The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) today announced the addition of 14 new members from across the country: Peg Alston Fine Arts (New York), Chapter NY (New York), CONNERSMITH (Washington, D.C.), Derek Eller Gallery (New York), GAVLAK (Los Angeles and Palm Beach), Nathalie Karg Gallery (New York), Shulamit Nazarian (Los Angeles), Parrasch Heijnen (Los Angeles), Almine Rech (New York), Rosenberg & Co. (New York), SAPAR Contemporary (New York), Two Palms (New York), Von Lintel Gallery (Santa Monica), and YOSHII (New York). They join nearly 190 members, from more than 30 cities across the U.S., in the nation’s leading nonprofit organization of fine art dealers, which this year marks its 60th anniversary.
Membership in the Association signifies an established standing within the gallery community and expresses a commitment to upholding the highest standards of connoisseurship and scholarship. To ensure that new members share the ADAA’s commitment to advancing the industry, candidates participate in an extensive application process, beginning with a nomination by an existing ADAA member. The entire membership votes to accept new candidates, who must demonstrate a record of accomplishment and major contributions to the arts and culture community, through activities such as organizing exhibitions, producing scholarly publications, and actively working with museums. They must additionally have been in business in the U.S. for at least five years. While the 14 new members represent a wide spectrum of specializations, genres, mediums, periods, and perspectives, they share a strong dedication to advancing appreciation, visibility, and new creative possibilities for the artists they present.