As the mighty Mississippi River flows southward, so too will the 2012 Southern Graphics Council International Conference. Returning to New Orleans, the membership is invited to come together to celebrate
the 40th anniversary of our beloved organization. Events will showcase how our organization has evolved, and through provocative panels, exhibitions and discussion, serve to chart a course for future development and growth of the printmaking discipline.

Whether guided by instruments or celestial means, navigation can become the measure by which we take stock in where we have been and where we are headed. It is the determination of a position, a direction, and a movement. Are we holding our present position, moving forward with leadership or are we swept away powerlessly by other currents?

Print is a current, always in circulation, creating new territory, and bridging fresh audiences and media. It is contemporary – in the know and in the now, endowed with authority and agency.  We find ourselves Navigating Currents as we wade through this dichotomy of the alternative and the traditional. Ripples emerge and expand, marrying the spectrum of creation and presentation practices.