Rotating exhibitions display some of the 15,000 DeGrazia originals housed in the permanent collection including oils, watercolors, sketches, serigraphs, lithographs, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry. Not only does the rotating gallery showcase unseen treasures from DeGrazia’s vault it also displays some of his most well-known collections such as the “Way of the Cross” which is on display every year for Easter.
“DeGrazia’s Wild Horses” August 2, 2013 – January 22, 2014
One of Southwestern artist Ted DeGrazia’s favorite subjects is celebrated in this new exhibit. Ranging from moody to exuberant and from realistic to abstract, many of the fifty paintings, drawings and watercolors featured have not been previously exhibited. An opening reception will be held at the Gallery in the Sun from 5 – 7 pm on Friday August 2nd.
“Our Lady of Guadalupe” May 17, 2013 – February 16, 2014
The artist’s love of the Virgin of Guadalupe not only inspired the creation of the Mission in the Sun but it also inspired dozens of devotional images in ink, watercolor, encaustic, tempera, ceramic, and glass. DeGrazia brought a highly abstract approach to the subject by simplifying and flattening a few key elements from the well-known miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and rendering them in his own distinctive style.
“The Seri Indians-A Primitive People of Tiburon Island in the Gulf of California” February 15, 2013 – November 30, 2013
DeGrazia visited Tiburon Island in the late 1960s when the Seri Indian tribe had only about 350 members. DeGrazia was enamored by the culture of the sea-based tribe and visited their brush camps along the Gulf of California.