Exhibits

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There’s Something for Everyone

 

The galleries at Tubac Center of the Arts include over 4,300 square feet of exhibition and workshop space. The Main Gallery also hosts an annual performing arts series. Artists may submit to open calls.  Visit the Submissions page for more information.

 

 

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 professional artists, as well as art produced by local high school students in our annual Hi-Art exhibit each May.

2021-2022 Season

August 13 – September 26, 2021

Members Open Exhibit

Main Galleries

TCA’s annual non-juried member’s exhibit presents the artwork of artists members.  Not a member? Join or renew now.

Members may APPLY to this exhibit.

Image: detail of “Sifting,” by Karol Honeycutt, 2020 Members’ Open Best of Show

Awards Judge: Rachel Ivanyi

Life in the Mountain West

Master Gallery

Vicki and Shannon Conley are a mother-daughter pair of art quilters from the mountains of southern New Mexico.  Their work has a strong sense of place; it is inspired by the outdoors and highlights the vast natural beauty of the mountain west.

View the online exhibit.

Lauren Steinert MFA Grad.

Studio Gallery

Lauren has recently completd an MFA in Studio Art within the Printmaking department at the University of Arizona and graduated in May, 2021. Her work combines glass and printmaking.

“I aim to give a glimpse at the history surrounding us and the traces of our existence.”
Lauren Steinert

Master Artists Collection

Front Gallery

Select works from the TCA Master Artists permanent collection will be presented in the front gallery.

October 1 – November 14, 2021

Metamorphosis

Main Galleries

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.

APPLY to this exhibit.

Jurors: Susan Stover & Lisa Pressman.

Visual Conversations Susan Stover and Lisa Pressman

Master Gallery

Susan Stover and Lisa Pressman want to explore the idea of visual conversations for this show. Even though they work very differently and live on opposite sides of the U.S., they want to respond to each other’s work with an answer in their own work, a call, and response, or a pairing of couples and groupings of works that seem to belong together to tell an abstract narrative. 

A Harwood Steiger Scrapbook

Studio Gallery

In partnership with the Tubac Historical Society, TCA will present the textile art by Harwood Steiger.

The art of textile design radically transformed after World War II as America’s economy boomed and optimism bloomed into a consumer society. In Southern Arizona, artists Harwood and Sophie Steiger were pivotal in this artistic revolution. Incorporating bold dramatic colors and graphic motifs inspired by the plants and animals of the Sonoran desert, mesoamerican graphics, and iconography of the American Southwest. 

Plein Air on the Santa Cruz

Front Gallery
October 29 – November 14

Artworks from the 2021 Plein Air Retreat will be presented in the front gallery.

Image: pastel painting by Elizabeth Neer.

November 19, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Members' Juried Exhibit

Main Galleries

TCA’s annual Members’ Juried  Exhibit presents a juried selection of artwork by TCA artists members.  Not a member? Join or renew now.

Image: “Encryption” detail by David & Paula Perino, 2020 Members’ Juried Best of Show winner.

 

"In The Field: Graduates from the University of Arizona School of Art

Master Gallery

In partnership with the University of Arizona Art department, Associate Professor, Lawrence Gipe will curate a selection of artwork by U of A graduates in this invitational exhibition.

Lawrence splits his time between his studio in Los Angeles, CA, and Tucson, AZ, where he is an Associate Professor of Studio Art at the University of Arizona.

Image:

Alex Turner
8 Captures of 2 Coyotes, 2-Hour Interval, Abandoned Endless Chain Mine, Patagonia Mountains, AZ“,  2019, photograph

Members' Open Winners

Studio Gallery

This annual exhibition presents the artwork of the top award winners from the Members’ Open Exhibit. Artists will be announced in September.

Painting the Cosmos Carolyn Wayland

Front Gallery

From a curated selection of new paintings, inspired by Buddhist teachings, Carolyn’s concept is that paintings could communicate universal truths in a way that only the abstract can convey.

Image: Detail,
“Dyhans Chohans”
Carolyn Wayland

January 7 – February 20, 2022

Arizona Aqueous XXXVI

Main Galleries

TCA’s annual juried Arizona Aqueous exhibit presents artwork created with water media on paper.

Image: “Betty’s Run,” Rick Demont, 2020 AZ Aqueous BEST OF SHOW winner

Juror: Ron Pokrasso

 

Ron Pokrasso

Master Gallery

TCA is pleased to present the art of Master printmaker and Arizona Aqueous juror, Ron Pokrasso in a solo exhibition.

Members' Juried Best of Show

Studio Gallery

The Best of Show winner in the Members’ Juried Exhibition will present a solo show of their artwork.

The artist will be announced in November.

Ursula Suess

Front Gallery

Ursula Suess was a contemporary abstract artist and a long-time supporter of the art center. We honor her support with an exhibition of her artwork in the front gallery.

February 25 – April 3, 2022

Shock of the New West

Main Galleries

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

Juror: William Martin

Through more than forty years of experience passionately portraying the beauty surrounding him, he has honed his abilities as an internationally recognized Master Painter. His current body of work reflects his love of the Western genre.  He is represented at Big Horn Galleries in Tubac, AZ.

A Partnership with Hilltop Gallery, Nogales

Master Gallery

In a partnership with the Hilltop Gallery, Nogales, TCA will present “Donde Mueren los Sueños/Where Dreams Die” curated by Michele Maggiora. The exhibit will be presented at Hilltop Gallery in the fall of 2021 and then open at TCA on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Image: Detail from “Hombre Cosmico #2” by Ricardo Hernandez

Open Studio Tour Artists

Studio Gallery

The artwork of participating Open Studio Tour artists will be presented in the Studio Gallery.

The self-guided Open Studio Tour will be on March 11, 12, & 13, 2022.

Image: Detail from “La Cienega at Midnight,” Charles Thomas, 2021 OST Poster Contest Winner

Ursula Suess

Front Gallery

Ursula Suess was a contemporary abstract artist and a long-time supporter of the art center. We honor her support with an exhibition of her artwork in the front gallery.

April 8 – May 29, 2022

The Unknown Nature of Being

Main Galleries

Artists are invited to explore the connectedness of all living things, the life bond between humans and nature.

 

What Place Is This?

Master Gallery

American photographer, Wayne Gudmundson has captured images from locations in Southern Arizona, approximately a 60 – mile radius of Tucson, where between the years 1698 and 1882 some violence occurred. These photographs will be presented along with text from Historian, Dieter Berninger in a this traveling exhibition. 

An Emerging Woman: Carol Egmont St. John

Studio Gallery

Carol St. John, an artist and author presents a restrospective of her artwork examining the journey of becoming an artist.

Hi-Art 2022

Front Gallery

TCA is pleased to present the artwork of the Santa Cruz Valley High School students.

Image: Ivan Ocampo, Sahuarita High student with “Boujee Cat,” Honorable Mention Award winning artwork.