WAM essentially is an art scouting and distribution company. Through our extensive contacts in countries such as Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, we monitor works in progress of literary hundreds of promising artists, students and alumni of major East European art schools and academies. We are usually present during semi-annual exhibitions in the St Petersburg and Moscow academies of art; have our representatives walk many art shows in both Europe and Asia and we constantly looking for new undiscovered talent in art media and on Internet.
We do that in order to spot artists who possess a rare combination of talent and broad appeal, a quality even less common then the ability to make beautiful paintings. After selecting an artist, we orient her/him and prepare for the challenges of the US market, and start looking for venues to sell her/his artwork. We introduced to the US market such extraordinary artists as Dmitri Danish, Avtandil, Michael & Inessa Garmash, Sergey Smirnov, Tang Wei Min, Serge Marshennikov and placed many other talented artists in galleries across the United States. Our artists win National and International competitions, their works sold on the most prestigious Art Auctions in Europe and Asia, they are members of jurues, teach art and composition in art schools and Academies and their works are in important pricate and state collections around the globe.
We welcome your inquiries regarding artists and art on our site, as well as requests for specific type of art and/or artists. We are ready to discuss your current and future needs and activate our contacts in order to find artists suitable for your unique needs. We do not charge fees for our services. Our compensation is within the artists’ compensation. We work as agents & representatives and charge our artists a percentage of what they receive from sales of their artwork and royalties from copyright.
Principals of WAM are Leon & Julia (Gulia) Weinstein, husband and wife. Both were born in St Petersburg, Russia, but since exodus from Russia lived in Tel Aviv, Paris, New York, Moscow, Tbilisi and many other less known places. Now we call Woodland Hills, CA our home. We have two daughters (35 & 29), three grandchild and two dogs, both giant poodles that some call "royal." We have many friends around the globe who think that Woodland Hills is a great vacation spot, and who consider our home an inexpensive but convenient hotel. We welcome them. Many of our local friends think that our backyard is a great place for parties, and often surprise us with an entourage of almost sober guests. We do not object. Both our daughters play piano and sing (way too loud for our taste), one is also dancing, another modeling on the side. We seat with our grandchildren not more then seven days a week. We do not object to that either.
We think that life treats us fair. We like what we are doing, love our home, our friends, endure our children and adore our grandchildren. We thank God for all we have. We are very happy to be where we are and who we are. Leon is a theater director by trade. Julia (“Gu-li-a” in Russian) is an economist, used to be budget specialist for major film productions. We started as art lovers and collectors, then decided to dive into art business full speed.
Now you know who we are. Let us know who you are, and what we can do for you. We hope you will have a very happy year, and will continue your good service to the community in those challenging times.
Leon & Julia (Gulia) Weinstein