Lele Barnett

Lele Barnett

Art advising for private clients passionate about learning and growing in their patronage of the arts

Curating for organizations supporting positive change in the world

Cultivating creative projects with a focus on inspiration and fulfillment

Lele Barnett ยท Art Advisor & Curator

Lele Barnett is an Art Advisor and Curator based in Seattle with 20 years of experience in the art world. Most recently, she served 8 years as Curator of the Microsoft Art Collection, where she directed the acquisition, care, display, and interpretation of works in the 5,000 piece collection. She managed project budgets over $1M, collaborating with clients, employee teams, project managers, architects, designers, and contractors. Prior to that, Barnett curated independent exhibitions for the Bumbershoot Festival and the Washington State Convention Center and has worked in galleries across the country. She was also co-founder for McLeod Residence: a home for extraordinary living through art, technology, and collaboration.

Lele Barnett is a member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA), the only accrediting body for the industry in the United States. Working with an APAA art advisor ensures that while you are exploring the vast and complex world of fine art, you will be given advice from an impartial, experienced professional who, as your advocate, works only on your behalf.

Her services include: art market research, art advising and acquisitions, budgeting and price negotiations, strategic collection planning, overseeing framing and installation, collection management, curating exhibitions, and project management.