Who We Are

Since 2013 IAAA Artists in the Tucson area have been very active in the local STEM community, promoting a human presents in space through outreach events at the Pima Air and Space Museum and the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. In 2014 it hosted the first Southwest IAAA Workshop and partnered with the International Year of Light to create the art show “The Art of Space and Light”.  In addition, the Tucson IAAA developed and implemented an art show for the International Symposium on Personal and Commercial Space Flight.  They are continuing in 2015 with a permanent exhibition at the Biosphere 2.

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Monthly Artists Highlight

Michelle Rouch

Michelle Rouch is a self-taught artist, who was nominated for Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards. Her engineering background offers her the ability to combine her technical knowledge to redefine aerospace art. She won First Place in the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautic (AIAA) Harry Staubs Precollege Outreach Award and outstanding STEM K-12 Outreach in 2014 and in 2015. She is dedicated in giving back to the community by making time for Boy Scouts of America, Congressional Award Advisor, EAA & Kiddie Hawk Air Academy. In the past 6 years, her art-work has generously raised nearly $100,000 for kids, who are interested in learning about aviation.

Resources for Educators

IAAA Tucson-Chapter prides itself on working as a public outreach team to educate both children and adults through our art.  We have many heroes from astronomy and space programs that we honor in our paintings and hope they invoke curiosity in people to find out more about them. In addition, we are fascinated by the known and unknown universe we live in and strive to capture its beauty and wonder through our art.  Our hope is to educate and fascinate all minds using the tools we know best, art.