The Professional Committee of Art Galleries ensures for its members, gallery owners of the first or second market, from antique dealers to contemporary art galleries, a union role of information, advice and defense of common interests with the competent authorities. It promotes the central role of galleries in the artistic and cultural environment by relying on their specificities, their expertise, their work to promote artists or artistic trends. The Committee thus maintains long-term relationships with all private and public actors in the art world.
Since 1947, the Professional Committee of Art Galleries has represented galleries in France and defended their interests with politicians, institutional representatives and administrative authorities. It takes part in the elaboration of art market regulations and contributes to cultural policies that promote the development of the entire sector. The Committee informs and advises its 290 member galleries on the specificities of their status, their duties and obligations, and assists them in technical matters. For several years, the Professional Committee of Art Galleries has been involved in major cultural events in order to build a better visibility of art galleries, true partners of artistic creation. It also works to develop the French art scene internationally.
The Co-Executive Directors provide leadership to the Professional Committee of Art Galleries. Appointed by democratic elections held every three years at the CPGA’s General Assembly, the Board of Directors is composed of a President, two Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer and advisors who work for the interests of the profession.
Co-Executive Director, Public Relations and Events
Co-Executive Director, Legal and Tax Officer
Gaëlle de Saint-Pierre
The current Board of Directors was elected on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 for a 3-year term.
Marion Papillon (Papillon Gallery)
Benoit Sapiro (Le Minotaure) et Isabelle Alfonsi (Marcelle Alix)
Philippe Charpentier (mor charpentier)
Anne-Sarah Bénichou (galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou), Thomas Bernard (Galerie Thomas Bernard Cortex Athletico), Florence Bonnefous (Air de Paris), Magda Danysz, Bernard Dulon, Catherine Issert, Philippe Joppin (High Art), Antoine Laurentin, Michel Rein
Georges-Philippe Vallois (2011-2019)
Patrick Bongers (2004-2010)
Anne Lahumière (1993 -2003)
Michel Dauberville (1984-1992)
Honorary Vice Presidents
Jean-Pierre Arnoux (2011-2017)
Daniel Gervis (1984-1992)
Denise Majorel (1984-1992)