VERVE Gallery of Photography is located in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico just two blocks north east of the Main Plaza at 219 East Marcy Street. VERVE is housed in an early 20th century freestanding cottage extensively renovated so as to show off the foremost in contemporary fine art photography. The gallery spaces include a large main exhibition hall which houses the current exhibition and a smaller gallery room dedicated to showing complementary selected works by VERVE's artists.
VERVE, established in 2003, has a well earned reputation of being the leading purveyor of the very best there is in every genre of contemporary fine art photography. Verve’s artists are worldwide and so are VERVE’S patrons. All of VERVE’S artists are at work creating masterpieces in documentary, figure studies, still life, landscape, conceptual, experimental, photomontage, and alternative process photography. VERVE has developed an innovative and unique concept for exhibiting fine art photography. A state of the art computer system enables visitors to browse each artist's portfolio online. Patrons can also peruse VERVE's entire inventory of artist portfolios on a large LCD monitor in the gallery. This concept benefits and serves patrons, artists and the gallery. Patrons are able to view an entire body of work and inspect work in inventory comfortably and effortlessly, while artists are not required to consign an entire body of work to the gallery. VERVE is able to provide access to entire portfolios online on the Internet. The portfolios are stored electronically in VERVE's database, thereby allowing the gallery to utilize its gallery spaces more efficiently.
VERVE is a green gallery with a small carbon footprint. When the building was renovated energy conservation was foremost in remodeling the cottage. The lighting in the gallery is low wattage LED (light-emitting diode) lighting. Verve has an application pending before the city for the installation of PV (photovoltaic) panels to convert the abundant solar radiation available in New Mexico to fire our electrical needs.
VERVE welcomes visitors to our gallery spaces and to our website online. VERVE welcomes portfolio submissions from artists. The submission guidelines are on the gallery’s home page. Our staff is eager to assist you.
VERVE's staff includes:
Wilson Scanlan Partner
John Scanlan Partner
Jennifer Schlesinger Director
Dana Boucher Manager
Caitlyn Soldan Preparator
Thea Light Assistant