Lisa Jacobs is a private art dealer and founded Lisa Jacobs Fine Art in 1999, a full-service art advisory business providing curatorial and market advice with the highest standards of connoisseurship, scholarship and expertise in buying, selling and collecting art. For fourteen years, she served as the curator for the Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection and was instrumental in managing the donation of master works from the collection to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy, where they are permanently installed today. Lisa studied art history at Smith College and at the Sorbonne in Paris. Lisa directed Christine Burgin Gallery before becoming the first director of Peter Blum Gallery. In 1998, she curated Julien Levy: Portrait of an Art Gallery, a highly-acclaimed exhibition on surrealism at The Equitable Gallery, New York. Publications include Julien Levy: Portrait of an Art Gallery and The Schulhof Collection. She launched ArtGirl in 2003 and led her highly popular art tours of New York galleries until 2010. She continues to lecture on collecting contemporary art and the art market at art fairs and venues around the world including The Armory Show.

Evie T. Joselow, PhD is an independent Fine Art appraiser who brings more than 30 years of wide-ranging experiences to corporate, institutional and private clients seeking appraisals of artworks and decorative objects.

Her areas of expertise encompass 20th-century painting and sculpture, photography, decorative arts, furniture, and design. As an art historian, curator, and expert researcher and arts consultant she has extensive knowledge of art history, the art markets and collecting trends. In addition to her appraisal and consulting work, Dr. Joselow maintains a full roster of teaching, lecturing and publishing on appraisal practice and the history of art, architectures and design. She has taught on the faculties of New York University, Pratt Institute, the New York School of Interior Design and the Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Dr. Joselow holds a Ph.D. in Art History from The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and a Masters of Public Administration from Baruch College and received her B.A. from Vassar College.

Since 1994, Dorothea Basile is Co-founder and Director of ARTime, an arts and education organization offering adult, school, and family programs with a focus on contemporary art. An art historian and museum educator, Dorothea for more than 25 years has led tours of contemporary art galleries and museum exhibitions. She has taught art history courses and professional development workshops, organized exhibitions, and written educational and curatorial materials.

She is contemporary art historian-in-residence for Battery Park City Parks Conservancy’s 20th and 21st century public art collection since 1999 and recently created a podcast for the collection in conjunction with Culture- NOW. She has been on the staff of a number of museums including Brooklyn Museum, Guggenheim Museum, and MoMA PS1 and has been a member of the Contemporary Art Council of the Brooklyn Museum.

Dorothea holds a M.A in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, participated in IFA’s Curatorial Studies program and received her B.A. in Art History from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.


Elena Soboleva is the Curator of Artsy Projects, an international platform that invites contemporary artists to reimagine diverse international spaces by creating ambitious public installations, innovative site-specific commissions and performances. With nine years of experience and vast knowledge of arts industry, Elena develops collector initiatives and pro- gramming through online and offline channels for Artsy and advises top tier private collectors. She is passionate about integrating creativity with innovation.

Named “30 under 30” by Artinfo, “Who’s Who of Internet Art”, by W Maga- zine, “50 Influential Figures to Follow” by Complex Magazine and profiled in “How to Buy Art Online” by Vogue. Elena is also on the board of SxSW Art Advisory Board.

This year at The Armory Show, Elena curated the Artsy Project featuring Studio Drift's first Mixed Reality artwork, Concrete Storm, which utilized Microsoft HoloLens technology.

Artsy: artsy.net/elena
Twitter: @elenasoboleva
Instagram: @elenasoboleva

As an astute business and art market professional Elena Zavelev focuses on marketing, art business consulting and education. Her clients include 1stdibs, NYU, and others. Elena managed channel marketing at Collectri- um (Christie’s), educational programs at Skate’s Art Market Research and co-founded Art Fairy Education, a provider of unique art tours for major art fairs and galleries.

Elena has an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art, Connoisseurship and History of the Art Market from Christie's Education. She completed her undergraduate studies in Moscow, Russia. Elena is fluent in Russian.


Laurence Neron Bancel was born in France and is living in New York since 1996. She is an artist specialized in collage who has also been working for years in the education department of two museums of New York area specialized in the American Art. Her love for art and position as docent inspired her in founding LMNY/Art Walk New York, a firm whose goal is to make contemporary art fun and accessible to the general public through visits to galleries in the trendy neighborhood of Chelsea and Lower East Side but also less known district and artists studios. She is also the direc- tor of an artist residency and recently launched LM Studio in the town of Hyeres in the south of France. She has been leading tours at the Armory Show for the last 6 years. Laurence is fluent in French.