Thursday, April 19, 2018

Ambos Lados International Print Exchange

The Ambos Lados International Print Exchange has now put out a call to printmakers!


This print exchange is sponsored by studios on both sides of the US/Mexico border:

El Paso



ELIGIBILITY: Open to all printmaking artists worldwide.

DEADLINES: Deadline to register: Saturday, September 1, 2018
Print editions must be received by: Saturday, November 2, 2018   Deadline extended to December 15, 2018.


UPDATED (October 2018):

Prints sent by UPS, FedEx or DHL  (or even by regular US postal mail) can be sent to the following address:

Horned Toad Prints
Attn: Manuel Guerra
3800 N Mesa Ste A-2  
El Paso, TX. 79902

Prints sent by the United States Post Service can also be sent to:

Horned Toad Prints
PO Box 9506
El Paso, Tx

No longer to this address:

Horned Toad Prints
Attn: Manuel Guerra
7732 Tuscarora Ave.
El Paso Tx.

PRINTMAKING MEDIA: Any traditional printmaking technique: Relief, Lithography, Intaglio, Serigraphy, Letterpress, or a combination of any of these. No digital, please.

PRINT DIMENSIONS: Paper size strictly 8” x 8” (20.3cm x 20.3cm) no larger or smaller. Printed area can be any size that fits within these dimensions.

EDITION SIZE: Each participant must submit twelve prints (12) all numbered, titled, signed, and dated. Please include preferred contact information on the back of each print for networking. Each artist will receive via mail ten (10) prints in exchange and two (2) prints will be kept for the 2018-2019 Ambos Lados International Print Exchange exhibitions.

THE BELOW PERTAINS TO THOSE OUTSIDE OF MEXICO (printmakers working with Taller Grafica Libre i Mexico will work with their rules):

PARTICIPATION FEE: $35 U.S. dollars (this fee covers international shipping, exhibition materials, and promotion). We currently accept PayPal and/or Money Orders (made out to Manuel Guerra 7732 Tuscarora Ave. El Paso Tx. 79912). No personal checks accepted.


Print and fill out this form (PDF) and email it to us at Once your form is received, we will send you a PayPal invoice to the email specified in your submission form. Unpaid submissions will NOT be eligible for participation. Refunds will NOT be issued.

PLEASE NOTE: All work should be packaged appropriately with glassine/interleafing paper in between each print. Prints must be shipped in a reusable package for return purposes with legible return address; this is important for confirmation of receipt, exhibition information, and return mailing.

Horned Toad Prints is not responsible for loss or damage of prints due to improper packaging or mail carrier mismanagement. We strongly suggest insuring your package; however, it is at the discretion and cost of each participant to do so.

Also note: the prints will be scanned and posted online...a catalog may also be made of the prints.  Please include a website to be noted if we make a catalog.

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