What is LATELA?
LATELA is an artist-run art gallery in Washington DC. Apart from being an online gallery, we also host exhibitions & create artwork in our gallery space. We also provide workshops and other events for emerging artists and collectors as well as community engaging events.
LATELA's mission as an art gallery is to take a genuine approach to the traditional art gallery model and cultivate real community within a local art scene and for our represented artists. We select artists that understand the vulnerable path of self-exploration who simultaneously are detached from creating artwork through their egos. Our artist community includes both emerging and well-established artists, some local to Washington DC & others international. Founded in 2015 by artist & curator Marta Staudinger, LATELA’s collection includes high quality artworks of many different mediums with a heavy emphasis on design & photography prints. All artworks in the LATELA collection are carefully selected and although aesthetics may differ, each contains a clear element of pure, genuine self-exploration.
How can I become an artist represented by LATELA?
Do you work with interior designers?
Yes! LATELA is passionate about collaboration & design. See our design trade page for more information.
Do you take commissions?
All the time! Many of our artists work mostly on custom orders. Please contact us at email@example.com and tell us about what you are looking for.
I'm a local maker/artist. How can I sell my product in the Latela Art Gallery Shop?
We love providing visibility to local-made products! Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org & we'll get you set up!
Is it possible to rent the gallery to teach a workshop or host an event?
Absolutely! Email email@example.com & specify how you'd like to use the gallery + date/time!
What are your shipping, packaging & tax guidelines?
Please refer to our shipping page.
Do you have basic info for someone buying work for the first time or just beginning to collect?
Absolutely! We provide tips for new collectors in our CURATOR'S CORNER on the Latela Art Blog.
Do you offer gift cards?
We do! $50, $100, $250 and $500 gift cards are available. Please contact us to order your gift card so we can provide complimentary shipping!
Do you offer exchanges and returns?
ARTWORKS: We only offer exchanges or returns if we shipped an incorrect artwork or size. We do not offer any other exchange or refund options as most artworks are made to order.
CONSULTATIONS: There are NO refunds for consultations. When artists arrive late, time is deducted from the 45 minute consultation. Consultations are strictly 45-minutes each.
WORKSHOPS/TICKETED EVENTS: There are NO refunds for workshops. Rescheduling is provided for emergency cases, depending on instructor's availability.
Why the inclusion of "yoga"?
LATELA's mission as an art gallery is to take a genuine approach to the traditional art gallery model and cultivate real community within a local art scene and for our represented artists. We select artists that understand the vulnerable path of self exploration who simultaneously are detached from creating artwork through their EGO. Yoga, apart from the Western notion of its physical movement (asana), is 100% about self-realization and detachment from Ego. We maintain this example with our artists as well as extend it to our community by offering opportunities for people interested in the arts to have positive experiences in our creative, inspiration-filled space.
We provide a variety of events such as weekly meditation and carefully selected workshops on well-being to further build genuine community + cultivate POSITIVE VIBES in our space.