Upcoming Exhibitions

Rancho Linda Vista

November 15, 2019 – February 5, 2020 | Main Gallery Reception with the Artists | Friday, November 15 | 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Curator’s Talk| Tuesday, November 19 and Thursday, November 21| 10am

In 1967, a group of artists decided to create a community in the desert in which to live and create. They settled n the perfect space in the foothills of the Catalina’s near the town or Oracle, renovating an old cattle/guest ranch to meet their needs. Since then, Rancho Linda Vista has been a haven for artists, designers, writers and thinkers. This exhibition will explore the influence and history of this intriguing community and its impact on the arts in Arizona.

10 x 10 | A Fundraiser

October 4 – December 22, 2019 | Entry Gallery

10 x 10 is an invitational exhibition with the many artists who make Tohono Chul’s galleries such a unique experience. 10 x 10 features a wide range of sculpture and paintings, prints, photographs, and mixed-media works no larger than 10 inches in any dimension. Each artwork is priced at $100 and can be taken home immediately upon purchase. Artwork on display will change periodically over the course of the exhibition, with new works constantly being revealed. The curators will be available Monday – Friday to show additional works that are waiting in the wings. 50% of each sale will fund programming at Tohono Chul.

Image | Nicholas Bernard | earthenware

Jim Waid | The Drawings of Rancho Linda Vista

November 15, 2019 – February 5, 2020 | Welcome Gallery

This exhibition will feature a collection of drawings completed during a residency at Rancho Linda Vista by Tucson artist, Jim Waid

Image | Jim Waid | Ink Study |pen and ink on paper


January 18 – June 26, 2020 | Gardens

Since its founding, Tohono Chul has served as a model of sustainable living with the surrounding natural environment, promoting habitat protection and gardening practices that attract native wildlife, particularly pollinators. Now, thanks to a generous $5,000 grant from TEP, we are launching a new project — Home Sweet Habitat — which demonstrates creative ways to provide habitat for local, native pollinators while partnering with local artists, pollinator experts, businesses and other non-profits in a visitor-friendly format.

Artists are asked to design and create habitat solutions for bats, bees, birds and butterflies, using recycled and repurposed materials. The chosen artists will have the guidance of local experts to ensure their designs functionality and a $250 honorarium for creating the habitat. Completed habitats will be installed in the gardens, opening with the Tohono Chul Members Reception in January and culminating with the Adopt-a-Bee Pollinator Party in June. Interpretive labels, maps, and handouts with suggestions for do-it-yourself pollinator habitats/gardens at home will accompany this outdoor exhibition.

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Image | Greg Croman with Tidhar Ozeri | Native Bee Habitat| steel and reclaimed wood

Entry Gallery Project Space

To increase the visibility of Arizona artists, Tohono Chul is requesting proposals for solo, collaborative, and group exhibitions in the ENTRY GALLERY PROJECT SPACE. The 2019 – 2020 Exhibition Season will see four PROJECT SPACE slots: December 27 – February 2, February 7 – March 15, March 20 – April 26, and May 1 – June 7.

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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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