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”

Collage/Mixed Media Celebration

January 4 – January 31, 2019

CPAC is pleased to announce a visual art exhibition: Collage/Mixed Media Celebration. Artists will be asked to submit their best collage and/or mixed media artwork (representational and/or non-representational) to celebrate the diversity of these mediums.

Arizona artists are invited to participate in this juried exhibition at CPAC. 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: Francheskaa has been working as a professional artist since 2002 after retiring from teaching art for the California and Nevada Public School Systems. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, San Jose, CA and her Secondary Teaching Certificate from San Francisco State University, CA. She also has a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Francheskaa is a signature member of Southern AZ Watercolor Guild, SAWG and Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona, CASA and Southern Arizona Art Guild, SAAG. She has been teaching and exhibiting abstract paintings for 15 years. She View works by Francheskaa at http://francheskaapaints.com/workshops.html.

Entry Deadline: December 27, 2018

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Sonoran Perspective

A Tribute to the Southwest

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, November 2 – November 30, 2018

Reception: Friday, November 9th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


A Retrospective: Dr. Michael E. Bonine’s Photographs of the Middle East

Second Traveling Photography Exhibit

Presented by the U of A’s Center of Middle Eastern Studies

In the Gallery, November 30 – December 20, 2018

Putting the Photography of Dr. Michael Bonine into Perspective, a Presentation by Kaitlin Aremendariz on Wednesday, December 5th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM

For more info email: jellison@email.arizona.edu


From 1975 to 2011 Dr. Michael Bonine enjoyed a distinguished career as a faculty member at the University of Arizona, where he was Professor of Geography and Regional Development and Professor of Near Eastern Studies. Bonine brought the Middle East Studies Association national headquarters to the University of Arizona, and served as its Executive Secretary from 1981 to 1989.

He headed the Department of Near Eastern Studies from 2001 into 2011, and was founding director of the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, established in July 2011. The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) in Tucson is one of the Title Vl national resource centers funded by the Department of Education.

Bonine’s love of travel took him to over 120 countries, where he invariably indulged his penchant and talent for photography. His photos grace the walls of the University of Arizona School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS). His family donated many of his photographs to the CMES this past summer, many of which will be on display as part this exhibit.


Views of the Middle East

Presented by the U of A’s Center of Middle Eastern Studies

In the Theater Lobby, November 30 – December 20, 2018


Collage/Mixed Media Celebration

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, January 4 – 31, 2019

Reception: Friday, January 4th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Fifteenth Annual Eva Briggs

Abstract Art Competition

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, February 1 – February 27, 2019

Reception: Friday, February 1st from 5:00 – 7:00 PM


Harmonies in Art

Featuring Work by Del Marinello, Nancy Holberg and Romy Angle

In the Gallery, March 1 – 31, 2019

Reception: Friday, March 8th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


A Newer Look at Watercolor

Featuring Work by Paula Altamirano

In the Theater Lobby, March 1 – 31, 2019

Reception: Friday, March 1st, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Art of Re-Cycle VI

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, April 2 – May 16, 2019

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