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81st Members Exhibition

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81st Members’ Exhibition

The Old Print Shop / New York City September 6 through October 11, 2014
Reception Saturday September 13, 2014

Send work:
between May 1st - June 1st, 2014
Work received AFTER June 1st 2014 will not be accepted
To: The Old Print Shop, 150 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10016 Mark your package “SAGA 81st”
Include a prepaid return label from UPS (must include barcode) or FedEx.

Work eligible:
All SAGA members in good standing (2014 dues paid) may submit one print, hand-pulled in the last two years.
Print must not have been shown in any other SAGA exhibit and MUST be for sale.

Entry Procedure:
Mail entry form and entry fee: $45.00 check (payable to SAGA) to the SAGA office:
32 Union Square East, Suite 1214, New York, NY 10003, before June 1, 2014.

Hand-Delivering Work:
Deliver before between May 1 - June 1, 2014.
Arrange with The Old Print Shop for pickup after October 11th when you drop off work)

Presentation for Exhibition:
Send unmated and unframed print ONLY. Paper size: no larger than 18 x 24”
The Old Print Shop will be responsible for presentation of your work, including matting and frame.

Prize Juror:
Madeleine C Viljoen, PhD
Curator of Prints, New York Public Library

Awards: Over $3000 will be awarded

Sales:
The Old Print Shop 40%, SAGA 10%, SAGA member 50%.
All care will be taken in handling the art works, but any damages will be the borne by the artist

Catalog for the Exhibition:
The Old Print Shop will scan all work and produce their traditional Portfolio Catalog of all the prints in the show as well as exhibit the show online.


SAGA's 80th Member Exhibit

Prospectus for the 80th Member Exhibit - deadline for submission Jan 15, 2013

Delind Gallery, Milwaukee | March 20 - April 14, 2013

Society of American Graphic Artists
80th Members’ Exhibition
March 20 to April 14, 2013

Opening Reception
March 22, 2013, 5:00 to 8:30
Delind Gallery of the Arts
Established 1969

East Mason Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

Exhibition to coincide with the Southern Graphics Council International Conference
to be held in Milwaukee, WI, March 20th to 23rd, 2013.

Founded in 1973, SGCI was officially chartered in South Carolina. As membership has grown, and to better reflect its geographical expansion, it is now known as SGC International. SGCI is the largest print organization in North America, and its conference is the largest annual gathering focused on the field of printmaking. Conferees include artist-printmakers, teachers, university personnel, suppliers, collectors, and many others interested in fine art graphics. SAGA participation will participation will showcase our organization and make our Membership Show the centerpiece of the conference.

Work eligible: SAGA members in good standing (2013 dues paid) may submit one hand-pulled print.

Entry Procedure:
Mail entry form and entry fee: $45.00 check, payable to SAGA, to the SAGA office: 32 Union Square East, Suite 1214; New York, NY 10003, by January 15th, 2013.

Send work in a package marked “SAGA Show” to: Welo Studio, 2969 Main Street, Blue Mounds, WI, 53517 between February 19th and March 10th. Include a prepaid return label from UPS or FedEx.

If Hand-Delivering Work: Deliver before March 1st and pickup after April 15th. Call 608-437-6838 to arrange delivery or pickup.
Presentation for Exhibition: This is a small format show. Size, including mat, should not exceed 18 inches wide and 24 inches high. Prints must be matted in white 2 1/2 inch mats with stiff backing, preferably white foam core, and a protective sheet of acetate covering the print mounted between the print and the mat.

Prize Juror: William Delind, a distinguished member of the Milwaukee arts community, has owned and operated the Delind Gallery of the Arts for more than 42 years. He is an associate member of the International Society of Appraisers as well as a member of the Milwaukee Art Dealers Association, the Milwaukee Arts Board, and a charter member of the International Poster Dealers Association. Mr. Delind has been a judge for numerous art shows and events in South Eastern Wisconsin. All prizes and awards for cash and materials will be selected by the juror.

Sales: The Delind Gallery of the Arts receives 40%, SAGA 10%, and the artist 50%.
All care will be taken in handling the art works, but any damages will be borne by the artist

Catalog for the Exhibition: a high quality on-demand catalog will be offered.

Labels: Attach the entry label below. Be accurate as this information goes directly into the exhibition catalog.

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79th Members Exhibition

Award Winners

The Old Print Shop, NYC | May 19th - June 29th, 2012

Rosenhouse Award
Steve Yamin

Speedball Materials Purchase
Award (Relief or Screen Print)
Donald Axelroad


K. Caraccio Color Intaglio
Purchase Award
Ron Fundingsland

Graphic Chemical and Ink
Purchase Award
Evan Lindquist


Carolyn Autry Memorial Award
Martin Levine


In Memory of Robert Conover
Lynn Newcomb


Daniel Serra-Badue MemorialAward
Ann Chernow


Murray Roth Memorial Award
Merle Perlemutter


SAGA Honoree Award $200.00
Robert Kipniss


Victory Factory
MaterialsAward in Screen Printing
William Stolpin


Renaissance Graphic Arts
Materials Award
James Haggerty


New York Central Supply
Materials Award
Jenny Freestone


A.I. Friedman
Materials Award
Amy George Bucholz


E.C. Lyons
Materials Award
Jon Fasanelli- Caweltti

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79th Members Exhibition Review

Review in Art and Antiques, May 15, 2012

The Old Print Shop, NYC | May 19th - June 29th, 2012

http://antiquesandthearts.com/Antiques/TradeTalk/2012-05-15__13-14-55.html

Society Of American Graphic Artists Conducts 79th Members Exhibition
May 15th, 2012

New York City
From May 19 to June 29, the Old Print Shop is presenting an exhibition of more than 100 contemporary printmakers who are current members of the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA), a not-for-profit national organization of fine art printmakers. The artists reception is Saturday, May 19, between 1 and 4 pm.

SAGA has a rich history. Its origins date back to 1915 when a group of printmakers founded the Brooklyn Society of Etchers. Its first exhibition was at the Brooklyn Museum in 1916. In 1952, the society adopted its present title to reflect the all-inclusive membership, which practices a full range of hand-pulled printmaking processes.

Over the years the membership has included many of the foremost printmakers of America. Among early printmakers who showed their work in SAGA exhibitions were Henri Matisse, Kathe Kollwitz, John Sloan, Edward Hopper, Pablo Picasso, Mary Cassatt, Joseph Pennell, John Marin, Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms. Membership in the society enables artists to show their work in New York City through exhibitions with substantial awards. Many purchase awards have been acquired by museum collections in the United States.

In "Jump Rope," a color linocut, Veronique Coutant-Godard presents a scene from her own fantasies — a happy, colorful idealistic child's world reminiscent of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland . Frederick Mershimer captures the frenetic pace and personal moments of the traveling public, as well as the great beauty and elegance of the landmarked Grand Central Station in "Across the Floor," mezzotint, 2011. In contrast, in "Fast Food Momma," woodcut, 2012, a composition by Anthony Lazorko, the viewer is in a parking lot on a highway somewhere in the United States with a woman walking back to her car, carrying many bags of food and cups of beverages from MacDonald's while trying to smoke at the same time. She has already dropped one of the cups.

Steven Walker captures the wonderful light that is about fade as darkness approaches this bucolic urban scene in Astoria, N.Y., in "Rooftop Sunday," aquatint, 2012. In "Rhyme and Reason," color etching and aquatint, 2012, Shelley Thorstensen presents a floating nuanced abstract composition. Shapes layer shapes in amorphous amoeba-like pattern. The viewer is looking straight up at menacing skyscrapers packed together so tightly that they create of sense of claustrophobia in Michael Di Cerbo's, "Skyward," etching, aquatint and drypoint, 2011. Peter Milton's "Julie at Window," etching, 1965, is an early example of his experimenting with themes about time that occur in all his later work getting ever more complicated technically and aesthetically.

Warrington Colescott's "Mardi Gras: at the Gay Ball," 2009, portrays many of the recurrent themes that he has included in his work since the late 1980s — fashions, silly fads, lust, vanity, pride and many other foibles of the society around him. In "China Clown Dog," screen print, 2011, Lynwood Kreneck presents a highly stylized composition that is full of Chinese symbolism. Frances Myer's "Thin Ice, Low Levees," gravure-relief, 2007, is a study of weather disasters with Alfred Hitchcock symbolism included.

The Old Print Shop is at 150 Lexington Avenue at 30th Street.

For additional information, www.oldprintshop.com or 212-683-3950.

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PROSPECTUS

79th Members’ Exhibition

The Old Print Shop, NYC 150 Lexingtion Avenue New York, NY 10016 | May 19 - June 29, 2012

Work eligible: Each SAGA member in good standing (2012 dues paid) may submit one hand-pulled print -
no photographs or digital work accepted.

Presentation for Exhibition: Image size up to 40” in any direction, not including mat dimensions. Prints must be matted in white mats and with stiff backing.

Deadline for submission: Prints to arrive at The Old Print Shop between April 1st and May 10th, 2012

Prize Juror: Dr. Michael W. Schantz, Executive Director and CEO of the Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York. He received his Ph.D. in Art History from UCLA, specializing in American art and the history of prints. Prior to his current post, Dr. Schantz spent 28 years (1981 – 2009) as Director and Curator of the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA, where he curated, co-curated and/or organized more than 200 exhibitions. All prizes and awards for cash and materials will be selected by the juror.

Entry Procedures:
Mail entry form and entry fee: $45.00 check, payable to SAGA, to the SAGA office: 32 Union Square East, Suite 1214; New York, NY 10003, by May 10, 2012.
Send work in a package marked “SAGA Show” to The Old Print Shop; 150 Lexington Ave #1; New York, NY 10016-8935, to arrive between April 1st and May 10th, 2012. Include a prepaid return label from UPS or FedEx.

If Hand-Delivering Work: Deliver before May 19th and pickup after June 29th, during business hours.

Sales: The Old Print Shop receives 40%, SAGA 10%, and the artist 50%.

Catalog for the Exhibition: a high quality on-demand catalog will be offered.

Labels: Attach the entry label below. Be accurate as this information goes directly into the exhibition catalog.

ENTRY FORM--Send to SAGA Office
Name_____________________________________
Address____________________________________
$45.00 Entry Fee Included_____________________
Prepaid Return Label Included__________________
Phone____________________________________
Email Address_____________________________
Title_____________________________________
Medium__________Dimensions________________

ENTRY LABEL--Attach to back of matted print
Name_____________________________________
Address___________________________________
Prepaid Return Label Included__________________
Phone____________________________________
Email Address_____________________________
Title_____________________________________
Medium__________Dimensions________________
Price_____________________________________

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"Hands On" Recent Prints of the SAGA Council

Opening Reception, Friday February 3rd from 6 - 9pm

629 North 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19123 | February 3rd - 25, 2012

http://projectsgallery.com/

Projects Gallery, in collaboration with the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA), will be exhibiting Hands On from February 3rd – 25th, a group offering of fourteen highly accomplished printmakers that use hand-pulled processes to create their art.

These fourteen artists are the current council members of SAGA, a juried, not-for-profit national organization of fine art printmakers based in Manhattan.

Emphasizing such techniques as mezzotint, engraving, etching, lithography and silkscreen, SAGA is a consortium of printmakers who make prints that are rich, vital, and relevant.

The Society of American Graphic Artists has a long and distinguished history: its origins stretch back to 1915 when a group of printmakers founded the Brooklyn Society of Etchers. Over the years SAGA has grown to include printmakers from throughout the country and has organized numerous national and international exhibitions. Henri Matisse, Kathe Kollowitz, John Sloan, Edward Hopper, Pablo Picasso, Mary Cassatt, Joseph Pennell, John Marin, Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms were early exhibitors of SAGA.

The council of SAGA includes: William Behnken, Joe Essig, Amir Hariri, Michael Hew Wing, Kathleen Gallagher, Marion Lerner-Levine, Barbara Minton, Masaaki Noda, Ellen Nathan-Singer, Tomomi Ono, Merle Perlmutter, Florence Putterman, Shelley Thorstensen, and Steve Walker.

Hands On opens at Projects Gallery on February 3rd (First Friday) and runs until February 25th. The opening reception for the artists is Friday, February 3rd from 6-9pm.

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Annual Award Dinner 2011

Annual Award Dinner honoring past SAGA President Michael DiCerbo and past Council member Ann Chernow

The National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, NYC | Friday, October 28th 2011

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About the Honorees:

Ann Chernow has been a member of SAGA for over 20 years and served on the Council in the early1990s. When asked about the importance of SAGA for her, she replied “SAGA was the first print council I became active with. The camaraderie with members was a new experience for me”

Ann’s most recent solo show was in Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 2011. Her next is at PMW Gallery in Stamford Connecticut scheduled for October 2012. Her work and life are part of an award winning documentary called “Years in the Making” 50 artists over 70. Ann has made about 350 prints in her career so far and in addition has recently finished ten short stories.

Michael DiCerbo became a member of SAGA in 1978 and served on the Council from 1984 – 1989. He became Vice President in 1989 and elected as President in 1989 as well – serving in that post for 5 ½ years. During that time he spearheaded two invitational exhibitions, one Members show and one historical exhibition at the Newark Public Library under Keeper of Prints, William Dane. The catalog for that show included an extensive, scholarly history of SAGA that we still use today.

Under his tenure, we had a traveling exhibition in honor of Lynd Ward that traveled to eleven venues. Besides making his own work Michael mans the Contemporary arm of The Old Print Shop in New York City. He is also a member of the National Academy. In addition, Michael is responsible for the contemporary iteration of SAGA’s Annual Dinner tradition.

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SAGA 78th Member Show

Members Exhibiting and Awards

Prince Street Gallery New York, New York | Tuesday, June 21—Saturday, July 9, 2011, Opening Saturday, July 9th, from 4 to 6pm

Society of American Graphic Artists
78th Members Exhibition
Prince Street Gallery, New York NY
June 21 through July 9, 2011
Award Juror: Ellen Handy, Professor, City College of New York

Members Exhibiting:
*Awards

Julie Abraham
Linda Adato
Val Akula
Michael Arike
Carolyn Autry
* Donald Axelroad - Graphic Chemical Purchase
Natalya Balnova
*Rica Bando - EC Lyons Materials Award
Joel Beckwith
William Behnken
Sherry Smith Bell
Grace Bentley-Scheck
Rosemarie T. Bernardi
Samantha Beste
Naomi Bossom
Harvey Breverman
Elaine Brieger
Deborah Bryan
Monika Camillucci
Kathleen Caraccio
Richard Carleton
Susan Carter
Jon Fasanelli-Cawelti
Sidney Chafetz
Ann Chernow
Michael Di Cerbo
Lee Chesney III
Veronique Coutant-Godard
Adrienne Cullom
Lisa Dinhofer
*Peter Elloian - Murray Roth Memorial Award
Joseph Essig
*Harriet FeBland - Renaissance Materials Award
Franklin Feldman
Aline Feldman
Francisco Feliciano
Jenny Freestone
Ron Fundingsland
*Donald Furst - Daniel Serra-Badue Award
Robin L. Gibson
Raymond Gloeckler
Eric Goldberg
Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero
David Gordon
Allen Grindle
Amir Hariri
Martha Hayden
*Michael Hew Wing - Chaim Koppelman Memorial Award
Su-Li Hung
Tenjin Ikeda
Judith Jaidinger
Stanley Kaplan
Babette Katz
Robert Kipniss
Joanna Klain
Chaim Koppelman (in memory)
Richie Lasansky
Anthony Lazorko
Leonard Leibowitz
Marion Lerner-Levine
Martin Levine
Evan Lindquist
Susan Litsios
Gerald Marcus
Tokoha Matsuda
Judy Mensch
Barbara Minton
Robert Bruce Muirhead
Bill Murphy
*Julie Nadel - NY Central Materials Award
Miki Nagano
Thomas Nawrocki
Lynn Newcomb
Takayo Noda
Masaaki Noda
Joan O'Conner
Paul O'Hara
*Tomomi Ono - Ernest Patrikis in Memory Robert Conover
*Mark Pagano - AI Friedman Materials Award
Gilbert Passarella
Ksenija Kostic Pecaric
Michael Pelletieri
Merle Perlmutter
Dwight Pogue
DeAnn L. Prosia
Florence Putterman
Susan Pyzow
Joseph Ramos
Arline Reimann
Dennis Revitzky
*Rosyln Richards
K Carracio - Color Intaglio Purchase
Clare Romano
Conrad Ross
John Ross
William Salzillo
Ilse Schreiber-Noll
John Paulus Semple
Nomi Silverman
Ellen Nathan Singer
Mark Sisson
Ralph D. Slatton
Richard Sloat
Evan D. Summer
Mary Teichman
Sandra Terry
Bruce Thayer
Caroline M. Thorington
*Shelley Thorstensen - SAGA Honorees Award
Arthur Thrall
Annamarie Trombetta
Emily Trueblood
*Alyce K. Vaccino - Robert Poulos Purchase Award
Steve Walker
Larry Welo
Idaherma Williams
Steve Yamin


SAGA 78th Member Show

Formal reception and Awards announcement, Saturday July 9th, 4 - 6; Informal reception the evening of Thursday June 23rd

Prince Street Gallery 530 West 25th Street 4th Floor New York, NY 10001 | Tuesday, June 21—Saturday, July 9, 2011, Opening Saturday, July 9th, from 4 to 6pm

The Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA) will be presenting its 78th Member Exhibition at Prince Street Gallery in New York City from June 21st to July 9th. The show will feature the work of 110 SAGA members from 23 states.

Ellen Handy, Professor, critic and historian of printmaking and photography at the City College of New York is the Award Juror for this exhibition. Known for both her wide knowledge of historical movements and genres, and her commitment to developing, original talent, Professor Handy will select work for eleven awards totaling over $3000.00. The top award will be given by Dorothy Koppelman at the bequest of her husband, Chaim Koppelman, past president of SAGA, who passed away
in 2009.

SAGA is a nonprofit organization of artist-printmakers each of whom is elected by a group of their peers. SAGA's goal is to promote printmaking as a fine art. Originally known as the Brooklyn Society of Etchers, the group was founded in 1915 to advance the cause of etching. Acknowledging the need to include artists outside of Brooklyn and New York, the Society organized an international show with great success in 1922, and in 1931 changed their name to the Society of American Etchers.

By the 1940s additional printmaking techniques had gained respect and recognition as fine art. In the process of encompassing artists working in these various techniques, in 1947 the group again changed its name to the Society of American Etchers, Gravers, Lithographers, and Woodcutters. Shortly afterward in 1952 the simpler, geographically, and technically inclusive name, the Society of American Graphic Artists was finally adopted under the stewardship of then president John Taylor Arms.

Mary Cassatt, Joseph Pennell, John Marin, and Childe Hassam were early exhibitors of SAGA. Over the years the membership has included most of America's foremost printmakers.

Prince Street Gallery is located in the heart of the Chelsea art district at 530 West 25th Street on the 4th floor. A reception and awards presentation will be held on July 9th from 4 to 6pm. An informal reception is also planned for Thursday evening, June 23rd.
For more information about SAGA contact Shelley Thorstensen, SAGA president, at sagaprints@verizon.net or write to SAGA, 32 Union Square East, Room 1214, NY NY 10003.

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