Building Expansion Rendering

Building Expansion Rendering

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

We're Almost There!

During the heat of the summer and despite the heavy rains that came with this year's Monsoon season, Jacobson Construction and EarthBuilders, have been very busy making a dream come true at Tubac Center of the Arts.

Construction in the New Gallery

Interior Framing

Before there were walls.

Tearing up the front Landscape.

Interior Office Remodel in the Existing Building

Yes, New Restrooms with Beautiful Tile Work

A Break Room With Lots of Storage

We are ALMOST THERE!  Stay tuned and please join us at the Grand Opening Ceremony, Sunday, October 21, 2012, 40 years to the day of the original building opening.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Moving Right Along

I came back from a 2 week vacation and found HUGE progress on the building expansion. The first wall frame went up today. How cool is that!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Construction Begins!

The construction has begun on our new building expansion and there are changes happening daily. We will continue to post new pictures so you can watch the progress. Keep checking back.

We've Broke Ground

Tubac Center of the Arts officially broke ground on the building expansion on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. It is a very exciting time for TCA and our Contractor has begun the construction of the building expansion which is expected to be completed by September 2012.

We will continue to post photos of the building progress so check back often.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions

Tubac Center of the Arts Expansion and Renovation

Q: What is happening regarding the space for Performing Arts?

A: Planning for renovation of the existing space will be part of the renovation schedule. This will provide significant improvements for the Performing Arts space in the current Smith Gallery including raising the ceiling and stage areas, new and improved lighting, air conditioning, heating and installation of acoustic materials to enhance sound. We continue to seek funding for these important renovations.

In addition, a footprint for what could be a future, larger Performing Arts space has been designated on the master plan. The utilities, septic field and other requirements for this future construction have all been considered and included with the work for the new addition. Construction of this additional space will be contingent upon need and funding availability.

Q: When will construction begin?

A: That depends upon the Board of Director’s decisions in January/February. Working with the design/build team, the Board will consider options for the most cost effective ways to move forward.

We are so close! An impressive amount of donations and pledges have put us over $480,000; most have come from individual, private donors. We are looking to those who haven’t yet contributed, including businesses, to step forward in the next month as $40,000 to $50,000 in additional funds is still needed to begin construction of the new addition.

Here’s a look at where we are in number/amount of pledges and donations:

Gift Range Number of Gifts

$100,000 1

$50,000 1

$25,000 4

$10,000 9

$5,000 10

$2,500 10

$1,000 24

Less than $1,000 58

We encourage gifts in any range and hope that many more in the less than $1,000 category will help put us over the goal.

Q: Would all the work be done at once? What is the timeframe for completion?

Why build now?

A: Once started, Phase I for the new addition should be completed in five to eight months. The renovation work, Phase II, would come next and could be done in smaller steps, depending upon funding. The renovation would include work on the current office spaces, the Performing Arts improvements and the exterior work, including landscaping.

It is important to build now while construction costs are low; approvals are in place and contracts with our design/build team will give us the very best prices.

Delays may mean increased prices in the future.

Q: What about the Summer Gallery and Summer Arts programs?

A: We are already working with the local Montessori School in planning for classroom space for Summer Arts during construction. We will suspend the Summer Gallery in August until construction is complete on the new addition.

Q: Why does TCA need a new gallery? How will it be used?

A: This new gallery space will have various uses. Some exhibitions will focus on those artists that made Tubac famous as an art colony. Our Mission Statement includes “the collection and presentation of art that honors the artistic and historic heritage of Tubac and the Santa Cruz Valley”. Already we have had donations of two Ross Stefan paintings and the two missing pieces of the painting by Jean Wilson over our fireplace, which was originally a triptych. At other times there may be revolving use of the space as part of the current exhibition schedule and retrospectives of featured artists. TCA is not a museum and the gallery will change with current needs and featured artists.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Announcing Tubac Center of the Arts Building Expansion!

Tubac Center of the Arts has outgrown its current space . . . and now ist he time to move forward with expansion and renovation in order to better serve the people of the valley in the 21st century. To accomplish this goal, your help is essential. Several donation options are available.

Currently we have inadequate gallery and performance space, no dedicated workshop and classroom space, no meeting space, no permanent exhibition space, inadequate restroom facilities, shortage of work space, as well as limited shipping and receiving areas.

Additional square footage and renovation will meet our needs for today and into the future, but this cannot be achieved without your support and donations. Thanks to the dedicated support of numerous community leaders, we are halfway to our fundraising goal, but to succeed, we depend on the generous help and donations of all our members and friends.

GOAL: $700,000.
DEADLINE: May, 2012
BREAK GROUND: March 2012
COMPLETION: Fall, 2012