The 443gallery is a Philadelphia art gallery located in the Roxborough/Manayunk section of Philadelphia. This Philadelphia art gallery is located in the ancestral home of the historic Guggenheim family. Meyer and Barbara Guggenheim raised 8 of their 11 children in this house. Benjamin, their 6th child and father of Peggy Guggenheim, was born in Roxborough in 1865 and died in the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.
We include a newspaper article chronicling this event.

The people behind the 443gallery :

 

Debra Valenti-Epstein, co-owner of the 443gallery LLC, is a licensed practicing attorney in Pennsylvania and partner in the Roxborough Law Office, LLP.  Debra is a 1976 graduate of the University of the Arts, a Board member of the community-based non-profit Manayunk Art Center, one of the founding members of the Manayunk Art Center’s artist’s Co-Op, and holds both Bachelor and Master degrees in psychology.  Although her left brain is occupied by law and business, her soul is in her art.  Debra creates art in various mediums including oil, acrylic, computer inkjet and mixed.  As a gallery owner, she embraces the opportunity to make accessible to the public a new mix of traditional and avant garde international and local art.

 

John J. Hagarty, co-owner of the 443gallery LLC, is the past president of the Board of Directors of the Manayunk Art Center and currently serves as both the Finance and Business Development Chair.  John has a Bachelor Degree in English from St. Joseph’s University and is a 1973 graduate of Villanova Law School.  John has been a practicing attorney in Pennsylvania for more than three decades and is currently a partner in the Roxborough Law Office LLP.  John’s true passion, though, is art, both as a collector and painter.  John envisions the future of art galleries principally in cyberspace, both in making a wide range of artwork available to both casual purchasers who would otherwise never visit an art gallery as well as to seasoned collectors.

 

Colleen D. Gjefle, our premiere artist, self-taught as both an artist and photographer, her artwork has shown in diverse venues as San Antonio street fairs to swank London galleries. Her work is found in private collections in North America as well as in locations around the world. She’s listed in “9th International Who’s Who of Business & Professional Women” and “2000 Outstanding Artists & Designers of the 20th Century”. She has had numerous commissions and her work has been used in a variety of publications. Her paintings were featured in posters for several consecutive years at the Russek Student Achievement Day at Boston University School of Medicine. Her websites: MsSurreal.com, and Gjfoto.com