Plein Air on the Santa Cruz 2019

Join us for the second annual retreat for plein air artists at Rancho Santa Cruz in beautiful southern Arizona. Check in on Sunday October 27th, explore the ranch and surroundings. Monday October 28th join Tom Blazier, a leading southwest oil painter, for a workshop entitled “Principles for Successful Outdoor Painting” in the morning, followed by a paint out with continuing instruction. A variety of paint-outs at nearby locations and artists gatherings will continue through the week. On Friday November 1st, hang your art in the exclusive exhibition at Tubac Center of the Arts, a two-week show, and enjoy an artists’ reception with awards. First, Second and Third Prizes up to $500 cash value, judged by Tom Blazier.

 In 2018, half of the artists participating in the retreat sold artwork through TCA, and the RSC gallery. This year enrollment will be limited, so apply early. Packages available with and without lodging at the ranch. Returning participants receive 10% off cost of lodging.

 Visit Tom Blazier’s website at:

Apply at (Limited to first 25 applicants)

Plein Air on the Santa Cruz 2019 Schedule and Fees (scroll down to see full schedule)

Stay at the Ranch:

Check in Sunday Oct. 27 – check out Sat Nov. 2

Attend workshop, 3-4 paint-outs, exclusive receptions and events

Private room including breakfast……..$950.00

Shared room including breakfast……..$650.00

25% deposit holds room - Balance due on arrival

Retreat only, no lodging:

Check in Sunday Oct. 27 for Monday workshop with Tom Blazier

Attend 3-4 paint-outs, exclusive receptions and events

Retreat Fee including workshop………$250

 Special Reception Friday Nov. 1

for Plein Air on the Santa Cruz exhibit at Tubac Center of the Arts. Show continues through Nov. 20.

**Returning artists receive 10% off lodging

With questions contact Susan at 386 956-6110

Or Virginia at 520 339-5220

Rancho Santa

 Made possible by the Tubac Center of the Arts, Rancho Santa Cruz, and the Hilltop Gallery of Nogales

Plein Air on the Santa Cruz 2019 Schedule 

Sun. 10/27: Check in at Rancho Santa Cruz 12 pm- 5pm
Welcome Reception 5 - 6pm

Mon. 10/28: “Principles for Successful Outdoor Painting” with Tom Blazier 9am – 12pm at the ranch
*Afternoon Open 

Tues. 10/29: Paint Out at Peña Blanca Lake (30 min drive) 8am - 11am.
Mission Tumacácori afternoon paint out (option).

Wed. 10/30: “Painting Water” 9am – 11am at the river.
Downtown Nogales, US Mexican Border, Artists’ Reception at the Hilltop Gallery 3pm - 7pm

Thurs. 10/31: Old Tubac morning paint out (option).
6pm – 8pm “Halloween Nocturne Painting” with Tom Blazier

Friday 11/01: 9am – 11am Complete Framing; Deliver work to Tubac Center of the Arts. 
Artists Opening Reception 5pm – 7pm

Schedule subject to change; transportation available

With questions contact Virginia at 520 339-5220