Twenty years at the helm of Valley Fine Art has positioned owner and curator Mia Valley at the forefront of Aspen’s distinguished art scene. An expert in building important collections for her clients, Valley pulls from her resources of fine paintings, photography, woodwork, sculpture, and even Native American pawn jewelry to cultivate a selection that reflects her clients’ aesthetic.
It takes a thorough understanding of fine photography to become one of the foremost experts in Edward Curtis’ Native American photography and ethnography. Mia Valley is the principal consultant/curator to many of the major private Edward Curtis collections, and in 2005, was called upon to conduct an identification and valuation of the Edward Curtis estate. Major museums, including Western Heritage in Oklahoma City, regard Mia Valley as a trusted advisor on Curtis’ oeuvre. As a welcome guest at Valley Fine Art, her clients have access to one of the largest Curtis collections in the country.
A long-respected dealer of works by notable artists both living and deceased, Valley and her downtown gallery are widely regarded as a cornerstone of the Western art world. Clients from across the globe seek Valley’s expertise when researching and purchasing important works. Her keen eye and finely trained understanding of quality, condition, and provenance enable her to build truly remarkable collections for her clients. Whether you are looking to add to your collection or simply learn more about western art, the kindness and comfort that Valley extends to every visitor of her gallery resonates with art lovers of all grades