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Heather James Fine Art - Palm Desert, California

Heather James Fine Art - Palm Desert, California

Heather James Fine Art - Palm Desert, California

Heather James Fine Art - Jackson, Wyoming

Heather James Fine Art - Palm Desert, California

Heather James Fine Art - Jackson, Wyoming

Heather James Fine Art - Palm Desert, California

Heather James Fine Art - Jackson, Wyoming

Heather James Fine Art offers a rare look into art history’s past and present featuring fine artwork by premier Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary artists. The gallery uniquely showcases blue chip and cutting-edge contemporary art while maintaining a respect for the integrity of antiquity and classical masterpieces.

In twenty years Heather James has expanded into a global network with two remarkable galleries located in Palm Desert, California and Jackson Hole, Wyoming and with two consultancies in Austin, TX, and Los Angeles, CA. Gallery programs are designed to educate, stimulate, and inspire with regular exhibitions, lectures, salons, and tours.

Staff
Alison Ballard

Registrar

Montana Beutler

Fine Art Consultant

Montana earned her bachelor’s degree in art history, with a minor in business, at University of Connecticut. During her studies, she worked with Real Art Ways, an alternative multidisciplinary arts organization in Hartford, Connecticut. After graduation, she gained acceptance to Sotheby’s Institute of Art Business and attended the New York graduate program. In 2013, she joined Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert, California. 

Shelley Bloch

Fine Art Consultant

Shelley is a native Hoosier who earned her bachelor's in anthropology and her master's degree in museum studies from Indiana University.  Shelley has worked for museums such as the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Palm Springs Art Museum before joining Heather James Fine Art in 2016.

Brent Bloesser

Manager

Sarah Fischel

Gallery Manager - Jackson Hole

Sarah hails from Chicago where she spent time working at the Art Institute of Chicago and Richard Gray Gallery. She joined Heather James Fine Arts in 2015, utilizing her Journalism and Art History majors on the marketing team. Sarah received her bachelor’s degree from New York University and worked in fashion before relocating to Jackson Hole in 2013. 

Alyssa Friedman

Learning and Development

Alyssa joined Heather James Fine Art in 2011, after earning a bachelor’s degree in classics from the University of Southern California. Alyssa is an integral member of the sales team, as she completes her master’s degree in classical art and archaeology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has worked on archaeological projects in Italy and Greece over the past six summers. 

Hayden Hunt

Fine Art Consultant

Hayden earned his bachelor’s degree with a double major in art history and English literature in Redlands, California. He also works with local museums publishing exhibition catalogues and newsletters.

Todd Hunt

Preparator

Jessica Reinhardt

Fine Art Consultant

Andrea Rico

Fine Art Consultant

With a decade of experience in both the academic and art market arenas, Andrea holds a Masters degree in Modern Art, Connoisseurship, and History of the Art Market. She has worked at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City as well as Christie’s Auction House in New York and specializes in Old Masters, 19th Century European paintings and drawings, and portrait miniatures. Andrea joined Heather James Fine Art in 2015.

Mike Rowlett

Preparator

Monica Steinberg

Research Assistant

Chip Tom

Curator

Chip, a Chicagoan who has been living in Southern California since 1995, has worked with numerous museums internationally, from the Centre D’Art Contemporain in Geneva, Switzerland, to the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. He studied architecture, art history, studio arts and business at Yale University, and has curated dozens of acclaimed art and design exhibitions in North America and Europe. As a curator, Chip seeks to break down barriers and categories and create dialogues. He has brought numerous young contemporary artists and outsider artists from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America to the public’s attention.

Nia Yates

Fine Art Consultant

Miranda Yturralde

Research Assistant

Staff