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Facing Forward - handmade printmaking and photography by women of color
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Entry Deadline: 9/13/20
Application Closed

Entry Fee ($5 - $25 Sliding Scale): $25.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: New Mexico

Submission Requirements

All entries must be handmade prints using traditional printmaking and/or I photographic 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, 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. 

 Jurying and Awards

Juror:  Satpreet Kahlon

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

Juror Bio:
Satpreet Kahlon is a Punjabi-born artist, curator, and educator based in Seattle, WA. Through her work, which has been featured in Hyperallergic and Artforum, she is interested in creating visual language and immersive encounters that express and explore intersectional cultural experiences as well as the manufactured systems of inequity that dictate their boundaries. 

 In addition to her studio practice, which most recently includes a solo show at Brown University, a body of work shown at the Wing Luke Museum, and a large-scale public commission at the new Washington State Convention Center, Satpreet is a co-curator of yəhaw̓, as well as the managing editor of New Archives, a non-profit arts journal covering the Northwest Coast. She has also designed and taught youth programming all over the US, running the Design Your Neighborhood program with the Seattle Art Museum between 2015 and 2017. She currently teaches at Cornish College of the Arts.

 In 2019, Satpreet graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a full-fellowship to pursue her MFA in Sculpture, and she was named one of 35 most influential people in Seattle by Seattle Magazine.

Important Dates:

September 13th midnight Mountain time - deadline for submitted work
September 20th - notification of acceptance via email
October 6rd - work due at Light Art Space
October 10th - opening day, an all-day reception 10am – 5pm observing social distancing

Entry Fee:

Entry fee: Sliding scale - pay what you can. $5 - $25 for 1 - 5 images. Use coupon code 5fee or 15fee.  Artists may enter up to 5 artworks.  


Sales are encouraged but artwork need not be for sale. Light Art Space will retain a 40% commission on any artwork sold. 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.

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