Exhibits

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE ART GALLERY

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. Receptions area held most exhibits for people to meet and mingle with the featured artists. Enjoy snacks, wine and, of course, fabulous art.
 

***Special Events***

 

“Call for Artists”

The Art of Re-cycle VII

Where trash becomes inspiration for creativity!

March 1 – March 31, 2023

CPAC is pleased to announce a visual art exhibition, The Art of Re-cycle VII. 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. 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.

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 artwork must be for sale. CPAC will retain 25% of the sale & 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: Roberta Lewis, who has been painting and drawing since forever. She received a BFA in Studio Art and an MA in Art Education from the University of Arizona. Roberta considers herself to be a contemporary folk artist, strongly influenced by Marc Chagall’s whimsical floating imagery and color in addition to the Far Side cartoons by Gary Larson. She works with paints, a variety of drawing tools, mixed media and clay.

Roberta has exhibited at the Tucson Museum of Art, and various other shows in Tucson, San Diego, Tubac and Scottsdale. She was also a member of the Central Arts Gallery in Tucson and currently at Raices Taller in Tucson.

Roberta sees images in practically everything: In a torn piece of paper, a scrap of metal and in nature. She is enchanted by how texture creates form and contrast. Her intuition guides her and her process is formed by whatever material and tools surround her. Sometimes text completes the images. Roberta finds it joyful to watch what unfolds.

Entry Deadline: February 22, 2023

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Structures

March 31 – April 30, 2023

CPAC is pleased to announce a visual art exhibition: Structures.The website https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary defines and describes structures as something of many parts that is put together.”

“Structure is from the Latin word structura which means ‘a fitting together, building.’ Although it’s certainly used to describe buildings, it can do more than that. A family’s structure includes the relationship of its members, your body structure can refer to how your muscles and bones fit together.” Other structures can be bridges, dams, houses, spider webs, trees, shells, organizations, etc.

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 sale & 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: Fran Sutherland, an award-winning artist and teacher, Fran Sutherland earned her BS and MS degrees at the State University of New York at New Paltz, NY. In addition, to her continued career as an art instructor, Fran has worked as graphic, theater, interior, and architectural designer as well as a historic restoration consultant. Many of her works, including The Bridge Series, integrate geologic coloration and the play of light and water with local and international sites and architectural structures. Sutherland’s semi-autobiographical paintings continue to be inspired by New York’s Hudson Valley and Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains.

She is a member of the Arts Society of Kingston (ASK) Kingston, NY, Woodstock Art Association and Museum (WAAM), Woodstock, NY, Tubac Center of the Arts, and the Santa Rita Art League (SRAL), Green Valley, AZ. View works by Fran at Fran Sutherland.

Entry Deadline: March 24, 2023

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***EXHIBITS***

 

The West: The Past and Present

First Place Winner: The Rancher by Annella Campbell

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Harry and Ann Paxton Gallery

January 3 – February 1, 2023

Winners:

First Place: Annella Campbell for Rancher

Second Place: Sharon Wirth for Red Ribbon

Third Place: Nanci Sheppard for Yellowstone Bison

Honorable Mention: Pat Doughty for Dancing His Prayer

Honorable Mention: Linda Sparks for Looker

 

Brush Strokes

Featuring Artwork by Annella Campbell

In the Theater Lobby

January 3 – February 1, 2023

 

Sculptures by John Hershiser

Featuring Sculptures by John Hershiser

In the Theater Patio

Permanent Exhibit

 

Eighteenth 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 – March 1, 2023

 

The Art of Re-cycle VII

Where Trash Becomes Inspiration for Creativity

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Harry and Ann Paxton Gallery & Theater Lobby

March 1 – 31, 2023

Reception: Friday, March 3rd from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

 

The Beauty of Payne’s Gray

Featuring Work by Paula Altamirano

In the Theater Lobby

March 1 – March 31, 2023

Reception: Friday, March 10th from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

 

Structures

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Harry and Ann Paxton Gallery & Theater Lobby

March 31 – April 30, 2023

Reception: Saturday, April 1st from 5:30 to 7:00 PM