The All Art Arizona exhibition opened Saturday, August 22nd for visitors to view art created by Arizona artists. This tenth, annual exhibition occupies three gallery spaces and over one hundred pieces of art.
While we usually have several hundred and more visitors during this opening, for the safety and health of our visitors, we reduced the attendance to twenty-five visitors per hour.
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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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.
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.
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.
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
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.