“The Elephant Art Gallery is a blend of elephant art, and animal conservation that collectively makes an outstanding contribution to both the conscience and the imagination” Quotation from Inkless Magazine, February 2010.
Year 2000 - Founded
The original Elephant Art Gallery project was started in the year 2000 by Henry Quick, the managing director of HQ Group, a company that makes art paper and runs an art gallery in Chiang Mai. He began showing elephant paintings alongside paintings by humans at HQ Art Gallery in March 2000. This was the first commercial art gallery in Thailand to permanently display ‘real art’ by elephants, so it was quite an adventure.
In October 2000 HQ Art Gallery launched a website that offered both human and elephant paintings, with international shipping, thus opening up elephant art to the world for the very first time.
Global interest in elephant art and conservation grew and the project began to develop a momentum of its own.
Year 2006 - The Elephant Art Gallery Becomes its Own Entity with a Website
We created this new website … as an educational tool to promote elephant conservation and art.
Year 2012 - Sales and Distribution move to the United States
After six more years of steady growth, in 2012, all sales and distribution were moved from Thailand to the USA. This arrangement enabled us to better serve our customers and to promote the cause that we support, while also allowing our highly experienced elephant art production team in Thailand to concentrate on what they do best.
They manage the entire painting process from paint color mixing, the type of paper used, the choice of artist and supervision of the painting itself and then finally to the packaging and shipping. That’s an awesome depth of involvement and quality control that makes all the difference in the quality of the final product and sets us apart from the competition. The goal of the U.S. team is to ensure that elephant art is publicized, the art is appropriately shown, and the customer receives only the highest quality service.
Year 2017 - New Branding, New Markets
"After eighteen years of consistency…we are recognized as an authority on elephant art and conservation."
We want to tell the world about our elephants – the plight of Thai elephants in general – and about the remarkable achievements of the Thai Elephant Conservation Center in helping so greatly to conserve the lives of this wonderful mammal and the existence of the species.
Moving forward look for more selection of elephant art and other enhancements to our service offering that compliment the history and the future of this segment of the art community.
Make a Donation
Help us maintain and grow the the Thai Elephant Elephant Conservation Center. To make a wire transfer donation please contact us, firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will send you information about how you can contribute to their hospital and programs.
Joseph Drew, Owner / Curator - The Elephant Art Gallery - United States
Issaraporn Kaewthanasawad, Director - The Elephant Art Gallery - Thailand