“How To Start an Art Collection” Event on Wednesday, September 6th in Fairfield CT
Fairfield, CT – The art world is often described as sexy and sophisticated, but it is also opaque, and starting an art collection can seem daunting and intimidating. Many people wish to start their own collections, but often don’t know where to start. Now three organizations are joining together to help provide the answers.
On Wednesday, September 6th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, would-be collectors (as well as experienced collectors and interior designers) are invited to the Elisa Contemporary Art Salon on 353 S. Pine Creek Road in Fairfield to learn about how to start collecting art. Wine and cheese will be served as guests browse art and then get to listen to Lisa Cooper, founder of Elisa Contemporary Art, and Beth Harrington, senior vice president of Chilton & Chadwick.
The evening is being presented by Elisa Contemporary Art, What Women Want and Chilton & Chadwick. Diane James Home, Floral Couture, is a sponsor.
“A lot of people think they need a lot of money in order to start a really beautiful art collection,” said Lisa Cooper, owner, Elisa Contemporary Art. “But that isn’t the case. You don’t need one million dollars. It can often start with just a few hundred. The most important element is finding art you love!”
The evening was inspired by requests from members of What Women Want – a National women’s networking group whose Fairfield chapter offers informative seminars up from Greenwich to Fairfield.
“So many of our members are smart, savvy, successful women in their own rights, but even they are sometimes intimidated by starting a collection,” said Christine Finch Oleynick, the head of the Fairfield Chapter of What Women Want. “I think what people will learn on September 6 is that starting a collection is easier than you think, and I can’t wait for everyone to learn from Lisa and Beth.”
The art market can be divided in to what are called the primary market and the secondary market. The primary market focuses on living artists, from emerging through late career.
Beth Harrington, an art dealer on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for 37 years and now the senior vice president of Chilton & Chadwick, based in Greenwich, will speak to the secondary market – or works which are being resold at galleries or auctions.
“If you are going to create a collection, you’re probably going to have both inexpensive as well as expensive pieces. Buying in the secondary market has a whole set of different rules than the primary market, and guests will get a real sense of what to look out for and how to protect themselves,” said Harrington.
The event is open to the public, but reservations are required as there is limited space. To RSVP, e-mail Christine@ChiltonAndChadwick.com or Lisa@ElisaArt.com by September 1.
What: “How to Start an Art Collection”
When: Wednesday, September 6th 6:00-8:00pm (raindate: September 7th)
Where: Elisa Contemporary Art Salon, 353 S. Pine Creek Road, Fairfield, CT
RSVP Required by September 1 to: Christine@ChiltonAndChadwick.com or Lisa@ElisaArt.com
Parking Available on: Blake Drive, Flax Road and Patrick Drive
About the Presenting Companies:
Chilton & Chadwick
Chilton & Chadwick is a full service global real estate brokerage and concierge company. Our global connections, insight and hyper-strategic marketing among the most important strengths we can offer our clients in selling or acquiring real estate.
In addition to real estate brokerage, we also offer concierge services including art acquisition and advising, jewelry acquisition, private jet and yacht chartering, household staffing, interior design and travel and lifestyle assistance.
From purchasing your new home, to organizing your jet to Turks and Caicos, to enjoying your own private chartered yacht, we can help you every step of the way to make your experience a pleasurable one.
What Women Want
What Women Want® (formerly "Over 40 Females"), a nationally acclaimed Live and Online Women’s Networking Community that provides resources to better women's lives both professionally and personally was founded in January 2010 to give women a platform to be heard and a haven to network, collaborate and support each other. We call it "Lifestyle Networking!"
What Women Want is continuously recognized in the press and has been featured many times across the country on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, News 12 and WPIX as well as reputable editorials such as the Huffington Post, Westport, Bella NYC Magazine, Beautifully Inspired Women, W2W, Stamford, Global Vision, and Milieu magazines, Daily News and NY Post newspapers and endless other magazines, newspapers, books and high-profile blogs.
Women from all over the world flock to What Women Want as a trusted resource and connection for guidance and inspiration. The company stands strongly behinds its founding motto: "Connect, Encourage and Inspire." Founded by a Woman. Led by Women. Built by Women.
Elisa Contemporary Art
Elisa Contemporary Art represents a portfolio of emerging through mid-career contemporary artists. Founded in 2007 by Lisa Cooper, Elisa Contemporary Art is dedicated to promoting the appreciation and collection of art as a way to enrich and heal our lives, our communities, and the world. The Riverdale NY Gallery opened in 2008. The Art Salon in Fairfield CT opened in May 2017.
Elisa Contemporary Art has participated in international art fairs in New York, Miami and the Hamptons. We have curated over 15 art exhibits in public and private spaces in the Tri-State area.
We also believe in the power of giving back, and donate a portion of gallery sales to philanthropic organizations that help children and families within underserved communities heal and grow through their experience with art. We support Free Arts NYC, and The Art Therapy Project.
Elisa Contemporary Art has been featured in a number of publications including Ocean Home Magazine, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, New York Spaces and The New York Times.
For additional information, visit us at www.ElisaContemporaryArt.com
Contact: Lisa Cooper, Lisa@ElisaArt.com, 212.729.4974