LOUISBURG — Since 2015, photographer Pamela Andrejev and curator Everett Mayo have been exhibiting mid-century modernist and abstract art and representing the estates of the artists of the period. They now boast a gallery showroom in historic Louisburg: Andrejev Galleries is now open at 105 S. Main St.
Since July, they have been renovating, spackling, painting, cleaning and re-cleaning to ready their four gallery and patio spaces. To the live jazz sounds of The Overtones, they opened their doors on Saturday, Nov. 18 to a crowd of friends, well-wishers and art collectors.
Gallery partner, artist and photographer Pamela Andrejev is well-known in the Franklin arts community- as the former Executive Director for the Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC), and is now the acting grant administrator. As an award-winning photographer she has been taking photos throughout the South for the last 2 decades, documenting architecture, cemeteries and unique spaces, from Richmond to Florida.
Partner and gallery curator Everett Mayo is also a respected artist, and has been exhibiting since the 1960s. He has worked as a curator and gallerist in both the public and private sectors since 1968. Over the decades his evolution as an artist has cycled from representation to abstraction and back, always with a metaphysical undercurrent.
Mayo’s work has been exhibited alongside such artists as Salvador Dali and Marcell Jean, and today is found in the permanemt collections of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art, Our Lady of Lourdes in Utica, N.Y. and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rocky Mount.
“The gallery’s theme is focused on significant, authentic mid-century artists,” said Mayo, “thanks to Pamela’s vision and genius.” Other artists exhibited in the gallery include Helen Lowe Kendall, Guy Danella, Elise Speights and Edward Christiana.
Andrejev Gallery started when Andrejev and Mayo collaborated on various community art projects and exhibits. Realizing they had many of the same goals, immense appreciation for art and a sense of community, they ultimately created a partnership.
The owners’ avowed love of Franklin county led to their decision to base their business there.
As excited as they are to now have a brick and mortar space, they also have web presence at andrejevgalleries.com. Clients can find an inventory of modernist originals and explore print options on the website below. Online clients can test out a wall preview to see their art selections in various home and office settings.
The gallery is open Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday’s from 1-4 p.m.
For more information call 919-906-1337 or 252-469-8577 or see andrejevgalleries.com.