About Us

FAC-cover-Jul-Aug2011-TorresFine Art Connoisseur serves art collectors and enthusiasts with innovative articles about representational paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints — both historical and contemporary, American and European.

Over the past decade, the magazine has developed a particularly strong reputation for its editorial coverage of realism, a field of artistic excellence generally overlooked by other periodicals.

Published six times per year, Fine Art Connoisseur is now a widely consulted platform for the world’s most knowledgeable experts, who write articles that inform readers and give them the tools necessary to make better purchasing decisions. Fine Art Connoisseur‘s jargon-free text and large color illustrations are attracting an ever-growing readership passionate about high-quality artworks and the fascinating stories around them.

In addition to artworks and artists, Fine Art Connoisseur covers the museums, galleries, fairs, auction houses, and private collections where great art is found. In all cases, the magazine seeks to avoid the “same old” stories that other periodicals cover, instead seeking out fresh material others miss or ignore.

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B. Eric Rhoads, Publisher and CEO

B. Eric RhoadsEric Rhoads is a studio and plein air painter, and makes his living as publisher of Plein Air magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, and several other popular brands.

He has a blog and series of videos on art marketing, hosts the Plein Air Podcast, and leads groups of artists on Publisher’s Invitationals. Eric also writes a popular weekly newsletter called “Sunday Coffee.”

Rhoads is a career entrepreneur, with 30 years of launching companies and media brands, creating startups, and building businesses, including over 40 years’ experience in the radio broadcasting field, 25 years in the publishing business, and a decade in the art industry. Rhoads serves as chairman of the board of Streamline Publishing, Inc., a company he founded in 1986. He also serves as a consultant and adviser to companies in media, technology, digital media, and art.

Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief

PeterTrippi200wPeter Trippi has edited Fine Art Connoisseur since 2006. Previously, he directed New York’s Dahesh Museum of Art, which specialized in 19th-century European academic painting and sculpture. Before that, he held senior posts at the Brooklyn Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art.

In 2002, Phaidon Press published Trippi’s monograph J W Waterhouse, which reassesses the Victorian painter best known for his Lady of Shalott at Tate Britain. Trippi went on to co-curate the Waterhouse retrospective that appeared 2008–10 in the Netherlands, England, and Canada. In 2016, Trippi co-curated the exhibition Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity, which visited museums in the Netherlands, Austria, and England. His 2021 curatorial projects were the 45-work exhibition Artful Stories: Paintings from Historic New England, in Milton, Massachusetts, and the five-artist show Flora Nova: Painting Nature Now at Sugarlift (New York City).

Trippi is currently president of the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation, which supports and raises awareness of the American Institute for Conservation, the country’s leading society of conservation and preservation professionals. Previously he was president of the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art and also of Historians of British Art.

CherieDawn Haas, Editor

CherieDawn Haas is the editor of Fine Art Today, Plein Air Today, and Realism Today.

Haas has worked in the publishing industry since 2000 on a variety of magazines, including The Artist’s Magazine, Artists on Art, and more. She eventually transitioned to the world of online content and social media, still within in the art industry. Her roles have included Associate Editor and Senior Online Editor for fine art publications, and she herself is a maker who enjoys participating in a wide variety of creative arts, including writing. In 2016 she published her first novel, in 2020 published a book of poetry and was a finalist in the Poetry Unites Kentucky contest, and is currently working on her second novel.

About Editorial Submissions

Anyone wishing to suggest a topic or submit information for publication in Fine Art Connoisseur is invited to e-mail its editor, Peter Trippi at [email protected].

All ideas are welcome, though they should always relate to representational paintings, sculpture, drawings, or prints. (Fine Art Connoisseur does not generally cover photography, film, video, abstraction, installations, or decorative art forms.)

The magazine is published on January 1, March 1, May 1, July 1, September 1, and November 1. If you would like to see your news appear in, for example, the July 1 issue, please ensure that it has been sent to Peter Trippi no later than May 15. (This is 45 days ahead of the magazine’s publication date.)

The earlier you send the information, the larger the editorial coverage is likely to be. Because the volume of incoming communications is very high, it is not always possible for the editorial team to acknowledge every message.

We thank you for your patience, and for your interest.

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