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Tubac Center of the Arts Open Studio Tour 2020
P.O Box 1911
Tubac, AZ 85646

Contact Email:
Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: Local
State: Arizona
Event Dates: 2/21/20 - 3/15/20
Entry Deadline: 11/6/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 1
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 1
Entry Fee (Tubac Center of the Arts Open Studio Tour 2019): $120.00
Entry Fee (Poster Contest): $20.00

2020 Open Studio Tour:

Tubac Center of the Arts Open Studio Tour
An exhibition, a poster contest, and a Studio Tour for Santa Cruz Valley artists. 

You are invited to apply to participate in the Tubac Center of the Arts Open Studio Tour 2020, which will take place March 13, 14, & 15, 2020 from 10:00 am-4pm.  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 preview exhibition. This exhibition shows from February 21, 2020, to March 15, 2020. Open Studio Tour artists may also apply to win the Open Studio Tour poster art contest. Application Deadline: October 18, 2019,

Please note: Artist studios must be located between Sahuarita, Arizona and Nogales, Arizona, along the I-19 corridor. 

Preview Exhibit:

All Tour artists may contribute a piece to the Open Studio exhibit. The image and inventory for the Preview Exhibit is not part of the CaFE™ application. The image you enter for CaFE™ application should be the image you would like to use in the Open Studio Tour guide. 

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

Preview Exhibit: 

Artists participating in the tour will be invited to exhibit one piece of art in the Open Studio Tour preview exhibition February 21 to March 15, 2020. Studio Tour artists will be contacted with further details. All artwork for the exhibition must be received by February 17, 2020.  Poster Image: (Optional) Apply during online CaFE™ application. 

Art may be removed from the exhibit prior to the close of the exhibition on Sunday, March 15, 2020, if the art work has sold. Tour artists will have the opportunity to replace the sold piece with like-sized artwork. 

PREVIEW EXHIBIT:  February 21 - March 15, 2020


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

Price work accordingly.  

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.  After applying on CaFE™  please submit a high-resolution file of the catalog image.  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. These are due October 31, 2019.

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


April 24, 2019

Registration on CaFE™ is open.

October 18, 2020

Entry deadline!

October 31, 2020

All high res image files for catalog due to TCA.

November-December, 2019

Proof approvals for catalog listings due

Friday, January 31, 2020

Catalogs distributed

Monday, February 15, 2020

Preview Exhibit Art Due

Friday, February 21, 2020

OST Preview Exhibit Opening Reception, 5-7pm

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, 10am - 4pm
March 13, 14, & 15, 2020

Open Studio Tour

Monday, March 15, 2020
Pick up of art from Preview Exhibit

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

Studio Tour & Preview Exhibit ENTRY FEES: 

All fees are non-refundable

The OST participation fee is $90 for TCA artist members and $120 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 Members20.

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 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 October 31, 2019. The poster image 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 original art to TCA for high-resolution scanning and should be present at the OST Preview Exhibit to sign posters.

The Member discount code is Members20 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!

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