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For Art Collectors

Art collectors gain great pleasure from visual arts in that a curated and exquisite art collection can speak on a cognitive and conceptual level. Luckily, the Rocky Mountain West has a plethora of gorgeous resort towns fast becoming art-centric communities. Art collectors are not just investing in talent but also in the galleries, auction houses and consultants that support these artists.

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Design MattersJackson Hole, WY

Fine art galleries and art is an intrinsic part of the culture of Jackson Hole – “Art is Everywhere.” Artists and collectors are drawn to the majestic beauty and pristine wilderness of the neighboring Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

Jackson Hole has become one of the top destinations for art collectors – showcasing incredible work by both masters and emerging talent. You will be delighted to know that Jackson Hole has many reputable galleries that specialize in Western Art, landscape, wildlife imagery, and contemporary and modern art.

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Elevated LivingJackson Hole, WY

Kevin, the director of Jackson Hole Art Auction recommends hiring a knowledgeable art consultant to help collectors with their vision for acquiring, displaying, and handling fine art. Professional appraisers and collection advisors can be valuable resources on your art collecting journey; staying up to date with gallery openings.

They have relationships with many established galleries and auction houses nationwide and internationally. Most art collectors have busy lives, so hiring a consultant will take some of the pressure off and help to make the process fun.

“If a collector is interested, they can research the sale history of a certain artist…. Buy what you love! You will have joy in your home every day.”

Kevin Doyle
Jackson Hole Art Auction

Though Kevin agrees on the importance of consistent sales while investing in art, it need not be just one of financial gain but of emotional and psychological connection.

Kevin recommends hiring a knowledgeable art consultant to help collectors with their vision for acquiring, displaying, and handling fine art. Professional appraisers and collection advisors can be valuable resources on your art collecting journey; staying up to date with gallery openings.

They have relationships with many established galleries and auction houses nationwide and internationally. Most art collectors have busy lives, so hiring a consultant will take some of the pressure off and help to make the process fun.

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Vera Iconica ArchitectsJackson Hole, WY
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Coulior ConstructionJackson Hole, WY

Shari Brownfield, the owner of Shari Brownfield Fine Art, is a renowned private art advisor and appraiser based in Jackson Hole. Shari has a deep passion for Fine Art and represents many internationally-known Masters such as Paul Klee, Keith Herring and Josef Albers. Shari delineates her art advisor’s role below.

“I aim to support a client’s vision and help direct them to programming and artists that can help them fulfill that vision. When one collects art or hangs multiple artworks in their home, a story line naturally develops, so creating intelligent and cohesive connections is something that I find very exciting. Because of my approach toward a more holistic understanding of how a client wishes to live with and interact with their art, I can then go out and source incredible artworks from all over the world, bringing new and thoughtful voices to their collections.

One collector may approach collecting from a purely aesthetic point of view, whereas another may wish to focus on a particular genre, medium, or underrepresented group, or to build an art investment portfolio. Each project is unique – taking me from auction salesrooms to artist studios and working with galleries both locally and around the world, all with the goal of bringing immense beauty into a client’s world.”

Shari Brownfield
Shari Brownfield Fine Art

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Shari BrownfieldJackson Hole, WY

Local Jackson Hole artist Amy Ringholz, the owner of Ringholz Studio, adds her thoughts below.

When I paint a piece, I feel it’s not quite complete until it finds its way into an art collector’s home or office. Once the artwork has arrived in its perfect setting, it can become the room’s heart, soul, and personality. There is something almost magical about this process. The artwork is empowered once it adorns the walls of a loving collector.

Amy Ringholz
Ringholz Studios

Amy Ringholz highly recommends utilizing an art consultant to procure an art collection as a trusted resource and guide. Another excellent place for collectors to find art advisors is The Association of Professional Art Appraisers.

Lastly, check with your homeowner insurance provider to ensure proper coverage of your new fine art purchases. Working with a broker specializing in fine arts insurance would be wise as they have insights on coverage and restrictions. Jackson Hole is not only a wonderful place to live and work but a Rocky Mountain art mecca that is sure to delight art lovers and collectors alike.

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