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Connoisseurship: Living With the Art You Love


When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
From 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Findlay Galleries
724 Fifth Avenue - 7th Floor
(Between 56th and 57th Streets)
New York, New York  10019
United States

Phone: 212-533-2141

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Invitation To


Connoisseurship: Living with the Art You Love

The Findlay Galleries, an iconic art business founded
in 1870,
will be our host for an exclusive event designed for the FWA Executive Leaders Group.

A panel of art experts will share their insights into
connoisseurship - how to collect and enjoy fine art.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
5:45 - 8:00  pm

Findlay Galleries  |  724 Fifth Avenue - 7th Floor  |  Between 56th & 57th Streets


Join us at the Findlay Galleries on October 16th for an exclusive event with a panel of art experts who will share their insights into how to collect and enjoy fine art!

By the end of the evening you would’ve heard from a sophisticated art collector, a gallerist, and a foundation director regarding living with the art you love and doing it smartly.

Other topics of discussion will include:

  1. Understanding the landscape for finding and buying art.
  2. Learning how to measure unmeasurable results, including quality of life.
  3. Metrics for valuing art: condition, provenance, period in artist's life,
    political/temporal importance, and general appeal.
  4. What drives the collector? Can your collection goals change over time?
  5. How do you finance and/or budget for your collecting?


Paula HornbostelPaula Hornbostel
Lachaise Foundation

Paula Hornbostel has helped museums around the world exhibit the work of Gaston Lachaise and lectured at museums on his life and work. At Harvard College she wrote her honors thesis on Odilon Redon and the birth of the Unconscious, graduating magna cum laude. Additionally, she was a student intern at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice in 1992 and after working for the World Monuments Fund in Venice, she received her MA from the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU. Paula recently curated exhibitions on Lachaise for the New York Studio School for which she is a trustee and the National Arts Club in New York. She speaks French and Italian and is currently working on the letters of Gaston Lachaise.

Helen AllenHelen Allen
The Winter Show

An arts management, creative development, and strategic planning executive, Helen Allen was named by Crain's New York Business as one of the “40 Under 40 Rising Stars”. She was a founding partner of the (e)merge art fair, as well as founder and Executive Director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair. Her professional history also includes leadership positions at a New York art gallery, art advisory firm, auction house and museum. Allen has served as a communications and arts consultant for corporate and private collectors and non-profits, and lectures internationally about the art market and arts industry business development.

Stephanie Clark
Vice President
Findlay Galleries International

Stephanie began her career in sales and trading working in London for Caspian Securities and then ABN AMRO Bank followed by 8 years at Lehman Brothers in NYC. In 2008 Stephanie left Wall Street and joined her family’s art business at the second oldest gallery in the country, Findlay Galleries. Dealing in impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, as well as American post-war works, she is based in New York and Palm Beach. She served as Director of the New York gallery before founding The Findlay Institute, a not-for-profit foundation establishing Catalogue Raisonné and certificates of authenticity on important Findlay artists. Stephanie graduated from Trinity College with a double major in Psychology and Art History with Honors and has held numerous and important positions in public service.

Margaret Carrigan (moderator)
Art Market Editor
Art Newtspaper

Margaret Carrigan is the deputy art market editor at the Art Newspaper, where she covers matters related to the commercial art trade. Her writing and criticism have also been published in periodicals such as the Observer, Frieze, Artnet News, Artsy and the Calvert Journal. She holds a masters degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Modern to Contemporary Art History, Criticism and Theory and, although she largely focuses her professional attentions on 21st centurt art, her heart belongs to 19th c American landscape painting, especially the works of Albert Bierstadt.

Event Schedule
5:45 - 6:30 PM Registration | Networking | Drinks & Hors D'Oeuvres
6:30 - 7:30 PM Panel Discussion followed by Curated Tour of the Galleries
7:30 - 8:00 PM Networking resumes

$65 FWA Members | $85 Non-Members | Includes Refreshments

This event is organized by the FWA Executive Leaders Committee of FWA of NY, Inc.

This event is organized by the Executive Committee of FWA of NY, Inc.

About the FWA
Established in 1956, the FWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization with a membership of approximately 1000 female and male professionals working in the financial services industry or who hold a financial position in another industry. The FWA has a long tradition of encouraging women to seek career opportunities in finance and business through mentorship and networking. 


Reservations Required -- Bring Photo ID -- No Walk-Ins

 Reservations/Cancellations and payments are required by Monday, October 14, 2019.




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