What kind of art are we looking for?
We are looking for artists who can transform trash into art. While you’re saving our landfills, we want you to make something beautiful. Make something haunting or something that makes you think. Make someone laugh. The only rule is you have to make it from trash, materials you would otherwise recycle. So, plastic bags, plastic bottles, shoes, paper rolls, paper bags, telephone cords, cans, magazine or phone books, old jeans, CDs, boxes … anything goes really. Of course, nothing toxic, or nasty, or decomposing. And please don’t buy anything new for the piece; that would kind of defeat the purpose. All material must have had a previous life.
How do you enter?
The first step is to fill out the form letting us know you intend to participate.
The second step is to create your art.
Take a picture and send it us by October 1st, naming your piece, the medium, and any story you would like to include about your creative process.
When we are looking for it.
Tubac Art and Gifts will hold an Opening for the 10 best submissions on Halloween Night, October 31st, 2018. Traditionally, we have a party on Halloween Night. It’s a favorite event in Tubac and very well attended. But this year we want to amaze, even startle, maybe spook our favorite art lovers with your art. Art with a purpose!
Dates and Deadlines:
Today: fill out the form telling us you will be submitting a piece for the contest/opening.
By October 1: email us a photo of your finished piece, with your name, the title, the medium, and the story.
By October 15th: a three person panel will decide who the winners are and send them the good news with shipping information.
By October 25th: Winning pieces must arrive at Tubac Art and Gifts for hanging in the gallery.
October 31: Halloween Party and the Art with a Purpose Opening.
1st Prize: a $300 gift certificate for Tubac Art and Gifts…you can do your holiday shopping early this year! We will also hang your winning art for two weeks, offering it for sale at our normal commission rates.
2nd Prize: a $100 gift certificate for Tubac Art and Gifts. We will also hang your winning art for two weeks, offering it for sale at our normal commission rates.
3rd Prize: a $50 gift certificate for Tubac Art and Gifts. We will also hang your winning art for two weeks, offering it for sale at our normal commission rates.