Sarah Foltz is an art historian and fine art appraiser, who joined the gallery in 2013 and assumed full ownership in 2018 upon William Reaves’ retirement. She completed her M.A. in Art History at Southern Methodist University where she focused her thesis research on contemporary Texas regional and Latin American art within Texas museum institutions in the 1950s; prior to this, she received her B.A. in Photojournalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Sarah is an accredited member of the Appraisers Association of America and her appraisals conform to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal practice. Her areas of specialization are photography and 19th and 20th century European and American fine art, with an emphasis on the arts of the Southwestern United States and Texas. Her background includes New York University’s Fine and Decorative Art Appraisal Studies program, as well as the Provenance Research Training Program in Zagreb, Croatia, which focused on restitution of Nazi era looted cultural property. Past internships and work experiences include the Dallas Museum of Art (curatorial internship), the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (research fellowship), the Austin Museum of Art and several prominent galleries in Dallas, Austin, and Houston. Additionally, Sarah has published articles in several art and historical publications, and given numerous lectures on various aspects of Texas Art History. Recently, she has taught courses at the Women’s Institute of Houston on “100 years of Texas Art,” “Modern and Contemporary Texas Art,” and “Exploring the Houston Art Galleries”, in addition to teaching a graduate seminar in Arts Leadership at the University of Houston, focusing on “Gallery and Museum Management.” Since returning to Houston in 2013, Sarah has been involved with numerous organizations, including CASETA (Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art), Menil Contemporaries, Contemporary Arts Museum Young Patrons (currently serving on the steering committee), Museum of Fine Arts Art Crowd, Stewards of the Wild (Young Professionals Group for Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation), and Pier & Beam (Young Professionals Group for Preservation Houston).
Mary Margaret Albritton earned her B.A. in Art History from the University of Oklahoma with a focus on early American Indian and Western Art. Her experiences interning with the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman, Oklahoma and RB Ravens Gallery in Taos, New Mexico while attending college, encouraged her to continue working in the arts post-graduation. Prior to her work with William Reaves|Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Mary Margaret acted as the Gallery Director at RB Ravens Gallery, one of the premier galleries in Taos, NM, followed by a Director role at Haven Gallery in Austin, TX. In 2014, Mary Margaret joined Reaves|Foltz as Associate Director and is currently the Director of Sales for the gallery.
Rachel Mauney completed her MA and BA in Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her MA thesis explores the material life of a Late Gothic Passion Tapestry, and considers the role of prints in constructing the tapestry’s visual program. As an undergraduate Rachel was named a Robinson Honors Fellow at UNC, allowing her to perform independent archival research in France and Germany. Throughout Rachel’s graduate tenure at UNC she acted as a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the Ackland Art Museum, and served as an assistant for the Hanes Visiting Artists Series. Rachel also held an internship in Docent Education at the North Carolina Museum of Art.