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SDA Southwest Regional Exhibition 2022
Entry Deadline: 8/11/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $4.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Arizona
Event Dates: 9/30/22 - 11/13/22
Jury Dates: 8/12/22 - 8/21/22

Tubac Center of the Arts presents a juried exhibition of artwork by members of the Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Southern California, Texas, and Utah chapters of the “Surface Design Association.” The exhibition will be juried by Arizona Tucson  artist, Annie Lopez. Work must have been completed within the last 24 months.  Work that has been previously displayed at TCA is not eligible.  All work must be the original creation of the artist.

Tubac Center of the Arts exhibit applications on CaFE™ are limited to the first 149 artist applicants.  The CAFÉ application is invitational and only open to the SDA chapter members as noted above. 

Juror: Annie Lopez

Annie Lopez, an active member of the Phoenix, Arizona art scene since 1982, Annie Lopez has consistently created new bodies of narrative work exploring a variety of subjects. Her art reflects her experiences through the use of family photographs, vintage “found” photos, personal letters and short stories. In her work, she presents a dialogue about racism, stereotypes, the local art world, personal relationships and family. She is most known for her use of cyanotype, an archival photographic printing process. The images she uses and statements she makes through her art continue to evolve. Lopez engages the viewer with photographs, prints, storytelling and dresses made of paper which often make poignant statements with a sense of humor. Her work has been covered by Forbes Magazine and The New York Times. Annie has exhibited her work in numerous venues across the nation, including the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, Shelburne Museum in Vermont, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

Exhibit: Friday, September 30 – November 13, 2022


March, 2022: Applications open online at

August 11, 2022: Application deadline

August 12 - 21, 2022: Online jury process

Week of August 22, 2022: Notifications to artists

Monday, September 26, 2022: Art delivery to TCA

Friday, September 30, 2022: Opening reception: 5-7pm

Monday, November 14, 2022: Artwork pickup 

Please contact TCA at 520-398-2371 or email for special arrangements if you cannot meet the specified hand delivery or pickup dates.

Art not picked up after 60 days will become the property of Tubac Center of the Arts and may be auctioned/sold with proceeds benefiting TCA.

Images: Artists agree to release the use of images of accepted works to TCA only as a permanent record of the exhibition and only for promotional use relating to the exhibition and the Art Center.


2D and 3D artworks are eligible and must be made with or inspired by fiber or textile materials or techniques.  Giclee reproductions are not permitted.   Entry must be original,; entirely the work of the artist, executed within the last 24 months, and cannot have been previously shown at TCA.  There is no specific weight limit, but heavy artworks must be discussed with TCA.  Artworks over eight (8) feet, with video or electronic sound components, and more than mild nudity are not permitted.

No art may be removed from the exhibit prior to the close of the exhibition on Sunday, November 13, 2022, including sold art.


Artists are responsible for shipping or delivery to and from TCA.  Unsold work left at the TCA will be shipped back to the artist after the closing of the exhibition.  Artists must provide a PREPAID shipping label for the return of their artwork. See legal agreement below for additional return policy.

Ship work via UPS or FedX to:

Tubac Center of the Arts
9 Plaza Road, Tubac, AZ 85646

If sending work via US Postal System, send to:

Tubac Center of the Arts
PO Box 1911, Tubac, AZ 85646

Insurance:  TCA will insure the artwork while in its possession.  Artists are responsible for insuring their artwork in transit to and from TCA.


Artists may enter up to three (3) 2d or 3d artworks in any fiber or textile media.  The nonrefundable entry fee for the first entry is $35, and $4 for each additional entry. Payments are made at the end of the CaFE™ entry process either via credit card online or check paid to TCA prior to the deadline. TCA Member artists may receive a $5 discount with the member code, TCAMEMBER22.


The juror, Annie Lopez will select and present the awards in person during the opening reception. 

Best of Show: $500

SDA Award: $300

Award of Excellence: $200

Award of Merit: $100

SDA Award of Excellence: One (1) year free digital SDA membership

Two Honorable Mention Awards: $50 each


All artwork must arrive in a condition ready to professionally display or hang.  If framed, work must be suitably matted, (white, black or neutral colors preferred), simply framed and firmly wired. No sawtooth hangers.  TCA reserves the right to disqualify any selected entry upon arrival that does not meet the above requirements or is deemed unsuitable for display.


All work must be for sale. TCA will retain a 40% commission. Price work accordingly.

Legal Agreement:

By applying to this exhibit, the artist agrees to release the use of any image of themselves and their art in relation to the exhibit applying for, as a permanent record of the exhibition and for promotional use relating to the exhibition and the art center. The applicant agrees to all terms listed in the application/prospectus. If using the TCA Member Discount, the applicant agrees that he/she is a current member of Tubac Center of the Arts at the time of application and agrees to keep membership in good standing at the time of the exhibition.

Artists are responsible for the return of their artwork that does not sell during the exhibit and assumes all costs and risks for the return shipping of the art. Tubac Center of the Arts will not store artwork from exhibits.

Arrangements for the return of artwork must be made within 30 days of exhibit closing. Artwork left at TCA for more than 60 days after exhibit closing becomes the sole property of the art center and may be sold, donated, or disposed of at the benefit of Tubac Center of the Arts without compensation to the artist.

Tubac Center of the Arts is the core of Tubac's artistic heritage and identity.  We pursue excellence in serving as a venue for artistic expression, appreciation, and learning for those who create and enjoy art in southern Arizona. 

All art exhibit submissions are processed online at

Application Requirements

This is a juried exhibition and there is no guarantee of acceptance. Application fees are nonrefundable.

Eligibility Criteria

Artists must be members of the Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Southern California, Texas, and Utah chapters of the “Surface Design Association.”