Main Gallery

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

Please Note: All artwork purchased online can be picked up at the Exhibit House when Tohono Chul re-opens. If the artwork is to be shipped, it will be shipped when Tohono Chul re-opens.

Please feel free to contact James Schaub, Curator of Exhibitions, if you have any questions or concerns: jschaub@tohonochul.org

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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

Moonsoon Clouds East Of Picacho

oil on panel

framed: 23.5” h x 29.5” w

$1500

Tom Bergin

Sabino Creek Abstract #2

oil on panel

framed: 23.5” h x 29.5”

$1500

John Birmingham

As I See It

acrylic on paper

framed: 18″ h x 14″ w

$450

John Birmingham

Close Encounters

acrylic on paper

framed: 18″ h x 14″ w

$450

John Birmingham

Desert Pastiche

acrylic on paper

framed: 18″ h x 14″ w

$350

John Birmingham

Look See

acrylic on paper

framed: 18″ h x 14″ w

$450

John Birmingham

Over Under

acrylic on paper

framed: 18″ h x 14″ w

$350

John Birmingham

Two Sides

acrylic on paper

framed: 18″ h x 14″ w

$350

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Nancy Charak

Geologies 9043

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

framed: 25.5″ h x 32.25″ w

$1200

Nancy Charak

Geologies 9044

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

framed: 25.5″ h x 32.25″ w

$1200

Patrick Cobb

Hoodoos of Coal Mine Canyon

archival pigment print

framed: 21″ h x 30″w

$250

Patrick Cobb

Painted Desert

archival pigment print

framed: 21″ h x 30″w

$250

Ellen Cook

Cactus Wren

ceramic

6.5″ h x 4″ w x 4.5″ d

$600

Ellen Cook

Phainopeplas

ceramic

7″ h x 8″ w x 6″ d

$700

Ellen Cook

Woodpecker Vase

ceramic

7.25″ h x 6″ w x 2.5″ d

$800

Rick DeMont

Sonoran Grotto

watercolor on paper

framed: 35.5″ h x 47.25″ w

$4500

Jerry Jacobson

Untitled (04-07-19)

ink and rust on paper

30″ h x 22″ w

$500

Jerry Jacobson

Untitled (03-23-19)

ink and rust on paper

30″ h x 22″ w

$500

Lauri Kaye

Footprints of Sabino Canyon

mixed media giclee collage on metal

24″ h x 24″ w

$345

Erinn Kennedy

Pink Clouds

acrylic on panel

12″ h x 9″ w

$175

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

Ocotillo Sunset, Summer Thunderstorm

archival pigment print

framed: 28.25″ h x 25.75″ w

$1500

William Lesch

Rainbow and Ocotillo Over Tucson

archival pigment print

framed: 25.25″ h x 29.25″ w

$1200

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

Fallen Sentinel

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

Color Series: Desert Rain

oil and cold wax on cradle board

24″ h x 24″ w

$1650

Helen Walthier

Color Series: Springtime, Palo Verde

oil and cold wax on cradle board

12″ h x 12″ w

$450

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Maureen Brusa Zappellini

Delights of the Soil

stitched fabric with brass, copper and felt

11.5” h x 8” w

$800