Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Little Folk Art Tubac SOLD

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Size: 5" x 7"
Oils on canvas board.

Located in the Santa Cruz River Valley Tubac, Arizona has a more than 250-year-old Spanish history. Father Eusebio Kino is said to have built many missions, ranches and farms after entering the valley in 1691. In 1752, Juan Bautista de Anza was appointed as the commandant to the Presidio at Tubac. Tubac had become a Presidio to protect the northern frontier of Spain’s New World colonies. A 50-man garrison was established, women and children began arriving and Tubac became the first European settlement in Arizona.

Today Tubac is considered an artist's colony in a town of about one thousand people. When the Tubac Center of the Arts issued a call for artists" for its "Little Treasures 2008 National Juried Miniatures" exhibition November 21 -December 27, it seemed a perfect fit for a MiniScape. Only 5" x 7" canvases may be entered. My entry is a MiniScape of the town of Tubac. Two entries are allowed so if I can paint another and get it dry before the shipping deadline, I will post it as well.

Update: This painting was selected as one of eight to be part of the Silent Auction. Today 1/7/09, I learned it sold with several bids.