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Sonoran Plein Air Painters
Fresh Paint in Old Tucson

Sonoran Plein Air Painters and Old Tucson present:

“Fresh Paint in Old Tucson”

November 22-December 18th

Exhibition Sponsors

Sonoran Plein Air Painters

Old Tucson


Exhibition Theme

Sonoran Plein Air Painters (SPAP) is sponsoring a fun and different opportunity for our plein air artists to peek into Old Tucson theme park and do some painting.  It is open to SPAP members only with dues up to date. The theme of this show is to capture the old west with views of 1800’s Western facade architecture, trains, windmills, stagecoach, and more western rustic scenes than you can imagine. We’re setting up a series of paintout options to hopefully best accommodate your schedules.  We will also include some fun “quick draws” between shows to advertise our gallery pieces and direct traffic to the Shelton Gallery.


Paint Out Schedule Logistics

Within Old West park, we have multiple days scheduled during the week and weekends, with a caveat, please email Mary Davis at Old Tucson when you will be coming so she can let you in the premises. Her email is at

Parking and Entry detail:

As mentioned, please notify Mary Davis via email. During the week, you may park in employ parking, mention you are an artist with SPAP, sign in through security side door. 

Prior to park opening on weekends 10am, park in employee parking, sign in through security door.

After 10am, park in public parking lot and enter through main gate. Again mention you are with SPAP and will be painting in the park.

Paintout Dates: 

Oct. 22nd-24th, 29th-31st PLUS those weekends

Nov. 5th-7th, 12th-14th PLUS those weekends


Show Coordinators:

Chris Rightmer:

Ken Requard:


Open to SPAP members with dues up to date.


This show will be juried and judged, both to be announced later.  You may enter up to 2 plein air paintings, 1 or both could be juried in.  Sales will be an 80/20 split, 80% to artist and 20% to Old Tucson Foundation.  Size can be anything under 200 square inches.


Entry Fees

You may enter 2 pieces with entree fee at $35 for members.



? All entries must be 2 Dimensional, framed plein air paintings in oils, acrylic, water media, or pastel.

? All plein air works must have been completed at Old West them park grounds in plein air.

? Please prepare art with wire on back to be hung on hooks.

? SPAP reserves the right to reject any artwork not deemed ready to hang.  


Entering Your Images

You will use OnlineJuried Shows, and you’ll look up our prospectus:

Entry form must be filled out in its entirety.  List sizes up to the nearest inch. Submitted images must not include matting or frame.  Crop the photos to include only the artwork. Be sure your images are right-side-up.


Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi.  Images should be in JPEG format, RGB color space. Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at: If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:


Please add and to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.


By entering this show, you are providing permission for the use of your images for promotional materials.



Plein Air Painting



80/20 split with artists receiving the 80%, and %20 back to SPAP.   For sales, the artist will arrange for the transaction with the buyer.  You will be contacted by the buyer because your contact phone number will be on the gallery tags that SPAP prepares.   The show will also be available online with artwork for sale to a global audience on



There will be no shipping for this show.



1st: $700

2nd: $500

3rd: $300

People’s Choice: Mystery gift certificate from Marriott Resort  (people’s choice voting will continue until last day of show)

2 Honorable Mentions: mystery gift certificates from


Important Dates

  • Oct. 22nd-24th, 29th-31st PLUS those weekends, paintouts

  • Nov. 5th-7th, 12th-14th PLUS those weekends, paintouts

  • Nov. 15, deadline entry with Online Juried Studios

  • Nov. 17, jury entries

  • Nov. 18, notify members accepted

  • Nov. 21, art drop off, 10am-11am AND hang 11am-12pm

  • Nov. 23, reception 3:30-5:00; announce awards around 4:00; there will light eats and a cash bar.

  • Nov. 30, hosted open house; we will have a couple of fun “quick draws”  to drum up buzz for Shelton Gallery show

  • Dec. 19, pick up art 10am-11am



We will have a reception on Nov. 23, 3:30-5:00 with light eats and a cash bar. As a heads up, this will coincide with their Thanksgiving Celebrate Western Heritage theme, and one of their highest foot traffic events of the year! 

Artists/Invitees can get in free for our reception, just mention SPAP Show


201 S Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85735

Shelton Gallery (first building after you enter)


SPAP or Old Tucson is not liable for stolen or damaged art and by entering this show, you accept these terms.  



Notifications are sent through ConstantContact from To ensure receipt of this notification, please add to your contact list, or safe senders’ list. On the day of notification, you can do the following, but you will also receive an email notification, sent from ConstantContact, that will state the same.


1. Go to and log in using your email address and password.

2. Right above where you just logged in, click "Your Artist Profile." You are now in Your account!

3. Click the show name and you will see your first image. The jury results will be under the thumbnail view.

4. As you will see, it will say either "This Image has been Accepted or Declined in to the show." Under that sentence, you can click "Read Acceptance (or Declined) Letter." The letter will then be displayed below.

5. If you submitted more than one piece in the show, go to the next entered piece in the show by clicking the page number, displayed below the thumbnail image.

6. While you are in your account on, click "Personal Info" and make sure your name, address, phone number, and email address are up-to-date. NOTE: Please be sure to read your letters in their entirety. Most acceptance letters will ask you to RSVP or will have special instructions you must follow.


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