Call for Work and Workshops

Light Art Space has three active Calls For Work.


 We have extended the deadline for From the Earth to May 31st.
Submit at

Solace in Nature

Call for Photography Using Alternative Processes.

Juried by Christina Z. Anderson
Submit by June 23, 2024
Submit at:

Uncertain Boundaries

Call for Handmade Prints

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 or contact karen at, (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.



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.


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


Deadline to submit: May 20th



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 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 , (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

Solstice Greetings

Winter Solstice Greetings!

As we welcome winter and the end of 2023, I am grateful for the support and love felt this past year. Light Art Space ends the year with LAS 10: an exhibition of the 10 local artists represented by the gallery. The gallery has never looked or felt better – I hope you will stop by or at least take a look at the photos of the work. The exhibition will be on view through February 24th, 2024.

In January and February, we have reduced hours: Friday and Saturday 11 am- 5 pm, until 7 pm on First Fridays, and by appointment.

Happy New Year!   Karen




As the days get shorter and the light lessens, I am grateful that Light Art Space is able to continue to share meaningful art with Silver City and our visitors. I appreciate your support and encouragement this past year and wish all of you a season full of love and compassion.

This Saturday is LOVE LOCAL small business Saturday!   All purchases under $500 are tax-free! In addition, Light Art Space artists are offering a 10% discount on all our artwork (cards excluded). This is the perfect day to shop for gifts for your loved ones or yourself!  We are open 11 – 5.

Stop by the gallery for the final week to view the Fiercely Independent exhibition featuring 23 independent artists from the Silver City Arts Association. Friday and Saturday 11 am. -5 pm and Sunday 10 – 2.

Our next exhibition, LAS TEN will feature the work of Light Art Space artists. The opening reception will be 5 – 7 pm on December 1st (also the First Friday at the Galleries).



I am grateful to have shared nine wonderful years with my beloved, Flash. He was the perfect gallery greeter and the best companion I could ever dream of. Flash spent the first 5 years of his life as a breeder dog in Phoenix, not an easy or desirable life.  I feel so blessed to have found him and will cherish our time together. He is missed by many and will live on in my heart. I am sharing with you a few of my favorite photos of him.