Tubac Center of the Arts hosts an annual high school art exhibition titled, “Hi-Art” each spring.

This annual exhibition affords students from Santa Cruz Valley High Schools an opportunity to participate in a gallery exhibition and provides awards and a college scholarship to a graduating senior. The scholarship winner is selected from written essays submitted by seniors. The award is provided to the student with clear plans for college and their passion for art.

Award Winners:

  • College Scholarship: $1,000
    • Mariann Verdugo, Nogales High School
  • Best of Show: $300
    • Riley Williams, Sahuarita High School, “Savior,” Charcoal.
  • Award of Excellence: $200
    • Amy Loustaunau, Sahuarita High School, “Pretty Plants,” Prismacolor Colored Pencil
  • Award of Merit: $100
    • Megan Reese, Sahuarita High School, “The Girl in the Fish Tank,” Acrylic.
  • Honorable Mention: $75
    • Mariann Verdugo, Nogales High School, “Unexpected Beauty,” Oil on canvas.
    • Ivan Ocampo, Sahuarita High School, “Boujee Cat,” Scratchboard
    • Lynsey Varner, Sahuarita High School, “Biggie Cheese,” Acrylic on Canvas