ABOUT LATELA

 

 

CONCEPT

LATELA is an Art & Design Curatorial Consultation Firm led by International Art Consultant Marta Staudinger. Our art curators connect 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 via a unique collection of art, 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 the artists we source/commission and our 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


  Detail Image of Latela Art Gallery Exhibition Wall by  Sloane Tucker

Detail Image of Latela Art Gallery Exhibition Wall by Sloane Tucker

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 regular meditation/energy-healing programs as part of our commitment to community nourishment. We believe the [temporary] home of our art collection + center for our creative client-work brainstormings should be continuously filled with positive energy from our community... which ensures a unique gallery-visiting experience, and more importantly, nothing short of pure & positive delivery in the creative projects we realize for our clients.

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 International Art Consultant + Historian, Independent Curator, & 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. In 2018, in its third year of existence, Latela was voted Best Commercial Art Gallery in Washington DC for a third time in a row.

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

 

  MARTA STAUDINGER   |   LATELA Founder & Gallery Director   Art Consultant, Curator, Historian + Artist &  Yogi.    Portrait by  Donnie Gerald

MARTA STAUDINGER  |  LATELA Founder & Gallery Director

Art Consultant, Curator, Historian + Artist &  Yogi. 

Portrait by Donnie Gerald