Art Acquisitions Manager
Jamie Smith is a practicing artist, cultural events producer and arts educator. She has resided abroad in the last 3 years, teaching art and hosting events throughout the Middle East, Europe, South America, South East Asia. She returns to Vancouver with much knowledge and experience from her extensive travels. She holds degrees in Fine Arts from University of Victoria and Arts Education from University of British Columbia. Jamie has produced many arts related events since her return to the city and looks forward to continuing to service the local art sector in many facets.
Art Acquisitions Consultant
Elliat Albrecht is a curator, writer and arts educator with a BFA in Critical and Cultural Practices (Minor in Curatorial Studies) from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. Elliat’s steadfast passion and knowledge is evident in the way she connects community to art through thoughtfully constructed exhibitions, writing, and educational initiatives. Her penchant for client relationships and her connection to emerging and established artists provides a solid foundation for strategic collection development.
Graeme Berglund is an outstanding artist in Vancouver and Lynn and I are pleased to be clients. We have joined a growing roster of supporters. Not only does Graeme do important art but he has supported many other artists through his innovative event, The Cheaper Show. Vancouver is fortunate to have Graeme as a dynamic force in our artistic community.
Former Mayor of Vancouver
Working with Graeme, Jamie and Elliat was a very simple pleasure that started with trust and a clear understanding of tastes, textures, and understanding of light & space that we imagine for our collection. We intend for this relationship to be long-term and evolutionary, which Graeme’s lengthy background and knowledge supports, providing us with confidence.
CO-FOUNDER OF HOOTSUITE, QUIETLY, INVOKE
Founder of Hayo Magazine
For many collectors and collecting advisors art is about investment and status. For Graeme and his team, art is both a passion and a connector – they are interested in matching art to individual passions – they will support you in finding art that speaks of you as an individual – art that connects to your stories and your way of life. The best art to own is that which speaks to your core emotional being, and which brings more of that being out of you. And, in many cases Graeme and his team are able to forge a personal link between the buyer and the creator – an added bonus that brings meaning and a sense of contribution to specific individuals. Many art buyers can tell you what the market says you should buy; these guys tell you what will bring you joy and meaning.