***The Redman Gallery is on pause due to the Pandemic. Shows will resume once it is safe to do so***
We are pleased to announce that Camilla Fowler, owner of Mill Art Consulting, will be the official gallery curator for Redman Gallery at Windermere Real Estate.
The Redman Gallery is an alternative exhibit space located in the heart of Sugar House. The Redman building itself is of historical significance, and is home to impressive displays throughout the 6th and 7th floors (which also serve as offices to Windermere Real Estate). The gallery proudly features artists working in contemporary and traditional styles. Redman Gallery participates in the quarterly Sugar House Art Walk, as well as the monthly Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. The Redman Gallery is owned by Grady Kohler, the Principal Broker and owner of Windermere Real Estate Utah. Exhibits are curated by Camilla Fowler, owner of Mill Art Consulting, and Realtor at Windermere Real Estate.
We met Ms. Eve Jackson in 2016. A self described master weaver, creator of beauty, seer, poet, mother and mystic. When we first met Eve we immediately fell in love with her egoless approach to her art. She comes from a pure creative space. When the “walker and path become one”. She pushes “boundaries that are invisible to the eye. Forces that are right by my side. The shadow, the light. the power of self sovereignty and give life”.
The single mother of a beautiful daughter. A woman who is not afraid to explore the discomfort of independence and self reliance. An artist sans strategy, but willing to explore her own levels of comfort and discomfort. A female entrepreneur willing to stake the norm to be fully self expressed.
A woman of vision. An artist exploring her talent and potential. A mother doing the best she can. A black woman in a State still exploring levels of comfort for the minority. This is Ms. Jackson. And she’s only just begun.
Fee ranges from 5-10% of the total art budget. Fee and services are negotiable based on project needs.
Client consultation discussing ideas, budget, and deadline.
Research and initial bids from 3 artists.
Site tour and measurements of space.
Research and additional artist bids.
Reconfiguration of bids from artists based on site tour.
Selecting artist(s) and creating contractual agreement.
Scheduling and attending appointment for artist(s) to see space and consult with project manager.
Supervise time management of initial artist’s sketch for project.
Communicate project deadlines with artist(s).
Finalize contractual agreement between artist(s) and client.
(All services provided with 5% fee)
Close monitoring of artist’s progress to ensure deadlines are met.
Direct communication with artist(s) to answer questions and concerns.
Direct reporting to project manager with updates on artist’s progress, including photos.
Schedule and attend appointment for project manager to review artist’s progress, in person.
Manage communication with artist(s) should project manager require edits (limited based on artist(s) contract).
Schedule and attend delivery date(s) of artist’s work.
Directly manage hanging of artwork with the assistance of artist(s) and project manager.
Manage artist(s) credit/tags for artwork.
Follow up on artist’s compensation.
Attend and manage artist(s) attending opening night.
Hope Gallery of Fine Art has been my primary client for the last 12 years to the present day. It is a place where I have gained the majority of my art consulting knowledge and skills. A home away from home. A place where I have had the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. I have the privilege of being the daughter of the owner and proprietor, Soren Edsberg. My father has instilled in me an appreciation for fine art and what it takes to keep a small business alive on Main Street during revitalization projects such as City Creek and the Eccles Theater taking place right next door.
Hope Gallery boasts the largest collection of original Scandinavian works in the U.S. They sell their originals and offer the highest quality reproductions of these masterpieces at an affordable price. One of the many highlights of the collection is a large piece commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte III. It hung in his home until he passed away. It was then donated to the French embassy in London. And now hangs in downtown, Salt Lake City, UT.
The Hope Collection remains a constant presence in the art world. The historic building (Tracey Loan and Trust Company), owned by Hope Properties since 2007, is a place where locals and visitors come to admire and purchase these masterpieces that can only be seen in galleries and museums outside of the United States. Yet, at times, I am bewildered that a collection of this magnitude continually flies under the radar in the robust and lively art world of Utah.
Mr. Edsberg hopes to leave a legacy of creating a greater appreciation for fine art in the Utah community. He currently succeeds in this by offering the Hope Collection. One of the primary services I provide for my client, is to bring awareness to this collection. I have garnered support for the Hope Collection from many individuals and entities in the community over the years. But the work to bring the much deserved awareness, recognition and lasting legacy, is far from complete. I remain vigilant in my work with this extraordinary gallery.
Our Subjective Client Perspective
What is a client’s perspective on art? Well, that’s subjective. And it certainly differs from client to client. We think it presents itself as more of a question for our client. We have found that there is one constant, ever present question, in the process of buying art. Can I afford this? This is the second most important question and it is rarely spoken out loud. It’s conveyed in raised concerns, excitement, subtle facial expressions, etc. The first and most important question should always be whether or not the piece speaks to and draws in its potential new owner. For example: I came across this image today in a book titled “The Skagen Painters – In a New Light.” Artist: P.S. Kroyer. Title: Mrs. Soffi Drachmann. The original painting belongs to a private collection. It drew me in immediately.
As an art consultant, one of our duties is to help our client navigate the process of selecting and purchasing art. This often means that we have to put our hubris aside in order to put the client’s needs first. Our focus should be to ask questions and listen. Once the client has honed in on their wants, that’s when we begin to make suggestions. But first – we need to know their budget. We do not want our clients to have buyer’s remorse. This reflects poorly on us. How do we find out what their budget is? We simple ask. Knowing this, eliminates wasted energy and actions.
Affordability concerns is one of the first things I pick up on from my clients. They have preconceived ideas about art. Many clients experience art as being over priced or wonder why something costs as much as it does. And this is why it’s so important that the client is drawn in by the art. That the piece speaks to them. Breaking down the cost and value of a piece of art work is our responsibility and part of the process. However, value is in the eye of the beholder. Let’s help our clients find works that they will always value and treasure. If I were your client, and the above mentioned work came up for sale, the only thing standing between it and I would be my budget and your ability to procure it for me. Our clients never need to justify or explain why a certain piece may speak to them unless they choose to share. Our job is to help them find the art they want for their home and business. That is my subjective point of view.
Next Up! Exploring the biases we have about our clients.
We had the pleasure of hanging some incredible fine art reproductions at Blackwell Realty Group’s new downtown SLC location. The pieces were selected from the Hope Gallery Collection. http://www.hopegallery.com/
Our focus was to select pieces that were exciting, uplifting, and contained beautiful architecture. We wanted to create an atmosphere where the people working at this office would feel inspired every day they come in to work. A realtor’s job is to help people find the home of their dreams. This takes creative thinking and a positive attitude. Being surrounded by inspiring images has been proven to produce just that!
In addition to the benefits art has on creating an empowering work culture – art can establish an office space as a place of professionalism and high work ethic. http://brandon.blackwellrealtygroup.com/blog/Art+And+Real+Estate+By+Mill+Art+Consulting
Next Up! Creating and maintaining a bi-annual rotating exhibit.
We had the pleasure of assisting Hope Gallery in finding a temporary home for one of their incredible historic pieces: Anskar Converting the Vikings to Christianity, 826 AD. The piece was created by an amazing danish artist, Wenzel Tornoe. For artist bio and full write up of this piece, please visithttp://www.hopegallery.com/php/artwork.php?artwork=894
The piece is currently on exhibit at the Springville Museum of Art. The exhibit is called The Classical Tradition: Simplicity, Serenity, and Harmony. Exhibit end August 5th, 2017.
Up Next! Finding a permanent home for “Anskar”.