Call Detail
Bound



Contact Email: karen@lightartspace.com
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 9/6/21
Application Closed
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (Entry Fee for five (5)): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

Bound

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

The theme will be interpreted loosely - turning ideas into images...make it your own. 

Submission Requirements

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, 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

Jurors: 

We are thrilled to have Chip Thomas, aka jetsonorama, and Thea Gahr as our jurors. 

Sponsored by the Southwest Print Fiesta, Silver City, NM

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

Important Dates:

September 6 - Midnight Mountain time-deadline for submitted work
September 13 – Notification via email
September 29 - Work due at Light Art Space
Reception Friday, October 8th, 5 - 7 pm.

Entry Fee:

Entry fee: $35 for 5 images. $5 for each additional image. 
Sliding scale discount: Use coupon code: disc1 $15 for 5 images, or disc2 $25 for 5 images. 
Artists may enter up to 10 artworks.  

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

 Sales:

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 November 13th, 2021.

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.

Website: www.jetsonorama.net

www. justseeds.org/artist/chipthomas/

Bio:

Thea Gahr

Thea Gahr is a bilingual artist, printmaker, educator, curator, and community cultural maker. Committed to the health and balance of the land she works to create a catalyst of positive social and environmental change. As a longtime member of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, a decentralized collective of artists in the greater America and ECPM 68 an autonomous school in Mexico City, she is dedicated to the brilliant and difficult experiment of working collectively and collaboratively. Her relief prints, paintings, and mix media show the energy of the marks and speak directly to the emotional body inviting more expansive intelligence with the hopes of inspiring change for collective well-being. She is an Adjunct Instructor at Linfield University since 2012, teaching drawing, painting, and printmaking and is the Gallery Curator of the Linfield Gallery. Her work spans the borders of Mexico, Haiti, and the US. She grew up in a large multi-lingual farming family in the costal foothills of Oregon, which has greatly informed her work.  

Among other things she is a long-distance cyclist, aerialist, stitcher, builder, gardener, traveler and is interested in land restoration. 

https://justseeds.org/artist/theagahr/

Submission Requirements

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

All artists making handmade prints are eligible to apply.

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