In keeping with the theme of the Arizona Theatre Company production “The Second City Does Arizona, or Close But No Saguaro,” the Temple Gallery (located at the historic Temple of Music and Art) will host the “Tucson Saguaro Invitational,” opening April 3, 2010.
Artists are invited to take a fresh look at the much loved plant and submit 3-5 jpegs of finished works that use a photographic process in addressing the Saguaro. The photographic process must be visible in the finished work. Terry Etherton of Etherton Gallery, which manages the Temple Gallery, will jury artist submissions, and work selected for inclusion in the exhibition will be available for sale.
Deadline: January 15
Notification will be made by Febturary 1. Artists will be responsible for framing or other professional presentation.
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From the e-blast today: “Be sure to treat yourself to the current Etherton show Poetics of Light. Kate Breakey, continues her rich obsession as observer and chronicler of the natural world with her series Las Sombras (The Shadows). Featuring 100 photograms in an array of vintage frames on one wall, these ghost images left by the smallest of desert scorpions to the great horned owl and the rich flora of the Sonoran desert, are not to be missed. Collaborator-partners James Hajicek and Carol Panaro-Smith, also using a cameraless process, move into the next decade of their work and lives watching the elegant impermanence of plants while adding figural elements to create a nuanced exploration of both deeper personal and non-personal relationships. Also on exhibit are Masao Yamamoto’s tiny photographs-fireworks displays, a flock of geese, a wise snow monkey-which frequently capture those lovely but fleeting moments that continue, for all the right reasons, to echo inside of you.”