Salt Lake City—The Finch Lane Gallery is offering a workshop on collecting art while keeping to a budget. “Building an Art Collection on a Modest Budget”, featuring Dr. Donna Poulton, will be presented Saturday, November 5 from 2:00-3:30 at the Finch Lane Gallery. The event is free of charge. 


“You don’t need millions or even thousands of dollars to start a serious art collection,” says Dr. Poulton. “For anywhere from $50 to $1000 you can begin to create an enviable body of work of the course of your lifetime of collecting.” Some topics covered in the workshop includes techniques for creating a cohesive collection, knowing places where to buy art, how to acquire it, and how to tell a good work of art.


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: A former curator at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Dr. Donna Poulton currently has her own consulting company. She has juried and curated many exhibitions, written articles on Utah and Western art, and is the co-author of several books on Utah art. She is currently working on the revised edition of “Dictionary of Utah Artists” with Dr. Vern Swanson.


What:              “Building an Art Collection on a Modest Budget”

When:             Saturday, November 5 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Where:           Finch Lane Gallery, 54 Finch Lane in Reservoir Park