Summer Events

Summer has arrived and the weather is perfect in Silver City.  I just returned from Oregon where I taught 3 exciting workshops (photopolymer gravure and cyanotypes) to great students.  It was touch and go but at the final hour the weather cooperated for our sun-exposed cyanotypes.

Over the 4th of July weekend I will be participating in an art sale in Santa Fe sponsored by Bostik and Sullivan and will have a piece on display at Remarque Gallery in Albuquerque.  I am pleased to have Age & Seduction featured in the June issue of Dek Unu.

At Light Art Space this is the final weekend of 5 Latinxs. It is always sad to see an exhibition end but I am very excited about the upcoming Playing With Process which features 20 artists using alternative photographic processes.

There is still space in the two upcoming workshops: photopolymer gravure with me and Tri-Color Gum Bichromate with Diana Bloomfield.

Read on for more details…

June issue features my Age & Seduction series

Dek Unu Magazine was founded by photoartists for photoartists. While literary magazines, small presses and university journals provide space for adventurous photography, they are often broad in scope, including perhaps a dozen different writers and a half-dozen visual artists. Additionally, they often restrict photography and other visual art to one or two images from each artist in an issue. Visual art often shares space with written work on the same page or is sprinkled around the contents wherever it fits. Dek Unu means to provide a photo-only outlet that focuses on the work of only one artist at a time, provides a respectful presentation of the work, and puts the artist in charge of theme and image selection.

Playing With Process: Contemporary Photographic Art

Opening Reception
Saturday June 29th, 5 to 7pm

This exhibition features the work of over 20 contemporary artists who use a variety of 19th, 20th and 21st century photographic techniques. Many blend historic processes with modern digital technology to produce surprising results. A range of subject matter from landscapes, botanicals, portraits, abstracts, to altered-realities created in studio are presented.

Diana Bloomfield, Lexi Coburn, Michael Cox, Pablo Cruz, Bob Denst, Charlotte Earley, Leslie Evans, Valerie Galloway, Pam Golden, Steve Hajdu, Charles Hedgcock, John Isner, Luigi Luccarelli, TJ Marsh, Lloyd Matthews, Maegan McCarthy, Mary Nation, Amanda Smith & Kevin Tully, Eugene Starobinskiy, Brett Starr, Kathleen Velo, Tom Webster

Exhibit runs June 29th – August 18th.

July 5th to 8th I will be in Santa Fe  participating in:

Photo Historica 2019!

JULY 5TH- JULY 7TH, 2019

The Center for Photographic History and Technology presents their first photographers’ sale, Photo Historica 2019, a sale of handmade photographs bought directly from the photographer.


Activities at the event:

  • Opening Reception: July 5th 5 pm-8 pm

  • Photographers’ Sale: Saturday, July 6th 10 am – 7 pm and Sunday, July 7th 10 am – 5pm.

  • Demonstration on Platinum/Palladium printing; an 1880’s process using the metals platinum and palladium and an iron compound as the base of the photographic emulsion.

  • Speaker Presentations on the History of Photographic Processes

  • Kid’s Photography Table – kids will be able to make their very own cyanotype prints!

  • Large Format Camera Display

  • The Handmade Photograph juried selections from Bostick & Sullivan’s call for entries will be on display in the gallery.

For more information, please call (505) 474-0890 or email


Photopolymer Gravure with Karen Hymer

Learn the art of photopolymer gravure printing in this one-day workshop. Using light-sensitive steel-backed Solarplates, participants will create 4 x 5 gravure etching prints from their photograph. This environmentally friendly process translates photographic detail into ink on paper with unparalleled beauty. You will take home 3 -4 photogravure prints of your image.  No prior experience with printmaking is required.

Workshop: Saturday, July 27th  9am – 5pm
Tuition: $175.00 includes all supplies
($150 for locals)

Tri-Color Gum Printing with Diana Bloomfield

In this intensive two-day workshop, we 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, so join us for two days of fun and experimentation with this interpretive, intuitive, and infinitely creative photographic printing process. Once you experience the joy of gum printing, you will never be the same!

To kick off the workshop weekend, Diana H. Bloomfield will be giving a gallery talk on Friday, August 16 from 6-7pm. Join us to hear her speak about her artwork and working methods and get a preview of the gum bichromate process before the workshop!

Gallery Talk: Friday, August 16th, 6pm – 7pm
Workshop: Saturday, August 17, 9am – 5pm and Sunday, August 18, 9am – 4pm
Tuition: $375.00 includes all supplies

Diana Bloomfield in the darkroom

Diana Bloomfield in the darkroom

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Sponsored by:

Freestyle Photographic Supplies                                    Hahnemühle USA

Events this Saturday, May 11th

Saturday is a busy day in Silver City.

Our farmers market opens for the season, it is the Give Grandly Day – support our local non-profits…

Spring Walk About downtown, 10am to 5pm. Many businesses will be out on the sidewalk with sales and interactive events.  Mainstreet is sponsoring a fun scavenger hunt.

 Make a mini-cyanotype sunprint at Light Art Space


2nd Saturday Gallery Walk, 5 to 7 pm


5 Latinxs: Contemporary Work

Opening Reception Saturday, May 11th

5 to 7 pm

Exciting work by Natali Bravo-Barbee (New York), Ernesto Esquer (Arizona), Lesha Maria Rodriquez (California), Vincent Vigil (New Mexico) and Davey Miller (Arizona). These young artists address diverse issues ranging from immigration, colonization, identity, history and the poetics of beauty. They work with a variety of media including photographic instant film lifts, cyanotypes, mixed media, video and installation.  Exhibit dates: May 11 thru June 23rd, 2019

See you Saturday at Light Art Space!

May Events

May will be a busy month here in Silver City

The weather is perfect-

warm sunny days, cool nights and so much to do

Plan your weekend trip soon!

Here is what is happening-

Join us this Friday, May 3rd

for the 2019 Red Dot

Studio Tour GALA

at Light Art Space 5 to 8pm


Art by Studio Artists, Food, Drink, and a Raffle!

The Studio tour takes place Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm

Brochures and maps available at Light Art Space for more information.

I am very excited to present our next exhibition:


5 Latinxs

Contemporary Work


Ernesto Esquer (Arizona), Natali Bravo-Barbee (New York),

Davey Leo Miller (Arizona), Lesha Maria Rodriquez (California),

and Vincent Vigil (New Mexico)

Opening Reception

Saturday, May 11th, 5 to 7pm

Also on Saturday May 11th

The Silver City Spring Walk About, 10am to 5pm

Come downtown to enjoy a variety of sidewalk activities

Stop by Light Art Space and make a Mini Cyanotype

The Blues!

Memorial Day Weekend

May 24 through 26

This FREE, outdoor event is not to be missed

(I have been attending for about 8 years)

Say hello Sunday morning during the

ART WALK in the galleries 10am to 2pm

Light Art Space Construction update: 

We are very close to completion.  The floors are being refinished this week; then final painting, electric and plumbing will happen.  I will offer my first workshop in Photopolymer Gravure in July and I am pleased to say Diana Bloomfield will be offering a workshop in Tri-color Gum Bichromate in August! 

Stay tuned for the dates…  Karen

Last Week to view Dead Art and CLOTHESline

This is the last week to view Dead Art: An Analog Approach to a Digital World  photographic work by Jessica Knight, Davey Miller, Maegan McCarthy and Steve Hajdu, and CLOTHESline: a wire art installation by Joel Armstrong.

Stop by Thursday – Saturday 10am – 5pm or Sunday 10am – 2pm!


Freestyle Photographic Inkjet Paper Seminar

Light Art Space is pleased to host “The World of InkjetPaper… The Print Matters!  a Free public seminar presented by Eric Joseph, Sr. V.P. of business & Product Development, with Freestyle Photographic Supplies in Los Angeles, CA.

Eric will be showing over 200 photographs printed on a wide variety of inkjet papers and will discuss color management.  Learn how to turn ordinary images into extraordinary prints.

Wednesday, April 17th  1pm to 3pm

209 West Broadway, Silver City, NM


Inkjet Seminar Flyer EDIT (1)

This Saturday is the start of Second Saturdays Gallery Walk in Silver City.  Come  out and enjoy a night on the town!

2nd Sat draft 1


Art Reception

March is a busy month at Light Art Space.

Crafting Art: Explorations in Mixed Media was well received and we were sorry to see it end.

The next two exhibitions, Dead Art: An Analog Approach to a Digital World in the North Gallery

and CLOTHESlines in Flash Gallery will open this weekend.


Please join us for an opening reception

March 23,  5 to 8 pm

At 6pm the artists will talk about their work in a casual walk and talk in the gallery

CLOTHESline: a wire  installation by Joel Armstrong

Dead Art: An Analog Approach to a Digital World

New Exhibitions

Light Art space is pleased to announce two upcoming exhibitions. The North Gallery features Dead Art, the work of four young photographic artists from Tucson, Arizona.  These artists grapple with identity by picturing bold body-scapes using analog photographic techniques. This not to miss exhibit will confront and engage the viewer in surprising ways. Flash Gallery presents the wire installation work of Joel Armstrong.  Clotheslines is an experience, not just a piece to be viewed, and the entire gallery becomes a canvas. The work references memories, feelings and expressions surrounding ideas of home and family. Time and space are integral to the work with lighting and sound also playing a part.

Dead Art: An Analog Approach to a Digital World

Photographic images by

Jessica Knight, Davey Miller, Maegan McCarthy & Steve Hajdu

CLOTHESlines:  a wire based installation by Joel Armstrong

March 23 though April 28

 Reception Saturday March 23, 5 to 8pm  

Walk and Talk with the artists at 6pm



Sorry I had a few errors in my last post – Here is the revised version…


Crafting Art: Explorations in Mixed Media

This exciting Pop-up exhibition at Light Art Space features the work of:

Jamie Anne Karolich, Lara Leavitt, Art Peterson, Mimi Peterson, Gerry Szajer and Susan Szajer  

Each artist presents the viewer with a variety of materials and artistic concerns presented in dynamic visual forms.

Exhibit runs March 7 – March 17th. 

Monday – Saturday 11am – 5pm   Sunday 11 – 4pm

Reception: Friday March 8th, 5 – 7pm.

Final days of Multiple Views exhibition

Sunday, March 3rd is the final day of Multiple Views: Photographic Imagery from Grant County.

Stop in and see the wide variety of approaches to photography utilized by these talented local artists.

Many works still available at great prices.

Hours Friday and Saturday 10 to 5 and Sunday 10 to 2pm