In 1972 Boyd Saunders, then a new Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina, sent letters to printmaking programs at colleges and universities in the southeastern United States in an effort to meet at the SECAC Conference to be held that year in New Orleans. Saunders was seeking to form a support system of colleagues devoted to making and teaching printmaking. During the conference a small group printmakers met in the St. Charles Hotel, which served to “INKubate” the formation of the Southeastern Graphics Council, later known as the Southern Graphics Council, and what is known today as SGC International (SGCI).


As part of the 2018 SGC International Conference, a series of 60-minute “INKubator” sessions are planned. Each of the sessions will be chaired by a separate facilitator and will revolve around a common set of concerns or issues. Participation is open to any registered conference attendee but space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Conference papers are scholarly presentations on research topics related to printmaking. These are not artist statements, but rather a setting to present, discuss and explore printmaking and printmedia academic concerns. 

INKubator & Paper Topics:

Critical Theory Reading List

Innovation at Small Institutions

International Residencies / Think Before You Ink

Non-Toxic Print Practice for the Home Studio and K-12 Education

Queer Space

SGCI Board Listening Session: The Future of SGCI

So you want to start a community-based printshop?

Transferring Ink and Knowledge

Transgenic Prints Conference Paper

Understanding print outside the edition: Are we still printmakers?

Work it!! Talking about Professional Practice