The Foundation Gallery New Orleans

The Foundation Gallery is an art gallery in New Orleans. Located in the Arts District of New Orleans, The Foundation Gallery showcases the work of emerging and mid-career artists. Through The Heymann Foundation, the gallery aims to support local and national non-profits and 20% of the proceeds from each sale are donated. 

Upcoming Events

June 3rd - 26, 2016 Books/Catalysts: A Book Arts Survey curated by Jon Coffelt                                  Opening Reception: June 3rd            6 - 9pm


August 13 - October 2nd, 2016 New work from Amaryllis Dejesus Moleski                                                       Opening Reception: August 13th         6 - 9pm                                                                                                   25% of proceeds from sales to benefit  TBA 

October 7th - November 27, 2016 Immortelle: Group Show                                                                            Opening Reception: October 7th 6 - 9pm                                                                                                         25% of proceeds from sales to benefit Big Class          

December 2 - December 30, 2016 Photo Nola Group Show Curated with Antenna Gallery                           Opening Reception: TBA                                                                                                                                  25% of proceeds from sales to benefit Press Street                                                  


BOOKS/CATALYSTS: a book arts survey


curated by Jon Coffelt

Exhibiting Artists
Pinky Bass, Doug Boulas, Dana Jo Cooley, Wayne McNeil, Buzz Spector, and Travis Childers

Including a selection from the Private Book Arts Collection
Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, Marcel Broodthaers, Joan Lyons, Mare Blocker, Charles Ray, Donald Baechler, Dieter Roth, Davi Det Hompson, David Sandlin, Denise Carbone, Susan E King, Mary Ann Sampson, Lew Thomas, Miranda Maher, and more

Opening Reception

June 3rd, 2016       6 – 9pm

 Through June 26, 2016  

The opening will include a curatorial talk and walk through at 7pm with Jon Coffelt and a presentation from Petrice Sams-Abiodun about the Literacy Alliance. 

     25% of proceeds to benefit

In collaboration with curator Jon Coffelt and the Literary Alliance of Greater New Orleans, The Foundation Gallery presents BOOKS/CATALYSTS: A book arts survey. In an effort to support the Literacy Alliance of GNO in their mission to increase adult literacy by supporting existing adult education programs and advocating for increased resources and support for adult literacy initiatives in the Greater New Orleans region. 

A word from the curator
This is an outline of the art of the book starting from the early 60's to what book artists are doing today. We want to show many types of Artists Books and how they fit into this history from loose-leaf books of card through puzzle books and concertinas. From unique hand-made books to sleek published multiples. We will also cover out-of-the-book vernacular pieces who are only books because the artists say they are. Many of these pieces will be modified books where artists take a book of their choosing and manipulate it into a work of art. These may not even look like a book. - Jon Coffelt, May 2016


Visit our online shop for purchases from this exhibition

The Foundation Gallery
1109 Royal Street
New Orleans LA 70116

phone 504.568.0955