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.
The main gallery includes the front entry, middle gallery, and the Smith Gallery and is the space that hosts our national juried exhibits.
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.”
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.
2022 – 2023 Season
Schedule of Exhibit Opportunities
SDA Southwest Regional Exhibition
All current SDA members in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Southern California, Texas, and Utah are invited to submit work for the juried SDA Southwest Regional Exhibition. The exhibition will be juried by Arizona artist, Annie Lopez.
September 30-November 13, 2022 at
Tubac Center of the Arts
9 Plaza Road, Tubac, AZ 85646
Join SDA and get application information on their website. Deadline to apply: August 3, 2022.
Plein Air on the Santa Cruz
The PASC exhibit is the culmination of a workshop and retreat at Rancho Santa Cruz in Tumacacori, AZ, October 24-28, 2022.
Deadline to apply: September 1, 2022
Members' Juried Exhibit
November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Tubac Center of the Arts “Members’ Juried Exhibit” is juried exhibit open to all members of the Tubac Center of the Arts and all media other than video is accepted.
Juror: Russel Recchion
Deadline to appy: October 5, 2022
2023 Arizona Aqueous
January 7 – February 20, 2023
Tubac Center of the Arts presents the annual “Arizona Aqueous XXXVII” exhibit, a national juried exhibit of artworks created with water media on paper.
Juror: Jackson Boelts
National Juried Printmaking Exhibition
Farm Island Anthology
Bone Creek Museum:
March 17 – July 10, 2023
Tubac Center of the Arts:
April 7 – May 29, 2023
A collaborative exhibition with Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art (David City, NE).
The artworks submitted for consideration will utilize the Farm Island Anthology Poetry by Penny Niemi as the descriptive centerpiece for inspiration. the module Learn more an apply by clicking here.
Deadline to apply: January 19, 2023
“Spring,” Oil painting by Dale Nichols, 1969