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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  • February

    "See, Hear, Feel"

    See, Hear, Feel explores that idea through the work of two contemporary photographers, Debra Bloomfield and Christopher Churchill, who push the limits of their artistic practice and explore the dimension of sound. 

    Exhibition located in the Norton Photography Gallery in the Phoenix Art Museum

    Participant: Phoenix Art Museum INFOCUS
    Address: 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Phone: (602) 257-1222
    Web: infocus-phxart.org

  • Art Intersection

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

    "Eternal Platinum: Contemporary Platinum/Palladium Prints"

    Event Dates: January 18 through March 1, 2014
    Exhibition: In celebration of our 3rd anniversary, we present, what is considered the most noble and celebrated of all metal-based photography, the platinum/palladium print. The artists in this exhibition are all masters of the medium, using a variety of techniques to arrive at their own unique approaches to the art of the platinum/palladium print. For more information, click here to visit the website.

    "Celebrating Photography"

    Join us for a day of PhotoTapas where we celebrate the art of photography. The schedule includes lectures and demos about digital negatives, platinum printing, printing out paper, conservation of prints, and a fun time with instant film and a pinhole camera. In the late afternoon, we will will serve tapas and sangria, and enjoy a print sharing event in our new gallery space. Dick Arentz will then lead a gallery talk through the Eternal Platinum exhibition in the upstairs galleries.

    Event Date: February 1, 2014
    Time: 9am - 7pm
    Lecture, Demo, Print Sharing: Day long series of lectures, demos, and print sharing. For more information, click here to visit the website.

    "Printing Out Paper Workshop"

    This workshop begins on Friday night with a lecture and demo, followed by 2-days of coating and printing your own hand fabricated, collodio-chloride printing out paper. Printing out Paper, PoP, makes a complete and visible image by exposing a negative and paper to light without any chemical development. Washing and toning are typically the only processing procedures. Used originally as a simplified field process without the need of a darkroom, today we use this handmade paper to create artful images with subtle and warm tonality.

    Event Date: February 28, 2014
    Event Time: 6:30 - 8pm
    Lecture - For more information, click here to visit the website.

    Workshop Dates: March 1-2, 2014

  • ASU Northlight Gallery

    Address: Tempe Campus, Northlight Gallery

    Phone: (480) 965-6517

    "ASU Photographer's Association Annual Juried Exhibition, juried by David Taylor"

    The Agency of Ideas features the work of students and alumni from the Photography Program at ASU’s School of Art in the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts who are members of the ASU Student Photographers Association (ASUSPA). 

    Event Dates: January 21, 2014 through February 7, 2014
    Reception: January 28, 2014 from 6-8:30pm

    "From the Outside In: Sustenance and Time by Jane Lindsay"

    This multimedia installation by Jane Lindsay with inmates at the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office – Adult Detention Center will transform Northlight Gallery into a modified jail cell and a dinner table that supports the discussion of complex, conflicting and often emotionally charged issues of safety, justice, civil liberties and social responsibility.

    Event Dates: February 11, 2014 through March 29, 2014
    Reception: February 11, 2014 from 6-8:30pm
    Exhibition of photographs by Jane Lindsay

    "David Taylor Lecture"

    Professor David Taylor from the University of Arizona received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 to support his project, Working the Line, in which he documented every border monument between the US and Mexico from El Paso/Juarez to San Diego/Tijuana. Taylor writes, "My travels along the border have been done both alone and in the company of agents. In total, the resulting pictures are intended to offer a view into locations and situations that we generally do not access and portray a highly complex physical, social and political topography during a period of dramatic change." 

    Event Date: February 19, 2014
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: Tempe Campus, Lattie F. Coor Hall, room TBA

  • Fine Art Framing

    Address: 2010 East University Drive, #11, Tempe, AZ 85281

    Phone: (480) 921-8616

    Web: richardlaugharn.com

    "Private Collection Viewing and Discussion with Richard Laugharn"

    Richard Laugharn, a fine photographer and owner of Fine Art Framing, opens his private collection and discusses the work during a reception at his shop in Tempe.

    Event Date: February 8, 2014
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  • Ice House

    Address: 429 West Jackson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

    Phone: (602) 257-8929

    "Tapas in the Tea Room"
    Exhibition in the Tea Room, En Mexico, with works by Emily Matyas and Neal Winter and curated by Liz Allen.

    En México features black and white photographs that combine a documentary style with a sense of metaphor. Neal Winter skillfully controls the distortions of the Holga camera to create images that often feel surreal. Emily Matyas’ gelatin silver prints glow with the inner light of her subjects, primarily women and children left behind when their men “cross over” to find work in the US.

    Event Date: February 7 - 26, 2014 open for 1st and 3rd Fridays

  • Modified Arts

    Address: 407 East Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85004-1918

    Phone: (602) 462-5516
    Web: modifiedarts.org

    "A History of Fresh Food in the Desert"

    “A History…,” as its name implies, spans the cultivation of food in the state of Arizona in this exhibition of images relating to agriculture and food raised in Arizona. Featuring the work of Jeremy Rowe, Gina DeGideo, and Heather Gill. 

    Event Dates: January 17 through February 15, 2014

  • Phoenix Art Museum INFOCUS

    Address: 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Phone: (602) 257-1222
    Web: infocus-phxart.org

    "Presenting Your Work to Industry Professionals"

    This INFOCUS members-only event, presented and moderated by noted expert Mary Virginia Swanson, is designed to help you prepare for the process of presenting your work to key industry insiders, as well as gain valuable insight from professionals in museum, gallery, corporate and public photography collections field.

    Event Date: February 8, 2014
    Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Portfolio Review Workshop located in Singer Hall in the Phoenix Art Museum 

    "The Ten Most Exciting Photographers I Learned about this Year, A Lecture by Bill Hunt"

    A self-described champion of photography, W.M. “Bill” Hunt will engage the INFOCUS audience with his list of the 10 most exciting photographers he learned about this year. Hunt is passionate and unpredictable. Sponsored by INFOCUS, this fifth annual "Ten Most" event is sure to be lively and informative, so mark your calendar now! 

    Event Date: February 5, 2014
    Time: 7:00pm
    Lecture located in Whitman Auditorium in the Phoenix Art Museum

    "See, Hear, Feel"

    See, Hear, Feel explores that idea through the work of two contemporary photographers, Debra Bloomfield and Christopher Churchill, who push the limits of their artistic practice and explore the dimension of sound. 

    Event Date: December 7, 2013 - March 23, 2014
    Exhibition located in the Norton Photography Gallery in the Phoenix Art Museum

  • Tempe Camera

    Address: 606 West University Drive, Tempe, AZ, 85281

    Phone: 480-966-6954

    Web: tempecamera.biz

    "Umpire of Chaos: A Digital Art Exhibition by Jeffrey Maitland'

    What happens when an ordained Zen monk, who is also a world renowned Rolfer, a former professor of philosophy at Purdue University (specializing in the philosophy of art), an author of three books and numerous professional articles, switches to a digital camera and learns Photoshop?

    … A stunning celebration of the poetry of the visual world.

    Event Dates: February 1 through March 8, 2014

    Reception: February 1, 2014 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm


    Location: TCR Imaging Center at 503 West University Drive, Tempe, AZ, 85281

  • Through Each Others Eyes

    Web: teoe.org

    "Exploring the World of Travel Photography: A Sense of Place"

    Do you want to do more than record your travel with a few hasty snapsots? Spend a day learning practical techniques from five gifted photographers, each with a unique perspective to share with participants. Presenters will demonstrate their approaches to travel photography as they inspire and entertain with their knowledge and passion for their craft.

    Event Date: February 8, 2014
    Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Workshop: All day workshop covering the details of travel photography by five TEOE photographer.

    Address: 207 N Gilbert Rd, Ste 201, Gilbert, AZ 

    "25 Years of Through Each Others Eyes™: A Cultural Perspective"

    Event Date: February 18-28, 2014
    Exhibition: Through Each Others Eyes will display 80 images from local and international photographers to honor the first 25 years of TEOE. TEOE encourages people to understand and appreciate cultural differences through photography.

    Address: Phoenix City Hall Atrium, 200 West Washington Street, Phoenix, 85004 AZ

  • Tilt Gallery

    Address: 7046 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    Phone: (602) 716-5667

    "Sun Sketches at the Twilight of Photography by France Scully Osterman and Mark Osterman"

    This new exhibition will include two bodies of work by France Scully Osterman and Mark Osterman titled Sun Traps in the Arizona Desert and The Light at Lacock. While the two series are separate bodies of work, both Sun Traps in the Arizona Desert and The Light at Lacock are created with the same historic, photogenic drawing process. 

    Event Date: February 6 - March 1, 2014
    Exhibition with Reception on February 6, 2014 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    "The Myth of the Starving Artist, Presentation by Crista Cloutier"

    What is an artist? A drunk who cuts off an ear and takes a vow of poverty? Or a creative entrepreneur who serves as a visionary leader?

    Crista Cloutier (The Working Artist) will examine the role of artists in our society today and the ways that artists themselves can bring relevancy to their work in this new world economy. Art is about communication and as traditional business models struggle, artists today have a real opportunity to lead. Learn about the journey of the artist and making work with meaning. Art can save the world!

    Event Date: February 27, 2014
    Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Arizona State Museum

    Address: 1013 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721
    Phone: (520) 621-6302
    Web: statemuseum.arizona.edu

    In the early decades of the 20th century, famed photographer of the American West Edward S. Curtis created and published a vast photographic record of North American Indians. These iconic images have generated controversy opens in a new window even as they have fascinated generations of viewers. 


  • Etherton Gallery

    Address: 135 South 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

    Phone: (520) 792-4569

    "Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement"

    Event Dates: February 4, 2014 through March 15, 2014
    Reception: February 8, 2014 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm

  • U of A Center for Creative Photography

    Address: 1030 North Olive Road, Tucson, AZ 85721

    "Photo Friday, Ansel Adams: Themes and Variations"

    The February 7, 2014 Photo Friday at the Center for Creative Photography will feature pairs and small groups of Adams photographs exploring an idea taken from music – themes and variations. Adams said, “. . . the negative is similar to a musician’s score, and the print to the performance of that score. The negative comes to life only when ‘performed’ as a print.” 

    Event Date: Friday, February 7 from 11:30am to 3:30pm
    Cost: Free
    Location: Center for Creative Photography
    Address: 1030 North Olive Road, Tucson, AZ, 85721-0103
    Phone:(520) 621-7968

    Frank Gohlke received a Fulbright Scholar Research Grant in April 2013 to pursue a passion that was born almost 30 years ago. The passion is apples, and the spark was a commencement address delivered by the late John Szarkowski to a graduating class of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. 

    Event Date: February 20, 2014
    Event Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm
    Location: CCP Auditorium

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The Vision of PhotoTapas:

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 include:

• 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

The Role of Art Intersection:

Art Intersection strongly believes in recognizing, strengthening and growing the unique offerings of photography within Arizona. To that end, and in conjunction with other organizations, Art Intersection is the organizer of PhotoTapas for the coming year, which will take place from January 25 through March 8. We are serving as a coordinating point to identify and promote photographic events in Arizona. In addition, we will participate in PhotoTapas with an event at our location. We are not responsible for the events of other, independent organizations during PhotoTapas. PhotoTapas is a community-supported program, and all photography-related organizations are encouraged to participate by showcasing their work and exhibitions during February 2014.

For more information on Art Intersection, visit our website: www.artintersection.com