This exhibition of hand-made prints asks artists to think about internal and external tensions of the world. Today, polarization is prominent and deep chasms exist in many aspects of our lives. Can we bridge the divides?

And what is a bridge? Two major forces act on a bridge at any given time: compression and tension. Tension is a force that stretches something. Compression is a force that squeezes something together.

The theme can be interpreted loosely – turn ideas into images…make it your own.

Submission Requirements:

All entries must be handmade prints using traditional printmaking and/or photographic processes and created in the last 5 years.  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, monoprint, 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 other processes, but straight digital prints will not be accepted.

Work needs to arrive at the gallery ready to hang but framing is not required. Magnets, clips, and other methods can be used.

Deadline to Submit: September 6th at midnight mountain time

Entry fee: $35 for 5 images. $5 for each additional image. 
Sliding scale discount: Use coupon code: disc15 $15 for 5 images, or disc25 $25 for 5 images. Artists may enter up to 10 artworks.  

Light Art Space invites all to submit; including Black, Latina, Indigenous people, and all self-identifying people of color – historically under-represented artists working in the visual arts.

Jurying and Awards

Juror: Frank Rose, the director and owner of Hecho a Mano Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM

Frank Rose is a creative conductor, passionate about facilitating avenues of support for artists. Frank holds a degree in Digital Media and has exhibited in exhibitions in the US, China, and South Korea. He founded Gallery 1724, a community art space in Houston in 2005 and was the Publisher of ArtsHouston Magazine before moving to Santa Fe in 2008. He co-founded Santa Fe’s form & concept in 2016, opened Hecho a Mano in 2019 and Hecho Gallery in 2022. Frank loves expanding consciousness, hiking, good coffee, and tacos.

First Place $300,
Second Place $200,
Third Place  $100

Submit at:


October 7th – Nov. 13th, 2022 – Exhibition Dates

September 6 – Midnight Mountain time – Deadline for submitted work

September 12th – Notification via email

September 29th – Work due at Light Art Space

Friday, October 7th, 5 – 7 pm – Reception open to the public

Friday, October 7th – Juror talk 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Sponsored by the Southwest Print Fiesta, Silver City, NM