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Arizona Aqueous XXXIII

Event Dates: 1/18/2018 - 2/24/2019
Entry Deadline: 12/7/18
Images: Minimum - 1 Maximum - 4
Entry Fee: $36.00 + $5 for each media over the minimum

Arizona Aqueous is an annual juried exhibit of artworks created with water media on paper. This year's juror, Svitlana Malyukova has won several awards for her scanography including the 2016 Juror’s Selection Award at the New York Center for Photographic Art Her work has recently been seen locally at Borderlands Gallery and Raices Teller Gallery in Tucson.


Ex Voto, a nationally-juried exhibition featuring contemporary interpretations of Ex Votto art. Ex Votos are votive offerings to a saint or divinity.  Artists are asked to create innovative, contemporary notions of Ex Votos.
Artists are asked to imagine contemporary ex votos. From the Mexican tradition, many depict dangerous incidents or challenges which the offeror survived. The rich folk art tradition of Ex Voto is paralleled in other countries, including Italy and Spain. While there are a variety of types of Ex Votos, this exhibition seeks contemporary views of gratitude or plaintive assistance in two-dimensional representations.  Think outside of the tradition, however, and consider smaller 2D work with visuals and text wherein the notions of help or gratitude are depicted.
Juror: Juror: Ruben Urrea Moreno

Ex-Votos or Ex Voto
The term is short for ex voto suscepto (from the vow made) or in gratitude or devotion. Ex Votos take a wide variety of forms. They often include texts explaining a miracle attributed to saints or other divinities. The tradition is quite old, going as far back as Abydos in Ancient Egypt. 
Deadline for application: Monday, June 24, 2019

2019 Members's Open 

The Tubac Center of the Arts Members' Open is the first exhibition of the 2019-2020 season featuring the outstanding artwork of a varied member/artist community. 

Juror: Carolyn Robles

Entry deadline: Friday, July 20, 2019

We Live Here Now

We Live Here Now, an exhibition of art at the Tucson International Airport Galleries, October 1, 2019, to January 2, 2020. Work of any medium is eligible. Interested artists must live in southern Arizona. The exhibition will be co-produced and juried by the artist collective Strada Company of Tucson.

Entry deadline: Saturday, August 31, 2019

Arizona Aqueous XXXIV

Tubac’s 34th Annual Arizona Aqueous exhibit will be juried by Barbara Kemp Cowlin. This national juried exhibit presents artwork that is created using water based pigments on paper. 

Entry deadline: September 10, 2019, 2019

“The Second Annual Plein Air on the Santa Cruz”

Tubac’s Second Annual Plein Air Retreat and Workshop for Artists includes an exhibition and sale. A collaboration between Tubac Center of the Arts and the historic Rancho Santa Cruz, this year's Juror, and Workshop Instructor is Tom Blazier.

Entry deadline: Monday, September 9, 2019

2019 Members' Juried Exhibit

The annual Members' Juried Exhibit is an exhibit for artist members of Tubac Center of the Arts. by Tucson artist and instructor, Nancy Chilton.

Entry deadline: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Shock of the New West 2020

Shock of the New West is an exhibition that seeks to blend current trends in contemporary art and western themes.  Artists are encouraged to imagine traditional western themes in creative ways. Artist Cody DeLong of Jerome, Arizona, will jury this exhibition. Recently featured in Southwest Art magazine, Mr. DeLong’s oil paintings will be featured in a solo exhibition concurrently with this exhibition.

Entry deadline: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

2020 Artists Open Studio Tour 

Santa Cruz Valley Artists Open Studio Tour includes an exhibition, a poster contest, and a Studio Tour for Artists residing in Southern Arizona along the I-19 corridor between Sahuarita and Nogales. The 2020 Open Studio Tour will take place March 13, 14, & 15, 2020 from 10:00 am-4pm.

Artist studios must be located between Sahuarita, Arizona and Nogales, Arizona, along the I-19 corridor.

Extended Entry deadline: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

2020 Hi-Art

2020 Hi-Art Exhibit - Applications for the 2020 Hi-Art exhibit will open on Friday, February 14th. The exhibit is open to the Santa Cruz Valley local high school students attending, Rio Rico, Nogales, Lourdes, Patagonia, Global Community Alliance, Walden Grove, and Sahuarita Rita High Schools.

The exhibit runs April 17 - 26, 2020 with an opening reception on Friday, April 17th.

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