Saatchi Art Hires Art Advisor Hayley Miner to Head Its Trade Division

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Saatchi Art, the worlds leading online gallery for emerging art, today announced the appointment of Hayley Miner as Director of Art Advisory to the Trade.

An art advisor with extensive experience in interior design, Ms. Miner will develop the art advisory programs specialized trade division, catering to the needs of interior designers and architects, whose art purchases are part of a growing international art market valued at $65 billion a year. With more than 15 years of experience in art advisory and interior design, Ms. Miner most recently ran an art consulting firm advising private and corporate clients on building art collections. Previously, she worked for celebrated White House decorator Michael S. Smith on numerous large-scale residential and hospitality projects.

Hayleys expertise combined with our unparalleled selection of original art allows us to deliver exactly what a designer needs quickly and without having to spend any of the clients budget on art advisory serviceswhich typically cost upwards of $250 an hour, said Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and Vice President of Art Advisory at Saatchi Art.

From working one-on-one with the designer to understand the project brief, to sourcing and shipping artwork, Hayley and our team of curators make a trusted, one-stop solution for designers, offered completely free of charge.

With its art advisory program, Saatchi Art streamlines the process of sourcing, buying, and shipping original art, saving individuals and interior designers the hours typically spent visiting multiple brick-and-mortar galleries and unraveling international shipping logistics. The on-demand advisory service leverages the expertise of curators, who carefully parse through the more than 500,000 original works of art for sale on Prospective buyers seeking guidance through the service receive artwork suggestions personalized to their tastes and budgets within 5 business days.

Designers around the world, including acclaimed interior designer Adam Hunter of Adam Hunter, Inc., regard Saatchi Arts advisory service as an indispensable tool:

"I am a huge fan of Saatchi Art because they make the art selection process seamless and enriching, Hunter said. Art is essential in my life.It isliterallythe colorthat magic pixie dustthat enhances my rooms. With their art advisory service, I am able to choose from a specially curated collection of artworks handpicked by my personal advisor based on my specific needs.

In addition to providing guidance to designers with residential clients, the expanded trade division will extend its reach to serve those working with hospitality, healthcare, and corporate clients.

Both individuals and members of the design trade are welcome to use Saatchi Arts free art advisory service. To consult with a curator who can help you find art to suit your style, space, and budget, visit or call +1 888-622-9767.

Designers and members of the media are invited to schedule an appointment with Ms. Miner during any of the following design events she will be attending this fall:

September 48: Maison et Objet design fair (Paris, France) September 17: West Elm pop-up event (Los Angeles, CA) September 29: ASID IP Expo (Los Angeles, CA) October 1722: High Point Market fair (High Point, NC)

About Saatchi Art

Saatchi Art features the worlds largest selection of original art and helps people all over the world find art and artists they love. The site offers more than 500,000 original paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs by over 50,000 emerging artists from over 100 countries. Saatchi Art is redefining the experience of buying and selling art by providing art lovers with free art advisory services and an expertly curated selection of art, while giving artists a convenient and welcoming environment in which to exhibit and sell their work. To discover the world of Saatchi Art, please Saatchi Online, Inc., which operates Saatchi Art, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Demand Media, Inc. (NYSE:DMD).

For press requests or to schedule an appointment with Hayley Miner during any of her appearances, please email Nicole Garton at or call +1 310-869-7797.

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