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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.

2022-2023 Season

May 26 – July 2, 2023

Proud To Be Seen

In Partnership with
Bruce Baughman Studio & Gallery

In this national juried exhibit, TCA will host a virtual exhibition and selected works will be presented at the Bruce Baughman Studio & Gallery in Tubac. Join us for the Opening Reception, Friday, May 26th, 5pm.


2023-2024 Season

August 11 – September 17, 2023

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.

Download the prospectus


4 Common Corners: Extremes in the Southwest

Master Gallery

Art quilts from the 4 Common Corners Artists Group will include two themed collections, Oasis (13 quilts) and Snow and Ice (13 quilts).




Studio Gallery

The Studio gallery is invaded by light-emitting objects created by local artists from beyond the pale.


     Sun’s set.  Moon’s rising.
glowing bags show where to park
           the feral art howls

September 22 – November 12, 2023

Celebrate Santa Cruz Valley

Main Galleries

Tubac Center of the Arts is pleased to present Celebrate Santa Cruz Valley!; a regional juried exhibition recognizing and celebrating the National Designation of the Santa Cruz Valley as a National Heritage Area and to honor Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance Local Coordinating Entity designation.

Artwork should reflect the themes of the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance’s ten interpretive themes that characterize this desert frontier – (Natural Heritage) sky islands and desert seas, streams in the desert, bird habitat and migration corridors, (Cultural Heritage) Native American lifeways, the Spanish and Mexican frontier, (Economic Heritage) desert farming, ranching traditions, mining booms, military posts, and U.S.-Mexico border culture – that together form a unique and distinctive landscape. Open to all 2D and 3D media and artists living or working in the watershed of the Santa Cruz River in Pima and Santa Cruz counties in southern Arizona.

Apply online starting June 19, 2023.

Download the prospectus.

Allegories in Oil

by George Strasberger

Master Gallery

Strasburger is award-winning and prolific, with solo exhibits throughout the Southwest. He currently lives and paints full time in Tucson AZ.

His work is characterized by an observation of humanity, our physical beauty, and our goodness. He mostly works in oils and also loves to draw. He is inspired by his neighbors, the landscape around him, and what unites us as aware people.

Image: “The Cloth,” Oil

Historical Artists of Tubac

Studio Gallery

In partnership with the Tubac Historical Society

Image: Tubac & the Santa Rita Mountains from the S.E. side”, Charles Schuchard, 1857


Plein Air on the Santa Cruz

Front Gallery
October 27 – November 12

Artworks from the 2023 Plein Air Retreat will be presented in the front gallery.


November 17, 2023 – January 7, 2024

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.


Cosmologies of the Soul: New Works by Josh Goldberg

Master Gallery

Exhibitions of Josh’s works include large-scale, abstract paintings in acrylic and oils, oversized works on paper, and large charcoal drawings. Though there is an absence of ‘narrative’ and figuration, his powerful yet lyrical works recall Beckett’s observation about Joyce: “He doesn’t write about something. He writes something.”


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.

January 12 – February 25, 2024

Arizona Aqueous XXXVII

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



Desert Play Date: Mixed Media Works by Kelly B. Morris

Master Gallery

Kelly’s collages, drawing and paintings are the result of a truly spellbinding fusion of themes, styles, and genres that come from a multitude of sources. In his carefully crafted pieces, the artist demonstrates a high level of craftmanship, a solid knowledge of various topics, a multiplicity of subject matter, and a vivid imagination. In Kelly’s work, the viewer can see an interweaving of symbols, aesthetics, and narratives that, although not immediately associated with each other, create a stimulating and powerful depiction of a concordant idea.

Image: “El Rey”, 32” x 42”, Mixed media

Members' Juried Best of Show

Studio Gallery

Howard Kline’s painting, “Pirate Party” was selected for the The Best of Show award in the Members’ Juried Exhibition by juror, Russell Recchion. Howard will present a solo exhibit of his work in the Studio Gallery.


March 1 – April 14, 2024

American Women Artists: Master Signature Showcase

Main Galleries

A juried exhibit of the Master Signature Members of the American Women Artists.



Jiro Okura Sculptures

Master Gallery

Okura is known for his minimalist wooden sculptural works made from woods of native trees associated with Shinto and Buddhism. 

As a young man, Okura spent time studying Zen Buddhism at the nearby temple of Manpukuji in Uji. He found similarities between the repeated chanting of sutras (Buddhist texts) and sitting of meditation in the temple and the repetitive nature of his own artistic practice.

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 8, 9, & 19, 2024

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

April 19 – May 26, 2024

Invisible Borders - Photography

Main Galleries

In partnership with Pima College Bernal Gallery. Invisible Borders, an exhibition of 31 female photographers from México and Southern Arizona.  Fotográfas del Norte from the northern border states of MÉXICO, MAPA a group of photographers from the state of Mexico, and BorderLens Southwest, a new group of Tucson female photographers represent the artists in this massive exhibition.

Hi-Art/Mid-Art 2024

Front & Middle Gallery

TCA is pleased to present the artwork of the Santa Cruz Valley High School, Middle School, and Elementary students. 

Image: Natalie Corona, Sahuarita High “Dissonance,” Best of Show 2022.

The Masters

Studio Gallery

 A selection of work from our permanent collection of Master Artists willl be presented for this exhibit.

May 24 – July 4, 2024

Proud To Be Seen

In Partnership with
Bruce Baughman Studio & Gallery

In this national juried exhibit, TCA will host a virtual exhibition and selected works will be presented at the Bruce Baughman Studio & Gallery in Tubac.