The Mahler is a fine art gallery located in downtown Raleigh in the historic renovated Mahler Building. The Mahler is a dynamic venue dedicated to significant art of our time, committed to offering the best in regional and national fine art by emerging and established artists.

The Mahler is a full-service gallery featuring abstract and representational artwork in all visual disciplines focusing on the needs of collectors at any level of experience. We provide art consulting (residential and corporate), art appraisals, private resales, and lectures and informational events on contemporary artists, art collecting, and the art market.


Rory Parnell, Owner

Rory has owned galleries in downtown Raleigh for over 25 years. She has vast connections and relationships with artists across the country. She works with residential and corporate clients and oversees exhibition and corporate installations. Rory serves on the Board of the Visual Art Exchange and on the City of Raleigh Public Art Board. She is the recipient of the 2008 Raleigh Medal of Arts award. Rory and her husband, Jerry, spend their free time at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia, where they enjoy grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Shawn Brewster, Associate Director & Curator 

Shawn Brewster has had a working relationship with the gallery for over 25 years, placing private and corporate art acquisitions. “It’s a privilege and an exciting process to assist collectors in acquiring art to enrich their work and living spaces. There is a great satisfaction in connecting the beautiful artwork of creative, talented artists with a collector who will appreciate and be inspired by such art for a lifetime.”

Jillian Ohl, Gallery Manager & Event Coordinator 

Jillian Ohl joined the gallery in 2014 shortly after graduating from NC State University’s College of Design with a Bachelors in Art + Design. Jillian has been an active member of the Raleigh arts community for several years and volunteers with several organizations and non-profits. She strongly believes in the healing and therapeutic qualities of art and sharing it with others. When not at the gallery, Jillian is busy creating her own artwork and enjoying life in Raleigh.