With almost 4000 sq-ft of space, the gallery now has 30 artist-members. Archway has been a key player in the lives of over 110 Houston artists, allowing them to grow both their artistic and business skills. Here are the words of Stephanie Nadolski, one of the original founders of the Gallery and director for many years: I cannot begin to count the ways Archway contributed to my entire artistic professional career. The artists who were there for support and inspiration and the loyal clients that became our friends added many layers of dimension to my personal and professional growth.
- Archway Gallery opened for business on April 1, 1976. It was the creation of a group of artists that had decided the time was right to take artistic control of the process of selling art. Archway’s first location was in the C.G. Jung Center at 5200 Montrose, which had a 600 sq-ft gallery space. The gallery’s name was derived from the arches in this space. From the start, Archway was conceived as an artist-owned gallery – it would be owned and operated by the artists who would take complete responsibility for the operation of the business.