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.
Little Gallery’s List of Artists for our 2022/2023 Season
Nov 6, 2022 – Nov 18, 2022 Pat Scott & Diane C Taylor, Glass Art
Nov 20, 2022 – Dec 2, 2022 Carol Signore, Decorative Gourds
Dec 4, 2022 – Dec 16, 2022 Charles J Jankiewicz, Oil Pastels & Weathered Paint Sticks
Dec 18, 2022 – Dec 30, 2022 Liz Vaugh, Figurative Oil Paintings on Canvas (Closed Christmas Day)
Jan 2, 2023 – Jan 13, 2023 Eric Magnuson & Caroline Coppinger, Mixed Media (Closed New Year’s Day)
Jan 15, 2023 – Jan 27, 2023 Geri Bringman, Portraits & Landscapes Acrylic Paintings
Jan 29, 2023 – Feb 10, 2023 Catherine Eyde, Mixed Media
Feb 12, 2023 – Feb 24, 2023 Lisa Agababian, Ceramic Art
Feb 26, 2023 – Mar 10, 2023 Tina Anderson, Recycled Materials with Natural Elements
Mar 12, 2023 – Mar 24, 2023 Catherine Farmer, Abstracts
Mar 26, 2023 – Apr 7, 2023 Corinne Hansen, Landscapes