Thursday, February 25, 2016
7:00 pm


Demystifying The Art Market: A Panel Discussion

The Art Collectors Forum is an initiative to facilitate conversation and connection between collectors or potential collectors, and art professionals to share knowledge and insights into the best practices of buying, selling, and owning art. We define art collectors as anyone who owns art or is interested in owning art. All are welcome to attend.

This inaugural panel discussion will give you advice and perspectives from local experts and will help you understand what to look for, as well as what to avoid, when purchasing art. You will also learn some tips on how to care for the art that you own, or plan to own.

The professionals involved with the Art Collectors Forum have donated their time and expertise so that all proceeds from events benefit The Rye Art Center.

$15 General / $10 Members


Kenise Barnes, Kenise Barnes Fine Art Gallery
Kenise Barnes Fine Art Consulting, Inc. was established in 1994 and has grown steadily over two decades, the gallery occupies 2,300 square feet of street-level space in Larchmont, NY. Barnes and her staff organize ten concept-driven and solo exhibitions each year at the gallery as well as curating exhibitions for museums and public spaces. In addition to the gallery program and curatorial work, Barnes is an art consultant and works with private collectors, art consultants, and corporations such as New York University/Langone Medical Center, Montefiore Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Bank of America, CitiBank, and Alliance Bernstein, to build enduring art collections. With more than 20 years’ experience in the arts, Kenise is a frequent speaker, juror, and art advisor. Kenise Barnes has earned degrees in Fine Art and in Woman’s Studies. She gained early experience as the Specialist in Charge of Contemporary Art at Christie’s East, NYC.

Gretchen Kaye-Crowley, Art Advisor
Gretchen graduated from Wheaton College with a major in Art History and has been involved with the art world ever since. She worked at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC, the historic former residence of Ambassador and Mrs. Bliss that serves as a research library and museum for the Bliss’ Byzantine and Pre-Columbian collections. Gretchen also held positions at a number of New York art institutions including: Sotheby’s Fine Art Auction House, RC Erpf Gallery, Christine Burgen Gallery, and Reader’s Digest. For over twenty years Gretchen has helped both individuals and corporations create art collections, with a focus on Contemporary Art.

Richard Lloyd, International Department Head, Prints & Multiples, Christie’s
With over 15 years’ experience in the auction business, Richard is closely involved in securing high-value consignments for sales, both in London and New York; the valuation of estates and collections; and the organization of private treaty sales. His specialty includes early European printmaking, masters of French nineteenth-century lithography, the age of the decorative print 1750-1850, and the major British and European printmakers of the twentieth century.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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The Rye Arts Center
51 Milton Road
Rye, New York 10580
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Times: 7:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

$15 - General
$10 - Members

Presenter: The Rye Arts Center
Presenter Phone: (914) 967-0700
Presenter Website:

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