Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SGCI Exhibition and Awards Ceremony

Tapestries by Kiki Smith, left, and Chuck Close published by Magnolia Editions at UC Berkeley's Worth Ryder Gallery

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.

Rupert Garcia addresses the audience at the SGCI awards ceremony

Kala Institute founders Yuzo Nakano and Archana Horsting

Donald Farnsworth accepts his award for Innovation at the 2014 SGCI awards ceremony

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!

George Miyasaki retrospective exhibition at Worth Ryder; photo by Farley Gwazda

Watermark of Frida Kahlo by Rupert Garcia at Worth Ryder Gallery

Craig Nagasawa, Carol Ladewig, Richard Shaw, and Jan Wurm at Worth Ryder; photo by Farley Gwazda

Work by Chuck Close, Enrique Chagoya, Bruce Conner, and Ray Saunders at Worth Ryder Gallery

Richard Shaw, Doug Heinie, and Donald Farnsworth at Worth Ryder; photo by Farley Gwazda

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