About the Owner
Bryan Embry is the owner of Dallas Arts District’s first art gallery in over three decades. Born and raised in Dallas, Bryan Embry attended high school at Trinity Christian Academy which served as an exceptional introduction into fine art. Bryan studied under very accomplished artists and teachers, Chung Chu and Jonathan Millet, who upon Bryan’s graduation encouraged him to pursue his passion at Pratt Art Institute. Like many young artists, he made a decision to shelf his passion and follow a more traditional path. He went on to receive a degree in Information Technology Management from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN, during which time he worked for Fed-Ex. He eventually moved back to Dallas and began a career in finance with Merrill Lynch. At the time he did not foresee it, but his financial path would lead him back to his passion through a man by the name of Paul Adelson of Select Art Gallery. Two short meetings with Paul re-ignited Bryan’s life long passion for art and within three weeks after their second meeting Bryan had formed a new company specializing in artist representation and sales.
The young company evolved and progressed to include coordinating, promoting, and hosting several “gorilla shows” with the Dallas Independent Arts Community. Bryan was not only back to his Dallas roots, but also back to pursuing his passion of art. The friends and partnerships formed during these shows would lead Bryan to an opportunity for collaboration with the Fairmont Hotel on a new gallery space. From this union, The Ross Akard Gallery in The Fairmont Hotel broke ground December 1st, 2009. Both the gallery and Bryan harbor a strong affiliation to community through the support of local artists and charitable organizations including Big Thought and DCAC.
Ross Akard Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery. The gallery is dedicated to the promotion of local, national and international artists, providing original fine art to established and emerging collectors and catering to special events in support of organizations that foster social awareness and promote environmental issues through fine art.
The idea was to create an intimate space, in which an artist could present a single important work of art or a coherent body of work within a focused environment.
- DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT
- ART IN THE DISTRICT
- TRE AMICI PRIME STEAKHOUSE
- "THIS AIN'T NO FERINAND"
ART GALLERY OPENS IN THE FAIRMONT DALLAS, PROMOTING LOCAL TALENT AND A PHILANTHROPIC BUSINESS MODEL
ART IN THE DISTRICT SATELLITE FAIR TO SHOWCASE ART FROM DALLAS GALLERIES
TRE AMICI PRIME STEAKHOUSE AND SEAFOOD PRESENTS SAVOR THE ARTS, A DINNER TO SHOWCASE THE CULINARY AND VISUAL ARTS, BENEFITTING ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
Dallas, TX—September 21, 2010—Opening October 29, Ross Akard Gallery brings you This Ain’t No Ferdinand, a collaboration cementing the gallery’s reputation as a top space for contemporary art. Bryan Embry and Zach Saucedo, owners of Ross Akard Gallery, opened the Dallas Arts District’s first gallery in three decades in January 2010,