SGC International Awards Exhibition

The Worth Ryder Art Gallery and the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Present:

The SGC International Awards Exhibition


Innovation: Don Farnsworth

Tradition: Sylvia Solochek Walters

Activism: Juan Fuentes

Breaking the Mold: Richard Shaw

Also presenting the special exhibition:

George Miyasaki: A Memorial Retrospective

With addition work on view including:

Ehren Tool: A Video and Ceramics Installation

Randy Hussong’s Advanced Printmaking Class (in Room 235)

Organized and Curated by Randy Hussong in association with SGCI

Wednesday, March 19 through Friday, March 28, 2014

Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

Select Open Hours: March 19 – 22 12- 5pm and March 28th 10 – 5 pm

*Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 19, 4 – 7 pm*

Print Conference Tour and Special Event: March 28th, 10 – 5 pm

Screen Printing on Plywood Demo with Chinn Wang: March 28th, 10 – 5 pm

Don Farnsworth, Director of Magnolia Editions in Berkeley (pictured) will be receiving an award for “Innovation” at the 2014 SGC International Conference.

The Southern Graphics Council International is hosting Bridges: Spanning Tradition, Innovation, and Activismits 42nd annual conference, in the San Francisco Bay Area, the first West Coast conference in the organization’s history. Positioned on the Pacific Rim, the Bay Area reflects the diversity of an international port, fosters a culture in which social justice runs parallel with technological innovation, and is home to an artistic community that continues to shape political activism. Bridges will investigate the intersections between traditional and emerging technologies and how these tools are vehicles for creating meaningful and critical discourse around contemporary issues.

Organized by Continuing Lecturer Randy Hussong in association with SGCI, the Awards Exhibition at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery presents works by the recipients of SGCI Awards: for Innovation – Don Farnsworth, for Activism – Juan Fuentes, for Traditionalism – Sylvia Solochek Walters, and for Breaking the Mold – Professor Emeritus Richard Shaw. The Department is also honored to host a special Memorial Retrospective Exhibition for UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Professor Emeritus George Miyasaki (1935 – 2013). There will also be additional installations by Ehren Tool as well as the Advanced Printmaking Class.  In addition to a Grand Opening Reception on Wednesday, March 19th, there will be a special Conference Tour event on Friday, March 28th from 10 – 5 p.m., including a screen printing on plywood demonstration by Chinn Wang, assisted by Printshop Mechanician Tamar Beja.

George Miyasaki at work, courtesy Magnolia Editions.


For more information on the 42nd Annual SGC International Conference in the San Francisco Bay Area, please visit