With many thanks to Kelli Sincock and the Northern Virginia Printmaker's Guild, I have a print that is in a portfolio going to Southern Graphics this year. Super excited. It'll be my first time attending the conference, which is in San Francisco for 2014. Work hard, then play hard - and there's hardly a better place to do so than the city by the bay. 

Causeways, Pathways & Interfaces: Bridging The Unseen

Location: Academy of Art University,Print Studios at 60 Federal Street (3rdFloor)
Date: Saturday, March 29th
Organizer: Kelli Sincock
Participants: Meaghan Busch, Catherine Cole, Fleming Jeffries, Minji Myongsook Kim, Nahid Navab, Rae Ouellette, Norma E. Pfaff, Jorge Luis Porrata, Alice Quatrochi, Justin Raphael Roykovich, Kelli Sincock, Steven Skowron, Elizabeth Janis Sweeney

This portfolio is an exploration of the metaphorical and literal structure that facilitates or creates a causeway, pathway or interface between one physical form and another thus formulating a “bridge” between disparate systems. This bridge acts as a means of transferring information, thought, feeling, sound, and light – without it the sustainability of the “system” either fails or becomes vulnerable to external influences. This portfolio’s aim is to explore a variety of “bridging systems”, both seen and unseen, that form and inform the functioning of our daily lives.

Kelli Sincock is the founder and organizer of the NOVA Printmaker’s Guild which represents Printmakers, Book Artists and Paper Artists in the VA/MD/DC Metro area. Kelli is currently a Printmaking major at George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia and she holds a Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Art with an emphasis in Metalsmithing from the University of Washington, Seattle. Kelli’s artwork represents a blending of her interests in both 2D and 3D. Her art is heavily influenced by her interest in nature, physics, spirituality, literature and the human condition.