owner/creative director

Sonya Pfeiffer is a longtime supporter of the arts, with a passion for learning about artists and their diverse approaches to art-making and interpreting the world around us.  A former television journalist who is now a practicing civil rights and criminal defense attorney, Sonya has long considered the written word and visual art personal passions.  She has written and produced documentaries, including the award-winning short “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Social Justice.”  She also regularly writes for a variety of local publications in Charlotte, and frequently puts her visual skills to work for legal clients by creating films that document their lives and personal struggles.


Sonya is honored to carry on the fine work that Larry Elder established at his gallery. She is committed to representing artists who create challenging, thought-driven work that addresses relevant issues in our global society, and to bringing meaningful programming and collaborative opportunities for community engagement to Charlotte. Feel free to connect:


marketing/special events coordinator

Maddison Sumner posing for the leadership photo shoot.

Madison Sumner brings thoughtful creativity and an artist’s eye to social media and print promotions for the gallery. A Charlotte native, Madison is a skilled graphic designer and photographer who has worked on advertising campaigns for several Charlotte businesses. She photographs artwork, public and private events, and designs exhibition publicity. Madison is actively engaged in the arts community, and assists in the development of community relationships and collaboration with fellow art organizations.


Madison also serves as Director of Social Media and Marketing for the Charlotte Millennial Art Program (CLTMAP). The CLTMAP is housed within Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art and offers educational and networking opportunities for millennials. In addition to her marketing roles, Madison serves as the special events coordinator and is the main point of contact for event planners.