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2023 - 2024 Season

December 2023 | January 2024 | February 2024 | March 2024 | April 2024

Visit this page often for updates on events at the gallery and in Tubac.

December 2023

Tis the season to be jolly. So they say. Remember Tubac and the Feminine Mystique Art Gallery when shopping for gifts. We have what you need. If the Feminine Mystique does not have it, we will try to steer you in the right direction. 

With a heavy heart, I have to announce there is only one more season for the gallery. After being in business for 28 years, it will be time for Pat to retire. 

If there is anyone out there interested in owning the Feminine Mystique, Please call Pat Aguilar at 520-988-0131. Hopefully I will find somebody to continue helping Women sell their work in a safe and friendly atmosphere.

Sincerely, Pat Aguilar

December 1 & 2 LUMINARY NIGHTS - Fiesta de Navidad is Tubac’s annual celebration of the Holiday Season! The streets are lined with luminaries and the stores are open until 9 PM. Join Tubac at sunset for great homemade food, music and Santa Claus! Gretchen LimaWood, a fan favorite at the gallery, will be joining us on Friday, December First for Luminary Night. Stop in and say hello!

 


December Featured Artist:

Arlene Zaloznik

Gourd art with Pine Needles and Rock

 

Arlene Zaloznik

Basketry is my passion. Weaving brings me an inner peace that I hope you will find as well as you look at my baskets. It all began with a class in 1996. Other than that one class, I am mostly self taught. I now work out of my home in Green Valley, AZ.

The more traditional baskets are hand woven from rattan reed have either a solid weave or wood base. These baskets are very sturdy and are easy to care for - a spray of water will remove any dust.

The gourds are woven with pine needles and waxed linen thread. The gourds are left in their natural state and sealed with a furniture polish to maintain and enhance the natural finish of the gourd. Once the weaving is complete, they are sprayed with a protective acrylic spray. The gourds are embellished with natural gemstones, botanicals pods, feathers, fossils, and/or antlers. I look at the gourd - letting it speak to me - and then I select the botanicals, feathers and beads, often spending several hours until I find that "right" combination. No two gourds are alike.

Waxed linen baskets are the most time intensive baskets, often taking days to complete. They are woven from waxed linen thread, embellished with beads and are very colorful reflecting the desert southwest with its colorful rocks and brilliant blue skies. The baskets are hand shaped with the beads creating interesting design elements. No two of these baskets are alike.

My work is on display at many galleries throughout the country to include Feminine Mystique Gallery in Tubac, Arizona.


 

 

 



Stop in the Gallery and sign up for our E-newsletter and be included in our monthly RAFFLE to win an original piece of art. Even if you are already on our mailing list, you are eligible to come in each month to place a new ticket in the vase. December's prize will be Mother and Daughter by Gretchen LimaWood.


--Mother & Daughter

You could be the Raffle Prize Winner for December

January 2024

 

Stop in the Gallery and sign up for our E-newsletter and be included in our monthly RAFFLE to win an original piece of art. Even if you are already on our mailing list, you are eligible to come in each month to place a new ticket in the vase. January's prize will be Sunny by Julia Aubrey.


--Sunny

You could be the Raffle Prize Winner for January

February 2024

The Tubac Festival of the Arts is upon us, February 7-11. The village will be full of tents, good food, and entertainment. Come join us at the Feminine Mystique Art Gallery, visit with our artists and enjoy a friendly atmosphere of joy and celebration.

65th annual Tubac Festival of the Arts February 7 - 11, 2024
Festivals have been a tradition in The Historic Village of Tubac since 1959. The Tubac Festival of the Arts is Southern Arizona’s longest running art festival. 

Highlights of the Festival include more than 250 fine artists and craftsmen, a large assortment of festival eateries, and live entertainment.  Exhibiting artists are integrated throughout The Village, along roadways and plazas, and woven among the more than 125 art galleries, boutiques, specialty shops, and restaurants – providing one of the most spectacular art settings in Arizona! 

Discover the place Where Art and History Meet! We are located just 45 minutes south of Tucson.

Reservations are suggested at hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants in The Village, Tubac Golf Resort and Spa, and in Tumacacori, Arizona for all festivals and events.



February Featured Artist:

Mari Loehrlein

Mosaic Pictures and Mirrors

 

Mari Loehrlein

Marietta, who also goes by Mari, was born in southern Indiana, attended college and worked in Tucson, California, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. She taught Horticulture at Western Illinois University before retiring and devoting her time to traveling and in creative pursuits.

About two years into retirement she re-discovered mosaic, having been inspired by a mosaic mirror during her travels, and recalling the technique she had learned in a high school art class. Friends contributed leftover stained glass from their projects, she made her first mosaic (a birdbath), and has never looked back!

Mari joined the Society of American Mosaic Artists and attended a conference, taking workshops and meeting other mosaic artists. She also enrolled in numerous helpful online classes through Mosaic Arts Online and began mastering several different mosaic styles and techniques. In Tucson, she learned how to make her own ceramic mosaic elements at Santa Theresa Tile Works. She attended workshops at the Chicago Mosaic School and learned the hammer and hardie technique of Italian smalti cutting, stained glass cutting and designing and working with Italian smalti.

Mari’s range of mosaic technique includes the use of broken pottery known as picasiette; cutting both precise and random shapes from stained glass; cutting ceramic tile, Italian smalti, marble floor tiles; making ceramic elements; and designing and making fused glass elements for use in mosaics. She has used all of these techniques and sold various pieces incorporating many of them.

Her most challenging piece has been the “Garden Throne” made from an original design using Styrofoam insulation board and cement as a substrate, then covered with tiles she made in her class at Santa Theresa Tile Works.

Her substrates run the gamut from glass to wood to concrete, and she has made outdoor pieces that can be left outside year-round in a snowy, cold-weather climate, as well as indoor pieces. She particularly enjoys creating pendants for necklaces.


Artists Visiting at the Gallery During Festival

February 7 - 11, 2024

Ashley Coll

India ink paintings

Mari Loehrlein

Stained Glass Mosaic Pictures, Wind Chimes & Mirrors

Madonna Lane

Endearing Water colors


Art by these Patron Favorites is available in the gallery everyday.

Pat Aguilar


Sandy Applegate


Gretchen LimaWood


Peg Wilmore


Brenda Peo


Arlene Zaloznik


Roxanne Beckman


Sherry Darrah


Donna Wahl



Stop in the Gallery and sign up for our E-newsletter and be included in our monthly RAFFLE to win an original piece of art. Even if you are already on our mailing list, you are eligible to come in each month to place a new ticket in the vase. February's prize will be TV King by Peg Wilmore.


--TV king

You could be the Raffle Prize Winner for February

March 2024

 

Stop in the Gallery and sign up for our E-newsletter and be included in our monthly RAFFLE to win an original piece of art. Even if you are already on our mailing list, you are eligible to come in each month to place a new ticket in the vase. March's prize will be Zebra and Giraffe by Vicki Johnson.


--Zebra and Giraffe

You could be the Raffle Prize Winner for March

April 2024

 

Stop in the Gallery and sign up for our E-newsletter and be included in our monthly RAFFLE to win an original piece of art. Even if you are already on our mailing list, you are eligible to come in each month to place a new ticket in the vase. April's prize will be Set of Three Journals by Ann Ramsey.


--Setof 3 Journals

You could be the Raffle Prize Winner for April

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