Holiday Greetings!

In these final weeks of 2021, Flash and I wish you a lovely holiday season and a Healthy and Happy 2022.

Light Art Space will remain open through January 1st and then will be closed until early February.

We hope you will stop in to view all the wonderful art we have on display. The retrospect of Mimi Peterson’s work and the wood sculptures by Juan Velasco are not to be missed!  We have small and large pieces available, all at Silver City prices. If you can’t visit in person, I am available, by email or phone, to help you find that special gift.

11 am – 5 pm
Saturday, December 18th
Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd, and Thursday 23rd
Thursday 30th, Friday 31st, and Saturday, January 1st.

Two New Exhibitions…Reception tonight!

Light Art Space is pleased to announce two final exhibitions of 2021. “Stages, An Art Making Life” is a retrospect by Mimi Calise Peterson featuring work from 1986 – 2021. Juan Valesco has filled the Flash Gallery with “A Revolution in Wood”  – one-of-a-kind wood sculptures made from local woods.  The work of these two Silver City artists will be on display through January 1st.

Join us for the reception tonight, 5 pm – 7 pm

Classes and Workshops

We wish you a lovely holiday season full of light and love. 

We will be closed from January 2nd – February 3rd, 2022. 

Flash post-surgery – he is doing well.

News from Light Art Space

November Greetings!  This is the final week to view Bound the juried printmaking exhibition in the North Gallery.  The variety of imagery and techniques employed makes Bound an exciting viewing experience. Saints, Superheroes, and the Demonized, Printmaking by Marco Sánchez in the Flash Gallery continues through November 27th. Keep reading for information on three upcoming exhibitions, open studio drawing, and spring workshop…

Reception Friday, November 19th, 4 pm – 6 pm
Live Music on the patio 5 pm – 6 pm

Featuring the work of 18 local artists:

Ann Alexander, Julie Enos, Sandy Feutz, Stacey Gagle, Mary Gates, Jeff Haynie, Karen Lauseng, Ceci McNicoll, Rhonda Munzinger, Susan Hall Porter, Miriam Richer, Gay Scheibl, Jennifer A. Tepper, Sally Tilton, Tom Vaughn, Mariah Walker, Maryam Weidner, Kit West

Two Solo exhibitions by Light Art Space artists
Mimi Calise Peterson and Juan Velasco

Reception Friday, December 3rd, 5 pm – 7 pm

Open Studio figure Drawing Sessions
with Joel Armstrong

Tuesday evenings 6 pm – 8 pm beginning November 30th


Transferred and Embedded Imagery with Encaustic,
with Sherrie Posternak.

Road trip with Flash

Weekend Events!

Weekend at the Galleries, Southwest Print Fiesta, new exhibitions, workshops…

Here is the scoop:

Friday, Oct. 8th: 

4:00  pm – 5:00 pm. Juror’s gallery talk. Chip Thomas and Thea Gahr.

5:30pm  – 6:30 pm. Artist talk with Marco Sanchez.

Saturday, Oct. 9th:
11 am –  7:00 pm Weekend at the Galleries self-guided downtown walk
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Receptions at the galleries
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm DEMOS by the Southwest Women’s Fiber Arts Collective (outside in the garden)
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Art Auction- Silver City Art Association. Raven and Gila monsters by local artists, bidding closes at 3:00 pm at the Maker’s Market downtown. ( see photos of a few below
All-day events as part of the Southwest Print Fiesta ( for schedule)

Sunday, Oct. 10th
10 am –  3:00 pm Weekend at the Galleries self-guided downtown walk 
9:30 am – 4:00 pm Workshop (in person):  Exploring the Exquisite Corpse:  Printing collaborative text into an accordion book. With Jo Andersen and Maria Lee
There are still a few spots left- more information and to register:…n-accordion-book/

Hope to see you in Silver City!


Weekend at the Galleries and Workshops

Join us October 8th – 10th for the Silver City Art Association Weekend At The Galleries and the Southwest Print Fiesta.
There will be a self-guided gallery walk with receptions Saturday 4pm – 7pm, art demonstrations, food trucks, printmaking market and more. It will be an exciting weekend!
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LAS will feature two exhibitions:
BOUND. This juried handmade print exhibition addresses the basic principles of human connections.
Jurors Chip Thomas and Thea Gahr chose some amazing works by 30 artists.
Saints, Superheroes, and the Demonized. Printmaking by Marco Sánchez

Reception Friday Oct. 8th 4 pm – 8pm
Chip and Thea will do a gallery talk at 4pm.  Marco will speak about his work at 5:30

LAS will be open 11 am – 7 pm on Saturday and 10 am – 3 pm on Sunday
Saturday 4 pm – 6pm the Southwest Women’s Fiber Arts Collective will conduct demonstrations in the sculpture garden.

Plus – The Silver City Art Association is holding our Silent Auction Annual Fundraiser!  22 artists have created Ravens and Gila Monsters for the Silent Auction. You can view the creatures now at participating galleries in downtown Silver. All of the works will be together in the Association’s booth on Oct. 9th at the Maker’s Market, 7th and Bullard Streets, from 10am to 3pm. The highest bidders will be called when bidding closes at the Maker’s Market at 3pm. View all the creatures at:

Here is my cyanotype raven and a gila monster by Myron Weckworth.

There is still space in the two workshops at LAS –
Experimental Printmaking with out a Press, with Carmen Ruiz, and

Exploring the Exquisite Corpse:
Printing collaborative text into an accordion book, with Jo Andersen and Maria Lee.

For more in formation and to register:

This is the last week to Visions of Nature and Two Artists: Two Views exhibitions.
Stop in Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm and by appointment.

Happy Fall!

Exhibitons, Call for Entry, Workshops

Two photography exhibitions are opening this Friday,
August 6th, 5 pm – 7 pm

Visions of Nature – featuring the work of over 40 artists. Juror Diana Bloomfield has selected an amazing group of alternative process photographs.   All works on display are hand-made prints using a variety of photographic processes.

2 Artists/2 Views – Photographs by North Carolina artist, Diana Bloomfield, and Silver City artist, Karen Hymer, are on view in the Flash Gallery at Light Art Space.

Both exhibitions will be on view through October 4th.

Call For Entry

Submit hand-made prints and photographs. The deadline is September 6th.

JURORS:  Chip Thomas and Thea Gahr

Sponsored by the Southwest Print Fiesta

Submit at:


Happy August!


Gallery Reception, Call for Work, 3th of July Love Local sale

Join us this Friday, July 2nd, 5 -8 pm
for the Opening Reception for two clay exhibitions


RUMINATIONS is an international juried exhibition featuring ceramic artwork representative of this past year. In a time of unprecedented global events, contemplation and consideration are needed. Artists observe the world around them and create artwork that communicates individual perspectives and experiences.  Featuring the work of 23 artists.

Juror: Sanam Emami

Opening Reception July 2, 5- 8 pm
Exhibition Dates: July 2nd – July 31st, 2021

Sanam Emami


Featuring the work of 16 local artists:

Bonnie Ertel, Zoe Wolfe, Nancy Phillips, Phoebe Lawrence, Letha Cress Woolf, Michele Parlee, Karen Tippit, Robin Parsons/Fred Pineda, Kate Brown, Julliette L. Kurtz, Michaud, Wendy Ridick Shaul, Claude W. Smith, III, Daniel Garver, Natalie Good, Carmen Ruiz.

In conjunction with the 10th Annual Silver City Clay Festival July 12 – 18th

11am – 5pm 
Enjoy discount prices on special works by Light Art Space Artists

Final week to submit to Visions of Nature – Deadline on July 7th

Flash enjoying the monsoons

Light Art Space Karen Hymer

Light Art Space Karen Hymer