The landscape paintings of Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia are featured in this new exhibit at the Gallery in the Sun. Distant adobes, ranch houses, and saguaros populate these moody landscapes, many of which have never been on display. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 5 to 7pm on Friday, September 7th, 2018, and the exhibit will run through January 30th, 2019. The opening reception is open to the public and offers free admission for the event.
DeGrazia’s Roadrunner and Coyote exhibit is a new selection of drawings, sculpture, and oil paintings that span four decades of the Southwestern artist’s career. Currently on display at the Gallery in the Sun through August 2018.
Paintings and sculpture spanning six decades of Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia’s career are featured in DeGrazia’s Chickens, a new exhibit at the Gallery in the Sun. Chickens were a favorite subject of the artist who depicted them as everything from a folksy background detail or fashion accessory, to heroic portraits and textile designs. This exhibit opens May 18th, 2018 and will run through January 30th, 2019.
Scenes from everyday life, horses, children, and religious figures are among the subject matter of the new exhibit “DeGrazia’s Hot Wax- Encaustic Paintings from the 1950’s”. In the mid-1950’s, Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia explored the obscure technique of encaustic painting. Using the molten colored beeswax medium, he created dozens of encaustic paintings between 1953 and 1957. Six of the twenty-five paintings featured in this exhibit are newly discovered, and eighteen of them have never been on display. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday January 26th, 2018, and the exhibit will run through September 5th, 2018.
From the playground to the pool hall, people at play are the subject of “DeGrazia’s Fun and Games”. Playful children, adults, angels, and nuns are featured in this selection of paintings and drawings that span several stylistic eras and more than forty years of Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia’s career. An opening reception for this exhibit will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm on Friday, September 1st, 2017 at the Gallery in the Sun. The exhibit will remain on display through January 23rd, 2018.
Best known for his depictions of the traditional Native American and Hispanic cultures of the region, the western cowboy was a less common but enduring theme for the artist. The range-riding, working cowboys featured in this exhibit are a small subset of DeGrazia’s cowboys. His rodeo cowboys have previously been exhibited in DeGrazia’s Rodeo Collection, but most of these images of working cowboys have never been displayed before. This exhibit is on display through January 24th, 2018.
DeGrazia’s Roadrunner and Coyote exhibit is a new selection of drawings, sculpture, and oil paintings that span four decades of the Southwestern artist’s career. Currently on display at the Gallery in the Sun through August 2017.
Paintings of the vendors, goods, and stalls of the public markets of old Mexico and Guatemala are featured in the new exhibit, “El Mercado – DeGrazia Paints the Marketplace”. This collection of more than three dozen paintings spans more than thirty years of Ted DeGrazia’s career, and reveals his enduring fascination with vendors and the marketplace. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, January 27th, 2017 at the Gallery in the Sun, and the exhibit will remain on display through August 30th, 2017.
We are pleased to announce our upcoming exhibit “Modernist Ceramics” of Ted and Marion DeGrazia! This is a retrospective of the functional, decorative, and fine art ceramics produced by the married artists in 1950’s and 60’s Tucson. Their own regional, rustic, mid-century-modern style permeates the work from Ted’s slip-cast production ware and tile murals, to Marion’s ceramic and driftwood sculptures and mosaic furniture. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 5-7 pm on Friday, September 2nd, 2016, at the Gallery in the Sun, where the exhibit will remain on display through January 25th, 2017.
“DeGrazia’s Prospectors” is a new collection of more than thirty images of prospectors, burros, and mules in the Superstition Mountains. These works date from 1950 to 1979, and the exhibit is currently on display for the first time at the Superstition Mountain Museum in Apache Junction, Arizona, through April 30th, 2017.
Scenes of daily life on the Navajo Reservation are featured in DeGrazia’s Navajo Collection. Seventeen oil paintings dating from 1960 to 1966, depict the Navajo people at work, at play, on the trail, and at tribal gatherings. The collection is currently on display at the Gallery in the Sun, through January 25th, 2017.
The annual showing of Ted DeGrazia’s “The Way of the Cross” is on display through Lent with 15 original oil paintings that depict the suffering and crucifixion of Christ. Instead of the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross, DeGrazia’s collection culminates with the resurrection. “I never thought the cycle would be completed unless we had the 15th station where Jesus arises in glory,” the artist explained on a 15-minute audiotape that accompanies the exhibition. Opens on January 29th, 2016 through August 24th, 2016.
Nocturnal paintings by Southwestern artist Ted DeGrazia are featured in the new exhibit “DeGrazia After Dark”. The artist’s fascination with night scenes is revealed in this diverse selection of fifty paintings spanning more than forty years of his career. An opening reception for “DeGrazia After Dark” will be held at the Gallery in the Sun on Friday, January 29th, 2016 from 5pm-7pm, and the exhibit will run through August 24th 2016.
“Our Lady of Guadalupe” is a new exhibit featuring a selection of images of the Virgin of Guadalupe by artist Ted DeGrazia. The exhibit includes works done in ink, watercolor, tempera, encaustic, ceramics, and glass, and will open at the Gallery in the Sun on December 1st, 2015, and remain on display through the Summer of 2016.
The Gallery in the Sun has a great assortment of holiday products! Please browse DeGrazia’s popular gift shop for 2016 calendars and annual bells; ornaments, greeting cards and wrapping paper; candles, coasters and coffee cups. Plus we have a variety of DeGrazia prints, originals and ceramics. For a guaranteed Christmas delivery our deadline is December 13th, 2015 for domestic packages. Happy Holidays!
The DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun hosts annually La Fiesta de Guadalupe. This festival honors Mexico’s patron saint with music, dancing and performances including mariachi bands, folklorico dancers, the Yaqui Deer Dancers and Domingo DeGrazia’s Spanish-guitar band. The festival also features a Los Posada procession where children from the Carrillo Magnet School sing in honor of the saint culminating at the Mission in the Sun. Local food and art vendors offer southwestern fair and souvenirs to guests. The event is free and open to the public. December 6th, 2015 from 10am–4pm.
The travels of Fray Junipero Serra and the Franciscan missions he founded in early California are chronicled by artist Ted DeGrazia in a series of oil paintings and text titled “The Rose and the Robe”. In the late 1700’s, Serra founded the first nine of the twenty-one Franciscan missions established along the coast of Spanish colonial California from San Diego to San Francisco. An opening reception for The Rose and the Robe will be held at the Gallery in the Sun from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, August 28th 2015, and the exhibit will remain on display through January 27th, 2016.
One of Southwestern artist Ted DeGrazia’s favorite subjects is featured in the new exhibit “Wagons Ho!”. The 25 oil paintings and watercolors in this exhibit were selected from more than 140 images of wagons in the DeGrazia Foundation Collection, and span four decades of the artist’s career. Currently on display at the Gallery in the Sun through January 20th, 2016.
“The Lord Gave Me Brothers Saint Francis of Assisi” is on display starting February 9th, 2015 through December 1st, 2015. These paintings were done in 1966 for a book on Saint Francis that was never completed. The paintings include images of Saint Francis and of a Franciscan Friar called “Little Brother” at work in a friary, but unfortunately the story for the book has been lost.
“Enamel on Copper Paintings of Ted DeGrazia” is a new exhibit of the Southwestern artist’s work with fired enamels. This exhibit features full and partial editions of 13 different enamel on copper painting series along with examples of enameled jewelry, sculpture, and additional individual enamel on copper paintings. This exhibit will run through August 15th, 2015 at the Gallery in the Sun, 6300 North Swan Road, Tucson, Arizona.