Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Southern Graphics Print Council International Conference Hits Knoxville, Tennessee

Oh, my fellow inked up friends, the time has come, and we all can sniff the change in the air. Winter is waning and Spring is coming. That means the 2015 SGC International Conference is afoot. March 18-21. The chosen city for this year's extravaganza of ink, paper, prints and a 'bit' of after conference beverage consumption is Knoxville, TN. Knoxville is a fine town, indeed and host to several previous SGCI conferences. Its rich history in the US Civil War is well-noted, and it is the home of the University of Tennessee "Volunteers". It is also the seat of Appalachian culture, and is one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The 2015 SGC International Printmaking Conference will include numerous exhibitions, 18 panel sessions, 9 INKubator sessions, more than 15 exchange portfolios, a mentoring program, a diverse product-publishers-program fair, the 2015-2018 SGCI Member Traveling Exhibition, 22 technical demonstrations, a full day of open portfolio sessions, and some unique special projects.
Some special awards and exhibitions this year will include:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Red Grooms
Award Ceremony and Discussion with Bud Shark and Andy Saftel:
Wednesday March 18, 2015, Knoxville Convention Center, 6:30-7:30pm
Featured Exhibition:
“LIFT: Printmaking in the Third Dimension,” an exhibition of three-dimensional prints curated by Stephen Wicks.
Reception, Wednesday March 18, 2015, Knoxville Museum of Art, 7:30-9:30pm.

SGCI Printmaker Emerita: Ruth Weisberg
Award Ceremony and Keynote Presentation:
Thursday March 19, 2015, Knoxville Convention Center, Ballroom A-B, 5:15-6:15pm
Featured Exhibition:
“Time and Again,” UT Downtown Gallery, 106 South Gay Street,
Reception, Thursday March 19, 2015, 6:00-9:00pm.
Demonstration/Presentation with Master Printer Andy Rubin:
Saturday March 21, 2015, UTK, Art and Architecture Room 241, West, 12:00-1:30PM

For more information and registration for the conference, see the link here,

Hope to see you all there!

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