An Interview with Lisa Jacobsen and Jonathan Gall of Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery

CFA Gallery - Orlando & Richen

CFA Gallery – Orlando & Richen

Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery isn’t just any art gallery. It’s a highly acclaimed spot for the passerby and irresistible for the art guru. They feature Paintings, Sculpture and Limited Edition works from Internationally acclaimed artists. Located in Downtown La Jolla, their locations provide unparalleled services in Fine Art Acquisitions and Consulting, Custom Framing, Art Installation, Corporate Collections and Award Design.

We had the pleasure of speaking with Lisa Jacobsen and Jonathan Gall of The Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery.

How long has Contemporary Fine Arts been in La Jolla?

This will be the 25th year for Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery in La Jolla.

For people who aren’t familiar with your gallery, what kind of artwork does CFASD showcase?

We feature contemporary art including abstract, figurative and landscapes. We showcase a wide variety of mediums including oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media paintings, wood, glass, bronze and resin sculpture and also ceramics. We represent both local and internationally known artists. We tend to have long term relationships with our artists. Several have been with us over 20 years. Our sons who are now 23 and 25 have grown up knowing our artists. In fact our eldest son just flew down to Colombia last year to spend a week with the artist we originally opened the gallery to represent: Orlando Agudelo-Botero. Our younger son attends NYU but when he is home in the summers he hangs all of our art exhibits for us. We have also developed long relationships with many of our collectors who have become friends as well.

What is the best part of having a gallery in La Jolla?

We have a loyal following who attend all of our artist receptions and are very supportive of the gallery and any new artists we decide to exhibit. We get to meet a lot of interesting people who share our love for art.

In addition to your gallery, you offer framing. Can you tell us a little about that?

We have two picture framing businesses in the area. Our little design showroom: Art in Framing just moved after 25 years on Wall Street to The La Jolla Village Square on Fay Avenue across the street from “The Village Corner”. We are very happy in our new location. We actually do the framing in our large facility on Morena Blvd: JAG Art, 4390 Morena Blvd just one block before Costco.

We also feature an art showroom at that location. It is very enjoyable to get an opportunity to see the wide range of art and photography we get to frame for our clients. We frame work for many artists and interior designers and also for other galleries.

One of the most enjoyable aspects has been framing children’s art projects for many local schools who then auction off the art for their yearly fund raisers with great success.

Is there anything coming up at your gallery that you would like to mention?

If you have not yet visited the gallery check out our website contemporaryfineartsgallery.com where we always post our upcoming events and artist receptions. Or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We hope to see you soon!

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