DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced that Holly Sherratt, with more than 20 years of fine art experience, has joined the firm’s growing West Coast office in San Francisco as a consignment director of fine art. Sherratt brings extensive experience in the auction and retail marketplace for American, modern and contemporary and California art as well as building strong relationships with collectors, museums, institutions, and fiduciaries.
“Holly has made art her life’s work and we’re excited to add her extensive experience helping collectors and institutions acquire premier works,” said Greg Rohan, president of Heritage Auctions. “She is unique among her peers in that she seamlessly moves between auction world, ecommerce, museums and nonprofit organizations. She is a recognized leader in these areas and we think she will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”
Sherratt has more than a decade of experience appraising and vetting property for auction. She previously served as a specialist in modern and contemporary art at Bonhams Auctioneers and was the founding director of the firm’s Made in California auction series. She also worked in business development at the Internet’s leading art retailer in addition to partnering with museums in the United States and United Kingdom as head of museum programing.
Sherratt received her bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles and master’s degree in Visual Studies (Art History and Critical Theory) from the University of California, Irvine. She trained at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Laguna Art Museum. Holly also completed coursework at Loyola Law School and received the distinguished American Jurisprudence Awards for both legal writing and criminal law before transferring to graduate school.
Sherratt also is an active member of the San Francisco arts community. She served on the board of directors of Contemporary Extension at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and enjoys lecturing at local universities and arts organizations.
“This is an ideal opportunity to work with local collectors again,” Sherratt said. “I enjoy helping people curate collections and invest in art that they love. I am also excited to work with such a friendly and esteemed group of experts at Heritage. I am honored to be a part of this extraordinary team.”
Sherratt may be reached at email@example.com or 1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824), ext. 1505.
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