GF Contemporary is dedicated to finding art that is fresh, compelling and meaningful for the environments in which our clients live and work. The ultimate objective of our team 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.
Gallery owner Deborah Fritz grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico. At the University of New Mexico, she received a BFA in both Psychology and Art Studio. Her original intent was to work as an artist in Santa Fe but soon she developed entrepreneurial and business directions, resulting in opening her first gallery on Santa Fe’s famed Canyon Road in 2001. Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art a venture with her sister and business partner, Kimberly Giacobbe. Eight years later and with the success of the first gallery, Deborah opened GF Contemporary, also on Canyon Road. In 2018, she opened a third gallery in Santa Fe’s Railyard, galleryFRITZ.
A committed leader and volunteer, Deborah has served on various non-profits boards, including ARTsmart and collaborated on projects with SITE Santa Fe and Creative Santa Fe. Consistently engaged in the Santa Fe art world, she joined the Museum of New Mexico Foundation Business Council, Opera Business Council and served as Vice President of the Santa Fe Art Gallery Association. Through her galleries, Deborah has cultivated an international clientele, placing art throughout the world. Each of her galleries has a different focus: Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art represents traditional and representational fine art. GF Contemporary specializes in modern, contemporary, and emerging artists, with a stable of top shelf artists working in a variety of media: sculpture, painting, and print. And galleryFritz, her newest project, concentrates on engaging contemporary, conceptual and experimental art, new media and digital art.
Stephen Woods is a professional artist and holds an MFA from Brooklyn College NY. At GF Contemporary Stephen dedicates his time to our roster of artists, helping connect their work with new collectors. He specializes in a range of genres, media, and is widely sought after for consulting to build out strong private collections.
Operations Manager at GF Contemporary and Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, Jim Smolka has long worked in the world of fine art: arts shipping and transportation, exhibition installation. Born and raised in Panama, in his teens he moved to White Sands, New Mexico and later to Las Cruces and then Santa Fe in 1988. He is constantly inspired by the global array of art collectors he works with daily.
Lil Copan is an arts consultant and writer for GF Contemporary, A graduate of the University of Connecticut, she is also a painter. Deeply committed to connecting the gallery’s artworks to collectors and art enthusiasts, she especially loves the opportunity to match works and genres of art to every budget/portfolio and collector requirements.