Sarnoff's Featured Artist of the Month - Jim Waid

Jim Waid has lived and worked in Tucson for over 30 years

His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the country, and is in the collection of museums such as the:

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Tucson Museum of Art
  • The University of Arizona Museum of Art
  • The Phoenix Art Museum
  • Smith College Museum of Art
  • San Antonio Museum of Art

He received a BFA from the University of New Mexico and a MFA from the University of Arizona. From 1971-1980 he taught art at Pima Community College. In 1985 he received a National Endowment for the Visual Arts Fellowship. He has been a "Visiting Artist" at the University of Idaho, Arizona State University, The University of Texas at San San Antonio, and the University of Oklahoma.

He was a founding member of Dinnerware Artists Cooperative. He has created two public art works in Tucson, a 5' x 59' mural at the Columbus Branch Library, and a 9' x 50' mural at the Evo DeConcini Federal Courthouse.

He is represented by:


Why I Shop at Sarnoff

I remember how dismal the selection of art materials was for a professional artist prior to Sarnoff's arrival in Tucson.

Over the years Sarnoff's Artist Supplies has become one of the most important and valued players in the local arts community.

I can drop by the store and pick up Golden Acrylic products, a large variety of papers, brushes, watercolors as well as Sennelier and other companies' pastels and fixatives.

If, as it rarely happens, they don't have something in stock, they can special order and have it available in a short time.

Henry and his staff have always given me helpful and solid technical advise over the years.

I can't imagine Tucson without Sarnoff Artists Supplies.

Jim Waid


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