Amy Wessan has been serving the art community for over thirty years. An industry veteran, she lends her expertise from the gallery, museum and art publishing worlds to her customers. Prior to starting her art consulting firm, she served as President and Creative Director for Bruce McGaw Graphics.
Amy worked with museums all around the world selecting which images were to be published as prints for their exhibitions. She worked directly with many well known artists as well as their estates.
By helping to create large print runs for museums, hotels, and different high end store groups, she became acquainted with the hospitality and design world. She also worked as Director of Secondary Market for the Triton Collection, handling the resale of Andrew Wyeth's limited edition prints. This experience extended her reach internationally.
She often advises her clients on how to frame the images to their best advantage, to work within a given space. She has relationships with framers across the United States and abroad and chooses the specific framer for each project.
Today you can see images she selected displayed in hotels, hospitals, corporations and residences in many countries. She loves filling a space with art work that enlivens the surroundings for all to enjoy. Her objective for the customer is clear - to bring in the finest piece of art given the budget for the project. Working with all types of medium - paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber, limited edition prints and giclees - the AWFA team is able to create a unique identity for any space, to meet the needs of the client.
Innovative printing techniques now allow her team to take photography and offer it to her customers on plexiglass, aluminum, bamboo and canvas. Her corporate clients use her studio to print branded material that blends seamlessly with the art in their spaces.
She received both her undergraduate degree in Art History and her Master's degree in Arts Administration at New York University.
She has lectured at Photo Expo, The Learning Annex, Fashion Institute of Technology, and many other venues on the business of art.
At Bruce McGaw Graphics she worked with hundreds of artists, creating special print runs and unique works for placement in the corporate, hospitality and healthcare markets. She saw there was a need for better quality works in those environments. Today, as she travels she sees hundreds of images in hotels, spas, and restaurants that she has designed. Her relationship with artists, galleries and fine art publishers goes back over many years so her clients' wishes get truly fulfilled.
Amy will first visit your space and discuss your budget of the project. She usually walks through the space and photographs the areas where art will be needed. An overall discussion of the project scope will be shared, as well as aesthetic, timelines, budget and other considerations. After this initial meeting, you will receive a proposal that spells out the details of the project. Sometimes clients like her team to help with corporate signage, logo placement and other personalized design needs.