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Light Sensitive

To celebrate the art of handcrafted prints, Art Intersection presents Light Sensitive, our eleventh-annual, international juried exhibition of images created using traditional darkroom, historical, and alternative photographic processes and methods.

In the current takeover of imagery presented on computer screens and the overwhelming volume of digitally printed pictures, the purpose of our Light Sensitive exhibition is to celebrate, promote, and reaffirm the art of handcrafted prints that uniquely belong to the tradition of light sensitive creative processes. Each year we search for work representing creativity, passion, and display of the beauty these light sensitive processes bring.

Banner image by Rebecca Zeiss


Awards
Special thank you to Brian Taylor for his insightful vision as our juror. Choosing awards in an exhibition of highly amazing works proved to very challenging and much consideration (and pacing through the galleries) was given to all of the darkroom creative art in the galleries. Congratulations to the awardees and everyone juried into Light Sensitive.

First Place – Rebecca Zeiss
Second Place – Richard Hricko
Third Place – Sara Silks
Award of Excellence – Diana Bloomfield
Honorable Mentions – Allan Barnes – Matt Connors – Wendy Constantine – Susan Elizabeth de Witt – Elizabeth Davis – Anne Eder – Jeannie Hutchins – Jen Leahy – Maureen Mulhern-White – Emily Penrod – Gerado Stübing – Vaune Trachtman


Juror
Art Intersection is honored to have Brian Taylor jury this year’s Light Sensitive exhibition. He is known for his innovative explorations of alternative photographic processes including historic 19th Century printing techniques, mixed media, and hand made books. His work has been exhibited nationally and abroad in numerous solo and group shows and is included in the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.

Brian served as the Executive Director of the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA for 4 1/2 years, retiring in 2019 to return to his art practice in the studio. He received his B.A. Degree in Visual Arts from the University of California at San Diego, an M.A. from Stanford University, and his M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico and served as a Professor of Photography for over 35 years, and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at San Jose State University.

 


Exhibition Images and Titles


Video Walkthrough of the Exhibition


 

All Art Arizona Opening Reception

This year marks our tenth All Art Arizona exhibition featuring artwork made by Arizona residents, who were invited to bring friends and family along to admire work sculpture, photography, painting, ceramics, wood, printmaking, mixed media, artist books, and much more.

Take a look at some images from that evening!

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All Art Arizona

This year marks our tenth All Art Arizona exhibition that highlights the breadth and diversity of art created by Arizona artists encompassing sculpture, photography, painting, ceramics, wood, printmaking, mixed media, artist books, and more. 

All Art Arizona attracts artists, art collectors, and art lovers from all over the state to one of our best attended exhibitions of the year. Visit the Art Intersection galleries, bring your friends and family, to enjoy this unique exhibition and range of art by Arizona artists.  As always, the exhibition is free and open to the public during business hours.


All Art Arizona Quick Walk-Through Video


All Art Arizona Online Gallery

Look through the exhibition online and then come in to see the work in person. If you wish to purchase one of the pieces in the exhibition and can’t come in, give us a call and we will take payment over the phone and ship worldwide.

Banner images by Nicole Richardson, Linda Finecey, Christina Rosepapa, Dino Paul

 

Little by Little

Little by Little, an exhibition of small artworks, presents a wide variety of art expressed in a size no more than twelve-inches in any dimension. Amazing, beautiful, and impactful small works of art presented in a dedicated exhibition from a more intimate viewpoint that begs for a closer look!

Our juror, Andy Burgess, selected strong works of art in all media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, textile, photography, printmaking, metals, wood, digital media, and more, all presented perfectly in this intimate twelve-inch small format.

These incredible artworks make wonderful gifts for family, friends, or for you too. If you purchase a piece, we will take it off the wall to take it home with you that day. We will also accept payments through PayPal and over the phone, and package and ship anywhere in the world for your distant gift giving.


Virtual Tour of Little by Little
This virtual tour through Little by Little in the Art Intersection Galleries lets you share the exhibition space with your friends and family that can’t visit us in the Gilbert Heritage District. Take a closer look at the individual images in the gallery below.

Little by Little Virtual Tour

Juror Bio
Andy Burgess, a London-born artist, currently resides in Tucson, Arizona, and is known for his renditions of modernist and mid-century architecture, panoramic cityscape paintings, and elaborate mosaic-like collages made from vintage papers and ephemera collected over many years. He continually expands his artistic vocabulary by mastering various media, more recently immersing himself in photography and printmaking. Burgess is represented by galleries in San Francisco, Laguna Beach, New York and Etherton Gallery in Tucson.


Portfolio Sharing at Art Intersection

Join us in the Art Intersection galleries to enjoy a special Portfolio Sharing event! Get up close with some fabulous artwork and converse with the artists during a mid-day portfolio sharing on Saturday, August 24, from 11am – 1pm. Participating in a Portfolio Sharing event gives you a fantastic way to get involved with Art Intersection’s community of artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts.

This event is free and open to the public for viewing

Membership

Art Intersection welcomes anyone and everyone to attend this event, and only Art Intersection members are invited to show their work. If you are not a member, consider joining us! Members have access to discounts on workshops and lab use, invitations to VIP events, and the opportunity to exhibit their work.

Sharing your portfolio is one of several ways you can exhibit at Art Intersection, a benefit for all membership levels.  Each member will have a table top space, about 30-inches by 72-inches, to display their work.

If you would like to become a member, click here. 

Members wishing to participate, please RSVP by email info@artintersection.com or by phone 480.361.1118

 

Emerge – Student Photography Exhibition

For the ninth exciting year Art Intersection presents Emerge, our annual exhibition featuring photography from student photographers enrolled in Arizona high schools, community colleges, art schools, and universities across the state. Buzzy Sullivan, 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 emerging photographers. Thank you to all students that submitted their images and congratulations to the students juried into the exhibition. Ninety images will be shown out of over 750 images submitted. 

Award Winners

Best of Show: Tyler Dahlstrom, “In Myself, I See My Mother” 
Best of High School: Xana Marie, “Leaving Home” 
Best of Post High School: John Kalinowski, “Butterfield Landfill”

Honorable Mention: Taylor Peak, “Reprocess #1”
Honorable Mention: Jonathan Rivera, “YMCA”
Honorable Mention: Mary Celaya, “Facade”
Honorable Mention: Kori Branch, “High and Low”
Honorable Mention: Jillian Rae Avery, “Silence is Power”
Honorable Mention: Brooks McAllister, “Red Wall”
Honorable Mention: Joce Marie Dolezal, “PEOAMS”
Honorable Mention: Annika Lagos, “Carnation No. 12”
Honorable Mention: Ema Groff, “Modern Rapunzel”
Honorable Mention: Dani Lama, “Reflections”
Honorable Mention: Travis Samuelson, “The first homicide victim, Georgia Thompson, was found at this apartment complex”

 


About the Juror

Buzzy Sullivan, a photographer currently based out of Phoenix, Arizona, has exhibited his work throughout the US and internationally. Sullivan grew up in Montana, often known as “The Last Best Place”, and also home to the largest Superfund site in the United States. Montana’s duality of pristine wilderness and toxic remains formed his interest in the human/nature interface.

Sullivan currently works at the Residential Photography Faculty at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. He received his Master of Fine Art at Arizona State University in 2017 and a BFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2013.

Juror Statement

Though I have found myself with a master’s degree and a career teaching photography I must admit – I failed my only high school photography course. It’s not that I wasn’t interested in the medium as a high school student, it was instead I found myself under the guidance of a wildly unimaginative teacher who wouldn’t allow 15 year-olds the latitude to explore their abilities of visual communication. Not to sound too harsh, but my high school teacher presented photography in a way that removed the student’s experience and voice from the making of a picture. She wanted us to photograph various school events, and I wanted to photograph my friends’ skateboarding. I got an F in high school photography, but the lesson that students, no matter their age, have voices has stuck with me. The job of an educator is to pull those voices out and allow latitude for experimentation. 
 
An education in photography isn’t intended to be centered solely on student’s mastery of cameras and printing techniques. Teaching is a subversive activity. We are teaching critical thinking wrapped up in visual communication. To effectively get students to think critically, educators have to bake a bit of experimentation into their curriculum.

This statement brings me to work included in the 2019 Emerge Exhibition. When jurying the work for this show, I aimed to include work that spoke to the strengths of the students reacting to the world around them and to their teachers behind the scenes who are allowing their students to experiment. As every previous year, I am impressed with the caliber and boldness of work by all of the Arizona students who submitted images for this exhibition, and I am grateful for the opportunity to see the world through their perspectives. The future is in good hands. Thank you Art Intersection for all you do to further access to art in Arizona.
– Buzzy Sullivan


Emerge 2019 Online Exhibition

Image credits (left to right): Michael Delp, Kori Branch, Sydney Schubbe

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Portfolio Sharing at Art Intersection

Join us in the Art Intersection galleries to enjoy a special Portfolio Sharing event! Get up close with some fabulous artwork and converse with the artists during a mid-day portfolio sharing on Saturday, April 6, from 11am – 1pm. Participating in a Portfolio Sharing event gives you a fantastic way to get involved with Art Intersection’s community of artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts.

This event is free and open to the public for viewing

Membership

Art Intersection welcomes anyone and everyone to attend this event, and only Art Intersection members are invited to show their work. If you are not a member, consider joining us! Members have access to discounts on workshops and lab use, invitations to VIP events, and the opportunity to exhibit their work.

Sharing your portfolio is one of several ways you can exhibit at Art Intersection, a benefit for all membership levels.  Each member will have a table top space, about 30-inches by 72-inches, to display their work.

If you would like to become a member, click here. 

Members wishing to participate, please RSVP by email info@artintersection.com or by phone 480.361.1118

 

Emerge – Student Photography Exhibition

For the eighth exciting year we are proud to present 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 exhibition, prizes will be 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. 

About the Juror

Ashley Czajkowski, a photography-based artist, works in a number of interdisciplinary methods. Driven by personal experience, her research explores social constructions related to femininity, mortality and the psychological manifestation of the human-animal.  Though she considers herself a photographer, Czajkowski also works in video, installation, and alternative print processes, pushing the expected boundaries of the photographic art medium.


Juror’s Statement

One of the most valuable rewards of studying photography is that it enables us to literally, and metaphorically, see the world around us in entirely new ways. In jurying this show, I was struck by the unique visions of these young photographers and artists. Whether this way of seeing revealed quiet moments of light and shadow or elaborately constructed scenes for the camera, the ability to use photography as a tool for exploration and creative expression was continuous throughout.

Though I did not set out to curate a show with a particular theme, a common thread began to reveal itself. Of the photographs I selected, there are many images of humans, of nature, and most curiously, of the boundaries where these two entities meet, overlap and coexist. I found myself responding to images that in some way question our current conditions of being: questions of human nature, our impact on our surroundings, our interactions with each other, and our understanding of ourselves. Almost like archaeologists of our own time, for me these photographs collectively evoke ideas related to the fragility of existence and a sense of wonder in the everyday.

– Ashley Czajkowski


Emerge 2018 Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors who make our “Best of Emerge” awards possible! Our sponsors’ support of student photographers helps us share the unforgettable experience of participating in a professional exhibition, a confidence boost that can vault an emerging photographer to their next level of success.

Best in Show: $250 cash prize
Sponsored by Through Each Other’s Eyes
Through Each Other’s Eyes develops exchanges with photographers in other countries for the purpose of documenting photographically a new culture from the viewpoint of an outsider.

Best of High School: $100 cash prize
Sponsored by Kelly and Dennis Collins
Kelly and Dennis Collins are local artists, art patrons, and Art Intersection members.

“After quitting school at sixteen, it wasn’t until I returned for my Bachelor of Fine Arts at forty-five that I realized how important the education I had missed was. I hope this small gift is the catalyst and encouragement for a young artist to pursue their education and passion for their art.” – Dennis Collins

 

Best of Post-High School: $100 cash prize
Sponsored by Charlene Stant Engel
Charlene Stant Engel is a local artist, art patron, and Art Intersection member.

“I look forward to the Emerge Show. Every year it is fresh and unexpected. It always makes me smile to see the work of so many intense and talented young artists. To them I say: Let nothing stop you. Keep making Art!” – Charlene Stant Engel


Emerge 2018