professor, Louisiana State University
Kristin Powers Nowlin, Instructor, Kansas State University
Nathan Pietrykowski, Visiting Instructor, Delta State University
Eric Piper, Director, Alternator Academy of Alternative Arts
Hailey Quick, MFA candidate, Kansas State University
Kaleena Stasiak, Assistant Professor, University of South Alabama
Greg Stone, Studio Production Assistant, Marylyn Dintenfass Studio
Chad Tolley, Assistant Professor, Augusta University
M. Robyn Wall, Assistant Professor, Delta State University
Eric Wilson, MFA University of Arizona

 

TEJANOS: THE BORDER CROSSED US
Location: TCU, 2805 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129. N Moudy Building, 1st Floor, Project Space
Organizers: J. Leigh Garcia, Adjunct Professor, Pensacola State College

Wendi Valladares, artist
The complex history between Texans and Mexicans has resulted in a melding of these two cultures or what is known today as Tejanos. While many Mexican-Americans identify as Chicano/Chicana/Chicanx, Tejano/Tejana/Tejanx is a term specifically for Mexican-Americans who call Texas their home. For many Tejanos, their familial lineage in present-day Texas dates back to before the Texas Revolution, hence the famous line, “we never crossed the border, the border crossed us.”

Contributing Artists:
Francisco Alvarado, MFA candidate, Texas Christian University
Ruben Castillo, Lecturer & Shop Technician, Kansas City Art Institute
Jesus De La Rosa, Associate Professor of Art, Texas A&M University–Kingsville
Celeste De Luna, Lecturer, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Francisco Delgado, Assistant Printmaker, Horned Toad Prints
J. Leigh Garcia, Adjunct Professor, Pensacola State College
Brandy Gonzalez, Art Teacher, Cade MS and Adjunct Professor, Lassen College
Clarissa Gonzalez, MFA candidate, Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Manuel Guerra, Lecturer, University of Texas at El Paso
Michael Menchaca, working artist / public artist
Ashley Mireles, Co-Director of La Printeria, Education Coordinator at Artpace San Antonio, and co-founding member of the Creative Women’s Alliance
Raul Monarrez, Advance Visual Arts / AP Teacher, Del Valle High School, YISD, Horned Toad Press
Ben Munoz, Independent artist with Gallery affiliations at the Art Center of Corpus Christi
New Mexico–Hecho a ManoBen Munoz
Omar González, MFA candidate, University of Texas at San Antonio
Ricardo Ruiz,
Marco Sánchez, MFA candidate, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Alan Serna, Co-Founder / Master Printer, Feral Editions
Wendi Valladares, Art & Design Adjunct, Cedar Valley College

VPP Fair

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Regency Ballroom and Foyer

Times: 7–8 March, 8 am–1pm and 

9 March, 8:30am–2:30pm

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Free and open to the public

 

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.

 

Acuity Papers | Ballroom 56, 57

Akua Inks | Ballroom 7, 8

Anderson Ranch Arts Center | Ballroom 49

Anna Hasseltine | Ballroom 59

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts | Ballroom 37, 38

Artspace at Untitled | Ballroom 82

Carol Hayman | Ballroom 17

Celeste De Luna | Ballroom 83

Cleveland Institute of Art | Foyer 10

College Book Art | Ballroom 62

Conrad Machine Co. | Ballroom 67, 68

Cranbrook Academy of Art | Ballroom 4, 5

Cranfield Colours Ltd | Ballroom 75, 76, 77

Dan Welden | Ballroom 70

Directangle Press & Spark Box Studio | Ballroom 43, 44

Doug Eberhardt Prints | Ballroom 81

Drive By Press | Ballroom 45, 46

East Carolina University | Ballroom 58

East Tennessee State University / Haypeep | Ballroom 50

Flamingo Float Press | Ballroom 39

Gamblin Artists Colors | Ballroom 69

Kleinprint | Ballroom 64, 65, 66

Hahnemühle | Ballroom 87

Hiromi Paper, Inc. | Ballroom 79, 80

Hoofprint | Ballroom 21, 22

Iron Frog Press | Ballroom 31, 32, 33

Jason Scuilla | Ballroom 63

John Hitchcock | Ballroom 19, 20

Jun Lee Prints | Ballroom 34, 35, 36

Dieu Donné Papermill | Ballroom 72

Lake Effect Editions, Syracuse University | Foyer 5

Lawrence Arts Center | Ballroom 29, 30

Legion Paper | Ballroom 73

Lucky Risograph Press | Ballroom 28

Matthieu Coulanges | Ballroom 52

McClain’s Printmaking SuppliesBallroom 23, 24, 25

Mezzotints by Jacob Crook | Ballroom 71

MFA Book Arts + Printmaking Program, University of the Arts Philadelphia | Foyer 8

Mid America Print Council | Foyer 2

New York Academy of Art| Foyer 7

Pacific Northwest College of Art | Foyer 9

Penland School of Craft | Foyer 11

Peter Braune | Ballroom 74

pine|copper|lime | Ballroom 16

PrintAustin | Ballroom 47, 48

Pyramid Atlantic | Foyer 1

Savoir Faire | Ballroom 60

Sean StarWars | Ballroom 54, 55

Speedball Art Products | Ballroom 9, 10, 11

Spudnik Press Cooperative | Ballroom 26, 27

SRISA | Ballroom 41, 42

Takach Press | Ballroom 1, 2, 3

Tamarind Institute | Ballroom 12, 13

Texas A&M University-Kingsville | Foyer 3

The Boston Printmakers | Ballroom 18

The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw | Ballroom 40

The Little Friends of Printmaking | Ballroom 6

Thomas Christison | Ballroom 84, 85, 86

U of Akron | Foyer 4

University of Mississippi | Ballroom 61

UTA

Washi | Ballroom 53

Wellesley College

WNY Print & Book Arts Organizations | Ballroom 51

Women Printmakers of Austin | Ballroom 14, 15

 

VPP Arrival Info

Workshops

Sign up for a workshop via the SGCI Registration portal. Space is limited and is first-come, first serve. Workshops are free with conference registration.

 

THE BUSINESS OF PRINT

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Gold Room

Time: 9 March, 9–11am

Presenter: Carolyn M. Muskat, Master Printer/Owner, Muskat Studios

The world of independent print studios has changed dramatically over the past several decades. Whether established as a rental, a collaborative studio working as a contract shop or a publishing studio, a workshop with classes environment, or as a combination, running a print studio in today’s economy is not for the faint of heart. This workshop will focus on the small independent print studio outside of the academic world, with a goal of providing an opportunity to network with other small shops, exchange ideas, share experiences, and deal with some of the issues unique to a small business.

 

About Carolyn Muskat:

Carolyn Muskat owns and operates Muskat Studios, a professional printmaking studio in Somerville, MA where she collaborates with artists to produce original fine art prints. A Tamarind Master Printer, she has been invited to teach at several colleges including the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Hartford Art School, and Lesley University College of Art & Design. Muskat’s work has been shown widely in local, national, and international exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at Smith College, Northampton, MA, and Hanoi, Vietnam, plus numerous group exhibitions in Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, and Serbia, among others.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES IN THE PRINT WORKSHOP

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Oak Room

Time: 9 March, 9–11am

Presenter: Brandon Gunn, Education Director, Tamarind Institute

In this workshop session members will discuss methods and practices necessary to maintain a professional practice in printmaking, both as an artist and in a workshop. Topics to be discussed will include proper documentation, print nomenclature and the importance of standardized numbering practices, record keeping, workshop and services pricing structures (for COOP spaces and collaborative printing), determining workshop capacities, and current methods for marketing artwork and services.

 

About Brandon Gunn:

Brandon Gunn is the Education Director at Tamarind Institute, training students in the techniques of fine art lithography, collaborative printing, and professional workshop practices. He has taught in universities throughout the US and Canada. While at Tamarind Brandon has primarily been teaching and working in lithography, but his work often encompasses intaglio, woodcut, digital and experimental practices.

 

 

FROM RAGS TO RICHES: STRATEGIES FOR SECURING EXTERNAL FUNDING FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY PRINTMAKING RESEARCH

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Parisian Room

Time: 9 March, 9–11am

Presenters: Jason Scuilla, Professor, Area Head Printmaking, Kansas State University and Dr. Stefan Bossmann, Professor, Head of Organic Chemistry, Kansas State University

University art departments and non-profit organizations continue to face unprecedented reductions in federal, state, and local funding. For the growth and sustainability of print-media, it’s critical for printmakers to pursue external grant funding, collaborative partnerships, and alternative revenue sources to fund our research. Printmaker Jason Scuilla and Chemist Dr. Stefan Bossmann have secured over $150k in seed grants, federal grants, and donor support for interdisciplinary printmaking research at Kansas State University. This workshop seeks to empower printmakers, through an open exchange of creative and practical strategies to secure national grants, build industry partnerships, cultivate donor relationships, and develop interdisciplinary collaborations.

 

About Jason Scuilla:

Jason Scuilla’s prints have been featured in exhibitions and collections throughout the US and Europe. His work is represented by Stamperia Del Tevere, Rome; Libreria Marini, Rome; Latteria Moderna, Venice; Strecker Nelson West, Manhattan, KS. Scuilla serves as Professor and Head of Printmaking at Kansas State University. His research into technology transfer between fine art etching, organic chemistry, and commercial industry has been named one of the university’s most intriguing research discoveries of the year. Scuilla serves as Principal Investigator of “Transforming Printmaking through Chemical Innovation,” a 2016-2018 National Endowment of the Arts Artworks grant.

 

About Dr. Stefan Bossman:

Stefan Bossmann has actively performed research in green and environmental chemistry, as well as medical diagnostics, for over three decades. He holds 12 patents and has published more than 160 papers in refereed journals. Educated in Germany, he’s been named Langmuir Fellow by the Environmental Molecular Science Institute, Columbia University, New York. He’s an Invited Member of the NCI-accredited Cancer Center of the University of Kansas, and Honorary Distinguished Professor, Kunming Medical University, China. Bossmann serves as Professor and Head of Organic Chemistry at Kansas State University. He was named one of Kansas State University’s most prolific inventors in 2015.

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