Our Management Team
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Christy Pearson
Hotel & Hospitality Specialist | Partner

Christy has 30 years of experience working in high-volume wholesale art distribution and framing and a wide range of experience in all aspects of the business. She leads ArtMasters as an expert in the hotel and hospitality industry and has worked with major international hotel groups including: Hilton, Four Seasons, Waldorf Astoria, and Marriott to name a few.

Christy began her career working in her mother’s art and framing company. At the University of Texas she studied Biology. Although she was accepted to medical school, she founded ArtMasters in 1991 with her husband Mark and her brother-in-law Chris.

 

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Jennifer Ware
Business, Healthcare, & Homebuilder Specialist

Jennifer has worked at ArtMasters for 20 years. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising & Design. Her main objective is to assist design firms with locating unique artwork, selecting creative framing options, budgeting, and layout for their highest profile projects. She is passionate about finding art and framing solutions that truly enhance, and express the spirit of the design’s vibrancy. She has assisted numerous healthcare providers, corporations such as American Campus Communities, and national homebuilders such as: Pulte Homes, Toll Brothers, Legacy, and D.H. Horton to name a few.

 

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Kimberly Bickford
Arts + Residential Interior Designer Specialist

Kimberly has been our showroom designer and manager at ArtMasters for 12 years. She has worked with many recognized artists, photographers, galleries, and interior design firms. She works directly with clients to design custom framing, matting and color patterns for their projects. She previously worked in the fashion industry as a buyer and company liaison to clothing manufacturers, owners and designers. Kimberly has a passion for art and design and brings that enthusiasm to all of her client’s projects.
 

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Mark Pearson
Production Manager | Partner

Mark is a production manager/artist with over 30 years experience. Prior to founding ArtMasters with Christy and his brother Chris, he was a manager for one of the nations largest contract wholesale art distributors. His experience and skill come in handy when framing important jobs, such as a personal letter drafted by President Abraham Lincoln, or a 3,000-unit order from a major hotel group. As he likes to remind his staff, “We are building contemporary art—with ‘old school’ quality— in mind!”

 

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Christopher Pearson
President, C.F.O | Partner

Chris manages the strategic business objectives and financial responsibilities of ArtMasters. Prior to becoming a partner of Art Masters, he enjoyed a long and successful career as an Investment Banker, with extensive experience in finance.

 

 

 

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