This virtual program is part of the Collector Starter Pack series and requires registration. 901 Club levels with access to this program: Level 2+
Featuring speakers: Nicole Berry (Executive Director, The Armory Show), Laura Smith Sweeney (Principal, LSS Art Advisory), Pamela Hornik (Collector and ICA SF Board Member), Kathryn Widing (Vice President and Specialist, Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s)
Collectors and curators often get asked - where do you find art? In this panel we’ll break down the many different spaces to find artists and purchase their work, the pros and cons of each, and insider tips on how to get involved in the different collecting arenas.
Generous support for the Collector Starter Pack is provided by Christie’s.
Kathryn Widing is a Vice President, Specialist and Head of the Day Sale in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Department at Christie’s Auction House in New York. Mrs. Widing joined Christie’s in 2014 and is responsible for sourcing for and selling the department’s Day Sale of post-war and contemporary art in May and November, totaling $200 million per year. Mrs. Widing appraises unique works of art from 1945 to the present day for private clients, museums and corporations.
Laura Smith Sweeney founded LSS Art Advisory with a dedication to transparency, integrity and expertise in the global art market. Over the last decade, she has counseled a wide variety of collectors, helping her clients connect with art that has both aesthetic interest and financial value. Laura is a member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA), the only standard setting organization for the profession with an emphasis on ethical practice. Philanthropic support of the California arts community is an integral part of Laura’s ethos.
As Executive Director, Nicole Berry leads the development and strategic vision of The Armory Show, directly overseeing exhibitor relations and spearheading the fair’s VIP program. Previously, Nicole served as Deputy Director of Expo Chicago from 2011 to 2016, playing a prominent role in expanding the fair’s exhibitor list and collector base, both internationally and in the American Midwest. She has been active in the international art world as an art historian, art writer, curator, and art advisor for over a decade.
Pamela Hornik spends all day, every day, obsessing over art. Pamela is a Founding Member of the Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco, is a trustee of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and is an advisory board member of Time In Children’s Initiative in New York. Pamela is an avid collector of contemporary figurative art and believes firmly in the power of art to heal, empower, and make the world a better place.