Jessica Stafford Davis is the founder of The Agora Culture, a multi-cultural arts platform that connects artists with a diverse array of new and experienced collectors. Raised in Virginia, love of art is nothing new for Jessica. During her childhood and beyond, she had an admiration art, but access to both physical pieces and art education was more difficult to come by. Aside from the aesthetic appeal, her appreciation for artists cultivated as she learned just how nuanced the creation process can be.
While her professional career initially took her into jobs in the finance and business world, Jessica has always known her passion was art, and merging that love into a “job” was a top priority. Motivated, Jessica went back to school for art history as she prepared for the launch of her new business.
The Agora Culture launched in July, 2013 with a private reception in Mclean, Virginia for Mequitta Ahuja, a world-renowned mixed media artist. Subsequently, she co-curated her first exhibition, “Women as Color Light and Form”, with the Galerie Myrtis in Baltimore, Maryland. The exhibition was a part of Network Exhibition Sondheim awards for the 2013 Artscape festival, America’s largest free arts festival.
Jessica currently serves on the boards of the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) and the Advisory Council for George Mason University School of the Arts. Mrs. Stafford-Davis also is a member of ArtTable , an leadership organization for professional women in the visual arts.
At home, Jessica nurtures her most precious works of art, her two sons, Thurston and Triston.
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