Call Detail
Raise Your Voice
Entry Deadline: 8/12/20
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Raise Your Voice): $35.00
Media Fee(Additional Art Submissions per image): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Arizona
Event Dates: 10/2/20 - 11/15/20

"Raise Your Voice" celebrates the one hundred year anniversary of the 19th amendment and women's right to vote. The goal of the exhibition is to use history as well as current issues related to women's rights through contemporary artwork to inspire viewers to think critically about the right to vote and to encourage participation in our democracy. 

Update: Please note that a
fter the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in 1920, Black women voted in elections and held political offices, however, many states passed laws that discriminated against African Americans and limited their freedoms. Tens of thousands of African Americans worked over several decades to secure suffrage, which occurred when the Voting Rights Act passed in 1965. This Act represents more than a century of work by Black women to make voting easier and more equitable.

The exhibit will run concurrently with the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street's "Voices and Votes - Democracy in America" in partnership with Arizona Humanities.


All media is accepted. Artists are urged to enter work that 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.


Artwork created on a computer or tablet, digitally, including photography, and printed on a substrate must be signed and numbered in a limited edition of 25 or less with a certificate of authenticity stating the edition. Giclee reproductions of original artwork printed on canvas, paper, or other substrates 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 artwork may be removed from the exhibit prior to the close of the exhibition on Sunday, November 15, 2020, including sold art.

JUROR: Barbara Rogers
Barbara Rogers is an award winning artist and retired art professor from the University of Arizona, and is now Professor Emeritus of Painting and Drawing in The School of Art at The University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in major public and private collections including The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, The Oakland Museum of Art, and The San Jose Museum of Art.


Best of Show:                $800
Award of Excellence:    $500
Award of Merit:              $300
Honorable Mention:       $100
Honorable Mention:       $100


Friday, May 1, 2020
Submissions are open.

Monday, August 10, 2020
Entry deadline.

August 11 - 28, 2020
Jury Process

September 1 - 3, 2020
Notifications to Artists

September 23 -28,2020
Shipped art due

Monday, September 28, 2020
Hand delivered art due

Friday, October 2, 2020
Opening Reception, 5-7pm

Monday, November  16, 2020
Art must be picked up

Week of November 16, 2020
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 three works may be entered for consideration. 

Non-refundable fee 
$35 ($30 with TCA Member discount) 

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

The Member discount code is Women2020 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. Please note legal agreement for additional return of artwork notice.

Artists are responsible for the return of their artwork that does not sell during the exhibit and assumes all costs and risks for the return shipping of the art. Tubac Center of the Arts will not store artwork from exhibits.

Arrangements for the return of artwork must be made within 30 days of exhibit closing. Artwork left at TCA for more than 60 days after exhibit closing becomes the sole property of the art center and may be sold, donated, or disposed of at the benefit of Tubac Center of the Arts.

Tubac Center of the Arts represents 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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