The Art of Collecting -
An interactive discussion on starting or building your art collection
June 28 - June 28, 2011
The Art of Collecting Tuesday, June 28th from 7-8pm

The Art of Collecting
Please join us as we share our insights and ideas on starting or adding to your Art Collection.

I know for me, starting out was an intimidating experience. How do I know I'm making the "right" decision...why don't they talk to me or even look at me when I go to a I know enough to buy my first piece. Today, it's a passion and a joy and I love working with the first time buyer, as well as the experienced collector.

Our Show and Tell will take place over a glass of wine on Tuesday, June 28th at 7pm in the lower level of Sotheby's International Realty, 3732 Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale New York.

So join us for a lively and interactive conversation including:

  • Taking out the fear and putting the fun in seeing, learning and experiencing art
  • Different types of collections
  • Some current trends
  • Displaying your art
  • Caring for your art
Be sure to bring your questions. And appetite for new information. And for those who join us, and want to grab dinner afterward, we'll have some special offerings from local favorites.

Just let us know you'll be attending our "Art of Collecting" discussion by RSVPing to Be sure to put "Art of Collecting RSVP" in the subject line and include your name, email and phone and number of people.

  • What: The Art of Collecting: Starting or Building your Art Collection - a discussion with Lisa Cooper, Owner, Elisa Contemporary Art
  • When: Tuesday, June 28th at 7pm
  • Where: Sotheby's International Realty, 3732 Riverdale Avenue, Lower Lobby, Riverdale NY
  • To RSVP: Email and put "Art of Collecting RSVP" in the subject line. Be sure to include your name, email and phone and number of people.
About Lisa Cooper - Contemporary Art Gallery Owner and Art Consultant Art has always been an essential part of Lisa’s life. A born and raised New Yorker, Lisa’s playground was the city’s art galleries, museums, and public art events. She began collecting contemporary art shortly after her marriage to celebrate milestones in their life together.

Professionally, Lisa spent over 20 years directing marketing campaigns for some of the world’s leading consumer brands, including IBM, JP Morgan Chase, and Mercedes-Benz before starting Elisa Contemporary Art (ECA) in 2007. The Riverdale Gallery was opened in September 2008.

Over the past several years, ECA has participated in high-end art fairs in New York, the Hamptons, Boston and Miami. Lisa has curated 8 shows in private and public art spaces within the Tri-State area, been a guest juror for other gallery shows, guest lecturer at School of Visual Arts and Queens College, and is currently a member of the Arts & Architecture Review Committee at Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan. She and her shows have been featured in American Art Collector, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, and other publications.

We look forward to seeing you on June 28th at 7pm