Meet Our Team
Art Leaders Gallery was founded in 1992
“Art Leaders Gallery brings art and people together for enjoyment, discovery, and collecting. We strive to create a place where everyone from novice to the seasoned collector can be touched by art. We have made it our mission to unite artists and art enthusiast through collaboration, exhibitions, and our dedication to collectors.“
Founder and CEO
Bonnie is the director and fine art curator for the gallery. She studied painting at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Her reputation in the art industry, as well as her passion for art and design has allowed her to help cultivate new artists and their careers. Traveling to different art shows across the United States and the joy she experiences when working with clients all over the world has helped her to elevate Art Leaders Gallery to an international level. Bonnie and Jason are so proud that Art Leaders Gallery has been chosen multiple times by several publications as the Peoples’ Choice “Best Art Gallery”.
“Selecting artwork is a personal experience, not only for its aesthetic appeal but the power it evokes. Jason and I enjoy visiting clients’ homes helping them to select artwork for their spaces. Art is healing and calming to the spirit…touching people deeply, bringing inspiration to you and your life”.
Founder and CFO
Jason oversees all logistics and manages the property for the gallery. He also enjoys curating the gallery’s main exhibit areas and is continuously updating the artwork on display. He loves traveling with his wife Bonnie to different art shows across the United States.
Shelby received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University in the field of Painting.
She comes to Art Leaders Gallery from the tile and stone industry where she directed the merchandising and marketing departments. She assists with the gallery’s marketing efforts, online presence and website, design advertisement and promotional materials. Shelby’s background includes interior design as well as sales. She loves making a house feel like home, whether it’s hers or yours!
When not working in the gallery, Shelby enjoys home projects as well as creating watercolor, gouache, and acrylic paintings.
Andie received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Hilsdale College, where she studied Art History with a focus on architectural theory and design.
She believes the spaces we occupy subsist of more than walls, for by decorating these spaces we create an environment that directly impacts our psychology and give us a sense of place. She looks forward to helping you find artwork you love that will create a backdrop to your life!
Along with her background in marketing and event-coordination, Andrea brings experience in museum-work from the Denver Art Museum—where she conducted research and facilitated exhibition design. As the Marketing Director, she works to keep you updated on the latest news at Art Leaders!
In her free time, you’ll most likely find Andrea exploring Detroit’s downtown with friends, trying out a new recipe, or playing a pick-up soccer game!
Custom Art Framer
As an experienced picture framer, Allyse believes the right design can breathe new life into a piece of art. Whether it’s a hand-painted canvas or antique family photo, she sees the unique beauty and potential of each piece.
Allyse earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Central Michigan University with a concentration in photography and drawing. Since graduation, she has enjoyed working as a custom art framer and freelance photographer specializing in landscape imagery and experimental methods.
When she is out the frame shop, Allyse spends her time crafting, sewing, taking photos, and hanging out with her husband and pets.
Candidate, American Society of Appraisers
After twenty years of training and experience as an art historian, gallery director, curator, and collector, Terri joins the Art Leaders Gallery team to lead in specialty fine art appraisals. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with her BFA in Fine Arts and Art History in 1992, and has since gone on to become a key member of the Detroit art community. Some of Terri’s clients include the Detroit Institute of Arts, Comerica Bank, Flagstar Bank, Image 360, and Temple Israel, just to name a few.