About Chandra Cerrito/ Art Advisors
Chandra Cerrito / Art Advisors provides curatorial expertise, extensive art resources, and outstanding service to a wide range of clientele seeking to develop high quality, uniquely tailored art programs. We believe that art can significantly enhance environments and enrich our experiences of them. Through a collaborative process, we engage our clients to learn about the design and function of their spaces and to identify their aesthetic interests, programmatic goals, potential audiences, and budget parameters. With that understanding, we present targeted art concepts that lead to successful, harmonious art installations. With our combined 40+ years of art consulting experience and our educational backgrounds in art history and studio art, we have the capability to connect clients with exceptional works by artists at all levels.
Areas of Expertise
Public Art Consulting
Public Art in Private Development
Public Art Policy
Interior Art Consulting
Chandra Cerrito, Principal
With over 20 years of experience as an interior art advisor and public art consultant, Chandra Cerrito has a depth of art consulting expertise. After earning a BA in art history and Certificate of Visual Art from Princeton University and an MFA in sculpture from California College of the Arts, she worked in Bay Area galleries and art consulting firms as manager, assistant to the director, and art consultant. Starting in 2003, Cerrito refined her curatorial skills as an independent curator of numerous museum exhibitions and director of the Oakland-based gallery Chandra Cerrito Contemporary for over a decade. In 2004, she founded Chandra Cerrito / Art Advisors, in Napa, CA, which helps create collections for corporate, hospitality and health care clients. As a public art advisor, she has worked with developers, property owners, and cities to manage over 45 public art projects and develop public art policy.
Virginia Tominia, Senior Art Consultant
Virginia Tominia has worked as a fine art consultant in Atlanta and California since 1999, developing collections for hospitality, corporate and health care clients throughout the United States and abroad. She is a senior art consultant at Chandra Cerrito / Art Advisors, where she has worked since 2007. Tominia earned a BA in art history from Emory University in Atlanta, where she minored in fine art with a concentration in sculpture and philosophy. Early on, she carved her way as a fine artist, exhibiting in local and international art spaces, co-founded a contemporary art issues group of professional artists, writers and curators, and interned in the curatorial department at Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta. Passionate about art, Tominia has curated and juried numerous Bay Area gallery exhibitions, volunteered at local arts organizations, and served as managing gallery director of Chandra Cerrito Contemporary. With particular mastery in creative art sourcing, skillful placement, overseeing commissions, and meticulous project administration, Tominia has led or helped manage dozens of projects for a variety of clientele including Kaiser Permanente, UCSF Medical Center, Westin Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels, Tucker’s Point Residencies and Club, Georgia Pacific Headquarters, AAA California, the David Brower Center, and Neiman Marcus.
Donna Napper, Art Consultant
Donna Napper has worked in the field of contemporary fine art since 2000, as a gallery owner, curator, and art consultant. She brings to her art consulting projects extensive experience building relationships with artists and assisting clients, from individuals and interior designers to corporations and museums, with the acquisition of art. Napper received a BA from Loyola Marymount University. After working for Los Angeles galleries for four years, she founded her own internationally recognized gallery, den contemporary. Later serving as curator and director of public programs at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, she worked on exhibitions of notable regional artists, curated the ICA’s first solo exhibition for an international artist, and created an ongoing program of participatory and interactive art performances. Napper has served as guest curator, invited juror, and reviewer of artists portfolios for numerous art organizations and universities throughout LA and the Bay Area. She currently serves on the Curatorial Committee for Root Division, and on the Executive Committee for the Northern California Chapter of ArtTable, a national organization of women leaders in the visual arts. With strong organizational skills, a keen eye for emerging talent, and a solid knowledge of established artists, Napper incorporates high quality works into collections and manages rotating exhibition programs for a wide range of individual, corporate and health care clients including Century Management, CBRE, Erickson Law, F&M Bank, North East Medical Services, CPMC, UCSF Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente.
Katie Revilla, Associate
As an associate at Chandra Cerrito / Art Advisors, Katie Revilla manages many aspects of the firm’s operations, from registrar services to marketing. She is an arts professional with varied experience in museums and galleries, as well as an active studio artist. She earned a BA in art practice from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. With certified art handling training, Revilla has worked as preparator at the Asian Art Museum, Worth Ryder Gallery, and Chandra Cerrito Contemporary. She has held manager and visitor services positions at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and the New Museum Los Gatos. At CC/AA, Revilla skillfully assists in artist relations, maintains an extensive artist database, acts as registrar and preparator, and leads marketing efforts via the firm’s web site, e-newsletters, and social media.