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Collecting and Investing in Fine Art: A Seminar


Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10am – 3pm

5720 S. Arville St. Suite 117

Las Vegas, NV 89118


Art encounter cordially invites you to attend our

FIRST EVER art collecting & investing seminar.

We will teach the following:


*Why art can be a great investment.

*Current trends within the market.

*What gives art value (and takes it away).

*How to identify different types of art.

*Tricks and pitfalls of the “picking” trade.

*How to preserve art (i.e., protect your investment).  


Seminar Fee: $200.

Includes lunch and a copy of Brett Maly’s book: The Pocket Picker: for Fine Art,

A field guide to procuring and profiting in fine art.


Space is limited.  Reserve your seat now.

You can also call (702) 227-0220 or email with any questions or inquiries.



Meet Your Instructors:


Brett K. Maly has served as a Director for Art encounter since 1996 and as its president since 2010.  Mr. Maly is a member in good standing with the American Society of Appraisers and, in addition to appraising artworks by some of the most important artists of the last 200 years for both private collectors and prestigious institutions, he frequently appears as an expert on radio and television (including a recurring role on the History Channel’s PAWN STARS) where he discusses art valuation, collection, and preservation.


Scott L. Ferguson has served as the Executive Director of Art encounter since 2013.  New York City born and raised, Mr. Ferguson grew-up in its burgeoning Pop and Street Art scenes, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring. He graduated with a BFA from New York University and of the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, and has over forty-year’s experience as Director for many of the finest galleries and collections in New York and Las Vegas.