Kid Stuff

 Kid Stuff is an exhibition designed to explore the contemporary use of techniques and materials ordinarily utilized by children. Selected work will demonstrate the use of resources commonly found in, or inspired by, activities in school classrooms, bringing experimentation with commonplace objects in to the contemporary art world.

Location: Halt Gallery | Phoenix, Arizona
Dates: February 20 – March 14, 2015
Receptions: February 20th & March 6th
Kid Stuff will be a participant in the 27th Annual Art Detour, March 7-8, 2015.

Terms: No fee. Works in the show may be for sale. The gallery will take a 30% commission on all sales. Halt Gallery responsible for return shipment cost. Work must be packed in reusable packing materials. Local artists may hand deliver work. All media is eligible. We recommend work does not exceed 36inches in any direction.

How to submit work:
·      Email images to
·      Information to include in body of email: full name, phone number, link to website
(Optional: Attach an artist statement or bio)

·      Digital images should be submitted in JPG format, 300 dpi, not to exceed 4MB.
·      Label images in the following format: Artistslastname_titleofwork.jpg
·      In email submission, please include the following information for each work:
o   Artists name, title, year of completion, medium, dimensions
·      3 submissions per artist maximum

Questions? Email Becky:

Halt Gallery was developed by Julia Bruck and Becky Nahom in the spring of 2012 as a new alternative to a conventional art gallery to provide site-specific art exhibitions with unexpected experiences for both artist and viewer. When a search for a traditional brick and mortar space felt too confined, they created a business model to develop exhibitions specific to the sites of traditional and alternative spaces. 

Halt Gallery is currently curating exhibitions in the Halt Gallery Shipping Container. The new shipping container gallery space was created in partnership with Halt Gallery and the Roosevelt Row CDC, while made possible through support from ArtPlace America. | 408 E Roosevelt St | Phoenix, AZ 85004

The Jungle Box by Sarah Hurwitz opening this Friday!

Halt Gallery celebrates the opening of their new space with an exhibition certain to elicit smiles from visitors. In an installation created specifically for the new gallery, artist Sarah Hurwitz invites viewers on a whimsical bird watching trip through The Jungle Box where they are encouraged to find her extraordinary illustrations.

The new shipping container gallery space was created in partnership with Halt Gallery and the Roosevelt Row CDC, while made possible through support from ArtPlace America.

Please join us for the opening reception of The Jungle Box on October 17, 2014 from 6-10 pm.

408 E Roosevelt St | Phoenix, AZ 85004


Welcome Christina!

Julia and I are so happy to welcome Christina Nafziger to our team as the Gallery Assistant! Christina will provide additional support to all aspects of Halt Gallery and will oversee our web presence. 

Here is a little more info about Christina:

Christina Nafziger grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana where she received her degree in Art History and Museum Studies in 2013. During her undergraduate studies, she participated in many different internships with local art museums. After Christina's semester abroad in Germany, she realized her passion lied in gallery work and curated five exhibitions in an Indianapolis gallery. Christina moved to Phoenix shortly after graduation and now works at the Phoenix Art Museum and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. 


Halt Gallery is here!

 Dear Friends,

We are proud to announce our new venture, Halt Gallery, with you! 

Please join us at our new exhibition, Roaming with Abandon, opening on November 15th at Modified Arts from 6-9pm.

Roaming with Abandon explores the interaction between the individual and the environment by bringing together four artists who record compelling and often unexpected responses through the use of imagery, materials, and process.

The intersection of art and environment becomes visible as artist Jonathan Cross transforms clay into powerful pieces suggestive of geological formations and urban architecture. Kerstin Dale's sensitive wood sculptures evoke the sweeping horizons, geological layers and bending rivers of her home in the Desert Southwest. In the penetrating photographs of William LeGoullon, the environment is seen as a co-sculptor as he examines the continuing conflict created by the transformation of the desert landscape by both nature and man. An urban narrative comes from Rossitza Todorova as she addresses the experience of travel between physical locations, man-made structures, and looping paths in her environmentally influenced multimedia works.

The incorporation of works with a wide range of interpretive techniques and materials in Roaming with Abandon results in an exhibition of remarkable artistry.

All the best,

Julia Bruck and Becky Nahom

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