The Southwest Print Fiesta is a weekend-long celebration of all things PRINT! This year’s festival will be a hybrid event, happening both online and in-person in beautiful Silver City, New Mexico, from Friday, October 8, through Monday, October 11, 2021. The organizers’ goal is to build community among printmakers throughout the southwestern United States and Mexico, to foster connections and partnerships with printmakers outside of the region, and to engage with the local community in Silver City through the diverse and accessible language of print.
The Southwest Print Fiesta strives to promote and advance printmaking through public outreach, educational opportunities, collaborative projects, resource sharing, artist talks, exhibitions, print sales, and community conversation.
The organizers believe in print as a democratic artform, and they aim to serve and support printmakers of all kinds, from the traditional to the radical, formally trained or self-taught. The Fiestas offers opportunities for established artists interested in advancing their practices, as well as a platform for new, emerging voices to join in the conversation. The organizers believe that we are all simultaneously teachers and students, and they are committed to building a non-competitive, non-hierarchical community, open to everyone interested in learning about, engaging with, and advancing the medium of print.