Beginning To Collect

Collectors On Collecting

Wednesday, October 01
7:00pm to 8:00pm
SOMA - San Francisco
Traditional Salon

    Art collecting can be a daunting pursuit.  It’s time to demystify the process.  In this series, collectors share their art buying experiences.  Whether you are looking to grow your collection or simply get started, this is an opportunity to engage with an informed community who will answer your questions about becoming a proficient art collector.

    In “Beginning to Collect,” art advisor and former gallerist Courtney Colman invites you into her home to hear personal anecdotes from local collectors and art world professionals.  Aspiring connoisseurs will benefit greatly from this introductory session.   You can expect to hear stories about favorite acquisitions, memorable obstacles, and missed opportunities.  In addition, we will address topics such as:

                -Where should I be looking at art?

                -How do I develop my taste?

                -What trends are happening in art right now, and should I pay attention?

                -What is the buying process like, and what questions should I be asking?

                -What do I need to know in terms of caring for my art?

    Regardless of your collecting experience, you will find Collectors on Collecting to be an engaging and inspiring behind-the-scenes conversation.  You’re already knowledgeable about food, wine, and tech.  It’s time to get passionate about art. 

    About the artist

    Participating Collectors

    Charlie Adamski
    Specialist, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie's

    Charlie Adamski joined Christie's New York in 2006.  During her tenure in NY, she held positions in various departments including Interiors, American Furniture, and Impressionist & Modern Art.  In the fall of 2012, she relocated to the Bay Area where she continues to work as a Specialist for the Post-War and Contemporary Art department interacting with buyers and sellers for both auction and private sale transactions.  She particularly enjoys working with new collectors.  Ms. Adamski holds a B.A. from Georgetown University with a double major in Art History and German. 

    Nicole Archibeque
    Program Director, RH Contemporary Art

    Nicole Archibeque has been the Program Director of RH Contemporary Art since 2012 after working at John Berggruen Gallery.  Prior to moving to San Francisco, she was Director at Honor Fraser and previously Director at Kantor/Feuer in Los Angeles. Through these various positions, she worked with such artists as Rosson Crow, Robert Bechtle, Kenny Scharf, Phoebe Washburn and KAWS.  Ms. Archibeque holds degrees in Art History and Biological Anthropology from UCLA.

    Joey Piziali
    Artist | Gallery Director, Romer Young

    Joey Piziali has been an active member of the San Francisco arts community for more than 10 years as an artist, curator, educator, and director and founder of   Romer Young Gallery.  Mr. Piziali received his MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute.  He has had solo and group exhibitions at Halsey McKay Gallery (Hamptons, NY), Present Co. (Brooklyn, NY), Bronx River Art Center (NYC), Steven Wolf Fine Art (San Francisco, CA), amongst other international venues.  He is represented by Halsey McKay Gallery in New York and Collectors and Contemporary in Singapore.

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    Previously, the Exhibitions Coordinator for Mixed Greens gallery, NYC. Now, a recent SF transplant with one goal in mind: To inspire a passion for art collecting, with a focus on emerging art.
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