| Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery | Tubac AZ

We invite you to join us at our Tubac gallery for these events. Come enjoy a welcoming atmosphere and some of the best art available in the Southwest.

November 23rd & 24th
Abstract Painter Kenneth Ober demo

Come meet abstract painter Kenneth Ober and learn about his unusual painting technique on Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th from 10am to 4pm each day.

We think you will fascinated by Ken’s innovating painting style. He makes his abstract creations with a tool designed for pin-striping automobiles, which makes very fine and precise lines on subtly textured canvas. The paintings are complex fields created through the meditative and excessive repetition of simple, small lines in many colors.  Many of these works waver between representation and abstraction.

November 23rd & 24th
Sculptor Carol Ruff Franza demo

Please join us Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th from 10am to 4pm each day for a special demo engagement with sculptor Carol Ruff Franza.

Acclaimed sculptor Carol Ruff Franza is formally trained, having attended school at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, The Atlanta School of Art, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, The Scottsdale Artist’s School, and the Loveland Academy. In 2005, Southwest Art Magazine named Carol an “Artist to Watch” in their annual sculpture edition. Today, Carol makes her home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

November 30th & December 1st
Painter Albert Dreher demo

We invite you to come by the gallery on Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st from 10am to 4pm each day to meet celebrated painter Albert Dreher, ask questions, and see him work.

Albert’s favorite subject matter is the power places of the prehistoric Anasazi Indians, especially the ancient kivas and cliff dwellings he finds hidden in the sacred mountains and mesas of the Southwest. The artist ensures that everything in his oil-wash paintings flows: space, color, time, art and reality. The circular sun/moon symbol seen in nearly all the Dreher’s pieces is a constant symbol of hope arising out of despair-the light dawning behind darkness.


For other Tubac village happenings, please check out these resources:


Tubac Chamber of Commerce

The Tubac Chamber of Commerce lists Tubac-area events, including lectures, art receptions, and festivals.

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa

The Tubac Golf Resort & Spa hosts events ranging from golfing and painting classes to delicious holiday meals. The resort has golf courses, a spa, and many more amenities, listed on the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa website.

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum

The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum preserves the oldest remaining presidio (Spanish for fort) in Arizona. The Museum hosts classes, exhibitions, and tours.

Tubac Center of the Arts

The Tubac Center of the Arts is a non-profit organization that supports arts in the Tubac and Santa Cruz Valley area. The Center has many types of events–exhibitions and cultural travels.

Planning on making your first trip to visit Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery? Check out our artists by genre to learn more about the fine art we carry.