Exhibitions and Special Events

In the Ironwood Gallery

The Ironwood Gallery is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit. The Ironwood Gallery may occasionally be closed for special events.

See also our Baldwin Education Building Exhibits

International Juried Exhibition from the Studio Art Quilt Association
December 1, 2018 - February 10, 2019

Exhibit Opening Reception
Saturday, December 1st, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

H2Oh! highlights work from selected Studio Quilt Association (SAQA) artists all about water. Artists were encouraged to interpret one of the most vital, desired, powerful, sacred, and enjoyed resources on earth in their own unique, individual style, whether abstract, graphic, or representational. The majority of the earth’s surface is covered by water, and more than half of the human body consists of water. Water also plays an essential role in our survival. Cultures have thrived based on their proximity to water, and crops survive or fail, based on rain or the lack thereof. Every living thing depends on water to survive, and life hangs in the balance when shortages persist. Immerse yourself in this unique exhibit!

Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA) is dedicated to bringing beautiful, thought-provoking, cutting-edge artwork to venues across the United States and around the world. For more information visit: www.saqa.com

H2Oh! Artists

Margaret Abramshe, Regina Benson, Erika Carter, Linda Colsh, Judith Content, Nancy Crasco, Chiaki Dosho, Judith Duffield, Susan Else, Suzanne Evenson, Dianne Firth, Olga Gonzalez-Angulo, Carol Anne Grotrian, Cherrie Hampton, Jaynie Himsl, Doris Hulse, Donna June Katz, Liz Kuny, Gay Lasher, Nancy Lemke, Susan Lenz, Karin Lusnak, Alison Muir, Laura Ruiz, Barbara Schneider, Diane Skidmore, Virginia Spiegel, Carol Stocking, Els van Baarle, Mary Vaneecke, Barbara Watler, Isabelle Wiessler, Marianne Williamson, Martha Wolfe

Solo Exhibition by Chris Maynard
March 23 - July 7, 2019

Chris Maynard carves feathers into intricate art.

He combines his artistic sense and scientific knowledge into a new art form. His message is one of beauty and appreciation of life.

He uses surgery tools to carve the feathers while striving to respect their form. He sets them apart from the background so their shapes are enhanced as they cast shadows. Unlike a painter’s palette, the choice of colors in feathers is quite limited. Nevertheless, Maynard keeps the natural colors and patterns of each feather.

Many of the birds whose shed feathers he recycles into his art are still alive. He gets his feathers from aviaries and all are legal to have.

Since feathers can represent flight, transformation, and a bridge between our present lives and our dreams, Mr. Maynard is grateful that his art has hit a soft-spot in the hearts of many people and cultures. His work is in museums and private collections in North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia and has been featured in print and online around the world. Mr. Maynard’s book, Feathers Form and Function highlights his art while informing us about what feathers are, how they grow, what they do for birds, and what they mean to us.