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Starry Starry Night
Tubac Center of the Arts
P.O. BOX 1911
Tubac, AZ 85646

Tubac Center of the Arts
9 Plaza Road
Tubac, AZ 85646


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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Arizona
Event Dates: 4/9/21 - 5/23/21
Entry Deadline: 3/4/21
Days remaining to deadline: 44
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (Starry Starry Night): $36.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00


Starry Starry Night celebrates the International Dark Skies Initiative and supports the Tubac and Tubac Presidio Park Dark Skies applications, and promoting star-filled skies across the globe.

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.


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, May 23, 2021, including sold art.

JUROR: Catherine Nash & Robert Renfrow

Catherine Nash: After receiving a B.F.A. in Printmaking and Drawing from the University of New Hampshire in 1980, Nash spent a year and a half creating prints and drawings in Paris.  In 1987, she graduated from the University of Arizona with a Masters of Fine Arts in Mixed Media. Two independently designed research trips to Japan enabled Nash to study the techniques of Japanese woodblock printing and papermaking in depth. From 1996-2002, her extensive research in Italy and Scandinavia increased her knowledge of historical and contemporary Western papermaking and paper arts.  Nash has combined encaustic waxes and filtered earth pigments with her handmade paper works since 1994.

The landscape, aesthetics and cultures of Japan, the rich gradations and spaciousness of Scandinavian summer night skies, experiences with Native American friends and her explorations into the wilderness of the southwestern deserts have deeply influenced and informed her work.

Robert Renfrow graduated as Salutatorian of his class from the Kansas City Art Institute with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography/Video in 1988. Renfrow was then awarded a Graduate Fellowship to attend the University of Arizona, receiving his MFA in Photography in 1991.

In 1994 he co-founded ARTIS, (Art Research Tours and International Studios), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping artists travel and study abroad and taught in Italy for many years.

Currently, Renfrow teaches photography and Photoshop at his studio in Tucson Arizona as well as conduct photography workshops internationally. He is an artist-in-residence for the Arizona Commission on the Arts and is on the faculty of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute. His artworks in both photography and video have been exhibited in Europe and throughout the USA.


Best of Show:                $350
Award of Excellence:    $250
Award of Merit:              $150
Honorable Mention:       $75
Honorable Mention:       $75


Thursday, December 31, 2020
Submissions are open.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Entry deadline.

March 5 – 13, 2021
Jury Process

Week of March 15, 2021
Notifications to Artists

April 1-5, 2021
Shipped art due

Monday, April 5, 2021
Hand-delivered art due

Friday, April 9, 2021
Virtual Opening Reception, 5pm

Monday, May 24, 2021
Art must be picked up

Week of May 31, 2021
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 DARKSKY21 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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