In the 1940s, Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia had little success finding a gallery to represent him, so he decided to take matters into his own hands. First he built a studio at the corner of Prince Road and Campbell Avenue in Tucson, but as the city grew around him, he and his wife Marion bought 10 isolated acres in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains to build a chapel, home and a small adjoining gallery to exhibit his originals.
The prolific artist soon needed more space to house his continuing output of originals. As his fame and finances flourished, he designed and built a larger adobe gallery on the site and moved his growing collections out of what is now known as the Little Gallery at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun.
Knowing firsthand the difficulty that lesser known artists have in finding a venue to display their work, Marion reopened the Little Gallery to visiting artists after her husband's death. Today the DeGrazia Foundation continues this legacy during the winter months. Applications to exhibit at the Little Gallery are available on the Web site each year from mid-February through the end of month.
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