Have your Portrait made 19th Century Style!

Visit Light Art Space this Saturday between 1 pm and 6pm to experience the magic of Wet Plate Photography

Kevin Black from Santa Fe Wet Plate will be making wet plate portraits to order.
Each portrait is unique and one of a kind!
Watch Kevin in action with his large format camera (think Ansel Adams) and his portable mobile darkroom.

Kevin was recently highlighted in Shadow and Light magazine as the featured portrait artist in the September/October issue.

You can make an appointment (karen@lightartspace.com) or just stop in!

Portraits make great gifts…

Reception This Saturday

Please join us for a reception this Saturday 4 to 7pm, November 2nd, celebrating art work by students of Kaleidoscope, the Western New Mexico University Art Club.

Robert Arias, Jodi Bevill, Jon Bjornstad, Martha Blacklock, Doreen Buchan, Henry Chavez, Abby Egge-Ogas, Izzy Garza, Annabella Gomez, Elijah Goodall, Ned Haw, Wyatt Hawkins, Tasha Marshe, A.S. McBroom, Raven Myers, Drew Ohlrich, Beryl Raven, Magnus Amelia Waters, J. Waters, Blythe Whiteley.

sneak preview>>>>

Thank you to our Sponsors…and correction

A big Thank You to
Freestyle Photographics and Sprint Systems of Photography
who have sponsored the upcoming Pinhole and Zoneplate Workshop with
Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner.
 https://sprintsystems.com/
https://www.freestylephoto.biz/

Pinhole and Zone Plate Photography Workshop
Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner

November 16th and 17th

sponsored by
Freestyle Photographics and
Sprint Systems of Photography
https://lightartspace.com/product/pinhole-and-zone-plate-workshop/


Correction:  Reception for the WNMU Student Art Exhibition will be Saturday, November 2nd (not the 1st)

 

November Exhibitions, Workshops and Events

Two new exhibitions will open at Light Art Space in November. On Saturday the 2nd, work by the Western New Mexico University Art Club will open with a reception 4pm to 7pm in the West Gallery. Sex, Lies and Pinhole Photography, work by Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner, will fill the North and Flash galleries November 15th – January 5th, with a reception on Friday the 15th, 5pm – 7pm.   Stop in on Saturday November 9th and have your Wet Plate photographic portrait made by Kevin Black from Corrales, NM. Register now for the following event and workshops…

Wet Plate Portraits
by Kevin Black

Saturday, November 9th, 1 to 6pm

Have your portrait made in this one of a kind silver and light experience!
Portraits make great gifts…  Reserve a time or just show up.
Karen@lightartspace.com


Wet Plate Photography Workshop
with Kevin Black

Sunday, November 10th
https://lightartspace.com/product/tintype-photography/


Pinhole and Zone Plate Photography Workshop
Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner

November 16th and 17th

sponsored by
Freestyle Photographics and
Sprint Systems of Photography
https://lightartspace.com/product/pinhole-and-zone-plate-workshop/


Exhibitions


Western New Mexico University Student Art Club

Light Art Space is please to exhibit visual art by the
Art Club at WNMU
A variety of media will be shown including
ceramics, photography, drawing, painting and sculpture

November 1st thru 10th
Reception Saturday November 2nd, 4 to 7pm


Sex, Lies, and Pinhole Photography

This exciting exhibition of the pinhole photography and assemblages features the work of Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner two artists who have worked individually and collaboratively for decades. Images from many bodies of work will be exhibited, both black and white and color.

Spencer and Renner are known internationally for their pinhole art work and as the co-directors of Pinhole Resource, a non-profit dedicated to furthering information about pinhole and zone plate photography. Renner is the author of “Pinhole Photography: From Historic Technique to Digital Application”, now in it’s fourth edition. They founded and co-edited “Pinhole Journal” for 22 years. Spencer and Renner have exhibited their work internationally and have taught pinhole and zone plate workshops throughout the world.  Spencer and Renner live in the Mimbres Valley, 45 minutes from Silver City, NM.

November 15th thru January 5th
Reception Friday, November 15th, 5 to 7pm

Fall excitement…

This weekend, October 11 thru 14th is a great time to visit Silver City.  The Red Dot Gallery Walk and the Southwest Print Fiesta provide wonderful downtown activities for all ages. Light Art Space will be featuring 3 new exhibitions and two workshops.  Read on for more details…

The Silver City Art Association is pleased to present the Red Dot Weekend at the Galleries on October 11th – 14th, 2019. Located in historic downtown Silver City, this annual event is in its 21st year and continues to grow in popularity. Twenty-five unique art galleries will feature the work of over 100 artists working in a variety of media. Experience this self-guided tour of fine-art exhibitions, art demonstrations, and musical happenings where you can meet the artists, purchase local art, enjoy fine dining and celebrate all that is uniquely Silver City.

This exhibition features the work of 5 female printmakers from Tucson, Arizona. Jo Andersen, Penny Batelli, Norma Galindo, Maria Lee, and Glory Tacheenie-Campoy present a variety of techniques including mono-prints, etching, linocuts, letterpress and solar plate printing in two and three-dimensional forms.

Exhibit dates: October 11th – November 10th
Reception Friday, October 11th 5 – 8pm

Obsession: A Juried Exhibition of hand-pulled prints
Presented by Light Art Space sponsored by the Southwest Print Fiesta

OBSESSION is an exhibition of hand-pulled prints responding to the idea of a compulsive preoccupation with an object, idea, person, place, memory, phobia, pattern, thought, image, shape, word, and more. This exhibition will highlight the many visual guises that infatuation can take and challenge the viewer’s relationship to their own habitual fixations and proclivities.

Exhibition on view October 11- November 10, 2019
Reception Friday, October 11th 5 – 8pm

Ambos Lados International Print Exchange

“Ambos Lados” means both sides. This print exchange was organized from both sides of the border  by Manuel Guerra of Horned Toad Prints in El Paso, and by Adrian Aguirre and Beatriz Rivas of Taller Grafica Libre in Zaachila, Oaxaca. The 158 prints are fairly evenly split between the two countries – with 72 from Mexico, 80 from the United States, and 6 from other countries, Australia, Canada, Cuba & Ireland.

Exhibit dates: October 11 – Nov. 10th
Reception Friday, October 11th 5 – 8pm

WORKSHOPS!

October 13th
Exquisite corpse print/book workshop with Maria Lee and Jo Andersen.
https://lightartspace.com/product/exquisite-corpse-print-book-workshop/

October 13th
Photopolymer Gravure
with Karen Hymer
https://lightartspace.com/product/photopolymer-gravure-workshop-october-13th/

November 10th
Wet Plate Photography with Kevin Black
https://lightartspace.com/product/tintype-photography/

November 16th and 17th
Pinhole and Zone Plate Photography with Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner
https://lightartspace.com/product/pinhole-and-zone-plate-workshop/

Fall Workshops!

Light Art Space is pleased to announce 4 exciting upcoming workshops!   
Photogravure with Karen Hymer, October 13th.  Exquisite Corpse Print/Book with Maria Lee and Jo Anderson, October 13th. Wet Plate Photography with Kevin Black, November 10th. Pinhole and Zone Plate Photography with Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner, November 16th and 17th.

October 13th
Exquisite corpse print/book workshop with Maria Lee and Jo Anderson.
https://lightartspace.com/product/exquisite-corpse-print-book-workshop/

October 13th
Photopolymer Gravure
with Karen Hymer
https://lightartspace.com/product/photopolymer-gravure-workshop-october-13th/

November 10th
Wet Plate Photography with Kevin Black
https://lightartspace.com/product/tintype-photography/

November 16th and 17th
Pinhole and Zone Plate Photography with Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner
https://lightartspace.com/product/pinhole-and-zone-plate-workshop/

 

Diana Bloomfield August Tricolor Gum workshop

1st year Anniversary, Call for Entries & Workshops and More…

Light Art Space is 1 year old!


A Big Thank You to:
the wonderful people of Silver City, the artists who have shown in the galleries,
our visitors from out of town, workshop teachers and participants, my family and friends and to those who support us through their purchases! 

 

Upcoming At Light Art Space…


Southwest Festival of the Written Word
September 30 thru October 6

On Saturday October 5th at 3pm Geology of Spirit featured Photographers Cyd Peroni and Patrick O’Brien will discuss how the exhibition evolved through the collaboration with poets Lois Roma-Deeley & Rosemarie Dombrowski.  The exhibition Geology of Spirit closes October 6th. Other festival talks will also take place in the gallery Saturday, October 5th,  11:30 – 5:30.  https://swwordfiesta.org/2019-festival-schedule/


Southwest Print Fiesta
October 11, 12, 13

Call for Entries: Obsession. Deadline: Sunday, September 8th, Midnight. https://lightartspace.com/call-for-work-obsession/


October 13th Workshops – Register NOW!

Exquisite corpse print/book workshop with Maria Lee and Jo Anderson.
https://lightartspace.com/product/exquisite-corpse-print-book-workshop/

Photopolymer Gravure with Karen Hymer.
https://lightartspace.com/product/photopolymer-gravure-workshop-october-13th/

Karen will be presenting at
The LightBox Symposium for Alternative Process Photography
Astoria, Oregon

September 13, 14, 15, 2019
http://lightbox-photographic.com/workshops/

Flash

Two New Exhibitions

Reception this Saturday 5 to 7pm for two exhibitions

Geology of Spirit in the North Gallery

This collaborative exhibition between two award-winning fine art photographers, Patrick O’Brien and Cyd Peroni, and two award-winning poets, Lois Roma-Deeley and Rosemarie Dombrowski, looks at the human spirit and how the interior regions of self and society are reflected in the processes and features of the desert Southwest.

Variegated Views in the Flash Gallery

Six artists display a variety of forms, shapes, colors, techniques and content in this visually exciting exhibition. Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Jewelry and Sculpture.  Joel Armstrong, Ben Brown, Valerie Galloway, Carmen Ruiz, Eugene Starobinskiy, Cougar Vigil.

Tricolor Gum workshop a great success!

Diana Bloomfield started the weekend with a lively Friday evening gallery talk where she shared her story, prints and handmade books.  Saturday and Sunday Diana and students were busy making beautiful prints in the studio.  Here are some photos from the weekend.

 

Diana Bloomfield Gallery Talk

Diana Bloomfield Gallery Talk
Friday, August 16th, 6pm

Light Art Space North Gallery

Join us to hear Diana speak about her artwork and working methods and get a preview of the gum bichromate process before the workshop.  Original prints will be shown.

A photographer for over 35 years, Diana’s work has been widely exhibited and published. Specializing in 19th century printing techniques, her images have been included in a number of books, including Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering a Historic Technique (2004), by Eric Renner; Robert Hirsch’s Exploring Color Photography Fifth (& Sixth) Edition: From Film to Pixels (2011; 2015); in Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques; and in Christopher James’ The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes (2015). She is a featured artist in Christina Z. Anderson’s Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and their Creative Practice (2017), and also in Clay Harmon’s recently released Polymer Photogravure: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists & their Creative Practice (2019).

A native North Carolinian, Diana lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she received her MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from North Carolina State University. She teaches workshops throughout the country, including at the amazing Art Intersection, and in her beautiful backyard studio.

Diana is represented by the Ryan Gallery at Art Intersection in Gilbert, Arizona, and by Panopticon Gallery, located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Diana Bloomfield in the darkroom

Diana Bloomfield in the darkroom

Daffodils and Forget Me Nots, Diana Bloomfield

Daffodils and Forget Me Nots, Diana Bloomfield

Summer Reddy Creek, Diana Bloomfield

Summer Reddy Creek, Diana Bloomfield

August News

Final three days to visit Adobero: Honoring Lyle
August 1st, 2nd and 3rd,  10am to 5pm


Evolution at Work: Mimi Calise Peterson and Art Peterson

Light Art Space is pleased to announce we will be representing the work of Mimi Calise Peterson and Art Peterson.
Join us for this exciting exhibition of their work. These two artists work with a variety of methods and materials.
The modern/contemporary sculptures of Art Peterson range from abstract to whimsical, often including found objects. Mimi Calise Peterson’s multilayered, mixed media works on paper and canvas present a new way of seeing the world.

Exhibit runs: August 9th – October 27th
Reception: Saturday, August 10th, 5pm –  7pm


Geology of Spirit

This collaborative exhibition between two award-winning fine art photographers, Patrick O’Brien and Cyd Peroni, and two award-winning poets, Lois Roma-Deeley and Rosemarie Dombrowski, looks at the human spirit and how the interior regions of self and society are reflected in the processes and features of the desert Southwest.

Exhibit runs: August 23rd – October 6th
Reception: Saturday, August 24th,  5pm – 7pm
Gallery Talk:  Saturday, October 5th 3:00 pm
Presented as part of the Southwest Festival of the Written Word


Tri-Color Gum Printing workshop with Diana Bloomfield

In this intensive two-day workshop you will learn how to print in the 19th century photographic process of gum bichromate. Your photographs will be transformed into beautiful, hand-made color prints.

August 17th and 18th
Gallery talk: Friday, August 16th   6 – 7pm
Talk is free and open to the public


Variegated Views

Six artists display a variety of forms, shapes, colors, techniques and content in this visually exciting exhibition.
Joel Armstrong, Ben Brown, Valerie Galloway, Carmen Ruiz, Eugene Starobinskiy, Cougar Vigil

Flash Gallery: August 23rd – October 6th
Reception: Saturday, August 24th,  5pm – 7pm


Karen’s Art News

Exhibitions:

Unexpected Narratives: 
Explorations Between Photography and Printmaking

Remarque Print Shop
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Show runs through August 31st, 2019

4th annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

The Image Flow Photography Center
Mill Valley, California
Exhibition Dates: July 27 – September 27, 2019

Solar Impressions Juried Exhibition

Southampton Arts Center,
Long Island, New York
November 15th – December 31st

 

Presenting/Demonstrating/Workshops

2019 LightBox Symposium for
Alternative Process Photography

LightBox
Astoria, Oregon
September 13 – 15th
Karen will be a presenter at the symposium and will demonstrate photopolymer gravure printing

Photopolymer Gravure Workshop 

Light Art Space
Silver City, New Mexico
October 13, 2019