Hello there and Welcome!
I’m Bridgette Mayer and for the past nineteen years I have been running a top contemporary art gallery in Philadelphia (now a private by appointment business) as well as an art advisory and consulting business: Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors, based in Philadelphia, PA & Jacksonville, FL. In addition, I published my first book in 2016 Called “The Art Cure” and began conducting workshops for artists and creatives and doing one on one coaching with artists and gallerists through my coaching services.
I am someone who loves learning and growing and I have been on a spiritual path for most of my life. It started in childhood with long stretches of meditation and using my mind to find creative solutions around the troubling things I was experiencing at that time. What I realized several years ago when I felt called to share my life story and building my first business was that I love helping people.
Through growing my gallery business, consulting practice and real estate and franchise investments, I have learned a lot about marketing, growing a business, creating a success mindset and generating multiple figures sales and income. Through watching artists and creatives struggle to achieve more professionally and through growing the success of my own businesses and putting these principles into practice with artists and gallerists, I have enjoyed another chapter in my career of helping others get to the next level.
My mission is to help creatives, artists and entrepreneurs develop the tools to create unlimited career and business success. There are many ways that I can help you no matter where you are on your career path.
Let’s start with my book, blog and coaching! I have been written up in the New York Times Magazine and CNN has done a feature on me as a business “On the Rise”. I have been featured on many podcasts and interviewed frequently on creating a successful business including the Tory Burch Foundation’s “Women to Watch” series.
I hope you will share my journey, connect in with me and see what is possible for you!
About Bridgette Mayer Gallery
Bridgette Mayer is an art dealer in Philadelphia, PA. She opened Bridgette Mayer Gallery on Philadelphia’s historic Washington Square in 2001. In July of 2016 the gallery evolved to a private gallery and consulting practice. Mayer represents artists from Philadelphia, New York and around the world, specializing in contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. The gallery also deals in secondary market artwork sales and private and corporate consulting.
Gallery artists have won many prestigious awards including the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, Guggenheim Grants, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Awards, the Miami University Young Painters Competition and the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Grant.
Bridgette Mayer Gallery has been featured on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 as a small business “On The Rise” and was recognized as a recommended Philadelphia arts destination in The New York Times Magazine. In 2013, Mayer was named one of the top 500 Galleries in the world by Boulin ArtInfo, and was also featured in the Tory Burch Foundation’s “Women To Watch” series. Mayer has been a featured speaker on many panels in the Philadelphia area and has guest lectured at a number of Universities, where her talks focus on how emerging artists can promote their work and sustain a career in the arts. A graduate of Bucknell University, Mayer was an active member of the University’s Arts Board for several years. She is currently a board member of the Arts & Business Council, Philadelphia, PA & Vox Vopuli, Philadelphia, PA.
About the Book, “The Art Cure”
How did a young girl who came through the DYFS system and foster care end up in the art world with a multi-million dollar gallery and consulting business? Through the kindness of strangers, fierce determination, and a survivor’s sheer will, Bridgette Mayer’s is a success story for the ages. In her inspirational memoir of gross neglect, violent abuse, and ultimately redemption, she shares her journey from the projects of Jersey City to eventually becoming one of Philadelphia’s most celebrated gallery owners.
By following her heart and passion for art, Mayer’s interests evolved from a means of escape into her salvation and her security. She used her inherent self-assurance, natural curiosity, and scrapper work ethic to overcome the damage inflicted on her as a child and create a harmonious, rewarding, and charitable life — for herself and the artists she represents.
The Art Cure is for anyone who aspires to a career in the arts and who has been told it’s too difficult or impractical to pursue. With bravery and tenacity, anyone can achieve the life of their dreams, no matter how out of reach it may seem. Mayer offers readers a bridge to color and a lifeline of hope for the future.