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Art Business News continues to lead the art world with innovative content and progressive programs that will inspire an exciting new era of art. Packed with the trusted art market coverage readers have been relying on for 35 years, Art Business News is the magazine of today’s forward-thinking art professionals.
 

Eric Smith – CEO/Publisher
eric@redwoodmg.com
216-225-0962

As CEO, Eric Smith oversees all creative aspects and the production of Redwood Media Group.

Previously, Smith served as Vice President of Summit Business Media the leading worldwide producer of art shows and art-related trade publications including Artexpo Las Vegas, Art Miami, Art Business News, DECOR and Volume magazines. READ MORE >


Linda Mariano – Managing Editor
linda@redwoodmg.com
408-718-3730

With a career that spans 30 years, Linda is a leader in marketing, brand management, e-commerce and promotion initiatives for major retailers, specialty retail, art industry, licensing partnerships, media and entertainment, as well as entrepreneurial business environments. For Redwood Media Group, Linda oversees the marketing and brand extension efforts of the company. READ MORE >


Nina Benjamin – Copy Editor
nina@redwoodmg.com

Hailing from a long line of editors and picky wordsmiths, Nina has always felt at home and happiest with a red pen in her hand. While pursuing a professional ballet career was her first order of business, after hanging up her pointe shoes she earned her B.A. in Literature and Writing and immediately began working in the publishing field. Nina’s writing has been published in both regional publications as well as national magazines, and she’s been editing professionally for nearly a decade. READ MORE >


Rick Barnett – Managing Director, Exhibitions & Media Sales
rick@redwoodmg.com
831-747-0112

Dedicated to supporting artists, galleries, art publishers, art framers and the entire fine art industry in promoting and growing their businesses, Rick Barnett brings a wealth of successful experience to the Redwood Media Group team and has extensive specialty retail expertise and a long career in the art industry. Prior to joining Redwood Media Group, he designed and developed a worldwide retail chain of exclusive galleries, working with gallery owners and licensing partners around the globe. READ MORE >


Ashley Tedesco – Director, Media Marketing Sales
ashley@redwoodmg.com
831.970.5611

Ashley had a promising finance career in Silicon Valley in front of her when she decided her heart was really in the art business. As a gallery director, regional director in charge of seven retail locations, and Director of Training and Retail Development for the Thomas Kinkade Company (and a talented painter in her own right), she now has more than 20 years experience in the art world. She’s a strategist who can provide them with the latest information on the art business to make the best decisions about their careers. “I’m passionate about inspiring others to pursue their dreams,” she says. READ MORE >


Rosana Rader – Director, Sales & Exhibitions
rosana@redwoodmg.com
831-840-4444

Rosana Rader has over a decade of experience leading both sales organizations and teams. Specializing in sales to diverse clients worldwide, she has a proven track record in driving profits. Rosana has consulted for numerous clients, including authors and artists. Progressing through a series of promotions, with the challenge of directing five galleries in sales and administration, she built an A-caliber team of sales talent and managed a multi-million-dollar portfolio of accounts. Rosana joined Redwood Media as an Account Executive at the beginning of 2014. READ MORE >


Geoff Fox – COO/CFO
geoff@redwoodmg.com

Geoff Fox is the Director of Finance and Operations. Mr. Fox’s responsibilities include the management of all internal accounting, financial planning, reporting and analysis, as well as the management of the shows’ operations department. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Fox held operational finance positions at various fortune 500 companies in Ohio and New York. Mr. Fox holds a BA in Finance and International Business as well as an MBA. READ MORE >


Stacy Dalton – Creative Director
stacy@redwoodmg.com

Stacy Dalton works, dreams and eats design—from home decorating to websites. She hordes brochures, ads and cereal boxes for design inspiration. At Artexpo, Stacy oversees design for everything from web banners and print ads to roadway banners, our Show Guide, email campaigns and more. READ MORE >


Rob Hibbs – IT/Website Director
rob@redwoodmg.com

As Director of Internet Technologies, Rob enjoys creating the virtual environment that artists use to promote themselves and gain a cutting-edge advantage in the art market. A web designer, graphic designer, photographer and videographer, he assists the company in a multitude of areas and helps create an innovative brand and web presence for the company. READ MORE >