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Sculpture Tucson is a non-profit organization committed to being a hub for the creation, exhibition, and appreciation of sculpture.

 

Sculpture Tucson’s headquarters are located at the Post House at 3420 East River Road within Pima County’s Brandi Fenton Memorial Park. The Post House is the former family home of notable Tucson artist Howard Post. It now serves as offices for the organization.

 

Proceeds from the annual Sculpture Tucson Festival Show & Sale are used in part to purchase, donate and exhibit sculpture in public settings. We strive to foster engagement, dialogue, and appreciation of sculpture for the public and access to professional opportunities for artists.Our organization works with local community partners and government entities, as well as art and business organizations to help connect sculptors to resources.

 

Our goals include sustaining the annual Sculpture Festival; mounting exihibits in our public sculpture park; placing art in public spaces, and becoming a resource for diverse artists and patrons, local and international communities.

board of directors

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Barbara Grygutis / President

Internationally-recognized for her iconic freestanding works and site-specific sculptural environments, Barbara Grygutis has been commissioned to create over 75 large-scale works of public art throughout North America that integrate into urban and natural settings such as, sculpture gardens, public plazas, gateways, memorials, and monuments. In addition to public art installations, her sculptures have been exhibited at The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC; The Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York; The Bronx Museum in New York City; and The Parker Collection for the Vice-President’s House and the White House.

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Jeff Timan / Treasurer

A founding partner of the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort in Tucson, Jeff Timan is largely responsible for the exquisite landscaping & sculpture garden that makes Hacienda stand-out among world-class resorts. With a life-long passion for food, music and art, Jeff has a penchant for sculpture which he creates by welding found objects. In addition to exhibiting his own work, he’s the curator of the 100+ art collection that includes sculptures, paintings, pottery, photography and tile murals displayed throughout the 34-acre resort. Jeff is an advocate for making art accessible to all.

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Jon Fenton / Vice President

 

 

John Peck / Secretary

Staff

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Robin McArdle / Manager

Sculpture Tucson has brought Robin McArdle full circle. Her first job, at age twenty-one, was directing arts programs in an old ranch house in Ft. Lowell Park. Now, after a thirty-nine year career with the City of Tucson, she has moved on to manage Sculpture Tucson. She brings extensive experience in planning, implementing, and directing programs, services, and large community festivals to her position. Her time as a City Council Aide allowed her to work with neighborhoods to facilitate healthy community and now as a City of Tucson Parks Commissioner she continues to advocate for a livable and sustainable community for all.

Our 2023 interns

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"Being an intern at Sculpture Tucson has been an extremely rewarding and enriching experience. As an intern, I gained hands-on experience in several aspects of Sculpture Tucson’s operations and helped to contribute to the organization's overall goals. In my time there I was able to learn and grow so much in an environment where everyone was working collectively toward making Sculpture Tucson a place filled with creativity and a love for sculpture."

 

- Ella Clemens

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Gerardo Bernal / Basis High School, Tucson, AZ

Ella Clemens / Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Ariana Vallegas / University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

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