Category Archives: art

The Retreats at El Rancho Robles now open in Oracle, Arizona

What was the 1930’s El Rancho Robles Dude Ranch in Oracle, Arizona is now open as the Retreats at El Rancho Robles. It has been newly restored to its past glory, a wonderful group retreat and event facility. It is a beautiful setting. Visit their website to see accommodations and photos – elranchorobles.com.

Oracle, Arizona is a great place to take photos too.

To view our SLIDESHOW of Oracle, ArizonaCLICK HERE.

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Featured Artist – American Impressionist Alan H. Curtis


Alan H. Curtis, Tucson area resident, is best known for his “plein air” style of impressionism. His paintings capture the beauty of the American scene, from the dynamic landforms of the desert to waterlily-filled ponds of Eastern Massachusetts and the golden hills of Northern California. Curtis has spent his life recording on canvas the scenes, people, and places most important to him.

Among the recordings are paintings of his six children. His current studio is in Northwest Tucson.

In his own words, an artist should be more than a painter. “An artist should build boats, be able to fix cars, create beautiful gardens, cook delicious meals, bake homemade breads, and whip out an occasional masterpiece.”

Alan Curtis’ studio gallery is open for private showings only.

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CurtisGalleries.com, the online studio of American Impressionist Alan H. Curtis.

Curtis’ work, which has been featured in American Art Review magazine, holds a unique ability to capture both subtle and dramatic emotions. His paintings and prints reflect his talent for capturing diverse American themes, such as a hot eggs-and-bacon breakfasts, dramatic Southwest landscapes, California’s blooming hillsides, and the flower harvesters of Half Moon Bay.

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Alan H. Curtis (1943- ) hails from a family of artists – CurtisGalleries.com

Uncle Howard Curtis (1906-1989) – http://www.capeannmuseum.org/ and PHOTO
Aunt Eleanor Curtis (1910-2008) – http://www.capeannmuseum.org/collections/artists/eleanor-curtis/
Father Roger W. Curtis (1910-2000) – www.rockportartassn.org and AskArt
Brother David P. Curtisdavidpcurtis.com

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Other paintings of Alan H. Curtis can be viewed online at John Stayman Fine Art:

http://web.artprice.com/store/John-Stayman-Fine-Art/

Rancho Linda Vista Gallery Schedule in Oracle, Arizona

Click here for the RLV Gallery Schedule.

Visit the Acadia Ranch House Museum in Oracle

Museum Hours & Location
Th. 4-6pm; Sat. 11-4pm; Sun. 12-3pm
825 E. Mt. Lemmon Hwy. Oracle AZ

For more information, visit them at Oracle Historical Society.

Music on the Mountain in Summerhaven

Escape the heat in Tucson, and drive up to Summerhaven for some “Music on the Mountain” on Sunday, August 21rst. LAVAMusic.org presents Top Dead Center – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, with an acoustic jam session starting at 11 and band starting at noon – Outdoor concert in a festival setting in Summerhaven on Mt. Lemmon.

Art in Tubac, Arizona

Tubac art by SearchNetMedia
Tubac art, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

For more information on what there is to do and see in Tubac, visit SantaCruzValley.com.

Mission San Xavier del Bac – The White Dove of the Desert

Philip Bloom’s Las Vegas HDR photography timelapse

To see how Photographer/Filmmaker Philip Bloom did it – CLICK HERE

Glass Gypsy Art Glass in Green Valley, Arizona

Glass Art by SearchNetMedia
Glass Art a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

We had a chance to preview some beautiful glass art work by Glass Gypsy Art Glass of Green Valley, Arizona. They have experience with cold glass, sand blasting, fusing, slumping, lamp working, and faceting (including diachronic pendants).

For more information on Glass Gypsy Art GlassCLICK HERE. You may also view a SLIDE SHOW of some Glass Gypsy Art buro beads.

Find Old West antiques and more in Copper Country Antiques in Tucson

Copper Country Antiques, is the largest Antiques and Collectibles mall in Tucson, Arizona and just plain fun to walk around. They have over 32,000 square feet of retail space and their antique mall features over 160 antique dealers under one roof. You can find great food inside at the restaurant  – Buffalo Bistro.

Find anything and everything you can and can’t imagine at Copper Country Antiques on Speedway and Rosemont in Tucson.

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