is dedicated to finding art that is fresh, compelling and
for the environments in which
our clients live and work. We understand that art acquisition
can be a passionate process that occurs between the collector,
the artist, and the gallery. We strive to create a remarkable,
ongoing collaboration between those three forces. Our ultimate
objective is for the collector to feel engaged in an ongoing
relationship which will ultimately result in a life enriched by
fine art and the camaraderie of the collecting process. We would
love to participate with you in your personal art journey.
Deborah Fritz grew up
in Los Alamos, New Mexico and always dreamed
of being an artist and living in Santa Fe.
Art in 2001 with her sister and business
partner, Kimberly Giacobbe. In 2009, Fritz
opened GF Contemporary, on the opposite side
of Canyon Road. Fritz has served on ARTFeast's
board and collaborated on projects with
SITE Santa Fe.
Fritz has been active in the Santa Fe art
world, joining the
Museum of New Mexico Foundation Business
Council in 2007
and serving as vice president of the Santa Fe
Art Gallery Association.
Through her galleries, Fritz has cultivated
an international clientele, including
art collectors from
Mexico. She showcases sculpture,
paintings, prints, digital art, and other
media. Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art represents
traditional, fine art. GF Contemporary
represents work by more experimental artists.
Sabine Hirsch has a
passion for fine contemporary art and interior
design. With a dedication to not only regional
artists she also works on a national level
promoting artists at art fairs in cities such
as San Francisco, Boston and Seattle. She has
worked with such luminaries as Nigel Conway,
Pascal, CJ Wells and Paul Shapiro to advance
their careers. She curated her first show in
2010 entitled ARTslant: Art of a Different
Inclination. In 2012 she sat on the panel for
the Centennial Project Space in Santa Fe
establishing the 2012 show schedule. This year
she collaborated, with Chuck Zimmer (of the
New Mexico Arts Commission) on a group show
with a political bent entitled Market
Value. She has directed GF Contemporary
for the past three years.
Europe, she moved from Berlin and has made
Santa Fe her home.
A graduate of the University of Kansas, with a
B.A. in Art History, Jocelyne Brown brings a
life long dedication and passion for the arts.
With extended Art Historical studies in Italy,
a formal training in the Culinary Arts in New
York, NY at the French Culinary Institute, and
10 years living in the culturally rich and
beautiful town of Santa Fe, NM, Jocelyne has
steeped her life in curiosity, challenges, and
beauty. Assisting in placing art with
collectors --new and seasoned, learning about
contemporary art, artists, and their
inspiration could not be further from an ideal
vocation for her. She likes to think that this
joy translates in all of her professional and
Assisting in all operations management for both
galleries, Giacobbe-Fritz and GF Contemporary, Joshua
Freek keeps the machinery well oiled. A native New
Mexican and father of three, he has been our guy
Friday for six years. He is an integral and
irreplaceable attribute to the galleries. From
installing artwork on either of our coastal shores to
shipping our precious pieces, he is our guy.
Surrounded by and loving art for as long as she can
remember, Suzy Santaella enrolled in her first Art
History course at age sixteen and knew it would be her
career path. Suzy has a Bachelor of Arts in Art
History from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas
and a Masters in Contemporary Art History from
Sotheby’s Institute in London. Suzy has been honing
her skills and expertise in the local art scene at
some of the top galleries for the last ten years. GF
Contemporary welcomed her to the gallery last May.
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