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.
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.
2023 – 2024 Season
Schedule of Exhibit Opportunities
Members' Open Exhibit
August 11 – September 17, 2023
The annual Members’ Open Exhibit is a non-juried exhibit of artwork open to TCA member artists only. Due to limited gallery space, the exhibit is open to the first 75 TCA member artists who apply. Deadline to apply: July 19, 2023.
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Members' Juried Exhibit
November 17, 2023 – January 7, 2024
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.
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Celebrate Santa Cruz Valley
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.
Deadline to apply: August 13, 2023.
Apply online starting June 19, 2023.
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 23-27, 2022.
Artists must apply for the exhibition via TCA/CAFE and for the Retreat seperately. Follow the link below for retreat information.
Deadline to apply: September 1, 2023.
Arizona Aqueous XXXVIII
Tubac Center of the Arts presents the annual “Arizona Aqueous XXXVIII” exhibit, a national juried exhibit of artworks created with water media on paper.
Image: “Lunch Break” watercolor, 2023 Best of Show winner, Ray Goodrow
April 19 – May 26, 2024
Local area high school students are invited to apply to the annual Hi-Art exhibition. Awards and a college scholarship will be presented.
Ivan Ocampo, Sahuarita High, 2023 Hi-Art College Scholarship Winner
Proud To Be Seen
May 24 – July 4, 2024
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.