Speaker(s): Aimee Pflieger, James Cavello, Barbara J. Bloemink, Cheryl Sokolow

Eclectic Collecting – Exploring Contemporary Art Forms


Exploring various mediums and contemporary art forms is essential to building a comprehensive and compelling collection.

Our expert panel will introduce you to the unique facets, dictated by each medium, including photography and sculpture, to assist you in your journey toward beginning or enhancing  your art collection.


Aimee Pflieger

Aimee Pflieger has acquired over 20 years’ experience working at arts related organizations, including research roles at the Indiana University Art Museum and in sales positions for prominent modern and contemporary art galleries such as Valerie Carberry Gallery in Chicago and Locks Gallery in Philadelphia. Additionally, Pflieger acted as a Senior Specialist of Modern and Contemporary Art at...

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James Cavello

James Cavello is President and co-owner of Westwood Gallery since 1995. He is an award winning Curator, film producer and respected art expert and advisor. He began his art career in the late 1980’s serving as President of the Park Slope Artists Council, a non-profit organization with over 300 artists. He organized exhibitions in alternative spaces, both national and international....

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Barbara J. Bloemink

Dr. Barbara J. Bloemink is currently a consultant to international museums and a guest curator/writer with an international blog on global contemporary art in all media. Formerly the Curatorial Director of the Smithsonian’s National Design Museum in New York, she has also served as the Managing Director of the Guggenheim & Guggenheim Hermitage Museums in Las Vegas, the Director and Chief...

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Cheryl Sokolow

Cheryl Sokolow has over 20 years of art world experience with a Master’s Degree in Art History and Bachelor’s Degrees in both Art History and Anthropology. She serves on the Board of Directors for ATOA and is an active member of the Woman’s Art Dealers Association and ArtTable. Beginning her career in the Gallery world as an Art Advisor, she later moved into the digital space...

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