Upcoming Shows



Agua Caliente Park
Ranch House Gallery
March 3 - April 4,  2018
Non-juried/Non-judged/No entry fee


Tucson Desert Art Museum
Spring 2018 Juried Members Show
“Light and Shadow”
April 4, 2018 - April 29, 2018


Jewish Community Center

Details to come

FALL 2020

Arizona–Sonora Desert Museum

Details to come



Past 2017 Shows

Agua Caliente Spring Show 2017

March 18 – April 12, 2017



Sonoran Plein Air Painters joins in partnership with Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation to presents the Paint Out in the Parks series.

Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery
12325 East Roger Road
Tucson, AZ 85749

Paint Out: March 18, 2017,  9 – 11am
Demonstration by SPAP signature member Roger Alderman, followed by the Reception

Opening Reception: 11:30am – 1:30pm

This will be an informal show, non juried and non judged. It is a wonderful opportunity to hang paintings in the lovely Ranch House Gallery at Agua Caliente Park during the busiest time of year. So let’s see all those plein air paintings everyone has been working on this season.


•  Drop-off Paintings: March 17, 2017, 10am-12pm
•  Show Dates:  March 18, thru April 12, 2017
•  Pick-up Paintings:  April 13, 2017, 10am-12pm
•  Paint Out: March 18, 2017,  9-11am with demonstration by Signature Member Roger Alderman,
•  Pot Luck Reception: March 18, 2017,  11:30am – 1:30 pm


•  10% commission to SPAP upon the sale of artwork
•  No Entry Fee. Members only.
•  Artists may enter up to three paintings, as space permits
•  Plein air paintings only, no larger than 16" x 20"
•  All painting mediums accepted
•  Paintings must be gallery ready for hanging (No sawtooth hangers). The wire eye holes should be placed 3 inches from the top of the frame. The frames are hung from a wire system and your paintings will hang better this way.


You must sign up via email: info@sonoranpleinairpainters.com
by March 1, 2017 and include the following:
• Contact Information: Name, Email, Phone, Web-site
• List of your paintings: Title, Medium, Size and Price

Important—Please bring to drop-off:

For each painting: 2" x 3.5" white wall cards with:
•  Your Name, Painting Title, Medium, Size.
Please DO NOT include price—we are not allowed to include prices on the wall cards.

A notebook of artist information will be on the counter for interested buyers.

Bring your contact information on an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper, to be inserted into the notebook. Include:
• Contact Information: Name, Email, Phone, Web-site
• List of your paintings: Title, Medium, Size and Price

If you would like, include a separate 1 page bio. Also, bring business cards to leave at the gallery.


2017 Murphey Gallery Exhibition

January 7 – February 2, 2017


Location & Dates

Murphey Gallery
St. Philips In The Hills Church.
Campbell and River Rd.

Show Schedule:

Delivery of Paintings: Saturday, Jan 7, 7:30-8:30 am
Hanging: 8:30-noon
Reception: Sunday, Jan 8, 12:15-2:30 pm
Take Down/Pick Up: Thursday, Feb 2, 1:00-2:00 pm


Members only. Artists may submit up to 3 paintings of any size. Subject matter may be plein air or studio painting but should include some element of the outdoors.  Painting previously shown in a TPAPS show may also be included. All paintings submitted must be accompanied with wall cards (standard size business cards, white stock) supplied with the following information.

Name of Artist
Title of work
Medium, Size
contact info (email and phone #)
website (optional)

It is very important to have your contact info on your wall card. Interested buyers will contact artist directly.