2015 SGC International Conference

As one of its media sponsors, we wanted to give our readers a quick head's up about the next Southern Graphics Council International Conference. SGCI will return to Knoxville, Tennessee, where it took place in 1992 and 1995. The conference takes its name, Sphere, from Knoxville’s most distinctive landmark- the Sunsphere which was built for the 1982 World’s Fair. The 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. Red Grooms, Ruth Weisberg, Walter Jule, Sarah Suzuki, and Hideki Kimura are all slated to be key presenters. The conference even has local writer R.B. Morris serving as a Poet Laureate! The conference web site already includes information on many aspects of the conference: http://web.utk.edu/~sphere/ If you missed the various calls for participation, there are still opportunities left. Specifically, conference organizers are looking for proposals for two projects that will connect the conference to the local community. "Prints in Peculiar Places" will be a series of "printstallations" along the Jackson Avenue, from the World's Fair Park to the Old City. "Signs for the Public Sphere" is a project that invites artists to design 12 x 18 inch street signs to be posted during the conference. The due date for submissions for both is October 31, 2014 so get cracking on those proposals!  Bookmark / Share / Print
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