Take a Look Inside Seven Charlotte Art Galleries Owned by Women

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Women are leading the way in the Charlotte art community. We’ve profiled seven art galleries and consultants who have found success in introducing Charlotte to emerging artists, growing the arts culture of our city and putting original art into our homes.

Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art

Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art owner Sonya Pfeiffer

Located in the heart of South End, Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art represents a robust variety of artists and a broad range of mediums: museum quality glass, sculpture, painting, drawing and collage.  Their artists and work respond to a global environment that is culturally diverse, technologically advancing, and multifaceted. 

Through their chosen mediums, their artists tell stories that broaden our perspective and foster understanding.  They help us to make sense of our world.  The Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art welcomes everyone to experience the power of art.  Even those among us who cannot put oil to canvas, carve stone into shape or coax molten glass into sculpture can appreciate and learn from the artist’s interpretation of the human experience. At their best, the arts strike a universal chord that suggests that we are not alone in our human experience.

1520 S Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28203

Hidell Brooks Gallery

Hidell Brooks Galley owners Katharine Hidell Thomas and Rebecca Brooks

Hidell Brooks gallery specializes in the work of well-established and solidly-emerging contemporary artists. The gallery rotates solo and group exhibitions monthly and provides an excellent atmosphere for both individuals and corporations to contemplate quality works of art in all styles, mediums and price ranges.

They represent the work of regional and national artists, while maintaining their original goal of exhibiting works of art by american artists who have rarely been shown in the southeast. For 21 years, Hidell Brooks gallery has catered to both the well-established and beginning collector, working to develop and nurture their interest in collecting, while ensuring the highest level of expertise, integrity and laid-back style.

1910 South Blvd, Ste 130
Charlotte, NC 28203

Shain Gallery

Shain Gallery owner Sybil Godwin

Established in 1998, Shain Gallery is located in the Myers Park neighborhood and owned by Sybil Godwin, the gallery was awarded Charlotte Magazine’s “Best Gallery” distinction.

Shain Gallery serves a discriminating clientele of regional homeowners and corporations and represents over forty different nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. The gallery offers consultation and acquisition assistance, an annual schedule of exhibitions, and welcomes clients who are just beginning to collect art and those who have been collecting for years.

2823 Selwyn Ave Ste K Charlotte, NC 28209 704.334.7744

Sozo Gallery

Sozo Gallery owner Hannah Blanton

Tucked in a small storefront on the plaza of the beautiful Hearst Tower in Charlotte’s Center City, Sozo Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that brings fresh, original artwork from local, national, and international artists to Charlotte collectors.

Sozo’s focus is to inspire soulful connections between collector, art, and artist by supporting and promoting a variety of artists, and displaying works that excite, calm, and engage all of the senses. They strive to have their clients discover a connection — souls to be stirred up a bit, and conversations evoked.

214 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202

Hodges Taylor

Hodges Taylor, Charlotte’s longest-running commercial art business, began as Hodges Taylor Gallery in 1980 as a partnership between Dot Hodges and Christie Taylor. For over thirty years, Hodges Taylor served as a successful and respected contemporary art gallery and consulting firm in its uptown Charlotte location. In 2016, Lauren Harkey joined Christie as a partner. Though Dot retired in 2011 and Christie retired in 2018, they both still serve as advisors to the firm. For over thirty-eight years Hodges Taylor has enjoyed a reputation as a successful and respected contemporary art gallery and consulting firm located in the South End neighborhood. 

118 East Kingston Ave, Suite 16
Charlotte, NC 28203

Anne Neilson Fine Art

Owner Anne Neilson of Anne Neilson Fine Art

Anne Neilson Fine Art offers a 5200 square foot sprawling gallery space with a variety of traditional and contemporary artwork from over fifty talented national and international artists. They are dedicated to being a lighthouse in Charlotte and beyond. With an eye on bettering the world, a portion of all sales are given directly to partnering non- profit organizations devoted to enriching the lives of those less fortunate.

Anne Neilson is a lifelong artist who is dedicated to painting with a purpose. She opened the gallery in 2014 with a vision to give back through art. Known for her ethereal Angel Series, Neilson’s paintings are inspiring reflections of her faith, recognized for their innate flair for color and texture.

The Shops at Morrison
532 Governor Morrison Street, Suite C-110
Charlotte, NC 28211 980.819.8504 www.anneneilsonfineart.com

Art House Charlotte

Art House Charlotte owner Judith Zehmke

A life-long lover of fine art and style, Art House Charlotte owner Judith Zehmke noticed that the art and decorating market for people like her – people looking for something more original than the mass-produced artwork at (still awesome) stores like Home Goods, but not exactly attending auctions at Sotheby’s, either – was a difficult place to navigate. The concept of Art House Charlotte was born in 2009 and now showcases 25 plus emerging artists in her home gallery in SouthPark. 

Focused on introducing original and affordable art, Judith works with all types of art buyers from clients purchasing their first piece of artwork to seasoned collectors, interior designers and commercial developers.

By appointment, call or text 904.707.5884 or follow on Instagram for upcoming shows. www.arthousecharlotte.com

The Art Salon

Art Salon owners Corrie Manis and Pryor Rayburn

The Art Salon brings thoughtfully-curated, seasonal art shows to private homes throughout Charlotte, featuring over 30 established and emerging artists from around the Southeast. They strive to make collecting art more accessible to anyone interested in finding beautiful works of original art for their home. Over the years, clients and friends have often remarked that The Art Salon serves as a wonderful bridge between traditional galleries and the desire to create community among art buyers and the artists; whose setting in private homes makes the experience more enjoyable, while providing a backdrop that helps them to better envision the art on the walls of their own home, and at a range of price points to make it easy to collect art that they love. 

Email [email protected] or follow on Instagram for upcoming events. www.theartsalonclt.com

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  1. What about Providence Gallery?? Deborah Bass has had her gallery in Myers Park for decades! She is amazing. Sad to not see her included with the new and hip galleries.

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