Exhibit Submissions

Just For Artists

The galleries at Tubac Center of the Arts include over 4,300 square feet of exhibition space. There are many opportunities for artists to submit to juried exhibitions each year.  Additionally, the art center presents two exhibits each year exclusively for TCA member artists. Click here for information about becoming a member.

All exhibit opportunities are posted on the TCA website. Applications are only accepted online through CallForEntry.org. Click HERE for the CAFE HELP page. See below for current opportunities.



Barbara Borgwardt Watercolor painting

Main Gallery

The main gallery includes the front entry, middle gallery, and the Smith Gallery and is the space that hosts our national juried exhibits.

David Simons Oil Painting Grand Canyon

Master Gallery

The Master Gallery and the east wing of the art center was built in 2012 after a two year capital campaign. Its original focus was to create a gallery space dedicated to hosting the work of the historical and contemporary artists that made Tubac the place “where art and history meet.”

Studio Gallery

The Studio Gallery shares the space with our library, meeting room, and workshops.

The exhibit schedule fills three different gallery spaces from August through May with rotating national and regional exhibits with art by professional artists, as well as art produced by local high school students in our annual Hi-Art exhibit each May.

2021 – 2022 Season
Schedule of Exhibit Opportunities

Barbara Borgwardt Watercolor painting

Members' Open Exhibit

Main Gallery

August 13 – September 26, 2021

The 2021-2022 season opens with  TCA’s annual Member’s Open Exhibition, a non-juried exhibit exclusively for artist members of TCA.   If you’re not a member yet, consider joining the Tubac Center of the Arts here.

Image shown, “Sifting”, (detail) Members Open 2020 Best of Show award winner by Karol Honeycutt.

Awards Judge: Rachel Ivanyi

Barbara Borgwardt Watercolor painting


Main Gallery

October 1 – November 14, 2021

Tubac Center of the Arts is pleased to partner with the International Encaustic Artists organization to present “Metamorphosis” a national juried exhibit of artworks created with encaustic, hot, or cold wax paints. The exhibition will support both 2d and 3d artworks.  The exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 18 working in these mediums and is not exclusive to IEA or TCA members.

Jurors: Susan Stover & Lisa Pressman


Plein Air on the Santa Cruz Exhibit

Studio Gallery

October 29 – November 14, 2021

The Rancho Santa Cruz Plein Air exhibit presents the artwork created during the PASC21 retreat and workshop and will be presented at the Tubac Center of the Arts Front Gallery, October 29 – November 14. Participants must register for the exhibit and retreat.

Apply online.

Barbara Borgwardt Watercolor painting

Members' Juried Exhibit

Main Gallery

November 19, 2021 – January 2, 2022

The annual Member’s Juried Exhibit is a juried exhibition open only to TCA member artists.  If you’re not a member yet, consider joining the Tubac Center of the Arts here.

Image: David & Paula Perino, Members Juried 2020 Best of Show award winners.

Juror: Sam Woolcott



Barbara Borgwardt Watercolor painting

AZ Aqueous XXXVI

Main Gallery

January 7 – February 20 , 2022

Tubac Center of the Arts presents the annual “Arizona Aqueous XXXVI” exhibit, a national juried exhibit of artworks created with water media on paper.

Image: “Betty’s Run,” Rick Demont, Best of Show Winner.

Juror: Ron Pokrasso 


Shock of the New West

Main Gallery

February 25 – April 3, 2022

“Shock of the New West” returns to TCA in this national juried exhibition that presents a new spin on western art.

Image: “Tall Tales,” Juror, William Martin.

Juror: William Martin

Application open September 24, 2021.
Deadline Extendedto: January 10, 2022

Download the prospectus.
Click HERE to apply on CAFE.

Barbara Borgwardt Watercolor painting

The Unknown Nature of Being

Main Gallery

April 8 – May 29, 2022

Artists are invited to explore the connectedness of all living things, the life bond between humans and nature, the impact, benefits, and threats on societies and the environment.
Opening reception, Friday, April 8, 2022, 5-7pm.

Juror, Josh Goldberg

Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2022

Download the prospectus.
Click HERE to apply on CAFE.