This exclusive Western collection has never been seen outside of the Mountain Oyster Club's private membership.
Tubac, Arizona (PRWEB) November 06, 2013
Tubac Center of the Arts is proud to announce the “Best of the West” art exhibition featuring selected works from the permanent collection of the Mountain Oyster Club, November 22 through December 22, 2013. This exclusive Western collection has never been seen outside of the Mountain Oyster Club’s private membership in Tucson, Arizona. Western artists include Robert Daughters, Tim Cox, John Solie, Buck McCain, Ron Riddick, Howard Post, and Tubac’s own Tom Hill, Barbara Hill and Nicholas Wilson. “It has been a longtime hope of the Tubac Center of the Arts board of directors to borrow part of the Mountain Oysters Clubs permanent collection and now it will finally happen,” said Kim Krueger, Past President of the Tubac Center of the Arts and the Mountain Oyster Club. This one-time exhibit opportunity was the inspiration of Kim Krueger and Mike Jacoby, President of the Tubac Center of the Arts, along with the help of Denise McCalla, Mountain Oyster Art Show Director and Karon Leigh, Exhibitions Manager, Tubac Center of the Arts.
The American West continues to capture enormous attention throughout the world as an exciting, romantic and adventurous period in American history. Historian Frederick Jackson Turner described this period as “a tale of conquest, survival and persistence, creating values focused on equality, democracy, optimism, individualism, self-reliance, and even violence.” Now, the Tubac Center of the Arts is honored to present this amazing art exhibition featuring the works of the country’s most accomplished western artists.
The Mountain Oyster Club, established in 1948, is a private club composed of members united in the interest of preserving Southwestern heritage and “Old Pueblo” tradition. Their foundations in this way of life vary. Whether they come from pioneer stock with deep roots in Arizona, are ranchers, farmers, or horsemen, are professionals working with livestock interests or are Western artists or collectors of Western art, this society of Westerners remains dedicated to western traditions, art and the western way of life.
The Tubac Center of the Arts is Tubac’s core of artistic heritage. TCA is a non- profit member supported art center with rotating art exhibitions, art workshops and education programs for adults and youth, a performing arts series, a gallery gift shop and a number of special events throughout the season.
The “Best of the West” collection will be on exhibit at the Tubac Center of the Arts from November 22 through December 22, 2013. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 10am-4:30pm, Sundays, 12noon-4:30pm. The suggested donation is $5.00 per person. In conjunction with the exhibition the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa is offering special room rates of $109 Monday through Thursday and $139 on Saturday and Sunday. For reservations, please call 520.398.2211 and reference the “Best of the West” special.
The Tubac Center for the Arts is located at 9 Plaza Road, Tubac, Arizona 85646. For more information on exhibitions, classes, programs and membership, please call 520.398.2371 or visit http://www.TubacArts.org.