Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, with a transformational move to Brooklyn, New York at 11 years old, Tanya Weddemire became a passionate and accomplished Luxury Retail Executive. With a unique art background and possessing strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills Tanya has a proven track record for driving results. Over the years, she has been dedicated to building and retaining a dynamic diverse team with exceptional developmental skills.
At the age of 18, after graduating from High School, she started her career path in New York City. While working in the fashion industry for the designer Mary McFadden Couture, Tanya and Murphy Lewis first met, this is also where she developed her sense of style, a strong passion for art and her love for wearing all black. At age 21, she became their youngest Account Executive traveling with 6 trunks of couture gowns on 747 Jets across the country. Tanya excelled while supporting accounts such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.
Just after this foray into fashion, Tanya supported Murphy Lewis for the launch of The Global Voice Foundation in its original inception.
She relocated to Philadelphia to raise her two children and enrolled at Philadelphia University, majoring in Graphic Design. Tanya earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree shortly thereafter and was placed on the Dean’s List for her body of designs.
As an Interior Designer, Tanya worked for Pottery Barn, a subsidiary of Williams Sonoma, where for the next five years, each year, she would write over $1.5MIL in business. Curating the most eclectic spaces for her clients was definitely her true passion. Shortly after that she was recruited by Natuzzi Italia to relaunch their northeast stores and overseeing interior design projects with a budget of $5 million dollars.
Ethan Allen Global recruited Tanya to oversee their New Jersey District. She coached her team into success through her strong business thinking paired with intentional interior design. These efforts enabled them to be profitable throughout the pandemic with no adverse effects.
From her love of everything art Tanya has just initiated the Tanya Weddemire Gallery a nonprofit 501c3, where she'll be representing—at first through private parties, pop up, restaurants, and other gallery partnership – emerging artists.
Tanya is a dynamic and charismatic leader. She holds a strong passion for art, fashion and interior design. With her multidisciplinary design background, along with her business developmental skill set Tanya makes it a duty to show up by being present and always having an open mind.
Tatianna Mack is a blogger and aspiring curator. Tatianna founded her blog “The Art of Tati” (@theeartoftati) in 2019.
The Art of Tati was created to promote diversity in art spaces through representation. Tatianna’s love for art started at a young age. She went on a class trip to The Met and that’s where her love for art began.
Tatianna is very passionate about diversity and inclusion within the art world. Tatianna believes in creating safe spaces for people to be seen and heard. She believes that if you can see it, you can be it. She has hosted meetups with “Black Girls in Art Spaces” as well as her own. Tatianna has moderated artist talks and helped curate events.
In addition to being a lover of the arts, she is also a lover of fashion. She believes that art and fashion go hand and hand. You can catch her at a gallery or museum-looking fly! Tatianna’s ultimate goal is to open up her gallery.
Daijia is a 2023 college graduate of Marist College where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Theatre. These two disciplines along with other forms of artistic expression have influenced her love of storytelling and how she presents herself in the world.
After Covid-19 Daijia was committed to investing in her passions and honoring the opportunities that came with it. She was excited to further explore her interests in visual merchandising, community organizing, hair styling, graphic design, and gallery curation.
Daijia realized all her passions fell under the same category which is, being of service creatively, as this is her mission in any role she takes on. Her work ethic and attentiveness led her to be the President of the Black Student Union at Marist; Found, and Host “The Flea” which is an annual outdoor market that promotes and celebrates BIPOC business owners; and curate a fashion gallery exhibition that centers Black women being a muse not only in fashion but in life.
When Daijia reflects on her experiences, she is grateful to have worked with and been inspired by wonderful designers and companies such as CB2, Marrisa Wilson, and LaQuan Smith. She appreciates all those who have poured life into her and trusted in her leadership.
Daijia has always desired to work alongside people who are passionate about the work they produce and she is glad to have found wonderful people like that at the Tanya Weddemire Gallery.
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