CALL FOR ENTRY: 2015 – 2018

Eligibility: Original 2-dimensional prints and drawings by any member of SGC International in good standing, completed since 2012.  Size of works must fit into one of the following frame sizes (16 x 20, 20 x 25 or 28 x 36 inches). These restrictions are in place to minimize shipment costs for exhibition hosts.  Works selected for the exhibition will premiere at the SGC International Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee in March 2015 and will then travel through the United States for three years. New memberships are welcome.

Juror: Ruth Weisberg.

Ruth Weisberg is Professor of Fine Arts and former Dean at the USC Roski School, is currently the Director of the USC Initiative for Israeli Arts and Humanities. Weisberg has had over 80 one-person and 190 group exhibitions and is author of the influential 1986  Tamarind Papers essay “The Syntax of the Print.” Her work is in sixty major Museum collections including The Art Institute of Chicago; The Biblioteque Nationale of France, Paris; Istituto Nationale per la Grafica, Rome; Detroit Institute of Arts; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Norwegian National Museum, Oslo; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery, Washington, D.C. and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Weisberg received her M.A. from the University of Michigan, and her Laurea in Painting and Printmaking from the Academia di Belle Arti, Perugia, Italy.

Entry Procedures: A non-refundable entry fee of $35 for up to three entries. It must be noted on application as to which frame sizes the work will fit (16 x 20, 20 x 25 or 28 x 36 inches). Note: typically an appropriate frame size allows for a space of 2-4 inches on each of the print for matting.  All entries are to be completed online through the CaFÉ website:  Submissions are accepted through Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (midnight, Mountain Standard Time).

Submission of works for this exhibition constitutes agreement by the artist to the terms of the exhibition as described here.

Selection: Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Artists who submit to the exhibit and are not members of SGC International must become members to be eligible. If membership is not completed within 15 days of the submission deadline the submission will be voided, entry fees will not be refunded. The juror will make selections by JPEG. Any work that does not match the JPEG in quality will be rejected.

Notification:  Artists will receive an email by November 1, 2014 indicating acceptance (or not).

Shipment of Accepted Works: All accepted work must be shipped in a flat, study a prepaid container to arrive in Knoxville, Tennessee by December 12, 2014. The SGC International will matt and frame the works to one of three sizes indicated on the entry document corresponding to the exhibition frames (16 x 20 inches, 20 x 25 inches or 28 x 36 inches). Works must also be clearly labeled on the back with artist’s name, address, phone, email, title of work, and medium. SGC International cannot be held responsible for objects damaged in transit due to improper packaging.  Accepted works should be shipped to:

2015-2018 SGC International Exhibition
School of Art – Printmaking
1715 Volunteer Blvd.
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2410
Phone: 865-974-3408

Loan of Work: Accepted works will be on loan to SGC International from Fall/Winter of 2014 to the Winter 2018, while the exhibition travels within the United States. The loan will continue from 2018-2021 while the exhibition travels internationally.

Liability: Although every precaution will be taken in handling the artwork, the artist assumes all liability for loss and damage of artwork while on loan. Work traveling in the exhibit is not for sale, however, each exhibition venue will be provided with contact information of participating artists so that sales of editioned works may be facilitated.  Accepted works may be reproduced for publicity purposes.

Donation of Work: Due to the length of the loan period SGC International strongly encourages artists to donate their work to the SGC International archives. The archives are currently housed at the SGC International Archives at Kennesaw State University. The purpose of the archives is to facilitate future exhibitions and scholarly study.


Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014 (midnight, Eastern Time):  Entries Due

November 1, 2014:  Notification of Juror’s Decision

December 12, 2014:  Deadline for Receipt of Accepted Work

March 6, 2015:  Knoxville Opening of the exhibition at the Emporium Art Center.

March 19, 2015:  SGCI Conference reception at the Emporium Art Center.

March 27, 2015: Knoxville exhibition closes

Summer 2015 – Spring 2018: United States Tour of Exhibition

Spring 2018: End of exhibit traveling in US, begins traveling internationally

Spring of 2021: End of exhibit traveling internationally


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