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Online Submissions Close
March 20 at midnight MST (AZ time)

Notification of Acceptance
March 28
Art Intersection
(480) 361-1118
207 N Gilbert Rd # 201, Gilbert, AZ, 85234

Call for Work, Featured

Call for Work – Emerge 2018, Student Photography Exhibition

This call for work is now closed. Please see our Calls for Work page for current and upcoming exhibition opportunities.

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 Ashley Czajkowski.

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

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.

Czajkowski achieved her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2009 from Emporia State University in Kansas, and in 2015 she earned her Master of Fine Arts in photography from Arizona State University. Czajkowski’s work has been exhibited across the United States and internationally. Most recently, her work was shown at the Soho Photo Gallery in New York, The Millepiani Art Space in Rome and the CICA Museum in South Korea. She currently resides in Tempe, Arizona and in 2017 received the inaugural TAFF Award from Phoenix Artlink. Czajkowski teaches photography courses, works as the sound technician and story editor for the Creative Push Project, and is a member and former President of Eye Lounge Gallery, an artist collective in downtown Phoenix.

See more of her work at www.ashleyczajkowski.com.

Important 2018 Dates

March 20 – Submissions close at midnight, MST (Arizona time)
March 28 – Email notification of work selected for exhibition
April 18 – Selected work due at Art Intersection ready to hang/install
May 1 – May 26 – Exhibition
May 5 – Opening Reception, 5 – 8pm
May 31 – June 2 – Pick up work
June 5 – Work begins shipping back using prepaid shipping labels

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

Please Note: Submission entries with incorrect or incomplete information will not be accepted. Be sure to read the Submission Instructions carefully and provide accurate, complete information.

Step One: Read the Submission Instructions


Step Two: Complete the Submission Form
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