Tom Venditti


Fine Art Consultant

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.

Catie Rini Patton


Fine Art Consultant

Catie Rini Patton is a Fine Art Consultant for Heather James Fine Art and is based in Montecito, California. She brings more than 16 years of diverse high-end sales and customer relations experience from both the contemporary art and interior design communities of San Francisco and Manhattan.

Prior to joining Heather James Fine Art, Catie was the Associate Director of Sales at a gallery located in San Francisco. She also previously she served as a senior sales consultant for several clients including Gensler, Chanel, Peter Marino, The Bank of New York and The Rockwell Group. Catie received her BS in Business as well as a BFA in graphics design and minor in Arts Management from Miami University.

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.