In late March the Signet Art team went to The University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD) to speak with an Art and Business Class.
The senior level course, taught by Lauren Cross, is designed as an, "introduction to how art, business and economics intersect in a variety of settings, both for-profit and non-profit." Signet Art was asked to come speak as a business that does everything from art appraising and art consulting, to pre-purchase advise and brokering art at auction.
Brenda Simonson-Mohle, our owner, founder, and appraiser, spoke first and told of her journey in the art world; from getting her degree in art, working in galleries, establishing Signet Art in 1987 and growing it into the business it is today.
Matthew Callender, our Vice President of Operations and a UNT alumni, spoke second and told of how he started out at Signet Art; first hired to answer phones, schedule appointments, and write blogs, and now - six years later - is the V.P. and is being trained and groomed as an art appraiser by Brenda.
After the initial talks, there was a great Q&A time. Students were able to ask questions and get answers and insights on the retail art world, which was a lot of fun!
This class is a wonderful opportunity for students who are looking to work in the business side of the art world. We at Signet Art were delighted to be invited to talk and be a part of CVAD's vision to equip students with what they need to be successful once they graduate.