SEATTLE — You don't need an art history degree to appreciate art, but when it comes to starting your personal collection, you might need a few pointers. Judith Rinehart owns J. Rinehart Gallery in Pioneer Square, where she helps people find pieces that fit their home and more importantly, their personal sense of style.
In this interview, she gives us advice on how to get started on our own personal art collections:
- Take your time. Rome wasn't built in a day, your collection will take time to develop.
- Go to art museums. Explore as many different art styles as you can.
- Know what you like (and don't like!)
- Seek out original art.
- Buy what you love!
- Consider limited edition prints.
You can find a comprehensive guide to museums and galleries near you at art-collecting.com
EVENT INFO: Art Collecting 101 - Getting Started on Sat, Feb. 8, 4:00 to 7:00 PM at J. Rinehart Gallery, 319 3rd Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98104. Reserve your spot! "Join us for the first in our series of Art Collecting 101 - Getting Started. Your source for all the information you wanted to know about collecting art but were too afraid to ask."