Exhibitions and Special Events
In the Ironwood Gallery
The Ironwood Gallery is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit. The Ironwood Gallery may occasionally be closed for special events.
Silent Landing, Barn Owl, Acrylic
© Tom Altenburg
Art & the Animal
January 11 - April 6, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Art and the Animal is the flagship exhibition of The Society of Animal Artists (SAA). SAA is regarded worldwide as the most prestigious artist membership organization dedicated to the theme of animals in art. This traveling exhibition is comprised of flatworks and sculptures which combine natural history and fine art in creative ways to exemplify SAA's mission to promote excellence in the portrayal of domestic and wild animals in art.
© Silvia Gomez
Solo Exhibition by Silvia Gomez
April 12 - July 14, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
The Gulf of California is one of Mexico's natural treasures and a source of inspiration and wonder for all who come to its waters. It is this world heritage that has given rise to the exhibition Deep Blue. This installation exhibition presents underwater photographs which create a vivid journey into the depths of the sea. It captures the visitor's imagination by inviting them to plunge into an adventure of discovery, leaving behind their daily routine to witness nature at its splendor. This collection offers an opportunity to create a different experience for the general public, bringing about a new consciousness that emerges from the sea to renew the optimism and hope in all.
© John Agnew
The Scratchboard Art of John Agnew
July 19 - September 7, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
A new, traveling museum exhibition of twenty scratchboards of varying subjects, plus preparatory sketches and paintings will be displayed at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum from July 18 - September 7, 2014. The exhibit is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
John Agnew began his career in natural history museums, where he has designed exhibits, produced illustrations and painted murals and dioramas for museums and zoos around the country and as far away as Moscow. Since the early 80's, John has produced nearly thirty thousand square feet of murals and dioramas in the Cincinnati area for museums, parks and zoos. His smaller paintings and scratchboards of natural history subjects are in collections around the world. He is a Signature Member, and a founding member of Masterworks for Nature. In 2009 he received the "Patricia A. Bott Award for Creative Excellence" at Art and the Animal. He has published many limited edition prints and in 2001, North Light Books published his book, Painting The Secret World Of Nature. His work has been featured in Artist's Magazine, Reptiles magazine and others. In 2011, he was named Artist in Residence at Everglades National Park. He has traveled worldwide in search of his subjects, including Borneo, Thailand and the Peruvian Amazon in addition to much of the United States. His scratchboards are among the very best of artists working in the medium today.
America's Parks of the Southwest
September 13 - October 26, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
America's Parks of the Southwest features original works of art depicting parks of the southwest. The history of park art in America is broad and deep, going all the way back to 1871 and the campaign to rescue Yellowstone by transforming it into the nation's first National Park. Watercolors by Thomas Moran and photos of William Henry Jackson were used by Congress to pass a bill to protect and preserve Yellowstone. President Ulysses S. Grant signed the bill creating the nation's first park on March 1, 1872. This exhibition is an artistic tribute to parks of all kinds by a range of talented artists working today.
"Portraits" Photography by Rhonda Spencer
November 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Birds in Art
April 4 - May 24, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4, 2015, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Birds in Art presents the very best contemporary artistic interpretations of birds and related subject matter. Whether the subjects are backyard feeder favorites or exotic species from around the world, an international cast of renowned artists interprets avian themes and habitats employing diverse styles and mediums. Art lovers and bird lovers alike will discover the harmony and serenity or the power and tension that infuse these artworks.
Andrew Denman: The Modern Wild
October 31, 2015 - January 13, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 31, 2015, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Andrew Denman: The Modern Wild is the first ever solo museum exhibition of the artist's work. Thirty-five original paintings as well as preparatory studies, drawings, and photographs, will showcase Denman's artistic evolution and art-making process. Visitors to this exhibition will find themselves captivated, challenged, and informed by images that push the boundaries of the wildlife art genre. A poet as well as a painter, Denman uses nature's innumerable inspirations not as a template for illustrative mimicry, but as a springboard for metaphor seldom seen in animal art.