April 7-30, 2016

Vanishing Spirits: The Dried Remains of Single Malt Scotch

 Photographs by Ernie Button


Opening Reception: Thursday, April 7, 7-9pm, during Scottsdale’s ArtWalk

Artist will be available for conversation.

“I feel fortunate that I stumbled onto this phenomenon. I am a fan of observing my world and the things that are happening around me; noticing the smaller details that may be ignored or overlooked. The idea for this project occurred while putting a used Scotch glass into the dishwasher. I noted a film on the bottom of a glass and when I inspected closer, I noted these fine, lacy lines filling the bottom. What I found through some experimentation is that these patterns and images that are seen can be created with the small amount of Single-Malt Scotch whisky left in a glass after most of it has been consumed. It takes between two and four drops of whisky to create these patterns. If I can see the amber color of the Scotch, I’ve left too much. The alcohol dries and leaves the sediment in various patterns.

It’s a little like snowflakes in that every time the Scotch dries, the glass yields slightly different patterns and results. Different color lights have been used to illuminate the bottom of the glass, creating the illusion of landscape, terrestrial or extraterrestrial. Some of the images reference the celestial, as if the image was taken of space; something that the Hubble telescope may have taken.The circular image references a drinking glass, typically a circle, and what the consumer might see if they were to look at the bottom of the glass after the whisky has dried. The images were titled with the specific Scotch brand that the rings were created with but the number is a 3 digit number that has nothing to do with the age of the scotch. Merely a number to help differentiate between images.”

This project is supported by Dr. Howard A. Stone, the head researcher at Princeton University’s Complex Fluids Group, and is submitted as a research manuscript to a scientific journal and is recently published. To read a synopsis of this research, click here.

Macallan 150, 2013, Archival Pigment Print

Macallan 150, 2013, Archival Pigment Print


March 3- 31, 2016

A Tale of a Decade: tilt’s 11th Anniversary (Raffles & Silent Auction)


March 2016 will be tilt’s 11th anniversary, and we’re arranging special events for celebrating more than a decade of dedication to art and ​the education of the artists’ photographic processes.

A Tale of a Decade, curated by Ellee Bokharachi, tilt’s new Assistant Director & Art Critic, will showcase a variety of work by tilt’s represented artists. In celebration of our anniversary, tilt will host a silent auction. Throughout the month of March, all items will be up for bid and purchase exclusively at tilt gallery. The preview and “buy it now” option is available online, and bidding, which starts at half price of the retail value, will only take place at the gallery and via email (info@tiltgallery.com). Bids will be closed on March 31 at 8:30 pm at tilt.

To make it more celebratory, bidders will automatically be entered into a lottery for a chance of winning an art piece.

Every weekend, during the month of March, we will be having a raffle at the gallery. Come and get a ticket for a chance of winning a beautiful and precious piece of art.

 In our anniversary month, we will  be introducing the “Print Parlor,” which would give our art collectors and visitors a chance to view the prints, in a setting different from our ongoing exhibitions. Furthermore, we will be introducing the Young Collectors program, which offers longer installment plans so that the youth can afford and experience the joy of living with artworks.


Infinite Possibility: Art of Tomorrow

International Juried Show –Painting, Mixed media, 3D, and wearable art

Tilt Gallery is on the lookout for creative-minded individuals who specialize in creating pieces that reflect a connection to curiosity and innovation!

Juror: Claire C. Carter

EXTENDED DEADLINE for entries: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Exhibition: July 7, 2016 – August 25, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 7, 2016, 7-9 p.m.

Claire Carter

About the Juror: Claire C. Carter is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art where she has curated exhibitions of visual art, architecture and design since 2007. Among the original exhibitions she has presented are Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns (recently on view at the San Jose Museum of Art); The Five Senses: Janet Cardiff, Olafur Eliasson, Spencer Finch, Roelof Louw, Ernesto Neto; Narrow Road to the Interior: Contemporary Japanese Artists­; Architecture + Art: Héctor Zamora; MASHup: New Video Art; and At the Crossroads of American Photography: Callahan, Siskind, Sommer. She is an author of three books co-published by Radius Books and has received awards from the American Alliance of Museums, the American Institute for Graphic Arts and the Association of Art Museum Curators. Her exhibitions have received grants from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, among others. She is currently organizing Paolo Soleri: The City is Nature, a retrospective and monograph of the artist and architect, scheduled to open at SMoCA in fall 2017.




Deadline for entries: May 15, 2016

Notification of accepted work: June 7, 2016

Accepted work must arrive at gallery: no later than June 30, 2016

Exhibition dates: July 7 – August 25, 2016

Email completed submission form and images to: info@tiltgallery.com with Subject Line “Jury Call 2016”

Entry Fee will also need to be completed through Paypal.

Tilt Gallery, 7077 East Main Street, Suite 14, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

To learn more about the gallery visit www.tiltgallery.com. For questions e-mail info@tiltgallery.com.