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Gallery/Dealer Details - Jonathan Ferrara GalleryJonathan Ferrara Galley is a collective environment of creative visions. A commercial gallery with a public conscience. Artist, activist, and entrepreneur Jonathan Ferrara opened the gallery in 1998 to give emerging artists a voice. Since its inception, the gallery has focused on cutting edge works by local, national and international artists with a sense of purpose, mission, and message.
The gallery is known for its stimulating and provocative exhibitions in a wide variety of media. Painting, sculpture, mixed media and installation are the current focus of the gallery's exhibitions. As a curator, producer and promoter, Ferrara has had much success with exhibitions being featured in The New York Times, Time magazine, Art In America, ARTPAPERS, ART News, The Associated Press, ELLE Magazine, NPR and on ABCâ€™s Good Morning America and in numerous other local, national and international publications.
Based in New Orleans, the gallery owes its creative stimulus to its environment, but ever strives to spread its message across the country and the world. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery regularly produces traveling exhibitions and brings its unique brand of creative talent on the road. The gallery has produced exhibitions Hungary, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, Wisconsin and St. Louis. Jonathan Ferrara has also been an active dealer in Cuban art and maintains strong connections with artists in Cuba, having produced two major exhibitions of Cuban art; 2002's "Made In Havana" and 2004's "Havana: Inside Out".
The gallery is well known numerous community based projects, including the Annual No Dead Artists juried exhibition, ARTDOCS, a non-profit program that provides health care to artists, and New Orleans Artists in Exile, an ongoing traveling exhibit of works by displaced New Orleans artists.
Having started his career at Positive Space The Gallery in 1995, Ferrara has moved into the establishment of New Orleans gallery's and become a fixture on Julia Street's gallery row. The gallery has always been a popular opening night gathering place for artists, collectors and curators alike with thousands attending the monthly openings on the first Saturday of each month.
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