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Member Portfolio Sharing Evening

This evening we saw work from six members in our Member Portfolio event. The work included gelatin-silver and digital prints. The portfolio events are open to the public for viewing. Sharing your work is one of the benefits of being a member.

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Through Each Others Eyes: 1st Arizona – Alberta Exchanges

Four of the Through Each Others Eyes photographers exhibited eighty images at Art Intersection from their First Arizona – Alberta Exchanges 2012. Through Each Others Eyes USA based photographers Colleen Miniuk-Sperry and Ken Ross traveled to Alberta, Canada, while Canadian photographers Peter Carroll and Royce Howland came to Arizona. Each photographer chose their favorite twenty images for the show which were in the North and South Galleries. The well attended reception included all four photographers and was held Wednesday, November 7, at the Art Intersection galleries.

Since 1988, 137 photographers have participated in Through Each Others Eyes™ photo exchanges, producing exhibitions that have been viewed by more than two million people.  In addition, the photographers of Through Each Others Eyes™ participate in social and educational projects around the globe. To learn more, visit the website at

We hope to have more exhibitions with Through Each Others Eyes in the coming years!

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Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery Award

On October 25, 2012, the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery Award was awarded to Art Intersection, an educational institution and gallery, for expanding the scope and quality of the arts in Gilbert, Arizona.

The following is reprinted from the Arizona Republic:

“At his third annual Breakfast with the Arts on Thursday, Gilbert Mayor John Lewis extolled the importance of the arts amid the increasing importance that science and technology are receiving in education and economic development.

His theme was Connecting Arts to the Community: Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead, a slogan that adds arts to STEM, the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics that is being promoted in schools.

“When we think of STEM, that’s a good thing. When we put the ‘a’ in STEM, that’s even greater,” Lewis told a gathering of Gilbert’s artists and arts educators and volunteers.

An accompanying slide show highlighted the town’s arts community, including Art Intersection, the Gilbert Art Walk and the Hale Centre Theatre.

Lewis also presented 10 awards, some named after prominent town families.”

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David Emitt Adams: Conversations with History

Artist in residence, David Emitt Adams, gave an informative and engaging lecture about his work and practice of using 19th century photographic processes to communicate his 21st century ideas.

After the lecture we looked at original works of his wet plate collodion imagery on weathered tin cans he finds in the desert.

David will continue to share his expertise in the field of wet plate collodion by offering a day-long workshop and open studio on October 27 and 28.  For more information on the two events visit Wet Plate Collodion Tintype.

If you can’t make the workshop, join us for an informal dinner on Sunday evening, October 28th at 4pm with David and the staff of Art Intersection.  Visit the website for more information about dinner and to register Dinner With The Artist.

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Meet the Artists- John Risseeuw and Dan Mayer

We know how difficult it is to have a meaningful dialogue during an exhibition’s opening so we hosted a gallery talk for  Word Up: artists using language, to discuss the work in the exhibition.

John Risseeuw and Dan Mayer, educators and artists from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU led the conversation. John and Dan talked about the history of the Fine Printing and Book Arts Program at ASU and also shared a lot of interesting historical references to the art of fine printing.

There were several other exhibiting artists in attendance, including Karla Elling from Mummy Mountain Press, Linda Smith from Picnic Press and current student, Rosalind Shipley along with ASU alumni, Peter Bugg.  For more photos of this exhibition visit our facebook page.

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WORD UP: artists using language / Abstracted by J Barry Thomson

The opening reception for WORD UP: artists using language and Abstracted by J. Barry Thomson kicked off our fall season programming block of Art & Language.

In the galleries you’ll find so much interesting work, plan to stay for at least an hour. In additional to three galleries full of a variety of media, you can come into the east gallery and spend some time looking at-and yes- handling, a wide variety of artists’ books.

Here’s a link to our Facebook photo album where you can see images of the opening and selected pieces from the exhibitions.

Please visit our website to look at our fall line-up of classes, lectures, workshops and MORE!

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No Strangers: The Art Intersection Creative Community

“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.”  ― Ani DiFranco

The doors of Art Intersection opened in January of 2011 with a belief that in order for human creativity to flourish – it being perhaps one of our most important saving graces – nourishment is required on many fronts. In order to support the creative spirit of all those individuals within physical range of its facilities and programming, a well-equipped and well-staffed facility was made available to any and to all who wanted to engage in further developing their own creativity.

This exhibition celebrates a very special part of our growing community, our members, staff, and faculty.With our membership, we wanted to create a lively atmosphere for interesting dialogue and networking, a place to share work, and to learn not only from the stellar faculty and staff but also from each other. Through group critiques, one on ones with our curator and special member events we have begun forging a true creative community.

The staff and faculty of Art Intersection are also committed artists and feel honored to have their work intersecting with the work of the members in this inaugural exhibition devoted to learning, creating, and sharing. For more images visit our Facebook page.

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The Card as Art

Participants in last evening’s workshop, The Card as Art, enjoyed learning several new methods for making cards that are truly unique works of art. Working with gorgeous papers, learning new ways to up-cycle old calendars, greetings cards and ephemera, and learning to make custom envelopes were among the many approaches to creating handmade cards and tags.

Each participant went home with several finished cards and a whole lot of new ideas to make more at home.  We plan to offer more opportunities to create cards in the near future!

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