A Women-Owned and Operated Virtual Art Gallery
LLC is owned and operated by a team of dedicated women based in
San Francisco, California. We offer consumers the largest online
selection of fine arts and crafts created by women.
mission is to create a renaissance for women artists-to open the doors
to full economic participation and professional acknowledgement
both in the art world and in society at large.
We believe that
the time is now for women artists, many of whom have traditionally
confronted a "gallery gap." Less than 1% of traditional gallery
space feature women artists (Guerrilla Girls West).
closes the gallery gap by providing women artists affordable and
easy access to art buyers, enthusiasts, and savvy shoppers. Our
staff is inspired each day by the vision and determination of
the artists we serve. Our goal is to share that inspiration with
the public by making the work of these fine artists available
for all to enjoy.
leadership team, profiled below, represents a broad spectrum of
professional business and artistic experience.
Rosales, Founder and President
came about when Ces was brainstorming with an artist friend to
find a way to showcase artistic works of women that do not have
the means to do so in the traditional art world. The concept of
the world wide web became extremely attractive. It is a place
where women's art can be presented, be seen and be appreciated
around the world at a very affordable cost. It is the gallery
with no walls.
While it allows women artists the space to put
on their exhibit, it likewise allows aficionados of women's art
access to these artworks that are not easily seen or readily available
brings a wealth of experience in starting up and building a business
from the gound up. She is the founder of ZesTop, a graphics design
firm based in San Francisco. Currently a partner and CEO, Ces
started ZesTop in 1988 as a one-woman operation and built it to
a fluctuating 5 to 11-people operation by the present time.
She earned a BA in Mass Communication, journalism major from the
University of the Philippines and studied computers and computer
programming in Vancouver, British Columbia. As President of WomensArt.com,
Ces oversees marketing and public relations. In addition, Ces
jointly manages business development and strategic partnerships
with the Chief Executive Officer, and technical development with
the VP of Creative Development.
Lachance, co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer, Claire Lachance oversees corporate administration,
finance, and operations. She and Ces Rosales, President, jointly
manage business development and strategic partnerships. Claire
is a well-known financial advisor and business consultant in the
San Francisco Bay Area.
Her firm, Lachance & Associates, is dedicated
to the economic empowerment of women-providing the tools and resources
necessary for women to maximize their finances and develop new
business ventures. In addition, Claire has provided marketing
and strategic business consulting to several non-profits and women-owned
start-ups. Claire held management positions in operations, marketing,
and finance at Pacific Bell, Mercer Management Consulting, and
She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA, magna
cum laude, from Tufts University. For the past three years, Claire
has served as President of the Board for San Francisco Women's
Centers, Inc. (a.k.a., The Women's Building), which recently underwent
a $6 million renovation and retrofit project.
Liroff, co-Founder & Vice President of Creative Development
Liroff is responsible for artist relations and creative content
development for the website. Susan has been a graphic designer
for twenty years. Her roots are in fine arts, having attended
the Art Students League in New York City, as well as the Boston
University School of Fine and Applied Arts.
Susan was a co-founder and the first executive director of the
Women's Cancer Resource Center in Berkeley California. In her
five years as Executive Director, the WCRC budget grew to $300,000.
She now serves on its Board of Directors. Her management experience
also includes two years as Production Manager at IA Corporation,
now known as Alysis Technologies. Susan is a Black Belt in Jujitsu
and is one of five instructors at Laurel Jujitsu, a women's martial
arts and self defense school that has been in operation since
1974. She brings a driving work ethic and an infectious passion
to her vision of organizing and empowering women to reach their
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2338 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114