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Wish You Were Here: Views of Southern Arizona
PO Box 1911
9 Plaza Road
Tubac AZ 85646

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Arizona
Entry Deadline: 6/24/16
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (Wish You Were Here: Views of Southern Arizona): $35.00

A National Juried Exhibition

The Tubac Center of the Arts announces a new national juried exhibition of artwork and photography of or related to Southern Arizona. Entries may be in any medium but must be available for imaging at 5” x 7.” Twenty-four winning postcards artists will have their image produced in limited edition production run. 

Artists are urged to enter work which 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.

Wish You Were Here is a national juried exhibition of art and photography of or related to Southern Arizona. The criteria is expansive. From the exhibition twenty-four individual images will be selected for limited edition postcards representing the area and area artists. Of all entries, approximately 60-65 pieces will be selected for exhibition. Each piece is eligible for awards and up to 24 pieces will be selected to represent southern Arizona in the Wish You Were Here limited postcard series.  Each artist will receive 100 of these postcards.

While this exhibition focuses on the region, as always we encourage artists to take aesthetic risks and explorations. Artwork and photography should comfortably fit into 5” by 7” dimensions or factors of that (10” x 14”, 20” x 28”). Images from artwork that does not fit the dimensions may be slightly cropped for postcard production. 

Artists agree to release use of images of accepted  works to TCA as a permanent  record  of the exhibition, for promotional use relating to the exhibition and the Art Center, and to produce a limited edition postcard.

 Accepted artists will be invited to submit a high resolution file of their exhibit image for consideration for use in print promotions including the exhibit postcard and the postcard contest and production. Once accepted, you may email a jpeg file that is at least 300 dpi to . Please include your last name and first initial along with the title in the name of the file. example: SmithJ_PaintingTitle.jpg

Giclee reproductions of photography are accepted but all artwork and photography must be original to the artist, executed in the last 36 months, and not previously shown at the Tubac Center of the Arts.    

Winning Postcards Images: 

Each winning artist will be asked to submit a high resolution--300 dpi--jpeg image of the artwork for the limited edition postcard production. Each limited edition postcard will include the artists name and contact information.

All artwork must be ready to hang. If framed, work must be suitably matted (neutral colors preferred), and firmly wired. Please no sawtooth hangers. TCA reserves the right to disqualify any entry upon arrival that does not meet the above criteria or is  not suitable for display. 

Wish You Were Here exhibit & Contest ENTRY FEES
All fees are non-refundable

Up to four works may be entered per artist. 

$35 for non-members
$30 for members

There is no additional charge for additional entries. up to the maximum of 4.

Peoples Choice Award of $300 will be awarded to the artist whose work the Exhibit receives the most votes by visitors to the Art Center during the exhibition. Additional awards of $200, and $100 will be named for Best of Show and Award of Excellence.


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

Postcard Production:
Winning postcard pieces will be scanned and printed at the end of the exhibition run and will include one Patron’s Choice that includes a $300 prize (see Awards). Artists will be sent their allotment of postcards upon receipt of the production run by the Center.

April 8, 2016
Registration on CAFE is open.

June 24, 2016
Entry deadline.

June 25 to July 1, 2016
Jury process.

 July 2, 2016
Notification to the artists.

July 15 to 22, 2016
Shipped art due.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Hand delivered art due.

July 29, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Wish You Were Here Exhibition at the Tubac Center of the Arts

Friday, July 29, 2016
Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Announcements
Monday, August 29, 2016
Pick up of unsold art from Exhibit.

Week of Monday, August 29, 2016
Unsold shipped artwork returned.

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