Javelinas de Tubac


Join us as we fill the community of downtown Tubac and select areas with Javelina sculptures painted by area artists! This is a community art project inspired by cities like Chicago, Santa Fe, and St. Joseph.

The Javelinas will be on display from October 26, 2019, through the Spring of 2020.

The largest herd will be hanging out in Tubac, but about a half dozen will be checking baggage and getting their pictures taken at the Tucson International Airport. We even have a couple checking out the sites in Green Valley!

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THE ARTIST BEHIND THE SCULPTURE


Nick Wilson

Nicholas Wilson has been a painter, sculptor and printmaker for over 50 years. His main career focus has been on wildlife art, where a special emphasis on drawing has opened up numerous opportunities for him. While curator of exhibits at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (1970-1972) near Tucson, he developed his talent for expressing his deep love for nature. This led to a professional career as an artist being represented in many galleries--Settler’s West, Tucson; Trailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ & Jackson Hole, WY; and Carson Gallery, Denver, CO---and receiving many invitations to participate in prestigious exhibits across the U.S.: the Prix de West, Oklahoma; the Governor’s Invitational, WY; and The Artist’s of America Show, Denver, CO. The largest and most challenging opportunity for the artist was painting a 16, 250 square foot mural in the Jungle World Exhibit at the Bronx Zoo which took two and a half years to complete in the early 1980’s.

THE JAVELINA SCULPTURE PROCESS


MEET SOME OF OUR SPONSORS

The Tubac Center of the Arts is the center of the art scene in Tubac – it is the long-standing heart of the artist community.

Tubac Territory - The Javelina Project Sponsor

Tubac's premier fine handcrafted furniture gallery with unique inventory by quality artists.

Heir Looms Old World Imports

Heir Looms Old World Imports houses an outstanding collection of hand made rugs, fine furnishings and artful home accents that are personally curated by the owners from around the world.

Viola Jo studio is the place to go for your bead & yarn needs. 

Arizona wine tasting is the perfect leisure activity for a day out in historic Tubac and Flying Leap's newest wine venue here is exquisite!

Tubac Art and Gifts is a gallery and gift shop in Tubac, Arizona that is all about fine art (original and archival quality giclees) and handcrafted gifts. We think of art as funny, inspiring, deeply moving----it can add color to your walls or dimension to your life.

Fly nonstop to 22 destination

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Tucson International Airport (TUS) with one-stop connections to more than 345 cities around the world!

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Edward Jones - The Javelina Project Supporter

Edward Jones is an investment firm that believes your financial goals deserve a face-to-face conversation.

tubac-red-door-gallery The Javelina Project Sponsor

Home of CK Wearden's collection, the Red Door Gallery presents a rich array of contemporary soutwest art filled with images of Native American and Hispanic Cultures that are such a part of this vibrant region.

Tumacookery is a gourmet kitchen shop with a wide array of local and international specialty foods, cookware, gadgets and more!

Tubac-Arizona Chamber of Commerce representing Tubac, AZ where art and history meet. The official guide to lodging, shopping, galleries and restaurants.

Tubac Market not only provides fresh foods and groceries, but a meeting place where old and new friendships are nurtured.

 Located in the historic artists colony of Tubac, Arizona. Casa De Tesoro offers collectors and visitors and array of contemporary works from a selective group of regional, national and international artists. 

Mega Wrench Automotive is an auto repair shop in Tumacacori that is focused on honesty, integrity, and quality of work.

The Lone Mountain Turquoise Company & Gallery has been dealing with the finest turquoise and Native American jewelry, rugs, pottery, paintings, baskets, and sculptures for three generations.

Turquoise Tortoise Rogoway Gallery - The Javelina Project Sponsor

The Turquoise Tortoise is a decades-old destination gallery for fine art paintings, sculpture, glass, and jewelry in the heart of Tubac, Arizona.

The Tubac School of Fine Arts, LLC offers art classes and art workshops led by locally and nationally recognized teaching artists in an informal & intimate setting.

The Tubac Golf Resort & Spa is a luxurious resort located in the Santa Cruz River Vally. Our golf courses and spa are just what you need to relax!

Cobalt Fine Arts is proud to represent over 35 contemporary southwestern award winning established and emerging artists working in a variety of styles in painting, sculpture, fine art glass and ceramics.

Let the Continental Shopping Plaza businesses fill your shopping or other needs with a smile. Personal service and your satisfaction is always their goal. If you are looking to do business in Green Valley, the Continental Shopping Plaza is the perfect location to grow, relocate or start your business! 

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    Dennis & Deirdre Eshleman
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    Gwen Griffen
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    Todd Harrison and the Tubac Legacy Partners
  • Mike & BC Jacoby
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    Bill & Joan Jobe
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    John & Maureen King
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    Jerry & Peggy Kirkegaard
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    Marco & Amy Lizardi
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    Terry & Margaret Loftus
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    Bob & Debbie Ochoa
  • Elizabeth Palmer
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    John & Nancy Payton
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    Steve & Jean Smith
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    Bob & Anne Smith
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    Jim & Carol Swiggett
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    Dick & Mary Lou Taggert
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    Vic & Meg Vickery

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