Thursday, July 02, 2009

Tohono Chul Park: Wish You Were Here

Deadline: July 31, 2009 (POSTMARK)

Wish You Were Here
Tohono Chul Park

Tucson, Arizona
September 10-November 16, 2009

Tohono Chul Park (TCP), an Arizona State Treasure, is the Southwest’s center where nature, art, and culture connect. The 49-acre non-profit desert preserve in northwest Tucson will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2010.

EXHIBIT THEME: Have you ever traveled to Arizona, in reality or in your imagination? In a similar manner as tourist postcards, fiber art postcards in Wish You Were Here will document real or imagined places, trips, experiences or events in Arizona. Postcards may be constructed using any of a variety of fiber art techniques such as quilting, weaving, embroidery, and handmade paper. They will be exhibited in Tohono Chul Park’s Gallery from September 10-November 16, 2009. A free reception for artists will be held on Thursday, September 10, 5:30-7:30pm, in conjunction with TCP’s Day of the Dead exhibition, showing in the adjoining Exhibit Hall.

ELIGIBILITY: Wish You Were Here is a non-juried exhibit of one-of-a-kind fiber art postcards open to artists working with fiber-based materials living anywhere in the world. Each participant may send one postcard to the exhibit. See complete requirements below. Entry fee: $5 (international participants: contact us by email for fee instructions).

Postcard artists give TCP permission to photograph or digitally scan their postcards for publicity purposes, for viewing on the TCP website, and for possible inclusion in a printed catalogue to be sold or for other commercial or promotional purposes related to the exhibit.


--Postcard should be 4" x 6"
--Postcards must be postmarked from July 1-July 31, 2009, sent without an envelope
--Entry forms and fees, mailed separately, are due by July 31, 2009
--SASE must be included with entry form. Postcards will not be returned without SASE and proper postage
--Mail postcard to:

“Wish You Were Here”
Tohono Chul Park
7366 N. Paseo del Norte
Tucson AZ 85704

SALES: Postcards may be offered for sale or not. Indicate sale price on the Entry Form. TCP retains 40% commission on sales, however, if a postcard’s price is less than $25, the artist agrees to relinquish any commission to TCP; if price is $25 or greater, artists may choose to receive a check for their share at the close of the exhibit or to donate their share to TCP.

Download prospectus/entry form: [pdf]

Visit website for additional details:

For questions or more information, contact the curator* for Wish You Were Here,
*Peggy Hazard, Assistant Exhibit Curator (Mondays-Thursdays) 520-742-6455x217 or,
or Vicki Donkersley, Curator of Exhibits (Tuesdays-Fridays) 520-742-6455 x218 or