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Art Papers Salon

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016
5:30pm Reception
6:00pm Program

at Hathaway Contemporary Gallery
887 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta
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Investing in Art: Art Collecting and Legacy Planning Salon will address art as an asset class, with unique considerations for collectors and advisors. Our panelists will share their expertise and discuss various important aspects of the topic including:
  • The practice and process of collecting
  • How to improve one's market intelligence about pricing and art world trends
  • Legal and practical considerations around building, managing, and disposing of one's collection

Panelists include: Jane Jackson, Private Curator, Ramsay H. Slugg, Managing Director and a member of the National Wealth Planning Strategies Group at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, and Christopher E. Vroom, Founder and CEO of CollectorIQ, Moderated by: Evan Beard, National Art Services Executive, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Who Should Attend:
Established and emerging art collectors and those who advise them

ART PAPERS Salons are cross-disciplinary educational programs for professionals who often work outside of creative industries but whose personal interests or professional lives intersect with the arts.


Jane Jackson
Private Curator
In 1989, Ms. Jackson founded Jackson Fine Art, a gallery specializing in 20th century and contemporary photography. With her knowledge in the field, she quickly became an important voice in the international photography market. In the 1990s, she was featured in publications such as American Photo, Art & Auction, Art & Antiques, Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Business Week, Forbes, and Georgia Trend for her success in exhibiting and selling vintage

In 2003, she sold Jackson Fine Art to become the first Director of the Sir Elton John Photography Collection, a position she held until 2013. Recently, she interviewed Sir Elton John for the exhibition catalogue of The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John opening at the Tate Modern on November 10th.

Ms. Jackson served as curator for An Instinctive Eye: A Selection of Contemporary Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection at the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev in 2007 and advising curator for A Chorus of Light: Photographs from The Sir Elton John Collection for the High Museum of Art in Atlanta in 2000. She currently serves on the executive board for the High Museum of Art.

Ramsay H. Slugg
Managing Director and a member of the National Wealth Planning Strategies Group at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

In this role, Ramsay provides specialized tax and financial planning services to high and ultra high net worth clients in the areas of wealth preservation and legacy building, trust and estate planning, business succession, retirement and philanthropy.

Prior to that, Ramsay was the National Practice Director of Bank of America's Philanthropic Management group where he was involved in both client and internal strategic planning and product development for the bank's charitable practice. Since joining the Bank of America's Private Bank in 1993, Ramsay has held various consulting and advisory positions. Ramsey also practiced law for 15 years, primarily in the areas of tax, corporate and securities law.

Ramsay is the author of the Handbook of Practical Planning for Art Collectors and Their Advisors.

Christopher E. Vroom
CFA, Founder and CEO of CollectorIQ
Vroom is the founder of CollectorIQ, an online data, analytics and portfolio management platform that helps collectors, their advisors and other intermediaries oversee, analyze, value and trade fine art and other collectibles. Vroom also founded Art+Culture Projects, a publisher of high-quality, limited-edition prints and multiples which are produced with leading artists and curators from around the world.

Previously, Vroom founded and was Chairman of, the world's leading internet platform for the discovery and collection of contemporary art, sold to Phaidon Press in 2014. He was a Managing Director and Global Group Head for Internet Equity research at the Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group and ran the consumer group at Alex. Brown & Sons.

As a Patron of the arts, Vroom is the Founder of the New York-based non-profit Artadia, which for over 15 years has provided direct financial support and professional development opportunities to artists from all parts of the United States, including Atlanta. Vroom received his BA from The University of Chicago in Economics in 1987.

Moderator: Evan Beard
National Art Services Executive,
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Evan leads the bank's outreach to private and institutional art collectors, investors, and artists nationwide. An authority on art-related investing and financing, Evan directs the end-to-end provisions of services to clients in the art world, including trust structuring and estate planning services, art-secured lending, financing, and philanthropic services.

Prior to joining U.S. Trust, Evan was the U.S. Art and Finance leader for Deloitte Consulting, where he directed strategy and implementation to hedge funds, private banks, art-secured lending firms, and private clients. He began his tenure as a Strategy Manager in the Private Banking Group at Deloitte. Previously, Evan served as a U.S. Naval Intelligence Officer in Washington, D.C. and the Middle East, advising the Pentagon, NATO, and Joint Staff on bilateral intelligence-sharing agreements with Middle East allies.

This Salon sponsored in part by:
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

image above:
David Teniers the Younger, Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in his Gallery in Brussels, 1647-1651

ART PAPERS is an Atlanta-based contemporary arts nonprofit organization. Proceeds from the ART PAPERS Salon Series benefit our award-winning, bi-monthly culture magazine covering local and international artistic endeavor, our distinguished public and educational programming, and the hundreds of writers and artists we commission and collaborate with every year.

Questions? Contact:
Saskia Benjamin, Executive Director

tel 404.588.1837 x18

ART PAPERS is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs for the City of Atlanta. Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, Fulton County, GA. Funding and support has also been generously provided by AEC Trust, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the LUBO Fund.

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