ABOUT GF CONTEMPORARY
GF Contemporary is dedicated to finding art that is fresh, compelling and meaningful for the environments in which our clients live and work. We understand that art acquisition can be a passionate process that occurs between the collector, the artist, and the gallery. We strive to create a remarkable, ongoing collaboration between those three forces. Our ultimate objective is for the collector to feel engaged in an ongoing relationship which will ultimately result in a life enriched by fine art and the camaraderie of the collecting process. We would love to participate with you in your personal art journey.
Owner Deborah Fritz grew up in nearby Los Alamos, New Mexico. She always dreamed of being an artist and living in Santa Fe. In 2001, she opened her first gallery, Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art with her sister and business partner, Kimberly Giacobbe. Eight years later, Deborah opened GF Contemporary, just across the street on the opposite side of Canyon Road. A committed leader & volunteer, Deborah has served on various non-profits like ARTFeast's board and collaborated on projects with SITE Santa Fe. Always very active in the Santa Fe art world, she joined the Museum of New Mexico Foundation Business Council in 2007 and served as Vice President of the Santa Fe Art Gallery Association. Through her galleries, Deborah has cultivated an international clientele, placing art in locations throughout the world like Belgium, Brazil, and Mexico. GF Conemporary has a rotating stable of top shelf artists working in a variety of medias; sculpture, painting, print, digital art, and others. Her other gallery, Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art represents more traditional, representational fine art whereas GF Contemporary specializes in modern, contemporary, emerging, and experimental artists.
Raised in Santa Fe among the local color of artists and writers, Leisa Forman has been in the business of guiding clients in their decision towards the acquisition of the aesthetic arts for 25 years.
Leisa brings her knowledge of assisting collectors in establishing design that honors their own personal vision. While holding a reverence for history, Leisa encourages clients to break the rules.
“There are two kinds of people. Those who can live without art, and those who cannot.” - Leisa Forman
L.E. (an acronym for Lauren Emily) moved to Santa Fe from California less than two years ago, but has already made it her home. Aside from working as an art sales consultant and digital marketer, L.E. has a passion for communicating with artists through interviews and intimate conversations to help connect creatives and the community. L.E. holds a degree in the history of art and visual culture, and cites the New Mexico landscape and its vastly varried art scene as her inspiration.