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There’s Something for Everyone
The galleries at Tubac Center of the Arts include over 4,300 square feet of exhibition and workshop space. The Main Gallery also hosts an annual performing arts series. Artists may submit to open calls. Visit the Submissions page for more information.
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 professional artists, as well as art produced by local high school students in our annual Hi-Art exhibit each May.
August 19 – September 25, 2022
Members Open Exhibit
TCA’s annual non-juried member’s exhibit presents the artwork of artists members. Not a member? Join or renew now.
Members may APPLY to this exhibit.
Image: detail of “Sifting,” by Karol Honeycutt, 2020 Members’ Open Best of Show.
Lasley’s love of the Native American culture inspires him to draw and paint portraits of the Northwest and Southwest tribes that inhabited the Northwest Continent.
Tehan Ketema MFA Grad.
Tehan Ketema is an Eritrean American artist from the Bay Area, CA. Her work has been showcased in places such as Filter Photo, The Kampala Art Biennale, Madison Overture for the Arts, and Vogue Italia, among others. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison through the First Wave Program, she is currently completing an MFA in Photography and Video Imaging at the University of Arizona.
Master Artists Collection
Select works from the TCA Master Artists permanent collection will be presented in the front gallery.
September 30 – November 13, 2022
Surface Design Association
Tubac Center of the Arts is pleased to partner with the Surface Design Association to present the Southwest Regional Juried Exhibition.
Juror: Annie Lopez
Chiappone’s art reflects a lifelong investigation into the nature of the mind, perception, and reality. Her dream life is a rich and active tool for the discovery of hidden, underlying connections between people and the natural world. In her life and her art, movement and transformation are central.
Image: “Stepping Out” oil on canvas, 40″ x 30″
Historical Artists of Tubac
In partnership with the Tubac Historical Society, TCA will present the artwork by lesser known artists from Tubac’s history.
Image: Tubac & the Santa Rita Mountains from the S.E. side”, Charles Schuchard, 1857
Plein Air on the Santa Cruz
October 28 – November 13
Artworks from the 2022 Plein Air Retreat will be presented in the front gallery.
Image: pastel painting by Elizabeth Neer.
November 18 – December 31, 2022
Members' Juried Exhibit
TCA’s annual Members’ Juried Exhibit presents a juried selection of artwork by TCA artists members. Not a member? Join or renew now.
Image: “Encryption” detail by David & Paula Perino, 2020 Members’ Juried Best of Show winner.
This statewide juried exhibition of sculpture presents the work of artists residing in Arizona. All sculptural media are accepted.
Deadline to Apply: October 5, 2022
Juror: Lee Blackwell
Cover image: Lee Blackwell, Red sculpture
Members' Open Winners
This annual exhibition presents the artwork of the top award winners from the Members’ Open Exhibit. Artists will be announced in September.
January 6 – February 19, 2023
Arizona Aqueous XXXVII
TCA’s annual juried Arizona Aqueous exhibit presents artwork created with water media on paper.
Image: “Betty’s Run,” Rick Demont, 2020 AZ Aqueous BEST OF SHOW winner
Juror: Jackson Boelts
Roy Purcell Retrospective
TCA is pleased to present the art of Roy Purcell.
Members' Juried Best of Show
Howard Kline’s painting, “Pirate Party” was selected for the The Best of Show award in the Members’ Juried Exhibition by juror, Russell Recchion. Howard will present a solo exhibit of his work in the Studio Gallery.
February 25 – April 3, 2022
A national juried exhibition of artwork created through printmaking techniques.
Juror: Jennifer Clarke
Image: “Magnolia” messotint by Jennifer Clarke
This exhibit closes Sunday, March 26th.
Randall Lee Case
Paintings by Randall Lee Case
Image: “Homestead” oil, 48″ x 60″ by Randall Lee Case
Open Studio Tour Artists
The artwork of participating Open Studio Tour artists will be presented in the Studio Gallery.
The self-guided Open Studio Tour will be on March 10, 11, & 12, 2023.
Image: Detail from “La Cienega at Midnight,” Charles Thomas, 2021 OST Poster Contest Winner
April 7 – May 28, 2023
Farm Island Anthology
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
“Spring,” Oil painting by Dale Nichols, 1969
A selection of work from our permanent collection of Master Artists willl be presented for this exhibit.
TCA is pleased to present the artwork of the Santa Cruz Valley High School students. Local high school students may submit one artwork image for consideration. Click here to apply online.
Image: Natalie Corona, Sahuarita High “Dissonance,” Best of Show 2022.
TCA is pleased to present the artwork of the Santa Cruz Valley Middle School School students.
May 26 – July 2, 2023
Proud To Be Seen
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.