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Emerge 2017 – Student Photography Exhibition

Art Intersection presents the seventh annual Emerge exhibition with works from student photographers enrolled in Arizona high schools, community colleges, art schools, and universities across the state. Clare Benson, a local photographer, interdisciplinary artist and educator, juried this year’s show.

As part of our mission to support emerging artists, we offer student photographers an opportunity to show their work in the North and South Galleries at Art Intersection. In addition to the exhibition, prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, sponsored by Through Each Others Eyes, Best of Post-High School, sponsored by Tempe Camera and Best of High School, sponsored by local patrons Kelly and Dennis Collins. INFOCUS, the Photography Support Group of the Phoenix Art Museum, will award a Student Membership to each of the three winners.

About the Juror

Clare Benson is a photographer and interdisciplinary artist from the United States. Her work has been exhibited and screened throughout the US and internationally. In 2014/2015, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in northern Sweden at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics. Other recent awards include the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, PDN Emerging Photographer, and the Joyce Elaine Grant Solo Show Award.

Benson earned her MFA at University of Arizona in Tucson, and her BFA at Central Michigan University.

Juror’s Statement

I can vividly remember the first photograph I made as a student. Armed with a pinhole camera that I had painted and taped and pin-pricked, I went outside, behind the art building, where sculpture students had their foundry and kilns and scrap materials. There was a plain wooden classroom chair, weathered from rain and sun, that I dragged to the center of the asphalt floor, imagining that it might speak as a symbol of absence and isolation, in the midst of this surreal industrial-looking space. I kneeled to the ground, pulling the piece of electrical tape that covered the aperture of my shoe box camera. I stared into this seemingly simple scene, hoping to absorb the moment in the same way that I understood the camera might. Light and darkness danced through a tiny window and onto the back wall of that miniature room. In the developing tray, I watched an image slowly appear, like a backward-fading memory, or something from a dream. The midday sky was black as night. The shadow of the chair glowed like the sun through thin overcast clouds. The entire space stretched out its long arms, pulling toward the sides of the page, blurring at the very ends, from the frayed edges of aluminum foil. Even when converted to a positive image, the world in this photograph looked nothing like the world that I had seen, but everything like the one that I had felt.

As photographers, and especially as photography students, we are constantly learning to re-see the world, using different techniques, processes, perspectives, and formats. In jurying this exhibition, I searched for moments of surprise and newness, which I remember so well from my years of studying photography. I looked at these images as stripped down fragments—concept, craft, and exploration—all existing on separate planes. Each is developed through learning and practice; sometimes all together, and sometimes in different stages. Some works display elements of all three, while some push farther into one than another, but all of them speak to processes of discovery, and the development of one’s voice as an image-maker.

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 so many different lenses; grateful to be reminded of the time, long ago, that my own world became animated with new life inside a light-tight shoe box.

Clare Benson


Emerge 2017 Sponsors

Thank you to the sponsors of this Emerge exhibition for their support of emerging Arizona student photographers. The acknowledgement of quality and the experience gained when participating in a juried exhibition can vault an emerging photographer to reach their next level of photography.

Overall Best in Show Sponsor
Through Each Others Eyes

Thank you to Through Each Others Eyes for sponsoring the Best in Show prize. Through Each Others 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 Post-High School Sponsor
Tempe Camera

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We thank Tempe Camera for their sponsorship of the Post High School prize. Tempe Camera is an important part of the Arizona photography community and they demonstrate their commitment to emerging photographers through their ongoing support of educational programs.

Best of High School
Dennis and Kelly Collins

Thank you to Dennis and Kelly Collins, both artists and patrons of the arts, for their generous gift. 

“After quitting school at sixteen, it wasn’t until I returned for my Bachelors in 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

Award to Each Best in Show Artist
INFOCUS

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INFOCUS, a vibrant support organization of Phoenix Art Museum (PAM), is composed of people actively interested in photography as a dynamic art form. Photographers, collectors, and photography enthusiasts working together enable INFOCUS to provide a high-quality forum for the study, display and production of fine art photographs. A Student Membership will be awarded to each of the three artists receiving a Best in Show award.


Emerge 2017

 

Featured Artists

Mia Elena Acosta, Amanda Maria Beall, Angelina Benner, Autumn Bibbee-Wright, Emily Bozovich, Alacia Marie Carlisle, Granville Lee Carroll III, Natali Castro, Michael Coomer, Tristan Craig, Jeny Davis, Naomi Jo Davis, Kate Dawes, Kaden Dawson, Kymber Derrick, Joi Dunne Moore, Conor Elliott Fitzgerald, Pam Golden, Willow Greene Smith, Emily Dawn Gross, Trini Guevara, Kyle Erik Gundersen, Josh Gutierrez, Ethan Haddad, Peyton Elizabeth Hathaway, Emilee AnnMarie Haver Steagall, Amy Hector, Adella Helton, Marissa Holmberg, Kaishun Huang945, John Isner, Hao Jiang, John Terry Johnson, Cassidy Johnson, Aiden Josic, Isabella Elise Joy, Jessica Knight, Leif D. Lake, Alyssa Kay Lawson, Claudia Lopez, Olaff Lopez, Kaylee Lund, Ezekiel Johnson Lyman, Hannah Manuelito, Jonathan Marquis, Katelin Mason, Lloyd Matthews, I. Brooks McAllister, Leandra Davey Miller, Madeleine Milner, Jared Moreno, Regan Norton, Natali Olvera, Olivia Parker-Swenson, Danielle McKenna Perkins, Jessica Peters, Emma Phillips, Brooke Pusillo, Ethan Roads, Azalea Patricia Rodriguez, Noah Romney, Travis Samuelson, Stephen Sanchez, Basil Savage, Monique Sherman, Elizabeth Smith, Megan Smith, Noah Smith, Claire Marie Sorensen, Alonzo Soto Granados, Eugene Starobinskiy, Victoria Marie Strandberg, Andraya Elizabeth Straub, Fabioo Thomas, Erin Tucker, Phoebe VanGelder, Lauren Walters, Wang Weian, Willa Grayce Whiting, Landon Wiggs, Bethany Amanda Wilcken, Xana Wilcoxson, Keegan Will, Jennifer Williamson, Brooke Wright, Sam Wynne, James Young


 Header image by Mia Elena Acosta

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(re)View and Imprint Celebration

To celebrate our exhibition of (re)View: Abstract, Land, and the Narrative, we hosted a Walk and Talk in the Galleries with Philip V. Augustin, BK Skaggs, and Melanie Walker. Each of the artists spoke about the inspiration surrounding their artwork, how the exhibited pieces evolved, and the conceptual ideas they are interested in. We were grateful for the opportunity to hear their comments and gain some insight into the work of these three fascinating artists! Special thanks to Philip and Melanie who travelled from New Mexico and Colorado to be with us – we’re glad you could be here!

Following the Walk and Talk was an Artist Reception for both (re)View and Imprint, our sculptural exhibition featuring Alexandra Bowers and Mary Meyer, who both had additional pieces available for our Holiday Sale. Thank you to everyone who came out, enjoyed the artwork, and provided thoughtful conversation!

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Philip V. Augustin speaks about his work in (re)View

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(re)View artist Melanie Walker shares some valuable insight to her artistic inspiration

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BK Skaggs gives an attentive audience the backstory to his works in (re)View

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Wood-burned pieces by Alexandra Bowers for the Imprint Artists’ Holiday Sale

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Works by Mary Meyer featured in the Imprint Artists’ Holiday Sale

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Emerge 2016 – Student Photography Exhibition

Art Intersection presents the sixth annual Emerge student photography exhibition with works by photographers enrolled in Arizona high schools, community colleges, art schools, and universities.  This year’s submissions to Emerge were juried by photographer William LeGoullon.

As part of our mission to support emerging artists, we offer student artists an opportunity to show their work in the North and South Galleries at Art Intersection. Art Intersection staff will also select recipients for Best of High School, Best of Post-High School, and Best of Show.

About the Juror
William LeGoullon is an artist raised and currently based in Phoenix, Arizona. Since receiving his BFA from Arizona State University in 2009, he has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally including exhibitions in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Fort Collins, Santa Barbara, Seattle and Belgrade Serbia. In 2011, LeGoullon was awarded a Contemporary Forum Emerging Artist Grant from The Phoenix Art Museum and exhibited in The Arizona Biennial at The Tucson Museum of Art.

More recently he was recognized as a Klompching Gallery FRESH 2015 Finalist and took part in this years Photo Tapas by showcasing a solo exhibition at Modified Arts Gallery. In addition to exhibiting his own works, LeGoullon also explores independent curatorial work and teaches at Phoenix College. He plans to continue living and working in central Arizona.


Emerge 2016 Sponsors

Thank you to the sponsors of this Emerge Student Photography exhibition for their support of emerging Arizona student photographers. The acknowledgement of quality and the experience gained when participating in a juried exhibition can vault an emerging photographer to reach their next level of photography.

Overall Best in Show Sponsor
Freestyle Photographic Supplies

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Since 1946, Freestyle Photographic Supplies has provided photographic enthusiasts and professionals across America with quality photographic products, expert advice, and superior customer support. Their staff is comprised of a dedicated team of experienced photographic professionals, committed to providing customers with a level of service that is unprecedented in this industry.

Best in Show High School and Post High School Sponsor
Tempe Camera

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We thank Tempe Camera for their sponsorship of the Best in Show High School and Post High School prize. Tempe Camera is an important part of the Arizona photography community and they demonstrate their commitment to emerging photographers through their ongoing support of educational programs.

Award to Each Best in Show Artist
INFOCUS

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INFOCUS, a vibrant support organization of Phoenix Art Museum (PAM), is composed of people actively interested in photography as a dynamic art form. Photographers, collectors, and photography enthusiasts working together enable INFOCUS to provide a high-quality forum for the study, display and production of fine art photographs. A Student Membership will be awarded to each of the three artists receiving a Best in Show award.



Featured Artists

Kit Abate
Charlyn Absalon
Jacob Adams
Lindsay Arnold
Kevin Ashu
Boyana Babanovski
Aurora Berger
Autumn Bibbee-Wright
Ryan Borys
Kianna Brandt
Victoria Bridges
Dawsen Brown
Luke N. Buneo
Christine Elysse Crossen
Lacey Davis
Kaden Dawson
Klarissa Escobar
Aaron James Fink
William Flemer
Abigail Elizabeth Gerald
Pam Golden
Eric Gonzales
Jessica Gradillas
Joy Gregory
Trini Guevara
Devanie Gurney
Allison Hage
Alina Hamid
Aaron Harris
Amy Hector
Austin Johns
Emily Johnston
Jean-Paul S. Kellogg
Raena Kline
Charly LaSon
Hannah Lazenby
Mario Miguel Mendez
Clyphe Jaulen Nelson
Gray Olson
Brooke D. Pusillo
Azalea Patricia Rodriguez
Raheem Sabella
Monique Sherman
Braedon Smith
Brett Starr
Buzzy Sullivan
Jessica Tanner
Andrew Taylor
Brie Tofaute
Emilio E. Trujillo
Abel Uriarte
Asrai Violet
Alyssa Walkosz
Adelaide West
Xana Wilcoxson
Dallin L. Willden
Lindsay Corinne Wilson
Brooke Wright
Kailah Zinner

Header images from left to right by Joy Gregory, Azalea Rodriguez, Christine Crossen, and Brooke Wright

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Opening Reception of The City

Big thanks to everyone that joined us for the opening reception and InFocus pre-reception of William W. Fuller’s The City! The exhibition will be on view through February 27, and you can stop in to purchase your copy of The City any day Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-6pm.

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Print Sharing with ImageWorks

Last night, three ImageWorks photographers and about thirty guests joined us in the Photo Arts Lab to hear about their prints and the experiences of making these prints. All of the presented prints were originally captured on film using large format cameras.

Juan, Chris, and Brian of ImageWorks answered questions and explained their process of seeing, capturing, and then printing their beautiful images.

This is the first of a series of print sharing evenings. Join us in November for the next installment of Print Sharing at Art Intersection.

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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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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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