Christy Olsen

Visual Art Instructor and Fine artist

Boyce Thompson Arboretum Juried Exhibition

Who's There? pastel on sanded paper. 12x16.

Landscapes, flora and fauna of the Sonoran desert are celebrated! This juried exhibition spotlights studio paintings and paintings completed outdoors, 'en plein air' in the Visitor Center Gallery. Expect to see familiar garden scenes in painted on location or inspired by vistas and the gardens at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

Exhibition & Sale
Tucson Pastel Society (TPS) Annual Charity Show
This event is open to the public with an admission fee.

​Adult admission ($12.50)
Children under 12 ($5.00)
​Children under 5 (free)

Maurice Sevigny
(former Professor and Dean of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona)

About the Tucson Pastel Society (TPS)
The Tucson Pastel Society is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization established to advocate and promote the pastel medium and have fun doing art in the communities it serves. TPS is an active and vital art organization for pastel artist to flourish, fostering the skills and camaraderie of its members while encouraging a community awareness of dry pastel fine art by offering exhibitions and events. 

About the Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Boyce Thompson Arboretum is the largest and oldest botanical garden in the state of Arizona. It is one of the oldest botanical institutions west of the Mississippi.

Show Dates
​April 1 - April 30, 2018

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park Visitor Center

Gallery Hours
Daily (​6:00 AM - 3:00 PM) 


For Purchasing Information
(Only during show dates listed)
​phone +1 (520) 689-2723

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