Finch Lane Gallery – 54 Finch Lane, Salt Lake City
Saturday, November 5, 2016
2:00 – 3:30p.m.

You don’t need millions or even thousands of dollars to start a serious art collection. For anywhere from $50 to $1000 you can begin to create an enviable body of work over the course of your lifetime of collecting. Buy what you like, but do it smartly. Learn techniques for creating a cohesive collection; know where and how to buy; don’t buy a work because it’s cheap, but because it is a good work of art—and learn how to know the difference.

Through this workshop young collectors and any collector on a budget will understand that he or she can live with authentic and compelling objects. These objects hold the creative energy of their makers, which in turn inspires a substantive life for the collector. Dr. Poulton wants to demystify the idea that collecting is only for the well-to-do and encourage those on very tight budgets to discover the thrill of searching for good and even great art.


About the presenter: After curating art of Utah and the West at the University of Utah’s Museum of Fine Arts for seven years, Donna L. Poulton has recently established her own company, Donna L. Poulton, Curated: Fine Art Consulting. She received her M.A. from Boston University in Stuttgart and later received her Ph.D. from Brigham Young University.  She has juried and curated many exhibitions, written articles on Utah and Western Art , and is the co-author of Utah Art, Utah Artists; Painters of Utah’s Canyons and Deserts; Reuben Kirkham: Pioneer Artist; LeConte Stewart Masterworks and Painters of Grand Teton National Park. She is currently working on the revised Dictionary of Utah Artists with Dr. Vern Swanson.   

This event is sponsored by the Salt Lake City Arts Council and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.



For additional information, contact the Salt Lake City Arts Council, 801.596.5000 or visit