|Posing with SGC Conference's Icon|
|Sneak peak at the Product, Publisher, and Program Fair|
After Kimura's talk, I went to the Product, Publisher, and Program Fair and met
Gretchen Schermerhorn, currently the Artistic Director at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, MD. I was a workshop assistant for Gretchen's multi-pass monotype workshop at P.R.I.N.T. Press in 2012. I was happy to talk with her as I hadn't seen her since SGCI 2013. Gretchen told me quite some information about the Pyramid Atlantic. She also gave me information on a scholarship that the Pyramid Atlantic offered for a 2-week-program in Ireland this coming summer. It sounded really cool so I hope to bring some information back for other UNR students to apply.
|Gretchen at her table|
|Table of the Smokey Road Press|
|A wood type vendor|
While browsing through the Fair, I ran into some of my UNT folks and we spent a little bit time catching up with each other. I was glad to see some of my graduate friends from UNT. I really really missed them and it was great that I got to know some of the new grads at UNT this year.
At the Fair, I was able to refrain from spending too much money on goodies. Instead, I got some Kozo papers, and a collection of buttons from various vendors/artists/etc.
Erin and I met up again at the Fair and we went back to Hampton Inn for a little break. Our nap ended up taking longer than we had expected. So we woke up later and took the shuttle to downtown for a series of receptions and openings that night, including the Pioneer Monsters, Tease it to Jesus: A Portfolio of Dolly Parton Prints at Pioneer House, Ruth Weisberg: Time and Again at UT Downtown Gallery, Sampler: Work by Current UTK Printmaking Graduate Students at Gallery 1010, and some others at Emporium Gallery as well.
|Reception at Emporium Gallery|
Emporium Gallery had some great ongoing exhibitions. I was surprised to see our visiting artist Sarah Bryant's works featured in Approximate Exactitude: The Diagram and the Book at Emporium.
|Biography by Sarah Bryant|
|Shift in Position by Sarah Bryant|
|Approximate Exactitude: The Diagram and the Book|
I also met with my former professor from UNT, Andy DeCaen, whose work is featured in the 2015–2018 SGCI Members’ Exhibition.
|Measured, Minced, Mixed by Andy DeCaen|
That night, Erin and I got to see so much art! Below is some of my favorites from some of the opening.
|Fractured Memories: Living with Violence in México: Prints by Miguel A. Aragón|
|A print by Miguel A. Aragón|
|Stage by Jade Hoyer|
|Works by Tatiana Potts|
|Sea Nymph by Ruth Weisberg|
|Work by Linda Santana from the Portfolio of Dolly Parton Prints|
|Tom Huck's prints|
|Works by Sean Starwars at the Pioneer House|
|With Luke & Willie from UNT|
Later that night we also checked out the Print Fair/ Open House at Striped Light before going back to our hotel.
|At the Happy Envelope open house|
|Stationery from the Happy Envelope|
|The Happy Envelope's Knoxville poster|
(to be continue)