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First Decade, a celebration of the artist's cooperative

Rene Verdugo, Desert Nocturne Blue No. 219 archival pigment print 20 x 28
Rene Verdugo, Desert Nocturne Blue No. 219 archival pigment print 20 x 28

Dinnerware Artists Cooperative - The Early Years

Dinnerware Artists' Cooperative Gallery
In 1979, when Tucson's art gallery scene was in its infancy, local artists had to scramble to find places to exhibit their work. So when Tucson attorney Debra Hillary offered to share her office space in the downtown Dinnerware building, 13 artists jumped at the chance to show their art there. They founded the Dinnerware Artists' Cooperative Gallery (later the Dinnerware Contemporary Art Gallery), a nonprofit organization that became a pillar of Tucson's arts community.

About the Name:
The first gallery space at 245 E. Congress St. was initially a restaurant supply retail store. The name DINNERWARE was already on the building, hence, Dinnerware Artists' Cooperative was born.

Opening Reception: 5-7 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2017

Show Dates: January 9 – March 3, 2017

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