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Emerge 2020 Student Photography Exhibition

Emerge showcases the breadth of talent exhibited by Arizona’s student photographers from high school freshmen to senior citizens. We welcome photographers enrolled in an Arizona high school (including home school students), community college, art school, or university.  This year’s submissions to Emerge will be juried by Kari Wehrs.

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.

Pictured work above by Paige Broman, Mary Celaya, and Camryn Watt


About the Juror
Kari Wehrs is a photographer and educator currently living in Tempe, AZ.  She attended Arizona State University for her MFA in photography and graduated in the Spring of 2018.

As a child, Kari spent hours flipping through her Grandmother’s family photo albums that dated from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s.  The photographs were compiled neatly, often with handwritten notations, which suggested to her that they were precious objects.  Wanting to see the details of each image, Kari often examined the photographs with her Grandmother’s magnifying glass.  She found the idea that time could be recorded and “held” in photographs to be truly fascinating.

Originally from Minnesota, Kari attended the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse for her undergraduate education, and soon after attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine, in the fall of 2007.  Kari has been associated with the Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, Maine, since 2008, and has been a workshops instructor since 2012.

Kari has a deep interest in the techniques, technology, and history of the photographic medium.  While embracing multiple methods in her own work, her most recent series is portraiture employing the 1850s wet plate collodion process (tintypes).


 

Emerge Sponsors
Thank you to our generous sponsors who make our “Best of Emerge” awards possible! Our sponsor 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.

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Best in Show: $250 Gift Certificate to Tempe Camera
Sponsored by Tempe Camera
We thank Tempe Camera for their sponsorship of the Best in Show 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: $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

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Call For Work – Emerge 2020 Student Photography Exhibition

Emerge showcases the breadth of talent exhibited by Arizona’s student photographers from high school freshmen to senior citizens. We welcome photographers enrolled in an Arizona high school (including home school students), community college, art school, or university to submit their work for consideration.  This year’s submissions to Emerge will be juried by Kari Wehrs.

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
Kari Wehrs is a photographer and educator currently living in Tempe, AZ.  She attended Arizona State University for her MFA in photography and graduated in the Spring of 2018.

As a child, Kari spent hours flipping through her Grandmother’s family photo albums that dated from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s.  The photographs were compiled neatly, often with handwritten notations, which suggested to her that they were precious objects.  Wanting to see the details of each image, Kari often examined the photographs with her Grandmother’s magnifying glass.  She found the idea that time could be recorded and “held” in photographs to be truly fascinating.

Originally from Minnesota, Kari attended the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse for her undergraduate education, and soon after attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine, in the fall of 2007.  Kari has been associated with the Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, Maine, since 2008, and has been a workshops instructor since 2012.

Kari has a deep interest in the techniques, technology, and history of the photographic medium.  While embracing multiple methods in her own work, her most recent series is portraiture employing the 1850s wet plate collodion process (tintypes).


  • January 22 – Submissions due before midnight MT (AZ time)
  • January 29 – You will receive an email notification of selected Work
  • February 26 – Selected Work to be received at Art Intersection
  • March 14 – April 11 – Exhibition 
  • March 21 – Artist Reception, 5 – 8pm 
  • April 16 – April 23 – Pick up work
  • April 19 – Work begins shipping back using prepaid shipping labels

Emerge Sponsors
Thank you to our generous sponsors who make our “Best of Emerge” awards possible! Our sponsor 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.

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Best in Show: $250 Gift Certificate to Tempe Camera
Sponsored by Tempe Camera
We thank Tempe Camera for their sponsorship of the Best in Show 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: $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

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Emerge 2016 Opening Reception

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the opening reception for Emerge 2016! We love seeing the support these early-career artists get from their families, friends, and mentors.

Emerge 2016, our annual juried exhibition of high school-through-graduate school student photography, is one of our favorite exhibitions because we are always dazzled by the quality of work that we receive. This year was no exception! As juror William LeGoullon writes in his Juror’s Statement, “Emerge 2016 for me as a juror is about examining how students continue to challenge the ways we think about and develop the medium while simultaneously recognizing photography’s unique relationship to our culture as a whole.”

Congratulations to our award winners! Buzzy Sullivan won Best of Show, Brooke Wright took home Best of High School, and Aurora Berger received Best of Post-High School. We are grateful for our sponsors Freestyle Photographic Supplies (Best of Show), Tempe Camera (Best of High School and Post-High School), and INFOCUS (all award levels) for providing the prizes for these awards. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Boyana Babanovski, Christine Elysse Crossen, Pam Golden, Azalea Patricia Rodriguez, Adelaide West and Xana Wilcoxson.

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Mia Tennant was a very talented Gilbert High School student photographer who passed away last year. To honor her memory, several of her photographs are on display alongside Emerge 2016. We were honored to have Mia’s mother, father, and brother join us for the reception.

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Victoria Bridges poses with her mother

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Prescott College student William Flemer with his artwork

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Adelaide West with her artwork

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Art Intersection intern Autumn Bibbee-Wright with her artwork

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Emerge 2016 juror poses with Claire A. Warden and David Emitt Adams

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Best of Show winner Buzzy Sullivan with his artwork

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Best of High School winner Brooke Wright and family with her artwork

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Best of Post-High School winner Aurora Berger with her artwork

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