Visual Arts

Tilt Gallery Presents Pop-Up Photography Exhibition "Impromptu" in Scottsdale

Calling a pop-up exhibition "Impromptu" might be a bit on the nose, but we're still excited for Tilt Gallery's three-day showcase of photography student work opening this evening in Scottsdale.

"Impromptu" includes an assortment of pieces from nine photographers, who are all either current or former graduate students of the ASU photography program.

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This show is the first exhibition organized by Tilt Gallery's assistant curator Ashley Czajkowski. She says she noticed a window of time between regularly scheduled exhibitions at Tilt and immediately saw an opportunity.

"As a student, it can be really difficult to visualize final projects," says Czajkowski. "It's so important to get to see your work in a physical space."

In addition to working at Tilt, Czajkowski is a graduate student herself. She says she hopes to showcase the diversity of work being created in the photo program. The exhibition's run will be short but sweet, so Czajkowski wanted to keep the show all about the artists.

We wouldn't be surprised to see more pop-up programs like this one springing up around town. (We can dream anyway.)

The artists of "Impromptu" are Malena Barnhart, Ashley Czajkowski, Monica Garcia, Thomas Locke Hobbs, Clarita Lulic, Ryan Parra, Rembrant Quiballo, David Shannon Lier, and Annalise Shingler.

An opening reception will be held at Tilt Gallery during the Scottsdale ArtWalk on Thursday, January 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibition runs through Saturday, January 18.

For more information about the show, visit the Facebook event page. To learn more about Tilt Gallery, visit

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