In the 1940s, 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 and built a mission, 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.
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Applications are available online for two weeks in February. Artists wishing to show their work in the Little Gallery are asked to send examples of their work to the DeGrazia Foundation, with attention: Lisa Palmer.
Upon acceptance, artists in all mediums are given space to showcase their work for two weeks. Exhibiting artists are responsible for installing and promoting their exhibitions. Artists must also staff their exhibit during gallery hours to answer visitor questions. Artists who have exhibited at the Little Gallery within the past five seasons are not eligible to reapply at this time.
••• Call to Artists •••
If you are interested in showing works you have created using images of DeGrazia or the Gallery in the Sun’s grounds and buildings please download this application Calling Artists application 2018. Artists may submit 1 small to medium sized work. Applications must be received at the Gallery in the Sun by the new extended deadline of November 30th, 2018 to be considered for the show. Art work to be displayed will be received in the Little Gallery from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday February 23rd, 2019, and must be reclaimed after the exhibit before noon on Saturday March 9th, 2019.
The exhibit will be open daily 10:00AM to 4:00PM in the Little Gallery at the Gallery in the Sun from February 24th, 2019 to March 8th, 2019, and will be staffed entirely by the participating artists. Each artist will be expected to volunteer for at least one 3 or 6 hour shift during the show.
All proceeds from sales will go directly to the artists.
Please include a clear photograph of the work you are submitting, and if you have any questions please contact Lisa Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-299-9191.
Little Gallery’s List of Artists for our 2018/2019 Season
Nov. 4, 2018 – Nov. 16, 2018, John Vermette, Photo’s on Metal
Nov. 18, 2018 – Nov. 30, 2018, Robin Chlad, Ceramics (Closed Thanksgiving Day)
Dec. 2, 2018 – Dec. 14, 2018, Joyce & Jennie Norris, Mixed Media
Dec. 16, 2018 – Dec. 28, 2018, Ursela Gurau, Mixed Media (Closed Christmas Day)
Dec. 30, 2018 –Jan. 11, 2019, Chris Andrews, Acrylic on Canvas (Closed New Year’s Day)
Jan. 12, 2019 – Jan. 25, 2019, Pamela Ambrosio, Metal Art
Jan. 27, 2019 – Feb. 8, 2019, Ken Crook, Mixed Media
Feb. 10, 2019 – Feb. 27, 2019, Scott Owen, Jewelry
Feb. 24, 2019 – March 8, 2019, Charlie Burton with Group, Mixed Media
March 10, 2019 – March 22, 2019, Geri Neidermiller, Color Pencil
March 24, 2019 – April 5, 2019, Julie Rose & Mary Ann Rolfe, Jewelry & Mixed Media