Our Story

Three years ago, local artists and entrepreneurs Barbara Grygutis, Steve Kimble, and Jeff Timan envisioned an organization that would help sculptors make a living as artists. They established SculptureTucson as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the primary mission of creating professional opportunities for artists, specifically those producing sculpture and 3-dimensional art. While Barbara, Steve and Jeff each have had professional success in their artistic endeavors, they deeply understand the struggle many artists go through to make ends meet. Each of these three founding members brings valuable experience, skill and a shared vision to their artist-centered organization.

Read more About the Founders of SculptureTucson
Jeff, Steve & Barbara at a Board meeting
The friendship and comradery of these three entrepreneurial artists resulted in a shared commitment to help other artists and to give back to Tucson’s community by increasing the visibility of public sculpture, establishing a permanent sculpture park, and engaging the community through educational programs.
In April 2018, Jeff, Steve and Barbara created a free, three-day juried sculpture festival that exposed 42 artists to an audience of 5,000 people. With art demonstrations, live music, food, and a range of 3-D artwork selected by a renowned juror, it was an amazing event that folks are still talking about..!
Mark your calendars for next year’s SculptureTucson Festival Show and Sale on APRIL 5,6,& 7, 2019 

Are you a Sculptor or know someone who is?

SculptureTucson is accepting submissions for the 2019 SculptureTucson Festival Show & Sale – the largest outdoor juried sculpture show in Arizona. Open to sculptors working in bronze, clay, glass, wood, metal and other 3-D materials. Only original sculpture and 3-dimensional works of art will be considered. It’s free to apply. Deadline is November 15, 2018

Apply online at CaFÉ
Download the Application from our Website

Our friends at the JCC are also seeking artists…

The Tucson Jewish Community Center is accepting applications for its Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, March 24, 2019 – March 1, 2020. Materials should be appropriate for an outdoor, desert environment. Sculptures must be for sale and remain on-site for the duration of the exhibition unless sold during this period. There are no entry or jury fees.

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SculptureTucson is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to furthering the profession of sculpture. We foster engagement, dialogue and equal access to professional opportunities for artists. Our goals include sustaining the annual Sculpture Festival; establishing public sculpture parks; placing art in public spaces; creating hands-on art education programs; and becoming a resource for diverse artists and patrons, local and international communities.

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