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Shock of the New West 2022

USPS MAIL: PO Box 1911, 9 Plaza Road , Tubac, AZ 85646
FedX or UPS Ship: 9 Plaza Road, Tubac, AZ 85646

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Arizona
Event Dates: 2/25/22 - 4/3/22
Entry Deadline: 1/10/22
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Tubac Center of the Arts Shock of the New West 2022): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$3.00

The Tubac Center of the Arts presents Shock of the New West, an exhibition that seeks to blend current trends in contemporary art and western themes.  Artists are encouraged to imagine traditional western themes in creative ways and 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.



Deadline – Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Jury Date – January 6 - 16, 2022

Artist Notification – Week of January 17, 2022

Shipped art due: Friday, February 18, 2022

Hand-delivered art due – Monday, February 21, 2022

Exhibition Opening – Friday, February 25, 2022
Please note, the Tubac Center of the Arts Opening Reception is from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Exhibition Dates – February 25 - April 3, 2022.

Pick Up of Unsold Art and Return Shipping – All art must be picked up on Monday, April 4, 2022. Shipped art will be returned the following week. Please note the shipping instructions below.


Best of Show:                   $800
Award of Excellence:        $500
Award of Merit:                 $300
Juror's Award                    $200
Honorable Mention           $100
Honorable Mention:          $100


Entries must be original, entirely the work of the artist, executed within the last 48 months, and cannot have been previously shown at TCA. Giclee reproductions are NOT permitted. Art may NOT be removed from the exhibit prior to the close of the exhibition on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

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 related to the exhibition and the art center.


All artwork must arrive in a condition ready to professionally display or wired 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.

Artists are responsible for shipping to and from TCA.  Unsold work will be shipped back to the artist after the close of the exhibition.  Artists must provide a PREPAID barcoded shipping label for the return of their artwork.


All work must be for sale. TCA will retain a 40% commission, Price work accordingly. Presentation of your artwork will include the price you set here, so please consider the price you would like.


Jurying will be done on the basis of digital images in jpg format.  Up to 3 works may be entered for consideration.  Nonrefundable entry fee is $35 for the first image, $3 each additional image.  Payments are made at the end of the CaFE™ entry process either via credit card online or a check mailed to the art center.

TCA Members receive a $5 discount with discount code HOWDY22

To become a member of TCA, please register on our website at or call 520-398-2371.

Tubac Center of the Arts exhibit applications on CaFE™ are limited to the first 149 applicants.  Enter early.  Don’t miss this opportunity.


Juror: William Martin

Internationally recognized artist William Martin took up oil painting in Los Angeles at the age of twenty. Through more than forty years’ experience passionately portraying the beauty surrounding him, he has honed his abilities as a Master Painter. Although most recognized for his classical oil still life paintings, many employing Old Master techniques, he possesses the range and ability to paint in diverse styles. His current body of work reflects his love of the Western genre.  William is represented in Tubac at Big Horn Galleries.

Martin’s work has been shown in Aspen, Beverley Hills, Carmel, Palm Springs, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and is found in private collections around the world. He divides his time between San Miguel de Allende and the American Southwest. When not painting, he enjoys playing blues harmonica and guitar.


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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