Thank you to everyone who spent the evening with us during the Emerge 2019 Artist Reception! It was a night filled with students from across Arizona, families, and photography lovers. This exhibition highlights the dedicated and hard working emerging photographers in our community and we thank everyone who shows their support!
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.
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.
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
Emerging, student photographers exhibit their work in the Art Intersection annual exhibition, Emerge. This year’s opening artist reception was the best ever in the eight years of 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 month long exhibition, prizes were 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.
Many photographers were acknowledged with Honorable Mentions. You can see all the awards and works in this exhibition at this link.
Best of Show went to Elizabeth Pineda, student at ASU, and is presented by Art Holeman representing Through Each Others Eyes.
Best of Post High School was awarded to Stephen Shawl, student at Pima Community College, Tucson. Charlene Stant Engel sponsored this award.
Best of High School award was given to Madeleine Milner, a student at Gilbert High School, Gilbert. Kelly and Dennis Collins sponsored the Best of High School award.
Light Sensitive – Emerge – All Art Arizona
No Strangers – Portfolio Shares
March and April
Each year Art Intersection invites artists to submit work for consideration in Light Sensitive, a national juried exhibition of analog photography. This annual exhibition celebrates the traditional methods of making images in the darkroom. Past work has included c-prints, platinum, cyanotype, gelatin silver, gum bichromate, wet plate collodion tintypes, and other printing processes. While the final print must be made using analog techniques the use of computer generated digital negatives/positives in the creation of the print is acceptable.
Emerge Student Photography Exhibition
In our May exhibition Art Intersection presents the work of emerging student talent ranging from high school to graduate students. We are dedicated to supporting students in their educational pursuits of self-expression through photography and congratulate each student for their unique vision and dedication to their craft. Through a jury process Art Intersection selects a variety of work from the photography students at high school, college, and university educational institutions across Arizona.
All Art Arizona
June through July
Art Intersection celebrates all forms of visual art with this juried exhibition from Arizona artists. Artists submit images of their work ranging from sculpture, photography, painting, ceramics, mixed media, artist books, and more in this juried exhibition juried by the Art Intersection curatorial staff.
No Strangers – The Art Intersection Community
No Strangers – The Art Intersection Creative Community embraces the diversity of Art Intersection alliances. This eclectic exhibition combines work from Art Intersection members and collaborating artists. This exhibition celebrates a very special part of our growing community, our members, staff, and faculty.
Member Portfolio Sharing
Exhibit your work by sharing your portfolio and view the work of other members in the Art Intersection members’ portfolio sharing event. Each member has a table space about 3′ x 6′ to show their work. Viewing is open to the public.