379 Huguenot St, New Rochelle, NY 10801

A Tapestry of Enduring Art, Where Every Artist's Journey Unfolds

Step into Vanda Gallery, a haven for artistic exploration and expression in the heart of New Rochelle. Our gallery is a dynamic showcase, featuring a diverse collection of works from talented artists, each contributing to the rich tapestry of creativity. At Vanda Gallery, we believe in the enduring power of art to tell stories, evoke emotions, and transcend time. Join us on a journey through captivating exhibitions that capture the essence of each artist’s unique vision. Embrace the spirit of Vanda Gallery, where creativity knows no bounds, and every visit promises a new chapter in the ever-evolving narrative of art.

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A Curator's Journey

Zahra Jlayer, a multifaceted visionary, stands at the intersection of art and healing, breathing life into the cultural landscape of New Rochelle. As the curator of Vanda Gallery, Zahra has become a driving force behind the local art scene, creating a haven for artists and art enthusiasts alike.

Born and raised in an environment steeped in artistic inspiration, Zahra’s journey into the world of art began under the influence of her self-taught artist and poet father. Despite pursuing a career in medicine, Zahra’s passion for painting endured. A physician pathologist and former medical examiner, she found solace in the world of art, curating exhibitions that not only showcased her father’s work but also became a testament to her unwavering commitment to the arts.

The decision to open Vanda Gallery emerged from Zahra’s dedication to providing a platform for local artists, eliminating the need for residents to travel to New York City to experience exceptional art. This endeavor reflects her deep-rooted belief in the transformative power of art and its ability to enrich and connect communities.

Zahra’s artistic pursuits have not been without challenges. Balancing the demands of medical school and a burgeoning career in pathology, she tenaciously clung to her love for painting. Even during the busiest times, her desire for artistic expression remained alive. In curating exhibitions for her father, she found a way to feed her craving for art while nurturing a space for the creative voices of others.

Today, Zahra Jlayer continues to be a guiding force at Vanda Gallery, weaving a narrative that intertwines the healing arts and visual expression. Through her unique perspective, she brings a harmonious blend of science and creativity to the forefront, enriching the cultural fabric of New Rochelle and leaving an indelible mark on the artistic community she has cultivated. Zahra’s journey is a testament to the belief that art, in all its forms, has the power to heal, inspire, and unite communities.

Bob
Bob
2024-01-06
Vanda Gallery is a SoHo - level art space, both the physical layout as well as the quality of the art on display. The space is reached easily from anyplace in Westchester/Fairfield area, and worth the train ride from Manhattan. Tall ceilings, appealing lighting and music, big storefront windows all speak to the thoughtfulness that went into designing the gallery as well as the ongoing care the gallerists use in selecting the artwork. It’s a welcoming space— easy to roam around in. Zahra is putting a lot of effort into making the gallery a success. Ive been to several of her early shows, all successful. At any time she has the work of a handful of artists on display. The artists all have their stories, and Zahra knows them all. Likely something in the gallery that will catch your eye. With a range of price points that are accessible for such quality pieces. Zahra even has a few of her novel pieces on display. Roaming into an art gallery can sometimes be a bit intimidating, but not here. NYC quality space and artwork in a wonderfully gracious place. Visit often please
Matthew G
Matthew G
2023-12-27
This is a wonderful art gallery with a variety of pieces and the owner is a brilliant and experienced artist herself. Highly recommend.
JOHN HESSEL
JOHN HESSEL
2023-12-26
This is a very cool gallery. The art is constantly being rotated. The work of Zahra is stunning and unique. This gallery is a great addition to New Rochelle
Naomi Grossman
Naomi Grossman
2023-12-21
Vanda Gallery is a wonderful new art gallery in New Rochelle. It’s a nice to have a place to see strong art in a warm inviting atmosphere. The gallery is definitely on my list of places to drop in at each month!!
kathleen nesi
kathleen nesi
2023-12-15
Wonderful space!
Patricia Pardini
Patricia Pardini
2023-12-15
Wonderful space and art.
Andi Stix
Andi Stix
2023-12-13
Vanda Gallery is a professional art gallery located in New Rochelle. Excellent choices are offered for a range of affordable to investment art pieces. Zahra, the owner, is easy to work with and goes out of her way to accommodate each visitor.
Lisete Medina
Lisete Medina
2023-12-10
Very intimate space. Lovely artwork exhibited. I travel from Manhattan last night to see the artwork of my friend Wendy Guallenti. It was worth the long trip.
Bla G
Bla G
2023-12-09
Beautiful cozy gallery with an amazing art work to choose.

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