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3rd Annual Plein Air on the Santa Cruz
PO Box 1911
9 Plaza Road

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Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: National
State: Arizona
Event Dates: 10/25/20 - 11/15/20
Entry Deadline: 9/1/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 1
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 1
Entry Fee (3rd Annual Plein Air on the Santa Cruz): $22.00

Join us in Tubac for five days of discovery, learning, and camaraderie at the historic Rancho Santa Cruz in southern Arizona. The ranch is approximately one hour south of Tucson, on the Santa Cruz River in a magnificent grove of cottonwood trees. This year’s instructor, Denyse Fenelon, is an accomplished southwestern plein air painter and experienced teacher. She will lead a 3-part workshop during the week and be available to provide guidance and feedback in preparation for the artists’ exhibition at the Tubac Center of the Arts.

All mediums are welcome, and instruction will be geared towards a beginning professional level; some experience is recommended.

Workshop: “Painting in the Colorist Tradition”
Denyse Fenelon will lead a 3-part workshop focused on seeing and
painting approaches based on light and color of the Impressionists.
Learn the foundation needed to paint any subject by seeing the
relationship of value, temperature and chroma (intensity) which
create the quality of light for any subject. Composition, subject
choice, color harmony and painting skills will be taught including
demonstrations, materials, equipment set-up and technology.

PASC20 Exhibition & Sale
Artwork created during the retreat and workshop will be presented at the Tubac Center of the Arts Studio Gallery, October 30 – November 15 with an opening reception, Friday, October 30, 5-7pm.

Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Road, Tubac, AZ 85646
EXHIBIT FEE: $22. Apply on CAFE,


Registration open on café.org May 27, 2020

Registration closed September 1, 2020

Check-in for the retreat October 25, 2020

Check out (if staying at the ranch) October 31, 2020

Opening Reception at Tubac Center of the Arts: Friday, October 30, 5-7pm

Exhibition closes PICK UP ART Monday, November 16, 2020


Exhibition Fee: $22. paid online via CAFE.

Retreat including lodging* $850 - Paid to festival retreat organizer.

Retreat without lodging** $250 - Paid to festival retreat organizer.

*Single occupancy Oct 25-31 (6 nights), includes 6 breakfasts, ranch barbecue, art instruction, juror, receptions, gift bag, marketing materials, and the use of ranch property. Shared rooms are available for a discount, please enquire. 10% off for returning artists registering before August 1st.

**All of the above excluding room and breakfast

When maximum number of participants apply, or by September 1st, Rancho Santa Cruz will contact you directly regarding lodging and deposit.

The ranch provides a safe and open environment in compliance with CDC guidelines. If the public health situation in October requires cancellation of the event, the ranch will provide a full refund to participants. Personal cancellations after October 1st will not be refunded the 30% deposit.

For more information go to:

Rancho Santa Cruz:

Contact: Virginia Vovchuk 520 339-5220

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