Krista Howard is an art advisor and is founder of HOWARD495, an art advisory firm and project space based in Vancouver, British Columbia. H495 assists both new and dedicated collectors with all aspects related to their art collecting needs. Acquisitions are approached with a critical and discerning eye, offering a customized and collaborative approach to the acquisition of art for both residential and commercial collections. Whether a single purchase, refreshment of an existing collection or a long-term art strategy, H495 provides complete discretion and an unbiased commitment to ensure client selections are guided by, and are a reflection of, each collector’s unique and distinctive aesthetic.
Krista Howard has a BA in Art History from the University of British Columbia, studied contemporary art at Sotheby’s NY and is in the process of obtaining her ISA Certification for Fine Art Appraisals. H495 offers all aspects of collecting, from research and education, to acquisition and installation.
- Research – comparables, condition, provenance, art historical relevance, investment valuations
- Collection strategy
- Delivery and shipping
- Installation services
- Inventory management
- Collection deaccession
- Collaboration with architects and designers
- Appraisal Services