| 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.

NEW! The Weekend Art series
Every weekend we present your favorite artists, demonstrating their work and answering your questions.

We know how much art collectors enjoy seeing the behind-the-scenes of how their favorite artists create their work so we have developed a new artist series just for you!

Every weekend (beginning January 26th) we will host artists in our gallery, painting, sculpting, chatting with you, and answering your questions. Each artist will be in the gallery from 12 – 4 pm on their scheduled day and you are welcome to drop in at your convenience.

Check out our artist schedule for this exciting series:

January 26, 2019Carol Ruff Franza, sculptor
January 27, 2019Brian Vikander, photographer
February 2, 2019Sharon Weiser, painter
February 3, 2019Felicia, sculptor
February 8-10, 2019Artie Yellowhorse, jewelry designer
February 16, 2016Lil Leclerc, painter
February 17, 2019Lisa Larrabee, painter
February 23, 2019Manny Valenzuela, painter
February 23-24, 2019Albert Dreher, painter
March 15-17, 2019Michaelin Otis, painter/multimedia artist
March 24, 2019Charles Thomas, painter

Next Weekend Art event: January 26-27, 2019

Carol Ruff Franza – January 26th
Carol will be working on her newest sculpture

Interested in how bronze sculpture is made? Then a visit with Carol Ruff Franza will be right up your alley! The artist will be answering your questions about her bronze process as well as working on a clay of her newest work, Heart Eclipse.

Carol Ruff Franza works on an in-progress sculpture.

Carol is a formally-trained artist whose textured bronzes grace the Georgia governor’s mansion and have appeared in national publications.

“To me, there is beauty in the mark left behind when the clay is struck. The fingerprints and gouges are unique expressions which record the journal of the creative search.”~ Carol Ruff Franza


Brian Vikander – January 27th
Brian will be discussing portraiture photography

Ever wonder how an photographer is able to capture an image of the person that takes your breath away? Then you won’t want to miss this discussion by celebrated photographer Brian Vikander.

Brian – whose work has been featured in National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Time – will be discussing the compositions and concepts he uses in his photographic portraits.

Tranquil Beauty, Brian A. Vikander

In addition to his wide publication history, Brian has completed photo journalism assignments in over 100 countries on 6 continents. In the fine art world, he has had 18 solo exhibitions and has participated in more than 40 group exhibitions.

“The purpose of my journey is to modulate the state of being in the soul, to awaken sensitivity to the feelings of others, to reveal the unity underlying our own nature, and refresh through the integration of our capacity for insight, understanding, and joy.”~ Brian Vikander

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.