About Valley Fine Art
America is a work in progress—and so is the art and photography that tells our national story with an elegance and eloquence far beyond words. Now at the historic Wheeler Opera House in downtown Aspen, for twenty years Valley Fine Art has been dedicated to documenting this changing story that defines our national experience over three centuries by featuring the finest artists then and now.
To see a vintage Edward Curtis photograph is not only to appreciate a standalone work of fine art, but also to understand Native American history in an entirely new way: as the story of a people, not merely a footnote in the narrative of the closing of the American frontier. To see a John James Audubon engraving is to appreciate not just the wildlife but the wildness of America in the moment of its discovery.
Discoveries abound at Valley Fine Art with contemporary art and artists as well: paintings, photography, sculpture, custom fine woodworking, and old pawn jewelry. Native American art, Western art, work by the Taos Founders and the Hudson River School are invariably in stock and for sale at the gallery. If America is indeed a work in progress, then both the living and historical artists featured at Valley Fine Art are a way of saying some of the most important chapters of the American story have yet to be told.