McClain Gallery in Houston, one of the newest members of the ADAA.

ADAA Welcomes Four New Member Galleries

The Art Dealers Association of America announced today that four new member galleries, Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York), Di Donna Galleries (New York), Luxembourg & Dayan (New York and London), and McClain Gallery (Houston), are joining its ranks. The nonprofit organization of fine-art dealers now encompasses 176 members from twenty-five cities in the US, representing thousands of established and emerging artists internationally.

“We are delighted and proud to welcome these four renowned galleries as new members of the ADAA,” said Adam Sheffer, president of the ADAA and Cheim & Read partner and sales director. “Through the wide range of artists and estates with which they collaborate, their diverse specialties, and vital contributions to art historical scholarship, each of these galleries will make important additions to our association. These four galleries advance the unique expertise and best practices that the ADAA represents and upholds.”

In order to become part of the ADAA, a gallery has to be nominated by a member of the association, which ensures that the gallery upholds the ADAA’s standards of honesty, integrity, and professionalism. Candidates must have been in business for at least five years and possess a proven record of accomplishment. They must offer works of high aesthetic quality, present major exhibitions, produce scholarly publications, and actively work with museums. Through a yearlong application process, which includes candidate interviews by a selection committee of ADAA member dealers, the committee determines eligibility and votes on nominees, with final approval by the board of directors and the entire membership.

“I’ve been a longtime admirer of the ADAA, and the work it does with and for galleries, institutions and artists,” said dealer Andrew Kreps. “It feels very much long overdue for my gallery, and I’m honored to be a part of it. With the ways the art world is developing, collaboration between galleries seems more critical than ever.”