Current Exhibitions

The Exhibits Program at Tohono Chul presents visual stories linking the nature, culture and arts of the Southwest. Focusing on the work of regional artists, we display vibrant works of art in a diverse array of thematic group exhibits. The charming adobe Exhibit House, built as a private home in 1937, is an ideal environment for visitors to view Southwestern artworks. Galleries in the Exhibit House are open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

Exhibitions currently on display:

On The Desert | the Discovery and Invention of Color

February 13 – April 15, 2020 | Main Gallery

Color is everywhere ‘on the desert’, but, also under the desert, and over the desert. It is earth, plant, air.

Color, like the desert, is so many things: pigment, dye, organic, inorganic, natural, synthetic, primary, secondary, tertiary, monochromatic, complementary, analogous, achromatic, tint, value, hue, local, expressive, light, dark, symbolic, spectral, harmonious, discordant, aggressive, receding, etc.

ON THE DESERT: THE DISCOVERY AND INVENTION OF COLOR will move beyond the gray-scale and set the color wheel spinning across the desert; picking up, absorbing, and reflecting every color imaginable, discovering new color combinations, and inventing new theories on how color works in the desert southwest.

Image | Jim Waid | Along the Tanque Verde| acrylic on canvas

To view the exhibition, please click below:

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If you would like more information about the artwork below, please contact Nicole George by email: ngeorge@tohonochul.org or call 520-742-6455 ext. 217

Note: artwork sizes are approximate.


Rameen Ahmed

Monsoonal Cloud 01

Mixed metals with patina wearable sculpture.

1.25″ h x 3.75″ w

$200

Paul Anders-Stout

Plum

glass pressed with creosote and wood ash

17.5″ h x 16.5″ w x 7.5″ d

$490

Jan Bell

Arroyo, Two Days Later

stoneware

10.5″ h x 10″ d

$180

Tom Bergin

Top: Sabino Creek Abstract #2

Bottom: Monsoon Clouds East of Picacho

23.5” h x 29.5” w framed

$1500 each

John Birmingham

top row:

Desert Pastiche,
Two Sides,
Over Under

acrylic on paper

framed: 18″ h x 14″ w

$350 each

bottom row:

Look See,
As I See It,
Close Encounters

acrylic on paper

framed: 18″ h x 14″ w

$450 each

Nancy Charak

left: Geologies 9044

right: Geologies 9043

graphite pencil, conté, prismacolor, erasure, pencil shavings and smudge on #140 Fabriano Artistico

25.5″ h x 32.25″ w

$1200 each

Patrick Cobb

top: Hoodoos of Coal Mine Canyon

bottom: Painted Desert

archival pigment print

framed: 21″ h x 30″w

$250 each

Ellen Cook

Cactus Wren

ceramic

6.5″ h x 4″ w x 4.5″ d

$600

Phainopeplas

cermic

7″ h x 8″ w x 6″ d

$700

Woodpecker Vase

ceramic

7.25″ h x 6″ w x 2.5″ d

$800

Rick DeMont

watercolor on paper

35.5″ h x 47.25″ w

$4500

Jerry Jacobson

top: Untitled (04-07-19)

bottom: Untitled (03-23-19)

ink and rust on paper

30″ h x 22″ w

$500 each

Lauri Kaye

Footprints of Sabino Canyon

mixed media giclee collage on metal

24″ h x 24″ w

$345

Albert Kogel

The Light in August

acrylic on wood

60″ h x 30″ w

$3800

Samantha Kolb

Desert Marigold

copper metal clay

11″ l

$260

Kathleen Koopman

My Desert Paintbox

mixed media assemblage

10.5″ h x 7″ w x 10.5″ d

$500

William Lesch

top: Rainbow and Ocotillo Over Tucson

archival pigment print

framed: 25.25″ h x 29.25″ w

$1200

bottom: Ocotillo Sunset, Summer Thunderstorm

archival pigment print

framed: 28.25″ h x 25.75″ w

$1500

Susan Libby

Sonoran Desert Garden

acrylic on canvas

48″ h x 36″ w

$1500

Sharon Nemirov

Desert Sculptural, Blooming

fiber and thread with textile paint and markers

42″ h x 24″ w

$4200

Curt Pradelt

Blue Hour

photograph with charcoal and encaustic on birch board

14″ h x 11″ w

$295

Colleen Quigley

Pink Arcadia

hand-built and glazed ceramic

7″ h x 19″ w x 29″ d

$800

Barbara Rogers

Cultural Alchemy

oil on canvas

22″ h x 30″ w

$3500

Todd Ros

Sonoran Garden

oil on canvas

56″ h x 78″ w

$2400

Tamara Scott-Anderson

Purple Prickly

hand-dyed fabrics, thread, and beads on hardwire cloth

36″ h x 12″ w

$875

Jim Waid

Along the Tanque Verde

acrylic on canvas

48″ h x 84″ w

$19500

Paul Waid

Phoenix

oil on canvas

54″ h x 42″ w

$7000

Helen Walthier

top: Color Series: Springtime, Palo Verde

oil and cold wax on cradle board

12″ h x 12″ w

$450

bottom: Color Series: Desert Rain

oil and cold wax on cradle board

24″ h x 24″ w

$1650

Maureen Brusa Zappellini

Delights of the Soil

stitched fabric with brass, copper and felt

11.5” h x 8” w

$800


SLICES OF SONORA | David Windsor and Janet Windsor

Entry Gallery

The trees in the Sonora Desert often appear stunted and dead, their forms twisted, the bark black, flaking and peeling. In the winter when the leaves have dropped, they truly look lifeless. However, when you look inside, a world of beauty is revealed. David and Janet present the inside beauty in polished and turned wood and fabric abstractions. The natural world of our desert home is their inspiration and the source of their raw materials.

SLICES OF SONORA is the third exhibition of the 2019-2020 Entry Gallery Project Space; this is our third year of exhibition series that offers Arizona artists an intimate space for cohesive projects.

“I consider my turned pieces usable art. The raw materials for my pieces are trees salvaged from Tucson and the surrounding desert. The challenged growing conditions often result in wood with striking grain patterns. Other features I take advantage of are knots, bark inclusions, sapwood and wormholes. For each piece, I strive to choose a form that best takes advantage of the grain and features and then use a variety of inlay materials to fill voids. Each of technique is used to take advantage of the unique characteristics of these fascinating desert woods.”

– David Windsor

“I use the desert around me to inspire my works in fabric. The endless variation of color and form lends itself to abstraction in fiber. With this collection, I have branched out in new directions. I have used hand-dyeing, embroidery, applique; all of which have been used sparingly, if at all, in my previous work. I have used new materials including wool, tie-dyed velvet and linen, embroidery floss, beads; the better to reveal that hidden beauty inside those dark twisted trees.”

– Janet Windsor

Cropped image from left to right| Janet Windsor and David Windsor

To view the exhibition, please click below:

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For information about Janet Windsor’s pieces, please click below:

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If you would like more information about the artwork below, please contact Nicole George by email: ngeorge@tohonochul.org or call 520-742-6455 ext. 217


Riffing on Rings 1

hand-dyed linen

12″ h x 12″ w

$170

Riffing on Rings 2

hand-dyed and commercial cotton and linen

12″ h x 12″ w

$170

Riffing on Rings 3

hand-dyed and commercial cotton and linen

12″ h x 12″ w

$170

Riffing on Rings 4

hand-dyed and commercial cotton and linen

12″ h x 12″ w

$170

How Old am I

hand-dyed and commercial cotton, linen and silk

34″ h x 29″ w

$975

Stacks 4

hand-dyed and commercial cotton, linen and silk

34″ h x 19″ w

$650

Stacks 5

hand-dyed and commercial cotton, linen and silk

30″ h x 20″ w

$600

Spiraling

hand-dyed and commercial cotton, linen and silk

34″ h x 23″ w

$790

Cuts

hand-dyed cotton, linen, silk and wool

48″ h x 17″ w

$825

Slices 1

embroidery, beads and wool

8″ h x 8″ w

$150

Slices 2

embroidery and wool

8″ h x 8″ w

$150

Slices 3

embroidery and wool

8″ h x 8″ w

$150

Slices 4

silk and wool

8″ h x 8″ w

$150

Slices 5

embroidery, beads and wool

8″ h x 8″ w

Not for Sale

Slices 6

embroidery and wool

8″ h x 8″ w

$150

Vertical Grain

hand-dyed and commercial cotton and linen

$750

Burl

hand-dyed and commercial cotton and linen

32″ h x 17″ w

$575

For information about David Windsor’s pieces, please click below:

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If you would like more information about the artwork below, please contact Nicole George by email: ngeorge@tohonochul.org or call 520-742-6455 ext. 217


Mesquite Bowl – Large

3.5″ h x 13″ w

$250

Desert Willow Bowl

4.5″ h x 8.25″ w

$220

Ironwood Candle Holders

10.5″ h x 3.5″ w

$180

Mesquite Mistletoe Gall Bowl

3.5″ h x 9.75″ w

$200

Olive Wood Bowl

4″ h x 8.5″ w

$220

Arizona Ash Lidded Vessel

10″ h x 9.25″ w

$300

Mesquite Bowl – Medium

3.5″ h x 9.125″ w

$195

African Sumac Bowl

4″ h x 4.5″ w

$220

Mesquite Lidded Vessel – Large

9.75″ h x 9.25″ w

$280

Mesquite Bowl – Small

4″ h x 5.25″ w

$75

Mesquite Lidded Vessel – Small

7″ h x 5.875″ w

$95

Olive Wood Ikebana Vase

2.25″ h x 7.5″ w

$95

Ironwood Box

3.625″h x 3.875″ w

$80

Mesquite box

4.25″ h x 4.25″ w

$85

Mesquite Potpourri Holder

3″ h x 5″ w

$80


Featured Artists | Paul Anders-Stout and Nicholas Bernard

Colorful ceramic and glass forms by Scottsdale ceramic artist Nicholas Bernard and Tucson glass artist Paul Anders-Stout.

Cropped image from left to right | Nicholas Bernard and Paul Anders-Stout

To view the exhibition, please click below:

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To view Paul Anders-Stout’s pieces, please click below:

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If you would like more information about the artwork below, please contact Nicole George by email: ngeorge@tohonochul.org or call 520-742-6455 ext. 217

Note: artwork sizes are approximate.


Azul

glass pressed with creosote and wood ash

5.25″ h x 8″ w

$290

Chemical Reactions

glass with mesquite leaves and metal oxides

7.5″ h x 6.5″ w

$455

Desert Purple Creosote Dichotomy Bowl

glass pressed with creosote and wood ash

10.5″ h x 19″w x 18″d

$1600

Sedona Red

glass pressed with creosote and wood ash

4.75″ h x 8″ w

$290

Sol

glass pressed with creosote and wood ash

5″ h x 9.75″ w x 7.75″ d

$320

Sunset Dichotomy Bowl

blown glass

5.25″ h x 12.25″ w x 11″d

$290

Tall Blue Basket

hot and cold sculpted glass with artist made color

10.5″ h x 9″ w x 8″ d

$260

Murrine Paperweight 1

hot sculpted glass

3″ h x 3″ w

$240

Murrine Paperweight 2

hot sculpted glass

3″ h x 3″ w

$240

Faceted Murrine Weight 1

hot sculpted and cold worked glass

3″ h x 3″ w

$280

Faceted Murrine Weight 2

hot sculpted and cold worked glass

3″ h x 3″ w

$280

To view Nicholas Bernard’s pieces, please click below:

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If you would like more information about the artwork below, please contact Nicole George by email: ngeorge@tohonochul.org or call 520-742-6455 ext. 217

Note: artwork sizes are approximate.


Carved Orange Swirl

earthenware

8.25″ h x 8″ w

$275

Red Topography

earthenware

8.5″ h x 6″ w

$235

Blue Green Wide Spiral

earthenware

9″ h x 6.5″ w

$245

Tight Rainbow Spiral

earthenware

8.25″ h x 6″ w

$235

Turquoise Wrap

earthenware

5″ h x 5.5″ w

$125

Yellow Wave

earthenware

6″ h x 5.5″w

$175

Yellow Wrap and comb

earthenware

5.75″ h x 5″ w

$125

Dark Blue Facet

earthenware

6.5″ h x 5.25″ w

$125

Wall Platter 1

earthenware

18.5″ d

$395

Wall Platter 2

earthenware

17.75″ d

$395


Art du Jour | William Lesch

Garden Bistro

Art du Jour features artwork by local and regional artists displayed throughout the dinning rooms of the Garden Bistro. The work of longtime Tucson artist, William Lesch is currently featured in the Bistro. Lesch is one of the region’s most recognized artists. He is an extraordinary photographer and a meticulous craftsman. He finds this world a miraculous place, and photography a means to explore it.

Image | Mark Rossi | Javelina Family | bronze

Sculpture in the Gardens | On the Grounds

Sculpture from Tohono Chul’s Permanent Collection by Mark Rossi, Fred Borcherdt, Kioko Mwitiki, David Weinert, Greg Corman, Ned Egan and others can be discovered throughout the Park.  Works by Tucson artists Phil Lichtenhan, Tidhar Ozeri, and Stuart Ross Snider are on loan from the artists as part of the project Art in the Gardens.


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