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Gallery Dante

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Galleria Dante is recognized as Vallarta’s largest fine art gallery and sculpture garden.

A little history from the owners:

"We find it hard to believe that it has been 20 years. Our first endeavor was a small Italian trattoria called “Pizza Joe”. It was funded by securing a loan on the only possession left in Michigan: a seven year old DeLorean. In a few short weeks we were able to buy our pizza oven, build our work table, scrub the floors with a tooth brush, and watch over our three year old daughter sleeping in the corner. We were lucky that the third day we opened we had line ups, which was surprising as we had not advertised. Much of the success was due to the recommendation of locals and tourists. But our biggest supporters back then were the Alaska Airlines employees, who also celebrated 20 years of flying to Vallarta this past November. The flight attendants and pilots found us our first day in business and over the next 2 years even announced over the in-flight intercom that their favorite restaurant in PV was “Pizza Joe”.

So you may ask how we got into the gallery business. We decorated our little restaurant with art that we had collected from Italy and Greece. It was because of the interest in our art collection that we felt we could successfully open an art gallery. We started with the sale of classical European and pre-Columbian reproductions, as well as a few local sculptors. After being a sculpture gallery for many years, we slowly started to add painters.

We have been fortunate to work with many talented artists, so the gallery continues to expand, and paintings and sculptures now equally divide the space. We are grateful to our friends, clients and artists who helped us to make the gallery what it is today."

-Joe and Claire Guarniere-


Events Calendar

Class
Oil Painting Workshop

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Nino Magana Oil Painting Workshop December 2019. Open to all levels of experience, this 4 day workshop will guide you to create an original work of art. Materials that are included: canvas, paints, solvents, medium, palette, table, brushes, easel, chair, drawing paper and pencil.

10:00 am   Every Day
2 December until 5 December   @ Gallery Dante

December 2-5, 2019
Class starts at 10:00am sharp each day and finishes around 3:00pm.
One hour break for lunch at 11:30. *Di Vino Dante will provide special lunch option for art students daily.
Cost per person is $400 USD w/ lunch included. (NO credit cards can be accepted, only cash, check or bank deposit)
A 50% deposit is required to hold your spot. The deposit is non-refundable one month before the class start date.
Please email galleriadante@gmail.com for questions or information.
*Cost is included with the class (coffee, bottle water and cookies available in the morning and non-alcoholic drinks are included with your lunch at Di Vino Dante Restaurant) @ Galleria Dante
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Oil Painting Workshop

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Galleria Dante is proud to announce... Efren Gonzalez Oil Painting Workshop in January 2020 4 days of painting in oil. One painting each day different subjects will be done with the idea of having the students experience different situations in oil painting.

9:00 am   Every Day
14 January until 17 January   @ Gallery Dante

9:00 am   Every Day
21 January until 24 January   @ Gallery Dante

Subjects can vary from landscape, water scenes, animals, streets, groups of people, still life among others.
Photographs are provided each day by Efren.
Materials that are included: canvas, paints, solvents, medium, palette, table, easel, and chair.
Canvas size: from 14" × 18", 16" x 20" and 18" x 22". Dates and hours:
January 14th through the 17th- ONLY 8 AVAILABLE RESERVATIONS
January 21st through the 24th- ONLY 6 AVAILABLE RESERVATIONS
Starts sharp at 9:00am each day and finish around 3:30pm.
One hour break for lunch at noon. *Di Vino Dante will provide special lunch options for art students daily.
Cost per person is $400 USD (No credit cards can be accepted, only cash, check or bank deposit)
A 50% deposit is required to hold your spot. The deposit is non-refundable one month before the class start date.
Please email galleriadante@gmail.com for questions or information. *extra charge. @ Galleria Dante
Class
Acrylic Workshop

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Galleria Dante is excited to host ... DONNA DICKSON ACRYLIC WORKSHOP AT GALLERIA DANTE JANUARY 28-31, 2020 9:30am – 4:00pm. ONLY 11 AVAILABLE RESERVATIONS We invite you to take your painting skills to a new level and become a better painter with accomplished professional artist and teacher Donna Dickson.

9:30 am   Every Day
28 January until 31 January   @ Gallery Dante

While covering all the basics of painting - drawing, composition and design, we will be putting a special emphasis on mastering color. We will learn to see color in all its subtle forms and then sharpen our skills in mixing those tints, tones and shades!
Inspired by this tropical paradise on Banderas Bay, we will be painting the scenery around us - seascapes, landscapes and tropical flora.
Open to all levels of experience - this 4-day workshop held in the heart of Old Town.
Photographs are provided by Donna Dickson.
Materials that are included: canvas, paints, palette, pencil, drawing paper, brushes, table, easel and chair.
DATES AND HOURS:
January 28 -31, 2020
We start sharp at 9:30am each day and finish around 4:00pm.
One hour break for lunch at 12:30-1:30. *Di Vino Dante will provide special lunch options for art students daily.
Cost per person is $400 USD (NO credit cards can be accepted, only cash, check or bank deposit) A 50% deposit is required to hold your spot. The deposit is non-refundable one month before the class start date.
Please email galleriadante@gmail.com for questions or information. *extra charge @ Galleria Dante
Class
Water Color Workshop

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Galleria Dante proudly presents.... DONNA DICKSON WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP AT GALLERIA DANTE FEBRUARY 18-21, 2020 9:30am – 4:00pm Experience the exciting world of watercolors! If you would like to be a better painter and you wish to know how the masters handle watercolor - this is your chance!

9:30 am   Every Day
18 February until 21 February   @ Gallery Dante

With her exceptional abilities as a teacher, you'll find your work loosening up and flowing with better control in no time. Inspired by this tropical Mexican location on Banderas Bay, we will be painting the lush scenery around us, -colorful everyday life, seascapes and landscapes.
Open to all levels of experience this 4 day workshop will be held in the heart of Old Town.
Photographs are provided by Donna Dickson.
Materials that are included: canvas, palette, pencil, drawing paper, brushes, table, easel, chair. Watercolor paints are NOT included with the class. Please email donnaleeartist@gmail.com for watercolor paints information.
DATES AND HOURS:
FEBRUARY 18-21, 2020
We start sharp at 9:30am each day and finish around 4:00pm.
One hour break for lunch at 12:30-1:30. *Di Vino Dante will provide special lunch options for art students daily. Cost per person is $400 USD (NO credit cards can be accepted, only cash, check or bank deposit)
A 50% deposit is required to hold your spot. The deposit is non-refundable one month before the class start date.
Please email galleriadante@gmail.com for questions or information. *extra charge @ Galleria Dante
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