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.
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.
Awards Judge: Kim Roseman
Applications are now closed.
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.
Juror: Leslie Ann Epperson
This application is now closed
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.
This application is now closed.
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.
Juror: Mike Dominguez
Deadline to Apply: November 10, 2023
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.
Open Studio Tour
Exhibit: March 1 – April 14, 2024
Tour Dates: March 8, 9, & 10, 2024
Tubac Center of the Arts Open Studio Tour
An exhibition and a Studio Tour for Santa Cruz Valley Southern Arizona artists.
Artists are invited to apply to participate in the Tubac Center of the Arts Open Studio Tour 2024, which will take place March 8, 9, & 10, 2024 from 10:00 am-4pm each day.
Apply on CAFE
Deadline to apply: December 28, 2023