For more than sixteen years, Maria Napoles began her involvement in the world of visual arts. In 2004 her journey started as Executive Assistant next to Diego Costa Peuser, in Arte al Día International en Miami Magazine. In 2008 she was appointed in the position as Executive Director International Art Fair Arteamericas in Miami where she held this position until 2012. With all her accumulated knowledge and experience throughout the years of her close involvement in visual arts and her vast experience in sales she took it upon herself to seek out new emerging Latin American artists. She made a triumphant leap forward to fund her own company; Latin American Art Pavilion (LAAP) established in Miami back in 2013. Alongside with Latin American Art Pavilion, Maria Napoles has been able to develop a system of commissioned exhibitions with cultural institutions and participation in international fairs. This is the fruition of not only in the appreciation of the contemporary Latin American artists, but also has brought the attention of art collectors' starting private collection. María Napoles has also implemented advisory services for entrepreneurs interested in establishing themselves in the visual arts market in South Florida. Today, María Napoles serves as director of the Latin American Art Pavilion (LAAP).
Latin American Art Pavilion aims to be a platform for the artistic work of Latin America and the Caribbean. Which encourages, stimulates and establishes Latin American contemporary art of emerging and middle-career artists. Art that responds to a particular aesthetic and universal value to compete in the art market of the United States. In accumulation to serving as a needed reference to all new collectors and lovers of visual arts.