Main Gallery

On The Desert | the Discovery and Invention of Color

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 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

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

Nicholas Bernard

Green Spiral

earthenware

10″ h x 8″ w

$245

Nicholas Bernard

Tangerine Wave

earthenware

7″ h x 6.5″ w

$195

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

Rebecca Bish

Cactus Bowl #1

ceramic

4″ h x 7.75″ w

$125

Rebecca Bish

Cactus Bowl #3

ceramic

5″ h x 7.25″ w

$125

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

Rick DeMont

Sonoran Grotto

watercolor on paper

framed: 35.5″ h x 47.25″ w

$4500

Lex Gjurasic

Rabbit Rabbit

acrylic on floating panel

40″ h x 32″ w

$800

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Lex Gjurasic

Shrimp Shramp

acrylic on floating panel

size coming soon

$375

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Lex Gjurasic

Sundae

acrylic on floating panel

size coming soon

$375

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

Linda Margaret Kilgore

La Mattina Tranquila

shaped and welded steel

25.25″ h x 6″w x 6″ d

$1800

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

Miriam Otte

Heat Wave

fabric and thread

44″ h x 38″ w

$950

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

Shimmering

hand dyed fabrics, thread, beads on hardwire cloth

15″ h x 15″ w

$400

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

Robin Westenhiser

Sandia Summer Summer Still Life with Watermelon

acrylic on canvas

24″ h x 24″ w

$300

Robin Westenhiser

Sonoran Still Life

acrylic on cradle board

20″ h x 20″ w

$275

Maureen Brusa Zappellini

Delights of the Soil

stitched fabric with brass, copper and felt

11.5” h x 8” w

$800