Fun n Funky location in the old multi-use industrial area of the Old Pueblo. The space itself, fantastic. Roomy, good space, great tools/resources, easy to feel confortable. Those involved on every level I have experienced are truly interested in furthering their art, your art, ART. Art For All. Art Saves Lives. Industria.
Beautiful setting up there on the north end of swan.....gorgeous inside and out.....a Tucson staple !
Wow! Can't believe I've been here this long and only just discovered this little gallery. Wonderful paintings and the prices are terriffic! You can fill a whole house with originals and not break the bank. I'm planning on going every month when the show changes.
Fantastic little jewel featuring local artists in water media. Great prices on original art. Shows change monthly so there's always something new to see!
Even though I am one of the crafters in Rita's gallery I am amazed at how professional Rita does this job. She is always pleasant even when I know she is in a lot of pain. Her artwork is stunning!! Naturally I am going to tell you that the leatherwork is some of the best you'll find because I'm Dan Cole (Valhalla Leatherwork) & I've got some of my work there. But the other crafters are absolutely some of the best also. Rita has high standards for both her work & the work that she sells for us, the crafters that use her gallery.
If you walk thru the store you will want to make sure that there is enough money in your account so that you can buy at least one of each item that the crafters make & display there. You can also make special orders with both Rita & the crafters in the shop.
If I add any more it is just going to be like patting myself on the back. Go to Trail Dust Town & go into the Rita Watters Art & Crafters Gallery & see for yourself. You'll wonder why you hadn't seen anything or heard anything about this place before. You will truly find some of the best artwork & crafted items in Southeast Arizona. They will stand up against & match any other type of work in both quality & originality. You'll be proud to own either Rita's artwork or the crafters work & will proudly display it in your home or office.
Owner of Valhalla Leatherwork
Purcell Galleries of Fine Art, established 2004, is located in the historic artists' village of Tubac, Arizona. Featured is the contemporary realism of Roy Purcell. Also proudly represented are several award winning artists all possessing a deep passion for their creations. They have a great Website too: www.PurcellGalleries.com
The new exhibition with Mary Theresa Dietz is wonderful. Mary Theresa Dietz paints mostly with oil sticks, but she also creates encaustic painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. Her subjects are mainly animals. Sometimes she likes to combine different types of animals and animals with humans. Her influences include folk art, pre-Columbian, ancient Egyptian, and ancient European art, German expressionism, the Fauves, animals and the natural world, and her subconscious.
Please stop by Thursday, Friday or Saturday 11 AM - 7 PM
This is a wonderful gallery!
A friendly and supportive environment where artists of all skill levels (and would-be poseurs like yours truly) get together to create art. Despite its name, the Drawing Studio supports all kinds of visual arts, from painting and sculpture to collage and encaustic print making. They have classes on all manner of topics, host regular drop-in figure drawing sessions (currently $10 for three hours), and generally promote artists and exhibits throughout the area.
The best thing about the Studio is the quality of people it's managed to attract. Talented and skilled artists bump elbows with scratchers like me, and you can learn some of the intangibles of technique and composition simply by watching how different people approach, say, the same pose in a live figure drawing.
The physical environment is challenging at time, but that's the only real downside I've found with The Drawing Studio. The figure drawing sessions (especially Sunday mornings) are so popular that you need to arrive early to get the best viewing position, and sometimes things like heat in the winter or AC in the summer aren't exactly industrial strength. But those are minor compared to the benefits.
If you want to ease into art, I can't recommend this place more highly. Low-stress classes (the kind you attend to learn things, not to get a degree or certificate), friendly staff and patrons, and regular opportunities to practice your drawing chops make this a great booster for the arts in and around Tucson.
A lovely new gallery! But I think their summer hours are still in effect (Sept 2010)
This gallery in the heart of Tubac displays the finest oil paintings and sculpture, along with fabulous jewelry, all created by local artists. I was amazed at the quality of the pieces. It is a must for me to stop in each time I visit Tubac.
Gallery 801 is a fun gallery to visit and the work that Steven Derks is doing is really impressive. I was there for a TRAC (Tucson Revivalist Artist Collective) show and was impressed by the quality of the work and the artists Derks represents. I too enjoy Carolyn Anderson's sentimental dog paintings- she is becoming like Tucson's "Blue Dog" (NOLA) or maybe even our version of "Ron Burns". Gallery 801 is really an asset to the Tucson Arts scene and one of the Old Pueblo's undiscovered gems.
Caroline Anderson's large soulful dog paintings are great too. She's like Tucson's own "Blue Dog". You can see her stuff online at www.muttbutt.com .
Lovely and astute proprietress; if you don't see what you like out front (which seems unlikely) ask to see what's in back.
Always has some outstanding art on exhibit - and maybe some less outstanding, but always worth a look.
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