The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance is seeking local artists for the inaugural Artist-in-Residence program at CATALYST Arts & Maker Space in the Tucson Mall. The program provides flexible space for artists to create or demonstrate in an open studio environment with opportunities to engage the community through collaboration, workshops, and artist talks. The Artist-in-Residence will also serve as Catalyst ambassador, educating the public about SAACA and CATALYST Arts & Maker Space.
Criteria and Application Process
The Artist-in-Residence program is open for application on a rolling basis. The applications will be reviewed at the end of month and will be evaluated based on the quality of work presented, community engagement approach, and career objectives. Every applicant will receive a response no later than 2 months after initial application.
Length of residency
This Catalyst AIR program is a flexible 1 – 2 month residency.
Team Studio Create
TEAM STUDIO CREATE (#StudioC) is a dynamic trio of photographers, each specializing in a unique niche and yet united by their unwavering commitment to artistic excellence. Katie Cooper, Patrick Mulligan, and Briana Rambo craft photographic experiences that transport viewers to another world. #StudioC recently opened a state-of-the-art photography studio on Speedway that provides ample room for a variety of photo shoots, from intimate portraits to elaborate setups.
During their time at CATALYST, the photographers will be hosting Contrast Couture: A two-part event series featuring their signature ShootShow on February 10 and the inaugural Gallery Night in collaboration with The Solana Foundation on March 1. The team will transform CATALYST into a striking red and white set and invite local models and photographers to creatively interpret the space. The final photographs will be on display for the Gallery Night on March 1.
“Our aim is to create an immersive experience for visitors, allowing them to witness the magic unfold or even partake in the modeling process. But we don't want to stop there; we want to go above and beyond by educating our guests about photography and providing insights into the entire process—from conceptualization to execution—of a visionary photoshoot.”-#StudioC
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10
The ShootShow Events @ 12pm
FRIDAY, MARCH 1
Gallery Night @ 5pm
7Sound & Co
Multi-media Creative Agency
7sound & Co is an Innovative Creative Agency bringing Dreams to Reality. We are a Creative School, Production Studio, Streaming Station & an Online Shop for Artists of All Ages.
"We will be bringing our studio operations into public view for behind-the-scenes access to our local production and creative agency. We will delight the public with some of our e-courses, taught live in the space, and be available to discuss production and studio activities from film and video production to music, illustration, and written creative products. We are excited to share our weekly rehearsals and performances of our evolving MysteryM Show, a magical, musical, mysterious adventure.
Visual Artist / Yoga Instructor
Born and raised in Detroit, MI and now based in Tucson, Jameela Hill is a multi-faceted artist who centers the community in her work. She is a trained doula and yoga instructor and creatively combines artistic elements into her retreats and workshops. Jameela is constantly finding new ways to express herself through painting, writing, photography, and movement. Her Artist Residency at CATALYST will feature numerous collaborations will artists, musicians, wellness coaches and more! Including some regular programming during the weekends:
"I am only just beginning to discover the talents I have been blessed with. I am so grateful for each opportunity I have been given and I hope to offer the same opportunities to others." -Meela
Ana is an accomplished visual artist from Mexico City whose globetrotting from Austin, to Paris to San Francisco ultimately saw her land in Southern Arizona. Her expressive art tells stories through vibrant colors. Ana has owned and operated numerous galleries across the West, including Rinconart Studio and Gallery in Tubac, AZ. She has been commissioned to create include various decorative design projects, including murals and faux finishes in Arizona homes, and in 2009 was asked to create the cover art for the Verizon Yellow Book. The resulting painting titled “Tucson Glowing”was printed on over 500,000 copies!
Ana is currently creating new art, promoting her online art store, working in her professional field, and enjoying time with her human and pet families.
Cartoonist / Entertainer
Frank Powers is a silly man who is obsessed with helping families in the Tucson community. He is more animated than the cartoons he creates and Frank’s mission is to teach kids to utilize their creativity and embrace their individuality. Powers restored a 1969 VW Bus and created The Comic Bookmobile to travel to schools and events all over Tucson spreading his belief that pure honesty, hard work, and a Positive Mental Attitude lead to a better state of mental health in kids and kids of all ages (Adults!). When he isn’t wearing a cape, Powers is a wild-mannered reporter for KOLD NEWS 13’s Tucson Now segments. This, in addition to being the radio host of Lifestyle Tucson- the program where he speaks to the people behind Tucson’s 501c3 non profit organizations. Powers closes every Lifestyle Tucson episode by saying “Toot Toot Tucson, I love you the most.” and ya know, when ya add all this up, it just might be true. #TootTootTucson
Christopher Scott is a seasoned film industry professional with nearly two decades of experience across various roles in Southern Arizona. He is passionate about telling and experiencing character-driven stories that capture the human spirit. Chris made his directorial debut with the award-winning film "Eddie Mummy: A Love Story," and since then, he has continued to leave his mark on the industry with his unique creative vision. As a writer, director, and producer of multiple short films, features, and a scripted podcast, Chris is known for his ability to craft engaging and thought-provoking narratives. Currently, he is working on the highly anticipated third season of the hit scripted podcast Tucson Heat, which promises to be an action-packed and thrilling ride. Chris is committed to giving back to his hometown by shining a spotlight on the often-overlooked aspects of the Tucson scene, all while championing diversity and inclusion in his storytelling.
Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Ingrid discovered her love of art early in childhood. Exploring the desert, she was drawn to the intricacies and patterns of life. An exploration which inspired her to replicate those observations with drawing and painting.
Today, her artwork is still deeply inspired by nature, but has also grown into an expression of the human experience with sentimental surrealism. Her studies in Biology and Art History come together to connect our place with nature, history and emotion, finding meaning through art. She hopes to provide a window to perceive life through a creative and curious perspective.
Chaos Theatre develops site specific, interactive theatrical experiences for communities who might not otherwise have access to this dynamic, imaginative, communal art form. We want anybody and everybody to be able to experience theatre, either as a maker or an observer.
For the SAACA Catalyst Residency, our aim is to spark imaginative performative moments around the idea of LOVE in a place where love is sold on store shelves, especially during the month of February.
"My inspiration in creating art is not only to document my evolution as an artist but more importantly to attempt to make all aspects of life a work of art; to feel and activate our divine gift for creating and expanding beauty in an often times harsh and crude world. Not strictly in the virtual arts, but in all concepts and ideas." - Malcolm Nicoll