About Us

Art encounter team - Trusted for 25 years

Art encounter team – Trusted for over 28 years



Rod Maly


Rod Maly, CEO

 After concluding a successful career in technology, Mr. Maly turned a 40-year passion for fine and decorative art into a thriving business by establishing Art encounter in Las Vegas in the early 1990’s. With Mr. Maly’s guidance, Art encounter became the largest retail art gallery in Nevada, was voted “Best Art Gallery In Las Vegas,” and handled some of the biggest names in the art world. Under Mr. Maly, this fine art, custom framing, appraisal, and dealership business developed a reputation for accurate, high-integrity art appraisals; museum quality framing; and a propensity for offering unique works of art by established masters as well as emerging artists. Mr. Maly is known for his philanthropic work with local and national charitable organizations where he has selflessly devoted himself to the curating and auctioneering of fine art related fund raising events.


Brett K. Maly, President and Appraiser 

Mr. Maly has served as a Director for Art encounter since 1996 and as its president since 2010. In 2004, Mr. Maly was certified as an appraiser through UC Irvine’s Certification Program in Fine Art and Decorative Arts. In addition to appraising artworks by some of the most important artists in history, Mr. Maly has appeared as an expert on radio and television. He has a recurring role on the History Channel show PAWN STARS, where he has discussed everything from fine art valuation to its collection and preservation.


Scott L. Ferguson,  Executive Director

As a graduate of the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, Mr. Ferguson brings a distinguished 35-year career in fine art to our professional staff. Mr. Ferguson has extensive experience in the art gallery business, having been employed as Director for some of the finest galleries in New York and Las Vegas. As curator for Art encounter, Mr. Ferguson is presenting for acquisition, unique investment grade works of art to annex our existing sensational collection. Additionally, Mr. Ferguson oversees Art encounter’s consignment department, creating a unique alternative venue for those clients who wish to remain anonymous, and have their collection sold in a private and discreet environment.