To build artists' careers from the doors in and to build community from the doors out.

We are committed to:

gallery principles

Gallery: from the doors in...

We have been growing emerging and important contemporary artists' careers since opening in 2009. Together with our artists, the Gallery uses the power of the Arts to build programs and initiatives that enlighten and enliven the communities we operate in. We are not focused in finding the stars of tomorrow, but rather artists that help us build-up our community.


The Gallery also puts great emphasis internally on responsibly representing and positioning collectors' and artists' estates. We take pride in building our own private collection, which currently includes works by Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Longo, Louise Fishman, Frank Stella, Robert Motherwell, Jim Dine, Sean Scully, Jacqueline Humphries, Jake Berthot, and others.

Community: from the doors out...

The Clementina Arts Foundation (CAF) is a newly-formed arts non-profit that seeks to build community by supporting artists’ careers from the studio-level all the way to the museum-level: locally and internationally.

The CAF will fund three crucial programs with distinct objectives:

  1. Kid+Contemporary: Bridges education gap by exposing students to important art collections.
  2. Sprouting Spaces: Problem: Emerging artists need space to work. Solution: Sprouting Spaces studios.
  3. Special Opportunities within the Museum Sector that Align with Our Core Values: In partnership with the Tate and Frieze Art Fair, the Gallery led the transition of an acquisition fund from Outset International until Ari Emanuel, WME took over in March of 2016.

Submission Policy

The Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery currently has a full roster of international artists and is unable to deliver on its promise to additional artists at the moment. However, as a courtesy to those eager to submit, the Gallery does review new submissions. To be considered, please first look over the Artists section of our site to see if your work aligns with our current program.

Submissions must come in the form of an email, sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and must include 10 jpgs of recent work, a resume, an artist bio, and an artist statement. Emailed websites and photographs without information about the artist will not be considered. Due to the volume of submissions we receive each month, we immediately eliminate any submissions that do not follow our guidelines.

Please note: we do not accept We Transfer, Google Drive, or Dropbox submissions for security reasons. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate artists that stop by the gallery with their work. Do not send packages or original art work. The gallery does not accept these as submissions, and will not be held responsible for the return of the work.