Facing Forward is a juried exhibition of handmade prints created by women of color. During this time of unrest and uncertainty this exhibition seeks to present works by women of color that speak to the future in challenging and inspiring ways.
Presented by Light Art Space sponsored by the Southwest Print Fiesta, Silver City, New Mexico.
October 10th, 2020 – January 2nd, 2021
Light Art Space invites Black, Latinx, Indigenous women and self-identifying women of color – historically under-represented artists working in the visual arts – to submit.
Deadline to Submit:
September 13th, midnight mountain time
Sliding scale to enter: $5 – $25, pay what you can
All entries must be handmade prints using traditional printmaking and/or photography processes and created in the last 3 years by self-identified women of color. 3D and experimental work is encouraged. Any combination of processes may be employed including but not limited to: silkscreen letterpress, calligraphy, etching, woodcut, lithography, linocut, drypoint, mezzotint, mono print, polymer plates, silver gelatin prints, photopolymer gravure, copperplate gravure, cyanotype, vandyke, gumbichromate, palladium, platinum, carbon, salt, wet plate, chemigram, lumen, argrotype, oilprint, chlorophyll, instant transfers and lifts. Digital photographic images can be used in combination with of other processes, but straight digital prints will not be accepted.
Jurying and Awards
First Place $300
Second Place $200
Third Place $100
Juror: Satpreet Kahlon
Satpreet Kahlon is a Punjabi-born artist, curator, and educator based in Seattle, WA. Through her work, which has been featured in Hyperallergic and Artforum, she is interested in creating visual language and immersive encounters that express and explore intersectional cultural experiences as well as the manufactured systems of inequity that dictate their boundaries.
In addition to her studio practice, which most recently includes a solo show at Brown University, a body of work shown at the Wing Luke Museum, and a large-scale public commission at the new Washington State Convention Center, Satpreet is a co-curator of yəhaw̓, as well as the managing editor of New Archives, a non-profit arts journal covering the Northwest Coast. She has also designed and taught youth programming all over the US, running the Design Your Neighborhood program with the Seattle Art Museum between 2015 and 2017. She currently teaches at Cornish College of the Arts.
In 2019, Satpreet graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a full-fellowship to pursue her MFA in Sculpture, and she was named one of 35 most influential people in Seattle by Seattle Magazine. www.satpreetkahlon.com