Chicago

Diane Dinkins Carr, Co-Chair
President, DDC Consulting Group, Inc.

Julie Gustafson, Co-Chair
President & Founder, MJG Advisory LLC

Angelica Semmelbauer

Angelica Semmelbauer is a private art advisor based in New York City, and founder of art advisory company Ellipsis Art, where she advises private clients on art acquisition and collection management. She also represents a roster of artists from her previous 15-year career as a gallerist. During her tenure as Director at Mimi Ferzt Gallery in New York (2005-2015), which specialized in Russian Non-Conformist and Contemporary Art, she organized important curatorial exhibitions for these artists, and placed many of them in important private and public art collections around the world, including the Guggenheim Museum, MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the State Tretyakov gallery, Moscow.

In her current private advisory role, she is most excited about creating direct connections between artists and collectors. She curates exhibitions, organizes events, including studio visits, and creates marketing campaigns to bring visibility to contemporary and mid-career artists.

Angelica serves as the Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for ArtTable’s New York Chapter, and as Communication Officer for the NYU Alumni Council, where she received her Master’s Degree in Visual Arts Administration (Class of 2004). When not busy with client work, Angelica also loves to travel and to practice yoga.

Lauren Jensen

Lauren Jensen serves as Chief Commercial Officer at ARtGlass, the leader in creating augmented experiences for the arts and culture. She has a passion for making the arts and augmented storytelling inclusive and accessible for all. She has worked with arts organizations across the world throughout her time in previous roles at Art Processors and Antenna International. Lauren specializes in human rights and cultural studies, graduating with dual degrees in International Affairs and Russian Language and Literature with a minor in Classical Studies from the University of Georgia. Lauren is based in Atlanta, GA, and serves as Co-Chair of the Metro Atlanta Chapter of ArtTable.

Nuria Richards

Nuria Richards is an arts professional who is passionate about art collections and the way they positively impact the market and philanthropy. She attended the Fine Arts School at the National University in Mexico City and holds an Art Business Graduate degree from Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Claremont Graduate University where she extended her academic interests to Economics, Cultural Studies, and Management of Corporate Collections.

After studying in New York and Los Angeles, Nuria relocated to Miami and worked in the gallery system holding the position of Executive Manager for Piero Atchugarry Gallery, and Director of Museum Relations for Ascaso Gallery. Around this period she became part of ArtTable Florida Chapter as Chair of Programming.

Nuria supports young and emerging artists through the curatorial project Clandestina and is the founder of RICHARDS & Co, an Art Management & Estate Planning Agency that evaluates and creates strategies for acquiring, selling, transferring, and donating art. She works, with families and individuals, designing the sale and acquisition of works by artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, George Condo, Diego Rivera, Wifredo Lam, Joaquín Torres-García, Victor Vasarely, and Leonora Carrington. Her relationship with art and involvement with museums, galleries, artists, and collectors in the US and Mexico seeks to create cultural impact through the practice of art collecting.

Nuria’s goal is to generate strategies for collectors to successfully fulfill their art interests, while positively impacting the community. She has been a conduit between secondary and primary markets for a generation of artists and collectors that were caught in the middle of a rapidly changing art world.

Ellen Taubman

An independent curator and renowned philanthropist with 35 years of experience working in the field of Native arts, with expertise in art markets and curatorial projects. In her philanthropic efforts, she and her husband founded The William and Ellen Taubman Foundation. She had previously been a guest curator for the exhibition Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3: Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast (Changing Hands is a three-part project that spans one decade from 2002-2012) at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City. In addition to her guest curatorial background, she was the vice president at Sotheby’s for american indian/tribal art from 73-98, and Curator at Masco Corporation from 88-92. In addition to her work as a Curator and Independent Consultant, she has also served as a longtime volunteer at various Native markets across the United States, more specifically the Southwest Association of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico held each August, where she regularly a Classification Manager and a Judge. She has also served on the Fellowship Committee for the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.

Delphine Daniels

Delphine is an experienced business development professional with over 16 years of experience developing strategic relationships and driving organizational awareness and growth in the design and construction industry. In 2021, she joined Gilbane Building Company to support the company’s growing portfolio of cultural and institutional projects. In her new role, she works closely with
operations to enhance and expand client relationships, as well as gain market share in both public and private sectors. Prior to joining Gilbane, Delphine led business development and marketing efforts for two mid-size architecture firms, and, most recently, for a boutique-sized owner’s representative firm specializing in cultural and institutional work for mission-driven clients. Prior to joining the AEC industry, Delphine held positions at The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

She holds an undergraduate degree in art and architectural history from the University of Washington, and a Master of Philosophy in contemporary art and architectural history from the City University of New York. Delphine is also active in many industry organizations including, the Urban Land Institute, Professional Women in Construction, Urban Design Forum and the American Institute of Architects (NY Chapter), where she is a member of the Cultural Facilities Committee.

Laura Ballman

Laura is a credentialed art market expert. She offers clients a global perspective developed during two decades building trusted relationships across four continents. Previously, Laura led US Art & Finance for Deloitte, the world’s largest business consulting firm, serving blue-chip auction houses, collectors, galleries, governments, museums, and financial institutions. Earlier in her career, Laura served Democrat and Republican Administrations in a number of international-facing roles, including as head of intelligence for the FBI Art Crime Team. Laura holds an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art and an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She is Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliant through March 2023.

Barbara Chamberlain

Barbara joined AIG Private Client Group in 2008 and became a Director of Art Collection Management in 2010. She has more than 25 years of registration/collections management experience in private, public, university, and corporate collections and museums, and with art libraries and archives. She began her career at a contemporary art gallery in New York City after which she was assistant curator of The FORBES Magazine Collection. Before coming to AIG, Barbara was the registrar at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Florida. Today at AIG she provides collection management, risk management and loss prevention services, and claims assistance for private collections policyholders in the Southeastern, Central and Midwestern U.S. Barbara is a member of the Executive Board of the Friends of the Uffizi Gallery, a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS), and a member of ArtTable Florida Chapter leadership. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Psychology with a minor in painting from Smith College, and a Masters in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University where she now teaches the first course in private collectors, collections, and museums.

Sharikay Sloboda, PHR

Based in South Florida and a ‘sunshine state’ native, Sharikay leads Art Peritus’s business development in multi-state territory as Southeast Regional Director. Additionally, she leads the firm’s organizational development as the head of Human Resources.

With a decade long career at Christie’s Auction House, both in Chicago and New York, she is experienced in working closely with private clients, insurance professionals, attorneys, private banks, and wealth managers on the valuation of fine and decorative art, jewelry, watches, wine, and other tangible personal property including general contents of an estate. Sharikay facilitates appraisals for the purposes of insurance coverage, claims and litigation, estate planning and estate tax, family division, charitable giving, art leasing and using art as loan collateral and is a veteran at managing the complexities of art installation and logistics on behalf of clients.

A life-long passion for the arts, and cultural diversity, also led Sharikay to spend 15 years abroad. She lived and worked in the UK, Europe, Africa, Central America, and Southeast Asia in multiple industry segments that in addition to fine art included business & project management, human resources, marketing, education, wellness, and luxury hospitality. A chapter full of experience and global exposure that allows her to bring a unique perspective and talent to our team, and a level of service, sensitivity, professionalism, and discretion to our clients.

Sharikay holds a BA in the History of Art & Archaeology from Florida State University, studied Human Resource Management at Cornell University, is a recognized Professional in Human Resources (PHR), a member of ArtTable, the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Palm Beach Estate Planning Council and is compliant in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) through August 2023.

Gabrielle Das

Gabrielle Das received a BA in Art and Media Studies from Pitzer College in 2017 with a focus on woodworking. She is a passionate advocate for bringing art to underserved communities with a particular interest in teaching skills that serve both practical and artistic applications such as carpentry, ceramics, and metal casting. In 2016, Gabrielle traveled to Mexico City to help teach sculpture classes at El Faro Tlahuac resulting in the installation of an aluminum-relief, 3-tier, self-irrigating garden wall titled 7 Barrios alongside 16 local students and two other instructors. Following this, Gabrielle became a lead fabricator for Lost Spirits Distillery’s whimsical micro-amusement tasting experience, which won “World’s Best Distillery Tour” in 2019 from Drinks International. During the pandemic, Gabrielle worked as a Teaching Assistant at Pitzer College, guiding two virtual sections of “Sustainable Sculpture: Crafting Care, Curiosity, and Community” under Professor Sarah Gilbert. Gabrielle hopes to continue to educate and serve communities in need as ArtTable’s Administrator.

gdas@arttable.org

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