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 7% savings.

The Gallery is opened Monday through Friday 11:00 AM – 3:00 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 Event***


“Call for Artists”

The Art of Re-cycle

Where trash becomes inspiration for creativity!


April 2nd – 30th, 2014

Entry Deadline: March 26, 2014


CPAC is pleased to announce a visual art exhibition, The Art of Re-cycle. 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, re-purposed 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 $25 for CPAC members and $35 for non-members. 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.

Prizes: First Place – $300, Second Place – $200, Third Place – $100

Juror: David Adix

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Tenth Annual Eva Briggs

Abstract Art Competition

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, February 1 – 27, 2014



Bonnie Nelson and her 2013 First-place-winning painting “In Disguise”

The Santa Rita Art League and the abstract BRIGGade of Green Valley present the Tenth Annual Eva Briggs Abstract Art Competition. The competition is open to members of the Santa Rita Art League and all entries will be displayed at the Community Performance & Art Center (CPAC) in Green Valley, AZ, from February 1 to the 27, 2014. This year’s judges for the competition are Miles Conrad and Vicki Donkersley.

Miles Conrad, Director and Curator of the Conrad Wilde Gallery, has been a painter and sculptor with experimental encaustics for over 18 years. His work is shown regionally and nationally. In addition to teaching in Tucson, he has taught throughout the United States and has been a panelist/presenter at major encaustic conferences. Miles has a BFA in Studio Art from California Institute of the Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from San Francisco Art Institute.

For more than three decades, Vicki Donkersley pursued a career working in the museum field in McAllen and Dallas, Texas and Tucson, Arizona. In her role as a curator, Vicki developed more than 125 exhibitions to help people find meaning in works of art and appreciate the artists’ ideas and artistic expression. Vicki has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education and a Master of Arts with a double major in Art Education/Art History.

The judges shall select the 24 best paintings, including prize winners and three honorable mentions. Prizes to be awarded by the judges are: First Place – $500; Second Place – $300; and Third Place – $200. In addition, the Board has designated $100 for the People’s Choice Award and $25 each for three Honorable Mention Awards. The announcement of this year’s winners of the Briggs Competition will be at the Community Performance & Art Center on February 1, 2014, at the Opening Reception between 1 – 3 PM.

The Following Special Events are all scheduled at 1:00 PM at the Community Performance and Art Center during the course of the BRIGGS exhibit:

February 6th: Abstract Painting by Bonnie Nelson

February 10th: Watercolor Demonstration on How to Render Food by Barbara Borgwardt

February 19th: Professional Artists Critique hosted by Harriet Ayer with Georgia Doubler, Steve Hickman, Barbara Johnson, and Jean Makela as Panelists

February 20th: Presentation on Bending Paper to Create 3-Dimenstional Art by Ursula Suess


“Spring Fling”

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists Romy Angle, Linda Gaeta, Gladys Qualls, and Deanna Thibault.

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, March 4 – 31, 2014

Reception: Tuesday, March 6, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM


“The Art of Re-Cycle”

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, April 2 – 30, 2014

Please join us for the Reception

on Wednesday, April 2nd from 5:00 to 7:00 PM