Exhibitions

TDS Faculty Exhibit
October 1 – November 4
Opening reception: Saturday, October 1, 6–8 pm

A showcase for the wide range of art expression represented by the teaching artists of The Drawing Studio.

Small Wonders
November 11 – 19
Associate members only preview:
Friday, November 11, 5–6 pm
Opening reception: Friday, November 11, 6–8 pm

Annual exhibit and benefit featuring small, modestly priced original art works in a wide variety of media by artists of the TDS and Tucson community. Perfect for holiday gift-giving!

Priya Vadhyar, The Distant Other, Acrylic and ink on paper, 24x18", 2015

Priya Vadhyar, The Distant Other, Acrylic and ink on paper, 24×18″, 2015

((Mountain x Crow x Echo))
Abstract Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Priya Vadhyar
December 3 – January 16
Opening Reception: December 3. 6–8 pm

((Mountain x Crow x Echo)) is the meeting place of the minuscule and the towering, edge and void, known and unknown. It is both stillness and chaos, presence and eternity. The intersection of restraint and spontaneity, foresight and hindsight, inside and outside. Emerging from contradiction is a meaning elusive yet tangible—-a becoming of something that already is.


2016 Commissioners Brenna Lacey and Steve Rodgveller with artist Ben Johnson

2016 Commissioners Brenna Lacey and Steve Rodgveller with artist Ben Johnson

TDS Commissions Project
January 28 – February 24
Opening reception:
Saturday, January 28, 6–8 pm

An opportunity for individuals, families, and businesses to acquire new works of art while participating in the creative process. TDS will play matchmaker between artists and art buyer-commissioners in a process to benefit individual artists, art lovers, and The Drawing Studio. Join us at the unveiling and exhibition of these exciting artworks by local printmakers, sculptors and painters.

Associate Member, Faculty and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Saturday, February 4
(Location and time to be announced)

This event will bring together the many individuals who make our TDS family vibrant and welcoming! Meet friends, share food, drink and stories, and celebrate each other.

The Collector’s Market
March 3 – 10
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 6–8 pm

A unique and fun opportunity to purchase affordable original art that has been divested to The Drawing Studio by local fine art collectors. Your next treasure is waiting to be discovered.


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About our Gallery

Exhibition is a direct communication between the artist and the viewer. Exhibiting work completes the cycle of creativity. Showing artwork provides opportunities for those who have mastered their craft as well as those who are learning a new medium. It can also illustrate the journey of those pursuing an idea or the mastery of a medium. Visitors to the gallery can see the outcomes of coursework and study as well as the ideas and work that stem from a continued studio practice.

Some exhibits remain in our repertoire each year—Small Wonders, The Gala and the Associates show (which change themes each year). Additionally, the exhibit council comes up with various themed shows each year. Most of our shows are open to community participation. We also jury proposals from artists in the Tucson community to keep up with art that is current, so we can present new artists and visions to our audience.

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering for specific events or exhibitions, contact the TDS Exhibition Coordinator at exhibits@thedrawingstudio.org