Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions 2019-04-02T11:50:21+00:00

ON THE DESERT: An Exploration of Fibers

April 25 – July 31, 2019 | Main Gallery

Reception with the Artists | Thursday, April 25 | 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Woven, torn, pulped, beaten, soaked, stained, dried, drawn, simulated, stitched, painted, printed, turned, found, photographed, felted, braided, knitted, knotted, collaged, carved, burnt, abraded, cast, cut, folded, flocked, hooked,  pressed, laced, spun, sewn, etc.

Fiber can be and do so many things. For artists – it is a medium and a process – it is natural and synthetic – it is crafted by hand and industrially machined – it is everywhere and in everything – (like Pima Cotton) it is the fabric of our lives.

ON THE DESERT: An Exploration of Fibers will take to the desert in search of traditional and experimental artworks that are made of, on, and about any and all things fiber while simultaneously exploring (perhaps, redefining) the definition(s) of Fiber Art.

Artists are asked to employ every fiber of their being and contribute art works that are focused on the very fibers they are made with. The possibilities are endless. Artists from the region are invited to submit 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional works in any media for consideration in this curated exhibition.

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Image | Lyn Hart | timepieces | handwoven cotton, hemp, linen, nettle and rayon tapestries altered with rust, tea, wine, agua de Jamaica, stitching mounted on reversed artist panel


April 25 – July 31, 2019 | Welcome Gallery

Reception with the Curators | Thursday, April 25 | 5:30 – 8:00 pm

NEW PERSPECTIVES is the fifth survey of objects from Tohono Chul’s Permanent Collection curated by Tohono Chul’s valued Docents and Volunteers. Serving as Guest Curators for 2019 are Midge Berlowe, Jane Fairchild, Priscilla Herrier and Jim Karp.

The permanent collection was started in 1986 with a donation of sixty-five objects from the Estate of Mrs. Robert Wilson. Mrs. Wilson was the mother of Tohono Chul founder, Dick Wilson. The desire to preserve and exhibit objects is deeply rooted in the Wilson family. Dick’s great, great, great-grandfather was Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827), a portraitist of the Federalist Era and founder of Philadelphia’s Peale Museum, one of America’s first major museums. Roughly a century and a half later, Harold S. Colton and Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton (Dick’s uncle and aunt) founded Flagstaff’s Museum of Northern Arizona. Today, Tohono Chul’s Permanent Collection has grown to include over 350 regional objects ranging from basketry, textiles, and ceramics to sculptural works and paintings.

All of the guest curators have dedicated themselves to Tohono Chul and jumped at the opportunity to explore the Permanent Collection and share their knowledge and appreciation of the objects they have chosen.

Image | Anderson Weahkee | Frog Fetish | stone and beads | ACNO 87.2.2

Entry Gallery Project Space

The Entry Gallery Project Space offers Arizona artists an intimate space for cohesive projects. The 2018-2019 Exhibition Calendar will see Olivier Dubois Cherrier | December 21 – January 27; Laurie McKenna | February 1 – March 17; Timothy Mosman | March 22 – April 28; and Debra Kay | May 3 – June 9.


Images (cropped) | clockwise from top left | Olivier Dubois Cherrier | It’s Only A Matter Of Time; Laurie McKenna | selected works from the UNDESIRABLES project; Timothy Mosman | One Painter’s Process; Debra Kay | The Mighty Saguaro

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