Is selling art online a brisk or risky business? Join us for a practical and philosophical chat with artist and antiques dealer George Zupp and gallerist Jordan Roth who will share their experiences ranging from cautionary tales of selling on eBay to favorable stories of selling on sites like Artsy.
George Zupp is a self-described Texas outsider artist and collector who has more than 800 items on eBay since 2004. He attended The University of Texas at San Antonio where he studied sculpture as a graduate student.
Jordan Roth is a co-owner and gallery director for Ro2 Art, a full-service art gallery and advisory in Dallas, he runs alongside his mother, Susan Roth Romans. Growing up around the art business, Jordan's career path seemed an obvious one. From the time, as a child, he played “gallery” at his mother's MJS International Fine Art in Fort Worth, the influence of art has been a dominating force in his life. Jordan officially gained employment in art galleries in 2005, working his way to Director of two Dallas galleries before joining forces with his mother in 2009, to form Ro2 Art, which has operated as many as three full-time spaces at once, in it's almost four years in operation, producing more than 100 exhibitions to date. Ro2 Art has been named Best Art Gallery by The Dallas Observer, and is a proud member of CADD, the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas.
Jordan thrives on his involvement in philanthropic endeavors within and outside of the art world. From 2008-2016 Jordan served on the art committee for Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, acting as art co-chair for their annual Art+Advocacy auction in 2012, which netted over $500,000 for DCAC. Jordan holds a position on the board of directors for The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, a nonprofit arts space founded in 1994. Jordan also leads the organization's MAC PAC initiative. In 2012, Jordan accepted, on behalf of Ro2 Art, the prestigious Obelisk Award, presented by The North Texas Business Council for the Arts.
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