LATELA's mission is to take a genuine approach to the business of art development and consulting, plus nourish real community within a local art environment for the artists we source/commission and our clients. We understand that artwork promotes mood in the space it inhabits, therefore we not only are art curators but also energy cultivators.
Moreover, we believe that our commitment to positive nourishment in our art-business practice extends to the quality of our relationships & client work, which is why you’ll find meditations and similar healing events in our calendar.
The Latela Art Gallery opened November 2015. The Latela Curatorial Brand (now ‘Art Advisory + Curating Services’) was founded a year earlier in 2014 by International Art Consultant + Historian, Independent Curator, & Artist Marta Staudinger.
Five months after opening, the Latela Art Gallery was voted Best Commercial Art Gallery in Washington DC. In its first year, the gallery displayed six exhibitions (featuring a total of seventy-three artists). In its second year, the gallery began to introduce displays of a rotating temporary art collection in between a curated selection of exhibitions. In 2018, in its third year of existence, the Latela Art Gallery was voted Best Commercial Art Gallery in Washington DC for the third time in a row.
LATELA is currently focused on Art Advisory + Curating Services, providing quality art sourcing to art collectors, corporate clients and interior designers. With a growing amount of emerging creatives inquiring about professional development services, LATELA also launched a line of Business Development Services for Artists and Curators.
In 2019, LATELA will launch its rebrand as a full Art & Curatorial Lifestyle Boutique - a classification which came naturally since the Latela Studio/Gallery has consistently provided a safe space for meditations, moon circles & women circles since its conception in 2015. This reorganization debuts simultaneously with the gallery’s public announcement for its search for a larger space in Washington DC, which will expand on the gallery’s Healing offerings, and where the current space will be expanded for use as a Curatorial Office + Studio that will also feature Artist Residency and Curatorial Apprenticeship Programs.