Section of a print of a tattooed man

The 2018 Members Exhibition of the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA)

Jan. 29–March 10, 2019
J. Wayne Stark Galleries | Memorial Student Center, MSC 1110

Founded in 1915, the Society of American Graphic Artists is a leading non-profit, artist-run membership organization of artist printmakers who are committed to and have demonstrated the highest standards of excellence in their work.

The theme of the show is “Work of a New Century.” Each year, the members of the society submit one print each for an exhibition. After the exhibition, the prints are donated to the art museum where the exhibition was held. In fall of 2018, this exhibition opened at the Syracuse University Art Galleries and will travel across the country to several locations before returning to Syracuse to become part of their permanent collection.

The exhibition features 66 prints done in various intaglio and relief printing processes. The Society started out in 1915 as the Brooklyn Society of Etchers, so there are a lot of etchings and aquatints in the exhibition, but also lithographs, linocuts, and woodblock prints. Images range from the abstract to realist, including images of trees, clouds, and water, all the way to portraits and cartoons.

Organized by Syracuse University Art Collection, photo courtesy of the Syracuse University Art Collection.