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A O and Connie Tucker Dual Solo Show – University Club Phoenix


A O and Connie Tucker Dual Solo Show – University Club Phoenix

We are excited to have our artwork decorate the elegant and charming University Club Phoenix!

The Tucker Tucker Dual Solo Show will be on display at the University Club Phoenix from September 2nd to October 27, 2017. We will be showcasing a large selection of our artwork during the exhibit. Matted artwork will also be available during the reception. The Artist Reception is open to the public and is on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Please RSVP to The University Club Phoenix, 39 E Monte Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004, [email protected], 602-254-5408.

The artwork can be viewed Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 4:30pm by nonmembers. Please just identify yourself to the staff when you arrive.

In 2015 in conjunction with the Herberger Theater we co-curated the Candid Photography Exhibit at the club, and last year we had a Dual Solo Show, we are happy to be back!

A O Tucker And Connie Tucker

University Club Phoenix

Formerly a private residence, University Club of Phoenix has maintained the beauty of a vintage 1920’s home, while adapting the structure to meet the changing needs of our members and guests. The University Club exists in unique harmony with its surroundings, providing state-of-the-art amenities amidst the grandness of luxury living from an earlier era.
Our venue is both a beautiful and convenient setting for all varieties of catered events or special private functions. The club is available for breakfast meetings, luncheon programs, private dinners, weddings, seminars and even holiday parties.

Tucker Tucker Dual Solo Show - University Club - Phoenix Arizona


University Club of Phoenix Foundation

The University Club of Phoenix Foundation, in alignment with our mission statement, provides a young artist scholarship program.  The purpose of the scholarship program is to encourage the pursuit of arts education and provides a showcase for their work to further their career.  If you would like to donate to the Foundation, please contact Kristal Leeder at (602) 254-6186.


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Sedona Arts Center 12 x 12 Fundraiser 2017


Sedona Arts Center 12 x 12 Fundraiser 2017

Sedona Art Center 12 x 12 Fundraiser 2017

White Rooster Portrait


Sedona Arts Center 12 x 12 Project and Fundraiser

We are donating our “White Rooster Portrait” mounted on a 12 x 12 x 2 Museum Box™ to the Sedona Art Center for their 12 x 12 Fundraiser. The event is to help support their arts education programs and community arts outreach projects. All artwork for the exhibit will be 12 x 12, and available for $250. The reception is Friday, May 12 and is located in the historic Art Barn. Doors open at 5:30pm. Over 100 Artists will be contributing to the annual event.

White Rooster Portrait

The Rooster image was captured from the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park located in Litchfield Park Arizona. The park has Arizona’s largest collection of exotic and endangered animals, with more than 600 separate species. The Elote Cafe in Sedona also currently has the “White Rooster Portrait” on display, where it is called “El Gallo Sabio” (The Wise Rooster).  It was also part of our Derivatives Exhibit at the Herberger Gallery @ Arizona Center.

Museum Box™

The Wise Rooster is printed using archival ink (Dark Storage Permanence Ratings well in excess of 200 years and over 400 years for black & white) and printed on Epson Velvet Fine Art paper (100% cotton rag for archivability). Each print is mounted to a ultra-smooth kaolin clay ground surface, which is archival and acid-free. The 2 inch side panels are made from sustainable forest products and stained to complement the image. Each box is signed and hand numbered on the back. The Museum Box™ can hang on a wall or sit on a shelf. No glass or glazing is put between you and the art (only a protective UV coating), allowing you to see the beauty of the rag paper.

All artwork on is available on a Museum Box™, currently as small as 6 x 6 or as large as 30 x 60.


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Olney Gallery Exhibit Reception 03/03/17


Olney Gallery Exhibit Reception

Trinity Cathedral

Olney Gallery

Above is an image of the Trinity Cathedral which contains the Olney Gallery. Since 2000, the Olney Gallery has served as a professional art space serving the needs of artists and art lovers in Phoenix as a part of Trinity Cathedral’s outreach into the wider community.  It is an integral part of the monthly First Fridays event on Roosevelt Row and hosts a reception from 6 – 9:00 p.m. on those nights.

The Gallery is also open every Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  For more information, please call 602-254-7126

Best of all, the Olney Gallery is open for all services and events at the Cathedral.  Being surrounded by interesting art is a source of joy to many.

Manny Burruel is the Gallery Directory.


First Friday Reception

Below are a couple of images from the gallery. The reception will be on Friday, 03/03/2017 from 6 to 9pm. There is free parking available on the first two levels of the parking garage behind the Cathedral.

Olney Gallery Exhibit - Trinity Cathedral - Phoenix Arizona


Olney Gallery Exhibit - Trinity Cathedral - Phoenix Arizona

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Gallery Glendale Nature Nurtures Us Exhibit – Reception


Nature Nurtures Us Exhibit – Gallery Glendale

We are excited to have our artwork on display at the Gallery Glendale at Westgate during the months of June & July!

Nature Nurtures Us – A Tucker-Tucker  Photography Exhibit showing the visual benefits of our natural world. A display of hummingbirds, sunsets, streams, forests and more that reduces the stress and mental fatigue of our everyday modern life. Nature, well-being without side effects.

Nature Nurtures Us - What Is Over There

What Is Over There – Connie Tucker


Nature Nurtures Us - The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled – A O Tucker


Public Reception

The public is invited to enjoy light refreshments from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 17.


Gallery Hours

6 to 9 p.m., Thursdays (closed July 7 & 14) and 4 to 9 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays from June 3-July 30. The gallery will also be open during the Westgate Independence Day celebrations from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 3.


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Feathers and Fur Artists Reception

01/09/2016 6-9pm

Feathers and Fur Artists Reception

Meet the artists and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres while viewing the art.




The Exhibit

“Feathers and Fur” photography only juried exhibit celebrates the beauty, brilliance, and wonderment of both animals and birds. The exhibit will be on display at the Gallery Glendale at Westgate from 01/01/2016 to 01/30/2016. The 2016 College Football National Championship will held at the University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11th! The Artists Reception will be on Saturday, January 9th, 6 to 9 pm.


The Gallery Glendale at Westgate

Gallery Glendale Arizona Feathers and Fur


The Location

The gallery is located at 9380 W Westgate Blvd, Suite D-102, Glendale AZ 85305.




A O Tucker & Connie Tucker


Featured Artists

Arnold Alexander
Elaine Belvin
Stephanie Brand
Keith Dines
Marti Huzarski
Matt De Jesus
Linda Kazares
Elizabeth Kimes
Carol Komassa
Bruce Kushner
Karen Martin
Jose Meza
Jim Sciacero
David Siebold
Kim Wagner-Hemmes
Grant Washburn

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Artlink 17th Annual Juried Exhibition – Opening Reception


Artlink 17th Annual Juried Exhibition – Opening Reception



“Amber Waves” was selected, and you are invited! Artlink’s Opening Reception for it’s 17th Annual exhibition at the Oasis on Grand is on October 15th, 6 to 10 pm. The show will remain in place for Third Friday, October 16th, from 6 to 10 pm.



Artlink’s 17th Annual Juried Exhibition presents the work of seventeen exceptional Arizona artists. A panel of three jurors from the Arizona arts community chose the exhibition pieces from over fifty submissions.

This year’s jurors included Phoenix artist John Tuomisto-Bell, Bentley Projects owner Bentley Calverley, and ASU Art Museum Chief Conservator Dana Mossman-Tepper.

The 17 artists featured in this 17th annual show are Julie Anand & Damon Sauer, Chris Boyd, Carlos Encinas, Page Filson, Valerie Hunt, Sam W. J. Johnson, Ann Langlois, Ann Lillqvist, Harold Lohner, Dan Nearing, Jill Roig, Chris Scott, Lacey Shelton, Lucretia Torva, A.O. Tucker and Joan Waters

Below is “Amber Waves” captured in Goodyear, Arizona.

Amber Waves


Artlink Inc., founded in 1989, is an all-volunteer run 501(c)3 arts organization based in downtown Phoenix. Our mission is to link visual artists, businesses, and the public to better understand, appreciate, and promote the arts, and to further develop a strong, vital arts community.

Below are the partners who make Artlink programs possible

Downtown Phoenix, Inc., City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, CityScape, APS,
Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, The Arizona Republic,
Phoenix Convention Center, Ernst & Young LLP, Dunn Transportation,
The Torosian Foundation, Valley Metro, City of Phoenix Aviation Department,
Support Sky Harbor Coalition, Arizona Center, Downtown Voices Coalition,
Downtown Phoenix Journal , Invexi Web Development, Simply Adam Mann,
Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix Ale Brewery,
Roosevelt Row CDC, Grand Avenue Members Association


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Candid Photography Exhibit – Opening Reception


Candid Photography Exhibit – Opening Reception

The Herberger Theater‘s Opening Reception for it’s Candid Photography exhibit at the University Club of Phoenix is now on October 22nd, 5:30 to 7 pm. Please note this is the new date, originally the reception was for 10/08.


My wife Connie and I are co-curators for the exhibition. The show is from October 8th thru December 1st at the University Club. Formerly a private residence, University Club of Phoenix still maintains the beauty of a vintage 1920’s home. The club hosts breakfast meetings, luncheon programs, private dinners, weddings, seminars and holiday parties.

Candid Photography

The theme we selected for this exhibit is candid photography.

A candid photograph is a photograph captured through motion mostly, without creating a posed appearance. This is achieved by avoiding prior preparation of the subject and by either surprising the subject or by not distracting the subject during the process of taking photos. (1)

This exhibit, open only to photography is meant to display the opposite of today’s selfie culture. An example of this style may best be seen from the master of candid photography, Henri Cartier-Bresson, famous for the term, “The Decisive Moment”. This exhibit will feature works of photography only.

(1) “Candid Photography In Australia An Interview With Andrew Stark”. Urban Photography Art. 2010.


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The Gallery at el Pedregal Reception – May


The Gallery at el Pedregal Reception – May


What: Reception for the Gallery Artists of the Inaugural Exhibition

When: Sunday, May 17th 4 – 6 pm

Where: The Gallery at el Pedregal

Wine, soda & hors d’oeuvres will be served


Map for The Gallery at el Pedregal



Below, “Winter Beauty Of Oak Creek” is one of my images that will be on display during the reception.

Winter Beauty Of Oak Creek


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Southwestern Invitational 2015 – Yuma Art Center


Southwestern Invitational 2015 – Yuma Art Center

Last night was the Opening Reception for the Yuma Fine Arts Association Southwestern Invitational 2015 at The Yuma Art Center.

Southwestern Invitational 2015 Opening Reception

Below is a slideshow from the Opening Reception on Friday night and the day after.

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4th Annual Floral And Botanical Exhibit – Arts HQ

04/09/2015 – 05/15/2015

4th Annual Floral And Botanical Exhibit – Arts HQ

Three of my photos were selected by the West Valley Arts Council to be displayed at the Arts HQ 4th Annual Floral And Botanical Exhibit from April 9th through May 15th. The Arts HQ is located at 16126 North Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374. There will be an Opening Reception on April 16th (Thursday Evening), 5 – 7 PM. The reception is open to the public.

The Official Headquarters

The Arts HQ is destined to become the West Valley’s gathering place for artistic inspiration, and will serve as the official headquarters for arts and cultural information for our region’s residents and visitors. The Arts HQ consists of 2,500 square feet of gallery space – plus an outdoor courtyard – connected by a covered breezeway. These flexible spaces allow for a multitude of arts and cultural events, and can be adapted to meet various visual and performance requirements.

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The image “This One’s Mine” was captured at the Desert Botanical Garden.

This One's Mine - 4th Annual Floral And Botanical Exhibit - Arts HQ post


The image “Wandering Curves” was captured at the Wigwam Resort.

Wandering Curves - 4th Annual Floral And Botanical Exhibit - Arts HQ post


The image “Purity” was captured at the Wigwam Resort.

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