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Exhibit Submissions

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.

 

 

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

Schedule of Exhibit Opportunities

Barbara Borgwardt Watercolor painting

Members' Open Exhibit

Main Gallery

August 14 – September 27, 2020

Our new season opens with  TCA’s annual Member’s Open Exhibition, a nonjuried exhibit exclusively for artist members of TCA.   If you’re not a member yet, consider joining the Tubac Center of the Arts here. Image shown, “Rust Jacket”, Members Open 2019 award winner by Donna Tousley.


Application closed.

Barbara Borgwardt Watercolor painting

Raise Your Voice

Main Gallery

October 2 – November 15, 2020

“Raise Your Voice” is a national juried exhibit celebrating the 19th Amendment and women’s rights. The exhibit supports the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street “Voices and Votes” traveling exhibit held concurrently in the Master Gallery.

Juror: Barbara Rogers.

Application closed.

Plein Air on the Santa Cruz Exhibit

Studio Gallery

October 30 – November 15, 2020

The Rancho Santa Cruz Plein Air exhibit presents the artwork created during the PASC20 retreat and workshop will be presented at the Tubac Center of the Arts Studio Gallery, October 30 – November 15. Participants must register for the exhibit and retreat.

Application closed.

Barbara Borgwardt Watercolor painting

Members' Juried Exhibit

Main Gallery

November 20, 20202 – January 10, 2021

“Members’ Juried Exhibit” Continues to be a highlight for local artist members and the community, providing one of two exhibit opportunities exclusive to TCA member artists. Become a member.

Juror: Catherine Nash

Deadline October 7, 2020

Application Closed.

Download the prospectus.

 

Barbara Borgwardt Watercolor painting

Arizona Aqueous

Main Gallery

January 15 – February 21, 2021

“Arizona Aqueous” has been a tradition at TCA for 34 years. This national juried exhibit engages artists from across the country working in traditional and contemporary methods that incorporate water media on paper.

Juror: Jim Waid

Deadline to apply: November 30, 2020

Download the prospectus.

Click here to apply.

David Simons Oil Painting Grand Canyon

Impressions: The Art of the Print

Master Gallery

February 26 – April 4, 2021

This juried exhibit will present the many different types of printmaking methods, including monotype, etchings, drypoint, lithography, woodcut, linocut, collagraph, and screenprint. Additionally, educational material describing the different types of printmaking will help visitors understand the methods and techniques. The exhibit highlights original printmaking methods and addresses the difference between the art form of printmaking versus the reproduction of art called a “print.”
Juror: David Andres

Deadline and application available soon.

Barbara Borgwardt Watercolor painting

Open Studio Tour Artists

Main Gallery

February 26 – April 4, 2021

Southern Arizona has one of the most robust and exciting art scenes in the United States and one avenue for investigating the exceptional work of our artists from Sahuarita to Nogales is through the Open Studio Tour. Beginning February 26, patrons can take a preview of the work of our annual Open Studio Tour, March 12-14, 2021. Plan your visit by previewing the artist’ studios you wish to visit during the Tour. Grab a free restaurant guide as well for your artistic journey in Southern Arizona.

Deadline to apply: December 15, 2020
Download the prospectus.
Click here to apply on CAFE.

 

David Simons Oil Painting Grand Canyon

Hi-Art

Main Gallery

April 9 – 25, 2021

Hi-Art is an annual exhibit showcasing the work of local high school students. The exhibit is sponsored by the Cowboy Paint Out event held each November and provides awards and a college scholarship to a graduating senior.

Deadline and application available soon.

David Simons Oil Painting Grand Canyon

Tubac Dark Skies

Main Gallery

April 30 – May 23, 2021

This national juried exhibit will present works of art that celebrate the dark sky initiatives and the Tubac Dark Sky application. This exhibit partners with the Tubac Presidio Historic Park and the Tubac Heritage Alliance to create supporting Dark Sky events in Tubac.

Deadline and application available soon.