Call Detail
2023 Arizona Aqueous XXXVII
Entry Deadline: 11/7/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Arizona Aqueous XXXVII): $36.00
Media Fee(Arizona Aqueous XXXVII X): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 4
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 4
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Arizona
Event Dates: 1/6/23 - 2/19/23


Water-based pigments on paper must constitute the major portion of the work.  Entries composed of paper constructions, paper sculpture, paper collage, cut paper, mobiles, or two or three-dimensional wall pieces, and installations are eligible.  Artists are urged to enter work that is innovative in concept and approach, whether representational or abstract.  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.


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.

No art may be removed from the exhibit prior to the close of the exhibition on Sunday, February 20, 2023, including sold art.

JUROR: Jackson Boelts

Jackson Boelts Professor Emeritus, has been an artist, educator, designer for over 40 years and in that time he has won over 400 awards for his work. He has exhibited work in Moscow, Mexico City, Berlin, Warszawa, Chile, and numerous locations nationally. He is a Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Arizona, he has been a Visiting Artist at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has taught watercolor and drawing in Orvieto, Italy.

He is a master at landscape watercolor and is currently working on large abstract watercolors of “Cowboys and Cowgirls on the Border” for which he and Joseph Labate received a grant from The University of Arizona’s Confluencenter for the creation of this work. He recently had two of his large watercolor paintings from “War Zone” accepted into a juried national exhibition “ARTillery: Modern Art influenced by Weapons of War” at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Mesa, Arizona and they were also in a juried exhibition in Tennessee. His work has appeared in the School of Art’s Faculty Exhibition for the 35 years and for the last 10 years the MO club Show in Tucson.

Learn more about Jackson and his other project on his website at: 


Best of Show:                $1,000
Juror’s Award:               $500
Award of Excellence:    $250
Award of Merit:              $100
Honorable Mention:       $75
Honorable Mention:       $75


Friday, September 9, 2022: Submissions are open.
Monday, November 7, 2022: Entry deadline.
November 9 – 20, 2022: Jury Process
Week of November 21, 2022: Notifications to Artists
December 26, 2022 – December 31, 2022: Shipped art due
Monday, January 2, 2023: Hand delivered art due
Friday, January 6, 2023: Opening Reception, 5-7pm 
Monday, February 20, 2023: Art must be picked up
Week of March 27, 2023: Shipped work returned.



All artwork must arrive ready to 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.


Payments are made at the end of the CaFE™ entry process either via credit card online or a check mailed to the art center. 

Jurying will be done on the basis of digital images in a jpg format only. Up to four works may be entered for consideration. 

Non-refundable fee 
$36 ($32 with TCA Member discount) 

$5 each additional entry image up to 4 entries 
($3 each additional image fee with TCA Member discount) 

The Member discount code for the first entry is AZ37 and AZ37X for additional entries which are entered at checkout.  You must be a current member to use the discount code.  Any submissions by nonmembers taking the member discount will be disqualified from the jurying process without refund. Members receive discounts on fees to all exhibitions as well as discounts in our gift shop and to special events. To renew your membership or become a new member of TCA, please register on our website at or call 520-398-2371.


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


Artists are responsible for shipping to and from TCA.  Unsold work will be shipped back to the artist after close of the exhibition.  Artists must provide a barcoded preprinted PREPAID shipping label for the return of their artwork.  Please, no styrofoam peanuts.

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.

Application Requirements

Application Requirements: Submit images only.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility: All artists 18 years or older residing in the US may submit artwork that is created with water based media on paper.