Obsession: A Juried Exhibition of hand-pulled prints

Presented by Light Art Space, sponsored by the Southwest Print Fiesta

Exhibition on view October 11- November 10, 2019

OBSESSION is an exhibition of hand-pulled prints responding to the idea of a compulsive preoccupation with an object, idea, person, place, memory, phobia, pattern, thought, image, shape, word, and more. This exhibition will highlight the many visual guises that infatuation can take and challenge the viewer’s relationship to their own habitual fixations and proclivities. 


All entries must be hand-pulled prints using traditional printmaking processes in any combination of silkscreen, letterpress, collagraphy, etching, woodcut, lithography, linocut, drypoint, mezzotint, monoprint or polymer plates. Digital and photographic elements may be used as a supporting element. 

Artworks that are computer generated or digitally altered photographs or photographic reproductions will not be accepted.

Works should be framed in simple frames – we recommend black, white, silver. Metal frames are fine.  Wire on back for hanging – no saw tooth hangers.  Maximum framed size 60″ x 60″.  


Exhibition Jurors:
Natalie Good,  Exhibition Co-Director
Karen Hymer, Exhibition Co-Director and Director of Light Art Space

Awards Juror:
Valpuri Remling, Tamarind Master Printer

$300 First Place
$200 Second Place
$100 Gift Certificate from Hampton Editions for Solarplate entry
Honorable Mentions

Awards will be announced at the opening reception on Friday, October 11th,  from 5-8 pm


Sales are encouraged but artwork need not be for sale. Light Art Space will retain 50% commission on any artwork sold. Sale price on entry form must include commission and cannot be changed after acceptance. All artwork will remain in the exhibition through November 10, 2019.


Light Art Space will insure 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 an unstable nature. In the event of a claim, the artist must be prepared to provide information relating to value such as cost of materials, time invested previous sales and exhibition records.