Saturday, April 26, 2008


Deadline: July 10, 2008 (POSTMARK)


Tohono Chul Park
Tucson, AZ
August 21 - November 9, 2008

Please Touch Again! will be a hands-on exhibit breaking art museums’ usual “don’t touch” rule and asking visitors to please touch the art! The exhibit will provide visitors with a rare opportunity to enjoy a more complete sensory experience of visual art. People with low vision will be encouraged to attend this completely touchable art exhibit, which will be labeled in Braille and large-print text; audio description is planned as well. Tohono Chul Park presented two previous Please Touch! exhibits in 1999 and 2003 and both were well received by the Tucson community.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists working in all media are encouraged to submit work to be considered for Please Touch Again! Tactile qualities such as texture, form, negative-positive space, and temperature of materials should be a strong part of its overall aesthetics of submitted work. Sound or a mild scent may also be incorporated. Suggestions include sculptures, quilts and fiber art, kinetic pieces, handmade books, wearable art, mosaics, and works that produce sound when manipulated.

Artists may submit up to 4 items. There is no entry fee.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Pieces must be durable enough to withstand repeated handling and be safe to touch. Tohono Chul Park staff will use proper care in the handling and installation of the artists’ work, and work will be insured for fire and theft while on Park property. However, artists must recognize the risk of damage to their work while being handled by members of the public in an exhibit setting. Artists must agree to release Tohono Chul Park from liability in the event that work is damaged as a result of being on display.

IMAGES: Slides, prints or digital files (jpg format) of work Digital image files (jpg format) should be sent on CD or by email to

SELECTION: Tohono Chul Park’s exhibit staff will select works for the exhibit on the basis of aesthetic qualities, workmanship, and suitability for Please Touch Again! Proposals for work to be created for the exhibit may be considered; contact Peggy Hazard about this before July 10.

SALES: If exhibited art work is offered for sale, Tohono Chul Park retains a 40% sales commission. A 10% referral commission applies to sales that result from exposure through Tohono Chul Park.

For questions please contact:

Peggy Hazard
520-742-6455 x217 (Mon-Thu)

Download the entry form (pdf): PLEASE TOUCH AGAIN/Entry Form

Visit the website for complete details:

Tohono Chul Park
7366 N Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704