This exhibition of hand-made prints will address the basic principles of human connections. Some things to consider: What qualities, experiences, and goals do we share? How do we strengthen the community and empower individuals? How do we further our spiritual connection to the earth?
“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together”. Desmond Tutu”
“Survival of the world depended on our sharing what we have, and working together. If we don’t the whole world will die. First the planet, and next the people.” Frank Fools Crow
Presented by Light Art Space and sponsored by the Southwest Print Fiesta, Silver City, New Mexico
October 8 – November 13, 2021
Reception Friday, October 8, 5 – 7pm
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, 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.
Light Art Space invites all to submit; including Black, Latinx, Indigenous, self-identifying people of color and member of the LGBTQ community, historically under-represented artists, to submit.
FEE TO SUBMIT: $35 for up to 5 images. $5 for each additional up to 10 total.
We are thrilled to have Chip Thomas, aka jetsonorama, a photographer, public artist, and physician as one juror, along with Thea Gahr. See Bios below.
Sponsored by the Southwest Print Fiesta, Silver City, NM
JURYING & AWARDS
First Place $300
Second Place $200
Third Place $100
Bio Chip Thomas
Chip Thomas, aka jetsonorama, is a photographer, public artist, and physician who has been working in a small clinic on the Navajo Nation since 1987. There he coordinates the Painted Desert Project which he describes as a community-building dialog that manifests as a constellation of murals painted by artists from the Navajo Nation as well as from around the world.
Thomas’ own public artwork consists of enlarged black and white photographs pasted onto structures along the roadside primarily on the Navajo Nation. His motivation is to reflect back to the community the love they’ve shared with him over the years.
Thomas was a 2018 Kindle Project gift recipient and in 2020 he was one of a handful of artists chosen by the UN to recognize the 75th anniversary of the UN’s founding. Selected artists are to generate work that contributes to the envisioning and shaping of a more resilient and sustainable future. The UN writes “…Right now we are facing the greatest health challenge to the human race in a century. COVID-19 has revealed that a virus can affect not only our physical health but also our ability to cope with the psychological impact in its wake.” Thomas will spend 2021 working collaboratively to craft an artful, community-based mental health wellness response to the pandemic.