A tremendous variety of exhibitions will be held in different venues in Knoxville, including the Knoxville Museum of Art, the UT Downtown Gallery, Gallery1010, the Emporium Arts Center, the Ewing Gallery, the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, and a variety of other spaces.
Following Red Grooms' Keynote address on Wedndesday, please join us at the Knoxville Museum of Art for the conference opening reception.
The KMA is located a 3 minute walk from the Knoxville Convention Center across the Clinch Avenue Viaduct.
Knoxville Museum of Art, Worlds' Fair Park Drive, 8pm-10pm
Lift: Contemporary Printmaking in the Third Dimension
Curated by Stephen Wicks
This exhibition examines the work of contemporary artists who use a variety of strategies to bring a sculptural dimension to printmaking. Among the artists projected for inclusion are Tauba Auerbach, Jonathan Brand, Enrique Chagoya, Lesley Dill, Red Grooms, Nicola Lopez, Oscar Munoz, Marilene Oliver, and Jonathan Stanish.
Portfolios Exhibited at the Knoxville Convention Center: Plaza Level
These portfolios will be on view for the entire conference.
All’s Fair at the Fair
Organized by Guen Montgomery
Organized by Karla Hackenmiller
Organized by Amanda Knowles and Lenore Thomas
Explore downtown Knoxville for a Thursday night art crawl, along with Pecha Kucha presentations. There will be a shuttle looping from the Knoxville Convention Center, along the exhibition route. Details on this shuttle and its route forthcoming. This loop is also very walkable from the Convention Center. either by way for the “Prints in Peculiar Places” route from the World’s Fair Park to Jackson Ave., or by Clinch Avenue to Gay Street
Special Public Projects
Prints in Peculiar Places
Organized by Raluca Iancu
A series of “printstallations” from the World’s Fair Park along Jackson Avenue to the 100 block of Gay Street. Art walk to take place on Thursday March 19, 2015 from 6-8pm.
Prints for the Public Sphere
Organized by Jessica Gatlin.
A series of screenprinted metal signs at various locations near the conference venues.
Art Market, 422 S Gay Street, 6pm - 9pm
Mapping the Mississippi
Organized by Kristin Powers Nowlin
Pioneer House, 413 S. Gay Street, 6pm - 10pm
Join Julie Belcher in welcoming bad ass Outlaw Printmakers Sean Starwars, Tom Huck & friends to Knoxville. Mr. Huck & Mr. Starwars will be relief printing all week at Pioneer House of Letterpress the week of March 16. Southern Graphic Council participants can drop by to say hi. Meet and greet the Superfine Printers and tour the printshop!
Tease it to Jesus: A Portfolio of Dolly Parton Prints
Tease it to Jesus is a portfolio of 35 printed portraits of Dolly Parton, designed and printed by some of the nation’s finest printmakers. The portfolio includes artists such as John Hitchcock, Sage Perrott, Erika Adams, Kathryn and Andy Polk and Brett Anderson.
Emporium Arts Center, 100 South Gay Street, 6pm - 9pm
2015-2018 SGC International Member Exhibition
Coordinated by Kevin Haas, SGCI Vice-President of Internal Affairs
Juried by Ruth Weisberg, 2015 SGCI Printmaker Emerita
This exhibition will launch the three-year tour of the SGC International Member Exhibition.
White Display Cabinet
Approximate Exactitude: The Diagram and the Book
Curated by Sarah Smith
On some level throughout history, books have represented authority, knowledge and information. We have trusted and disputed them for centuries. Now, with changes in technology and with the speed and amount of information we receive everyday, our relationship with the book is changing. Perhaps we’re looking to digest our information from books faster now. No matter what the book, many of us tend flip to the photos, illustrations or diagrams, to see if we can understand the text quicker or easier. Sometimes the diagrams augment the text and our understanding of its concepts, sometimes diagrams cannot be understood without the text and vise-versa. Other times the diagrams add very little to the text and instead obfuscate the communication of the book’s ideas. Whichever way the diagram works with the text, it almost always draws us in with its promise of knowledge and its dry beauty. The books in this show make use of, celebrate, occasionally spoof and often times elevate the significance of the diagram as an element of the book.
Knoxville Collects Yee-Haw
Organized by BJ Alumbaugh, this exhibition will present letterpress prints from Yee-Haw Industries that are on loan from the people of Knoxville The exhibition celebrates the history of Yee-Haw, and it’s contributions to local culture.
Second Floor Hall
UTK Print Faculty
This exhibition will present selected prints by Koichi Yamamoto, Althea-Murphy-Price and Beauvais Lyons, printmaking faculty from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Hola Gallery in the Emporium
Fractured Memories: Living with Violence in México: Prints by Miguel Aragon
Thousands of people die in drug-related violence every year in México; using processes that are reductive in nature I am exploring what it means to see, live and cope with images of incomprehensible violence. By using metaphors and visual metonymies to tie together process and subject matter I explore the idea of perception, memory and transformation. My work is derived from a need to find meaning in these brutal events that repositions the corpse in our field of vision, reminding us that our physical existence is finite.
Gallery 1010, 113 S. Gay Street, 6pm - 9pm
Sampler: Work by Current UTK Printmaking Graduate Students
Exhibiting artists will include BJ Alumbaugh, James Boychuk-Hunter, Jessica Gatlin, Jade Hoyer, Raluca Iancu, Abigail Lucien, Elysia Mann, Tatiana Potts, Geoffrey Silvis, Keely Snook and Kelsey Stephenson. The exhibition will offer one work by each artist.
UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay Street, 6pm - 9pm
Printmaker Emeritus Exhibition: Ruth Weisberg: Time and Again
This exhibition will feature prints and works on paper by Ruth Weisberg, long-time faculty member at the University of Southern California and the recipient of the 2015 SGC International Printmaker Emerita Award.
The Happy Envelope, 310 West Jackson Ave., Suite 101, 6 - 9pm
A letterpress shop specializing in custom invitation designs, from baby showers to wedding invitations.
Status Serigraph, 310 West Jackson Ave., Suite 102, 6 - 9pm
Status Serigraph is a full service graphic design and limited-edition poster studio run by Knoxville-based designer/printmaker Justin Helton.
The Standard, 416 West Jackson Ave., 6 - 11pm
Spectactular Poster Printacular - Knoxville Edition
Co-curated by Bryce McCloud of Isle of Printing and Mark Hosford, of Vanderbilt University, this one night exhibition and event will showcase a slew of Tennessee’s finest print and poster artists. Over a dozen artists will be selling and exhibiting their wares live and in person, creating a veritable feast for the eyes and a symphony for the intellect!
Special Panel Session: A PechaKucha Powered Panel - begins at 8:30pm
Organized by Kelly Nelson
Get to the point in 20 PowerPoint slides. Be poetic, purposeful, provocative, performative, progressive, palpable, passionate, pizazzy, P.H.A.T, or all of the above. PechaKucha is a PowerPoint presentation with a simple format: 20 images x 20 seconds. More specifically, the format is 20 images that advance automatically every 20 seconds for a total presentation time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. This special evening session to be held in downtown Knoxville can accommodate up to 15 presenters. This session is designed to include established and emerging artists. Students are encouraged to participate. Since PechaKucha’s inception, over 600 PechaKucha nights have occurred worldwide in numerous cities and the format has been used at various universities and conferences. This session will be comprised of two rounds of six presenters for a total of twelve presentations. Visit the following website for more information and examples of this innovative format: http://www.pechakucha.org.
A1 Lab Arts Center for Creative Minds, 23 Emory Place, 7pm - 10pm
A Show of Hands
Curated by Adam Finkelston and James Meara
A Show Of Hands, is a collection of prints and photographs curated by Adam Finkelston and James Meara, co-editors of The Hand Magazine.
Striped Light, 107 Bearden Place, 6pm - 10pm
Creative output imprint: fine art, recorded material, cultural experiences, also home of Hands on Press: an educational letterpress production facility that designs and facilitates a range of classes, workshops and events.
On Friday March 20th receptions will be held in the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture and at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture from 6-8:30pm. Delegates may take the shuttlebus from the Knoxville Convention Center, or take a 15-minute walk.
Art and Architecture Building
CNTRL+P: Printmaking in the 21st Century by University of Tennessee Alumni
Curated by Sarah Suzuki, Curator of Prints and Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York
This exhibition presents both the quality and breadth of works being done currently by UT alumni. Artists selected for the exhibition completed undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Tennessee between 1994 and 2014 and include Bryan Baker, Tim Dooley, Wade Guyton, Mark Hosford, Liz Klimek, Shaurya Kumar, Lauren Kussro, Eun Lee, Emily Minnie, Josh Minnie, Katie Ries, Clifton Riley, Hannah Skoonberg, Josh Smith, Veronica Siehl, Meredyth Sparks, Jessie Van der Laan, Crystal Wagner, Ericka Walker, Kelley Walker, and Ashlee Weitlauf.
Ungraspable: Walter Jule, Printworks
This exhibition will feature prints by Walter Jule, long-time faculty member at the University of Alberta and the recipient of the 2015 SGC International Excellence in teaching Award.
SGCI Student Fellowship Exhibitions: Kaitlyn Gesel and Izzy Jarvis
This exhibition will feature prints by the two student recipients of the 2014 SGC International Student Fellowship Awards. Kaitlin Gesel is a graduate student at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Izzy Jarvis recently completed her undergraduate degree from Indiana University.
The Wrocław School of Printmaking – 2015
Organized by Jacek Szewczyk
This exhibition is comprised of the graphic works of the printmaking faculty plus selected students and graduates from the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland. The Wroclaw School of Printmaking group is internationally known and has exhibited in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Greece, Romania, Taiwan, People’s Republic of China, Sweden, Scotland, Portugal, the United States and many other locations. The group prides itself in representing master craftsmen in all techniques traditional and contemporary. Each artist demonstrates his or her unique technical capabilities in addition to an extraordinary graphic imagination and aesthetic philosophy. The artists have extensive exhibition records and have also been awarded for their didactic accomplishments. This exhibition exemplifies the very best of contemporary Polish printmaking and appeals to printmakers, artists and admirers of fine art.
Scandinavian Spheres: Norwegian Printmakers at SGC International 2015
This exhibition is curated and organized through the Association of Norwegian Printmakers, and reflects contemporary Scandinavian printmaking in various media, created in relation to the SGC International 2015 theme and our own ‘arctic’ inner or outer point of view. The Association of Norwegian Printmakers was founded in 1919 and is part of Norwegian Visual Artists. The administration and gallery is situated in Oslo. Currently the organization has 330 members and takes pride in continuously working to maintain high quality and professional standards, with works encompassing the traditional to the digital.
Circumference and Radius: C=2πR= Economies of Distance
Organized by Deborah Cornell
The sphere of the earth is huge and dynamic, yet invisible from its surface. A line from Boston Massachusetts to Perth Australia goes halfway around the circumference of the globe. But mapping through the planet – a line twice the distance from its center – is much shorter. Globalization and the internet also reduce the distance separating locations and individuals, connecting artists, and the world print community more closely as it becomes radially cohesive and interrelated. This creates a web of connection around our sphere, a network that maps the locations of print activity on the planet. However, the realities of technological development and instant communication - and of actual geographic distance between communities –create a divergence, a tension between the tangible expanses of real space and real time and the much more instantaneous route of electronic connection or even of imagination. These diverging realities form a compelling representation of the economies of contemporary distance. This exhibition includes the work of ten pairs of printmakers from around the world, from opposing quadrants - countries that (loosely) reflect diverging points on the earth. The artists are partnered according to position in opposing quadrants of the hemisphere (n/s, e/w). Themes include shifts of position, arcs, vectors, and arabesques through space and time, imagined connections or relations in global or local space, and shifting concepts of time and distance.
Collaborative Prints from the UTK Print Workshop
Organized by Beauvais Lyons
For more than 25 years guest artists at the University of Tennessee have worked with students and faculty in the creation of prints. Using the cases throughout the printshop, this exhibition will offer an overview of these projects. Artists represented will include Eric Avery, Michael Barnes, Sue Coe, Robert Cothran, Helen Frederick, Victoria Goro-Rapoport, Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, Karen Kunc, Georgia Marsh, Ruth Marten, Phyllis McGibbon, Roger Shimomura and John Newman, Andy Saftel, Laurie Sloan, Ruth Weisberg, Aaron Wilson, and others.
First Floor Atrium
Special Project: Freebird
(Midwest Pressed) Tim Dooley, Aaron Wilson and students from the University of Northern Iowa
What can encapsulate a multitude of cultural paradigms better than a pile of screenprinted particle board and refuse made into a hobo palace replete with cliché’ imagery forged in the fires of the American frontier? Nothing. Freebird is the answer to this and so many other complex questions in this printmaking world of ours. The Midwest Pressed team will pop the lid off this can of beans and stir in some live printing, southern rock, shoddy construction, and a big dollop of time-crunch to bring this dish to life in a single day. Some folks say that this idea is thinly veiled cultural criticism meant to expose the elitist interior of the public sphere through site-specific juxtaposition of anti-art aesthetic and unattainable formalist expectations, others call it an “installation.” However, it’s really just physical poetry made from the cheapest recyclable materials produced by this fair land, or China. Stop by the atrium of the (Art and Architecture Building) on Friday of the conference to soak up this savory stew of Sweet...Home...Collaboration!
About Midwest Pressed: Aaron Wilson and Tim Dooley founded Midwest Pressed in 2011 in Cedar Falls Iowa. The press grew out of collaborative artworks that began through teaching as colleagues at the University of Northern Iowa.
2015 SGC International Exchange Portfolio: Sphere
Note: Editions will be collected at the Knoxville Convention Center until 1pm on Thursday March 19th. Completed portfolios will be returned on Saturday March 21st during the Open Portfolio Sessions.
Throughout the Art and Architecture Building
The conference will include a number of exchange portfolios related to the conference theme, as well as other portfolios. Many of these will be exhibited in the Art and Architecture Building on the University of Tennessee campus. Organizers of themed exchange portfolios will also present their portfolios on Thursday and Friday March 19-20 at the Knoxville Convention Center rooms 200DE (with a schedule to be posted soon). These sessions are designed to allow participants to meet each other and pick up their completed portfolios.
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
Drawn from the McClung Museum
Walking Directions from AA Building: Cross Volunteer Blvd. at the shuttlebus stop. Cross the parking lot and the lawn towards Circle Park. Museum will be on your right.
Organized by Sydney Cross, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art from Clemson University in collaboration with Catherine Shteynberg, McClung Museum Curator.
This is an innovative exhibition project involving 27 artists, each of whom is producing original prints in response to objects from the collection of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. The exhibition will pair the objects and the prints to address how we perceive and interpret art, science and culture. Like the museum itself, the objects are varied, ranging from a Mastodon Mandible and an Ibis Mummy, to a Victorian Hair Necklace and an Ojibwa Apron. Participating artists include: Lynne Allen, Ed Bernstein, Mark Bovey, Sean Caulfield, Aaron S. Coleman, Sydney A. Cross, Pendleton, Deborah Cornell, Maggie Denk-Leigh, Mark Dion, Holly Greenberg, Fred Hagstrom, Adrianne Herman, John Hitchcock, Emmy Lingscheit, Beauvais Lyons, Phyllis McGibbon, Wellesley, Ayanah Moor, Althea Murphy-Price, Dennis O’Neil, Endi Poskovic, John Risseeuw, Geo Sipp, Tanja Softic, Ericka Walker, Art Werger, Koichi Yamamoto, and Melanie Yazzie.
The Black Cultural Center, 1800 Melrose Ave.
Wanda Ewing Memorial Exhibition
Organized by Mona Ewing and Althea Murphy-Price
Walking Directions from AA Building: From building loading dock (below printshop) head straight north for 150 yards. BCC will be on your left just after the large dormitories.
This small exhibition offers an overview of prints and other works by Wanda Ewing, former faculty member from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Ewing, who received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and her MFA from the University of Iowa, died in December 2013 following a battle with cancer.
University Center Concourse Gallery, 1502 Cumberland Ave.
IPCNY New Prints: Selections from Somewheres & Nowheres
Walking Directions from Knoxville Convention Center: The University Center is about half-way between the KCC and the Art-Architecture Building. Walk west on Clinch Ave for five blocks. Take a left at James Agee St. In two blocks, cross Cumberland Ave, the University Center will will be on your right. Enter from front. Exhibition is in the hallway to the left.
Walking Directions from the Art-Architecture Building: from the second floor north exit walk north to the pedestrian walkway. Turn right (east) to Volunteer Blvd. where you will turn left (north) to Cumberland Ave. The University Center is down the block on your right.
International Print Center New York (IPCNY) will be presenting Somewheres & Nowheres: New Prints 2014 at the Concourse Gallery, The University of Tennessee, from March 1 – March 31, 2015. These fourteen works were originally included in Somewheres & Nowheres: New Prints 2014/Autumn selected by Nicola López and shown at IPCNY’s Chelsea gallery in Autumn, 2014. The original exhibition consisted of fifty projects by fifty-four artists and was selected from over 4,000 prints.
College of Law 1505 Cumberland Ave.
Images of Human Rights Portfolio
Walking Directions from Knoxville Convention Center: The College of Law is about half-way between the KCC and the Art-Architecture Building. Walk west on Clinch Ave for five blocks. Take a left at James Agee St. In two blocks the College of Law will be on your right. Enter from front. Exhibition is in the front rotunda.
Walking Directions from the Art-Architecture Building: from the second floor north exit walk north to the pedestrian walkway. Turn right (east) to Volunteer Blvd. where you will turn left (north) to Cumberland Ave. Cross the steet. The College of Law is down the block on your right.
Created in 1996, the “Images of Human Rights” Portfolio represents the clauses of South Africa's Bill of Rights in a portfolio of prints by twenty-seven black and white South African artists. The portfolio includes a forward by Reverend Desmond Tutu. This portfolio was purchased by the University of Tennessee for “Africa Semester” in 2003 and has been on long-term display in the Howard Baker Rotunda of the UT College of Law.