Graduate student Kate Gesel (Printmaking) is the recipient of a Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) Graduate Fellowship. The award is highly competitive and is given to only one person each year. It includes membership in the SGCI, conference admission, a $500 travel stipend to attend this year’s conference in San Francisco, Calif., and a solo exhibition at the 2015 SGCI Conference in Knoxville, Tenn.
“This is a highly regarded prize at one of the most important events in the field,” says Professor Jill Parisi-Philips (Printmaking). The SGCI conference brings together “thousands of artists, critics, curators, faculty members, and students from all over the country and internationally,” she explains.
The SGCI is the largest print organization in North America, and its annual conference provides an opportunity to feature the work and philosophies of a program’s faculty and students. SGCI encourages print collecting and print connoisseurship, and shares safety, technical, and commercial information concerning print and printed media.