Artist Ted DeGrazia’s Desert Dwellings



Listen to the Big Blend Radio conversation with Lance Laber, Executive Director of the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, who discusses Ted DeGrazia’s art, life and new exhibit “DeGrazia’s Desert Dwellings,” on display from Sept. 7, 2018 – Jan. 30, 2019.


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.

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is a 10-acre historic landmark nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson, Arizona. It was designed and built from the ground up by Ted DeGrazia who achieved worldwide acclaim for his colorful paintings of native cultures of the Sonoran desert. Using traditional adobe bricks crafted on-site, DeGrazia built the gallery so his paintings “would feel good inside.” Opened in 1965, the Gallery is home to over 15,000 originals of Ted DeGrazia art pieces including oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics and sculptures. There are six permanent collections on display and several rotating exhibitions each year.

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DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

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