Mary T. Paulin Gallery

The Mary T. Paulin Gallery is located at ArtWorks (1509 E. Helen St.) and employs the artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities as staff members. A team of 10 workers manage the gallery with vocational assistance. Gallery workers learn professional skills related to the organization of an art gallery business. We advocate their unique abilities and capabilities by engaging them within the larger community; thus, we have developed a traveling show as part of the gallery program.  In partnership with several organizations, businesses, and other programs, we display our Artworks artist’s work in these community locations with the help of the gallery team. 


Past Exhibits

I Wish To Grow
August 26, 2019 to November 22, 2019

ArtWorks Mary T. Paulin Gallery Presents: I Wish to Grow. ArtWorks invited community artist Cruel Chi Hecho to display a variety of his work for this exhibit. Works vary in medium but all uniquely a blend of abstract, realism, choatic and energetic. 

Opening Reception: August 30, 2019 


April 12, 2019 to July 26, 2019

ArtWorks' Mary T. Paulin Gallery presents: Dreams, a collaborative show about goals, dreaming and imagination with our friends from Hozhoni Foundation. 

Opening Reception April 12, 2019. 

Art Ducko
August 26, 2018 to November 29, 2018

ArtWorks Mary T. Paulin Gallery presents: Art Ducko, an art exhibit by Roz Weene of sheer quackery proportions!

Opening reception: September 7, 2018. 

Joyful Lifestyle
May 6, 2018 to August 16, 2018

ArtWorks' Mary T. Paulin Gallery Presents: Joyful Lifestyle, a collective ArtWorks show about living healthy and happy. 

Opening reception: May 11, 2018.

Archipelago Gap
January 28, 2018 to April 15, 2018

ArtWorks Mary T. Paulin Gallery Presents: Archipelago Gap, a collective art exhibit. ArtWorks invited community artists David Contreras, Chase Euerle and Connor Furr to display a variety of their works for this exhibit. Works vary in medium and topic but all uniquely highlight person and the essence of a place. 

Closing Reception Friday: April 13, 2018.


Tucson Expressions
September 28, 2017 to January 11, 2018

ArtWorks Mary T. Paulin Gallery presents: Tucson Expressions, an exhibit celebrating the desert southwest. 

Opening reception: September 29, 2017.

InkTober Collective
June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017

ArtWorks' Mary T. Paulin Gallery presents: InkTober Collective, a diverse collection of collaborative art themes. ArtWorks invited community artists from InkTober including Cody Winiecki, DiAngele Augustus, Christine Bellemare, Jacob Breckenridge, Diana Vasquez, and Brittany Griwzow. 

Opening reception: June 30, 2017. 

Spirit Life
February 2, 2017 to April 23, 2017

ArtWorks' Mary T. Paulin Gallery presents: Spirit Life, a collection of work about spirituality and how we connect to the things we believe in. This exhibit is diverse in topics and mediums; in this collection we discoverand celebrate how unique and different everyone interprets their spirituality.  

Closing reception: April 21, 2017. 

Staff Works
September 1, 2016 to January 30, 2017

ArtWorks Mary T. Paulin Gallery presents: Staff Works, an exhibit showcasing ArtWorks student workers and staff. As a diverse group of working artists, they present a variety of creative work; including painting, video-poetry and printmaking. Featuring artists: Alex Hassel, Elizabeth Vargas, Hannah Smith-Rodgers, Jon Erath, Olivia Toiber, Sarah Carton and Ted Huff. 

Opening reception: September 2, 2016. 

City and Nature
April 21, 2016 to August 18, 2016

ArtWorks' Mary T. Paulin Gallery Presents: City and Nature; a collection of work by ArtWorks artists that examines the city and nature landscapes. These art pieces explore the differences, similarities and at times the symbiotic relationship between these two places.  

Opening reception: April 22, 2016.

A Day Without You Is a Day Without Sunshine
September 17, 2015 to December 14, 2015

ArtWorks' Mary T. Paulin Gallery presents A Day Without You is a Day Without Sunshine, a collaborative exibit celebrating the friendship between Ron and Debbie. These best friends displayed work including Ron's incredibly detailed birds and Debbie's stitchwork. Together through their artwork, they show how they care for each other because a day without each other was a day without sunshine. 

Opening reception: September 18, 2016. 

June 18, 2015 to August 30, 2015

ArtWorks' Mary T. Paulin Gallery Presents: Echoes, a collaborative printmaking exhibit. ArtWorks partnered up with the Tucson Community Print Shop to create artwork inspired by each other. 

Opening reception date: June 19, 2015. 


Team Awesome
March 26, 2015 to May 21, 2015

ArtWorks' Mary T. Paulin Gallery presents: Team Awesome, an introductory art exhibit of the ArtWorks Gallery Work Program artists. All artwork is an original and we are happy to present all sorts of talent. 

Opening reception: March 27, 2015.