Zuva Gallery during their open house
Zuva Gallery during their open house


ZUVA gallery was founded and previously owned by Tom and Mary Kay Obert. During a trip to Zimbabwe in the early 1990s, the couple fell in love with the sculpture and decided to open a gallery back home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Over the following 25 years, the couple grew ZUVA gallery into an award-winning destination for art from Africa, staged regular exhibitions with Zimbabwe’s top sculptors, and placed works in prominent private and public collections like that of Muhammad Ali and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Tom and Peter with Zuva Gallery's Sculpture


The Oberts recently retired and sold ZUVA gallery to Zimbabwean-born entrepreneur Peter Kadada who greatly shares Tom and Mary Kay’s commitment to Africa, family and giving. Peter holds a degree in business administration and has owned and operated several successful companies in Zimbabwe. Peter’s wealth of local expertise in Zimbabwe has been welcomed by our artists and existing client base. He is married to Arizona-born Colleen Kadada and the couple have a young son named Cooper. Together, they are committed to building on the ZUVA gallery legacy.