Tom Venditti leads the consultancy at Heather James Fine Art, Montecito, California. He brings a wealth of experience, having advised prominent art collectors on building and managing their collections. Over the past five years, Tom has been a New York-based independent art advisor as well as a collection design, installation, and management consultant.
Previously, Tom served as the Senior Director of Art Collections for Vulcan Inc. Seattle, WA. where he advised on acquisitions and deaccessions for the Paul Allen Family art collection. During his 14 years at Vulcan Inc., he conducted due diligence for acquisitions; established strategic planning and procedural standards for collections management serving multiple properties globally. Prior to joining Vulcan Tom was an advisor and consultant for several prominent private collectors in Seattle.
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.