April 28, 2015

Tubac's Galleries

Along with the shops and restaurants in Tubac, AZ, are the many galleries.  Here are just a few:

Hugh Cabot III was born on March 22, 1930 in Boston and is an artist.  His father was a professor of Sociology at Harvard.  During the Korean War, Hugh served as an United States Navy combat artist.  You can see his war-time art hanging in the Naval Historical Center in Washington D.C.  Many of his illustrations and paintings have been found in various publications throughout the world.  Hugh is widely recognized for his oil paintings, but he also used watercolors, pastels, graphite, charcoal, sculpture and photography as well.  For 37 years, he lived and worked in Tubac until his death in May of 2005.  Today, you can visit his studio and gallery to marvel at this talented artist's work.

Inside the walls of this gallery you will find a variety of paintings, handmade collections and furniture.  There is a huge amount of decorating items for your home, office and walls.  If you want to decorate your house with a colorful southwestern theme, this is the place to go.  Check out their website for more information:  http://www.manosgallery.com/

This photo is from their Facebook page.
Their furniture is individually made from mesquite, alder, mahogany pine, and forge iron.  Check out their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Cuitaca

This gallery features fine art paintings, sculptures, glass items and various types of jewelry.

This art gallery features over 85 female artists and their work.  Inside, you will fine various types of pottery, glass art, wood creations, or paintings in watercolors, acrylics, or oils.  These wonderful women artist also create jewelry and cards for all occasions.  Many of the items you will find are one-of-a-kind and unique.

For more on Roy Purcell and his galleries, check out his website:  http://www.purcellgalleries.com/

"The Power of Silence"
This can be found on Hal Empie Studio-Gallery website.
Hal Empie was born is Arizona in 1909 and is an amazing painter and artist.  His studio and gallery in Tubac is the place where you can purchase his original works of art.  Even though Hal died in 2002, his paintings are timeless and a great representation of the Wild West history.

April 26, 2015

Santa Cruz Chili & Spice

This picture is from their website.

Located in the Santa Cruz Valley in Tumacacori, AZ, is a small family owned and operated business called Santa Cruz Chili & Spice, Inc.  They produce an array of wonderful chili products such as Southwest foods, spices, herbs, and even cookbooks.  As they state on their website, "The chili products reflect the unique mixture of Mexican and western cultures that are so much a part of the Santa Cruz Valley.  The flavors are pure and authentic.  They represent the valley's rich heritage."

For more information on their products, history and more, check out their website:  http://www.santacruzchili.com/

April 24, 2015

Tubac Jack's Restaurant and Saloon

Located in the heart of Tubac, AZ you will find a southwestern restaurant and saloon known as Tubac Jack's.  The owner, Jim Lagattuta, takes pride in his original and one-of-a-kind meals.  You will have an array of choices to dine on while sitting in their warm and inviting restaurant.  Be sure to visit Tubac Jack's on a Saturday night and enjoy a live band.  You can dance to your hearts content.  I had chicken strips and sweet potato fries while my sister-in-law enjoyed one of their taco salads.  The food was delicious and worth a visit.

Check out their website for all their lunch or dinner meals and list of events:  http://tubacjacks.com/

April 22, 2015

El Presidito: Working Artist Studio

A place for creative artist to work and sell their art.  For more on this place, check out their website:  http://www.aldea-de-artisticas.com/presidito.htm

Nancy Valentine & Hugh Holub
They are life partners, resident working artists, preservationists, writers, and co-creators of...
Aldea de Artisticas'
Creating a working artists’ community
in the heart of Old Town Tubac... 

El Presidito
Studios & Galleries
For rental info, contact:
Nancy Valentine
PO Box 4521   Tubac  AZ  • 85646
520-398-9571 or TubacVal@msn.com

Linda Boylan, painter
No Stopping Art Gallery

Crystal Johnson, leather work
Wolf Den Galler

April 20, 2015

Soto's PK Outpost Mexican Restaurant

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Sotospkoutpost
While I was recently in Tubac, AZ, I wanted Mexican food for dinner.  My sister-in-law and I picked the Soto's PK Outpost Mexican Restaurant because it was just around the corner from the Poston House Inn where we were staying.  The restaurant is located in a historic building and is known for their delicious Carne con Chile.  We sat on the patio because the weather was nice and cool.  While waiting for our margaritas, we were serenaded by their Mariachi band.  We enjoyed the entertainment, food, margaritas, and the whole atmosphere of the place.

Interesting Chimichanga with a mango Margarita.

April 16, 2015

Untamed Confections

This picture is from their Facebook page.

This organically and nutritious family owned business is environmentally safe.  Their treats are made from the most optimum components bought from local organic farms.  Not only do they use ingredients found indigenous to their area, but you will never find any imitation or man-made ingredients in any of their creations.  Even their packaging is recyclable and green.

The company is owned by Linda and Tom Williams.  Linda is a “published award winning cloisonne enamel art jeweler”.  She creates the most tantalizing treats that will put a smile on anyone’s face.  Her honey caramel delights are scrumptious.  Tom's passion with keeping the environment clean and safe is inspired in all they create.  He enjoys working with Linda on their exceptional honey caramel /chocolate indulgences.

For more on Untamed Confections and their treats, check out their website and Facebook page:

April 14, 2015

Tubac Ironworks and Copper Tops

This picture is from their Facebook page.
Tubac Ironworks has a variety of home decorations, interesting gifts, clothing, wonderful jewelry, fun hats, and great shoes.  Check out their Facebook page for more information:

This picture is from their Facebook page.
La Cucaracha de Tubac has copper tops and mesquite furniture.  They also feature "hand painted tile, hand forge iron, and rustic furniture hardware". (from FB)  Check out their website and Facebook page for a catalog of things they sale and more.

April 10, 2015

Decorations: A Desert Inn

Poston House Inn Bed and Breakfast
Tubac, AZ
I love her interesting mix of rustic, antique, desert, and Mexican decorations.