Tom Venditti is a seasoned consultant bringing his experience as an independent art advisor and former Senior Director of Art Collections for Paul Allen, whose collection set records when it sold at Christie’s in 2022.
Building and managing numerous collections, Tom has been instrumental in guiding prominent art collectors throughout their journeys. Prior to his time as a New York-based independent art advisor, Tom spent 14-years with Vulcan Inc. in Seattle, WA, where he played a pivotal role in advising on acquisitions and deaccessions for the Paul Allen Family art collection. Tom’s impact is evident through his established strategic planning and procedural standards for collections management across multiple properties. He has brought this expertise to Heather James’ clients since 2019.
Tom’s dedication shines through his advisory work for private collectors and his contribution to public art installations, exemplifying his commitment to the diverse facets of the art world. As Co-Chairman, Tom brings a wealth of experience, a commitment to service, and a unique blend of skills that resonates with clients seeking unparalleled guidance in the art market.
Fine Art Consultant
Catie Rini Patton brings more than 20 years of diverse high-end sales and customer relations experience in the fine arts and interior design communities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Manhattan. She has worked for and with major galleries, auction houses, private collectors, and corporations, including Gensler, Chanel, Peter Marino, and The Bank of New York.
Since joining Heather James Fine Art in 2018, Catie has secured consignments and helped build notable private collections with prominent artists across a multitude of genres, including Alfred Sisley, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Robert Motherwell, Giorgio de Chirico, Leonor Fini, Alexander Calder, Tracey Emin, Takashi Murakami, & Andy Warhol.
HEATHER JAMES FINE ART – MONTECITO has become a valuable resource for local clients, providing a wide array of support and assistance for a vast range of properties. With the help of Heather James Fine Art experts, our representatives are able to assist you if you have questions regarding buying or selling, or wish to have an object from your collection valued.
We provide a wide range of client-based services including estate and tax planning, collections management, appraisals, logistics management, acquisitions, and financial services.
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Heather James Fine Art provides a wide range of client-based services catered to your specific art collecting needs. Our Operations team includes professional art handlers, a full registrar department and logistical team with extensive experience in art transportation, installation, and collection management. With white glove service and personalized care, our team goes the extra mile to ensure exceptional art services for our clients.