Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, HOWARD495 is an art advisory firm serving new and dedicated collectors, in both the private and commercial sectors globally since 2006. Offering a customized, collaborative approach, we assist our clients with all aspects related to their art collecting needs, from research and education to acquisition and installation.
With regular monitoring of art schools, auctions, news and events, H495 stays current with developments and global changes in the art world. Long-term relationships with dealers, collectors, advisors, and auction house specialists provide H495 not only knowledge of, but access to, difficult to acquire sought-after works from both emerging and established artists.
Housed within a project space H495 exhibits for sale, a rotating, secondary market inventory of contemporary work by international and national artists at all junctures of their careers. We are dedicated to offering diverse art, across all disciplines, without compromise that is historically, socially and at times politically relevant and collectable today.
Howard495 is proud to classify itself as a women-owned and operated business and takes great pride in building diverse collections that authentically reflect what the art world looks like today.
Krista Howard is an art advisor and founder of Howard495. With an extensive background in art history, 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. With over 3 decades as a private collector and 16 years of experience as an art advisor, Krista Howard travels globally to attend art fairs, biennials, museum shows and gallery exhibitions. Long-term relationships with dealers, gallerists, advisors, collectors and auction house specialists provide H495 not only with knowledge of but access to, difficult to acquire, sought-after works from both emerging and established artists.
Her experience in initiatives within the arts community, support of emerging artists and her background in uplifting and supporting women in business are values which she carries into her work with Howard495.