Monthly Archives: December 2014

Poetry of the Wild – Tubac Takes Flight

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The Tubac community is working together to celebrate birding during the months of March and April 2015 with special “birding” related events.  Participating organizations include Tubac Center of the Arts, The Anza Trail Coalition, Tubac Presidio State Park, Tumacacori Mission, Tubac Golf Resort & Spa and many local galleries & businesses.

Tubac Center of the Arts and Anza Trail Coalition of Arizona are partnering on “Poetry of the Wild”, a public art project with Rhode Island artist, Ana Flores.  Individuals and groups are invited to participate by creating bird themed “Poetry Boxes” for a temporary public art installation along the Anza Trail from Tubac to the Tumacacori Mission.

Poetry of the Wild” invites the public out for a walk to see their world anew through the keenly felt perspectives of poets and artists. Using a unique presentation of “poetry boxes” that combine art and poetry, the project serves as a catalyst for exploring our towns and considering how place informs mindfulness. The public becomes engaged by finding the boxes which are sited as a network on mapped trails, reading the poems, and responding in the public journals contained in each. – Ana Flores.

Learn more about the project at an information session with Ana Flores.

If you are interested in receiving more information or would like to schedule a presentation for your group with Ana January 8th to 13th, please contact TCA Board Member, Nancy Peyton at 520-398-9892 or 952-201-4995 cell.

Week of January 8, 2015: Information Sessions with Ana Flores
Feb. 27, 2015: Deliver completed boxes to TCA
Week of March 1, 2015: Boxes installed on Anza Trail
April 18: Donated boxes auctioned at TCA during Garden Tour benefiting the Tubac Center of the Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit..

The “Poetry of the Wild” project is an educational program in support of “Arte de Avian”, a national juried exhibit of bird related art, which will be held at TCA March 13th to April 26th, 2015. For more information on the art exhibit or how to apply to enter, click here.

Arte de Avian

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“Arte de Avian”
is a nationally juried exhibit of art based on birds and birding.  It is open to all media.  The exhibit is juried by Tucson artist, Ben Johnson.  Artists are invited to apply online.  Click here for a full prospectus or click here to apply online.

Exhibit Schedule:

Deadline to Apply: January 21, 2015
Jury Process: January 22 -­‐ 30, 2015
Notifications to Artists: Week of February 9, 2015
Shipped Art Due: March 4 -­‐ 9 , 2015
Hand delivered art due: Monday, March 9, 2015
Exhibit Opens: Friday, March 13, 2015,  Opening Reception, 5-‐7pm
Exhibit runs through April 26, 2015.

2014 Members’ Juried Exhibit

Tubac Center of the Arts is pleased to present the 45th year of our Members’ Juried Exhibit.  This is an invitational juried exhibit for artist members of Tubac Center of the Arts.

The 2014 juror is award winning watercolor artist, Barbara Borgwardt.  Barbara was a free lance fashion illustrator and an instructor at a private women’s college for twenty-five years. She studied watercolor for six years with a Wisconsin Watercolorist and has since exhibited and won awards for her work.

The exhibit runs through Sunday, January 18, 2015.


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Best of Show – Tom Allen’s “Tubac Tree” – Watercolor

Additional Award Winners: Award of Excellence: Judy Wegenast, “Companions”, Award of Merit: Debbie Meyer, “Quiet Orchid”, Ursula Seuss Abstract Award: Joan Cawthorn, “Intaglio V”, Honorable Mention: Tome Daniel, “Tumacacori Mission – NE Corner”, Honorable Mention: Mary Conway, “Nocturne”.


Thank you to our exhibit sponsors, Elvira’s Restaurant for their generous donation of appetizers for our opening reception.

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Exhibiting Artists:

Tom Allen, Carmen Armstrong, Dee Bates, Marilyn Bergstrom, Hugh Beykirch, Betty Bloom, Sandy Brittain, Wendy Capocciama, Joan Cawthorn, Nancy Child-Hickman, Shirley Cleary, Lyle Collister, Mary Conway, Tom Daniel, Blanche Davidson, Peg Franken, Laurie Giangregorio, Rita Hartman, Steven Hickman, Jennifer Howard, Anne Jehle, Loisanne Keller, Judith Kohn, Ines Leonard, Fiona Lovelock, Kathy McClure, Marilyn McQuarrie, Debbie Meyer, Leigh Morrison, Mary Nation, Bonnie Nelson, Faigee Niebow, Brenda Peo, Jim Petty, Yvonne Prisble, Roberta Rogers, Cheryl Rogos, Mary Ann Rolfe, Ginny Seabrook, Victor Stevens-Rosenberg, Carol Swiggett, Janet Thompson, Donna Thoreson, Deanna Tubb, Albert Tucci, Dikki Van Helsland, Carolyn Wayland, Judy Wegenast