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ONE VISION, VOICE AIMS TO PUT DENVER
ART DEALERS ON THE MAP
Denver Metro Galleries Revive the Denver
Art Dealers Association
Colo. (Jan. 23, 2002) – Sixteen art galleries from the Denver metro area
have collaborated to form the Denver Art Dealers Association (DADA), a
partnership that will provide a unified voice among Denver art dealers to
generate awareness of local art galleries and artists.
strategic promotions and educational programs we intend to put Denver art
galleries and Colorado artists on the map and in the minds of collectors
from this region and around the country," said private dealer Elizabeth
Schlosser, Elizabeth Schlosser Fine Art.
comprised of Denver dealers who display original works of art with
established standards of ethics and business practices. The association
is not new to Denver, however. In 1986, DADA was comprised of
approximately 35 galleries mainly located in lower downtown Denver (LODO).
After many galleries left LODO, the organization disbanded in 1999.
Recently, several gallery owners recognized the benefit of working
together and reestablished DADA in December 2001 to help create a
much-needed regional and national presence for Denver art galleries.
setting industry standards and educational programs the association will
help empower consumers when purchasing art from galleries," said Christine
Serr, owner, Abend Gallery. "DADA is promoting the highest standards in
our industry to artists, customers and the community."
its community efforts, DADA will host an open house on Saturday, Feb. 2,
from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at members' galleries. As part of the education programs that are being
offered, DADA will also sponsor lectures. A lecture in April 2002 will
feature Dianne Vanderlip, curator of
Art Museum's Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, who will discuss the
Museum's Colorado collection.
DADA members include Abend Gallery, Artworks, Elizabeth Schlosser Fine
Art, Robischion Gallery, William Havu Gallery and Ron Judish Fine Arts.
In addition to the founding members, DADA's galleries include Artyard,
Bobbi Walker Fine Art, Camera Obscura, Carson-Masuoka Gallery, GALLERY M,
Gallery Sink, Merrill Johnson Gallery, Rule Gallery, Tam O'Neill Fine
Arts, David Cook Fine American Art, Walker Fine Art, Indigo Gallery, and
William Matthews Gallery.
are based on invitation only. For more information, a list of members and
a map of DADA galleries, please visit