Art dealers work with artists, galleries and collectors to provide their clients with art they may wish to purchase or display. They also help promote new and emerging artists and can be seen at auction houses and art fairs around the world.
Art is a highly competitive and unpredictable business. It requires knowledge of the current market and a keen eye on trends.
Art Dealers Association of America
The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) is a nonprofit membership organization of the nation’s leading galleries in the fine arts. Founded in 1962, ADAA seeks to promote the highest standards of connoisseurship, scholarship and ethical practice within the art trade. Members deal primarily in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings and photographs from the Renaissance to the present day.
ADAA’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices guides the Association’s Members in their efforts to conduct their business professionally, fairly and with integrity. The Code reflects the Association’s commitment to safeguarding the interests of its Members, artists, clients and colleagues as well as enhancing the public’s trust in art dealers.
A Member may not buy, sell or exhibit a work of art that is known or suspected to be stolen or fraudulent and must cooperate with law enforcement authorities in their efforts to identify and recover such works. The Member must also take reasonable steps to protect the privacy of the artist and other consignors and must maintain accurate records of artworks in the dealer’s custody. Moreover, a Member should issue an invoice that contains an accurate description of the artworks being offered for sale. This information should include the artist’s name, dimensions and medium. It should also confirm that the work is unencumbered, clear and free from other claims.
Art Dealers Association of Canada
The Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) is the largest representation of major private commercial galleries in Canada. Its members deal in fine painting, sculpture and graphic arts. It is a non-profit organization founded in 1966 and is committed to the highest standards of connoisseurship, scholarship and ethical practice within the profession.
ADAC is dedicated to stimulating the art market in Canada, and encouraging awareness of the visual arts, both nationally and internationally. Its membership includes leading artists and major art dealers.
An art dealer is a professional who connects collectors, museums, and artists, brokering art sales or buying and selling art themselves. They typically have a degree in art history or fine arts and may own galleries to exhibit and sell art.
As with any career, the key to an art dealer’s longevity is anticipating trends in taste. Like tastes in music and fashion, art is constantly evolving, resulting in increased demand.
The art market is a critical part of generating income for many artists and art dealers, despite the economic challenges affecting it. During the COVID-19 crisis in March, many galleries closed, but the industry remains resilient.
Pavel Zoubok Fine Art
Pavel Zoubok Fine Art, founded in 1997, focuses on the art of collage and assemblage. The gallery exhibits contemporary and modern artists working with these mediums.
The gallery resides in an historic townhouse on the Upper East Side and is available for consultations by appointment. It is also a member of the Art Dealers Association of America.
For this spring portfolio, the Pavel Zoubok Gallery curated a number of different artists with a passion for expressing themselves through the medium of collage. These artists have been chosen based on their unique vision and their ability to produce works that will stand the test of time.
One of these artists is Lisa Nilsson, who makes her artworks out of quilling, an ancient art form that involves the intricate rolling, shaping and gluing together of small pieces of paper to create a design. Nilsson uses mulberry papers combined with gilt edges from old books to make her “Connective Tissue” series of works.
The Pavel Zoubok Gallery is a member of the Art Dealers Association and offers a number of part-time and internship work opportunities to artists. If you are interested in applying for a job at the Pavel Zoubok Gallery, you can find more information on their website. In addition, you can learn more about the company by reading their About Us page.