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 – 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”

“Marrying Ink to Paper = Print?”

April 1st – 30th, 2015


We have come a long way since our early ancestors first printed an image of their hand on the walls of caves. The intent of this exhibition is to celebrate the diversity of printmaking as a fine art medium in the 21st century. There are no predefined expectations for type or style of work to be considered or selected for this exhibit. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental.

Entries must be original works which feature printmaking as their primary media, including monotype, monoprint, lithography, silk screen, woodcut/block, linocut, etching, engraving, drypoint, gelatin printing, handmade books and three-dimensional work that utilize any of the above printmaking media. CPAC will not consider photography or reproductions of art originally produced in another media.

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 – $200, Second Place – $150, Third Place – $100

Juror: Lynn Fleischman, who is currently the Acting Director of The Drawing Studio in Tucson, where she is a founding member and was Executive Director for 10 years. She is a printer maker working in relief, intaglio, and monotype. She teaches monotype and drawing at The Drawing Studio, and movement meditation through ArtMoves with artist Pat Dolan.

Entry Deadline: March 27, 2015

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Eleventh Annual Eva Briggs

Abstract Art Competition

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, January 31 – February 26, 2015


The Santa Rita Art League (SRAL) welcomes two-dimensional artists in any media and promotes an awareness, appreciation, and development of talent in various forms of visual art. Membership is open to all members and tenants of Green Valley Recreation, Inc.

In 2003, Eva Briggs left SRAL a legacy of $20,000 to fund 20 years of an abstract exhibit and competition. This exhibit is sponsored and organized by the abstract BRIGGade, a subgroup of SRAL, which encourages all artists interested in abstract art. The competition is open to members of the SRAL.

Prizes to be awarded by the judges are: First Place – $500; Second Place – $300; Third Place – $200; three Honorable Mentions – $25 each; and People’s Choice Award – $100. Each year SRAL members donate original artwork for a raffle that will benefit local children’s art programs.

2015 First-Place
“Meandering” by Janell Christmann

2015 Second-Place
“Rhapsodic” by Carol Lagden


2015 Third-Place
“Combat in the Wild” by Bonnie Nelson

2015 Honorable Mention
“Song for Juan Carlos” by Cathy Lacey


2015 Honorable Mention
“Derailed” by Mary Brackenbury

2015 Honorable Mention
“Fractured” by Blanche Davidson


2015 People’s Choice
“Passage Remembered” by Lorna Shular

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 4th: Hands-on Experience: Card Making with Melted Crayon Art presented by Marilyn Bergstrom

February 11th: Demonstration on the Art of Collage presented by Joan Cawthorn

February 18th: Professional Artists Critique Hosted by Jean Makela with Ginny Seabrook, George Shively, and Ursula Suess as Panelists

February 25th: Presentation on Textural Monoprints on Yupo by Blanche Davidson


“Always on Tuesday”

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, March 2 – 31, 2014

Reception: Wednesday, March 4 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


“Marrying Ink to Paper = Print?”

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, April 1 – 30, 2014

Reception: Wednesday, April 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM