Exhibits

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE ART GALLERY

The Community Performance and Art Center’s gallery showcases a variety of exhibits by Arizona artists. Artists 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 open Monday through Friday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (April – September) and 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (October – March), in addition to one hour before performances and during intermission. Most exhibits have a reception for people to meet and mingle with the featured artists. Come to enjoy wine and, of course, fabulous art.
 

***Special Events***

“Call for Artists”

Art of Re-Cycle VIII

Where Trash Becomes Inspiration for Creativity!

February 29 – April 1, 2024

CPAC is pleased to announce a visual art exhibition, The Art of Re-cycle VIII. 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 wastepaper 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. Each artist can submit up to three pieces. Submissions are welcome from across the spectrum of visual arts. The entry fee is $30. All artworks must be for sale. CPAC will retain 25% of the sales & handle the paperwork. Please remember this as you price your work on your entry form. Artists 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 – $300, Second Place – $200, Third Place – $100, Three Honorable Mentions

Juror/Judge: David Adix began working as a visual artist in the mid-1980s upon arriving in Tucson for his master’s degree in theatre arts. Fascinated by the detritus and materials of everyday life, David began creating small paperwork from found paper, junk mail, envelopes and whatever ‘appeared’. David collects paper from many sources–vintage paper & scrap books, old books, packing material, hand crafted paper–and his paper radar is always up for what is possible. Exploring in depth the potential of this art form–ripping, tearing, cutting, and deconstructing–these techniques are part of David’s own work and taught in his collage workshops. David is represented by several galleries around the country and his work is in many private art collections.

David’s Artist Statement

The most consistent element throughout my work is the salvation and reuse of materials. I regard the components I use as fossil-like evidence of what humans leave behind. The earth’s attempt to reclaim what has been drawn out of itself can been seen in various degrees in each piece. Each has a story and a history unique unto itself. I choose the materials I use because I enjoy the challenge of creating beauty out of what has been discarded. I see these components very organically. To me they are beautiful vestiges of time. View 3-dimensional works by David by clicking here.

Entry Deadline: February 22, 2024

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“Call for Artists”

Quest

April 1 – 30, 2024

CPAC is pleased to announce a visual art exhibition: Quest. Quests are part of everyone’s life in one form or another. Artists explore different media, techniques, etc., others investigate their heritage, or want to learn about ancient civilizations. Some people want to travel to meet people of other cultures or see animals that only live in certain places. The list is endless.
Quest can be defined as:

  1. A long or arduous search for something that is difficult to find.
  2. An exploration of an alternative that meets cognitive criteria.
  3. A quest is a journey toward a specific mission or a goal.

Synonyms for quest are adventure, expedition, inquiry, investigation, journey, probe, pursuit, research, delving, enterprise, examination, inquest, mission, seeking.

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 $30. All artworks must be for sale. CPAC will retain 25% of the sales & handle the paperwork. Please remember this as you price your work on your entry form. Artists 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 – $300, Second Place – $200, Third Place – $100, Three Honorable Mentions

Juror/Judge: Charles Thomas, b1960, began his art career as a graphic designer in the early 1980s. He spent twelve years as a sought-after illustrator before devoting his energies full time to fine art in 1998. His work has been widely published and has also been exhibited by the Society of Illustrators Annual of American Illustration. As a fine artist, Thomas’ work has been recognized by the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society, where he has been a finalist in their national exhibitions. View works by Thomas by clicking here.

Entry Deadline: March 24, 2024

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***EXHIBITS***

Sculptures by John Hershiser

Featuring Sculptures by John Hershiser

In the Theater Patio

Present – January 31, 2024

 

Icons of the West

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Harry and Ann Paxton Gallery and Theater Lobby

January 2 – February 1, 2024

Reception: Wednesday, January 10th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM

 

Nineteenth Annual Eva Briggs

Abstract Art Competition

Featuring Work by the Santa Rita Art League

In the Harry and Ann Paxton Gallery & Theater Lobby

February 1 – February 29, 2024

Reception: Friday, February 2nd from 5:30 – 7:00 PM

 

The Art of Re-cycle VIII

Where Trash Becomes Inspiration for Creativity

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Harry and Ann Paxton Gallery

February 29 – April 1, 2024

Reception: Friday, March 1st from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

 

Steel Life

Featuring Work by Stanley Balka

In the Harry and Ann Paxton Gallery

February 29 – April 1, 2024

Reception: Friday, March 1st from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

 

Et Cetera

Featuring Work by Linda Sparks

In the Theater Lobby

February 29 – April 1, 2024

Reception: Friday, March 1st from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

 

Quest

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Harry and Ann Paxton Gallery & Theater Lobby

April 1 – April 30, 2024

Reception: Friday, April 5th from 5:30 to 7:00 PM