Event: Thursday February 28 at 7:30pm
On February 28, 2013, the Artinista Art Advsiory, ArtSee and the Catalyst Projects will host a panel Discussion on the relationships between artists and collectors. Art and Acquisitions: Conversations with Artists and Their Collectors, will take place at Hamiltonian Gallery at 7:30 pm and feature some of DC’s top collectors and the artists that they admire. The panel will feature Philippa Hughes, collector and founder of the Pinkline Project, artist Cory Oberndorfer, collector and artist J.T. Kirkland, artist John M. Adams and collector Henry Thaggert.
The conversation of the panel will explore how they make their decisions in selecting art, why a particular artist may continue to be a part of their collection and their thoughts on the current DC art market. As artist it is important to understand how a collector responds to their work. The hosts of the panel hope to bring some insight in to how to approach and foster a collector, artist relationship. Each of the panelists has had extensive experience in these interactions and was chosen for their knowledge of both the DC and national art market. The range of panelists will also bring varying opinions on different levels of collecting and producing work. The collectors on the panel, Philippa Hughes, J.T. Kirkland and Henry Thaggert, each have an established art collection of local or national work. While Hughes and Kirkland have focused most of their collecting on the DC area, Thaggert will bring a broader perspective of collecting and where DC falls short in a desirable market. Cory Oberndorfer and John M. Adams were both brought on to the panel by their collectors, Hughes and Kirkland respectively, to explore their relationships and how they were able to find a home for their work through these two collectors and others.
The Artinista Art Advisory, ArtSee and Catalyst Projects worked together on bringing this distinguished panel together because they felt it was necessary to directly explore the DC market and hopefully give the community a sense of what is necessary to cultivate more of these interactions and transactions. “The DC area is rich with resources for art and artists. With this panel discussion we hope to foster a continuing dialogue between artists and the community around them,” says Gail Vollrath, Co-Founder Catalyst Projects. As three groups with very different missions, their goal is the same, cultivating the DC art scene and supporting local artists and collectors. This panel will hopefully reinforce those ideas and bring to light the necessary tools to nurture the relationship between artist and collector.
About Artinista Art Advisory
The Artinista Art Advisory is a savvy boutique, woman-owned, art consultancy specializing in providing services to individuals looking to build and maintain contemporary art collections and provide art solutions for commercial clients. The Artinista Art Advisory is the place “Where Savvy Collections Begins”. www.theartinista.com
ArtSee facilitates the promotion and increased exposure of art and artists through exhibitions, art event management and unique marketing opportunities. We offer a variety of services to assist our clients achieve their professional goals, strive to connect the art community as a whole and facilitate the promotion of art and artists through exhibitions, communications and art events. www.artseedc.com
About Catalyst Projects
Catalyst Project’s mission is to present the DC arts community to the world beyond the DMV. By presenting arts programming with a focus on exchange, we hope to cross-pollinate with arts communities outside of the DC metro area. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Catalyst-Projects/145025502316089?fref=ts
About Hamiltonian Gallery
Hamiltonian Gallery is a dynamic space in the heart of the growing Washington, DC contemporary arts district. The gallery focuses on innovative works by emerging and mid-career artists. www.hamiltoniangallery.com
Hamiltonian Gallery is located at 1353 U St NW