I’m back from my trip to San Francisco to attend the SGCI Printmaker’s Conference! It was a big, intense conference. So many printmakers! I was a little overwhelmed at times.
The Conference’s HQ was at the Embarcadero Hyatt, but many events took place at college printmaking departments all over the bay area. I spent a lot of time on buses getting to and from the various satellite locations. Each location had a number of printmaking shows, and the quality of the work on display made me feel a little like a hack! However, I was less impressed with the panel selection at SGCI; there weren’t very many and I only one was able to attend was terrible. I had more fun at the Open Portfolio Session and the Vendor’s Fair. Overall, I prefer the College Book Arts Association conference for a variety of reasons (the smaller size, quality of panels and speakers, the relevance to my work, the community). I still had a great time at SGCI!