First Friday Mata Ortiz Pottery Fundraiser, Workshops, Call for Work and Nigel

May Greetings!
Summer is coming along with many exciting events.

Currently on view at Light Art Space are two exhibitions that
Commemorate the Gila Wilderness 100 anniversary.

Four Artists Celebrating Wilderness, is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Jane Seavers, Fred Barraza, Gay Scheibl, and Paul Hotvedt. These four Silver City artists interpret the wilderness in their work. Curated by Paul Hotvedt.

Inspirations From the Wild is an exhibition of Photography and Clay works by Karen Hymer and Zoe Wolfe.

Exhibition Dates: April 4 – June 2, 2024

Join us for the First Friday Gallery Walk on May 3rd from 5 – 7 pm. We will feature numerous beautiful Mata Ortiz pieces as a special fundraiser benefiting our local non-profit, Border Justice Project.

The Border Justice Project (BJP) provides shelter, food, clothing, toys, medicine, and care for thousands of migrants in Deming, NM, and Palomas (Chih.), Mexico.
This volunteer group accepts donations and monetary support from individuals and is grateful for the donation of this beautiful pottery.

Mata Ortiz pottery is a derivation of the Mogollon pottery found in and around the archeological site of Casas Grandes (Paquimé) in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It is named after the modern town of Mata Ortiz,  near the archeological site. The style was developed by Juan Quezada who learned on his own to recreate the ancient pottery and then went on to update it. By the mid-1970s, Quezada was selling his pottery and teaching family and friends to make it.

This is a great opportunity to purchase unique pieces at excellent prices while supporting an important local non-profit. The sales will go through June 2nd, 2024.

This fundraiser is part of Give Grandly. 100% of any purchase of Mata Ortiz pottery will go to the Border Justice Project and will be matched by a generous BJP supporter.



There is still space in these three upcoming workshops:

We are delighted to welcome back North Carolina artist, Diana Bloomfield, to teach a three-day

Tri-color gum printing Workshop!

October 26, 27, 28, 2024

In this intensive three-day workshop, you will learn how to print in the 19th-century photographic process of gum bichromate. Using color separation negatives, we’ll learn how to make multilayered, tri-color gum bichromate prints on watercolor paper. No prior experience with this type of printing is necessary.

Register at or stop in the gallery.

Stay tuned for details on upcoming Photopolymer Gravure and cyanotype workshops with Karen Hymer. 

Call For Work!
Two exciting upcoming exhibitions…

2024 International Juried Clay Exhibition

We are thrilled to welcome Diné artist, Jared Tso as our juror. Submission  deadline  May 20th, 2024 11:59 PM MST
Submit at  

We are honored and excited to welcome the Amazing Christina Z. Anderson as this year’s juror!

Submit at:

Karen’s news…

Inspirations for Nature, Flash Gallery at Light Art Space
Featuring cyanotypes, phytograms, hand-colored pigment prints, and images in silk.
Through June 2nd, 2024.

All About Flowers, Duende Gallery in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
921 North Mesquite St., Las Cruces, NM 88001.
Through May, 2024.

Botanical, 2024 Las Laguna Art Gallery
577 S. Coast Hwy A-1, Laguna Beach CA 92651
Through May 2nd. – 31st.



I am thrilled to announce that Nigel, a 9-month-old standard poodle, has joined me in my life journey! He is a sweet boy, full of adventure and enthusiasm, who enjoys road trips!  Soon we will embark on training so he can become the new Gallery Greeter.