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Miles Conrad is an artist, educator, and curator living and working in Tucson. He served as the founding director of Conrad Wilde Gallery, which hosted innovative exhibitions in Tucson for 13 seasons. Additionally, his gallery presented exhibitions at several international art fairs in Los Angeles, New York and Miami. Miles has served as a guest juror for multiple exhibition and print projects locally and nationally.


Miles is known as a foremost practitioner in contemporary encaustic/mixed media. He creates paintings, sculpture, and immersive environments exhibited nationally. Miles currently works from a studio granted by the Process Museum in Tucson, Arizona. He received the Tucson Museum of Art’s Contemporary Art Society ’Award of Excellence’ for his work in the Arizona Biennial 2011. He earned his BFA from CalArts in 1992 and his MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2009. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Encaustic Association.


Miles teaches gallery management, professional practices, and critique seminars at the university level. He also presents comprehensive workshops for teaching students innovative techniques for working with encaustics. He continues to serve as a private career consultant to artists.

Miles Conrad

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Waterline: a demarcation line, a literal and metaphorical gauge for the times we live in; juried exhibition.

Traditionally the WATERLINE was defined as the length of a ship where it sits in the water. This measure is significant as it has to do with the length, draft, speed, weight and balance in ships.  WATERLINE the exhibition, can be an exploration or reflection of our current social, political, cultural, inner and outer environmental landscape. Artworks may encompass the universal and/or the personal. As we grapple with the climate crisis in the west we are confronted by drought and rising temperatures and can literally see the “waterline” left behind in our depleted lakes and rivers. Metaphorically, WATERLINE is a demarcation line for what is visible and knowable above water and what is hidden and unknown below water and can be a gauge for internal depletion or replenishment. Taken literally or metaphorically WATERLINE is an opportunity for broad interpretation. 

Submission Guidelines:

All artists must fill out Jotform to be considered for inclusion in the exhibition, this includes WAMO artists. No exceptions.

Up to 3 completed works of any size, and in any 2 or 3-dimensional media may be submitted. Video/film submissions are also welcome.

If accepted, all work must be ready to display and/or framed for hanging. Any accepted work that is not in keeping with the original submission and/or is not properly prepared for exhibition will be rejected.

Artists may submit images in JPEG, jpg (minimum: 72DPI, no more than 1200 pixels in any direction). Each image file should be labeled with the artist’s last name, first name, and image title. 

Film/video: Submissions involving film/video please provide a video link in the jotform application. Video submissions are limited to 10 minutes in length and if accepted the artist must supply means of displaying videos for viewing.

WATERLINE opens for 1st Saturday Art Walk on October 1, 2022. Deadline to apply: September 7, 2022


Deadline for Submissions:  September 7 (Midnight) You may submit up to 3 images.

Notification of Acceptance:  September 19

Art Drop-Off: September 24th 5-6pm & September 25th 1-5pm

Exhibit Opens: October 1, 2022 from 4-9 pm, for 1st Saturday Art Walk in the The Steinfeld Gallery, Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center, 101 W 6th Street, Tucson, AZ. 85701.

The exhibit will remain open on Saturdays, October 8, 15, and 22 from 12-5pm.


Exhibit Closes:  October 22, 2022 at 5 pm

Art Pick-Up: October 22, 5-6 pm
             October 23, 2-4 pm


Sales & Commissions: Artwork is for sale and Steinfeld Gallery will retain 20% of all sales that will directly benefit Steinfeld Gallery exhibitions - please factor this into the retail amount.

Please note: Any entries that do not adhere to submission guidelines will not be considered for inclusion in the show.

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