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Little by Little

The Little by Little Call for Work is open for online submissions.

Little by Little, a juried exhibition of small artworks, presents a wide variety of art expressed in a size no more than twelve-inches in any dimension. Amazing, beautiful, and impactful small works of art presented in a dedicated exhibition from a more intimate viewpoint that begs for a closer look!

These incredible artworks make wonderful gifts for family, friends, or for you too. If you purchase a piece, we will take it off the wall to take it home with you that day. 

Banner image by Roxanne Almblade
Shed by the Verde River

The Sky – Kate Breakey and Brett Starr

The Sky exhibition of images by two Tucson artists, Kate Breakey and Brett Starr, who recently discovered they had a mutual interest in the heavens. Each of them having looked upward, and felt compelled to make images of the sky, for years. For this exhibition they have gathered together their daytime and nighttime images–of clouds, rainbows, the sun and the moon, comets and cosmic events.

Most recently they collaborated to make deep sky images using an online telescope on the other side of the world. “It was exciting and conceptually poetic to instruct a telescope that is 9,000 miles away to point at an object – a galaxy, or nebulae- on the other side of the universe, and make an image for us to contemplate and print. The incomprehension and wonder you feel is transforming – it puts time and life on earth into perspective, and that is always a good thing”.

Banner image, Kate Breakey, “Orange First Quarter Moon Setting – Safford Peak”


Click here for a Virtual Tour of The Sky exhibition. Share with your friends and family.


View the interview with Kate Breakey and Brett Starr


“You can never have too much sky. You can fall asleep and wake up drunk on sky, and sky can keep you safe when you are sad.” – Sandra Cisneros

Brett Starr, “Above The Horizon”

 

Kate Breakey and Brett Starr, “Galaxy NGC 55”

About Kate Breakey

Kate Breakey is internationally known for her large-scale, richly hand-colored photographs including her acclaimed series of luminous portraits of birds, flowers and animals in a series called Small Deaths published in 2001 by University of Texas Press. Her other monographs include, Painted Light, University of Texas in 2010, a career retrospective that encompasses a quarter century of prolific image making.

Her collection of photograms, entitled ‘Las Sombras / The shadows’ was published by University of Texas Press in October 2012. This series is a continuation of her lifetime investigation of the natural world which in her own words is ‘brimming with fantastic mysterious beautiful things.

Since 1980 her work has appeared in more than 110 one-person exhibitions and in over 60 group exhibitions . A native of South Australia, Kate moved to Austin, Texas in 1988. She completed a Master of Fine Art degree at the University of Texas in 1991 where she also taught photography in the Department of Art and Art History until 1997. Her collections include the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, The Australian National Gallery and the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, as well as various private collections.

She has resided in the Tucson, Arizona for 20 years, and regularly teaches workshops nationally and internationally.

About Brett Starr

Brett Starr is a photographic artist born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. He received his bachelors degree in fine art photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He works primarily with historic processes in his photography. By knowing the rules of calculation and precision in the processes, he is then able to deconstruct and embrace the uncontrollability of the historical processes. Doing this allows him to create work in an experimental way without getting lost trying to recreate the incidental. His work explores the relationship between humans and the world around them. Brett is currently residing in Tucson, Arizona working as a commercial real-estate photographer.

(re)View and Imprint Celebration

To celebrate our exhibition of (re)View: Abstract, Land, and the Narrative, we hosted a Walk and Talk in the Galleries with Philip V. Augustin, BK Skaggs, and Melanie Walker. Each of the artists spoke about the inspiration surrounding their artwork, how the exhibited pieces evolved, and the conceptual ideas they are interested in. We were grateful for the opportunity to hear their comments and gain some insight into the work of these three fascinating artists! Special thanks to Philip and Melanie who travelled from New Mexico and Colorado to be with us – we’re glad you could be here!

Following the Walk and Talk was an Artist Reception for both (re)View and Imprint, our sculptural exhibition featuring Alexandra Bowers and Mary Meyer, who both had additional pieces available for our Holiday Sale. Thank you to everyone who came out, enjoyed the artwork, and provided thoughtful conversation!

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Philip V. Augustin speaks about his work in (re)View

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Philip V. Augustin

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(re)View artist Melanie Walker shares some valuable insight to her artistic inspiration

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BK Skaggs gives an attentive audience the backstory to his works in (re)View

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Wood-burned pieces by Alexandra Bowers for the Imprint Artists’ Holiday Sale

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Works by Mary Meyer featured in the Imprint Artists’ Holiday Sale

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Opening Reception of The City

Big thanks to everyone that joined us for the opening reception and InFocus pre-reception of William W. Fuller’s The City! The exhibition will be on view through February 27, and you can stop in to purchase your copy of The City any day Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-6pm.

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Allen Dutton Reception

Reconnecting with Friends

Gary Lewellen

This past Saturday evening, despite being bitterly cold, a warm group of friends joined us to welcome the Duttons. Allen Dutton and Marianne Dutton were on-hand to talk about Allen’s new book, reconnect with friends and past students, and make new friends at the closing reception of Strange But True. This exhibit was last shown at the Corcoran Museum in Washington DC in 2000. Gary Lewellen, a past student and close friend of the Duttons played guitar and harmonica to liven up the evening.

Allen discussed his Rhino Ranch and told stories of his herd of rhinos roaming on his northern Arizona ranch. His illustrated Rhino book tells the entire story, but not like Allen can tell it in person.

Strange But True is a collection of images of Arizona that brings back memories of the changes we have experienced over the past 40 years as Arizona has grownup. We all look forward to Allen’s new, soon to be published book, and another concert from Gary in the future.

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