Meet Our Founder
Jacquelyn García Vadnais
Gallery Arte Azulejo was founded by Jacquelyn García Vadnais with the objective of pursing a lifelong passion of appreciating Art around the globe. To date, Jacquelyn has traveled to 57+ countries and lived in 10. Her international experiences have enabled her to make contacts worldwide in the Art & Gourmet Food/Wine sector. Jacquelyn holds a JD/MBA/LL.M along with a Master’s in Art Business from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art and a WSET Level 2 Certificate in Wines from the Napa Valley Wine Academy.
Jacquelyn founded Gallery Arte Azulejo with the objective of creating an Art Gallery that focuses on Modern & Contemporary Art as well as NFT works inspired from her global travels. Gallery Arte Azulejo is connected to Jacquelyn’s global wine brand Vinos Arte Azulejo and Venezuelan gourmet Bean-to-Bar Dark Chocolate brand Chocolates Arte Azulejo.
Gallery Arte Azulejo is affiliated with Jacquelyn’s 501(c)(3) pending organization, the Arte Azulejo Foundation, which is dedicated to providing funding to global Artists and Entrepreneurs as well as providing healthy drinking water to the families of the Cacao growers in Venezuela who support her Cacao Hacienda & Bean-to-Bar Dark Chocolate brand Chocolates Arte Azulejo.
Meet Our Director of Sales & Art Advisory
Alexandra has grown up in the world of Fashion and Art. She had a very unique experience coming from a prominent family of collectors and a mother who helped put sportswear on the map, Alexandra was born in New York and also grew up in London, Palm Beach, and Paris. From an early age, she was involved in the Art world working in the industry since the age of 8, regularly attending auctions at Sotheby’s and Christies in London, New York, and Paris and visiting most museums in New York City, London, and Paris. Having traveled extensively throughout Europe, the United States, and South America, she has been to most major and minor museums and castles throughout.
Alexandra went to Parson’s School of Design while working on Wall Street before becoming Hanae Mori’s right hand in New York, launching a bridal collection, working in Haute Couture, Prete a Porter, and P.R. both in New York and in Paris at the age of 23. She then went on to work for the Chairman of Sotheby’s North America, working with the worlds top clients, private sales, and working with almost every department on E. 72nd street where she also resided. Alexandra moved back to Paris working for Mme. Mori and also helping to open a Private Collection of Contemporary Art in Switzerland.
Alexandra is known for bringing passion and creating design sensibility to assist clients in reflecting individual tastes and style. An established process ensures the clients experience is one that is well-managed, providing a full spectrum of design for any project, in any style for residential, commercial, yachts, planes, hospitality, etc. She has developed an eye for designing a broad range of styles, which are executed in a manner that is polished, refined, and effortless from modern, traditional style, as well as timeless classics. Lending a personal touch with a fresh attitude and expertise, together with clients is why Alexandra find joy in her role. Recently, Alexandra was very successful as the Director of Gallery in Florida before joining us here at the Arte Azulejo Group. She is also the proud mother of two daughters.
Gallery Arte Azulejo
In order to learn more about Gallery Arte Azulejo and our upcoming exhibitions, artists, or to submit your artistic works for consideration, please contact us with the form on the right. We look forward to hearing from you.