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Who We Are

ryan james fine arts founded in 2011, by Ryan James, is a contemporary Kirkland art gallery representing a roster of 20 local and national artists working in the style of modern, abstract, and conceptual arts. Joined by Jessica Kravitz, in 2014, these partners cultivate a gallery program that fosters the careers of known and emerging artists alike. Our focus is to work with artists who adhere to an ideal set of principles and disciplines while building a unified body of work.

Community Board Appointments 

Bellevue Arts Museum Board of Trustees 

Greater Kirkland Chamber Board of Directors

The Little Black Dress Party Board of Directors


2023 The Best of 425 Art Gallery Award 

-425 Magazine 


2022 Best Art Gallery

-Kirkland Lifestyle Magazine 

2022 Recognized WA Green Business



2022 The Best of 425 Art Gallery Award 

-425 Magazine 


2021 The Best of 425 Art Gallery Award 

-425 Magazine 


2020 Best Community Volunteer 

-Kirkland Reporter Best of Kirkland 


2020 The Best of 425 Art Gallery Award 

-425 Magazine 


2019 The Best of 425 Art Gallery Award 

-425 Magazine


2018 The Best of 425 Art Gallery Award 

-425 Magazine


2018 Appointed Board President 

-Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce 

2018-2020 Board of Directors

-VALA Arts 


2017 Merrily Dicks Arts & Culture Award

-Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce


2016 A. Duane Lund Member of the Year Award 

-Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce 

2015 Outstanding Volunteer Award 

-Kirkland Downtown Association 

2015-2018 Appointed Board Secretary

-Kirkland Downtown Association

2015-2018 Board of Directors

-Attain Housing

2015-2017 Board of Directors

-Kirkland Arts Center

2015-2022 Congressional Arts Judge

-First District 

2014-2022 Appointed Commission Chair 

-City of Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission

2014-2018 Arts Fair Founder/Curator

-Kirkland Summerfest

2014-2018 Appointed Guild Chair

-Lake WA Symphony Orchestra


2014 Mayor's CACHET Finalist 

-City of Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission


2013 Eastside Small Business

of the Year Finalist

-Eastside Business Awards



Envirostars WA Green Business

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Member Seattle Area Art Galleries 

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Offering Art Money

Art Money makes buying art easy and affordable. Payments are spread over 10 monthly installments. After paying a minimum 10% deposit, you take your artwork home to enjoy immediately and pay the remaining balance over the course of 9 months, interest-free.

With Art Money interest-free credit, an artwork that costs $5,000 is only $500 per month.

Art Money empowers people to buy art, supporting artists, galleries, and a sustainable creative economy.




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