“Working with Bridgette Mayer has been an incredibly positive experience. She’s been a tremendous asset in helping me build my collection of contemporary art, with her wonderful eye for talent and, equally important, a very clear understanding of my taste and my goals. Over the past few years, Bridgette has opened my mind and, in turn, strengthened my portfolio by introducing me to artists and works of art that I might not have previously known about or perhaps even considered. From an investment perspective, I must note that last year Bridgette suggested that I might want to add to my collection a small work by an artist she felt was important, and I followed her guidance. A few months after I purchased this work, the Guggenheim purchased three of this artist’s works, which immediately and significantly increased the value of my painting. On a personal level, Bridgette has a wonderfully gentle way about her, and she is simply lovely to work with.”
- Glenn H., Philadelphia, PA
“When we first considered building an art collection, we needed advice on how to navigate the art world and where to best focus our investment. As buyers, we had a common interest in modern and contemporary art but needed the right expertise and guidance to better inform our purchasing decisions. Our friends introduced us to Bridgette Mayer who they said would provide highly personalized advice with our specific goals in mind.
Over the past several years, Bridgette has educated and guided us well. As a result, we’ve assembled a small collection that we enjoy very much and where the return on our investment in terms of appreciation has exceeded our expectations. Bridgette’s experience and deep knowledge is impressive as well as her broad industry connections.
The thoughtful approach that she takes when consulting makes working with her a true delight. As we continue to add to our collection, having Bridgette’ expertise behind us is extremely valuable.”
- Frank D. & Alex F., New York, NY
“I met Bridgette Mayer through her advertising her exhibitions in Philadelphia Style Magazine.
The creativity of her ads as well as the artwork caught my attention and I had to go check it out.
I have a passion for collecting art and immediately connected with the contemporary art she exhibits in her Philadelphia gallery.
Bridgette was very professional and great to work with. She helped me identify artists who fit my aesthetic and I learned a lot from her expertise through the process.
I would recommend her hands down for any type of project – whether looking for one painting or a whole collection. She is knowledgeable of the art market on many levels.”
- John Colabelli, Publisher, Philadelphia Style Magazine
“I live in an IM Pei designed home and, recently had it restored to its original architecture and design with other beautiful features added to the space.
I wanted a world class art collection to go with the quality of my space, so I hired Bridgette Mayer to help me. We started off by working with nationally known artist, Neil Anderson, to commission a very large abstract painting for the living room space which reflects the changing landscape reflected outside the windows in my courtyard.
From there, the collection developed piece by piece with special attention to the architecture, feeling in the space, my aesthetic and quality of the art. The end result is a fantastic mix of contemporary art from emerging to highly established artists.
Bridgette worked with several galleries in New York and well as commissioning works directly from artists. She brought each piece of artwork into the space to make sure it was the right match before I made the purchase and, assisted with every detail of the installations down to doing touch-up paintwork.
I would recommend her for any level of art consulting.”
- Tom D., Philadelphia, PA
“I have had the honor and privilege of working with Bridgette for the last fourteen years as one of her represented artists. It has been an amazing journey, as I have grown as an artist and she has cultivated an incredibly successful commercial gallery business.
Bridgette is personable, professional, forward thinking, hard working and approachable. Her positive attitude and entrepreneurial spirit inspire me. I have seen Bridgette handle a wide range of sales from that of first time art buyers to large corporate acquisition projects. Bridgette handles each situation with acuity and competence. Over the years we have worked on many commissioned projects together and the process has always been seamless. I look forward to many more years of rewarding partnership with Bridgette.”
- Rebecca Rutstein, Artist
“So excited to see Bridgette Mayer Gallery selected as best art gallery in Philadelphia.
I have been following Bridgette’s artists since she opened many years ago and this woman has impeccable taste.
I was looking to add more contemporary and abstract works to my landscape art collection and after researching and visiting all the Philadelphia Galleries, her gallery stood out for the quality, consistency of exhibitions and uniqueness of works being shown.
It also doesn’t hurt that she has been recognized locally and nationally including a spot on CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
It is fun to have the gallery and artists you purchase validated.
I recommend this contemporary gallery to anyone looking to enhance a collection or start a collection.”
- Michael Statford, Sneaky Sunday
“I purchased my first piece over ten years ago with Bridgette. Over the past decade, with Bridgette’s guidance, I have expanded my collection considerably. She takes the time to understand her clients’ interests and concerns, using that knowledge to helping them grow from art buyers to art collectors. She and her team are responsive to clients’ needs regarding a variety of art advisory services, including valuation for insurance and installation matters. I look forward to working with Bridgette in the future in order to acquire more works to further enhance my collection.”
- Ralph C., Philadelphia, PA
“Bridgette: Thank you for everything. Since our initial meetings in the gallery and in our home we have been very comfortable with you and appreciate your professionalism. The sculpture in the foyer looks great and the three dimensional piece in the gallery is truly a work of art and is the focus of attention and many compliments. It really brings out the colors in the gallery area as well as the living room. Thanks again. Marci and I look forward to working with you in the future.”
- Richard G., Philadelphia, PA
“I met Bridgette Mayer when I purchased a contemporary photographic work she represented which was on display at Roche Bobois. Following the purchase of the first work, I discussed with her that I was interested in converting part of my collection of classical art to more contemporary pieces, which I understood that Bridgette specializes in. I owned a prominent Rodin which I was possibly interested in selling. Bridgette offered to help me. She was very professional and easy to work with assisting me in all aspects of the sale from researching values, marketing and finally selling the work at the price we agreed on. After the sale, when the buyer had some second thoughts, Bridgette stood firm on my behalf. I was very pleased with her work and the results and would happily recommend her for any aspect of art consulting whether purchasing contemporary art or selling a master work.”
- L.H., Philadelphia, PA
“I first noticed the Bridgette Mayer Gallery in 2004 while on an evening walk after dinner. I made a return visit a few weeks later and was quite surprised to find the gallery was very accessible and inviting. Bridgette and I discussed a previous exhibit that first grabbed my attention and I soon found myself in the artist’s studio. Soon after that studio visit, I purchased my first painting. That started what has become a most happy collaboration with Bridgette. She introduces a painter and allows you to become absorbed in their work. I eventually began purchasing additional paintings and very soon I found myself building a collection that has now turned into a passion. I look back at the first meeting with Bridgette and think how fortunate I am to have met her and her group of artists.”
- Richard K., Philadelphia, PA
“Bridgette’s passion for connecting people with art is tireless. She doesn’t just sell art, she fosters connections between her clients and the art—and in many cases the artists themselves. This creates a much more emotional bond between us as collectors and the pieces we own. She understands that for us, knowing the story behind a piece, whether that’s the provenance of something she has found for us in the secondary market or an intimate tour of an artist’s studio turns the process from a transaction into a relationship.
It has been a pleasure working with Bridgette Mayer over the last 12 years. She knows us and gets us and our collection is better as a result.”
- Patrick H. & Stephen D., Philadelphia, PA