Symposia-SiliconValley-2014
Bruce Helander
Celestine Johnson
Cristina Tcheyan
David Sleeman
Doug Menuez
Drew Bennett
Gregory Smith
Jennifer Biederbeck
Jeremy Stone, ASA
Josh Baer
Lisa Dolby Chadwick
Mary Pat Kohberger
Oren Slozberg
Sam Pugatch
Simon Hornby
Tom O’Connor
Vanessa Sigurdson
Wendi Norris
Berkley Asset Protection
Crozier Fine Arts
Deloitte
Dewitt Stern
eBay
Winston Art Group

Art Silicon Valley 2014

Building an art collection can be confusing and intimidating. Our experts will provide tips on how to build a collection like a pro, spotlights on artists to look out for and how to find meaning in art.

FRIDAY October 10

1:00pm
1:30pm

As I See It: A Perspective on Hunt Slonem’s Bunnies

Speaker(s): Bruce Helander

This session features a PowerPoint talk on Hunt Slonem’s new book, Bunnies, recently published by Glitterati Press.

Bruce Helander
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2:00pm
3:00pm

Adventures in Media – Collecting and Protecting Unusual Art

Speaker(s): David Sleeman, Gregory Smith, Sam Pugatch, Simon Hornby
Host(s): Dewitt Stern, Berkley Asset Protection, Winston Art Group, Crozier Fine Arts

Panelists will conduct an interactive discussion on past and present mediums used by fine artists and how they affect aspects of valuation, security, shipping, storage, restoration, climate controls, title and authenticity.

Dewitt Stern Berkley Asset Protection Winston Art Group Crozier Fine Arts
Gregory Smith Simon Hornby Sam Pugatch David Sleeman
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3:30pm
4:00pm

Sales and Use Taxes: How They Apply to Collectors and Dealers

Speaker(s): Mary Pat Kohberger
Host(s): Deloitte

US sales and use tax rules vary from state to state.  Currently 45 states and the District of Columbia impose some sort of sales or use tax with differing exemptions and procedures, with each state and at times cities having unique tax laws, factors such as origin, status of seller, intial delivery locations, storage and final destination of the artwork all play into the planning and compliance process.

Deloitte
Mary Pat Kohberger
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SATURDAY October 11

1:00pm
1:30pm

Artist Spotlight: Book Signing and Chat with Doug Menuez

Speaker(s): Doug Menuez
Host(s): Peter Fetterman Gallery

This session features a booking signing and conversation with Doug Menuez, a documentary photographer and author of Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000.

Peter Fetterman Gallery
Doug Menuez
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2:00pm
3:00pm

Building a Collection Like a Pro

Speaker(s): Jennifer Biederbeck, Josh Baer, Lisa Dolby Chadwick, Tom O’Connor
Host(s): eBay

Building an art collection can sometimes be confusing and intimidating.

eBay
Josh Baer Tom O’Connor Lisa Dolby Chadwick Jennifer Biederbeck
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SUNDAY October 12

1:00pm
1:45pm

Changing the Paradigm for Corporate Art

Speaker(s): Celestine Johnson, Cristina Tcheyan, Drew Bennett, Vanessa Sigurdson, Wendi Norris
Host(s): Facebook, Innovation Endeavors, Autodesk, Google, Wendi Norris Gallery

How do artist residencies, Curiosity Camps for entrepreneurs, and state-of-the-art maker studios contribute to companies and their creative capital, and what do the artists get in return? Are artists mere window-dressing for modern tech giants?

Facebook Innovation Endeavors Autodesk Google Wendi Norris Gallery
Vanessa Sigurdson Wendi Norris Drew Bennett Celestine Johnson Cristina Tcheyan
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3:00pm
3:30pm

Visual Thinking Strategies – Making Meaning in Art

Speaker(s): Oren Slozberg
Host(s): Commonweal

The presentation will be an opportunity to experience Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). VTS is used in educational institutions and fine art museums internationally. This method was developed in collaboration between the NY MoMA and Developmental Psychologist Abigail Housen. The VTS experience will engage viewers with visual art directly, developing their own meaning making abilities and observation skills.

Commonweal
Oren Slozberg
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