Located on the iconic art hub of Canyon Road in Santa Fe, GF Contemporary is a fine art gallery that represents both emerging and established artists. Always innovative and fresh, GF Contemporary is constantly bringing in new artworks so there is always something exciting to see. With a diverse clientele ranging from first time art lovers to seasoned collectors the gallery appeals to all demographics. Created in 2009 by Deborah Fritz to focus less on representational art and more on medium-driven process based art. Featuring works by award winning artist Pascal Pierme; collectors respond to the simplicity of his approach, which balances geometric abstraction with organic form. There is an undertone of symbolism as well, a hieroglyphic shorthand that hints at other visual languages. He creates an extraordinary range of abstract meditations that seem to arise directly from the material itself. His first monograph will be released in early 2022. Another artist is Gigi Mills, a former dancer and self-taught painter, Mills references not only the physical world through her figures and interiors but demonstrates a myriad of viewpoints resulting in truly imaginary spaces.
“At GF Contemporary we understand that acquiring art can be a passionate process that occurs between the collector, artist and gallery. We strive to create a remarkable, ongoing collaboration between those forces. Our ultimate objective is for the collector to feel engaged in a long lasting relationship that will result in a life enriched by fine art and the camaraderie of the collecting process,” states Deborah Fritz. “We would love to participate with you in your personal art journey.”
Corporate Art Collection
GF Contemporary provides small and large companies with tailor-made Art Collection management, including:
Definition of an Identity for the Collection – expressing Core Values of the Business
Sourcing, negotiation and purchase of works
Logistical Management: shipping, insurance, framing, hanging, conservation etc.
Collection Integration: in-office art tours/events for clients or staff, documentation, catalogue
A well curated art collection can provide a unique client experience and differentiate your company
Art in the work place is proven to facilitate communication between employees and stimulate productivity
GF Contemporary provides a tailor-made brokerage service for clients wishing to privately buy artwork and we place importance on:
Due diligence for authenticity
A close network of collectors and trusted art advisors
Our current clients include some of the most important private collections, art funds and foundations in Europe
Our fees are included in the sale price and only charged in case of sale
GF Contemporaryis committed to giving back our skills and resources to projects that benefit the community in which we live and work. We continually welcome new opportunities to contribute by:
Helping to direct client art donations to local charities.
Developing and organizing art sales, auctions and special events to benefit local causes.
Contributing our time and expertise to develop archive and art exhibits for non-profit organizations.
Serving on various museum and arts organization boards around the city.
Deborah Fritz (FOUNDER/Owner)
Gallery owner Deborah Fritz grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico. At the University of New Mexico, she received a BFA in both Psychology and Art Studio. Her original intent was to work as an artist in Santa Fe but soon she developed entrepreneurial and business directions, resulting in opening her first gallery on Santa Fe’s famed Canyon Road in 2001. Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art a venture with her sister and business partner, Kimberly Giacobbe. Eight years later and with the success of the first gallery, Deborah opened GF Contemporary, also on Canyon Road. In 2018, she opened a third gallery in Santa Fe’s Railyard, galleryFRITZ.A committed leader and volunteer, Deborah has served on various non-profits boards, including ARTsmart and collaborated on projects with SITE Santa Fe and Creative Santa Fe. Consistently engaged in the Santa Fe art world, she joined the Museum of New Mexico Foundation Business Council, Opera Business Council and served as Vice President of the Santa Fe Art Gallery Association. Through her galleries, Deborah has cultivated an international clientele, placing art throughout the world. Each of her galleries has a different focus: Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art represents traditional and representational fine art. GF Contemporary specializes in modern, contemporary, and emerging artists, with a stable of top shelf artists working in a variety of media: sculpture, painting, and print. And galleryFRITZ, her newest project, concentrates on engaging contemporary, conceptual and experimental art, new media and digital art.
StEPHEN WOODS (DIRECTOR)
Stephen Woods is a professional artist and holds an MFA from Brooklyn College NY. At GF Contemporary Stephen dedicates his time to our roster of artists, helping connect their work with new collectors. He specializes in a range of genres, media, and is widely sought after for consulting to build out strong private collections.
Chris Bogel (Gallery Operations)
Chris Bogel is a glass artist. He holds an MFA in Studio Art from the Rhode Island School of Design. At GF Contemporary, Chris supports Deborah and Stephen in all aspects of the operations of the gallery. Chris offers to the gallery and its patrons a diverse background in the arts.
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702 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501