Duane Reed, Owner and Founder, opened the gallery in his name in 1994 where he has represented a number highly successful contemporary artists including: Dale Chihuly, Albert Paley, Wendell Castle, Bennett Bean, Rudy Autio, William Morris and others. He has over 18 years of professional experience in the art world and is nationally regarded as an expert in multi-media art with a particular focus on glass art. Duane is highly regarded for his passionate commitment to the representation of national and international artists with special attention to introducing select artists working in fiber, glass and ceramics. Exemplary of his expertise, Duane has curated over 300 exhibitions both at his gallery as well as others and has lectured on a variety of art topics. Reed received a B. A. from William Jewel College in 1978; a small liberal arts college just outside of Kansas City as well as attending Harlaxton College in England in 1977. Duane Reed has included membership with the Renwick Gallery Caucus, The Mint Museum's Founder's Circle, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, American Craft Council, AIDA (Association of Israeli Decorative Arts), and the St. Louis Gallery Association.