Galleri Urbane has its roots in the front two rooms of Ree and Jason Willaford's former Victorian home located in Silver City, New Mexico. Clearing the rooms to create an impromptu gallery space, Jason Willaford's exhibition of paintings, titled "Belly of the Cowgirl," opened with a reception of about 50 people. The excitement of informal exhibitions like these gained the attention of local photographer Michael Berman who eventually convinced the Willafords to start a formal gallery business that could represent his work. Galleri Urbane was hence founded in 1999. Two years later, the gallery took a chance and formed a Pop Up in Marfa, Texas during the Chinati Foundation's Open House Weekend. After two consecutive years of successful Pop Ups, Galleri Urbane officially relocated to a 100-year-old adobe building in Marfa in 2002 where it housed numerous exhibitions by artists like Gail Peter Borden and Kate Carr. The gallery remained in West Texas until expanding and relocating to the Dallas Design District in 2009, where it still remains today. Galleri Urbane also currently maintains its connection to Marfa through our Exhibition Lounge at the Thunderbird Hotel.
Ree Willaford : Owner / Director
Jason Willaford : Co-Owner / Installation and Delivery Manager
Adrian Zuñiga : Assistant Director / Curator
Thomas Flynn II : Director's Administrative Assistant
2277 Monitor St.
Dallas, TX. 75207
11:00-5:00 Tuesday - Friday
or by appointment
12:00-5:00 Tuesday - Saturday
Or by appointment
Marfa Exhibit Lounge
601 W. San Antonio St.
Marfa, Tx 79843
Open Daily 12:00-5:00
The Exhibit Lounge is a different concept from our Dallas space, after moving to Dallas in 2009, we have continued to maintain a presence in Marfa, and continue to be part of the community. We rotate solo exhibitions every 3 months featuring select gallery artists.
Galleri Urbane's Exhibit Lounge is open daily to the public, it is located in the Lounge at the Thunderbird Hotel and next door to the Capri bar and restaurant, (which is amazing!) Look for the neon LOUNGE sign and enjoy.
Feel free to call or text us anytime at 325-226-8015