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ABOUT US Heather James Fine Art has been in business for 25 years, presenting important works spanning time periods and genres including Contemporary, Modern, Impressionist, American, Latin American, and Old Masters. We have galleries located in Palm Desert, Jackson Hole, and Montecito, as well as consultancies in New York, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, San Francisco, Austin, New Orleans, and Basel. Each of our gallery locations presents new exhibitions every season. Some of the highlights include Picasso (Palm Desert), Alexander Calder (Palm Desert), Masters of Impressionism and Modern Art (Palm Desert), The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill (San Francisco), and de Kooning x de Kooning (New York). We are proud to work with museums, placing artwork from our inventory in top institutions around the country, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., the Art Institute of Chicago, the Denver Art Museum, and many more. We are dedicated to presenting exceptional artwork and to building lasting connections with our clients. Beyond a simple transactional relationship, we aim to share our knowledge and passion for visual art, assisting our clients however we can with a variety of services, including acquisitions, consignments, collections management, appraisals, estate and tax planning, logistics management, and additional operational resources.


PALM DESERT 45188 Portola Avenue Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-346-8926

JACKSON HOLE PO Box 3580 172 Center Street, Suite 101 Jackson Hole, WY 83001 307-200-6090



1298 Coast Village Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108 805-845-5001









Home curation: in-house installers and in-house curators to help place and design the collection; advising on lighting and custom display systems such as pedestals and vitrines Facilitation of conservation, restoration, and preservation

Strategic loans to museums globally

In-house registrar department to oversee logistical planning, necessary paperwork, and documentation for museum loans

SERVICES We provide a wide range of client-based services

APPRAISALS Updated appraisals and real-time market updates

Interface with auction houses, dealers and private clients

Logistical coordination with auction houses, including packing, pick-up, transport, and installation Relationships with dealers and private clients for sourcing artwork Assessing artwork condition and quality for purchase consideration; assistance obtaining certificates of authentication from artist foundations or expert scholars

COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT Collection documentation

Cataloguing your collection with detailed inventory documentation including photography, condition reports, and certificates of insurance organized and maintained in our digital records

Installation and security

Full-service installation for all art types and sizes Wall-to-wall art handling services: installation and de-installation; custom packing for transport or storage; specialized installation for earthquake mitigation and theft mitigation; consultation on security systems

Negotiations with home buyer who also seeks to purchase the artwork on display

Art Advisory

FINANCIAL SERVICES Lending for purchases and liquidity Assisting with loans for acquisition or against existing owned art

Longstanding partnerships with appraisers for efficient and thorough documentation


Access to market research tools for valuation, including market price index graphs and auction comparables

Full documentation of the artwork or collection with digital records, photography, and condition reports for Fair Market Value estate planning

Complete documentation of artwork information, including provenance, exhibition history, and literature references

Facilitation of appraisals for insurance purposes and estate tax filing

Insurance advisory


Exchange and installation of artwork that may sell while on display as all works provided for staging remain active gallery inventory

Art trusts

Museum gifting

Certificates of insurance and appraisals for insurance purposes

Interfacing with museums to facilitate donations, including assistance navigating the necessary tax documents and legal forms


Obtaining appraisal documents for donation purposes

Location tracking, packing, storing, delivery

Climatized storage and transportation: secure storage on-site or at external facilities; coordination with trusted partners and fine art shipping companies White glove handling to ensure the safety of the artwork at every step of transportation by air, ground, or sea, from crating and packing to unpacking and installation Personalized solutions for multimodal art shipping nationally and internationally


Re-framing, re-glazing, and advising on lighting and display

Conservation and restoration

Facilitating conservation and restoration treatments from beginning to end, through communication with conservators, treatment proposals, secure transport, and treatment documentation

Home staging

Consultation visits, artwork selection for key walls and spaces, and installation


November 2009 - May 2010

NOTABLE EXHIBITIONS Masters of Impressionism and Modern Art November 2010 - May 2011

Alexander Calder

The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill

de Kooning x de Kooning

Sam Francis: From Dusk to Dawn

November 2015 - May 2016

November 2018 - February 2019

March - September 2018

November 2018 - April 2019

The National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.

The Barry Art Museum Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

The Denver Art Museum Denver, Colorado

The C Sac

MORRIS LOUIS (1912-1962) Sub-Marine, 1948, oil on canvas

JULES OLITSKI (1922-2007) Embraced: Yellow and Pink, 2005, acrylic on canvas

TOM WESSELMANN (1931-2004) Stocking Nude, 1980, pencil on paper

PA Stockto

The Currier Museum of Art Manchester, New Hampshire

The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, Illinois

The Cincinnati Art Museum Cincinnati, Ohio

ELAINE DE KOONING (1918-1989) Michael Sonnabend, 1951, oil on canvas

EDWARD HOPPER (1882-1967) Attic in Nyack, 1899, charcoal on paper

JUAN SORIANO (1920-2006) Bull, 2004, bronze

The Smit Northam

THERE Armistice Day Para

Crocker Art Museum cramento, California

The Mint Museum Charlotte, North Carolina

AUL SAMPLE (1896-1974) on, c. 1935-1936, oil on canvas

JOHN LESLIE BRECK (1860-1899) Suzanne Hoschedé-Monet Sewing, 1888, oil on canvas

th College Museum of Art mpton, Massachusetts

ESA BERNSTEIN (1890-2002) ade: The Altar of Liberty, 1919, oil on canvas

SELECTED MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS The Wittliff Collections Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952) Potter Building Her Kiln, 1906, vintage copper photogravure printing plate

Selection of art acquired from our gallery by notable museums


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