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No Strangers Artist Reception

The No Strangers artist opening reception was an amazing gathering of participating members and guests spending the evening at Art Intersection enjoying work by member artists.

No Strangers presents outstanding artwork made by Art Intersection members to our broader, public community. We are proud to exhibit the work comprising graphite drawings, painting, collage, digital art, and many forms of photography and printmaking, made by our amazing artist member supporters!

Follow this link to see the entire gallery of work in this member supported exhibition.

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Emerge – Student Photography Exhibition

Emerging, student photographers exhibit their work in the Art Intersection annual exhibition, Emerge. This year’s opening artist reception was the best ever in the eight years of Emerge, our annual exhibition featuring works from student photographers enrolled in Arizona high schools, community colleges, art schools, and universities across the state. Ashley Czajkowski, a local photography-based artist and educator, juried this year’s show.

In this exhibition we offer student photographers an opportunity to show their work in a professional gallery, fulfilling our mission to support early-career photographers. In addition to the month long exhibition, prizes were awarded for Best in Show, sponsored by Through Each Other’s Eyes; Best of Post-High School, sponsored by Charlene Stant Engel; and Best of High School, sponsored by Kelly and Dennis Collins. 

Many photographers were acknowledged with Honorable Mentions. You can see all the awards and works in this exhibition at this link.


Best of Show went to Elizabeth Pineda, student at ASU, and is presented by Art Holeman representing Through Each Others Eyes.

Best of Post High School was awarded to Stephen Shawl, student at Pima Community College, Tucson. Charlene Stant Engel sponsored this award.

Best of High School award was given to Madeleine Milner, a student at Gilbert High School, Gilbert. Kelly and Dennis Collins sponsored the Best of High School award.

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Beyond the Tube: Mixing Color with Andy Burgess

We stepped outside of our comfort zone for Beyond the Tube: Mixing Color with Andy Burgess, and boy, are we glad we did! In this dynamic class, Andy led our participants through several exercises in mixing and applying color to form abstract shapes, exploring the complicated relationships between colors. Andy pushed his class to focus on subtlety and simplicity, and they took great care to control their work while openly experimenting. The results were beautiful, playful paintings!

 

 

 

 

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Gum Bichromate over Platinum Printing

Our Gum Bichromate over Platinum class with Diana H. Bloomfield was a hit! This two-day class led our participants through not one, but two beautiful hand-coated processes that combined together created stunning, unique prints. During day one our students made platinum/palladium prints of their images, which were beautiful on their own; in day two, they added a layer of gum bichromate over the top and made an additional exposure, which took their prints to another level. The end result is a cross-processed print with the sharpness and tonality of a platinum print, but with a color wash and additional details from the gum bichromate! 

Platinum prints processing on day 1

We exposed both processes to UV light indoors via our UV exposure units

Coating the platinum/palladium emulsion onto paper

Finished prints from day 1

Diana demonstrates coating the gum layer over the platinum print

 

 

 

Image by Karen Hymer

Image by Karen Hymer

Gum bichromate prints develop in water, and can be gently manipulated with a paintbrush 

Finished gum over platinum print – image by Nancy Miiller

Images by Scott Wrage

Images by Siegfried Rempel (L) and Mary Nation (R)

Diana discusses the class’ finished prints at the end of day 2  

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Wet Plate Collodion with David Emitt Adams

We brought another alternative process classic back to Art Intersection – Wet Plate Collodion! Our tintype workshop led by David Emitt Adams this March was our best one yet. This group perfected the art of pouring collodion onto metal plates, sensitizing with silver nitrate, making proper exposures, and finishing their plates as beautiful photographic objects. Great work, everyone!

Participants practice pouring collodion onto glass

Assistant Claire A. Warden demonstrates removing excess staining from finished plates

Never too many cameras!

Images by Donald Matthews

Images by Larry Newman

Finished tintypes are varnished over a hot plate

Images by Deanna Dent

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The Altered Photo with Ron Bimrose

Our students got experimental in The Altered Photo: Photography and Mixed Media with Ron Bimrose! This class explored image-making by combining existing imagery and different subtractive and additive hand-altering effects like sanding, painting, and drawing. The class had fun learning new techniques and letting their imagination run wild as they created their pieces. The mixed-media, collaged results were truly fascinating!

 

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Hand-Coloring Workshop with Kate Breakey

We were wowed by all the beautiful work that was created in our Hand-Coloring Photographs class with Kate Breakey! The participants made digital prints of their images, coated them with a variety of media to prepare the surface, and then applied color in the form of transparent oil paints, colored pencils, and chalk pastels. Over the four-day class our students were able to relax and get in the groove of coloring, and Kate shared many valuable insights on how to achieve certain color tones and textural effects. What a fun class!

 

 

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Light Sensitive Opening Reception

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Opening Reception of Light Sensitive 2018! We loved seeing so many friendly faces, both familiar and fresh. Thanks for helping us celebrate this beautiful exhibition!

Luigi Luccarelli with his work

Peter Friedrichsen with his cyanotypes on birch ply

Amanda Scheutzow with one of her sculptural tintype pieces

Kayla Bedey with her gum bichromate over cyanotype prints

Rebecca Lynn Fuller with her work

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Winter Teen Camp

During our Winter Photography Camp for Teens we took our cameras out into the world! Our students learned practical skills including the basics of manual camera controls, composition, and working with a location. They also had lots of fun shooting on the fly!

In this four-day class we took photo walks in Downtown Gilbert, Papago Park, and Downtown Mesa. Back at the ranch, we all reviewed their best images together, and they edited in Photoshop and made finished portfolio prints.

Image by Matthew

Image by Katelyn

Image by Olivia

Image by Reagan

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Printing with Carbon

In October we hosted a Carbon Printing workshop led by Dennis L. Collins. Dennis was able to lead our participants through this tricky process from start to finish – sensitizing carbon tissues with potassium dichromate, exposing the tissue with a negative, transferring the exposed tissue to the support sheet, and developing the print. Our students got hands-on experience making prints, as well as lots of practice trouble-shooting, which will better prepare them for continuing this process on their own. Each student made beautiful prints, and all learned to find the beauty in mistakes!

Dennis demonstrates the process of sensitizing carbon tissues to light using potassium dichromate

As the carbon print “develops,” un-hardened carbon pigment floats away – leaving the image remaining!

Several participants experimented with salvaging the used carbon tissue, to interesting effects

The same print is shown here printed on white and black paper, creating a cool contrast. The image on the black paper is viewable only when held against light

Dennis discusses the participants’ final prints after two days of hard work