First Nations Contemporary Biennial - Call For Artists

First Nations Contemporary Biennial – Call For Artists

First Nations Contemporary Biennial – Call For Artists

The Tubac Center of the Arts presents the First Nations Contemporary Biennial, an exhibition of contemporary art created by First Nations/Native American artists. Artists are urged to enter work which is innovative in concept and approach. Work must have been completed within the last 36 months. All work must be the original creation of the artist. Any media is eligible.

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Deadline: 2 Aug 2018

Juried by Nez Perce-Onondaga contemporary artist Frank Buffalo Hyde. This exhibition is open to any First Nations artist in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Pieces will be for sale and eligible for prizes. This is Tubac’s first major exhibition of First Nations/Native American contemporary art. It offers artists the opportunity to explore their medium and have gallery space. Tubac is considered one of the finest art towns in America (Los Angeles Times) and provides substantive publicity for artists and their work.


  • August 3 to 8, 2018: Jury process
  • August 9, 2018: Notifications to artists
  • September 8 – 10 , 2018: Shipped art due
  • Monday, September 10, 2018: Hand delivered art due
  • Friday, September 14, 2018: Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, 5:00-7:00 pm
  • Monday, October 22, 2018: Art must be picked up
  • Week of October 29, 2018: Shipped work returned

First Nations Contemporary Biennial Awards

  • Best of Show $500
  • Award of Excellence $300
  • Award of Merit $250
  • Juror’s Award $100
  • Honorable Mention $75
  • Honorable Mention $75

About Tubac Center of the Arts

The Tubac Center of the Arts has featured work from a variety of nationally known artists including Felice House, Maynard Dixon, and Olivia Barrionuevo. Within the three galleries, Tubac has sought to offer challenging exhibitions that present thought-provoking and innovative art. As a nonprofit entity, Tubac can take aesthetic chances that for-profit galleries may not. The center offers a performing arts series, open studio tour, and educational programs for adults and children. Located just south of Tucson, the Tubac Center of the Arts seeks to re-imagine the borderlands as a place of vibrant artistic, cultural, and economic possibility.

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