Call To Artists News

CALL TO ARTISTS: Rio Compartido, Sunflower Paintout, Historic Adobe Tour

Pennington House, Sunflower Paint Out

For Immediate Release August 1, 2018
Contact: Nancy Valentine

Lowe House Project, Tubac AZ–The Lowe House Project is inviting artists to participate in three upcoming events at the artist in residency program in Old Town Tubac, Arizona.

Calling All Artists!
Rio Compartido/Shared River
The Santa Cruz River Binational WaterWays Exhibit
October/November 2019

Now in the second year of the Rio Compartido/Shared River program, the Lowe House Project artist in residency, in partnership with the Friends of the Santa Cruz River, is inviting Mexican and American artists 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 exhibit will be a held at the Historic Lowe House during the Smithsonian Institute’s WaterWays exhibit to be held at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park from October- November 2019. Participating artists – in-house as well as non- resident contributing artists – are encouraged to participate in the educational programming being scheduled such as hikes, tours, lectures, classes and visits to public parks and museums. These programs are intended to expand awareness of the habitat, humanity, history and cultural heritage of the Upper Santa Cruz River basin of the bi-national waterway.

Accepted artists will develop a body of work or works in any mediums for potential inclusion in the exhibit to run complementary to and concurrent with the Smithsonian WaterWays exhibit. Contact Nancy Valentine at

The Second Annual Van Gogh Sunflower Paint Out and Auction
Saturday October 6, 2018

Sunflowers juxtaposed against the Old Town Tubac historic adobe buildings in the villages’ National Historic District will be the inspiration for plein air artists during the second year of this fun and colorful Van Gogh Sunflower Paint Out and Auction fundraiser. Artists will paint during the day throughout Old Town Tubac and present their work for sale at the silent auction and reception scheduled to begin at 3:30 at the Lowe House Project artist residency program in the Historic Lowe House. The event is a fundraiser to benefit Lowe House Project artist residency program and participating artists. Contact Pamela Wedemeyer for more information at

Third Annual Old Town Tubac Historic Adobe Building Tour
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Calling all artists local artists and those exhibiting in Tubac! You’ve loved the Old Town Tubac historic adobes and have spent hours painting them. Come again with the thought in mind of submitting your Old Town Tubac paintings for an exhibit in conjunction with Old Town Tubac Historic Adobe Building Tour and exhibit and sale to be held Saturday, November 10, 2018.

This year’s co-sponsors and beneficiaries of this fundraiser are the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and the Lowe House Project artist residency program. Come again to paint this summer in the cool mornings with the place in full bloom and the light it’s unique summer clarity. You have plenty of time. The deadline for submission of new works is October 20th. The Historic Lowe House (14 Calle Iglesia, Old Town Tubac) home of the Lowe House Project, is included on the tour again, and by popular demand, will be hosting the exhibit of new works. Email in advance at so that the Lowe House Project facilities can be made available to you.

The Lowe House Project is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization located in the Historic Lowe House at 14 Calle Iglesia in Old Town Tubac. Donations to the artist in residency project contribute to ongoing programming, subsidizing artist residents’ fees and preservation and upkeep of the Historic Lowe House. For more information about the Calls to Artists, Lowe House Project events, programming, workshops and “playshops,” and the application process for resident artists, review our Website or contact Nancy Valentine at