Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New Gallery Director Named for JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, Boerne

J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art is proud to announce the appointment of Gabriel Diego Delgado as Gallery Director for the J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, Boerne.  

Mr. Delgado’s previous position as Art Consultant at the San Antonio and Boerne gallery locations helped J.R. Mooney Galleries usher in new online gallery projects including the launch of a variety of social media platforms as well as a fresh direction for the in-house curatorial selections and hangings. 

Delgado’s experience in the art world is rich in exceptional artistic experiences, from museums to galleries to institutional endeavors.

As Curator of Exhibitions for 5 years, at the Ineri Foundation, Delgado was one of two curators for the privately held, Station Museum of Contemporary Art and the Folk Art institution, the ArtCar Museum- both in Houston, Texas.  With exhibitions ranging from local, regional and international, Delgado familiarized himself with various elements of the international art community.  Wanting to continue his focus and path as a professional artist elsewhere, Delgado relocated to California where he spent 4 years building his own artistic portfolio.  While in California he gained valuable knowledge in upper level management and corporate leadership working for a Fortune 100 company. 

In 2007 Delgado returned to Texas and continued his passion for working with nonprofits, spending 2 years as Project Manager of Research and Development at the Museo Alameda, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate in San Antonio.

With various management and directorship positions in the private as well as non-profit sectors, Delgado is also an art critic and reviewer - promoting the rich culture of Texas as a freelance writer for such publications as, NHOME Magazine , NSIDE Publications, San Antonio Magazine, Voices of Art, La Prensa, Arts+Culture Texas, Local Community News, SA Current, and Explore Magazine. He currently sits on the Advisory Board of NHOME Magazine, providing consultation for their Arts and Culture selections and features.

Delgado continues to exhibit his own artwork in galleries throughout the U.S., touting exhibitions in San Francisco, Houston, Oakland, San Antonio, New York, and internationally in Madrid, Spain with an upcoming group exhibition in Cairo, Egypt. In addition to his diverse exhibition resume, Delgado has also been recognized by the Artist Foundation of San Antonio in2008, and was awarded the Houston based I.A.M.  Art Grant in October 2011. He was also one of the finalists for the Houston-based Hunting Art Prize Grant for 2012.

His distinguishing experience and knowledge provides a unique blend of talent and curatorial direction for the Gallery Director position at J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, Boerne.  J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, Boerne will continue to bring a roster of local, national and international artists coupled with museum quality custom framing to the San Antonio and Hill Country communities.

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