Facing Forward is a juried exhibition of handmade prints, including photographic processes, 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.

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

“Handmade prints” are loosely defined. 3D, installation, and experimental work is encouraged and alternative display methods will be accommodated when possible.

Deadline to Submit: September 13th.
Exhibition dates: October 10th, 2020 – January 2nd, 2021

Presented by Light Art Space sponsored by the Southwest Print Fiesta, Silver City, New Mexico


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, monoprint, polymer plates, silver gelatin prints, photopolymer gravure, copperplate gravure, cyanotype, vandyke, gum bichromate, palladium, platinum, carbon, salt, wet plate, lumen, 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.




Juror:   Satpreet Kahlon

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


Sales are encouraged but artwork need not be for sale. Light Art Space will retain a 40% commission on any artwork sold. The sale price on the entry form must include commission and cannot be changed after acceptance. All artwork will remain in the exhibition through January 2nd, 2021.


Light Art Space will ensure all works from the time of arrival and inspection at LAS until it is picked up by the artist/shipping company for its return. We will exercise all due care in handling artwork, but will not be held responsible for loss or damage or replacement in transit and will not be responsible for pursuing claims with carriers. LAS reserves the right to refuse upon arrival any work that does not match the image or meet hanging criteria or is of unacceptable quality. LAS will not insure pieces damaged due to faulty wiring, framing, or bases of unstable nature. In the event of a claim, the artist must be prepared to provide information relating to a value such as cost of materials, time invested in previous sales, and exhibition records.