Workshops!

I am pleased to announce that workshops will begin in May at Light Art Space. We will follow state safety guidelines and request that all participants be fully vaccinated.  Visit lightartspace.com for more details. Here is the schedule:

May 22
Wire We Here? Wire workshop with Joel Armstrong    
https://lightartspace.com/product/wire-we-here-workshop-with-joel-armstrong/


May 29 & 30
Monotype Mania! Printmaking workshop with Carmen Ruiz  

https://lightartspace.com/product/monotype-mania-printmaking-workshop-with-carmen-ruiz-may-29th-and-30th/


June 6
Sun Printing Cyanotype workshop with Karen Hymer
https://lightartspace.com/product/cyanotype-sun-printing-workshop_june-6th-2021/


August 28
Introduction to Photopolymer Gravure workshop with Karen Hymer  
https://lightartspace.com/product/photopolymer-gravure-workshop-august-28th-2021/


September 18 & 19
Tri-color Gum Printing with Diana Bloomfield    
https://lightartspace.com/product/tri-color-gum-printing-with-diana-bloomfield_september-18th-and-19th/


 

April 28th, LAS patio

 

 

 

 

New Exhibitions

Two new exhibitions open tomorrow at Light Art Space. And, to celebrate spring and Mother’s Day, a sidewalk sale will also take place featuring the Floral work of Joel Armstrong.

Layered Light: Contemporary Pinhole and Zone Plate Photography

Layered Light: Contemporary Pinhole and Zone Plate Photography is an international exhibition juried by Nancy Spencer and Scott McMahon. This exciting exhibition features black and white and color images made with film and digital pinhole and zone plate tools. The work of thirty-four photographers from across the planet have work in the exhibition.
https://lightartspace.com/exhibition/layered-light-contemporary-pinhole-and-zone-plate-photography/

Renner, Spencer and McMahon: A Three Decade Convergence.

This exhibition features the work of three renowned pinhole photographers. Nancy Spencer will exhibit “Images from Asia” taken during trips to China, Thailand, and Japan from 2006-2010. Eric Renner’s work will consist of his six pinhole images of the Southwest. Renner and Spencer worked on many collaborative projects and the work from those series will also be displayed. Scott McMahon will display works from his Tales of Screams and Silence and other series.
https://lightartspace.com/exhibition/renner-spencer-and-mcmahon-a-three-decade-convergence/

Nancy and Scott during installation

These exhibitions celebrate images made in the spirit of experimentation and play and are dedicated to the late Eric Renner.
Sponsored by Pinhole Resource Inc. and Freestyle Photographic Supplies Exhibition.
Dates: April 24, 2021 – June 26th, 2021.

 Hours: Thursday – Saturday 11- 5, and by appointment.

Light Art Space is located in the Downtown Historic Arts District in Silver City, New Mexico.

April News

April has arrived with sun, wind, bright colors, and optimism. Two exhibitions are closing soon and two more will be opening. Workshops will be returning soon (the schedule to be sent in a separate email next week).  We cautiously (masks still required and distancing observed) look forward to small gatherings and welcome locals and travelers into the gallery and our workshops.

Final days to see
Ode to Ancient Wings and Precious Water and Earth and Sky: Photography from Grant County
Both exhibitions close on Saturday, April 17th.


LAS is excited to present Layered Light: Contemporary Pinhole and Zone Plate Photography.
The work of 33 photographers from across the globe will be presented in this juried exhibition.
Opening Saturday, April 24th, 10am – 6pm.

Jane Alynn, Carolina Arellanos, Syl Arena, Charles Birnbaum, Diana Bloomfield, Julia Bradshaw, Robert Brown, Larry Bullis, Chris Byrnes, Dennis Collins, Walter Crump, Noah Doely, Eugene Ellenberg, Julie Enos, RA Friedman, Citlalli González, Julie Hamel, Lisa Hoffman, Frank Kaczmarek, Stefan Killen, Nancy Marshall, Jeff McConnell, Thomas Miller, Janet Neuhauser,Robert Oehl, Heather Palecek,Diana Pankova, Carmen Ruiz, Louise Russell, Nick Tauro Jr.,Marko Umicevic, Stephanie Williams, Ksawery Wrobel.
Dedicated to the late Eric Renner.
https://lightartspace.com/exhibition/layered-light-co…late-photography/


Also opening on April 24th is
A Three Decades Convergence: Renner, Spencer and McMahon

This exhibition features the work of three renowned pinhole photographers:
Eric Renner, Nancy Spencer and Scott McMahon.
Nancy Spencer will exhibit “Images from Asia” taken during trips to China, Thailand and Japan from 2006-2010. Eric Renner’s work will consist of his six pinhole images of the Southwest. Renner and Spencer worked on many collaborative projects and the work from those series will also be displayed.  Scott McMahon will display works from his Tales of Screams and Silence and other series.
https://lightartspace.com/exhibition/renner-spencer-and-mcmahon-a-three-decade-convergence/
Eric Renner

Nancy Spencer


Scott McMahon


Remembering Eric Renner one year later… you are dearly missed.


Photo of Eric by Nancy Spencer

 

Final days to submit…

Layered Light: Contemporary Pinhole and Zone Plate Photography
Deadline to submit work: March 21st midnight Mountain time
Exhibition Dates:  April 23rd, 2021 – June 26th, 2021.

 Images made with analog and digital processes are welcome. Content and subject are up to the photographer – questions to consider are: Why are you using a pinhole camera? How does the pinhole/zone plate image support the content of the work?

Jurors:
Nancy Spencer, Director of Pinhole Resource Inc., and Scott McMahon, Associate Professor of Art at Columbia College.

Nancy Spencer and Scott McMahon are currently writing a book on contemporary pinhole photography.

This exhibition celebrates images made in the spirit of experimentation and play and is dedicated to the late Eric Renner.

Submit here:
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8409

Sponsored by Pinhole Resource Inc. and Freestyle Photographic Supplies

Ticul School Yard, Eric Renner

Call For Work

Call For Work

Light Art Space invites photographic artists to submit pinhole and zone plate photographs to Layered Light: Contemporary Pinhole and Zone Plate Photography.  Images made with analog and digital processes are welcome. Content and subject are up to the photographer – questions to consider are: Why are you using a pinhole camera? How does the pinhole/zone plate image support the content of the work?

Deadline to submit work: March 21st midnight Mountain time
Exhibition Dates:  April 23rd, 2021 – June 26th, 2021.

Jurors:  Nancy Spencer, Director of Pinhole Resource Inc., and Scott McMahon, Associate Professor of Art at Columbia College.

Nancy Spencer and Scott McMahon are currently writing a book on contemporary pinhole photography.

This exhibition celebrates images made in the spirit of experimentation and play and is dedicated to the late Eric Renner.

Submit here:
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8409

Sponsored by Pinhole Resource Inc. and Freestyle Photographic Supplies

pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture — effectively a light-proof box with a small hole on one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box.  Many variations of the basic pinhole camera, including ones with multiple apertures and/or zone plates, are used by artists. 

Details:

Submission Requirements:
Submissions must be pinhole/zone plate images created in the last 5 years.

Important Dates:
March 21st midnight Mountain time – deadline for submitted work
March 26th – notification of acceptance via email
April 17th – work due at Light Art Space
April 24th – opening day, an all-day reception 11 am – 6 pm observing social distancing

Entry Fee:
Entry fee: $35 for 1 – 5 images. Students $15 Use coupon code STUDENT
Maximum two entries (10 images) per artist

Jurying and Awards
First Place $250  Second Place $150
Third Place  $100 gift certificate to Freestyle Photographic Supplies

Juror Bios:
Nancy Dize Spencer, Director of Pinhole Resource Inc., a nonprofit archive and educational organization dedicated to sharing information about pinhole photography. Spencer was married to and collaborated with Eric Renner for 31 years. Renner started Pinhole Resource and passed away suddenly in April of 2020. They also co-edited Pinhole Journal, published three times a year from 1985-2006. They have given educational lectures and workshops internationally in China, Japan, Poland, France, Italy, Greece, Argentina, Germany, and Canada. Their photographs and assemblages are exhibited in major collections throughout the world. Spencer and Renner received the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2015.
Spencer and Renner donated the Pinhole Resource Collection of 6,000 pinhole photographs by 500 photographers in 36 countries to the Palace of the Governor, New Mexico Museum of History in Santa Fe in 2012. They curated the show “Poetics of Light”, which was exhibited at the museum from April 2014 to January 2016. Spencer lives in the Mimbres Valley in southern New Mexico, east of Silver City, NM.

Scott McMahon grew up in Connecticut and now resides in Columbia Missouri where he is an Associate Professor of Art at Columbia College. He received his MFA from Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston, MA, and his BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Selected exhibitions include Poetics of Light, Palace of the Governors New Mexico History Museum Santa Fe, NM & National Media Museum in Bradford UK; Amerykańskie Metafory, Galeria Pusta, Katowice, Poland & Old Gallery ZPAF, Warsaw, Poland; Forgotten Attributes, Three Columns Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; The Bioluminescent Firefly Experiment, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Second Nature, The Halide Project, Philadelphia, PA; Response Time, Sol Mednick Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. McMahon’s work has been published in Pinhole Photography, Rediscovering a Historic Technique by Eric Renner, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes by Christopher James, Anthotype by Malin Fabbri, Poetics of Light – Contemporary Pinhole Photography by Eric Renner and Nancy Spencer, Pinhole Journal, The Hand Magazine and Gum Printing – A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice by Christina Z. Anderson. He was a resident artist at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine; iPark Artists’ Enclave in East Haddam, CT; Border Art Residency in La Union, New Mexico, and Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, NY.

Ticul Schoolyard made with a 6 hole pinhole camera by Eric Renner

 

Reopening February 13th

Light Art Space will reopen Saturday, February 13th with two exciting exhibitions and new work by myself and the LAS artists.

Stop in and shop for your Sweetie!

This Saturday Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

Regular hours will resume next week:
Thursdays – Saturdays 11am – 5pm


Zoe Wolfe and Carlene Roters


Zoe Wolfe
Karen Hymer

Wishing all a fabulous February…
Karen and Flash

2021 News

Reopening, upcoming exhibitions, a call for work, and window repairs…

Light Art Space will be reopening on February 13th. Open Thursday – Saturdays, 11 am – 5 pm.
I am happy to announce 3 upcoming exhibitions. Workshops are still on hold but I am hoping by late summer we will be able to start programming again.


25 photographers from Grant County will be included in the Earth and Sky exhibition. Opening on February 13th.

Also opening February 13th is Ode to Ancient Wings and Precious Water.  This collaborative installation features the work of Silver City artists Zoe Wolfe and Carlene Roters.


Announcing an international
Call For Pinhole and Zone Plate photographs!

Dedicated to the late Eric Renner, Layered Light celebrates images made in the spirit of experimentation and play.  The exhibition will be juried by Nancy Dize Spencer and Scott McMahon and sponsored by Pinhole Resources and Freestyle Photographic Supplies.  The deadline to submit is March 21, 2021. Submit at: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8409


I am thrilled to announce that Light Art Space has been awarded a
National Park Service (NPS) Main Street Facade Improvement Grant, supported through a grant from the Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program as administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior. This grant will enable me to replace the damaged front plate windows and four upstairs wood windows along with repairing the historic casement windows on the second floor.  I am thankful Silver City has such a vibrant and helpful Main Street program.

Happy January – looking forward to a fabulous February. Stay safe!
Karen and Flash

Giving Thanks

2020 has been a hard year for all of us on this amazing planet and I am giving thanks the year is almost over. 2021 is looking much brighter and I am grateful for the support the gallery has received and continues to receive from all of you and the Town of Silver City.  At present the gallery is closed but we to reopen December 17th if the virus numbers permit.  It has been a pleasure partnering with The Lotus Center the past two months – the classes in the sculpture garden have been wonderful. We are hopeful they will continue in the near future (with heaters!).

Facing Forward and New Perspectives are still on the gallery walls (and floors, the ceilings…) and there are also great pieces on exhibit by the gallery artists.
While the gallery is closed you can see many images on the web site.  Plus if there is something you have your eye on, I am happy to meet you curb side.

Facing Forward
New Perspectives

Announcing a  CASH MOB  on Facebook

December 16th, 5 – 7 pm.

 During the 2 hours over 50 items in the LAS gallery will be highlighted and can be purchased on the spot. It should prove to be a fun and safe event (think holiday gifts…). https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=silver%20city%20nm%20cash%20mob.  Sponsored by The Town of Silver City

I hope you will join in!

 I am happy to say I have three etchings on display in Gilbert, AZ at Art Intersection and I am optimistically planning new exhibitions and workshops for LAS in 2021.  Take care and stay safe!

Karen and Flash

from the gallery>>>> visit lightartspace.com for more images

Eric Renner/Nancy Spencer

Karen Hymer


Juan Velasco


Carmen Ruiz


Art Peterson


Mimi Calise Peterson

Claudia Porcelli

Joel Armstrong


Ed Ludwig

Valerie Galloway

 

Eugene Starobinisky

 

Flash

 

 

 

Weekend at the Galleries and Two New Exhibitions

For the Red Dot Weekend at the Galleries, Light Art Space presents two new in-gallery exhibitions. Visit us Saturday October 10th 11am – 5pm. The gallery has been transformed… and the sculpture garden now features work by three local artists.  Hope you can stop in – all work will be on display through January 2rd, 2021.  Social distancing is observed and masks are required. Stay safe!

 

Facing Forward is a juried exhibition of handmade prints created by women of color.

During this time of unrest and uncertainty this exhibition seeks to present works by women of color that speak to the future in challenging and inspiring ways.

Presented by Light Art Space sponsored by the Southwest Print Fiesta, Silver City, New Mexico

Exhibition Dates:   October 10th, 2020 – January 2nd, 2021

Recent work by Karen Hymer, Mimi Calise Peterson, Claudia Porcelli and Carmen Ruiz

Exhibition Dates:   October 10th, 2020 – January 2nd, 2021

Sculpture garden with the work of Ed Ludwig, Juan Velasco and Kelly Hart.

Recent trip to Northern New Mexico… Flash

Deadline, Gila Monsters, Yoga and more!

Facing Forward call for work:  Deadline  September 13th, in 4 days!  Seeking hand-made prints and photographs by all self-identified women of color (Latina, Asian, Indigenous, etc) Juror Satpreet Kahlon, more on Satpreet: www.satpreetkahlon.com
To submit:
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8028

GALLERY ART WALK AND FUNDRAISER

Silver City Art Association RED DOT Weekend at the Galleries and Gila Monster fundraiser. The Silver City Art Association (SCAA) will host the annual RED DOT Weekend at the Galleries, October 9th &10th, 2020, in accordance with community safety measures.

The self-guided walking tour of Historic Downtown will invite local residents to browse and buy affordable art unique to Silver City, meet local artists, and enjoy music, food, and demonstrations while wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

A special feature of the event will be a silent auction of 22 one-of-a-kind, “Gila Monsters” created by artists to support the projects of the SCAA and promote the organization’s mission of advancing the arts in Silver City and Grant County.  The monsters were made with a 3D printer at our local makers space, The Future Forge, and then turned into works of art by local artists. The monsters are on display in 11 galleries were you can bid in person or remotely!

My monster is a cyanotype photogram made from
Unryu kozo/chiri Japanese paper with Ethiopian Welo yellow opal eyes.

See more monsters and information at:
https://www.silvercityart.com/gila-monster-fundraiser

Yoga and other Moving Arts comes to Light Art Space!

I am pleased to announce a new partnership between LAS and the Lotus Center in Silver City.
Beginning September 14th, the Lotus Center will offer in-person classes in the garden at LAS. I am so excited to share the garden with those seeking stress relief and inner-peace.
For more information visit: https://lotuscentersc.org/outside-classes/

New fall and winter hours:
Thursday – Saturday 11am – 5pm and by appointment. 

Flash encounters Lucy the Goose in Rodeo, NM.