ANYONE CAN SELL YOU ART.
WE CREATE EXPERIENCES.
It doesn’t matter how you’ve acquired art for projects in the past. The important thing is, you know that art has value, right? Art even pays for itself (just ask us, we can show you the research). But why consider an art consulting and curating firm?
As curators, we find incredibly talented artists who create the perfect art for your space. As consultants, we’re your partners in creating an experience that connects your audience to your brand story. We believe art should engage. Art should provoke thought and dialogue. Art should create moments of discovery. And most of all, art should help turn your space into a one-of-a-kind experience.
See the difference
We love to talk about great art. We do it every day. But you know what we love even more? Finding great art. Using our experience and perception to curate imaginative collections. And connecting people to those collections to experience our clients' visions
LIKE OUR PROJECTS, NINE DOT ARTS STARTED WITH A VISION.
Our vision for an art consulting firm was to build a company that not only curates inspirational art experiences, but also serves as an advocate for both art and artists. We wanted to prove that you can grow a successful, for-profit arts sector business while displaying non-profit, mission-based values.
Today, that vision is not only intact, it’s thriving.
LET US INTRODUCE OURSELVES
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
When you’re born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, genteel grace and charm are just a natural byproduct of your upbringing. But Martha’s deep understanding of the art business and tenacious drive for business success are something all her own. As our CEO and Co-Founder of NINE dot ARTS, Martha oversees business planning, company finances, marketing and sales, team development, and is basically our head cheerleader and evangelist to the world. Martha left Alabama at 18 to expand her horizons and graduated from Colorado State University with a dual major – Communications and Fine Arts – to launch her journey. With her two diplomas in hand, she started her career with Walker Fine Art gallery in Denver, then moved on to the most prestigious art consulting firm (at the time) in the region, McGrath and Braun, from which NINE dot ARTS was born. Martha loves the business of art and finds tremendous satisfaction in helping new and emerging artists discover that you can actually get paid for your talent. She also loves using both sides of her brain on a daily basis, which can mean touring an amazing new NINE dot ARTS art experience in the morning and reviewing equally inspiring spreadsheets in the afternoon. When she’s not bouncing from meeting to meeting around our office, talking to movers and shakers in the art world, or giving high fives (with a handmade artistic hand, naturally) to team members, you might find her shopping at estate sales, urban hiking, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, or making cool stuff with her three art loving children.
Martha supports the art community by: currently serving on the Board of the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts and serving as Executive Director for Union Hall. Past experiences include lecturer for the Americans for the Arts conference in San Francisco on Art & Placemaking, serving on the Planning Committee for Stuart Semple’s Happy City, speaking on the CBCA Arts and Real Estate Panel, lecturer for the artist education series, Moxie U, and lecturer on Artist professional development for the Pueblo Economic Development Council.
LEADING THE CONVERSATION
As the business of art consulting and curating evolves, NINE dot ARTS also continues to adapt. How, you ask? By providing new resources to help our clients gain access and information regarding art, the artist community, and how art can impact their business, including:
- A nationwide research report loaded with helpful insights from our client audience
- Tips and guidance presented in papers, videos, and speaking engagements
- A continually growing, and proprietary, database of artists around the world for our curators to search and engage for the right projects