Gail Marcus-Orlen explores the relationship between the real and the imagined, juxtaposing the strict rules of Renaissance perspective and composition to fanciful, symbolic, shape-shifting imagery. "Butterflies," a 28-by-28 inch oil on canvas, is one of the works featured through Nov. 25 at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. The show runs concurrently, through Nov. 20, at Temple Gallery, 330 S. Scott Ave.
ABA Gallery at Alliance Bank of Arizona, 4703 E. Camp Lowell Road (784-6021). Weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Closing Oct. 27: “Watercolor Images of the Southwest” by Elaine M. Petrie.
B. Amerson Studios, 4501 N. Avenida de Paz (299-1290, www.amersongallery.com). By appointment only. Paintings by Betty Amerson (1923-2002) and Denyse Fenlon Biagi. Oct. 27: Art Open House, 4-9 p.m.
Artist of the Month, in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 E. 22nd St. (748-1551). Mondays-Fridays 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sundays noon- 1 p.m. Oct. 28: Artist’s reception, noon-1:30 p.m. Oil and abstract paintings by Dee Bates. Show runs through Nov. 5.
The Gallery at 6th & 6th, 439 N. Sixth Ave. (903-0650). Tuesdays-Fridays 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays 11-4 or by appointment. Closing Oct. 27: “Joshua Olivera” features mixed-media paintings on wood panels.
Gallery Centella, 340 S. Convent Ave. (798-3400, www.gallerycentella.com). Tuesdays-Fridays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Closing Oct. 30: “Been Around-Gonna Stay” features works by Fred Borcherdt and Moira Marti Geoffrion.
Center for Creative Photography, UA, 1030 N. Olive Road (621-7968, www.creativephotography.org). Weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends noon-5. Oct. 26: Ann Fessler, a 1982 UA photography program MFA graduate who has been named the 2007 recipient of the Harold Jones Distinguished Alumni Award, will lecture about her visual work, 6 p.m.
Dinnerware Artspace, 264 E. Congress St. (792-4503, dinnerwarearts.com). Tuesdays-Saturdays noon-5 and by appointment. Oct. 27: Collage Workshop with Ann Tracy Lopez, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Joseph Gross Gallery, 1031 N. Olive Road, Room 108 (626-4215, web.cfa.arizona.edu/galleries). Weekdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Opening Nov. 1: Society for Photographic Education Southwest/West Regional Members Exhibition. Show runs through Nov. 19.
Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road (722-7798). Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Opening Oct. 27: New Works by artist John Moyers; “Meet the Artist,” 5-7 p.m. Show runs through Oct. 31.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 174 E. Toole Ave. (624-5019, www.moca-tucson.org). Thursdays-Sundays noon-5 p.m. Oct. 25: Paco Velez in Conversation with Alfred Quiroz, 6 p.m. “Paco Velez Bajo la Frontera (Under the Border)” runs through Dec. 2.
Platform Gallery, 439 N. Sixth Ave., Suite 189 (882-3886, platformart.com). Tuesdays-Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closing Oct. 27: Featured artists include Rick Jacobs, Judith Gary, Cynthia Lynn Miller and Angela Ramos.
Ranch House Gallery, Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road (749-3718. Tuesdays-Saturdays 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Closing Oct. 31: “Desert Dance,” a collection of mixed-media art by the Artists’ Connection Tucson. Opening Nov. 2: Oil, watercolor and pastel studio paintings of landscapes and stills by Depy Adam. Show runs through Dec. 13.
Lionel Rombach Gallery, University of Arizona, Speedway Boulevard and Park Avenue (626-4215, web.cfa.arizona.edu/galleries). Weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays noon-4. Closing Oct. 26: “Burden of Blackness” features works by Liz Burden.
Stone Dragon Studio, 1126 N. Stone Ave., park in rear of building (405-5800). Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment. Closing Oct. 27: An Artist’s Workspace filled with tools and materials, collectibles, and fine art created by many local artists.
Toscana Studio and Gallery, 9040 N. Oracle Road in Oro Valley (575-1445, www.toscanastudioandgallery.com). Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Opening Oct. 28: “Come Play One More Day;” reception 2-5 p.m. Influenced by Mexico’s Day of the Dead belief that spirits of deceased loved ones come back once a year to visit, local artist Angela Rose has created a series of brightly painted metal structures (placed along a desert trail) honoring the lives of nine children. Show runs through Dec. 9.
Tucson Jewish Community Center Fine Art Gallery, 3800 E. River Road (299-3000, tucsonjcc.org). Mondays-Thursdays 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fridays and Sundays 9-6. Oct. 28: Opening reception, 2-4 p.m. Works by Ellen Campbell (mixed media), Jerome Rago (acrylic on canvas) and Maria Schuchardt (photography). Show runs through Nov. 30.
University of Arizona Student Union, third floor (621-6142, www.union.arizona.edu/gallery). Weekdays 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Closing Oct. 29: “Café Vi: The Journeys Of Cuban Artists,” curated by Leandro Soto with the assistance of Leo Graves, explores coffee as a poetic metaphor of Cuban cultural identity.
Conrad Wilde Gallery, 210 N. Fourth Ave. (622-8997, www.conradwildegallery.com). Tuesdays-Saturdays 11 a.m.-6 p.m. or by appointment. Closing Oct. 27: “Parts of the Whole” features five artists working in collage and assemblage.
WomanKraft Art Gallery, 388 S. Stone Ave. (629-9976). Tuesdays-Saturdays 1-5 p.m. Closing Oct. 27: “Innerview,” a group exhibition exploring the personal inner landscape of the artistic mind.
Access Tucson Gallery, 124 E. Broadway (624-9833). Mondays, Wednesdays-Saturdays noon-10.
Arizona Historical Society, 949 E. Second St. (628-5774, www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org). Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Arizona State Museum, UA, (621-6302, www.statemuseum.arizona.edu). East of the main entrance on University Boulevard. Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays noon-5. Through Feb. 15: “Ancient Arizona Architecture: Photographs from Arizona Highways Magazine.” Permanent: “Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest,” with prehistoric artifacts, commissioned artwork, video interviews and dioramas. Permanent: “Wall of Pots” features an 18-foot, floor-to-ceiling, glass case with more than 150 select specimens.
Art & Culture Partnership Gallery – Art 4 U, 951 E. 35th St. (792-3619). Thursdays-Fridays 10 a.m. -5 p.m., Saturdays noon-5.
Art Fare Gallery, 55 N. Sixth Ave. (903-0918). Mondays-Thursdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment.
Art Gallery, 1122 N. Stone Ave. (624-7099). Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment at 405-5800. Through Nov. 22: “Own the Original” features works by Lawrence W. Lee and sculptures by Kirk McCoy.
ArtsEye, 3550 E. Grant Road (325-0260, www.artseye.com). Mondays-Fridays 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays 9-5. Through Nov. 9: “Shadows from Within” features pigmented ink and carbon prints by André Bruwer.
Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, PCC – West Campus, Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Road (206-6942). Mondays-Thursdays noon-3 p.m. or by appointment. Nov. 5-Dec. 7: “New Abstractions” features recent works by David Andres, Barbara Jo McLaughlin and Tim Mosman. Nov. 7: Artists’ reception, 5-7 p.m. Nov. 8: Gallery Talk, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Bohemia, 299 S. Park Ave. (882-0800, bohemiatucson.com). Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Campus Christian Center Art Gallery, 715 N. Park Ave. (623-7575). Weekdays 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Through Dec. 7: Oil and pastel paintings by local artist and art teacher Don Weber.
Carlton Star Gallery, 1416 S. Sixth Ave. (622-8055). Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Contemporary works in clay: functional sculpture, furniture, tile and custom works for home and garden.
The Gallery at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park Visitors Center, 3482 E. River Road (877-6000). Weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Davis Dominguez Gallery, 154 E. Sixth St. (629-9759). Tuesdays-Fridays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays 10-4. Through Nov. 24: Paintings and works on paper by Josh Goldberg and Pamela Marks and sculpture by David Mazza.
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road (299-9191). Daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Through Feb. 29: “The M Collection: Sculptures and Castings by Marion DeGrazia.”
Desert Artisans’ Gallery, 6536 E. Tanque Verde Road (722-4412). Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Through Nov. 4: “Sonoran Splendor” features works by 20-year old Artisans’ Cooperative members Sharon Bertrand, David Brown, Nancy Cressler, Susan Grijalva, Marleen Holten and Jan Thompson. Nov. 6-Jan. 13: “Celebration of Light” features works by Tucson artists Peg Allen, Don Carter, Joan Fimbel DiGiovanni, Pat Latas, Susan Meyer and Richard Rohrbough. Nov. 9: Artists’ reception, 5-7 p.m.
The Drawing Studio Gallery, 33 S. Sixth Ave. (620-0947). Still under construction; volunteers needed. Nov. 8: TDS’s 15th Anniversary and “official” grand opening of its new location. Nov. 24-Dec. 22: “Small Wonders.”
Enchanted Earthworks Gallery, 2980 N. Swan Road, Suite 140 (327-7007). Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 9: 20th Anniversary Celebration & Show will feature jewelry by Val and Gordon Mustain (gallery’s owners and founders) and wood carvings by Ron Karulski. Refreshments will be served from 5-8:30 p.m., and violinist Lindianne Sarno will be on hand to provide musical entertainment.
Eric Firestone Gallery, 4425 N. Campbell Ave. (577-7711, ericfirestonegallery.com). Mondays-Thursdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays 10-8, Sundays noon-5.
Etherton Gallery Downtown, 135 S. Sixth Ave. (624-7370, www.ethertongallery.com). Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays 11-7 and by appointment. Through Nov. 3: “Frances Murray: Psychologue, 1977-2007″ is a retrospective exhibition celebrating Tucson photographer Frances Murray’s 30-year career. The show coincides with Murray’s 60th birthday.
Galeria La Sirena, 2905 E. Broadway (319-1262). Thursdays-Fridays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., Saturdays 10-4 or by appointment. Through Nov. 16: Paintings and other medium honoring the Day of the Dead by Mario Romero, Lucero Vasquez, Raymundo Gonzalez and Alicia Gallardo.
The Gallery of the Holy Ghost at Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Road (440-2743). Wednesdays-Fridays 1-4 p.m.
Graficas, 6420 N. Campbell Ave. (577-5440, gallerygraficas.com). Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery specializes in high-quality lithographs, etchings, woodcuts and original works on paper. Works by nationally known contemporary artists including Jim Dine, Vernon Fischer, Sol Lewitt, Gustavo Rivera, Cristo, Judy Pfaff and William T. Wiley.
Grogan Gallery of Fine Art, 2890 E. Skyline Drive (577-8787, ggrogangallery.com). Through Nov. 25: Don West Solo Exhibition and Retrospective. Nov. 8: Opening reception.
Jane Hamilton Fine Arts, 1825 E. River Road, Suite 111 (529-4886, www.janehamiltonfineart.com). Mondays-Saturdays 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Through Nov. 15: “Abstracted Areas,” new works on panel by William Spencer III.
Ironwood Gallery, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road (883-3024). Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Through Nov. 11: “Art Institute Student Exhibition;” reception, 2-4 p.m. (graduation ceremony at 3).
Lulubell Toy Bodega, 439 N. Sixth Ave., Suite 187 (661-2443) Tuesdays-Sundays noon-6 p.m.
Madaras Gallery, 1535 E. Broadway (623-4000). Weekdays 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Original paintings, prints, art tiles and gift items by local artist Diana Madaras.
Madaras Gallery in Gallery Row at El Cortijo, 3001 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 101 (615-3001). Weekdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays 10-4, Sundays 11-5. Nov. 1-30: “West and Wild,” 20 new paintings by Tucson artist Diana Madaras. Nov. 17: “Meet the Artist” noon-3 p.m.
The Max Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 127 (529-7349, www.themaxgallery.com). Mondays 2-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays-Thursdays 10 a.m.-5:30, Fridays-Saturdays 10-9, Sundays noon-5.
Mark Sublette Modern, 2890 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 190, Plaza Colonial (722-7798 www.marksublettemodern.com). Nov. 16: Grand opening 6-8 p.m.
Meliora Architectural Gallery, 178 E. Broadway (792-9595). Mondays-Thursdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery highlights architects’ design talents.
Mo’s Gallery, 3650 E. Fort Lowell Road (795-8226 www.mosgallery.com). Mondays-Saturdays 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Mountain Shadow Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 109 (577-6301, www.Mountain ShadowGallery.com). Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 8: Art Walk at Gallery Row, 5-7 p.m.
Murphey Gallery at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. (299-6421). Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4 p.m., Sundays 11-4.
MUSE Gallery, 516 N. Fifth Ave. (903-0918, www.themusecac.com). Mondays-Thursdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., weekends by appointment.
Obsidian Gallery, 4320 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 130 (577-3598). Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Through Nov. 3: “Dia de los Muertos 2007.” The exhibit features paintings, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry, cut paper, metal, photography and mixed media – all interpreting the Mexican Day of the Dead – by 34 contemporary artists.
Philabaum Contemporary Glass, 711 S. Sixth Ave. (884-7404 philabaumglass.com). Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Raices Taller, 218 E. Sixth St. (792-9619 or 881-5335, RaiesTaller222.org). Fridays-Saturdays 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. Día de los Muertos Celebrations – Nov. 2: Blessing of the altars, lighting of candles, community potluck (bring a dish to share), refreshments, music and children’s art activities, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 10: Family workshop, 1-4 p.m. Learn about the rich history and tradition of Day of the Dead with art activities and light refreshments. Cost is $15 per family and reservations are required. Nov. 17: Closing celebration with refreshments, music and children’s art activities, 6-9 p.m.
Saguaro Artisans, 410 E. Toole Ave. (792-3466). Open daily (except Mondays) 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. On-site glass-blowing demonstrations Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Sanders Galleries, 6420 N. Campbell Ave. (299-1763, sandersgalleries.com). Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Specializing in Native American, traditional and contemporary Southwestern art.
Settlers West Contemporary Fine Art & Graphics, 6360 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 110 (323-8838). Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Original paintings and sculpture by contemporary Southwestern artists. Nov. 17-Dec.1: Works by Western artist Howard Terpning. Nov. 17: Meet the Artist, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Shane House Gallery, 218 S. Fourth Ave. (323-6108). Thursdays-Saturdays 1-5 p.m.
Skyline Gallery, 6360 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 150 (615-3800). Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Works by more than 100 North American artisans.
Solar Culture Gallery, 31 E. Toole Ave. (884-0874, solarculture.org). Tuesdays-Saturdays noon-midnight. Artists are invited to share their ready-to-hang creations: up to three small pieces or one large piece (4 feet by 4 feet or larger). Floor-standing pieces or works that sit on a base are also accepted.
Sonoran Glass Art Gallery, 633 W. 18th St. (884-7814 www.sonoranglass.org).
Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House, 151 S. Granada Ave. (622-0956). Wednesdays-Saturdays 10-4.
Stone Avenue Gallery, 2007 N. Stone Ave. (624-1288). Tuesdays-Fridays noon-5 p.m., Saturdays noon-5.
Tangerine Gallery & Artesano Copper Imports, 2522 E. Fort Lowell Road (326-5028, artesanocopper.com). Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Through Nov. 9: “Glass, Metal, Canvass and Stone – A Group Show.”
Temple Gallery, 330 S. Scott Ave. (624-7370). Weekdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Nov. 20: Gail Marcus-Orlen: Paintings.
Tohono Chul Gallery, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte (742-6455, www.tohonochulpark.org). Mondays-Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. In the Wells Fargo Foyer Gallery: Through Nov. 12: “Marta Morales: Portraits of Purépecha Life (Dolls).” Through Nov. 4: “Día de los Muertos: The Gift of Remembrance.”
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way (326-9686 Ext. 16, www.tucsonbotanical.org/ visit_gallery.html). Daily 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Through Nov. 25: Works by Tucson artist Gail Marcus-Orlen.
Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave. (624-2333, tucsonmuseumofart.org). Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays noon-4. Through Dec. 9: Friends of Western Art Artist of the Year: John Moyers. Continuing through Nov. 26: “Vistas of the Frontera: Anna Jaquez.” A yearlong series dedicated to exhibiting the works of six artists of Latino/a and Chicano/a heritage, who work and live in the Southwestern United States. In the Palice Pavilion: Through Nov. 4: “Chiquitito” features miniatures by Latin American popular artists.
UA Museum of Art, 1031 N. Olive Road (621-7567 www.artmuseum.arizona.edu). Tuesdays-Fridays 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays-Sundays noon-4. Through Feb. 3: “Goya’s Mastery in Prints: Los Desastres de la Guerra.” The third show in a four-part exhibition of etching suites by Francisco de Goya on loan from the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Wilde Meyer Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive (615-5222). Weekdays 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturdays 10-6 and Sundays noon-5. Through Nov. 10: “Spirit and Beauty” features works by Ed Klink, Chaille Trevor, Robert Ransom and others.