Call Detail
2023 Open Studio Tour

Entry Deadline: 12/21/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (2022 Open Studio Tour): $150.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: Local
State: Arizona
Event Dates: 2/25/23 - 4/3/23

2023 Open Studio Tour:
An exhibition, a poster contest, and a Studio Tour for Santa Cruz Valley artists. 

Artists are invited to apply to participate in the Tubac Center of the Arts Open Studio Tour 2023, which will take place March 10, 11, & 12, 2023 from 10:00 am-4 pm.  The Open Studio Tour is a marketing opportunity for serious professionals and a supportive environment to nurture and present new and emerging artists. This Tour extends from Nogales in the south to Sahuarita in the north along the I-19.  

Tour artists may contribute one piece to the Open Studio Tour Artists exhibition held at the art center, February 25 - April 3, 2022. Open Studio Tour artists may also submit an image for consideration for the Open Studio Tour poster art contest. Application Deadline: December 16, 2022.

Please note: Artist studios must be located between Sahuarita, Arizona and Nogales, Arizona, along the I-19 corridor. Artists are encouraged to partner with other artists, if possible, to encourage more visitor traffic. Please consider any current COVID-19 recommendations when setting up your studio and welcoming visitors.

The Member discount code is Member23 which is entered at checkout.  You must be a current member to use the discount code.  Any submissions by nonmembers taking the member discount may be disqualified from the participation 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.


Please contact us by way of email or phone 520-398-2371 for questions or further information.

Thanks for joining us!

Member Discount Code: Member23

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.

Catalog Image - VERY IMPORTANT

The image you enter into CaFE will be used for the Open Studio Tour catalog. When applying to the Open Studio Tour, please use the image that you want to be included in the OST catalog. 

The catalog image does not have to be the same artwork submitted for the Exhibition and may be an image that has already sold.  It is representational of your work.

Timeline and Important Dates

December 16, 2022: Artists Entry deadline!

December 20, 2022: Advertisement reservation & payment deadline.

January 4, 2023: Ad files due.

Week of January 9, 2023: Proof approvals for catalog listings due

January 18, 2022: Catalog to printer

February 3, 2022: Catalogs distribution begins

Friday, February 24, 2023: OST Preview Exhibit Opening Reception, 5-7pm 

Friday, March 10, 2023: Gallery Night, 5-7pm

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday - March 10, 11, & 12, 2023, 10am - 4pm
Open Studio Tour

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


All fees are non-refundable

The OST participation fee is $100 for TCA artist members and $150 for TCA non-members.  Entry fee includes tour participation, catalog listing and all advertising and promotions of the event, as well as participation in the OST Preview Exhibit with Opening Reception.  Member discount code is Member23.

Poster Contest Entry Fee:

During the online application process with CaFE™, you may also apply to the annual poster contest.  Entry fee is $20.   Please indicate which image is for the poster and which is for your catalog listing. Please see additional poster contest conditions below. All media are welcome!

Poster Contest

The annual collectible poster for the Open Studio Tour will be sold during Tubac Festival of the Arts, at the Art Center during Open Studio Tour, and throughout the year.  All Studio Tour participants will be listed on the poster if the application and materials are completed by December 16, 2022. The poster image selection will be determined by a jury.  High-quality 18” x 24” posters will be printed and made available for sale at TCA with all profits going to the nonprofit TCA.  The winning poster artist will receive free entry fees for the following year OST, as well as advertising and promotion of their image in print and electronic marketing. The original work of the winning poster image must be available to be exhibited during the OST Preview Exhibit, must be for sale and is subject to the terms of the exhibit.  The winning artist will provide a high-resolution scanning and should be present at the OST Artists Exhibit to sign posters.

Open Studio Tour Exhibition:

The Open Studio Tour Exhibition will be held at the Tubac Center of the Arts, February 24 to April 4, 2023. 

The OST Artists Exhibition is offered as a benefit to artists participating in the studio tour.  It is an optional exhibition with no additional fees. The exhibition not only entices visitors to your studio but allows the opportunity to preview and sell your work. 

Open Studio Tour artists may submit one piece of artwork for the Open Studio exhibition at no additional cost. Due to gallery space limitations works may not be larger than 30" wide and the number of pieces accepted will be capped.  There will be a separate application emailed at a later date to all OST artists for submission to the OST Exhibition. Studio Tour artists will be contacted with further details on entering the Studio Tour Exhibition.

Legal Agreement. All studio tour artists must register and submit their applications via CaFE. The catalog will be produced with the image and content you provide in the CAFE application. It is the artist's responsibility to provide accurate listing information for the catalog including, image information, studio address, and contact information. Catalog proofs will be provided to artists via email for review prior to printing. It is assumed that all information is correct if the artist does not respond to proof by the deadline. By applying to the studio tour, the artist agrees to release the use of any image of themselves and their art in relation to the event, as a permanent record of the event and for promotional use relating to the tour and the art center. The applicant agrees to all terms listed in the application/prospectus. If using the 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 tour. 


Application Requirements

Application information entered will be used in the studio tour catalog. Artists are responsible for providing correct and accurate studio and contact information.

Eligibility Criteria

Artists 18 years or older, living or working in Southern Arizona along the I-19 corridor between Nogales and Sahuarita, AZ are eligible to participate.