About Us

Leading Artists Gallery

Leading Artists Gallery is an international online art gallery established to provide artists an online art competition that will allow them to showcase their talent, to gain valuable exhibition opportunities and to advance professionally.  Each monthly competition is themed and open to emerging and professional artists.   Competitions will have a juror who exemplifies the special expertise for the theme.  The juror will provide a written or video statement about the exhibition and the winning art selections.  All Leading Artists whose image have been chosen for exhibitions will also have the opportunity to post an artist profile to include additional art and contact information for sales purposes.


MLS Gallery

Leading Artist Gallery is a division of MLS Gallery.  MLS Gallery was established [by Martha Lechner Spak] in 1997 to exhibit fine art, photography, and design themes for licensing.  MLS Gallery continues to expand in placing art in corporations, health care facilities, art education and public spaces. The mission in creating Leading Artists Online Gallery is to provide a platform for artists to broaden their art reach from small venues to the world wide exhibition stage.  Each juried competition and online exhibition adds to an artist’s experience and helps build their audience.  We see the need to showcase quality art by recognizing artists for their talented work,  and bridge the gap between artists and new art buyers, galleries, corporations, and public audiences.  Read more aboutMLSGallery.

Martha Lechner Spak is the Executive Director of MLSGallery and Leading Artists Gallery.  She is a fine art painter, photographer, instructor and juror.  Her work is exhibited nationally, and she has won numerous awards including an artists residency in 2010.  Her art can be found in corporate and private collections around the country, and her photography in health care facilities.  She is a on the faculty of the Yellow Barn Studio Gallery in the Washington, DC area and teaches still life oil painting.  Her paintings are sold in galleries and specialty boutiques along the east coast of the United States.  She serves as a curator at The Art Gallery in the DC area.  Ms. Spak also serves on the Women’s Board Committee at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Contact Us

For assistance with this website or submissions, please email gallerydirector@LeadingArtistsGallery.com.