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The dynamic duo, Scully & Osterman visit Art Intersection

On Thursday, Mark Osterman and France lectured at Art Intersection about their most recent body of work, The Light at Lacock. This work was produced at Lacock Abbey the estate where William Henry Fox Talbot, one of the founding fathers of photography, produced his experiments in early photographic processes.


France Scully Osterman, artist and educator, christened the wet darkrooms this past weekend as she taught 16 participants how to create tintypes using the 19th century process of wet plate collodion.

The work of France and Mark can be seen both at Art Intersection (on display through December 23) and Tilt gallery (on display through November 18).

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Lectures on Exploring the Roots of Photography

We had two very interesting lectures the past few months that further educated the community about the world of photography and the processes that make up the rich history of the medium.

We were fortunate enough to have both Jeremy Rowe and James Hajicek, both scholars in the field of photography to share their knowledge with us.

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A look at our new space

Black & White Darkroom

Digital Lab


Alternative Photographic Processes Lab

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Best New Gallery 2011

Phoenix New Times released their Best Of Phoenix 2011 edition and we are proud to announce that Art Intersection has been recognized as Best New Gallery. We are honored to be recognized and would like to thank everyone who made it possible.


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If you build it, they will come.

In the movie, Field of Dreams, farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice, “If you build it, he will come”. Ray built his baseball field and they did indeed come.

Art Intersection has built its Photographic Arts Lab and we opened our doors this past weekend to a record crowd. It was a grand celebration that coincided with the opening of our current exhibition, “Exploring the Roots of Photography”.

We, at Art Intersection, thank everyone who came out to support us. We hope you will continue to come to our exciting programming including lectures, seminars, workshops, classes and exhibitions.

If you couldn’t make the opening, we would love to give you a tour of both the facilities and the exhibition.

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It’s Time!

Come one, come all, to Art Intersection on Saturday for the open house of our new Photographic Arts Lab! Visit the information desk to talk with a staff member and pick up fliers about our upcoming classes and workshops, a membership brochure and much more!

The original idea was a space for artists of all levels to come Learn, Create, and Exhibit.

The opening of this space completes the original vision.

Now, after eight months, it’s finally complete.

Once you have taken a tour of the darkrooms, walk across the courtyard and visit the new historical exhibition.

Photographic Arts Lab Open House

“Exploring the Roots of Photography”
Opening Reception

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5 men, 1 truck, and 3 sinks

 It took five men and one truck but the three shiny new sinks arrived last week. All three have safely made it to their home in the Photographic Arts Lab. Stop by on Saturday, September 17 from 10am-2pm to say, “Hello” to the sinks and the staff!

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What would you take?

House on Fire, a series of photographs by Robert Ellis, has been on exhibit in one of Art Intersection’s galleries during the months of July and August. The series includes portraits of a cross section of people, both young and old, mostly subjects that Ellis knows. He asks them if he can take their portrait but when he arrives he asks them to participate in an experiment. He gives them three minutes to collect objects (excluding children & pets) that they would carry out of their home in the event of a fire. He then asks them to bring the objects to the sitting while they write about their experience. The actual written response is framed along side the image of the person, giving the written word equality with the photograph.

On Saturday, August 27th, Bob gave a lecture on his work. He opened the talk with slides of his most recent exhibition in Ireland but after only a brief description of his House on Fire project, the talk became more of a discourse about how the project has changed as a result of feedback from his audience and most importantly a reflection on human nature when faced with a life or death situation. It was a lively hour of conversation that left us all thinking about what we would take with us if we were faced with the dilemma:
Your house is on fire and you have three minutes to take what is most meaningful to you.
What would you take?

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