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CALL TO ARTISTS: Mexican Artists Invited To Enter Santa Cruz River Exhibit

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The Lowe House Project artist in residency program is inviting artists from Mexico to participate with development of an exhibit focusing on the Borderlands cultural and environmental heritage of the Santa Cruz River, a waterway shared by both Mexico and the United States.

The long term intention is an exhibit of the resident artists’ creative work at the Historic Lowe House as a complimentary event during the Smithsonian Institute’s WaterWays traveling exhibit scheduled for the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park October 1 to December 1, 2019. The goal of the exhibit is to bring to light the interweave and complexities of this Borderlands bi-national waterway via the arts.

The Lowe House Project will be establishing partnerships with other area organizations dealing with U.S./Mexico border issues. These partnerships will expand awareness, help engage a broader outreach to the community, help fund the project, and assist resident artists with a better understanding of the shared bi-national aspects of the Santa Cruz River.

The Friends of the Santa Cruz River has offered to partner with the Lowe House Project. FOSCR will guide participating artists who have been selected for the program on informational tours of the river corridor.

The artist residencies are open to qualifying individuals from any nationality and who work in any medium. Because of the shared cultural and environmental character of the Santa Cruz River, the Lowe House Project is encouraging Mexican artists to participate.

The Lowe House Project offers visiting artists with residencies of various lengths which include accommodations and studio/work space. The facilities are located in the Historic Lowe House in Old Town Tubac’s national historic district. Portions of the Historic Lowe House date back to 1767. The building has housed working artists in the tradition of “Tubac: Where Art and History Meet” since 1965.

The Lowe House Project is a 501 (c) (3) not profit organization established in 2014. Donations to the artist in residency project contribute to on-going programming, subsidizing artist residents’ fees and preservation and upkeep of the Historic Lowe House.

Browse our Website for more information about the Lowe House Project programming, workshops, and playshops, updates on the Santa Cruz River exhibit, and the application process for resident artists. Please direct inquiries to Nancy Valentine at

(Photo Credit: Santa Cruz River Friends of the Santa Cruz River)