Call For Work and Upcoming Workshops

Announcing Visions of Nature: Contemporary Views in Alternative Photographic Techniques.  We are pleased to have Diana Bloomfield as the juror. The deadline to submit is July 7th.  https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8938.

There is still space in our first three workshops: Wire Art with Joel Armstrong, Monotype Mania Printmaking with Carmen Ruiz and Sun printing (cyanotype) with Karen Hymer.
Visit lightartspace.com to register.

Flash, road trip, May 2021

Call for Work and Workshops

Announcing Visions of Nature: Contemporary Views in Alternative Photographic Techniques.  We are pleased to have Diana Bloomfield as the juror. Deadline to submit is July 7th.  https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8938.

There is still space in our first three workshops: Wire Art with Joel Armstrong, Monotype Mania Printmaking with Carmen Ruiz and Sun printing (cyanotype) with Karen Hymer.
Visit lightartspace.com to register.

Flash, road trip, May 2021

Workshops- date correction

I am pleased to announce that workshops will begin in May at Light Art Space. We will follow state safety guidelines and request that all participants be fully vaccinated.  Visit lightartspace.com for more details. Here is the schedule:

May 22 (corrected date)
Wire We Here? Wire workshop with Joel Armstrong    
https://lightartspace.com/product/wire-we-here-workshop-with-joel-armstrong/


May 29 & 30
Monotype Mania! Printmaking workshop with Carmen Ruiz  

https://lightartspace.com/product/monotype-mania-printmaking-workshop-with-carmen-ruiz-may-29th-and-30th/


June 6
Sun Printing Cyanotype workshop with Karen Hymer
https://lightartspace.com/product/cyanotype-sun-printing-workshop_june-6th-2021/


August 28
Introduction to Photopolymer Gravure workshop with Karen Hymer  
https://lightartspace.com/product/photopolymer-gravure-workshop-august-28th-2021/


September 18 & 19
Tri-color Gum Printing with Diana Bloomfield    
https://lightartspace.com/product/tri-color-gum-printing-with-diana-bloomfield_september-18th-and-19th/


 

April 28th, LAS patio

 

 

 

 

Workshops!

I am pleased to announce that workshops will begin in May at Light Art Space. We will follow state safety guidelines and request that all participants be fully vaccinated.  Visit lightartspace.com for more details. Here is the schedule:

May 22
Wire We Here? Wire workshop with Joel Armstrong    
https://lightartspace.com/product/wire-we-here-workshop-with-joel-armstrong/


May 29 & 30
Monotype Mania! Printmaking workshop with Carmen Ruiz  

https://lightartspace.com/product/monotype-mania-printmaking-workshop-with-carmen-ruiz-may-29th-and-30th/


June 6
Sun Printing Cyanotype workshop with Karen Hymer
https://lightartspace.com/product/cyanotype-sun-printing-workshop_june-6th-2021/


August 28
Introduction to Photopolymer Gravure workshop with Karen Hymer  
https://lightartspace.com/product/photopolymer-gravure-workshop-august-28th-2021/


September 18 & 19
Tri-color Gum Printing with Diana Bloomfield    
https://lightartspace.com/product/tri-color-gum-printing-with-diana-bloomfield_september-18th-and-19th/


 

April 28th, LAS patio

 

 

 

 

New Exhibitions

Two new exhibitions open tomorrow at Light Art Space. And, to celebrate spring and Mother’s Day, a sidewalk sale will also take place featuring the Floral work of Joel Armstrong.

Layered Light: Contemporary Pinhole and Zone Plate Photography

Layered Light: Contemporary Pinhole and Zone Plate Photography is an international exhibition juried by Nancy Spencer and Scott McMahon. This exciting exhibition features black and white and color images made with film and digital pinhole and zone plate tools. The work of thirty-four photographers from across the planet have work in the exhibition.
https://lightartspace.com/exhibition/layered-light-contemporary-pinhole-and-zone-plate-photography/

Renner, Spencer and McMahon: A Three Decade Convergence.

This exhibition features the work of three renowned pinhole photographers. Nancy Spencer will exhibit “Images from Asia” taken during trips to China, Thailand, and Japan from 2006-2010. Eric Renner’s work will consist of his six pinhole images of the Southwest. Renner and Spencer worked on many collaborative projects and the work from those series will also be displayed. Scott McMahon will display works from his Tales of Screams and Silence and other series.
https://lightartspace.com/exhibition/renner-spencer-and-mcmahon-a-three-decade-convergence/

Nancy and Scott during installation

These exhibitions celebrate images made in the spirit of experimentation and play and are dedicated to the late Eric Renner.
Sponsored by Pinhole Resource Inc. and Freestyle Photographic Supplies Exhibition.
Dates: April 24, 2021 – June 26th, 2021.

 Hours: Thursday – Saturday 11- 5, and by appointment.

Light Art Space is located in the Downtown Historic Arts District in Silver City, New Mexico.

April News

April has arrived with sun, wind, bright colors, and optimism. Two exhibitions are closing soon and two more will be opening. Workshops will be returning soon (the schedule to be sent in a separate email next week).  We cautiously (masks still required and distancing observed) look forward to small gatherings and welcome locals and travelers into the gallery and our workshops.

Final days to see
Ode to Ancient Wings and Precious Water and Earth and Sky: Photography from Grant County
Both exhibitions close on Saturday, April 17th.


LAS is excited to present Layered Light: Contemporary Pinhole and Zone Plate Photography.
The work of 33 photographers from across the globe will be presented in this juried exhibition.
Opening Saturday, April 24th, 10am – 6pm.

Jane Alynn, Carolina Arellanos, Syl Arena, Charles Birnbaum, Diana Bloomfield, Julia Bradshaw, Robert Brown, Larry Bullis, Chris Byrnes, Dennis Collins, Walter Crump, Noah Doely, Eugene Ellenberg, Julie Enos, RA Friedman, Citlalli González, Julie Hamel, Lisa Hoffman, Frank Kaczmarek, Stefan Killen, Nancy Marshall, Jeff McConnell, Thomas Miller, Janet Neuhauser,Robert Oehl, Heather Palecek,Diana Pankova, Carmen Ruiz, Louise Russell, Nick Tauro Jr.,Marko Umicevic, Stephanie Williams, Ksawery Wrobel.
Dedicated to the late Eric Renner.
https://lightartspace.com/exhibition/layered-light-co…late-photography/


Also opening on April 24th is
A Three Decades Convergence: Renner, Spencer and McMahon

This exhibition features the work of three renowned pinhole photographers:
Eric Renner, Nancy Spencer and Scott McMahon.
Nancy Spencer will exhibit “Images from Asia” taken during trips to China, Thailand and Japan from 2006-2010. Eric Renner’s work will consist of his six pinhole images of the Southwest. Renner and Spencer worked on many collaborative projects and the work from those series will also be displayed.  Scott McMahon will display works from his Tales of Screams and Silence and other series.
https://lightartspace.com/exhibition/renner-spencer-and-mcmahon-a-three-decade-convergence/
Eric Renner

Nancy Spencer


Scott McMahon


Remembering Eric Renner one year later… you are dearly missed.


Photo of Eric by Nancy Spencer

 

Final days to submit…

Layered Light: Contemporary Pinhole and Zone Plate Photography
Deadline to submit work: March 21st midnight Mountain time
Exhibition Dates:  April 23rd, 2021 – June 26th, 2021.

 Images made with analog and digital processes are welcome. Content and subject are up to the photographer – questions to consider are: Why are you using a pinhole camera? How does the pinhole/zone plate image support the content of the work?

Jurors:
Nancy Spencer, Director of Pinhole Resource Inc., and Scott McMahon, Associate Professor of Art at Columbia College.

Nancy Spencer and Scott McMahon are currently writing a book on contemporary pinhole photography.

This exhibition celebrates images made in the spirit of experimentation and play and is dedicated to the late Eric Renner.

Submit here:
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8409

Sponsored by Pinhole Resource Inc. and Freestyle Photographic Supplies

Ticul School Yard, Eric Renner

Call For Work

Call For Work

Light Art Space invites photographic artists to submit pinhole and zone plate photographs to Layered Light: Contemporary Pinhole and Zone Plate Photography.  Images made with analog and digital processes are welcome. Content and subject are up to the photographer – questions to consider are: Why are you using a pinhole camera? How does the pinhole/zone plate image support the content of the work?

Deadline to submit work: March 21st midnight Mountain time
Exhibition Dates:  April 23rd, 2021 – June 26th, 2021.

Jurors:  Nancy Spencer, Director of Pinhole Resource Inc., and Scott McMahon, Associate Professor of Art at Columbia College.

Nancy Spencer and Scott McMahon are currently writing a book on contemporary pinhole photography.

This exhibition celebrates images made in the spirit of experimentation and play and is dedicated to the late Eric Renner.

Submit here:
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8409

Sponsored by Pinhole Resource Inc. and Freestyle Photographic Supplies

pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture — effectively a light-proof box with a small hole on one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box.  Many variations of the basic pinhole camera, including ones with multiple apertures and/or zone plates, are used by artists. 

Details:

Submission Requirements:
Submissions must be pinhole/zone plate images created in the last 5 years.

Important Dates:
March 21st midnight Mountain time – deadline for submitted work
March 26th – notification of acceptance via email
April 17th – work due at Light Art Space
April 24th – opening day, an all-day reception 11 am – 6 pm observing social distancing

Entry Fee:
Entry fee: $35 for 1 – 5 images. Students $15 Use coupon code STUDENT
Maximum two entries (10 images) per artist

Jurying and Awards
First Place $250  Second Place $150
Third Place  $100 gift certificate to Freestyle Photographic Supplies

Juror Bios:
Nancy Dize Spencer, Director of Pinhole Resource Inc., a nonprofit archive and educational organization dedicated to sharing information about pinhole photography. Spencer was married to and collaborated with Eric Renner for 31 years. Renner started Pinhole Resource and passed away suddenly in April of 2020. They also co-edited Pinhole Journal, published three times a year from 1985-2006. They have given educational lectures and workshops internationally in China, Japan, Poland, France, Italy, Greece, Argentina, Germany, and Canada. Their photographs and assemblages are exhibited in major collections throughout the world. Spencer and Renner received the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2015.
Spencer and Renner donated the Pinhole Resource Collection of 6,000 pinhole photographs by 500 photographers in 36 countries to the Palace of the Governor, New Mexico Museum of History in Santa Fe in 2012. They curated the show “Poetics of Light”, which was exhibited at the museum from April 2014 to January 2016. Spencer lives in the Mimbres Valley in southern New Mexico, east of Silver City, NM.

Scott McMahon grew up in Connecticut and now resides in Columbia Missouri where he is an Associate Professor of Art at Columbia College. He received his MFA from Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston, MA, and his BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Selected exhibitions include Poetics of Light, Palace of the Governors New Mexico History Museum Santa Fe, NM & National Media Museum in Bradford UK; Amerykańskie Metafory, Galeria Pusta, Katowice, Poland & Old Gallery ZPAF, Warsaw, Poland; Forgotten Attributes, Three Columns Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; The Bioluminescent Firefly Experiment, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Second Nature, The Halide Project, Philadelphia, PA; Response Time, Sol Mednick Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. McMahon’s work has been published in Pinhole Photography, Rediscovering a Historic Technique by Eric Renner, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes by Christopher James, Anthotype by Malin Fabbri, Poetics of Light – Contemporary Pinhole Photography by Eric Renner and Nancy Spencer, Pinhole Journal, The Hand Magazine and Gum Printing – A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice by Christina Z. Anderson. He was a resident artist at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine; iPark Artists’ Enclave in East Haddam, CT; Border Art Residency in La Union, New Mexico, and Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, NY.

Ticul Schoolyard made with a 6 hole pinhole camera by Eric Renner

 

Reopening February 13th

Light Art Space will reopen Saturday, February 13th with two exciting exhibitions and new work by myself and the LAS artists.

Stop in and shop for your Sweetie!

This Saturday Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

Regular hours will resume next week:
Thursdays – Saturdays 11am – 5pm


Zoe Wolfe and Carlene Roters


Zoe Wolfe
Karen Hymer

Wishing all a fabulous February…
Karen and Flash

2021 News

Reopening, upcoming exhibitions, a call for work, and window repairs…

Light Art Space will be reopening on February 13th. Open Thursday – Saturdays, 11 am – 5 pm.
I am happy to announce 3 upcoming exhibitions. Workshops are still on hold but I am hoping by late summer we will be able to start programming again.


25 photographers from Grant County will be included in the Earth and Sky exhibition. Opening on February 13th.

Also opening February 13th is Ode to Ancient Wings and Precious Water.  This collaborative installation features the work of Silver City artists Zoe Wolfe and Carlene Roters.


Announcing an international
Call For Pinhole and Zone Plate photographs!

Dedicated to the late Eric Renner, Layered Light celebrates images made in the spirit of experimentation and play.  The exhibition will be juried by Nancy Dize Spencer and Scott McMahon and sponsored by Pinhole Resources and Freestyle Photographic Supplies.  The deadline to submit is March 21, 2021. Submit at: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8409


I am thrilled to announce that Light Art Space has been awarded a
National Park Service (NPS) Main Street Facade Improvement Grant, supported through a grant from the Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program as administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior. This grant will enable me to replace the damaged front plate windows and four upstairs wood windows along with repairing the historic casement windows on the second floor.  I am thankful Silver City has such a vibrant and helpful Main Street program.

Happy January – looking forward to a fabulous February. Stay safe!
Karen and Flash