Alan Fitzgerald founded Art Intersection in 2010 and repurposed almost 7,400 square feet of a defunct dance studio into three galleries, Ryan Gallery, North and South Gallery, three darkrooms, a digital lab, and a workspace that serves as a resource center for both emerging and established artists. In 2014, he added the Gallery 4 exhibition space to concentrate on visual art exhibitions that provoke conversation and reflection of our collective and individual humanity.
Debra Wilson spent 35+ years working in sales and marketing, business development, technical customer support, product development, accounting, public relations, financial planning, and securities investments. Prior to joining Art Intersection, Debra held the position of International Sales Manager at SMART Modular Technologies, an electronics company which acquired Adtron Corporation, as well as Customer Engineering Manager.
As Business Manager for Art Intersection, Debra is responsible for financial aspects of the company, as well as business development.
Gina DeGideo holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University. Through photography, mixed media, and bookmaking, she explores the human experience. As an Arizona native, growing up in the desert and constantly studying the ever-changing terrain, she is fascinated with the transitions and transformations found in the landscape, both man-made and found naturally.
Aside from her personal artwork, she is dedicated to supporting local kids and adults in her community and abroad to access arts education. Currently, Gina is making and exhibiting new work and she is a founder of Art for Life, a local arts non-profit, bringing arts education and supplies to youth in poverty-stricken areas. As the Gallery Manager at Art Intersection, she organizes the exhibitions and works with artists to ensure the highest quality presentation in the galleries.
Dr. Jeremy Rowe has collected, researched, and written about 19th and early 20th century photographs for over twenty-five years. His publications include Arizona Photographers 1850 – 1920: A History and Directory, Arizona Real Photo Postcards: A History and Portfolio, and Early Maricopa County 1871-1920, as well as numerous articles on photographic history. Jeremy serves on several boards, including the Daguerreian Society, Center for Alternative Photography in Manhattan, INFOCUS (the collaboration between the Phoenix Art Museum and center for Creative Photography) and the Arizona Photographic Historical Society. He was the Director of Research Strategic Planning and Policy for Information Technology at Arizona State University, co-Director of the Decision Theater, Executive Director of the School of Computing and Informatics. He is now emeritus faculty, and refocusing his efforts on his passion for photographic history.
Linda Abbott is a teacher, wife and mother, she has been busy in the Gilbert community for over 25 years making contribution in a positive manner to the Town. She recently completed her second term on the Gilbert Town Council where she held the position of Vice Mayor during her tenure. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Gilbert Community Excellence Award and Arizona Mother of the Year Educator 2012. Linda is active in Gilbert’s Historical Society, Friends of the Library, St. Anne’s Catholic Church, one of the original co-founders of the Gilbert Leadership program, co-founder of the Shop Gilbert program and is a trustee for Gilbert’s Riparian Preserve. Linda Abbott is interested in ensuring that arts and culture thrive in our Town and is a proud supporter of Art Intersection and its mission.