Call Detail

Tubac Center of the Arts Shock of the New West
9 Plaza Road
Tubac AZ

Entry Deadline: 2/16/18
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4

Entry Fee (Tubac Center of the Arts Shock of the New West): $30.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $5.00

The Tubac Center of Art presents The Shock of the New West.  The TCA seeks art that combines current elements in contemporary art with western themes. Artists are encouraged to imagine traditional western themes in creative ways and  to enter work which is innovative in concept and approach, whether representational or abstract.  Work must have been completed within the last 48 months.  Work that has been previously displayed at TCA is not eligible.  All work must be the original creation of the artist.

 Please note the turnaround time for this exhibition is relatively short. As such, the TCA has reduced the jurying fee to $30 and $25 for members. 


Call Opens - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Deadline – Friday, February 16, 2018

Jury Date – Saturday, February 17, 2018  
Please note that pieces will be reviewed as they are posted to this call. Artists may receive an invitation prior to this date.

Artist Notification – Saturday, February 17, 2018

Shipped and Hand-delivered art due – Monday, February 26, 2018

Exhibition Opening – Friday, March 2, 2018 
Please note, the Tubac Center of the Arts Opening Reception is from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Exhibition Dates – March 2, 2018 to April 8, 2018

Pick Up of Unsold Art and Return Shipping – All art must be picked up on Monday, April 9, 2018. Shipped art will be returned the following week. Please note the shipping instructions below.




Best of Show:                   $400
Award of Excellence:        $250
Award of Merit:                 $100
Honorable Mention             $75
Honorable Mention:            $75

Artwork and Images::

Entries must be original, entirely the work of the artist, executed within the last 48 months, and cannot have been previously shown at TCA. Giclee reproductions are not permitted. Art may not be removed from the exhibit prior to the close of the exhibition on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

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 related to the exhibition and the art center.

Once accepted, artists may submit a high-resolution image for consideration for use in print promotions including the exhibit postcard. Please email a jpeg file at least 300 dpi to  Please include in the subject line of your email, "Members’ Juried Print".  Please include your last name and first initial along with the title in the name of the file. example: SmithJ_Painting.jpg.

Delivery, Shipping, and Presentation:

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.

Artists are responsible for shipping to and from TCA.  Unsold work will be shipped back to the artist after the close of the exhibition.  Artists must provide a PREPAID barcoded shipping label for the return of their artwork.


IMPORTANT: All work must be for sale. TCA will retain a 40% commission, Price work accordingly. Presentation of your artwork will include the price you set here, so please consider the price you would like.


Jurying will be done on the basis of digital images in jpg format.  Up to 4 works may be entered for consideration.  Nonrefundable entry fee is $30 for the first image, $3 each additional image.  Payments are made at the end of the CaFE™ entry process either via credit card online or a check mailed to the art center.

TCA Members receive a $5 discount with discount code Howdy18

To become a member of TCA, please register on our website at or call 520-398-2371.

Tubac Center of the Arts exhibit applications on CaFE™ are limited to the first 149 applicants.  Enter early.  Don’t miss this opportunity.


This exhibition will be juried by curator and exhibitions manager at the Tubac Center of the Arts, Michael Fenlason. Michael has worked in visual and performing arts since 1989. As an artist Michael primarily works in video. His last piece, American Noise, was shown in Venice, Italy in 2016.


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.