SGC International

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Under the theme “Navigating Currents”,  the 2012 SGCI Conference uses navigation, (whether guided by instruments or celestial means), as a metaphor in order to make a balance of the organization in its 40 years of existence, evaluating where we it has been and where it is headed, determining the position, direction, and movement.

Print is like a current, always in circulation, creating new territories, and bridging fresh audiences and the media. The 40 Conference of the SGCI presented a nourished agenda of master lectures (amongst which those of the artists Nicola López and Willie Cole stood out), panels and demonstrations.

This year, the Inkubator Sessions and the Career Mentorship Services were also incorporated.


In 1972 Boyd Saunders, which was in that time a new Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina, sent letters to printmaking programs at colleges and universities in the southeastern United States seeking to achieve a reunion at the Southeastern College Art Conference to be held that year in New Orleans.

Saunders was seeking to form a support system of colleagues devoted to the production and teaching of printmaking. During the conference a small group of printmakers met in the St. Charles Hotel, united by their commitment to printmaking and fueled by sips of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey,  they created the Southeastern Graphics Council, later known as the Southern Graphics Council, and what is known today as SGC International (SGCI). In its 40th anniversary the conference returns symbolically to New Orleans in order to pay tribute to Boy Sanders, who attended the conference personally and through a video that opened the event.


The SGCI is the largest print organization in North America. Its annual conference is the biggest annual gathering focused on the field of printmaking. Artists from all 50 states attend the conference, as well as students, curators, and professors. Regular international attendees come from Canada, South and Central America,  Asia and Europe.

In 2012 this organization celebrates its 40th anniversary. Alicia Candiani, director of ’ace,  has been a SGCI member since 1998. From 2007 to 2010 she chaired the international panel and from 2008 to 2012 she served on the Executive Board. In 2012 she has been invited to participate in the Career Mentorship Services, a new program in within the conference.

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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