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.
2021 – 2022 Season
Schedule of Exhibit Opportunities
Members' Open Exhibit
August 13 – September 26, 2021
The 2021-2022 season opens with TCA’s annual Member’s Open Exhibition, a non-juried 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, “Sifting”, (detail) Members Open 2020 Best of Show award winner by Karol Honeycutt.
October 1 – November 14, 2021
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. The exhibition will support both 2d and 3d artworks. The exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 18 working in these mediums and is not exclusive to IEA or TCA members.
Plein Air on the Santa Cruz Exhibit
October 29 – November 14, 2021
The Rancho Santa Cruz Plein Air exhibit presents the artwork created during the PASC21 retreat and workshop and will be presented at the Tubac Center of the Arts Front Gallery, October 29 – November 14. Participants must register for the exhibit and retreat.
Members' Juried Exhibit
November 19, 2021 – January 2, 2022
The annual Member’s Juried Exhibit is a juried exhibition open only to TCA member artists. If you’re not a member yet, consider joining the Tubac Center of the Arts here.
Image: David & Paula Perino, Members Juried 2020 Best of Show award winners.
Juror: Sam Woolcott
AZ Aqueous XXXVI
January 7 – February 20 , 2022
Tubac Center of the Arts presents the annual “Arizona Aqueous XXXVI” exhibit, a national juried exhibit of artworks created with water media on paper.
Image: “Betty’s Run,” Rick Demont, Best of Show Winner.
Juror: Ron Pokrasso
Applications open September 3, 2021.
Deadline to Apply: November 10, 2021.
Shock of the New West
February 25 – April 3, 2022
“Shock of the New West” returns to TCA in this national juried exhibition that presents a new spin on western art.
Image: “Tall Tales,” Juror, William Martin.
Juror: William Martin
Application coming soon.
The Unknown Nature of Being
April 8 – May 29, 2022
Artists are invited to explore the connectedness of all living things, the life bond between humans and nature, the impact, benefits, and threats on societies and the environment.
Opening reception, Friday, April 8, 2022, 5-7pm.
Application and deadline information coming soon.