Summer news

Where did June go?  The summer solstice has past, the moon is full, and we are praying for rain and looking forward to a wetter July and August.  The tragic fires in Ruidoso remind us here in Silver City how vulnerable we are living in the dry forest. Our hearts go out to all affected by the fires and we send gratitude to the amazing firefighters who are hard at work.

At Light Art Space we invite you to the final week of our two nature exhibitions: Four Artists Celebrating Wilderness, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Jane Seavers, Fred Barraza, Gay Scheibl, and Paul Hotvedt, and Inspirations From the Wild, an exhibition of Photography and Clay works by Karen Hymer and Zoe Wolfe.

The final day to view thees exhibitions in next Saturday, June 29th.

 

 


It is always sad to see the final day our of exhibitions, but we are excited to present two clay exhibitions opening on July 4th.  From the Earth, the CLAY Festival 2024 international Juried Clay Exhibition, features the work of over 30 artists from across the United States. The juror, Jared Tso, will exhibit his work in the Flash Gallery. The opening reception will be on Friday, July 5th, from 5 – 7 pm.  A closing reception will be held on Saturday, July 27th during the festival week. Visit  www.https://clayfestival.com/ for the schedule of events.

William Wright

 Kate Brown

 Asia Mathis

Jared Tso

 


Workshops!

We have three workshops coming up this fall.
October 13th and 14th I will be teaching a two day Photopolymer gravure workshop. We will turn your photographs into beautiful, unique etchings.  No printmaking experience is needed.

October 18th and October 19th Kathleen Koopman will be teaching a boat making workshop. No experience needed, just a willingness to play with material and your imagination. Each participant will construct a little sailboat, using recycled materials: cardboard, papers (music and maps), fibers, twigs, twine and personal found objects.

October 26th, 27th and 28th we welcome back North Carolina master gum printer, Diana Bloomfield. This three day Tri-color gum dichromate workshop is not to be missed.

Register for these workshops at www.lightartspace.com or stop in the gallery.

Thursday evening life drawing sessions continue. 6 pm – 8 pm, $20 per session. Bring your own materials. 


Nigel’s first time kayaking.

Friday Reception, Calls for work and more!

Light Art Space is pleased to welcome Zoe Wolfe to the gallery!

Join us this Friday from 5 – 7 as we celebrate Zoe’s colorful and whimsical garden art, including wall pieces!

 

 


Light Art Space has three active Calls For Work

From The Earth

Deadline this Friday, May 31st.
Submit at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=13352

Solace in Nature

Call for Photography Using Alternative Processes

Juried by Christina Z. Anderson
August 1 – October 5, 2024
Deadline to submit: June 23
Submit at: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=13477

Uncertain Boundaries

Call for Handmade Prints

Jurored by Juana Estrada Hernández
October 10 – November 9th, 2024
Deadline to submit: September 11th
Submit at: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=13612

Southwest Print Fiesta


Juana Estrada Hernández
La Cosecha


Currently on view at Light Art Space are two exhibitions that Commemorate the Gila Wilderness 100 anniversary. On view through June 29th

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 29, 2024


We have a few Mata Ortiz pieces still available for purchase. This is a special fundraiser benefiting our local non-profit, Border Justice Project. Prices have been reduced – these will make wonderful gifts!

 

 

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 pottery and teaching family and friends to make it.

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.


WORKSHOP!

We are thrilled to welcome Diana Bloomfield back to teach a Tri-color Gum Dichromate workshop!


October 26 – 28th, 2024

Register at: https://lightartspace.com/product/tri-color-gum-printing-workshop-with-diana-bloomfield_october-26-27-28/


As always, Light Art Space features work by 12 local artists working in various media.  Stop in to see the art by Joel Armstrong, Kathleen Koopman, Joe Huebner, Eric Renner, Nancy Spencer, Zoe Wolfe, Juan Velasco, Karen Hymer, Susan H Porter, Rhonda Munzinger, Stephan Hoglund, and Art Peterson.


Nigel is settling in as the new Gallery Greeter

Call for Work and Workshops

Greetings!
Light Art Space has three active Calls For Work.

 

 We have extended the deadline for From the Earth to May 31st.
Submit at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=13352

Solace in Nature

Call for Photography Using Alternative Processes.

Juried by Christina Z. Anderson
Submit by June 23, 2024
Submit at: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=13477

Uncertain Boundaries

Call for Handmade Prints

https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=13612

October 10 – November 9th, 2024

Deadline to submit: September 11th

Southwest Print Fiesta

Juror: Juana Estrada Hernández


Juana Estrada Hernández
La Cosecha

 

Color Pencil Workshop this weekend!
With Joel Armstrong
There are still a few open spots register at www.lightartspace.com or contact karen at karen@lightartspace.com, (520) 240-7075.


 

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.

 


WORKSHOPS!

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 www.lightartspace.com 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 https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=13352  

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

Submit at: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=13477


Karen’s news…

Exhibitions:
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.

 

NEW FAMILY MEMBER!

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.

 

Reception This Friday for two new exhibitions! Call for CLAY work! More Workshops!

Join us this Friday from 5 – 7 pm for the opening reception of two new exhibitions featuring four Silver City artists. Submit CLAY art to From the Earth, 2024 International Juried Clay Exhibition. Two new workshops offered in May.


 Four Artists Celebrating Wilderness

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

An exhibition of Photography and Clay works by Karen Hymer and Zoe Wolfe.

Opening reception on First Friday, April 5th, 5 pm – 7 pm
Exhibition Dates: April 4 – June 2, 2024


CALL FOR CLAY WORK

Deadline to submit: May 20th
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=13352


Workshops

 

Artist Talk, Workshop and new Exhibitions…

Join us this Sunday, March 24th at 11 am for a gallery talk with Stephan Höglund.  Stephan will discuss his artistic process and journey. His exhibition, Border to Border is on view through March 31st.

Workshop! There is still space in the upcoming Basketmaking and Flower Arrangement Workshop with Alice Fujita on Saturday, March 30, 10 am – 2 pm. Register at lightartspace.com or stop in the gallery.

Don’t miss Picturing Wilderness, photography by 26 Grant County artists. On view through March 31st.

April brings two new exhibitions commemorating the 100 anniversary of the Gila Wilderness.

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
 an exhibition of Photography and Clay works by Karen Hymer and Zoe Wolfe.

Exhibition Dates: April 4 – June 2, 2024
Opening reception on First Friday, April 5th, 5 pm – 7 pm.

Friday Reception for Two New Exhibitions

Join us Friday from 5 pm – 7 pm
First Friday Downtown Gallery Walk!

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Gila Wilderness, Light Art Space is pleased to present

Picturing Wilderness: Work by 26 Grant County Photographers

Participating artists:
Joe Kennedy, Paula Manning-Lewis, Mary Ragins, Franky De Angelis, Kathleen Koopman, Susan Mach, Amy Maule, Tom Boblett, Claude Smith, Kelly Hart, Larry Ollivier, Kendra Milligan, Jasper Eyrich-Bingham, Michael Scherer, Marla McDonald, Marcia Tinker, Harold Snider, Shara Bunis, JM Pena, Cissy McAndrew, Julie Enos, Bean Brown, Jim Mathews, Robert Brooks, Val Weston, Jeannette Ortega

Border to Border, Stephan Höglund New Works
Jewelry and Photography
Stephan’s work comes from a sense of place or more accurately, places. Gleaming both inspiration as well as surface found material of his region. He considers himself a “Regionalist just as the Canadian “Group of Seven” or even Emily Carr or Georgia O’Keefe did. Northern Minnesota is where it first began and he now continues in the open High Mesa and High Desert of Southwest New Mexico near Silver City. These places not only have been the source of the materials in much of the work but also seem to sustain a creative and spiritual roadmap.

Exhibition Dates: March 1 – March 31
Reception Friday, March 1, 5 – 7 pm

Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm, Sundays 10 am – 2 pm, Frist Fridays 11 am – 7 pm, and by appointment.

 

New Workshop!

Just in time for Easter – come make a basket and flower arrangement. March 30th with Alice Fujta

 

Book Launch

Join us this Sunday, February 18th from 1 – 3 pm as we launch

Restoring The Pitchfork Ranch, by A.T. Cole

The Pitchfork Ranch is more than another dusty homestead tucked away in a corner of the Southwest. It is a place with a story to tell about the most pressing crisis to confront humankind. It is a place where one couple is working every day to right decades of wrongs. It is a place of inspiration and promise. It is an invitation to join the struggle for a better planet.

Restoring the Pitchfork Ranch tells the story of a decades-long habitat restoration project in southwestern New Mexico. A. Thomas Cole explains what inspired him and his wife, Lucinda, to turn their retirement into years dedicated to hard work and renewal. The book shares the past and present history of a very special ranch south of Silver City, which is home to a rare type of regional wetland, a fragile desert grassland ecosystem, archaeological sites, and a critical wildlife corridor in a drought-stricken landscape.

As a special treat, original woodcut blocks and prints by Silver City printmaker, David Wait, will be on display during the book launch. David’s woodcuts appear in the book. Prints will be available for purchase.

 

Call For Photography

Picturing Wilderness

In celebration of the Gila Wilderness 100 anniversary, this call asks photographers to submit images about wilderness (does not have to be images from the Gila). All types of photography are welcome including Black and white, color, alternative processes, 3 dimensional, etc.

 Open to all photographers living in Grant County, New Mexico

 Each Photographer can display up to 2 images  16” x 20” (framed size) or smaller, or 1 larger piece. 

Exhibition Dates: March 1 – April 1
Reception Friday March 1, 5 – 7 pm
Work due to gallery (ready to hang) February 26th, noon – 3pm
$10 participation fee

Deadline to confirm participation: February 7th
Karen is available to view your images in advance to help wiht selection.

To participate contact Karen  karenhymer@gmail.com , (520) 240-7075

New Year Greetings

Wishing a Peaceful and Joyful New Year to All!

In January and February, we feature art by the Ten Light Art Space artists,
and one stunning outdoor sculpture by Tucson artist, Craig LeCroy.

January and February we will be open Fridays and Saturdays 11 am – 5 pm,
First Fridays until 7 pm, and by appointment.


Juan Velasco


Joel Armstrong

Kathleen Koopman


Susan H. Porter

Karen Hymer


Rhonda Munzinger


Karen Hymer


Eric Renner


Art Peterson


Juan Velasco


Susan H. Porter


Art Peterson

Rhonda Munzinger

Joe Huebner

Joel Armstrong

Nancy Spencer

Susan H. Porter and Rhonda Munzinger


Kathleen Koopman

Joe Huebner

Eric Renner, Nancy Spencer

Juan Velasco

Juan Velasco

Susan H. Porter

Eric Renner


Karen Hymer


Craig LeCroy


Goodbye, 2023