SGCI 2016 Portland

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Project made possible with support from Creative Saskatchewan’s Business Capacity Grant Program.


I recently had the amazing opportunity (thank you to Creative Saskatchewan) to attend the Southern Graphics Conference International in Portland, OR!  I have attended this conference once before, as a student, when it was hosted in St. Louis, MI.  This year, as an artist working in Print Media, I found the sessions to be of great interest and a great help in building my knowledge and skills as well as networking with other artists.

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The highlight of the trip was a visit to the CC Stern Type Foundry.  They are a volunteer based organization and very knowledgeable and passionate about letterpress.  The Foundry has working linotype and monotype machines.  I had never seen these beautiful machines in action until then.

Another great spot was Flight64, the only non-profit print studio in Portland.

The studio had a nice layout and the people were very inviting.  Lots of great prints on display.  The 45 minute bus ride to the north-side was definitely worth it.

Next year the conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia.  I will definitely be checking it out.

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