Prada Gallery is the newest space for Latin American and local artists in Washington, D.C. Located in the heart of Georgetown, the gallery opened its doors on October 27, 2005, with a collective exhibit of Panamanian artists called “A Tribute to my Roots”.
Jilma Prada, gallery owner and director, skillfully curated the show herself. Under her direction eighteen different styles and techniques came together as one harmonious and impressive show.
Future exhibits will feature other key artists , such as Guillermo Trujillo, Raúl Vásques, David Solís, Enrique Arnal, Mario Calvit, and Lou Stovall as Prada visits the studios of masters, mid-career and emerging artists.
Jilma Prada believes that “the process of finding and selecting art doesn’t begin in the gallery. This process begins long before I even meet the artists and visit them in their studios. It is like two people walking apparently different paths until mischievously their paths intersect”.
Washington, D.C., is rapidly becoming an important and vital East Coast focal point for an array of different art expressions. Prada Gallery’s vision is to offer a new, fresh and dynamic art space to an avid art public.
Jilma Prada has a background in law, which she practiced for several years, and has worked as a foreign correspondent in Washington, D.C., for a Panamanian newspaper. Today she is devoting her time and energy to what she believes to be one of the most beautiful things in life: the arts.