The Javelina Story


Javelinas de Tubac is a community-wide endeavor that began as an idea developed by local artists. Virginia Hall and Nicholas Wilson pitched the idea to the Tubac Center of the Arts and the project was born. Many artists and community members have been involved at every step of the process and continue to collaborate and work towards a shared goal in bringing the highest caliber of art to Tubac, AZ. 
The Javelina Project: Javelinas de Tubac

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

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