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Hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University
School of the Arts Department of Painting and Printmaking
& the Center for Digital Print Media


CommandPrint, the 37th Southern Graphics Council Conference was a remarkably rewarding event to host. The VCU Department of Painting & Printmaking would like to express out heartfelt thanks to all of you who were in attendance. Your presence on our campus was astounding. The Printmaking Community is astonishingly vigorous, and rigorous. Once again we would like to sincerely acknowledge to all of you who so generously contributed your time, energy, and intelligence in making the conference an enormous success.


NOTE: For those of you who may be trying to locate information about the 2009 Southern Graphics Council Conference, hosted by Columbia College Chicago, March 25 - 29, 2009. Please contact Columbia College Chicago or Anchor Graphics regarding the 2009 SGC Conference:



Conference Overview


Printmaking was one of the very first replication technologies and is now poised, as it integrates digital media and expands its conceptual borders, to occupy a pivotal position in contemporary art and culture.


This conference will encourage critical discourse on such issues as digital media and expanded notions of print media, print theory, the plight of material and process specific disciplines, marginalization, and understanding printmaking’s shift to a place of leadership in the postmodern terrain.



Keynote Address:

Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett from Art on Paper



Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett are the co-directors of Triple Candie, a not-for-profit contemporary art venue founded in Harlem in 2001, and co-publishers of Art on Paper magazine, which they have owned since 2004. They are married to each other and live in Harlem.