Special Exhibits

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Outdoor Botanical Blacksmith Art Exhibit
in association with the
Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association

November 2021 - March 2022 

Totems and tree dangles, steel animals and plants – they are all part of the Botanical Blacksmiths' exhibit on display in the historic gardens of the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum. The Presidio is hosting this celebration of outdoor art from November 15, 2021 through March 31, 2022.


The exhibit features over 40 pieces of outdoor ironwork including whimsical and thought provoking sculpture, botanical art, and functional pieces such as garden benches, birdbaths, and even a sundial.


The work in the show was created by 12 Arizona blacksmiths who are all members of the Arizona Blacksmith Association (AABA). AABA was founded in 1981 as an affiliate of the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America (ABANA). It has as its purpose the education and artistic development of its members in the ancient and honorable skills of metalworking.


The ironwork on display is available for purchase and can be taken before the end of the exhibit.


Participating Artists: Cathi Borthwick, David Bridenbaugh, Paul Diefenderfer, David Flynn, Bill Ganoe, Jerry Harris, Rodger “Grizz” LaBrash, Steve Miller, Samuel Rivera, James Schremp, Scott Sweebe, and Ira Wiesenfeld.


For more information about the exhibit, email us at info@tubacpresidio.org. For more information about AABA, visit azblacksmiths.org

Blacksmith Eagle by A Frey

JOY Photography Exhibit

November 2021 - April 2022 

JOY is a photo contest for the youth of Santa Cruz County and is sponsored by The Tubac Chamber of Commerce and The Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz County. Students were given cameras and instructed to photograph things that brought them JOY.


This exhibit is located inside the Griffin Museum, and it will run through the end of April. Visit us to see incredible photography that will put a smile on your face!  

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