Tubac Center of the Arts

From an original watercolor by Giga Leone, Tubac Artist

Tubac, AZ




Arizona Highways: Celebrating Our Land, Our People


"Arizona Highways: Celebrating Our Land, Our People," a photography exhibition of Arizona Highways magazine's best contemporary photographers, opened Saturday, October 7, 2000 at Tubac Center of the Arts (TCA).

The year 2000 marks the 75th anniversary of the publication. TCA was chosen as one of three venues to celebrate this milestone with an exhibition of 75 photo enlargements. Created by Desert Caballeros Western Museum (Wickenburg, Ariz.), the exhibition features 75 photo enlargements - some as large as 4 x 8 feet - that depict the unique aspects of Arizona. Landscapes, ancient cultures, and portraits.

From its inception, Arizona Highways created a new standard for the travel industry. Its prominence was established many years ago when editor Raymond Carlson decided to feature color photos in his modest travel publication. Photographers Joseph Muench, Ray Manley, Esther Henderson, Ansel Adams were early contributors. The magazine's editorial support of these photographers and their work created a genre of photography that continues to set standards throughout the industry. (photo courtesy of Arizona Highways)

"TCA is honored to have the opportunity to mount such an important exhibition," stated Colleen Lester, executive director. "Our current season is devoted to Arizona artists, authors and performers. This exhibit is one of the highlights of our year."

Arizona Highways: Celebrating Our Land, Our People is presented with major support from Ramada Express Hotel and Casino Laughlin, Nevada, Northern Trust Bank, and Image Craft.

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TCA was opened to the public in 1972 and is a member supported, charitable organization providing comprehensive arts programming to the people of the Santa Cruz Valley. See the Center's website for hours and admission fees.


(above: Tubac Center of the Arts, 2013. Photo by John Hazeltine)


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Twenty-five Years of Art Commitment in Tubac: A Retrospective Exhibit, By Nancy Valentine. Published by Tubac Center of the Arts, Santa Cruz Valley Art Association, 1997. Google Books says: "Catalog of an exhibition held Oct. 11-Nov. 9, 1997 at the Tubac Center of the Arts in Tubac, Arizona."

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