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Update Regarding COVID-19

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We are so happy to have the Galleries and Photography Arts Lab open Wednesday through Saturday, 10am – 6pm.

We limit Galleries to fifteen visitors at a time and only one person working in each of the lab areas. You must use hand sanitizer upon arrival, and wear a face covering while in the facilities.

First and most important, we hope you’re staying safe and healthy both physically and emotionally. Your well-being during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic is of paramount importance, and every decision we make about the Art Intersection Galleries and Photography Arts Lab reflects our concerns for health and safety in the community.

Like restaurants, we have take-out orders. Take a look at our Shop Page for ideas and gifts. We will ship items promptly after you place an order.

If you wish to online purchase any of the work in Light Sensitive, please contact us by email at info@artintersection.com to let us know the work(s) you wish to purchase.

Now more than ever in these uncertain and confusing times, we need to create and enjoy art to continue to feed our art passions.

I, along with everyone at Art Intersection, wish you and your family good health while you stay-at-home, shelter-in-place, self-quarantine, or simply chill-out with the family.

– Alan Fitzgerald, Executive Director
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Light Sensitive Opening Reception

This opening was diminished by COVID-19 precautions, limiting the number of visitors to only 25 in the galleries where we would usually have 200 to 250 enthusiastic artists and visitors during normal times. In this case, with appreciation and gratitude under the circumstances, a small turnout was definitely better than being closed.

Thank you to everyone that attended this amazingly beautiful exhibition of prints and objects created in the darkroom. From carbon prints to albumen to platinum and silver, from framed prints to books to blown glass, the Light Sensitive artists displayed true masterpieces of their craft and creativity. Thank you!

There will be a closing reception on August 8, 5-8pm. Take time to visit the exhibition and make an appointment to join us for the closing reception.

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Photogravure Workshop with Karen Hymer

This past weekend at Art Intersection we held a 2 day photogravure printing workshop with Karen Hymer. We had a talented group of students, some with experience in this process and others with none at all. Thank you to Karen Hymer for teaching this workshop!

Over the course of 2 days the students learned each step in the photogravure process which included exposing their positive under UV light onto a photopolymer plate. After the plate was exposed and the imaged was etched in, they coated with ink and learned different processes for wiping and removing the ink.

Karen Hymer explained that using the correct wiping techniques creates great contrast and highlights in the final print. Using your photograph as a guide, you can determine which areas need strong shadows and which parts you want more highlight.

Next, our 1870s etching press was used to stamp the plate onto wet paper creating a beautiful one of a kind print embossed into the beautiful art paper.

Students explored different mixtures of ink which created different colors, changing the outcome of contrast and highlight, as well as different types of paper.

We have new workshops at Art Intersection nearly every month, don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn a new unique process! Our next workshop is Tri-Color Gum Printing with Diana Bloomfield!

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Encaustic Workshop with Sherrie Posternak

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this exciting 2-day Transferred and Embedded Imagery with Encaustic workshop with Sherrie Posternak. We had a talented group of students, who were eager and excited to learn this unique process. Thank you to Sherrie Posternak for teaching this workshop!

First, students were taught how to transfer their photos onto boards, using seven different types of printed surfaces, three methods of transferring, and six different ways of “sealing in” their transfers.

They also spend time learning how to correctly do a “dammed” pour which prepares for the transfer. One characteristic of encaustic medium lends itself well to receiving transferred or embedded images.

These techniques enhance the ability of the artist to represent ideas using layering, perspective, and graphics. Sherrie Posternak uses transferred and embedded images extensively in her work, and has advanced experimentation with a large variety of materials and methods.

We have new workshops at Art Intersection nearly every month, don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn a new unique process! Our next workshop is Tri-Color Gum Printing with Diana Bloomfield

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Platinum Palladium Workshop with Ryuijie

Thank you to everyone who joined us on February 1st for a one-day Platinum Palladium Workshop with Ryuijie!

We had a talented and eager to learn group of students who created beautiful prints. In just one day, students were taught this 19th century process and took home at least 2 or 3 prints of their images.

We have new workshops at Art Intersection nearly every month, don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn a new unique process! Our next workshop is Tri-Color Gum Printing with Diana Bloomfield!

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Opening Reception for “Little by Little” and “New Relics”

Thank you to all who attended our opening reception for our juried exhibition “Little by Little” and “New Relics” work by Ernesto Esquer. These pieces highlight the beauty of smaller artworks and encourages viewers to take a closer look.

Thank you to our Juror Peter Bugg for selecting these incredible pieces apart of “Little by Little”, and thank you to Ernesto Esquer for showcasing his new work in “New Relics”. These exhibitions will be open until December 28th.

Check out the “Little by Little” Online Gallery Here

Check out work from “New Relics” by Ernesto Esquer Here

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Tintype Workshop with David Emitt Adams

Thank you to all who joined us this past weekend during the Tintype Workshop with David Emitt Adams! Participants went through this process from start to finish, including preparing chemistry, coating and sensitizing your plate, creating successful exposures, and finishing and varnishing your plate. The results were incredible and displayed why the process of wet plate collodion tintypes has been cherished since the 1850s.

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