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.

2021 – 2022 Season
Schedule of Exhibit Opportunities

Barbara Borgwardt Watercolor painting

Members' Open Exhibit

Main Gallery

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.

Awards Judge: Rachel Ivanyi

Barbara Borgwardt Watercolor painting

Metamorphosis

Main Gallery

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.

Jurors: Susan Stover & Lisa Pressman

 

Plein Air on the Santa Cruz Exhibit

Studio Gallery

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.

Apply online.

Barbara Borgwardt Watercolor painting

Members' Juried Exhibit

Main Gallery

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

 

 

Barbara Borgwardt Watercolor painting

The Unknown Nature of Being

Main Gallery

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.

Juror, Josh Goldberg

 

 

Barbara Borgwardt Watercolor painting

AZ Aqueous XXXVI

Main Gallery

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 

 

Shock of the New West

Main Gallery

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

 

Barbara Borgwardt Watercolor painting

Proud To Be Seen

In partnership with
Bruce Baughman Studio & Gallery

May 27 – July 4, 2022

Artists are invited to create artwork that explores ideas around Pride, what Pride means to them, being seen, a journey to pride, how do artists interpret Pride, the eyes of Pride, and self-discovery through Pride.

TCA will host a virtual exhibition and a selection of artwork will be presented at Bruce Baughman Studio & Gallery. The opening reception will be held at Bruce Baughman Studio & Gallery on, Friday, May 27, 2022, 5-7pm.

Deadline to Apply: May 2, 2022
Click HERE to apply on CAFE.

 

2022 – 2023 Season
Schedule of Exhibit Opportunities

Members' Open Exhibit

 August 18 – September 25, 2022

The annual Members’ Open Exhibit is a non-juried exhibit of artwork open to TCA member artists only.
Deadline to apply: July 27, 2022.

Download the Prospectus.
Join or renew your membership.

Apply on CAFE.

Plein Air on the Santa Cruz

October 28 – November 13, 2022

The PASC exhibit is the culmination of a workshop and retreat at Rancho Santa Cruz in Tumacacori, AZ, October 24-28, 2022.

Featuring Charles Thomas, oil instructor, and Terri Gay, watercolor instructor.
See more on their websites:
For updates on PASC schedule and details see web page:

Members' Juried Exhibit

November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023

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.

Juror: Russel Recchion

Deadline to appy: October 5, 2022

Download the prospectus here.
Join or renew your membership.

Apply on CAFE.

 

 

2023 Arizona Aqueous

January 7 – February 20, 2023

Tubac Center of the Arts presents the annual “Arizona Aqueous XXXVII” exhibit, a national juried exhibit of artworks created with water media on paper.

Juror: Jackson Boelts

National Juried Printmaking Exhibition

February 25 – April 3, 2023

Farm Island Anthology

Exhibit Dates:

Bone Creek Museum:
March 17 – July 10, 2023

Tubac Center of the Arts:
April 7 – May 29, 2023

A collaborative exhibition with Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art (David City, NE).

The artworks submitted for consideration will utilize the Farm Island Anthology Poetry by Penny Niemi as the descriptive centerpiece for inspiration. the module Learn more an apply by clicking here.

Deadline to apply: January 19, 2023

Download the prospectus here.

Image:
“Spring,” Oil painting by Dale Nichols, 1969