About Art Work Fine Art Services

For nearly 30 years, Art Work Fine Art Services has served as the trusted logistics partner of some of America’s most highly-regarded museums, galleries, collectors, and artists. We specialize in expert handling, and work passionately and painstakingly to customize unique and creative solutions for door-to-door domestic and international shipping, warehousing, and preservation of your artwork. Over the years, we have reliably crated, stored, transported, and cared for thousands of pieces of artwork, ensuring safe delivery and reliable installation.

Our team is made up of experts in many mediums, including design, painting, printmaking, carpentry, photography, and sculpture. The passion we have for the art community is reflected in the dedication we have to our craft and the pride we take in providing you with our expert services.

Art Work FAS supports our local art communities with offices in Portland and Seattle, but we also work with clientele in California’s Bay Area and Silicon Valley, as well as in Los Angeles, New York City, and across the Rocky Mountains.

Meet Our Team

Eric Gibbons

Director of Operations, Portland

Eric joined Art Work FAS in 2011 and currently leads the charge at our Portland location. He is originally from Texas and holds an MFA from The San Francisco Art Institute and a BFA from Texas State University. Eric has over twenty years of experience in the art handling field, starting as a preparator at the Austin Museum of Art. Following this role, he worked in numerous museums and galleries in Texas, California, and here in the Pacific Northwest.

Eric also maintains a robust art practice of his own. His works have been recently shown at the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Marina Abramovic Institute West.

Quote to Live By
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
- Albert Einstein

Jessica Bender

Director of Operations, Seattle

Jessica joined Art Work FAS in 2013 as the Collections and Inventory Manager, and she now leads our Seattle team as the Director of Operations. She has a BFA from Western Washington University with a focus in sculpture and installation. Before joining our team, she worked as a preparator for over a decade at some of the best regional museums, including the Tacoma, Seattle, Bellevue and Whatcom Museums, as well as at the Henry Art Gallery.

Quote to Live By
"When you hit a wall—of your own imagined limitations—just kick it in."
- Patti Smith/Sam Shepard

Rob Saccardi

Crating and Special Projects Manager

Rob joined Art Work FAS in 2016 as the Crating Manager. Because of his dedication, level of involvement, and expertise in our most complex projects, Rob was also promoted to manage Special Projects implementation in 2019. He is a graduate from American University in Washington, DC with a BA in Fine Art, and also holds certificates for project management and heavy equipment operation. Rob has worked in fine art logistics for over 15 years, beginning his career with another art handling company in Washington DC before joining our team.

Quote to Live By
"Creativity takes courage."
- Henri Matisse

Acacia Phillips

President

Before joining our team at Art Work FAS, Acacia spent 20+ years in the financial services industry, leading everything from operations and strategy to marketing and risk. During this “first” career, she was proud to create industry-leading customer experience programs for local and national institutions across the US.

At Art Work FAS, Acacia is passionate about making each client experience special and unique. She focuses on infrastructure and technology as tools to meet clients’ needs by connecting real people to get the job done. Acacia believes her #1 priority is to provide the tools and opportunities needed for her team to do what they do best.

Quote to Live By
"Be so good they can’t ignore you."
- Steve Martin

Our Partners

We deeply value our community, and actively invest in many of the excellent cultural and nonprofit organizations in our region. Participating with our colleagues in professional organizations and events is vital to our work as we strive to collaborate on the issues and challenges that we face in our field.

We are proud supporting members of the following organizations and programs:

 

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