Steven M. Brondino J.D., ASA A.M. is an appraiser of art and antiques and the President of Steven Brondino Art and Antiques Inc. His academic background includes degrees in Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin, Law from Marquette University and a certificate of Appraisal Studies from Northwestern University. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, a licensed Real Estate Broker and an accredited member of the American Society of Appraisers. Mr. Brondino’s personal collecting interests include modern regional landscape painting, Rookwood pottery, Japanese cloisonné and art glass.
Barbie Polacheck Blutstein is a partner with Steven M. Brondino in Blutstein Brondino Fine Art, a Milwaukee based art consultant and dealer. Barbie has considerable enthusiasm for and experience in the Milwaukee market. Barbie worked with Judith Posner and Katie Gingrass before opening the Milwaukee Street Gallery. Her interests include vintage posters and outsider art. Barbie has extensive experience as a volunteer with numerous Milwaukee area charitable organizations including the Children’s Outing Association, the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Show House and the Jewish Museum. She is a long time supporter and volunteer at the Milwaukee Art Museum and for the Lake Front Festival of the Arts.
Alex Gaydasch is a personal property appraiser specializing in fine arts. He is a USPAP-qualified candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and has appraised a wide variety of items including works on paper, paintings, sculpture, Western memorabilia, Native American artifacts and Judaica. Alex has a BS in Art History from Northwestern University, a BS in Economics from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Loyola. He is the author of two books and enjoyed a successful computer consulting practice prior to turning his love of art into a profession by becoming an appraiser. His personal collections include Old Master drawings, bronzes, antiquities, and tribal art.
Connie Hinkle is the Client Services Representative for Blutstein Brondino Fine Art in the Chicago area. Connie is the primary client contact for new projects and inquiries of any kind. Connie has a substantial background in client services and education. Connie was a Senior Trainer for the Chicago Board of Trade and CME Group for many years. In addition to her professional background and activities, Connie is a painter and jeweler; program director for the Cliff Dwellers Arts Club and a member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).
Daniel A. Fortney is the Director of Property Management for Steven Brondino Art and Antiques Inc. He co-ordinates all aspects of property management including inventory, shipping, storage and matters related to disposition.
Richard A. Myers is the Director of Finance and Client Accounts for Blutstein Brondino Fine Art. He manages all aspects of finance and client accounting.
Cassie Sacotte is our Gallery Manager.