The Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) is an organization of contemporary artists working in a variety of media, including: mixed media, collage,
painting and assemblage, and providing fellowship and educational opportunities to its members.

Exhibitions of members’ work are presented several times a year in the greater Tucson community to acquaint the general public with a variety of contemporary art forms.

Please take this opportunity to explore our site and learn who we are and what we do. Also, be sure to check out our  On-Line Gallery section to view the work of some of our members and for contact information to purchase their works..


Current News

October 15, 2020 - Update



We are currently accepting entries for our upcoming Members Only Show in 2021 at the Tucson International Airport (TIA).

"The View from my Window Seat" themed show will be juried by Meredith Milstead, a versatile and prolific Tucson artists who works in several media creating beautiful artworks portraying our desert bio-region.  She is known both as a teacher of observational drawing and as a plein air painter of the natural world. (Sonoran Arts Network)


Entry deadine is December 6th, 2020.  For more information click here for the TIA 2021 Prospectus

Our Virtual "Shelter 2020" Show continues. Click here to be redirected and see those entries.

Dear friends, stay safe and keep painting!



CASA Membership (Pay On-Line)


CASA dues for Sept. 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021 are $20.00.  REMINDER:  You must be a paid member to enter any of CASA's Shows

To pay for New Membership/Membership Renewal using PayPal (you can pay by credit card as a guest if you don't have a PayPal account), please click the + to open the box, and complete and submit the form.

Membership Form

CASA Juried Show


TIA 2021 SHOW  - "The View from my Window Seat"



Entry form due date - December 6, 2020    - Entry Form, Jpeg images and payment submit Online

Jury Results -  December 12, 2020 - Juror: Meredith Milstead




Meeting Information

Currently because of Covid-19, there are no scheduled meetings at this time.

However, CASA is still welcoming new and renewing members.  Please consider using your time staying at home as a time to create more wonderful works of art and consider entering our upcoming “A View from Your Window Seat” at Tucson International Airport coming in 2021.



Anyone interested in joining a “Coffee and My Art” discussion via Zoom?  Any ideas?  Email your interest and suggestions to: CasaGallery2021@gmail.com.









Going forward…CASA will need a new President and Vice President beginning with the CASA Membership Year – September 1, 2020.

The members who have served and done a wonderful job in these positions will be moving on.


Please consider volunteering!  (View job opportunities  – click here)


BEGINNING – Jan 2018

CREDIT TOWARD AGAVE SIGNATURE begins once you have attained Signature Status. A total of five (5) additional shows over what you may have accumulated to reach the Signature Status are needed (no carryover allowed from previous shows).

These five new requirements are as follows:

One (1) juried National Show (Example:  Aqueous 2019 and future years or other national shows)
One (1) juried Regional Show (Example:  Ventana Show, SAACA, SAWG)
Three (3) juried CASA shows  (not Habitat)



“Amarillo”  by Beth Valenzuela

November 2020 –  51st Annual Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Western Art Show

Congratulations to CASA Member –  Beth Valenzuela on the acceptance of her painting “Amarillo”  into the Mountain Oyster Club’s 51st Annual Show!  Over 200 emerging and nationally renowned artists will exhibit their best, new work in the beautiful, historic setting of the Pond Mansion, home to the Mountain Oyster Club.  To view more go to… https://mountainoysterclub.com/


CASA 2020 Exhibits


These are the 2020 Exhibits – view award winning paintings following this list.

Shelter Virtual Show 2020 – September – December 2020

Tucson International Airport Show – January – March 2020

Tucson Symphony Orchestra – January –  March  2020

The Fountains – January 2020

Shelter 2020 (Virtual) Show 

Tucson Symphony Orchestra 2020 Show

Tucson International Airport  2020 Show

Fountains 2020 Show

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