The Community Performance and Art Center’s gallery showcases a variety of exhibits by Arizona artists. Artist exhibiting in the gallery contribute 25% of their sales to the center. Since the Community Performance and Art Center is a 501(c)3 organization (non-profit), it offers all purchases without sales tax — over a 6% savings.

The Gallery is opened Monday through Friday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, in addition to one hour before performances and during intermission. Every month a reception is held for people to meet and mingle with the featured artists. Enjoy snacks, wine and, of course, fabulous art.


***Special Events***

“Call for Artists”

“The Ultimate Art Challenge”

A Silent Auction to Benefit CPAC’s Visual Arts

Artists are invited to participate in this unique event where they are to create a piece of artwork (maximum size of 24″ X 30″) that satisfies two criteria, which will be pulled out of a hat. Each artist will be asked to pick a color scheme (monochromatic, analogous, complementary, split complementary or triadic). Representational artists will also be asked to select a theme such as SW landscape including mountains, SW animal(s), SW dwellings, SW people and petroglyphs, while non-representational artists will be asked to choose a format from the following: grid or geometric; cruciform; landscape (horizontal); vertical; radial; wedges or strata; or medallion or contained shape.

The opening bid for each piece will be $45 with $5 increments. All proceeds will support Visual Arts activities at CPAC.

The art will be exhibited from March 1 – 31, 2017. A gala event on Friday, March 31, 2017, will be held from 5:00—7:00 PM., at which time winning bidders will be announced.

You can email your intention to donate to The Ultimate Art Challenge to ettlsusan@gmail.com or mail the downloaded Commitment to Donate form to Susan Ettl, 1853 W. Via Del Recodo, Green Valley, AZ 85622. We ask you to let us know of your intention to donate to The Ultimate Art Challenge by February 1, 2017.

  • It is understood that all sold art work is a donation to the CPAC and artists of sold work will be sent an acknowledgment letter after the event.
  • Artists will be notified if their painting did not sell and a pick-up date and time will be arranged.


“Call for Artists”



CPAC is pleased to announce a visual art exhibition, The Art of Re-cycle IV. The purpose of this exhibition is to demonstrate creative ways to utilize elements that are considered junk. Artists are being asked to produce artwork that consists of at least 75% re-cycled, discarded, repurposed and/or found materials. This includes items that would be found in your garage, in your waste paper basket, on a walk, including natural objects such as feathers, bones, sticks, bark, etc. What better way to exercise your imagination than to produce artwork by re-using supplies to help our environment and planet!

Arizona artists are invited to participate in this juried exhibition at CPAC. Artists are encouraged to provide an artist statement describing the philosophy or aim of your work including why you work with materials that would be discarded. These can be included on the entry form or provided on an attachment.

Each artist can submit up to three pieces. The entry fee is $30. All artwork must be for sale. CPAC will retain 25% of the sale & handle the paper work. Please remember this as you price your work on your entry form. Artist agree to pay CPAC their 25% commission on any work displayed during the exhibit that is sold within 30 days after take-down of the show.

Prizes:First Place – $200, Second Place – $150, Third Place – $100

Juror/Judge: Mary Bourret

Artist Statement and Bio

The creative process has always been a part Mary Bourret’s life. While in college as a studio art major her summers were spent on Cape Cod sketching her way across sandy dunes and marshes and selling the work out of a gallery in West Dennis. From Massachusetts, she moved to California where Mary found a very active art community. There she became interested in printmaking, pottery and pastels, and sold etchings out of a local gallery. Mary went on to become a graphic designer and illustrator in San Diego. Later she moved to Tucson where she currently resides.

Mary’s exploration into art has taken her many places. She has explored oils, pastels, clay, wood, intaglio and encaustics. Currently her artistic energy is geared towards painting, collage and assemblage.

Mary has exhibited and sold work at many venues throughout Tucson, including solo shows at Tucson International Airport’s Upper Link Gallery (2014-15) and Murphy Gallery at St Philips (Fall 2015). She has won awards ranging from honorable mentions to best of show at many of these exhibits. Mary was also the Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona’s Exhibit Chairperson for two years.

Entry Deadline: March 20, 2017

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***Art Exhibits***

“Marrying Ink to Paper = Print III”

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, January 5 – 31, 2017

Reception: Thursday, January 5th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Thirteenth Annual Eva Briggs

Abstract Art Competition

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, February 4th – February 27, 2017

Reception: Friday, February 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 PM


An Encaustic Exhibit

Featuring Work by Tucson’s Encaustic Group

In the Theater Lobby, March 1 – 31, 2017

Reception: TBD


The Ultimate Art Challenge

A Silent Auction to Benefit CPAC

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Gallery, March 1 – 31, 2017

Reception: Friday, March 31st from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Art of Re-Cycle IV

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, April 5 – May 12, 2017

Reception: Friday, April 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM