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Tubac Center of the Arts

9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
(520) 398-2371

October 2019

The Hudson River School

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

The Hudson River School: American Scenery, Its Beauty and Magnificence with Harry Hakanson: We will discuss the search for American identity in art in the 19th century.  In doing so, we will look at the influence of Romanticism and the Manifest Destiny on the Hudson River School landscapes.   We will also discuss three themes in 19th century America:  discovery, exploration, and settlement. Lectures in this series are free for TCA members and an $8 donation is suggested for general public attendance. Pre Registration…

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November 2019

Into the Light – Jan Thompson

November 9 @ 10:00 am - November 10 @ 4:00 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
$275.

Into the Light describes my technique for this pastel painting class to be offered in beautiful Tubac, AZ.  We will start with the darkest darks, either by paper color or pastel values and washes on the papers.  We will move toward the light by progressively using lighter, softer pastels.  I will discuss what pastel is in case you are a beginner.  We will try to work from your photos (bring some of your favorites) and we may go, Plein Aire,…

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America in Stone and Steel

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

America in Stone and Steel is a multimedia presentation that focuses on monuments and memorials around the world and investigates their current meaning - often in contrast with their original intent.  They are examined both as important works of public art, as well as strong cultural statements.  Behind the scenes, stories illuminate such icons as the Statue of Liberty, the Lincoln Memorial and the pyramids of Egypt. Charles Tampio moved to Tucson after 25 years in Washington, D.C. where he…

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Barbara Kuzara – Silent No More

November 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - January 6, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

Barbara Kuzara’s powerful and passionate work will surprise and challenge you.  How did this exhibition come to be? From Ms. Kuzara: The system failed to hear a woman’s story and believe her.   She was just one of many women who have experienced assault and are now speaking out. I felt the need to speak up for these courageous women.   With this series, I wanted to honor the stories of the women who have spoken up.   I wanted to convey, in…

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Virginia Hall: Summation

November 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - January 6, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

The Tubac Center of the Arts is pleased to host this profound and personal show by the brilliant Tubac artist Virginia Hall. Candid and cryptic, honest and abstract, Hall’s work is a dialectic of paradoxes, dreams, memories, and astounding images. "I am taking the opportunity, rendered by eighty-five years, to explore an important realization. At the age of three or four while playing with paper doll scraps I discovered that selecting them, arranging them, removing unwanted elements on a dark…

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2019 Member’s Juried Exhibit

November 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - January 5, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

Member’s Juried Exhibition November 22, 2019 to January 5, 2020 Tucson artist Nancy Chilton will jury the TCA’s annual Member’s Juried Exhibition. One of the highlights of the season for Member artists, this exhibition has featured some of the finest art in the Southwest. If you’re not a member yet, consider joining the Tubac Center of the Arts here. The Best of Show winner will receive a solo exhibition in the Studio Gallery January 10 to February 16.

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December 2019

From a Scrap of Paper

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

Please join the conversation with Studio Artists Virginia Hall and Barbara Kuzara,  in an open discussion about their creative process, various mediums they use and what inspires them. "The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place, from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web"  Pablo Picasso Talks in this series are free for TCA members and an $8 donation is suggested for general…

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January 2020

Suggestive Brushwork – David Simons

January 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - January 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
$300.

In this class, we will be exploring and talking about the transition from copying to suggestive brushwork. In the morning David will do a demo and the afternoon students will paint. Individual instructions will be given at your easels. David Simons is a self-taught artist of over 30 years from Tubac, Arizona. His unique and captivating oil paintings have made him one of the most notable artists in the Southwest, with collectors worldwide. Displaying a range of diverse subjects in his work,…

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The Architecture of Mary Colter

January 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

The Architecture of Mary Colter: Builder Upon the Red Earth: As a woman, Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter was original, complex, creative and unconventional. Her architecture exhibits those qualities as well; it was an expression of her personality and her passion. Andrew Berke, one of her biographers, says it well: The story of Mary Colter, is compelling. It is a one-of-a-kind tale of talent and tenacity, played out against a backdrop of flourishing opportunity in a rugged region--telling of an exceptional…

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Cody DeLong

January 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - February 16, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

An innovative and wildly talented Western artist, DeLong was recently featured on the cover of Southwest Art magazine. Through expressive colors and stark imagery, he reimagines the tangible world. This exhibit features a variety of landscapes both natural and man-made.

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The Shock of the New West

January 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - February 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

The Tubac Center of Art presents The Shock of the New West.  featuring art that combines current elements in contemporary art with western themes. Artists were encouraged to imagine traditional western themes in creative ways and to enter work which is innovative in concept and approach. Juried by Cody DeLong, whose work will be represented in the Master Gallery simultaneously with this show.

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Members’ Juried Best of Show Winner

January 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - February 16, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

The winner of the Best of Show will be featured in the Studio Gallery from January 10 to February 16. You’’ have to attend the opening of the Member’s Juried exhibition on November 22, 2019, to find out who won the award!

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Tubac Singers Winter Concert

January 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

The Tubac Singers is an adult, all-volunteer mixed chorus sponsored and supported by the Tubac Center of the Arts as a part of their Performing Arts Programming. You'll enjoy two performances each year, one in the winter and again in the spring.  They begin rehearsals early in the fall and are thrilled to share their musical gifts with you. Join us at the art center, Sunday, January 12th and again on Saturday, April 11th, at 3pm for a day of…

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Telling Your Art Story – Marketing For Artists

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
$50

Does the thought of marketing your art terrify and confuse you? Do you have trouble entering exhibitions online and sizing your photographs? Do you need a website? What about social media? Why do people buy art? Through a series of questions, exercises, discussions, and presentations, you'll discover your personal art journey, learn why you make art, what your art is about, who your art buying audience is and how to tell your art story to connect buyers with your art.…

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Painting the Rural Landscape with Vladimir Yeliseyev

January 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - January 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
$500.

What is required to quit tight illustrative coloring and start painting like a pro? Students are going to learn how to mix and apply watercolors without fear of being inaccurate. Vlad will show you the shortcuts to the path when every brushstroke applied is significant in its impact on the viewer. He will show you the importance of one detail above the other and therefore how to be selective in your painting process. Every painting is like a poetry, the…

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February 2020

Cultural Travel – San Miguel de Allende

February 11, 2020 - February 18, 2020
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

Cultural Travel: San Miguel de Allende February 11th to the 18thJoin us for the beauty, history, and art of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. With world-class gastronomy, traditional and contemporary art, and sites of historical and cultural interest, you will fall in love with this magical city.  Enjoy a colorful walking tour of San Miguel’s historic and cultural highlights – visit the most well known artist’s galleries and museums • Stay seven nights in a delightful B&B within walking distance of many shops…

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You Call this Art? A Journey Through Contemporary and Deconstructed Art

February 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

Speaker: Judy Tracy The beginning of the 20th Century ushered in the era of Modernism.  This is a journey through Contemporary and Deconstructed art.  We will look at artists who broke from traditional rules and portrayed life as they saw it.  Many of the works used are in the Tucson Museum of Art's permanent collection. Talks in the Art Speaks series are free for TCA members and an $8 donation is suggested for general public attendance. Pre Registration is not…

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Encaustic Painting – Sherrie Posternak

February 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - February 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
$400

Artist and teacher Sherrie Posternak will introduce students to the fascinating unbounded medium of encaustic- painting with heated, pigmented beeswax medium. This ancient medium is experiencing a truly extraordinary revival, and after two full days of demonstrations and student experimentation, you will understand why. A full range of beginning and intermediate techniques will be taught: history and safety, studio set-up, substrates and grounds, surface techniques and fusing, recipes for encaustic medium and paint, more advanced texture and surface techniques, collage,…

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2020 Open Studio Tour Preview

February 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - March 15, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

Open Studio Tour Preview Southern Arizona has one of the most robust and exciting art scenes in the United States and one avenue for investigating the exceptional work of our artists from Sahuarita to Nogales is through the Open Studio Tour. Beginning February 21st and continuing through March 15, patrons can take a preview of the work of our annual Open Studio Tour, March 13-15, 2020. Plan your visit by previewing the artist’ studios you wish to visit during the…

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Chinese Painting – Lian Zhen

February 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - February 25, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
$400.

Day One: Students learn how to use Chinese brushes, ink, and colors, as well as theories of Asian Art. You will learn to use the spontaneous style painting technique (not painting subjects like bamboo, chrysanthemum, orchid, nor plum blossom). Day Two and Three: Watercolor painting. Lian teaches basic techniques such as compositions and coloring, and his unique methods including "Color Pouring and Blending" and "Paint Around (negative painting)". He shows you how to mix colors on watercolor paper, as well as letting the pigments paint…

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March 2020

Greta Ward: Critical Habitat

March 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - April 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

Tucson-based artist Greta Ward brings to TCA this educational installation of imperiled species affected by changes—environmental, political—that affect the borderlands of southern Arizona. The exceptional rendering of wildlife is a stark and beautiful reminder of the beauty of the natural world and our stewardship of the ark called earth.

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Leaving

March 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - April 12, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

Artist Karon Leigh and Photographer/Filmmaker Isaac Wessel-Dudley have constructed an exhibition that speaks to today’s issues. Often we are in discussion about politics in art. It is impossible for artists, or anyone really, to compartmentalize the world and the effects of culture, location, and feeling can produce irreducible results. We are where we live and this exhibition promises to remind us of the need for art to speak. Leaving: "Leaving," Karon Leigh Art has the incredible ability to help open…

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Painting the Impressionist Landscape – Lois Griffel

March 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - March 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
$455.

Lois" workshop focuses on how to capture color and light into your paintings by gaining insight into the foundations of Impressionism. The workshop is based on her two books, Painting the Impressionist Landscape and Painting Impressionist Color. You will learn how to interpret nature with rich and beautiful color. Lois will combine impressionist theory with the essential principles of successful paintings. The morning session will be held outdoors with the afternoons in the studio. Each consecutive class is based on what has been…

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The Art and Architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac

March 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

Join Bill Boslego for a look at the exuberant and playful art of the Mission San Xavier del Bac, with an emphasis on its illusionistic effects, unusual details and surprising stories behind the art. Talks in this series are free for TCA members and an $8 donation is suggested for general public attendance. Pre Registration is not required - We look forward to seeing you at the event!

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Painting the Soul – People and Animals in Watercolor

March 27, 2020 @ 9:30 am - March 29, 2020 @ 3:30 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
$430

Michaelin Otis, author of “Watercolor for the Fun of It – Painting People”, (available at TCA gift shop) will show you how to draw accurate faces, get a likeness, and paint it in Watercolor. Participants will learn how to paint on a very forgiving surface. Michaelin will provide reference material. Feel free to bring your own photos for review and learn how to judge it for good reference. In this 3-day class will create one portrait of a person and…

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April 2020

Palette Knife Oil Painting for Bold Textures and Brilliant Colors

April 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until April 15, 2020

Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
$215.

Palette Knife Painting with Linda Star Landon Learn to paint colorful, textural impressionist desert landscapes featuring saguaros and prickly pears with a palette knife.  Linda will also share what she has learned in her 25+ years of painting on how to create better art.  Some experience with oil paints required. 1/2 day class. Wednesday's 9am-12pm for three weeks.  April 1, 8, 15, 2020. TCA Members receive a $50 discount on all classes. Click HERE to REGISTER

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Palette Knife Oil Painting for Bold Textures and Brilliant Colors

April 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until April 15, 2020

Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
$215.

Palette Knife Painting with Linda Star Landon Learn to paint colorful, textural impressionist desert landscapes featuring saguaros and prickly pears with a palette knife.  Linda will also share what she has learned in her 25+ years of painting on how to create better art.  Some experience with oil paints required. 1/2 day class. Wednesday's 9am-12pm for three weeks.  April 1, 8, 15, 2020. TCA Members receive a $50 discount on all classes. Click HERE to REGISTER

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Tubac Singers Spring Concert

April 11, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

The Tubac Singers is an adult, all-volunteer mixed chorus sponsored and supported by the Tubac Center of the Arts as a part of their Performing Arts Programming. You'll enjoy two performances each year, one in the winter and again in the spring.  They begin rehearsals early in the fall and are thrilled to share their musical gifts with you. Join us at the art center, Sunday, January 12th and again on Saturday, April 11th, at 3pm for a day of…

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Palette Knife Oil Painting for Bold Textures and Brilliant Colors

April 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until April 15, 2020

Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
$215.

Palette Knife Painting with Linda Star Landon Learn to paint colorful, textural impressionist desert landscapes featuring saguaros and prickly pears with a palette knife.  Linda will also share what she has learned in her 25+ years of painting on how to create better art.  Some experience with oil paints required. 1/2 day class. Wednesday's 9am-12pm for three weeks.  April 1, 8, 15, 2020. TCA Members receive a $50 discount on all classes. Click HERE to REGISTER

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May 2020

Different Views

May 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - May 26, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States

Ben Fisher, Different Views, photograph

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