The Tubac Presidio, in partnership with the world’s largest print-on-demand platform (Zazzle), launched our on-line gift shop in 2011. We have enjoyed this relationship and we anticipate nothing but greater success in the future due to the changes Zazzle implemented on July 1st. Our shop is now more streamlined and easier to navigate, creating an even better shopping experience for our visitors.
How It Works
Based on our historical photographs, maps and documents, we design all of the products we offer in our shop. These items range from t-shirts and mugs to postcards and cell phone cases. New products are added periodically like laptop sleeves and water bottles. We earn a small commission on every product we sell, all of which goes directly to the Tubac Presidio Park in aid of its preservation efforts. Zazzle prints and ships the purchased product, usually within 24 hours and with a no-questions-asked guarantee: if you don’t love it, they take it back.
We have been fortunate enough to benefit from the gracious generosity of our contributing artists, who have allowed us the privilege of using a sampling of their artwork or photography in our designs. Alice Keene, Roberta Rogers, Richard Lasley and William Ahrendt have our deepest thanks for the added appeal they bring to our little shop!
How You Can Help
The Tubac Presidio Park is a cultural and historical treasure. If you would like to support efforts to preserve the Park, you can do so in two ways.
1. Purchase something! Use our link to browse in our Gift Shop. You may find something you like. Or use our Zazzle link (using this link ensures we will receive remuneration for referring you and does not increase the price you pay) to shop in its multitude of shops featuring art and designs from around the country as well as from around the world.
2. Contribute a photograph or a work of art. Have you taken a lovely photograph of the local flora or fauna, the local scenery or of something else of local interest? Perhaps you are an artist with something to share? Once you donate an image, we do not own it. You are free to sell it, post it, or reprint it elsewhere. It will always remain yours. We would like to credit you but if you prefer to remain anonymous, that is okay with us. By donating, you would help us expand our appeal and our inventory. We would greatly appreciate your gift. Interested? Contact our shop designer, Cindy, via email for details. firstname.lastname@example.org (P.S. You will not be added to any sort of mailing list or volunteer list.)
Our thanks to all of our supporters and visitors over the last two years. We look forward to sharing more history and more artwork in the future!
In January of this year, the Tubac Presidio Park began developing its online gift shop. With the help of a local volunteer, we have been able to post over 1500 gift items for sale to a world-wide customer base. The gift shop is hosted by Zazzle, the premier print-on-demand site, which offers a 100% guarantee on our merchandise, which is typically manufactured within 24 hours of order placement. Your purchases will be greatly appreciated and all proceeds go directly to preserving the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. Shopping online at the gift shop is a fun way to help ensure the future of this cultural treasure.
Our Christmas cards, gift tags, gift bags, and gift items are unique and feature artwork donated by our contributing artists Roberta Rogers, Richard Lasley, and Alice Keene. We also offer a selection of collectible Tubac Christmas items.
These same artists, along with renowned western artist, William Ahrendt, have donated many beautiful artworks that you will find on canvas fine-art prints, postcards, and affordable posters. Historical maps, photographs, and documents are also to be found on gifts as diverse as key rings, t-shirts, mugs, aprons, and cell phone cases.
Join us on Facebook for sales going on now through the Christmas Season and, of course, our blog will keep you up to date on new products like ceramic tiles, trivets and gift boxes, which we will be adding over the coming weeks. Sign up to receive the latest posts!
We also offer 2012 calendars, spiral bound in three sizes, or on the backs of postcards for handy desk referencing.
All items in the Tubac Presidio Park online gift shop can be customized and personalized by you to create a one-of-a-kind gift tailored specifically for anyone on your gift list.
For more information or for help customizing your gift items, please contact email@example.com.
Just in time for Christmas, premium canvas fine art prints featuring paintings and photography from our contributing artists, Roberta Rogers, Alice Keene, Richard Lasley and William Ahrendt, are now available for purchase from the Tubac Presidio Park online gift shop. All proceeds from your purchases go directly to preserving the park and ensuring its future. These beautiful, high quality prints not only make great gifts for yourself or those on your holiday gift list, they enhance any living space with southwest color and design. Subject matter includes desert landscapes, Native American portraits, historical illustrations of the old west, depictions of Tubac buildings and landmarks, and artistic reproductions of historical maps. We feel very fortunate to have such a rich variety of images to offer to our customers thanks to the generosity of our contributors. Information about these fine artists and where to purchase original artwork can be found at the top of this blog’s home page.
Zazzle’s (our print-on-demand partner) premium canvas (matte, 18 mil thick and deal for framing and stretching), is made from an acid-free cotton-poly blend and features a special ink-receptive coating that protects the printed surface from cracking when stretched. Made with a tight weave ideal for any photography or fine art, our instant-dry matte canvas produces prints that are fade-resistant for 100+ years. Need to request a different size? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Sepia and Black and White versions of many artworks are also available by request.
Below is a sampling of premium canvas art prints found at the Tubac Presidio online gift shop.
Thank you for looking!
Tubac Presidio Park On-line Gift Shop was awarded a Pro-Seller badge yesterday, July 13, 2011 from Zazzle, Inc. It is estimated that over 800,000 sellers are responsible for the 40+ billion products in the Zazzle marketplace and that less than 10% of sellers achieve Pro-Seller status. It is six months since we launched and we have had over 1500 visitors and posted nearly as many gift items for sale. The Tubac Presidio Park On-line Gift Shop is well on track to becoming a viable enterprise.
On offer at the shop are t-shirts and other apparel, coffee and travel mugs, greeting cards, postcards and postage, tote and grocery bags, mini speakers for laptops and cell phones, iPhone cases, posters and prints, as well as magnets, key chains and other assorted gift items. Historical photographs, maps, and documents provide the basis for many of the unique images found on our products.
We are so very fortunate to have four outstanding contributing artists associated with the shop: Roberta Rogers, watercolorist; Richard Lasley, painter and illustrator; Alice Keene, photographer; and William Ahrendt, painter. Thanks to their generosity we are able to offer beautiful prints of their work as well as other items featuring their work. Their contributions add another dimension of color, design, and imagination to our product lines, and we are deeply grateful.
The Tubac Presidio Park On-line Gift Shop now has its own Facebook page. Here you will find news about the Park, information about new items, and the latest discounts and promotions. Join us!
Preserving the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is our mission and finding ways to raise money is critical to our success as we strive to keep this cultural treasure open for everyone to explore and enjoy. All proceeds from your purchases at the on-line gift shop go directly to funding this effort and will be greatly appreciated. Another way to help our cause is to contribute a photo, recipe, or artwork for use in the on-line gift shop. Local participation plays a huge part in our plan for success!
Local Photographs Wanted
We would like to see your local photograph, and perhaps use it on a Tubac Presidio Park postcard, mug, or t-shirt. Email your photo to email@example.com with your name and information on the photo’s subject matter. If we are able to use your photo, we will email you a link to our new product featuring your photo and a ‘by-line’ crediting you as the photographer will be placed in the item description box (along with any other pertinent info you provide).
Local Family Recipes Wanted
We would like to feature foodie postcards for the upcoming holidays and we are in need of local or family recipes. If you can help, please email your recipe, name, and pertinent info to firstname.lastname@example.org (a scan of a recipe would be an easy and quick way to upload it for emailing). Send a photo of your dish also, if you happen to have one. You will be credited, and we will send you a link to our new product featuring your recipe. Our holidays will be merrier thanks to you.
We are happy to welcome our newest contributor to the Tubac Presidio Park on-line Gift Shop, William Ahrendt, who, at the age of seven, announced to his parents that he was going to be a painter! At 17, he entered The Cleveland Institute of Art. Upon graduation, Bill won the Institute’s coveted European Study Scholarship. The scholarship afforded Bill a one year European study tour, however his discoveries in the great museums of Europe kept him there for 11 years. While living in Germany, he enrolled in the Munich Academy of Creative Art and studied painting techniques of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Bill returned to America in 1968. He completed his Masters Degree in Art History at ASU and became the Art Department Chairperson at Glendale Community College. He now devotes his time to the creation of historical paintings of the West and shares his life with his lovely wife, Shari, in Pine, AZ. Bill’s works are highly sought by collectors worldwide.
Bill has been contributing editor of Arizona Highways magazine, where his paintings and articles have been published in over 40 issues. He has been featured in Southwest Art and Art of the West magazines. Phoenix Home and Gardens featured Bill as the Master Artist in the March 2002 issue.
In April of this year, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park received 16 William Ahrendt paintings that were originally part of the Arizona Highways “Cavalcade of History” series. They are exhibited as a permanent collection in Otero Hall and this is the first time these amazing paintings have been shown together. The Park has dedicated this exhibit to Alan B. Davis, longtime resident and businessman.
For more about Bill and his work, please visit his website.
William Ahrendt postcards and paintings in our gift shop