Welcome, art lovers!

This site is for you. My hope is that together we can learn from each other and
grow as collectors as we grow our collections.

Art collecting can be intimidating.
The UNPATRONIZING community is here to help democratize the process.

 Photo by Catherine Barrett

Photo by Catherine Barrett

 Photo by  Anna Gryskevich
 Photo by Catherine Barrett

Photo by Catherine Barrett

This UNPATRONIZING community welcomes art collectors and aspiring art collectors in different stages of life, at different income levels, and of course, with different aesthetics. We invite you to share why and how you make art patronage a priority for yourself and your families.

We'll also hear from industry experts (of the UNPATRONIZING variety, of course) who understand that you don't need to drop tens of thousand of dollars to get great original art. They will help illuminate some of the more daunting elements of pricing, purchasing, framing, and hanging art.

Of course, there's no single "right" way to collect art. What makes sense for one person certainly won't make sense for everyone, and you're bound to find some conflicting advice and opinions that don't work for you.  I just ask that you come into the community with an open mind and UNPATRONIZING attitude and that you treat everyone here with respect.