Latela Art Gallery
The Latela Art Gallery opened November 2015. The LATELA Curatorial Brand was founded a year earlier in 2014 by Independent Curator, Art Historian & Artist Marta Staudinger. Marta began promoting LATELA by organizing exhibitions featuring local artists online with heavy social media + blogging as well as in local venues (co-working spaces, hotels, restaurants, offices, fashion boutiques and yoga studios). The Latela Art Gallery inaugurated its opening with three consecutive open call exhibitions for the local art community. Five months after opening, LATELA was voted Best Commercial Art Gallery in Washington DC. In May 2016, the gallery announced their first official list of represented artists.
The LATELA curatorial team consists of art & design professionals who are also artists. The Latela Art Gallery serves as their work office as well as a creative space for their artistic projects during the week (viewings by appointment) and hosts open Gallery Showroom hours on weekends. LATELA's mission as an art gallery is to take a genuine approach to the traditional art gallery model and cultivate real community within a local art scene and for its represented artists.