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Dan Chavez, Tucson, AZ

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Jan 7-May 5, 2017                                         "Anything Goes                                                    Tucson, AZ

Southern Arizona’s Collectiv PhotoGraphic Arts has joined together with the Mesch, Clark and Rothschild Law frim to promote awareness and share their excitement for the dynamic changes that are transforming the contemporary photographic arts. New tools and technologies have freed today’s photographers from traditional photographic processes providing them with greatly expanded opportunities and an unprecedented spectrum of artistic expression and creativity.  The exhibit “Any Thing Goes” is a reflection of the expanded vision and the new diversity and vitality that defines today’s photographers.


Apr 5-28, 2016                                         "The Abstract Show                                                 Tucson, AZ

Dan’s "Ladera de Colores" / "Colorful Hillside" was juried into Tucson's Artful Living Gallery's "Abstract Show". The gallery is located at One Broadway Blvd. at Stone Ave. The abstract piece is a departure from Dan’s traditional impressionist images and afforded him the opportunity to experiment with new techniques and some of the latest graphic-art software which allows for the use the shapes, forms and colors from the original photograph to create the final piece. The image can be viewed at click here


Nov 2 - Nov 14, 2015                         "Dia de los Muertos-2015"                                        Tucson, AZ

Dan's "Fantamas" is featured in Raices Taller Gallery's annual homage to Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead, a cultural celebration in the tradition of the Hispanic southwest.  The exhibition included paintings, sculpture, photography & mixed media work along with personal tributes and remembrances in the form of altars & ofrendas. Raices Taller is located at 218 E. 6th Street, just east of 6th Ave. The opening reception is on Monday, Nov 2nd from 6:00-9:00 pm.


Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015                                               “Potpouri”                                                      Tucson, AZ

Dan's artwork was exhibited in the gallery at Unity Church of Tucson which showcases the work of Tucson artists from both the Southern Arizona Artists Guild and the Watercolor Guild. The exhibition consisted of potpourri of images from Dan's Pueblo de Colores, Colonial Mexico and Botanicals collections.  Unity of Tucson is located at 3617 N Camino Blanco, Tucson, AZ.


April 23 – July 14, 2015                                “The Red Show”                                    Oro Valley, Arizona

The theme is all about RED! This unique juried show was curated by the Southern Arizona Artists Guild color RED will figure prominently in the over 50 works on display.  The exhibit ran the full gamut of mediums including acrylic, water color, oil, collage, photography, colored pencil etc. The exhibit is on display at Ventana Medical, 1910 E Innovation Park Dr. in Oro Valley, AZ. Dan is exhibiting his "Portal con Flores Amarillos" which features vivid RED walls, a weathered door and the spring growth of new vines and yellow flowers from the Pueblo de Colores collection.


May 4 – May 16, 2015                          “On Our Own Time 2015”                                Tucson, Arizona

The 5th Annual National Arts Program® Art Exhibit showcased the diverse and varied talents of the University of Arizona community. The exhibit was held in the Student Union Gallery on the U of A campus. Dan is exhibiting "Water Lilies" inspired by Monet's garden in Giverny and "Colina de Colores" from the colorful hillsides of Guanajuato Mexico.


Apr 11 & 12, 2015              "WAMO and Borderlands Bacchanal Festival"           Tucson, Arizona

First annual Warehouse Arts Management Org (WAMO) and Borderlands Brewery hosted a Music, Art and Comedy Festival showcasing some of Tucson's finest artists. Dan exhibited recent works from Tucson's Barrio and Presido Historical Districts and from a 2015 trip to Colonial Mexico. The Warehouse District is located on Toole Ave between So. 6th Ave and 9th Ave. The Festival runs from 3:30 Sat until 5:00 Sunday.


Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2014           "Dia de los Muertos/All Souls Day"                  Tucson, Arizona

Borderlands Brewing Company, in Tucson's Historic Warehouse Arts District, hosted an exciting exhibit centered on the spirits, fantasmas and ghosts of Mexico's "Dia de los Muertos/All Souls Day."  The show commemorated the 25 Annual Tucson All Souls Procession and features works by some of Tucson finest local artists providing their interpretive expressions to the symbols and rituals of this special day. Borderlands is located  at , 119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson, AZ.  Proceeds of the fundraiser to benefit the Many Mouths One Stomach non-profit organization. The exhibit can also be viewed during Borderlands regular business hours, Wed & Thurs 4:00 to 9:00 pm and Friday & Sat 4:00 to 10:00.


Aug 11 - Sep 14, 2014                               "Pueblos de Colores"                                     Tucson, Arizona

Dan Chavez's colorful images of Tucson’s Barrio and Presidio Districts and the Silver Cities of Colonial Mexico were featured in an exhibit at Borderlands Brewing Company, in the Historic Warehouse Arts District. The exhibit offered a rare look into this emergent art form as well as look at the rich and varied architecture of the 1700 and 1800’s.  Opening reception held Saturday, August 16th, 5:30-7:30 . Borderlands is located at , 119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson, AZ. (click here to see venue) (click here to view poster)


Nov 8 - Dec 18, 2013                  "Comings and Goings"                                    Tucson, Arizona

The Tucson Botanical Gardens, Porter Hall Gallery,  highlighted the talent of local artists and their diverse interpretations of the desert southwest and its landscapes. The exhibit featured photography by Dan Chavez, watercolors by Julie Freshwater and Kathy Robbins and acrylics by Carol Lucas.


Mar 8 – Apr 6, 2013                              “On Our Own Time”                                     Tucson, Arizona

The 3rd Annual National Arts Program® Art Exhibit showcased the diverse and varied talents of the University of Arizona community. The exhibit was held in the Student Union Gallery on the U of A campus. This Exhibit was Open to the Public with an opening reception at 12 Noon, Monody. March 18th, 2013. Dan exhibited his image "Corner Market" from the Pueblo de Colores collection.


Nov 3 - Dec 22, 2012                           "The Holiday Bazaar"                                   Tucson, Arizona

WomanKraft Art Gallery's 26th Annual Holiday Exhibit and Bazaar was filled with amazing art and crafts highlighting the varied mediums and diverse techniques of Southern Arizona’s emerging talent as well as its established artists.


April - May 2010                   "Photographic Painting in the Digital Age"                  Athens, Greece

The solo exhibit featured the software innovations that allow photographers to re-master photographic images into digital paintings. The exhibit was sponsored by the Artist Easel Program at the U.S. Embassy in Athens.


October - December  2009                  "Greece and the Sea"                                   Athens, Greece

The Artist Easel Program at the U.S. Embassy in Athens sponsored the group exhibit  featuring a variety of visual media. The beauty of the sea and coastal areas of Greece has inspired artists for generations.  The exhibition featured a diversity of magnificent scenes found around Greece--ranging from Greek children playing on the beaches, colorful fishing boats, and island evening sunsets.    


January - March 2009                           "Missions and Madonnas"                               Athens, Greece

The solo exhibit featured the California Missions built in the 1700's by Father Junipero Serra during the height of Mexico's Colonial period. The exhibit also included images of La Virgin de Guadalupe, Mexico's patron saint, as well as florals from the missions' gardens. The exhibit was held at the U.S. Embassy Consular Gallery.


October - Dec 2008                           “Autumn Impressions”                                 Athens, Greece

The group exhibition at the U.S. Embassy featured a collection of artwork created by both American and Greek artists celebrating the beauty of Autumn.  The exhibition included a diversity of art styles and media in which each artist had been inspired in a unique way by this colorful season.  


June-July 2007                                         "Pueblo de Colores"                                      Tucson, Arizona

The solo exhibit at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library depicted Tucson’s colorful historical neighborhoods and architecture representative of the 1800’s Mexican craftsmen and Hispanic culture. The exhibit was funded in part by the generous support of the Tucson Pima Arts Council benefiting the community and promoting awareness of the arts. To view exhibit click here.


December 2006                        Murphy Gallery, St. Philips in the Hills                   Tucson, Arizona

Dan was featured in an exhibit which featured his Mixed Media Fine Art Photography and watercolors by artist Carol Taylor. Dan's images highlighted architecture from the Spanish Colonial period. To view exhibit click here.


March-April 2006                            Collectiv Photographic Arts                                 Tucson, Arizona

Dan was one of five photographers exhibiting works showcasing the diversity of photographic expression resulting from the dynamic innovations occurring in digital photography. The Collectiv Exhibt was featured in an article in the Tucson Weekly.


January 2006                                  Wild Oats Café Exhibition                                  Tucson, Arizona

Dan was featured in a solo exhibit showcasing Southern Arizona artists. The show featured images from Tucson Historical Neighborhood Series.


October 2004                        Murphy Gallery, St. Philips in the Hills                   Tucson, Arizona

The art exhibit showcased watercolors by artist Marleen Holten as well as Dan Chavez's Mixed Media Fine Art Photography. Dan featured images from his Pueblo de Colores series of Tucson's historic Barrio and Presidio Districts.















































Updated 01/07/18