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2021 Arizona Aqueous XXXVI

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Arizona
Event Dates: 1/7/22 - 2/20/22
Entry Deadline: 11/10/21
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (Arizona Aqueous XXXVI): $36.00
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 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 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, February 21, 2022, including sold art.

JUROR: Ron Pokrasso

Ron Pokrasso has been an exhibiting artist, printmaker, and educator for more than 40 years. He received his MFA degree from Pratt Institute in 1975 and has had over 50 solo exhibitions and has participated in more than 175 group shows. His work is in public, private, and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad and is represented by several galleries nationwide as well as being featured in numerous books.

In 2000 Ron Pokrasso received the Mayor’s Recognition Award For Visual Arts citing his artistic and educational contribution to the city of Santa Fe. Currently, Ron Pokrasso operates the Galisteo Street Studio in Santa Fe, NM offering workshops and assisted sessions for artists in addition to creating and exhibiting his artworks.

Ron Pokrasso’s artwork combines printmaking, collage, drawing, painting, photo, and other techniques.

Ron will be exhibiting his artwork in the Master Gallery at Tubac Center of the Arts concurrently with the AZ Aqueous XXXVI exhibit. He will also be teaching a workshop at Tubac School of Fine Arts, January 10 - 12, 2022. Learn more and register at


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


Wednesday, September 1, 2021: Submissions are open.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021: Entry deadline.

November 12 – 22, 2021: Jury Process

Week of November 22, 2021: Notifications to Artists

December 30, 2021 – January 3, 2022: Shipped art due

Monday, January 3, 2022: Hand-delivered art due

Friday, January 7, 2022: Opening Reception, 5-7pm 

Monday, February 21, 2022: Art must be picked up

Week of March 1, 2022: 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 for the first entry is AZ36 and AZ36X for additional entries which are 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.

Application Requirements: Submit images only.

Eligibility: All artists 18 years or older residing in the US may submit artwork that is created with water media on paper.

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