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”

“Landscapes: Real and Imaginary II”

November 4th – December 18th, 2016


CPAC is pleased to announce a visual art exhibition, Landscapes: Real and Imaginary. Artists are being asked to submit their best interpretation of landscape imagery. In art, ‘landscape’ which is derived from the Dutch word ‘landschap,’ (a patch of ground) encompasses meadows; hills; mountains; valleys; rivers; forests; deserts; coastal views; seascapes; living elements of land cover including indigenous vegetation; human elements including different forms of land use, buildings and structures; and transitory elements such as lighting and weather conditions. The view depicted may be that of a real place, or it may be an imaginary or an idealized scene.

Arizona artists are invited to participate in this juried exhibition at CPAC. Each artist can submit up to three pieces. Submissions are welcome from across the spectrum of visual arts. 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. 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:Lisa Mishler is a prize-winning painter who lives in Tucson, Arizona. She studied photography and media arts in college. She currently teaches at The Drawing Studio. Lisa’s early years as an artist were influenced by the work of Paul Cezanne, Joan Miro and Marc Chagall. Her work has evolved over time. Today she works mostly in acrylics creating abstract, landscape and portrait pieces.

Lisa is a signature member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG), a Signature member of Aqueous and an active member in the Southern Arizona Artist Guild (SAAG), Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA), PaperWorks: the Sonoran Collective for Paper and Book Artists, Southern Arizona Wax Artists (SAZWAX) and the Tubac Center of the Arts. Lisa exhibits regularly with these organizations.

Entry Deadline: October 26, 2016

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