Thursday, April 5 -- 2pm - 3pm -- Bally's, Skyview 3


Join SGCI Board Members for a facilitated discussion about the future of SGCI. During this session our goal is to listen to you – we want to hear our members’ concerns, ideas, and suggestions for the future of this organization. SGCI and its conferences have grown immensely over the past four decades – our membership is 2500+ and our annual conference attendance is between 1200-1900 artists, critics, and curators. We are excited to reflect on who we are now and who we want to become.

Utilizing responses from the 2017 Conference Survey and 2017 Diversity Survey, we will cover topics such as the trajectory of our conference and conference host sites, diversity and inclusivity, fundraising and long-term planning. Ultimately, we want to focus on how we can sustain this organization for decades to come and best serve our growing and increasingly diverse membership.


Nicole Pietrantoni is currently the President of SGC International (2016-18). During her tenure on the board, she has been committed to strengthening SGCI's governance practices and accounting, and laying a solid foundation for the new board to inherit this spring.

Nicole is an Associate Professor of Art at Whitman College where she teaches printmaking and book arts. Her artwork explores the complex relationship between human beings and nature via installations, artists' books, and works on paper. She is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies including a Fulbright to Iceland, a Leifur Eiriksson Foundation Grant, an Artist Trust Fellowship, the Manifest Prize, and the Graves Award for Excellence in Humanities Teaching and Research. She regards both her professional practice and pedagogy as powerful sites for intellectual, artistic, and ethical transformation. She is committed to arts education and has been a visiting artist at colleges around the country to give workshops and speak about her work.