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PhotoTapas celebrates the art of photography in Arizona throughout the month of February. This annual event showcases the work of Arizona's finest photography organizations and photographers as well as the philosophies and processes they employ to create exceptional works of art.
The Concept of Tapas: Shared Enjoyment – Traditional tapas are small plates of delectable, savory edibles shared along with lively conversation among friends and colleagues in a casual, convivial setting. PhotoTapas creates a similar environment with photography as the focal point. Just as those who sample a variety of traditional tapas often discover intriguing and piquant pleasures for the palate, participants in PhotoTapas have the opportunity to come together and explore the rich artistic “flavors” of our Arizona photographic community.

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  • Center for Creative Photography at U of A

    1030 North Olive Road, Tucson, AZ 85721
    (602) 252-8840
     
    "The Lives of Pictures: Forty Years of Collecting at the Center for Creative Photography"
    Exhibition - Now through Saturday, May 14

    This exhibition commemorates the CCP's fortieth year with a selection of distinctive objects from its collection. Featuring a wide range of works, including some of the CCP's most treasured objects, the exhibition will bring together photographs and their related stories, including those told by curators, archivists, and other key figures from the Center's past and present.

PRESCOTT
  • Milagro Arts Center

    126 North Marina Street, Prescott, AZ 86301
    (928) 237-9402

    Freestyle Photographic Supplies - Inkjet Printmaking Workshop
    Workshop - Thursday, February 4, 1 - 5pm

    This class is for those who are ready to take the full plunge in to exploring the complete world of digital fine art printing. Performed by Eric Joseph, Freestyle’s own nationally recognized expert on the art of digital media and printmaking. Eric will take participants from image to final print, demonstrating the following in a four hour intensive workshop!

    Basic techniques for image preparation using in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC and NIK Software Collection with a minimum of effort.
    Demonstrate how Color Management from monitor to printer is vital to obtaining predictable, reliable and consistent results.
    Discussion of inkjet paper and how the paper is one of the most important if not THE most important decision a fine art photographic printer can make with one of each participant’s image being printed on several different papers.

    Please bring a thumb/flash drive with 300 dpi, RGB Tiff or JPG files sized to 8×10 inches. To save time and to insure we print as many participant’s images as possible please limit the number of files to just a few of your best images.

  • Arizona Highways Workshops

    Address: 2039 W. Lewis Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85009
    Phone: (602) 712-2004

    "Getting Published - Catching the Editor's Eye, with Jeff Kidda"
    Lecture - Tuesday, February 16, 6:30 - 8pm
    Arizona Historical Museum, 1300 North College Avenue, Tempe, Arizona 85281

    Join Arizona Highways Photo Editor, Jeff Kida, for an insight on what it takes to catch an editor's eye for getting published. Learn the best practices for making a good impression. Learn what is most important in developing your portfolio for consideration in publications. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the pro!

  • Art Intersection

    207 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
    (480) 361-1118

    Photographic Arts Lab
    Workshop and Portfolio Sharing: February 13, 9am - 6pm

    Join us for a day of PhotoTapas where we celebrate the art of photography with these activities.
    • 9 – 9:30am, Check-in, Registration, and Meet & Greet with coffee, tea, pastries
    • 9:30 – 9:40, Introduction and Welcome
    • 9:40 – 10:30am, Lecture on Gathering the Remnants & 100 Years 100 Ranchers with Scott Baxter
    • 10:40 – 11:30, Photogravure Lecture & Demo with Karen Hymer. Small original prints made on-demand by Karen Hymer to follow through lunch for an additional fee.
    • 11:40am – 12:30pm, Lumen Print Talk and Demo with Ken Rosenthal. Participants are free to make their own lumen prints through lunch.
    • 12:30 – 1:30pm, Lunch on your own, Lumen Printing, Photogravures by Karen Hymer, 100 Years 100 Ranchers Book-signing, The City Book-signing
    • 1:40 – 2:30pm, Photobooks after Funding Panel Talk with William W. Fuller, P.S. Studios, Roswell Bookbinding and Ken Rosenthal. The City book signing will follow.
    • 2 :40 – 3:30pm, Gina Santi discusses her images and experiences photographing the exhibition, Dancing Devils of Yare, in Gallery 4.
    • 3:30 – 4pm, Spanish Tapas on our patio
    • 4 – 6:00pm, Portfolio Walk in the Art Intersection Galleries – This activity is free and open to the public to view

    Art Intersection North and South Galleries
    Exhibition - January 16 to February 27
    Gallery Hours - Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm

    The North and South Galleries at Art Intersection will feature a solo show of work from "The City", a project and upcoming book by William Fuller. For over 35 years Fuller has been exploring cities, photographing their architectural form and beauty with his black and white film, and large-format camera. This exhibition will coincide with the publication of Fuller’s first book, "The City", scheduled for release in January 2016.

    The opening reception is Saturday, January 16 from 6 - 8pm, where Bill will have his book for sale for the first time after his successful Kickstarter.

    Gallery 4
    Reception - Saturday, February 6, 6-8pm
    Exhibition - February 9 to April 9
    Gallery Hours - Tuesday - Friday 2 - 6pm, Saturday, 10am - 6pm

    "Dancing Devils of Yare", by photographer, anthropologist, and educator Gina Santi, brings images and stories of her experiences photographing this religious festival recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

    "Albumen Workshop" with Jennifer Schlesinger
    Art Intersection Photo Arts Lab
    Workshop - Saturday and Sunday, February 20 and 21

    In this hands-on workshop, Jennifer presents the history and process of albumen printing. Students will learn how to make albumen and coat paper with albumen, then sensitize paper with silver nitrate, print and tone with selenium. Each student will be able to leave with their own batch of albumen, and a few of their own albumen prints.

    "Albumen Lecture by Jennifer Schlesinger"
    Lecture - Friday, February 19, 6:30-8pm

    Jennifer Schlesinger will give a lecture on her artistic practice and choice of the albumen medium. Jennifer Schlesinger is an artist, curator, and educator based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. For the past 5 years her artistic medium of choice has been the 19th Century Albumen process and her work mostly focuses on the landscape and how humans philosophically interact with the natural world around them.

  • ASU Northlight Gallery

    (480) 965-6517 
    Grant Street Studios, 605 E. Grant Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

    "Everything is Connected"
    Grant Street Studios, 605 E. Grant Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
    Exhibition - January 22 - February 6
    Reception - First Friday, February 5, 6 - 9pm
    Gallery Hours - 12 - 5pm Thursday - Saturday, and 6 - 9pm on First and Third Fridays

    "Everything is Connected," the ASU Student Photographers Association Annual Members Exhibition, was juried by Arizona State University alumni Carol Panaro-Smith. She has been an arts educator and administrator in the Phoenix area for over 30 years. Her bio states that her area of specialization is alternative photographic processes, mixed media, and book arts, but truly it is in mentoring others and guiding them to a deeper expression of their creative practice. 

    Join the student photographers, faculty and staff for the closing reception on First Friday. The featured student photographers will offer brief gallery talks about their work starting at 6:30pm.

    Grant Street Studios, 605 E. Grant Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
    Exhibition - February 11 - March 5
    Reception - Friday, February 19, 6 - 9pm
    Book Signing - Friday, February 19, 6:30pm
    Gallery Hours: 12 - 5pm Thursday - Saturday, and 6 - 9pm on First and Third Fridays

    Award-winning artist Nadia Sablin will give a gallery talk and sign copies of her recently released first book Aunties in conjunction with her exhibition. Sablin was awarded the 2014 Honickman First Book Prize in Photography by Sandra S. Phillips, SFMOMA senior curator of photography. Sponsored by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the Honickman Foundation in Philadelphia, the prize is offered every other year and is open to American and Canadian photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work. The prize honors work that is visually compelling, that bears witness, and that has integrity of purpose. Sablin’s project documents the daily lives of her elderly aunts who occupy a family cabin in small village during the summer months.

    Northlight Gallery curator Liz Allen states, “We are thrilled to feature the work of ASU alumni during the first year in our new space at Grant Street Studios. Nadia’s project caught my attention while she was pursuing her MFA here. I am so pleased to be able to host a solo exhibition of her work.”

    Join us for the artist reception and book signing with Sablin on Third Friday.

  • CattleTrack

    CattleTrack
    6105 N Cattletrack Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
    (480) 607-3658

    "Working the Land: Arizona Farming and Ranching Families"
    Exhibition - January 19 - February 14
    Reception - February 14, 1-4pm

    The exhibition Working the Land: Arizona Farming and Ranching Families features four local artists: Scott T. Baxter, Gina DeGideo, Jay Dusard, and Jill Ison, all making contemporary photographic work of farming and ranching families and individuals still working in Arizona.

    Whether it is through the viewpoint of their own family life, documenting others, or from conversations with historical photographs, each artist has worked closely for years with the people in the photographs to show a dynamic look at their lives, rarely seen by the common passerby.

  • Fine Art Framing

    2010 East University Drive, #11, Tempe, AZ 85281
    (480) 921-8616

    "Picture Framing for Photographers"
    Demonstration - Sunday, February 7, 11am - 12:30pm

    Richard Laugharn, a fine art photographer and owner of Fine Art Framing, discusses picture framing for photographers during a demonstration at his shop in Tempe.

  • INFOCUS at Phoenix Art Museum

    1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix 85004
    (602) 257-1222

    "The Ten Most Exciting Photographers I Learned About This Year", Presented by Geoff Dyer
    Lecture - Wednesday, February 24, 7 - 8:30pm
    Whiteman Hall

    Mark your calendar now for one of INFOCUS' most popular annual events! Geoff Dyer, author, photography essayist and writer in residence at USC Los Angeles will discuss the ten photographers he has discovered during the past year whom he thinks have produced the most exciting work he has seen.

    During this fun and engaging presentation, Geoff will show images from each photographer and discuss the reasons why they have been chosen. In addition, raffle tickets will be sold at the door for the opportunity to win a museum-quality print by Paulette Tavormina, voted by last year’s audience as their favorite photographer from the group presented by Alan Rapp, last year’s speaker on the same topic.

    At the conclusion of Mr. Dyer’s presentation, audience members will once again get to vote on their favorite artist from among his selections, and INFOCUS will purchase a print by that artist to be raffled off at Ten Most in 2017.

    Read more and see previous years' Ten Most lists on the INFOCUS website.

    "Everything Echoes" by Jenny Lynn
    Reception - Thursday, February 18, 6:30 - 7pm
    Location - Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale

    INFOCUS members are invited to a private viewing and preview reception with acclaimed photo-based artist Jenny Lynn at Tilt Gallery. Prior to the gallery opening for downtown Scottsdale's regular Thursday night Art Walk, INFOCUS members will have the opportunity to preview Lynn's two bodies of work, "Everything Echoes." The artist will be present to discuss her work and answer questions.

    This event is free, but limited to INFOCUS members only. There is no attendee limit, however, RSVPs are requested so that the hosts at Tilt Gallery will know how many attendees to expect. INFOCUS membership will be verified with registration.

    Workshop - Saturday, February 5, 9am - 4:45pm
    Singer Hall at Phoenix Art Museum

    Mark your calendar now for the annual INFOCUS Portfolio Workshop! This year's focus will be on collecting photography. As in previous years, we will offer a full-day program for INFOCUS members with a seminar in the morning, lunch and portfolio reviews with industry professionals in the afternoon. Non-members and the general public are welcome to attend only the morning seminars.

    Watch for registration and program details to be announced soon.

    Exhibition - Open through May 15, 2016
    Phoenix Art Museum, Norton Photography Gallery

    What is still life? Although at its most basic, still life is an assemblage of inanimate objects, historically the term refers to artworks that engage with concepts of achievement, ephemerality, and mortality. They rely on symbolic objects to suggest impermanence: flowers, fruit, books, bones. The English term “still life” contrasts with the French term for the same genre, nature morte, literally “dead nature.”

    Unlike paintings, which are primarily intended as artworks, a still life photograph may originally have been made for another purpose. In "Flowers, Fruits, Books, Bones: Still Life from the Center for Creative Photography," the exhibition features photographs initially made as descriptive documents intended for a range of uses, from advertisements to teaching aids. Regardless of intention, the exhibition explores how photographers use the characteristics of the medium such as focus, abrupt framing, and detailed description to extract, isolate, and describe their subjects. They direct our attention to shapes, textures, details, edges, colors, negative spaces, shadows, and unexpected angles.

  • Modified Arts

    Address: 407 East Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85004-1918
    Phone: (480) 326-6551

    Exhibition: "(Un)Intended Targets" by William LeGoullon
    Dates: January 15 - February 13
    Receptions: Friday, January 15, 6 - 9pm and Friday, February 5, 6 - 10pm

    "(Un)Intended Targets" is concerned with the abusive and often unregulated relationship among recreational shooters and specific locations frequently visited by them in central Arizona. By referencing a trajectory that has overshadowed the western frontier since men from the east first traveled here, William examines the experiential sense of a present-day landscape obscured by the familiar and romanticized image of a gun-toting cowboy. A thread within the fabric of American culture, firearms have traditionally orchestrated dominance not only over opposing human forces, but geographic as well. This pursuit of dominance continues today as a perplexing narrative yielding a disregard for land while simultaneously providing opportunity for strangely seductive amusement, and even, arguably, a reason to affiliate with nature, for better or for worse.

    Reception: Q&A with the Artist William LeGoullon
    Date: Saturday, February 13
    Time: 12 - 4pm

    Modified Arts presents its first solo exhibition from William LeGoullon in seven years--representing a return for the artist who, in the intermediary years, has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally including in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Fort Collins, Santa Barbara, Seattle, and Belgrade, Serbia. His latest, "(Un)Intended Targets", is concerned with the abusive and often unregulated relationship between recreational shooters and specific locations frequently visited by them in central Arizona. He is interested in exploring the ways that tangible items can portray and embody a landscape, both literally and metaphorically.

    The exhibition runs January 15 - February 13, with Reception on First Friday, February 5, 6 - 10pm.

  • Neil A. Miller

    (480) 235-4876

    "Urban Street Photography"
    Workshop - February 20, 10am - 1pm
    Location - Gallery 4, 207 N Gilbert Rd, Suite 004, Gilbert, AZ 85234

    The Urban Street Photography Workshop is an introduction to the genre of street photography. We will discuss the many techniques used to capture life as it happens. There will be emphasis on personal concerns and temperament needed to be a street photographer, and discuss how to find your own personal street photography style. Time will be spent on the street seeing first hand how the techniques can be applied.

  • Tempe Camera

    606 W. University Dr, Tempe, Arizona 85281
    (480) 966-6954

    "Basic Digital Photography Class" with David Hunsaker
    Workshop - Saturday, February 20, 9:30am-1pm

    Tempe Camera basic digital SLR/Mirrorless class takes you beyond the full automatic. The four hour class is taught by David LeRoy Hunsaker covers all the concepts of photography and camera use. There will be more workshops throughout 2016!

  • Tilt Gallery

    7077 E Main St, #14, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    (602) 716-5667

    "Everything Echoes" by Jenny Lynn
    Exhibition - February 4 - February 27, 2016
    Reception and Book Signing - Thursday, February 18, 7 - 9pm

    Jenny Lynn will be present for conversation and book-signing on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 7 - 9pm during Scottsdale's ArtWalk

    Artist and photographer Jenny Lynn is pleased to announce that her visual anthology, EyeBook: Sixty Artists. One Subject. was published by Damiani Editore, the well-known fine-art publisher, on October 27th, 2015. Damiani Editore is based in Bologna, Italy.

    EyeBook, conceived and edited by Ms. Lynn, is a rich and compelling survey focusing upon the eye in art-- a subject being addressed in book form for the first time. The book features sixty images by historic and contemporary artists, from the famous to the lesser-known. "As a visual artist, " Ms. Lynn writes in the book's introduction, "I have long been drawn to the mystery and beauty of the eye, and to its unique place as one of the most ancient and universal of symbols.”

    Arranged chronologically, from the 1500s to the modern era, the book presents an arresting mix of painting, photography, drawing, sculpture and architecture. The book's artists include Rene Magritte, Man Ray, Salvador Dali, Yayoi Kusama, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Andy Warhol. Quotes about vision, seeing, and the eye--by noted authors and thinkers, including William Blake, Marcel Proust, Edgar Allan Poe, Sylvia Plath, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Jack Kerouac--appear throughout. In addition, Billy Collins--the former Poet Laureate of the United States--provided a previously unpublished poem, "Pupil," for use in the book. It appears as the book's epigraph.

  • October 10, 2015 - May 14

    1030 North Olive Road, Tucson, AZ 85721
    (602) 252-8840

    "The Lives of Pictures: Forty Years of Collecting at the Center for Creative Photography"
    Exhibition - Now through Saturday, May 14, 2016

    This exhibition commemorates the CCP's fortieth year with a selection of distinctive objects from its collection. Featuring a wide range of works, including some of the CCP's most treasured objects, the exhibition will bring together photographs and their related stories, including those told by curators, archivists, and other key figures from the Center's past and present.

  • December 5, 2015 - May 15

    1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix 85004
    (602) 257-1222

    "Flowers, Fruit, Books, Bones"
    Exhibition - Now through May 15
    Location - Phoenix Art Museum, Norton Photography Gallery

    What is still life? Although at its most basic, still life is an assemblage of inanimate objects, historically the term refers to artworks that engage with concepts of achievement, ephemerality, and mortality. They rely on symbolic objects to suggest impermanence: flowers, fruit, books, bones. The English term “still life” contrasts with the French term for the same genre, nature morte, literally “dead nature.”

    Unlike paintings, which are primarily intended as artworks, a still life photograph may originally have been made for another purpose. In "Flowers, Fruits, Books, Bones: Still Life from the Center for Creative Photography," the exhibition features photographs initially made as descriptive documents intended for a range of uses, from advertisements to teaching aids. Regardless of intention, the exhibition explores how photographers use the characteristics of the medium such as focus, abrupt framing, and detailed description to extract, isolate, and describe their subjects. They direct our attention to shapes, textures, details, edges, colors, negative spaces, shadows, and unexpected angles.

    A more common genre in paintings, the exhibition includes paintings from Phoenix Art Museum’s collection, inviting viewers to examine the ways photographers have approached the still life genre as compared to their painter counterparts.

    Each of the works invite the viewer to slow down, to leave our normal lives behind, if only for a moment, and lavish our attention on each of these unique objects. For a moment, in the gallery, all motion, all life, is stilled.

     
  • January 15 - February 13

    407 East Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85004-1918
    (602) 462-5516

    "(Un)Intended Targets" by William LeGoullon
    Exhibition - January 15 - February 13
    Receptions - First Friday February 5, 6 - 10pm

    "(Un)Intended Targets" is concerned with the abusive and often unregulated relationship among recreational shooters and specific locations frequently visited by them in central Arizona. By referencing a trajectory that has overshadowed the western frontier since men from the east first traveled here, William examines the experiential sense of a present-day landscape obscured by the familiar and romanticized image of a gun-toting cowboy. A thread within the fabric of American culture, firearms have traditionally orchestrated dominance not only over opposing human forces, but geographic as well. This pursuit of dominance continues today as a perplexing narrative yielding a disregard for land while simultaneously providing opportunity for strangely seductive amusement, and even, arguably, a reason to affiliate with nature, for better or for worse.


     

  • January 16 - February 27

    207 N Gilbert Rd, Suite 201, Gilbert, AZ 85234
    (480) 361-1118

    Exhibition - January 16 to February 27
    Gallery Hours - Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm

    The North and South Galleries at Art Intersection feature a solo show of fine art photography and premier of a new book from "The City" project by William W. Fuller.  For over 35 years Fuller explored cities, photographing their architectural form and beauty with his black and white film, and large-format camera.

    The opening reception is Saturday, January 16 from 6 - 8pm, where Bill will have his book for sale for the first time after his successful Kickstarter.

  • January 19 - February 14

    CattleTrack
    6105 N Cattletrack Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
    (480) 607-3658

    "Working the Land: Arizona Farming and Ranching Families"
    Exhibition - January 19 - February 14
    Reception - February 14, 1 - 4pm

    The exhibition Working the Land: Arizona Farming and Ranching Families features four local artists: Scott T. Baxter, Gina DeGideo, Jay Dusard, and Jill Ison, all making contemporary photographic work of farming and ranching families and individuals still working in Arizona.

    Whether it is through the viewpoint of their own family life, documenting others, or from conversations with historical photographs, each artist has worked closely for years with the people in the photographs to show a dynamic look at their lives, rarely seen by the common passerby.

  • January 22 - February 6

    (480) 965-6517
    Grant Street Studios, 605 E. Grant Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

    "Everything is Connected"
    Exhibition - January 22 - February 6,
    Gallery Hours - Thursday - Saturday 12-5pm, First and Third Fridays from 6-9pm

    "Everything is Connected," the ASU Student Photographers Association Annual Members Exhibition, was juried by Arizona State University alumni Carol Panaro-Smith. 

  • February 4 - February 27

    7077 E Main St, #14, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    (602) 716-5667

    "Everything Echoes", Photographs by Jenny Lynn
    Exhibition - February 4 - February 27

    Jenny Lynn will be present for conversation and book-signing on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 7 - 9pm during Scottsdale's ArtWalk

    Artist and photographer Jenny Lynn is pleased to announce that her visual anthology, EyeBook: Sixty Artists. One Subject. was published by Damiani Editore, the well-known fine-art publisher, on October 27th, 2015. Damiani Editore is based in Bologna, Italy.

  • February 11 - March 5

    Grant Street Studios, 605 E. Grant Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
    (480) 965-6517

    Exhibition - February 11 - March 5
    Gallery Hours - Thursday - Saturday 12 - 5pm, and First and Third Fridays, 6 - 9pm
    Reception - February 19, 6 - 9pm
    Book signing - February 19, 6:30pm

    Award-winning artist Nadia Sablin will give a gallery talk and sign copies of her recently released first book Aunties in conjunction with her exhibition. Sablin was awarded the 2014 Honickman First Book Prize in Photography by Sandra S. Phillips, SFMOMA senior curator of photography. Sponsored by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the Honickman Foundation in Philadelphia, the prize is offered every other year and is open to American and Canadian photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work. The prize honors work that is visually compelling, that bears witness, and that has integrity of purpose. Sablin’s project documents the daily lives of her elderly aunts who occupy a family cabin in small village during the summer months.

    Northlight Gallery curator Liz Allen states, “We are thrilled to feature the work of ASU alumni during the first year in our new space at Grant Street Studios. Nadia’s project caught my attention while she was pursuing her MFA here. I am so pleased to be able to host a solo exhibition of her work.”

    Join us for the artist reception and book signing with Sablin on Third Friday, February 19. The reception will be held from 6 - 9pm, and Sablin will give a gallery talk starting at 6:30pm Books will be available for purchase.

  • February 4

    126 North Marina Street, Prescott, AZ 86301
    (928) 237-9402

     

    Freestyle Photographic Supplies - Inkjet Printmaking Workshop
    Workshop - Thursday, February 4, 1 - 5pm

    This class is for those who are ready to take the full plunge in to exploring the complete world of digital fine art printing. Performed by Eric Joseph, Freestyle’s own nationally recognized expert on the art of digital media and printmaking. Eric will take participants from image to final print, demonstrating the following in a four hour intensive workshop!

    Basic techniques for image preparation using in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC and NIK Software Collection with a minimum of effort.
    Demonstrate how Color Management from monitor to printer is vital to obtaining predictable, reliable and consistent results.

    Discussion of inkjet paper and how the paper is one of the most important if not THE most important decision a fine art photographic printer can make with one of each participant’s image being printed on several different papers.

    Please bring a thumb/flash drive with 300 dpi, RGB Tiff or JPG files sized to 8×10 inches. To save time and to insure we print as many participant’s images as possible please limit the number of files to just a few of your best images.

  • February 5

    407 East Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85004-1918
    (602) 462-5516

    "(Un)Intended Targets" by William LeGoullon
    Reception - February 5, 6 - 10pm

    (Un)Intended Targets is concerned with the abusive and often unregulated relationship between recreational shooters and the environments frequently visited by them in Arizona. Pointing my camera towards objects that have been left behind after being used for legal and illegal target practice, I examine a thread within the fabric of American culture where firearms traditionally orchestrate dominance not only over opposing human forces, but geographic as well.
     
    This pursuit of dominance continues today as a perplexing narrative yielding a disregard for land while simultaneously providing opportunity for strangely seductive amusement, and even, arguably, a reason to affiliate with nature, for better or for worse.

    Grant Street Studios, 605 E. Grant Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
    (480) 965-6517
     
    "Everything is Connected"
    Reception - First Friday, February 5, 6 - 9pm

    "Everything is Connected" hosts a dynamic selection of work by members of the ASU Student Photographers Association. In addition to the broad selection shown each year, the exhibition also features suites of works by student photographers selected through a portfolio review process with juror Carol Panaro-Smith, who earned her MFA at ASU.

    Join the student photographers, faculty and staff for the closing reception on First Friday. The featured student photographers will offer brief gallery talks about their work starting at 6:30pm.

     
  • February 6

    1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix 85004
    (602) 257-1222
     
    Workshop - Saturday, February 6, 9am - 4:45pm

    Mark your calendar now for the annual INFOCUS Portfolio Workshop! This year's focus will be on collecting photography. As in previous years, we will offer a full-day program for INFOCUS members with a seminar in the morning, lunch and portfolio reviews with industry professionals in the afternoon. Non-members and the general public are welcome to attend only the morning seminars.

    Watch for registration and program details to be announced soon.

  • February 7

    2010 East University Drive, #11, Tempe, AZ 85281
    (480) 921-8616

    "Picture Framing for Photographers"
    Demonstration - Sunday, February 7, 11am - 12:30pm
     
    Richard Laugharn, a fine art photographer and owner of Fine Art Framing, discusses picture framing for photographers during a demonstration at his shop in Tempe.

  • February 11 - March 5

    Grant Street Studios, 605 E. Grant Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
    (480) 965-6517

    Exhibition - February 11 - March 5
    Gallery Hours - Thursday - Saturday 12 - 5pm, and First and Third Fridays, 6 - 9pm
    Reception - February 19, 6 - 9pm
    Book signing - February 19, 6:30pm

    Award-winning artist Nadia Sablin will give a gallery talk and sign copies of her recently released first book Aunties in conjunction with her exhibition. Sablin was awarded the 2014 Honickman First Book Prize in Photography by Sandra S. Phillips, SFMOMA senior curator of photography. Sponsored by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the Honickman Foundation in Philadelphia, the prize is offered every other year and is open to American and Canadian photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work. The prize honors work that is visually compelling, that bears witness, and that has integrity of purpose. Sablin’s project documents the daily lives of her elderly aunts who occupy a family cabin in small village during the summer months.

    Northlight Gallery curator Liz Allen states, “We are thrilled to feature the work of ASU alumni during the first year in our new space at Grant Street Studios. Nadia’s project caught my attention while she was pursuing her MFA here. I am so pleased to be able to host a solo exhibition of her work.”

    Join us for the artist reception and book signing with Sablin on Third Friday, February 19. The reception will be held from 6 - 9pm, and Sablin will give a gallery talk starting at 6:30pm Books will be available for purchase.

  • February 13

    Address: 207 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
    Phone: (480) 361-1118

    Workshop and Portfolio Sharing: "Celebrating Photography"
    Cost: Public $65 - Members $50
    Location: Photographic Arts Lab
    Event Date: February 13, 9am - 6pm

    Join us for a day of PhotoTapas where we celebrate the art of photography with these activities.
    • 9 – 9:30am, Check-in, Registration, and Meet & Greet with coffee, tea, pastries
    • 9:30 – 9:40, Introduction and Welcome
    • 9:40 – 10:30am, Lecture on Gathering the Remnants & 100 Years 100 Ranchers with Scott Baxter
    • 10:40 – 11:30, Photogravure Lecture & Demo with Karen Hymer. Small original prints made on-demand by Karen Hymer to follow through lunch for an additional fee.
    • 11:40am – 12:30pm, Lumen Print Talk and Demo with Ken Rosenthal. Participants are free to make their own lumen prints through lunch.
    • 12:30 – 1:30pm, Lunch on your own, Lumen Printing, Photogravures by Karen Hymer, 100 Years 100 Ranchers Book-signing, The City Book-signing
    • 1:40 – 2:30pm, Photobooks after Funding Panel Talk with William W. Fuller, P.S. Studios, Roswell Bookbinding and Ken Rosenthal. The City book signing will follow.
    • 2 :40 – 3:30pm, Gina Santi discusses her images and experiences photographing the exhibition, Dancing Devils of Yare, in Gallery 4.
    • 3:30 – 4pm, Spanish Tapas on our patio
    • 4 – 6:00pm, Portfolio Walk in the Art Intersection Galleries – This activity is free and open to the public to view

  • February 14

    CattleTrack
    Address: 6105 N Cattletrack Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
    Phone: (480) 607-3658

    Reception: February 14, 1-4pm

    The exhibition Working the Land: Arizona Farming and Ranching Families features four local artists: Scott T. Baxter, Gina DeGideo, Jay Dusard, and Jill Ison, all making contemporary photographic work of farming and ranching families and individuals still working in Arizona.

    Whether it is through the viewpoint of their own family life, documenting others, or from conversations with historical photographs, each artist has worked closely for years with the people in the photographs to show a dynamic look at their lives, rarely seen by the common passerby.

  • February 16

    (602) 712-2004 
     
    Getting Published - Catching the Editor's Eye, with Jeff Kida
    Workshop - Tuesday, February 16, 6:30 - 8pm
    Location - Arizona Historical Museum, 1300 North College Avenue, Tempe, Arizona 85281

    Join Arizona Highways Photo Editor, Jeff Kida, for an insight on what it takes to catch an editor's eye for getting published. Learn the best practices for making a good impression. Learn what is most important in developing your portfolio for consideration in publications. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the pro!

  • February 18

    (602) 257-1222

    "Everything Echoes" Photography by Jenny Lynn
    Reception - February 18, 6:30 - 7pm
    Location - Tilt Gallery, 7077 E Main St, #14, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 

    INFOCUS members are invited to a private viewing and preview reception with acclaimed photo-based artist Jenny Lynn at Tilt Gallery. Prior to the gallery opening for downtown Scottsdale's regular Thursday night Art Walk, INFOCUS members will have the opportunity to preview Lynn's two bodies of work, "Little Rituals" and "Extrapolations." The artist will be present to discuss her work and answer questions.

    This event is free, but limited to INFOCUS members only. There is no attendee limit, however, RSVPs are requested so that the hosts at Tilt Gallery will know how many attendees to expect. INFOCUS membership will be verified with registration.

    7077 E Main St, #14, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    (602) 716-5667

    "Everything Echoes" Photography by Jenny Lynn
    Book Signing - Thursday, February 18, 7 - 9pm

    Jenny Lynn will be present for conversation and book-signing on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 7 - 9pm during Scottsdale's ArtWalk

    Artist and photographer Jenny Lynn is pleased to announce that her visual anthology, EyeBook: Sixty Artists. One Subject. was published by Damiani Editore, the well-known fine-art publisher, on October 27th, 2015. Damiani Editore is based in Bologna, Italy.

  • February 19

    Grant Street Studios, 605 E. Grant Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
    (480) 965-6517

    Friday, February 19, 6 - 9pm with the book signing at 6:30pm

    Award-winning artist Nadia Sablin will give a gallery talk and sign copies of her recently released first book Aunties in conjunction with her exhibition.

    Sablin was awarded the 2014 Honickman First Book Prize in Photography by Sandra S. Phillips, SFMOMA senior curator of photography. Sponsored by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the Honickman Foundation in Philadelphia, the prize is offered every other year and is open to American and Canadian photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work. The prize honors work that is visually compelling, that bears witness, and that has integrity of purpose. Sablin’s project documents the daily lives of her elderly aunts who occupy a family cabin in small village during the summer months.

    207 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
    (480) 361-1118

    Friday, February 19, 6:30-8pm

    Jennifer Schlesinger will give a lecture on her artistic practice and choice of the albumen medium. Jennifer Schlesinger is an artist, curator, and educator based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. For the past 5 years her artistic medium of choice has been the 19th Century Albumen process and her work mostly focuses on the landscape and how humans philosophically interact with the natural world around them. 

  • February 20

    Phone: (480) 235-4876

    "Urban Street Photography'
    Workshop - February 20, 10am - 1pm
    Location - Gallery 4, 207 N Gilbert Rd, Suite 004, Gilbert, AZ 85234
     
    The Urban Street Photography Workshop is an introduction to the genre of street photography. We will discuss the many techniques used to capture life as it happens. There will be emphasis on personal concerns and temperament needed to be a street photographer, and discuss how to find your own personal street photography style. Time will be spent on the street seeing first hand how the techniques can be applied.

    207 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
    (480) 361-1118

    "Albumen Workshop" with Jennifer Schlesinger
    Workshop - Saturday and Sunday, February 20 and 21

    In this hands-on workshop, Jennifer presents the history and process of albumen printing. Students will learn how to make albumen and coat paper with albumen, then sensitize paper with silver nitrate, print and tone with selenium. Each student will be able to leave with their own batch of albumen, and a few of their own albumen prints.

    606 W. University Dr, Tempe, Arizona 85281
    (480) 966-6954

    "Basic Digital Photography Class" with David Hunsaker
    Workshop - Saturday, February 20, 9:30am - 1:30pm

    Tempe Camera basic digital SLR/Mirrorless class takes you beyond the full automatic. The four hour class is taught by David LeRoy Hunsaker covers all the concepts of photography and camera use. There will be more workshops throughout 2016!

  • February 24

    1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix 85004
    (602) 257-1222

    "The Ten Most Exciting Photographers I Learned About This Year" Presented by Geoff Dyer
    Lecture - Wednesday, February 24, 7 - 8:30pm

    Mark your calendar now for one of INFOCUS' most popular annual events! Geoff Dyer, author, photography essayist and writer in residence at USC Los Angeles will discuss the ten photographers he has discovered during the past year whom he thinks have produced the most exciting work he has seen.

    During this fun and engaging presentation, Geoff will show images from each photographer and discuss the reasons why they have been chosen. In addition, raffle tickets will be sold at the door for the opportunity to win a museum-quality print by Paulette Tavormina, voted by last year’s audience as their favorite photographer from the group presented by Alan Rapp, last year’s speaker on the same topic.

    At the conclusion of Mr. Dyer’s presentation, audience members will once again get to vote on their favorite artist from among his selections, and INFOCUS will purchase a print by that artist to be raffled off at Ten Most in 2017.

    This event will be held at Phoenix Art Museum in Whiteman Hall and is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but your RSVP is requested since seating is limited.

    Read more and see previous years' Ten Most lists on the INFOCUS website.

OUR SPONSORS
Parker Madison
Art Intersection
ASU Northlight Gallery
INFOCUS at Phoenix Art Museum
OUR PARTICIPANTS
Arizona Highways Photo Workshops
CattleTrack
Center for Creative Photography
Milagro Arts Center
Modified/Arts
Neil Miller Photography
Tempe Camera
Tilt Gallery

Mission

PhotoTapas encourages collaboration and communication among galleries, photography-oriented organizations, and independent photographers within Arizona and beyond. The intent is twofold: to promote the art of photography throughout Arizona, and to celebrate the medium by offering the community a diverse sampling of engaging photography-related activities and events such as exhibitions, lectures, seminars, workshops, demonstrations and portfolio sharing.


Objectives

• Drive public awareness of the scope and quality of the Arizona photography community

• Connect local and out-of-state photography collectors to Arizona galleries and photographers

• Encourage business for the state’s photography support organizations

• Increase awareness of Arizona’s museums, galleries and public art institutions


PhotoTapas is a community-supported program, and all photography-related organizations are encouraged to participate by showcasing their work and exhibitions during February 2016.