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Yares Art Projects, formerly the Riva Yares Gallery, opened in Santa Fe in 1991. Yares, who came to the USA from Israel, first opened a Scottsdale location in 1963 and expanded to LA (now closed) in... Read More
Yares Art Projects, formerly the Riva Yares Gallery, opened in Santa Fe in 1991. Yares, who came to the USA from Israel, first opened a Scottsdale location in 1963 and expanded to LA (now closed) in 1971. These days, Riva Yares oversees the Scottsdale location while her son Dennis and Gallery Director Manuel Garcia run the Santa Fe location. While they cooperate at shows and fairs, they are two distinct entities. The name change reflects the addition of a publishing arm and a film production division. Garcia says they strive to "sustain the genre of work that was represented 50 years ago by creating exhibitions that reflect the period and the transitions that have occurred over the decades." Contemporary artists represented include Emily Kimball, Martin Cary Horowitz and Penelope Krebs. They also have work from renowned modernists such as Milton Avery and Helen Frankenthaler.
- Contemporary Art Galleries: "Yares Art Projects works primarily with serious collectors, many of whose collections they've been curating for years. They also act as consultants to museums that want to discreetly access art."
- Best for Contemporary Art Galleries Because: Yares Art Projects is a major force on the Santa Fe art scene and has been so for years.