The Southern Graphics Council International, the nation's pre-eminent print organization, held its 42nd annual conference, Bridges: Spanning Tradition, Innovation, and Activism, in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend. On Saturday night, the SGCI presented a variety of awards to distinguished print artists including Magnolia director Donald Farnsworth, who received an award for Innnovation, and Rupert Garcia, who received a lifetime achievement award.
UC Berkeley Continuing Lecturer Randy Hussong also organized an exhibition at the university's Worth Ryder Art Gallery for award recipients. Farnsworth chose to highlight a variety of projects published by Magnolia Editions in the last thirty years. Below, a selection of photos from the opening; please check Facebook for the full set of Farley Gwazda's wonderful pictures from the evening!