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Tubac Center for the Arts Arizona Aqueous XXXIV
P.O. BOX 1911
Tubac, AZ 85646

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Arizona
Event Dates: 10/11/19 - 11/17/19
Entry Deadline: 9/10/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (Tubac Center for the Arts Arizona Aqueous XXXIV): $33.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00


Water based pigments on paper must constitute the major portion of the work.  Entries composed of paper constructions, paper sculpture, paper collage, cut paper, mobiles or two or three dimensional wall pieces, and installations are eligible.  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.


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 Sunday, November 17, 2019, including sold art.

JUROR: Barbara Kemp Cowlin
Barbara Kemp Cowlin is a painter, focusing on four series; Askew, a quirky interpretation of architectural details from a skewed perspective, Painting Water, paintings inspired by the interactions of natural objects and water, Bloom, of flowers and other growing things, and Nooks & Crannies, overlooked spaces in public places focusing on angles, luminous color, and texture.
They have in common her drive to capture light and shadow, reflections, movement, and all things ephemeral on architectural details, water, plants, and man-made surfaces. Her medium is acrylic.

She earned a BFA in Printmaking and a Masters degree in Community College Education with a major in Printmaking from Northern Arizona University and has done post-graduate work at Arizona State University in letterpress printing & bookmaking. Barbara is a certified Golden Artist Educator.


Best of Show:                $1,000
Juror’s Award:               $500
Award of Excellence:    $250
Award of Merit:              $100
Honorable Mention:       $75
Honorable Mention:       $75


Monday, June 5, 2019
Submissions are open.

September 10, 2019
Entry deadline.

September 11-15, 2019
Jury Process

September 17, 2019
Notifications to Artists

October  1-5, 2019
Shipped art due

Monday, October 7, 2019
Hand delivered art due

Friday, October 11, 2019
Opening Reception, 5-7pm

Monday, November  18, 2019
Art must be picked up

Week of November 25, 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 
$36 ($32 with TCA Member discount) 

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

The Member discount code is AZ34 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.


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 close 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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