Mission Statement

Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts (GDCA) is a full-service contemporary art gallery located on Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles, in the heart of Gallery Row.

After serving as a private art dealership for more than thirty years, catering to private and corporate clientele, GDCA debuted its gallery space in 2010.

GDCA’s expertise includes a keen eye for emerging artists, a special relationship with the established ones, and an enthusiastic interest in undervalued artists with a special concentration on female artists.

GDCA has access to a diverse body of works that include painting, sculpture, graphics, original prints, and photography and the artwork on this website represents only a fraction of the collections we carry. If you are searching for a particular artist, style or piece, please contact us and we can help you.

Gallery Director

Petra Wright grew up in Kassel, Germany:  Home to the Documenta International Art Festival, which launched some of the most provocative and influential artists of the 20th Century. This ample exposure laid the foundation for Petra’s interest in art, particularly the abstract and contemporary. An actor by profession, Petra received her BFA form NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, while working professionally on stage and in independent film. Ultimately her acting career brought Petra to Los Angeles, where she connected with Gloria Delson, in whom she found a kindred aesthetic spirit. Starting in 2004, Petra has served as Gloria’s right hand as Gallery Manager, and Curator. Following Gloria’s retirement, Petra took over as Director aiming to carry on the legacy of artist advocacy, allowing the gallery to reflect the evolving artistic landscape and sensibilities of our collective experience. Petra is a board member of IAA/USA, the US chapter of the International Association of Art, and GDCA was proud to host  the first virtual IAA/USA members’ exhibition for World Art Day in 2020. 

You can contact Petra at Pwright@gdcagallery.com. 

Gallery Associate

Hilary Chapman was born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, and returned recently after spending several years living and working in the UK. She completed a BA at Pitzer College in English Literature and Art History, with a focus on Modern and Contemporary Art. Hilary studied abroad at the University of Essex in the UK and undertook a MA in Gallery Studies and Critical Curating there the following year. During this time, she completed an internship in Arts Education and co-curated a group exhibition in the Art Exchange gallery. Hilary went on to pursue another MA degree from Birkbeck, University of London in Art History, with a dissertation topic of Surrealist painting and collage. Since then, she has worked in several non-profit and creative organizations in a variety of roles including events, press, and operations. She is also a board member of IAA/USA, the US chapter of the International Association of Art, and co-curated the first virtual IAA/USA members’ exhibition for World Art Day in 2020. As Gallery Associate at GDCA, Hilary works closely with the Gallery Director, Petra Wright, as co-curator, artist talent scout, administrative and editorial staff.  

You can contact Hilary at hilary@gdcagallery.com

Founder

Gloria Delson distinguished herself  through her undisputed eye for talent. A former award-winning sculptor, Gloria was an avid collector with a particular interest in avant-garde, contemporary art. Gloria's travels around the world seeking non-traditional works led her into a career as an art dealer for more than thirty years. While officially retiring in 2014, Gloria continued to consult with Petra and GDCA on art and life until her passing in August 2019.

Gloria discovered, mentored and nurtured countless artists, many of whom became close & devoted friends. She exemplified spirit, sophistication, class and authenticity. A humanist in the truest sense, she was fiercely liberal, with a huge heart, a quick wit and a raucous sense of humor. She was the definition of a modern woman, ahead of her time, fighting in the front lines of the women’s lib movement and speaking out against injustice wherever she encountered it. She always believed in the best in people and lifted them up, so they may believe in themselves. A connoisseur of art, food, wine, literature and politics, Gloria personified the term “aging gracefully”. She was a mentor, a mother, a teacher, a friend – a shining light on our firmament.

Services

Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts specializes in procuring artwork for both corporate and private collectors. Our services are designed to meet the needs of everyone, from the first time collector to the most sophisticated of clients. GDCA has achieved an incomparable reputation for creativity, quality, and excellence in service.

• Initial consultation • Determination of focus (with emphasis on client preference and purpose) • Selection of works • Negotiation and development of budget for sales, rentals (with option to buy) • Art available for film and production studio sales and rentals • Presentation (including studio & gallery visits) • We offer supervision of framing, shipping, storing, delivery, and installation • Curating exhibitions for special events • Redesigning and updating current collections • Residential and corporate staging/installations • Provide art for city mandated projects


Artist Submissions

The GDCA Gallery accepts artist submissions year round. To submit your portfolio for review, please send us a link to your website. It may take 4-6 weeks for our Manager/Curator to review your work. Please email us a link to your website: contact@gdcagallery.com or hilary@gdcagallery.com.

Gallery Venue Rental

The GDCA Gallery space is available for rent for art exhibits, book signings, fundraisers, lectures, networking groups, performances and workshops. Our availability is flexible, and we can provide you with ample space for your next event. Take a VIRTUAL TOUR of the gallery.


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