Wed: Art Panel at Chelsea Frames: Collecting, Curating and Creating ART


Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Wednesday, June 26, 2019


Art Panel at Chelsea Frames

Chelsea Frames and Galerie Protégé
197 Ninth Ave
(Between 22nd and 23rd Streets)
IFDA has a new CCC!  
Collecting, Curating and Creating ART   




                                           Dáreece Walker                        Sara Meghdari

Four perspectives on Art TODAY


Woe is the interior designer or architect who fails to persuade a client to acquire the key works of art that will serve as the Jewel in the Crown for his/her design.
Art Consultant Elizabeth Sadoff will discuss strategies to conquer this challenge and
hopefully achieve a successful outcome.

 Displaying art to its best advantage is an art in itself.  Daniel Beauchemin, CEO of Chelsea Frames, will steer us through integrating framing and art purchases into a design project. When should one begin to think about that? He will teach us to educate our clients on collecting for the long and short term. How do we manage small and impulse purchases?  Tips on reframing what they own to freshen and create a synergy with a new environment.


 3 and 4.

 Two emerging Star Artists, Sara Meghdari, an Iranian-born interdisciplinary artist, and Dáreece Walker, artist, sculpture and activist, will talk about their work, creative processes, as well as ideologies which are trending in the art world right now. We will see their work on display at the Galerie Protégé and they will give advice to collectors on how to spot the unrecognized gems in the art community.


Our Art Mavens:


Elizabeth Sadoff:
Elizabeth Sadoff Art Advisory is a Manhattan-based, full-service art advisory firm, specializing in art selection and placement for interior design and architectural firms.  ESAA also brings budding collectors together with artwork that they would not have discovered on their own.  Its vision is to promote the work of emerging and mid-career artists -leading sculptors, painters and photographers of our time as well as artists' estates.
Growing up in a home where design and the comforts of living were a central and daily part of life Daniel Beauchemin knew his future lay somewhere in the design world. Graced with a multicultural environment by his parent's circle of friends, he grew an eclectic taste for all that is beautifully designed. 
His studies included architecture, furniture design and art history which expanded into interiors. With 10 years of design experience under his belt he moved to NYC and was introduced to the framing industry through a friend. He purchased Chelsea Frames in 1995 which became the focus of his work and life. By 2009 Chelsea Frames had become one of the most renowned framing studios in the USA with customers that spanned the globe. 
     Larson Juhl, offered him a design opportunity to design frames in Europe in September 2009. Senior Manager, Jaclyn Acker took over the NY operations, which allowed Daniel and his husband to make the move to the Netherlands. After 6 ½ years in Europe he would return to NY and the framing studio where he can again work daily with clients, collectors and designers, And back to his first love - The Guy who walked into a frame shop.
Sara Meghdari is an Iranian-American interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She has been twice awarded the Alice Beck-Odette Scholarship Award as well as the Thomas Reiss Memorial Award. She is an alumni of the Engaging Artists Residency Program with the More-Art Organization. Meghdari's photography and videos have been included at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center (2018), the 10th Annual Governors Island Art Fair (2017), and the Queens Museum of Art (2016) among others. 
Dáreece Walker was born in Manhattan, and received his BA in Fine Arts from Colorado University and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts.His recent  shows include Prizm Art Fair, Miami, FL., Black Is The Giant, a solo show, at Long Gallery in Harlem, and Governors Island Art Fair, NY. 
      He has made work for BLACKLIVESMATTER, and his work has been used in protests as visual aid in New York and Florida during the George Zimmerman trial. Walker was RAW Colorado Springs Visual Artist of the Year 2012, and received the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for excellence in Fine Arts from SVA in 2016. His work is in the permanent collection of his alma mater UCCS, the NAACP Colorado Springs Chapter. 


Non Member Guests $40
IFDA Members $20 
Students Free with ID
Tickets are nonrefundable
A Special Thank you to our Event Host