Congratulations for taking the first step in learning about the world of art collecting!
Starting and maintaining an art collection can be one of the most exhilarating and rewarding experiences you undertake! Art is a great way to add beauty to your home or office or leave as a legacy for future generations.
Why Buy Art?
The advantages of collecting original artwork are many– from the aesthetic to possible financial return on investment if you purchase work from a future art superstar. You also have entry to an exciting world of gallery openings, artists, and opportunities to meet and network at exclusive art events with a variety of influential art patrons. But one of the most important roles as a patron of the visual arts is supporting emerging and mid-career artists who are actively contributing to our society’s visual history and culture.
Despite the advantages of starting a collection, it can also be overwhelming, time-consuming and intimidating trying to learn and navigate today’s complex “art world”. We can help!
Let us Help You Start or Maintain Your Art Collection
The Artinista Art Advisory offers art three programs that can meet your needs, whether you are a beginning to start a collection or you are at the point of maintaining your existing collection. Each program is custom made to fit your pocketbook as well!
The Protégé (The Beginner): Your primary focus is to learn more about visual art, develop an “eye” for good art, set collecting goals (including a budget) and explore art venues and artists that you can patronize. You will receive a personalized workbook that we will work through together focusing on your budget, goals, likes/dislikes, and guidelines for purchasing. We will also assist you in to displaying your emerging art collection that can make a great statement in your home. This program provides a fun and personalized program to turn your home into your own private gallery that reflects who you are and any investment goals you have.
The Artinista: Your primary focus is how to expand your collection for future benefits. That happens when we work together to identify your specific interests expand your options for your existing collection. We will explore options for increasing the financial benefits of your collection to include mid-career artists that are making a statement in the art world. You will be connected to a variety of art professionals to help you with everything from appraisal to using art for financial benefits. Because of the increasing size of your collection, you need to start documenting the collection for insurance and appraisal purposes. You also need a reliable framing service to provide the unique designs that you cannot find in commercial stores. This program provides a personalized program to expand and uplevel your collection and make a strong statement in your home.
The Connoisseur: This program is for collectors who are interested in a combination of both programs. A special interest here is focusing on promising emerging artists and maintenance of your existing collection.
NOTE: All programs above include a complimentary membership into the Artinista Art Collectors’ Circle. Read more about it here.
Virtually Yours: Like what you see but don’t live or work in our service area (Metro Washington, DC)? This program is for collectors outside of the DC metropolitan area who are interested in services and have access to Skype or video conferencing. Current services we can offer virtually include: Wall Couture services (see below), consultation how to start and expand your collection, and other portions of the Artinista and Connoisseur customized services by request.
A la Carte: Work with us to address your needs including the following services:
- Custom archival framing
- Wall Couture: A specialized program for individuals wishing to make their walls POP by rearranging their current artwork collection to make a memorable impression in the home.
- Art Referral Services: If you have specific needs outside of our services, we can refer you to professionals that can assist your needs.
- Art installation: Just moved into a new home or office, have a lot of art but need help with placement and installation? We can help you that too with our professional installation service.
- Personalized Art Soiree or Custom Art Fundraisers: Want an artfilled, fun and memorable event at home, the office or conference/retreat location? We can assist by providing artwork as a back drop to a reception, special event, or help set up an art auction for fundraising purposes. Contact us for specifics.
Not quite sure what your needs are?
Initial Art Consultations
The Artinista Art Advisory offers free telephone consultation with no obligation –to interview us and discuss your needs and interests. This a great way to learn if you want to pursue a program or service without a commitment. This interview is usually no more than a half hour.
Please call or email us to learn further information and pricing.