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Anna Strickland at Art Intersection

We always look forward to visiting artists coming to Art Intersection. Anna Strickland, an expert in antique photographic processes and Senior Critic in the Photography Department at Rhode Island School of Design is here to mount her solo exhibition opening April 6th, at Tilt Gallery in Phoenix.She spent the past weekend with us at Art Intersection teaching a gum bichromate over platinum/palladium workshop. Students learned how to make high quality digital negatives, using Quad Tone Rip technology, how to make a palladium print and also how to layer the image with gum bichromate.On Tuesday, Anna returned to Art Intersection to meet some of our members and look at their work.

Later that evening we all shared a meal in Romeo’s private dining room.For more images from the workshop visit our facebook page. On April 28 & 29, as part of our visiting artists program, we will be hosting photographer, Martha Casanave. She will be conducting a workshop on albumen printing. We will also have a member’s dinner with Martha on the evening of April 28th.  For more information visit our website.

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Van Dyke Printing at Art Intersection


Art Intersection had another one day workshop introducing the expansive world of historical photographic processes. We had a great time learning how to mix the chemistry, how to expose it properly to the sun and how to develop it.
We will continue to offer introductory workshops in many of the wet darkroom processes throughout the year to give the community an opportunity to learn first hand how to create images utilizing some of photography’s most beautiful techniques.

We welcome all levels from beginners to advanced image makers.

For more images form the workshop visit our facebook page!

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Art Intersection and Scottsdale Public Art host journaling event at Scottsdale Arts Festival

We are always excited about collaborations with other art venues and Scottsdale Public Art has been one of our favorite organizations to work with. This past weekend, we had the opportunity to spend time enjoying the outdoors at the annual Scottsdale Art Festival, assisting with the 100+ Journals Project.

It was a wonderful way for the public to engage with the arts in a friendly and accessible manner.

People from ages 2 to 82 participated in journaling activities using free-form needlework, rubber-stamping, image transfer, book making and writing prompts all conducted by experienced artists and writers. Visitors to the festival were fascinated with the story behind 1000 Journals

The project provided participants an opportunity to leave their unique creations in the journals for the community to enjoy for years to come. They will be on exhibit at The Scottsdale Public Library.

To see more pictures from the event visit our facebook page!

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Art Intersection opens two exhibits to celebrate Art & The Darkroom

Art Intersection hosted an opening reception for our first annual juried exhibition of analog photography, Light Sensitive, juried this year by Dr. Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. We had many of the artists in attendance, including Jackie Walsh, who came all the way from New Jersey to attend the reception.

We love celebrating the diversity of the photographic medium and there’s plenty of evidence that analog photography is alive and well with forty-six photographers from eighteen different states, exhibiting photographic work using the techniques of gelatin silver, Polaroid, photogravure, c-print, casein platinum/palladium, gum bichromate, salt print, cyanotype, wet plate collodion and van dyke. Art Intersection plans to make Light Sensitive an annual event.

In the east gallery, renowned West Coast photographer, Martha Casanave, is exhibiting her 4” x 5” pinhole camera series, Explorations Along an Imaginary Coastline. The gelatin silver prints depict California’s central coast as an “imaginary coastline” with a mysterious figure in 19th century attire appearing in many of the images. Martha will be visiting Art Intersection April 28-29 to teach a workshop in albumen printing.

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PHOTOtapas 2012 – A Huge Success!


February 14-19, 2012, Art Intersection, along with Northlight Gallery at ASU, Jeremy Rowe and Tilt Gallery, held a 5-day event, PHOTOtapas.

The mission of this event was to provide a concentrated opportunity for those interested in fine art photography to experience a wide range of activities including, lectures, demos, portfolio sharing, and dialogue surrounding the medium.

Our endless gratitude to all the presenters who gave of their time and talent to make this a great event, Sant Khalsa, Mark Klett, Tom Persinger, Mark Haunschild, David Adams, Stan Klimet, Mike Lundgren, Chris Colville and Richard Laugharn.

Thank you to everyone who attended PHOTOtapas, especially those of you traveling from out of town.  Your support is a vital part of the equation in the development of an energetic photo community that encourages education and growth.

To all of you in the photography community, we want to hear your ideas about what you’d like to see happening at PHOTOtapas 2013. Drop us a line at

To see more images from PHOTOtapas visit: Art Intersection on Facebook

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SMOCA Visions Teen program visits Art Intersection

Fourteen amazingly talented high school students from the Visions Teen program at SMOCA, came to study book arts and mixed media with our program director, Carol Panaro-Smith. They spent one session in Scottsdale making an accordion book and another session here at Art Intersection filling their book with original photographs, ephemera and a variety of media.

We love having youthful enthusiasm here at Art Intersection and hope we can continue to collaborate with Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

To see more images from the workshops go to our Facebook page.

Their work will be on display at the young@art gallery located in the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center May 10, 2012 – Sept 9, 2012.

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Taking Your Work to the Next Level


Twelve artists from all walks of life decided to embark on a journey together to explore their process of art making. We had several photographers and three mixed media artists working in fiber, collage, and drawing and painting showing their work each week and getting invaluable feedback.

In addition to weekly critiques there were discussions about presentation, artist statements, getting your work out, and other stimulating conversation about art and life.

It was exciting to see the final presentation of work in the last week and a testimony to the power of a supportive community that encourages growth and taking new risks.

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Art & Arizona: Celebrating 100 years

On Saturday 7, January, 6-10pm Art Intersection opened, Arizona Re-Viewed, an exhibition in celebration of Arizona’s centennial year. The exhibition includes historic and contemporary images of Arizona to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Arizona statehood.

In this exhibition Arizona is re-viewed by nine contemporary photographers who currently live in Arizona in addition to many historical photographers. Each contemporary artistbrings a unique vision that is informed by their connection with living and working in Arizona whether by going out into the Sonoran Desert, walking the streets of mining towns at night, exploring the urban landscape or pointing their lens on friends and family. Some of the artists were born and raised in Arizona while others came here for unique opportunities including school and work.

The historical pieces, including images by Timothy O’Sullivan dating back to ca 1871, are among the many cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, boudoir cabinet cards, stereographs, mounted albumen prints, cyanotypes and panoramic silver prints all courtesy of Jeremy Rowe Vintage Photography.

The exhibition runs through February 25th, 2012.

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