Jim Waid is a painter and has lived and worked in Tucson for over 40 years. Waid received a BFA from the University of New Mexico and an MFA from the University of Arizona. Between 1971 and 1980, he taught art at Pima Community College and in 1985, he received a National Endowment for the Visual Arts Fellowship. He was a founding member of Dinnerware Artists Cooperative in Tucson.
Jim Waid’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the country and is in several public collections including the Tucson Museum of Art, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In 2013, Waid was awarded the Arizona Governor’s Arts Award.
The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block currently holds 14 works by Jim Waid in their Permanent Art Collection. His painting “Synchroneity,” will be included in the forthcoming reinstallation of museum’s permanent art collection. Additionally, for over 15 years, Jim Waid has served on TMA’s Art Acquisition Committee, helping to shape the museum’s permanent art collection.