ABOUT LATELA

 

 

CONCEPT

LATELA is an Art & Design Curatorial Consultation Firm. Our art curators match artists and collectors, place artwork in commercial buildings, organize installations/exhibitions, and manage interior design stagings. With a focus on supporting the local art economy, we are constantly on the search for new talent and clients. No matter the project size, if you're collecting for the first time on a limited budget or interested in dressing up your office headquarters to be on brand whist including local artist, we are your go-to experts. 

Residential Services  |  Commercial Services  |  Lookbook of Select Latela Projects  |  Design Trade  |  Collection

 

MISSION

Latela's mission is to take a genuine approach to the traditional commercial art gallery model + nourish real community within a local art environment for our represented artists and clients. We understand that artwork promotes mood in the space in which it inhabits, therefore we not only are art curators but also energy cultivators. Moreover, we believe that our commitment to positive nourishment in our gallery extends to the quality of our relationships, client-work, art collection & custom commissions.

 

Image by Angie Seckinger of artwork commissioned from LATELA for Caryn Cramer's Showroom in the 2017 DC Design House

Image by Angie Seckinger of artwork commissioned from LATELA for Caryn Cramer's Showroom in the 2017 DC Design House


Image of Latela Art Gallery by Laura Metzler Photography

Image of Latela Art Gallery by Laura Metzler Photography

The Gallery

The Latela Art Gallery is a multi-purpose space, mainly the LATELA headquarters. The gallery occasionally hosts exhibitions and showroom hours.

Established as a fusion between an artist/curator studio and traditional art gallery, the Latela Art Gallery functions as an art & design boutique that sources quality art with a focus on positive energy in interiors. The gallery hosts weekly meditation programs along with other regular energy healing gatherings. We believe the home of our art collection & creative brainstormings should be continuously filled with positive energy from our community.

More about the gallery space here.


our story

The Latela Art Gallery opened November 2015. The Latela Curatorial Brand (now 'Commercial Art + Design Services') 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 its first year, the gallery displayed six exhibitions (featuring a total of seventy-three artists). In its second year, the Latela was voted Best Commercial Art Gallery in Washington DC a second time.

Now fully focused on Residential and Commercial Curatorial & Consulting Services, the gallery occasionally hosts exhibitions providing further opportunities to local emerging artists not under gallery representation.

 

MARTA STAUDINGER  |  LATELA Founder & Gallery Director.  Artist, Curator, Art Historian & Yogi.  Portrait by Laura Metzler Photography

MARTA STAUDINGER  |  LATELA Founder & Gallery Director. 

Artist, Curator, Art Historian & Yogi. 

Portrait by Laura Metzler Photography


MEET OUR STAFF

FABIOLA R. DELGADO (FA) | Arts & Culture Strategist, Lawyer, Performer, ENFP, Arts Space Owner in-the-making GALLERY ASSISTANT

FABIOLA R. DELGADO (FA) | Arts & Culture Strategist, Lawyer, Performer, ENFP, Arts Space Owner in-the-making

GALLERY ASSISTANT

TAYLOR FOSTER  |  Photographer, Wannabe Explorer, Rock Climbing Coach, Recovering Instagram Addict  GALLERY ASSISTANT

TAYLOR FOSTER  |  Photographer, Wannabe Explorer, Rock Climbing Coach, Recovering Instagram Addict 

GALLERY ASSISTANT

HEATHER FUNK  |  Registrar + Art Shipping Guru, World Traveler, Art Lover & Yoga Enthusiast.  REGISTRAR + SHIPPING/HANDLING

HEATHER FUNK  |  Registrar + Art Shipping Guru, World Traveler, Art Lover & Yoga Enthusiast. 

REGISTRAR + SHIPPING/HANDLING

SLOANE DAKOTA TUCKER  |  photographer, social media strategist, analogue enthusiast, aspiring full-time traveler & lover of puppies PHOTOGRAPHY & SOCIAL MEDIA

SLOANE DAKOTA TUCKER  |  photographer, social media strategist, analogue enthusiast, aspiring full-time traveler & lover of puppies

PHOTOGRAPHY & SOCIAL MEDIA

KARL STAUDINGER  |  Graphic Designer & Visual Specialist. Designer, Artist, Techman.  GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGN

KARL STAUDINGER  |  Graphic Designer & Visual Specialist. Designer, Artist, Techman. 

GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGN