Main Gallery

Día de los Muertos

September 9 – November 8, 2021

The celebration of El Día de los Muertos is a joyful occasion of remembrance, involving feasts and festivities through which death is recognized as a part of the natural process of living. Contemporary celebrations of this holiday bear both ancient traditions and a modern flair and have become a rich part of Tucson’s cultural heritage. This exhibition celebrates the creative ways artists honor and enliven this deeply meaningful holiday through artistic expressions of personal and universal significance.

Arizona artist Manuel Fontes will be joining Tohono Chul’s curatorial team as co-curator for our 2021 Día de los Muertos exhibition. Manuel Fontes studied fine art photography at Phoenix College and earned his B.A. and M.A. in Ecological Anthropology from Arizona State University. He grew up in Southern Arizona celebrating the traditional Mexican Holiday, Día de los Muertos, with his family every year. The Sonoran Desert has always been his home. As an Environmental Scientist, the natural sequence of the Sonoran Desert fascinates him. As an artist, he has been exhibited his work in eleven exhibitions at Tohono Chul since 2015. He tries to capture the lives of rural people and their connection to the land. His work primarily focuses on the lifeways and folklore of the Hispanic Southwest.

Día De Los Muertos features 61 works from 42 Arizona artists including:

Cheri Anderson, Carolee Asia, Jan Bell, Heather Bentz, Alexandra Berger Clamons, Barbara Jo Borch, Jacqueline R. Bradley, Heather Buton, Melani Camacho, Veta Carney, Morgiana Correa, Vanessa Dearing, Linda Ekstrum, Jennifer Eschedor, Jeffrey Falk, Manuel Fontes, Diane Ganski, Susie Gillatt, Annie Gordon, Barbara Hall, Catherine Hanson, Cat Hill, Wendy Islas, Jerry Jacobson, Kathleen Koopman, Chuck LaVoie, Annie Lopez, Gloria Martinez and Pat Manion, Lydia Miszuk, George Penaloza ,Astrid Randall, Claire Roth, Timothy Schirack Patricia Silva, Rachel Slick, Aimee Smythe, Bonita Sur, Lisa Swanson, Megan Welker, Robin Westenhiser and Bobbie Wilson

50% of all sales from the Día de los Muertos exhibition help fund programs at Tohono Chul

Please contact the Exhibits Department, if you have any questions or would like to purchase artwork: exhibits@tohonochul.org

Image | Cat Hill | We Remember Us | acrylic


Artwork information coming soon.

Cheri Anderson

Joyful Remembrance

archival pigment print

print – 8″ h x 8″ w

frame – 14″ h x 14″ w

$150

Cheri Anderson

Procession for the Departed

archival pigment print

print – 9″ h x 13″ w

frame – 12″ h x 16″ w

$150

Carolee Asia

Disfrutalo Mientras Puedas – Enjoy It While You Can

papier-mâché, palm frond, fine art papers, spray paint, beads, wire, gold thread, resin

25” h x 18″ w x 14” w

$1500

Jan Bell

Memory, Saguaro 

stoneware

9″ h x 8.5″ w

$140

Jan Bell

Remorse, Netleaf Hackberry  

stoneware

4.5″ h x 8.5″ w

$75

Jan Bell

Sorrow, Ponderosa Pine

stoneware

6″ h x 5.5″ w

$85

Heather Bentz

Nine Decades and an Orange Blaze

water-soluble crayon and graphite on paper on birch board

22″ h x 30″ w

$900

Alexandra Berger Clamons

Monarch on Marigold

stained glass with glass paints

11″ h x 5″ w

$140

Alexandra Berger Clamons

Monarch Skull

stained glass with glass paints

7″ h x 4″ w

$80

Alexandra Berger Clamons

Winged Heart

stained glass

11″ h x 4″ w

$128

Barbara Jo

Accordion School

vintage photograph printed on aluminum

11″ h x 14″ w

Not for Sale

Barbara Jo

Polka

pine, plywood, canvas, leather and satin

16″ h x 18″ w

$3500

Jacqueline R. Bradley

Covid Dia De Los Muertos

hand stamped copper with glass sugar skull, cloisonne beads, glass, and copper beads with a magnetic clasp with matching earrings

23″ l

SOLD

Jacqueline R. Bradley

Craneo De Azucar Rojo

sugar skull, sterling silver findings, Swarovski crystals, art glass beads, sterling silver crab claw clasp with matching earrings

18″ l

$175

Jacqueline R. Bradley

Craneo Rosado

pink enameled sugar skull with a sterling silver cross, sterling silver findings, lampwork pink beads, glass faceted beads and a set of pink enameled sugar skulls with matching earrings

19″ l

$200

Heather Buton

Sugar Skull

cement, Paint, wood, mirror, plastic straws, mini lights and glow sticks

15″ h x 10″ w x 15″ d

$150

Melani Camacho

Bobbi

linocut print

print – 13″ h x 10″ w

frame – 14 5/8″ h x 11.75″ w

$200

Veta Carney

Forever Faithful

galss

8″ h x 11″ w x 4.5″ d

$300

Morgiana Correa

All Dolled Up Catrina

bakeable clay

8″ h

SOLD

Morgiana Correa

Día de los Muertos Cowboy

bakeable clay

10″ h

$45

Morgiana Correa

Enlightened Lady

bakeable clay

8″ h

$45

Vanessa Dearing

One Man’s Life

assemblage

24″ h x 16″ w x 12″ d

Not for Sale

Linda Ekstrum

Grieving Together

archival pigment print

print – 11″ h x 17″ w

frame – 16″ h x 20″ w

$375

Linda Ekstrum

Grieving Together

archival pigment print

print – 11″ h x 14″ w

frame – 16″ h x 20″ w

$375

Jennifer Eschedor

Altar Garland

papier-mâché, acrylic paint, plastic & African glass beads

53″ l

$225

Jeffrey Falk

Playmate of the Clouds

mixed media

84″ h x 60″ w

$1000

Manuel Fontes

Guillermo – Arenas Valley, New Mexico

B&W print

print – 4.75″ h x 6.75″ w

frame – 11.25″ h x 14.25″ w

$450

Manuel Fontes

House on the Hill – Arenas Valley, New Mexico

B&W print

print – 4.75″ h x 6.75″ w

frame – 11.25″ h x 14.25″ w

$450

Manuel Fontes

Inside House on the Hill – Arenas Valley, New Mexico

B&W print

print – 4.75″ h x 6.75″ w

frame – 11.25″ h x 14.25″ w

$450

Diane Ganski

Honey Did You Lock the Car?

metal, acrylic and fabric

32″ h x 22″ w x 7″ d

$1800

Susie Gillatt

Flying Away

print on canvas

16″ h x 24″ w

$250

Susie Gillatt

Overwhelmed

print on aluminum

11″ h x 24″ w

$175

Annie Gordon

Honoring Ancestors

photo transfer on fabric with beads

20″ h x 18″ w

$225

Barbara Hall

Shrine I

fabric

19.5″ h x 20.5″ w

NFS

Kitty Hanson

La Doncella

mosaic

4″ h x 3″ w x 4″ d

$175

Kitty Hanson

La Viuda

mosaic

6″ h x 4″ w x 6″ d

$500

Kitty Hanson

Untitled

mosaic

5.5″ h x 5.5″ w x 9.5″ d

$450

Cat Hill

All Dressed Up With Someplace To Go

acrylic on wood

14″ h x 11″ w

$400

Cat Hill

Recuerdos- Memories of a Life Well-Lived

acrylic on wood

16″ h x 12″ w

$430

Cat Hill

We Remember Us

acrylic on wood

10″ h x 20″ w

SOLD

Wendy Islas

Celebrating

archival pigment print

print – 10″ h x 8″ w

frame – 18″ h x 14″ w

$250

Wendy Islas

Getting Ready

archival pigment print

print – 10″ h x 8″ w

frame – 18″ h x 14″ w

$250

Wendy Islas

Soulful

archival pigment print

print – 8″ h x 10″ w

frame – 14″ h x 18″ w

$250

Jerry Jacobson

Mask Drawing (06-15-20)

ink, graphite and colored pencil on paper

artwork – 16″ h x 12″ w

frame – 21″ h x 17″ w

SOLD

Jerry Jacobson

untitled 08-10-20

ink, graphite and colored pencil on paper

artwork – 11″ h x 9.25″ w

frame – 17.5″ h x 1725″ w

$225

Jerry Jacobson

untitled 10-10-30

ink on paper

30″ h x 20″ w

$500

Kathleen Koopman

Amethyst

found object mixed media assemblage

16″ h x 6″ w x 2″ d

$300

Kathleen Koopman

In Memoriam  (Dedicated to Antonio and Josefina Leon) 

found object mixed media assemblage

14″ h x 9.5″ w x 5″ d

$300

Chuck LaVoie

Transmogrify

mixed media

96″ h x 96″ w

Not for Sale

Annie Lopez

El Hombre

cyanotype on tamale wrapper paper and watercolor paper with thread

artwork – 11″ h x 14″ h

frame – 16″ h x 20″ w

$750

Annie Lopez

Winged (Tony)

cyanotype on tamale wrapper paper with thread

artwork – 26″ h x 26″ w

frame – 30″ h x 30″ w

$2500

Annie Lopez

Winged (JoAnn)

cyanotype on tamale wrapper paper and watercolor paper with thread

frame – 22″ h x 26″ w

$1500

Pat Manion and Gloria Martinez

El Altar de Día de los Muertos

mixed media

11″ h x 8″ w x 4″ d

$150

Pat Manion and Gloria Martinez

La Ofrenda

mixed media

8″ h x 8″ w x 3″ d

SOLD

Pat Manion and Gloria Martinez

Forever and Ever

mixed media

9″ h x 8″ w x 4″ d

$125

Lydia Miszuk

Ofenda Para Mi Abuelita

handmade desert papers including prickly pear, tumbleweed, yucca and cotton

13″ h x 9″ w x 8″ w

$500

George Peñaloza

She Can’t Take It With Her

stoneware

7″ h x 5″ w x 6″ d

$375

Astrid Randall

Día de los Muertos Mask

mixed media on gourd

11.5″h x 8.5″ w x 4″ d

$130

Claire Roth

La Bienvenida

mixed media

5.25″ h x 6″ w

$140

Timothy Schirack

Crossing Over

painted paper collage

36″ h x 60″ w

$2400

Patricia Silva

Rosa Julia

acrylic and mixed media on wood

23″ h x 19″ w

$800

Rachel Slick

Birthday Cake Candelabra for the Dead, Blue

mixed media

12″ h x 18″ w x 12″ d

$800

Rachel Slick

Birthday Cake Candelabra for the Dead, White

mixed media

15″ h x 15″ w x 15″ d

$800

Rachel Slick

Calavera Chandelier

mixed media

36″ h x 24″ w x 24″ d

$1600

Rachel Slick

Calavera Chandelier

mixed media

19 pieces available, various sizes, roughly 2.4″ h x 2″ w

$40 each

Rachel Slick

Emiliano

mixed media

13″ h x 12″ w x 12″ d

Not for Sale

Rachel Slick

Valentina

mixed media

14″ h x 11″ w x 11″ h

Not for Sale

Rachel Slick

Visitations to a Second Blooming

mixed media

40″ h x 32″ w

$800

Aimee Smythe

At the Beach-Cuba 1930

manipulated photographs, silkscreen, indigo and hand dyed fabric stretched on a frame

16″ h x 12″ w

$275

Aimee Smythe

Dad Golf Devotee

manipulated photographs, surface design, hand painted and commercial fabric stretched on a frame

16″ h x 12″ w

$275

Aimee Smythe

Honeymoon Edgewater Beach 1933

manipulated photo, silkscreen, surface design and hand dyed fabric stretched on a frame

16″ h x 12″ w

$275

Aimee Smythe

Mom Cuba 1930

manipulated photo, silkscreen, surface design and hand dyed fabric stretched on a frame

16″ h x 12″ w

$275

Aimee Smythe

Newlyweds 1933 #1

manipulated photographs, surface design and commercial fabric stretched on a frame

16″ h x 12″ w

$275

Aimee Smythe

Pandemonium

botanical printing on fabric suspended from barn siding

88″ h x 60″ w

$800

Aimee Smythe

Siblings at the Beach 1930

manipulated photographs ,botanical prints, surface design and hand-dyed and commercial fabric stretched on a frame

16″ h x 12″ w

$275

Bonita Sur

Cholla de la Vida

ceramic with iron oxide wash

14″ h x 8″ w

$300

Bonita Sur

Saguaro de la Vida

ceramic with iron oxide wash

17″ h x 9″ w

$350

Lisa Swanson

Señor y Señora

hand built glazed ceramic

7.5″ h x 8.75″ w, each

$125 for both

Lisa Swanson

Tree of Life

hand built glazed ceramic

9.5″ h x 9.75″ w

$175

Megan Welker

Rejoice

watercolor on paper

artwork – 2″ h x 3.5″ w

frame – 9.5″ h x 11.5″ w

$130

Megan Welker

Returning

watercolor on paper

artwork – 2″ h x 3.5″ w

frame – 9.5″ h x 11.5″ w

$130

Robin Westenhiser

Beloved Owl

acrylic on wood cradle board

14″ h x 14″ w

$225

Robin Westenhiser

View From Above
I planted a patch of marigolds for you…

acrylic on wood cradle board

14″ h x 14″ w

$225

Bobbie Wilson

Reliquary for My Father

plaster, paint and relics on foam core

15″ h x 8″ w x 3″ d

Not for Sale


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