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About NYB Gallery

Owner Nayoung Buchan shares in her own words, the beauty of this gallery

Article by Bree O'Brien

Photography by Courtesy of Nayoung Buchan

Originally published in Kirkland Lifestyle

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I spend most of my adult life on a few different continents, in many different cities and countries for over three decades. I majored in classical music and studied fashion and worked in the design and build industry before moving to fine art. I have three rescued street cats from Mumbai, India

What inspired you to open an art gallery?

When I was in the design and build industry (in the US called architecture/engineering) I was very convinced that less cosmetic detail in interior design would be much more impactful rather than combining good artwork and characterizing the landmark of the property both public and residential. Of course, I have been a big art lover ever since.

All the experiences of living in many different cultures, I thought it would be good to introduce to our beautiful community what current in terms of international contemporary fine art balanced with nice local and American artists' work.

How did you decide to open the gallery in its current space? 

I was very lucky to find it here in Carillon point where I live very close by.  I took the space from the previous tenant that was retiring after 30 + years, good karma I believe.

What is on the calendar for your gallery for 2023? 

We are continuing the great American painter, Bette Ridgeway till early 2023 and another local/international artist's solo exhibition, followed by an Italian photographer.

Toward the end of the year, we’ll feature a well-known pop artist from Asia.

What do you enjoy most about owning an art gallery? 

When my collector came back and told me how much they're getting emotional value from day-to-day moments with the piece they acquired. Also, they have become a great art critic of the pieces and the artists and I learn frequently from them.

Also, introducing international contemporary fine art from different parts of the world to our community since this greater Seattle and Eastside area is becoming very metropolitan. It is very important that our young generation gets to experience something different, which is why NYB gallery has the annual children's exhibition that they can also participate in.

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