Kicking off the 4th Annual Southwest Print Fiesta will be a night of exhibition openings and reception. On Friday, October 11, there will be three Southwest Print Fiesta themed exhibitions located at Light Art Space, 209 W. Broadway, in beautiful, historic downtown, Silver City. Light Art Space is owned and operated by Karen Hymer, a visual artist and teacher from Tucson, Arizona. In addition to working as a fine art photographer, she taught photography for over 25 years at Pima Community College in Tucson and currently offers workshops and private sessions in Photopolymer Gravure printing and alternative photographic processes. As Director of Light Art Space Karen is excited to offer her teaching expertise and enthusiasm to the Silver City community.
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. -See Below for Submission Guidelines -
Exhibition on view October 11- November 10, 2019 Reception Friday, October 11th 5 – 8pm
5 FEMALE PRINTMAKERS: This exhibition features the work of 5 female printmakers from Tucson, Arizona. Jo Anderson, Penny Batelli, Norma Galindo, Maria Lee, and Glory Tacheenie-Campoy present a variety of techniques including mono-prints, etching, linocuts, letterpress and solar plate printing in two and three-dimensional forms.
Exhibit dates: October 11th – November 10th Reception Friday, October 11th 5 – 8pm
AMBOS LADOS INTERNATIONAL PRINT EXCHANGE: "Ambos Lados" means both sides. This print exchange was organized from both sides of the border -- by Manuel Guerra of Horned Toad Prints in El Paso, and by Adrian Aguirre and Beatriz Rivas of Taller Grafica Libre in Zaachila, Oaxaca. The 158 prints are fairly evenly split between the two countries -- with 72 from Mexico, 80 from the United States, and 6 from other countries, Australia, Canada, Cuba and Ireland.
Exhibit dates: October 11th – October 28th Reception Friday, October 11th 5 – 8pm
Call For Artists
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.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 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 need to be framed in the square format in white or black frames. Maximum framed size 60″ x 60″. No colored Matts.
JURYING & AWARDS
Natalie Good, Exhibition Co-Director
Karen Hymer, Exhibition Co-Director and Director of Light Art Space
Valpuri Remling, Tamarind Master Printer
$300 First Place
$200 Second Place
Awards will be announced at the opening reception on Friday, October 11th, from 5-8 pm
September 8 midnight Mountain time- deadline for submitted work
September 15 – notification via email
October 1st – 5th work due at Light Art Space
Opening Reception: Friday, October 11th from 5-8 PM
October 11- November 10, 2019 Exhibition
Two exhibitions will be held at Seedboat Gallery at 214 West Yankee Street in Silver City. The opening reception will be held on Friday, October 5th from 5-8pm. Join us!
Power of Print 2018
Power and Light Press for the Southwest Print Fiesta
A Juried Exhibition of Political Prints and Posters Exhibition on view October 5-31, 2018 This exhibition is a testament to the visual culture of resistance. Power of Print will be a show of posters addressing the wide variety of political and social issues of our current climate.
The exhibition will be held at Seedboat Gallery - 214 W Yankie Street, Silver City, New Mexico 88061. The opening will take place on Friday, October 5th from 5-8pm!
Horned Toad Print Exchange
Horned Toad Prints is very proud to bring its latest print exchange to Silver City, for the 3rd Annual Southwest Print Fiesta.
This is the second print exchange organized by Manuel Guerra, print instructor at UTEP, and owner of Horned Toad Prints studio in El Paso. The print editions came from all over the US and Mexico; with one print each from Canada, England and Australia. The 53 prints (all 8 x 10 inches), include etchings, lithographs, serigraphs, relief and prints by other techniques.
The Horned Toad II exchange has been shown previously in Oaxaca in 2017; and in Monterrey, Mexico, El Paso, Texas, and Yuma, Arizona in 2018.
The print fever does not end here however. The success of this exchange has provoked the upcoming international print exchange, between the US and Mexico. Printmakers from both sides of the border are currently churning out editions for the -- Ambos Lados International Print Exchange -- which is being organized by both: Horned Toad Prints in El Paso, and Taller Grafica Libre in Zaachila, Oaxaca. The first exhibition is scheduled next March, for the 2019 SGCI print conference in Dallas.
However the print momentum goes back at least to 2012. It started with the "Dialogs and Interpretacions" series of international print exchanges , from 2012 - 2015 (organized by Jules Floss of the US, and Jorge E. Rodriguez Osorio of Colombia). That inspired the first Horned Toad print exchange, which in turn provoked the YayBig Print Exchange in 2014 (run by Joe Marshall of Tucson). Then printmakers from both the first Horned Toad exchange and the YayBig exchange converged to make a larger print portfolio -- the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta -- by artists from Tucson, El Paso and Albuquerque, which has been exhibiting in both Mexico and the United States since 2015.
Southwest artists do not always get the attention the deserve, unlike the California and central Texas artists, not to mention our counterparts in Eastern Time. Our talent often gets swallowed up by the desert and dries up, as if Mountain Time were some kind of Bermuda Triangle. So we are particularly pleased to be showing in Silver City, the center of our region. Prints travel easily, so we if can make an impression first here in our region, then we can move out of the Southwest and intrude into other areas of the continent. Good things may happen if we continue this print momentum.
Arizona Print Group
Light Art Space for the Red Dot Art Walk
Light Art Space, located at 209 W. Broadway in Silver City’s historic art district will hold a reception on Saturday, October 6th, 3 – 7pm featuring the work of the Arizona Print Group. The Arizona Print Group (APG) is a professional organization of printmakers from around the state of Arizona who are united in the practice of hand-pulled, original fine art prints. The membership shows work locally, as well nationally, and many also teach and give workshops.
This exhibition feature work from two of the APG series: “Squared” and “Color Blind”. Techniques include silkscreen, Monotypes, Serigraphs, Linocuts, Intaglio, Photopolymer gravure, and Woodcuts.
Also on exhibit will be Age & Seduction, photopolymer gravures by Karen Hymer. Both exhibits run through December 22nd.
Gallery hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sundays 10am – 4pm and by appointment. For information visit lightartspace.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook. Phone: 520-240-7075.
Red Dot Art Association
Silver City’s Red Dot Art Association will host it’s Red Dot Gallery and Studio tour on Saturday, October 6th from 3-7pm. Be sure to check out their schedule of events and list of participating galleries and studios! Their schedule can be viewed via this link- https://www.silvercityart.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WAGBrochure_2018-1.pdf