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Emily Watson-Rice

AskTheCurator@gmail.com

 

* Sales Expert & Sales Trainer

* Educator & Mentor to Artists

* Educator & Guide to Art  

  Collectors

* Dog Trainer & Cat Herder.

An unusual list of expertise to be sure.  However, when you mix a career in the arts with a career in sales and a passion for connecting artists and art lovers like never before, you get something pretty special.

A short history about me:

I have extensive experience in museum and gallery management, exhibitions, high-end sales, leadership, and education. Pursuing my passion for the arts led me to manage the Kohl Children's Museum and work with its award winning Chagall exhibit.  From there I built my own art education business which allowed me to work with cultural institutions such as the Evanston Arts Center, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Peace Museum.  Most recently I managed two outstanding fine art galleries in downtown Chicago; The Marshal Fields Fine Art Gallery & Atlas Galleries (where I am currently the Director & Curator). 

 

Throughout my career, I have maintained my own artistic roots. I curated art exhibitions at The Kohl Museum, Gallery EGG, Marshall Fields Fine Art Gallery & Atlas Galleries.  I worked as an independent children's book illustrator and developed a successful hand dyed silk shop on Etsy. My silk scarves sold to dancers around the globe including Germany, Hong Kong, and Canada.

 

As a fine art print-maker, I specialize in mezzotints.  My mezzotint prints have been displayed in the U.S. and internationally in Russia & Serbia. 

 

I love to read.  There is nothing better than curling up on the couch with a cup of tea, a good book, and a lap full of dogs and cats.  I am a passionate animal lover and some of you may have already met two of my dogs who occasionally make an appearance at the gallery.  When I'm not inside reading, I'm usually outside hiking, running, camping or sitting in a hammock...reading.

Mezzotint edition ready to mail out to collectors and the museum exhibition in Novi Sad, Serbia.  For more information about the museum exhibition click HERE