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“We started out with very traditional Western art: spacious landscapes of the West, wildlife, and very photorealistic art. Over the years though, we branched out and morphed into a gallery that also carries more contemporary Western art, too,” says Bob. In their Tubac gallery you will find exquisite ex- amples of Southwest art, drawing on the talents of many regional art- ists. Take husband and wife team of Fred and Deborah Copenhaver Fellows from Sonoita, Arizona. Both are highly accomplished award- winning artists. Deborah is collected throughout the US for her stunning sculptures in bronze and silver, animating, often playfully, cowboys and cowgirls. Fred, who was elected as a member of the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America in 1968, conveys in his bronzes the dynamic movement and intricate detail of rodeo life in all its drama. Then there’s Texas artist Donna Howell-Sickles, famous for her smiling cowgirl lithographs and etchings that brighten the gallery and tell the story of independent woman through her iconic subjects. Round- ing out the gallery are affordable reproduction giclees, artistic gift items, and even a line of repro- duction tableware from the Sante Fe Railroad. In January 2018 the gallery moved to La En- trada de Tubac. “There’s a lot going on here, and we are closer to other galler- ies and the Tubac Center of the Arts, a big draw for folks coming to the area,” says Bob. “I’ve been doing this for a very long time and our new gallery is the most excited I have been in this business for many years.” So expect to be warmly welcomed at the gallery. Customer service has alwa ys been a hallmark of its long success. Pat Aguilar ........................................... f e m i n i n e m y st i q u e a r t g a l l e r y Owner artist Pat Aguilar opened Feminine Mys- tique Art Gallery some twenty years ago in Tu- bac with five artists—all women. Today her gal- lery is home to an eclec- tic and highly imagina- tive mix of traditional and contemporary art mediums… exclusively produced by female art- ists. For Pat, a lifelong feminist and activist, her art journey began 35 years ago as a way to bal- ance an over-developed left brain as an accoun- tant. Her medium was pottery, and you will find many of her miniature clay adobe structures, clay boxes and colorful female figures on display throughout the gallery. The gallery’s name is an homage to feminist author Betty Friedan and her groundbreak- ing best-selling book, The Feminine Mystique, which ignited a second wave of feminism in the early 1960’s. “The reason I opened this gallery was to help women get a leg up.” Since then Pat has continued to demon- strate her passion and commitment to help both emerging women artists and those who have made it. The gallery is self-sus- taining and Pat plows her profits into marketing her artists, sponsor- ing shows, and finding new ways to ensure their success. Pat’s background in business and finance has helped many of her artists understand how to be- come more successful in the crazy world of art. Not quick to give up on any artist she sees has potential—and her radar for that is finely honed—Pat will encour- age and cajole her art- ists to hang in there. “I won’t give up on them because I know the economy will eventually come back, which it is doing now. I don’t want to let them go, knowing in two years they’ll be able to sell just about everything they have. I have a math brain that sees the big picture,” she muses. Thus the upside for the artist—having a committed gallery own- er with a long view! Pat’s gifted women artists, many highly re- spected and collected internationally, create vibrantly colorful two- dimensional paintings and wall art, fabric and