NAVA Contemporary is Nicole Archibeque and Valerie Altahawi. Experienced art professionals, the two met while working as directors for RH Contemporary Art. They launched their own art advisory in April 2017.
Based in San Francisco, Nicole Archibeque has worked in the art world for over fourteen years. She spent five years as the program director for RH Contemporary Art, playing a key role in launching the division, working closely with artists, and selecting artwork for the program. Prior to this, she worked for Berggruen Gallery, in San Francisco, was the director of Honor Fraser Gallery, in Los Angeles, as well as Kantor/Feuer Gallery, also in Los Angeles. She feels lucky to have worked with an incredible roster of influential artists and is passionate about offering exposure to emerging and underrepresented artists through NAVA Contemporary.
Valerie Altahawi is based in New York City. During her two-and-a-half years as the national sales director for RH Contemporary Art, she drove the innovative business’s sales strategy. With over fourteen years in the arts, she served as the director for Cristin Tierney Gallery and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., both in New York. She began her career at New York’s Skarstedt Gallery, working her way up from registrar to associate director. A passionate art collector herself, she loves helping clients build their own collections and finds it thrilling to see artworks from NAVA Contemporary’s program installed in their homes.
DISCOVER. EXPLORE. LEARN. COLLECT.
NAVA Contemporary is an art advisory offering consultancy services and an online gallery featuring a curated selection of artwork by compelling artists. Our mission is to provide our clients with expert advice and a simplified platform for acquiring original artwork at accessible price points.
Our services are available to private clients, members of the trade, and corporate partners and include collection-building, commission planning, custom framing, installation, and coordination of international shipping.
Our virtual gallery presents works by international artists that both aims to inspire and inform about the current art market. All artworks can be seamlessly acquired through our secure online platform.
All sales are subject to prior sale. Title to artwork does not pass until payment is received in full. Artist retains copyright on all images of the purchased artworks.
Shipping is included within the continental United States. 8.875% sales tax will be applied to any purchases shipped within New York State. We are also able to set up a Trade account for clients with a valid resale license. Please contact us for the discount codes and details.
Artworks 60 inches and under will be shipped within 2 weeks from the receipt of payment. You will be contacted by a member of our team to arrange a delivery date for artworks over 61 inches.
Artworks can be held for a maximum of 30 days at which time they will be transferred over to fine art storage in the client’s name at the client’s expense.
In the event installation of artwork is requested by the purchaser, a 50% deposit is required upon acceptance of the quote. The quote is an estimate of charges and final pricing may vary based on actual work completed.
Artwork is insured by NAVA Contemporary throughout delivery for domestic shipments until received by the client.
Returns are not accepted. In the event you are unsatisfied with your purchase, exchanges are available within 7 days of receipt of artwork.