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.


Reception Friday

Join us Friday, October 6th from 5 – 7 p.m. as we celebrate the opening of two new printmaking exhibitions.

H2O: Shifting Currents, a juried exhibition of handmade prints. Water is essential to life, without fixed form, reflective, a conductor, and wet. It can represent cleansing, purity, power, wisdom, an open heart and mind, and change. After three years of constant change and uncertainty involving much pain and loss, this call asked artists to consider water and what it can represent.

Juror Kristen Martincic chose 33 images by 23 artists from across the United States. This exhibition is part of the Silver City Print Fiesta.

Phoenix Ink: New and Eclectic Image, prints by Kim Boege, Wendy Willis, Marlys Kubicek, Paulette Olive, and Donna Atwood.

Exhibition dates for both:
October 5th – Nov. 4th, 2023
Friday, October 6th, 5 – 7 pm. Reception, Juror talk 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Also, on view at Light Art Space is work in various media by the Light Art Space Artists: Joel Armstrong, Joe Huebner, Karen Hymer, Kathleen Koopman, Rhonda Munzinger, Art Peterson, Susan Porter, Eric Renner, Nancy Spencer, Juan Velasco.

Poetry Reading and Book Signing

Join us tomorrow, Friday, September 29th from 5 pm – 7 pm as we welcome Taos Poet Lawrence Gregory.  Lawrence will read a selection of pieces from his newest collection, Phenomena (2023, Shanti Arts), and answer audience questions, followed by a book signing.
Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Reviews of Phenomena:

“In this superb collection, Lawrence Gregory has come dancing into the light. The poems are full of eternal truths about nature, humanity, and finding peace amid the cacophony. Phenomenal.” – JJ Amaworo Wilson, author of Nazaré

“Lawrence Gregory’s latest volume of poetry, Phenomena, reminds us again and again that the world and our lives are never ordinary, or to be taken for granted. Our lives are surrounded by scores of phenomena, if we only take the time to look. This collection pays close attention.” – David Dragone, Editor-in-Chief, Crosswinds Poetry Journal

Final Week…

This is the final week to view two amazing exhibitions…

The Still(ed) Life:  Celebrating Handmade Photographic Art, juried by Diana Bloomfield.


First Light, Last Light: Eric Renner and Nancy Spencer, Pinhole Photographs and Assemblages. 

Join us Thursday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm to experience these images.

Friday, October 6th is the First Friday at the Galleries!
AND it is the start of the Southwest Print Fiesta!

Join us from 5 – 7 pm for the opening reception of the juried printmaking exhibition: “H2O: Shifting Currents” and “Phoenix Ink: New and Eclectic Images”, Prints by Kim Boege, Wendy Willis, Marlys Kubicek, Paulette Olive, and Donna Atwood.

September News

Five years ago today Light Art Space opened with an exhibition of my work, Age & Seduction, hand-printed photogravures. It has been an interesting and rewarding journey! The pandemic was a major challenge but we have persevered thanks to support from the Silver City community, local collectors, the Light Art Space artists, and Main Street Programs. In our five years, we have featured over 60 exhibitions (most featuring work from across the United States and other countries), 30 workshops (many taught by out-of-town artists),  and numerous other events.  It has been a joy to collaborate with Silver City local organizations including the Silver City Clay Festival, the Southwest Print Fiesta, the Silver City Art Association, and the SW Festival of the Written Word. I want to thank my friends and family who constantly encourage me on this journey, all the Silver City artists/citizens who have participated in exhibitions and workshops, our local collectors, the tourists who have wandered in and recognized the quality of art on display, and everyone who supports the arts in Silver City.  We continue to represent our fabulous local artists: Kathleen Koopman, Karen Hymer, Joe Huebner, Juan Velasco, Art Peterson, Rhonda Munzinger, Susan H. Porter, Nancy Spencer, Eric Renner, and Joel Armstrong, and always have their work on display. Onward we go…


Tonight, from 5 pm – 7 pm, we are hosting a reception for the Silver City Red Dot Studio Tour exhibition.  Stop in to view the work of artists who will be opening up their studios to the public tomorrow and Sunday. This is a great opportunity to see artwork and choose which studios to visit over the weekend or choose a piece in the gallery and take it home with you! Our wonderful community radio station, KURU, will be broadcasting live from the gallery giving voice to the arts!

Also on view is the juried exhibition: The Still(ed) Life: Celebrating Handmade Photographic Art.  These handmade photographs are extraordinary in both technique and content.

Lynn Bianchi, Claudia Hollister


Call For Work

Sunday, September 3rd is the final day to submit to H2O: Shifting Currents, a call for handmade prints printed by the artist using traditional printmaking and/or photographic processes and created in the last 5 years.

Submit at:
This exhibition is part of the Southwest Print Fiesta taking place October 6 – 9th. It is a great weekend to be in Silver City!  For more information on the fiesta visit

Save the Date!
A reception for the upcoming Exhibition, First Light, Last Light, Eric Renner and Nancy Spencer, Pinhole Photographs and Assemblages, will be held on Friday, September 8th from 5 – 7 pm. The exhibition will be on display from September 7th – October 1st.



We have three exciting workshops coming up.
Register at or stop in the gallery to sign up.

Mural Project

Finally, there is a new mural on the West side of Light Art Space: Contemplating the Past: Women of Silver City. This mural, intended as an art piece, recognizes and celebrates women from the past, representing six different ethnic groups.  View it from Broadway Street and pick up an educational brochure at the gallery.

Top left-right: Lozen, Rosa Betancourt Hernandez, Sue Lew Lime
Bottom left-right: Matilda R. Koehler, Rosa Borenstein, Anita Scott Coleman

The Crew: Kaitlyn Hopwood, Joe Huebner, and Karen Hymer

Karen and Flash, Arenas Valley