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Tubac Center of the Arts The Wine Dark Sea
Tubac Center of the Arts
9 Plaza Rd
Tubac AZ 85646s

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Arizona
Event Dates: 5/3/19 - 6/1/19
Entry Deadline: 4/14/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (Tubac Center of the Arts The Wine Dark Sea): $1000.00
Entry Fee (Additional media): $5.00
The Tubac Center of the Arts presents The Wine Dark Sea.  A show that challenges artists to create works of art, painting, and sculpture in a variety of media. The exhibition features a solvable mystery for patrons and interactive installations.  

Showcase mark making, color treatments, functional or non-functional pieces, humot, interactive work, experimentation, revolutionary ideas, decoding words, poetry, film, conceptual pieces, etc. Artists can provide clues that will lead viewers to solve or decipher outcomes and meanings.  In addition, artworks can invite viewers to imagine and develop multiple interpretations that can be recorded in writing or by dictation.  The viewer’s participation becomes part of the work of art.  Consider ideas such as Brueghel, Rashomon, Neils Bohr, Emily Dickinson's Hope is the Thing With Feathers, paradoxes,  and the wine-dark sea. 


Giclee reproductions printed on canvas 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 Saturday, June 1, 2019, including sold art.


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Best of Show:  $400
Juror’s Award:  $300
Award of Excellence: $200
Award of Merit: $100
Special Recognition:  $75 (2)


Monday, March 7, 2019
Submissions are open.

April 14, 2019
Entry deadline.

April 11, 2019

Jury Process

April 11, 2019
Notifications to Artists

April 29, 2019
Art due to be delivered to the Center

Friday, May 3, 2019
Opening Reception, 5-7pm

Sunday, June 1, 2019
Art must be picked up

Week of June 1 - 5, 2019
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 
$25 ($20 with TCA Member discount), and $15 for students

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

The Member discount code is FALLING which is 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. Student discount is FALLINGUP.
You must have a current student idea from a high school, college, or university. Discount codes work for additional entries as well. 


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 closing 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.

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