Winterowd Fine Art: Celebrating 15 Years
On Friday, August 2, 2019, Winterowd Fine Art celebrates its 15th anniversary. Owner Karla Winterowd says the weekend of festivities includes a party with their artists and collector friends — and she hopes you’ll stop in! Winterowd’s heartfelt desire to bring beauty into the lives of viewers and collectors inspired her to open her gallery. She believes art that’s done well can soothe the soul, and that living with original works of art makes a lasting impact and enrichens life. Her hope is that the art they place in clients’ homes achieves this goal. She points out that her artists excel at commissions, and she says collectors honor an artist when they include the person’s work in their collections.
“The wonderful characters and warmhearted people that visit us every year are very special to us,” Winterowd says. She recounts the story of two men who wandered into the gallery many years ago. Year after year, they bought “knockout landscapes,” and the very first year, one of them wondered aloud why people buy abstract work, saying he just didn’t get what people liked about it. Winterowd says that the second year, though, they started asking questions about the abstract paintings. Now, many years later, she says, the majority of their collection is abstract paintings: they say the fresh joy, surprise and delight of these paintings is what keeps them in love with them.
In addition to the gallery, Winterowd relishes doing art fairs, especially ones in New York, Texas, Chicago, Los Angeles and Palm Springs, and she plans to continue creating their ‘home away from home’ gallery at art fairs across the country. “It’s a joy to introduce people to our artists,” she says, “and we value the relationships we have developed at the gallery and at art fairs over the past 15 years.”