Salvador Reanda, the painter of La Ultima Cena (The Last Supper), which hangs above the altar in the Gloria Dei sanctuary, and the owner of the Galeria Expresiones in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, continues to make the gallery’s paintings available for sale and shipment to the U.S.
The Guatemalan economy, particularly around Lake Atitlan, has suffered badly from the loss of tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shops in Santiago Atitlan have been especially hard-hit. At this time a year ago, Mr. Reanda had sold only one painting since the start of the pandemic. In the past year, his only sales have been to Gloria Dei members and friends who have purchased works through the online catalog linked below.
The oil-on-canvas works sold by Galeria Expresiones reflect the faces, culture, and lives of the people of the Guatemalan highlands, people who have warmly welcomed Gloria Dei members into their midst for over 20 years. Mr. Reanda has recently made eleven new paintings available. They are numbered 57-67 in the catalog.
See the available paintings and ordering instructions in our online catalog. Order by the number above the title. Follow the ordering and payment procedure below to make your purchase. Prices include DHL shipping to an address in the U.S.
Ordering and Payment Procedure:
- Arrange payment, in the amount shown in the catalog, for the painting you wish to purchase, via Western Union (either online or at a local Western Union mailing office). Payment should be made to Salvador Reanda Quiejú, Satiago Atitlán, Sololá, Guatemala. If the Western Union system requires you to provide a street address, enter Galeria Expresiones. You will be able to pay Western Union by credit or debit card.
- Western Union will provide you a payment code. Send an email to Galería Expresiones that includes the payment code, the number and title of the painting you wish to purchase, your name, your complete mailing address and your telephone number.
- Galería Expresiones will use the code to claim your payment, then prepare your painting for shipment and send you the DHL tracking code. You should receive your painting within 4-5 business days of shipment.
- Galería Expresiones, or painter/gallery owner Salvador Reanda, may communicate with you in Spanish. If you need assistance with translation, email Claire Hoyum.