ART ADVISORY SERVICES
An art advisor is a full-time, recognized professional engaged to help the new or established collector in every aspect of the formation and maintenance of an art collection.
First and foremost, the team of advisors will lend their professional assistance to help others make intelligent decisions about art acquisitions. Combining first-hand knowledge and over 50 years of combined experience in the art market, the advisors will offer individuals their expertise by way of intricate art research, well established connections with the art market in the U.S. and abroad, and personal connoisseurship.
For the New Collector •••
Professional expertise tailored to meet the individual’s specific needs and interests. Assessing their personal objectives and tastes to determine a personalized strategy for their art selections. The criteria for the selections of artworks is based upon the client’s aesthetic preferences, the determined budget, and the space available to accommodate the works of art.
For the Established Collector •••
Many people collect entirely on their own, seeking advice from dealers in their respective field of interest, and many enjoy success and great pleasure approaching collecting this way. A key benefit of choosing to work with the independent art advisor is the promise of the advisor’s objectivity in the advice and counsel which they offer to the client. A desired image or object should be approached with caution and deliberate consideration, particularly if the potential investment is substantial. Collectors of this stature can benefit from our market intelligence as an informed and trusted source.
Many serious art collectors are over-committed with their time and /or may desire client confidentiality; preferring to do business anonymously through our art advisory firm. Through our extensive networking and continuous travel to exhibitions and art world venues, our art advisory services would locate artworks on behalf of these clients in response to their specific requests.
In addition, specific artworks would be recommended to clients based on a prior knowledge of their collection or interests. Sources of artworks would include artist studios, galleries, museum exhibitions, private collections and auction houses. We may be engaged to physically inspect art works at auction or through private sales, as well as to bid for clients at auction.
For the Corporate Environment •••
Expansion and growth - it doesn't matter what part of the country you survey, new corporate art collections are being formed, existing collections are being added to, and new buildings are under construction. Corporate art collecting has become an established element in the art world. One of the most important trends that has emerged in recent years is the way in which a corporation's artwork has become an important part of the company's overall image. We understand the role of art in the workplace. We offer high standards and ethics, and years of professional experience placing artwork in some of the nation's leading corporate collections.
Resale of Artwork •••
When clients wish to resell works of art we will consult with them on market analysis and the best strategy to do so. We can act as the agent or administrator for the sale. Consultation may be for individual works or for an entire collection.
Jeannie Denholm has been in the art business for over 20 years and has an extensive background assisting corporations and private collectors with art acquisitions and curatorial services. She established an independent business offering art services 12 years ago, following 10 years experience as Gallery Director for galleries in Denver, Vail, Aspen, CO and Irvine, CA. Her educational background includes a bachelor’s degree (BA) in art history, graduate studies in art history at York University in Toronto, Canada, and a master’s degree(MA) in Museum Studies and Exhibition Design from California State University, Fullerton.
Additionally, Jeannie Denholm worked with The Broad Art Foundation (Santa Monica, CA) for over 9 years. It was through her work with The Broad Art Foundation that she became the corporate art curator for AIG-SunAmerica, Inc. and KBHome. In addition to administrating general collection management for these large collections, she continues to search out new artists and artwork for the collections. Jeannie has often been an invited guest speaker on the arts, she teaches Professional Studies for senior graduating students at the Laguna Beach College of Art and Design, and has been a guest curator for a number of gallery exhibits in California, Colorado, Santa Fe, NM, and Seattle, WA.