Upcoming Exhibitions


Main Gallery | November 19, 2021 – February 2, 2022

Submission Deadline | October 11, 2021

Curator’s Talk: Tuesday, November 23 and Thursday, December 2 at 10:00 a.m.

EARTH is the first exhibition in the series, The ELEMENTS. The series will investigate how artists utilize the elements of fire, air, water, and earth as medium, process, and subject. And how, as a subject, these elements reflect some of the social, economic, political, and environmental issues Arizona currently faces.

The exhibitions of FIRE, WATER, and AIR will follow. The sequence of the three projects will be determined by the number and quality of the entries received.

The crux of each installment is to contemplate human presence and responsibility (or lack of); move toward, hover, and dig at the intersection of art and science, all the while remaining focused on medium, process, and subject; never losing sight of the beauty, wonder, and essence before you.

Artists from the region are encouraged to submit 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works in any media for consideration – video and creative writing submissions are also welcome.

Images (detail) | clockwise from upper left | Jan Bell, Nancy Charak, Patrick Doss, and William Lesch

HOLLY SWANGSTU . Forgotten Soil

Entry Gallery | November 19, 2021  – January 2, 2022

The Entry Gallery Project Space series offers Arizona artists an intimate space for cohesive projects. Tucson artist, Holly Swangstu, employs thin strips of colorful hand-dyed cotton fabric in moody vertical and horizontal compositions that evoke the desert’s light, sky, and landscape.

Holly Swangstu | Joined by a River | dyed cotton on canvas

RALPH PRATA | Whatever it Takes 

Welcome Gallery | November 19, 2021 – February 2, 2022

looks into the inventive mind of Tucson artist Ralph Prata and reveals the new sculptural discoveries he made during a closed down and quiet 202-21. Going for long walks in the desert, Prata decided to take whatever he found and do whatever it takes to keep his creativity moving forward.

Ralph Prata | Preparing for this Moment | found objects

Queen of the Night

Entry Gallery | June-July 2022

For one night each year, this fragrant and stunning flower reveals itself to anyone lucky enough to greet it. To celebrate the treasured Peniocereus greggii or night-blooming cereus, in 2022 an exhibition in the Entry Gallery will feature the Queen of the Night in all her glory.

For 2022, artists are asked to contribute works that represent the Peniocereus greggii plant: the bloom, flower, cactus, tuber or fruit. Artists can submit 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional works in any media for consideration in this curated exhibition. The Entry Gallery is an intimate space that only allows for a small number of works. 

Annie Antone | Queen of the Night | white and green yucca, light and dark devil’s claw | gift of Peggy and Michel Hazard | 2007.6.1

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