FINE ARTS INITIATIVES
It all starts with the Agora Team. Over the years we have established an exceptional team dedicated to assisting our clients in every step of their paths. Art buyers and artists alike are all treated in a professional and friendly manner.
FAI is headed by Sara Rubalcava who has been involved in the art world for many years as an artist and and has participated in many art fairs.
Fine Arts Initiatives is a division of Agora Gallery, NYC. Agora Gallery was established in 1984 and ever since has been providing artists with exhibition opportunities in New York City. With the flourishing of art fairs we now leverage our expertise, backed by a more than 30 years of experience, to provide artists with an excellent platform to participate in art fairs without stress and the need to deal with the many details involved.
For more than two decades, Sara Rubalcava, Director, has developed an intense activity in the art business, mainly in the production of shows. She has been in charge of important artistic projects in different parts of Mexico, including the International Festival of Theater at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She has been the producer of the orchestra of Baja California and the Center of Musical Arts. Additionally, she has produced film projects with multiple artistic companies. Before joining Fine Arts Initatives, Rubalcava also worked for RMG group and with the Secretariat of Culture in Mexico. She currently lives in the city of Tijuana.
Isabel Aragón, Assistant Director, studied violin and music management. In the last ten years she has worked for the cultural sector and colaborated with National Institut of Fine Arts (INBA) , Cultural Secretariat of México, like executive assistant, and public relations, communication and social media office.
Eleni Cocordas, Director, attended art school in Philadelphia, where she majored in photography and printmaking, along with a BA in American Art History, Eleni has worked for prominent New York museums as MoMA and the American Museum of Natural History and cultural organizations as the Japan Society. For more than twenty-five years she has specialized in collaborations with artists on site-specific installations and traveling exhibitions, for which she has traveled the world-over.
Sabrina A. Gilbertson, Assistant Director, has a BFA degree from Boston University, with a concentration in Painting and a minor in Art History. Sabrina has also studied studio arts at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Italy, and has established an avid appreciation for art in her travels abroad as a studio assistant and in the service industry.
Natalie Adam, Exhibition Coordinator / Registrar, received a BA from Montclair State University in Fine Arts with a specialization in painting, as well as a BA in Psychology. She continues to pursue her appreciation and love for art by taking painting and printmaking classes at the New York Academy of Art. She has experience as a custom framer and designer working with artists to prepare for upcoming exhibitions and art fairs.
Andra Bilici, Social Media Coordinator, is a communications consultant with an extensive experience in Social media as well as Corporate Communication. She has studied philology, PR & Communication while pursuing her passion and interest for art. Andra enjoys working on various marketing initiatives, promoting artists during their representation and integrating contemporary art into the fast-paced social media world.
Kristine Cruz, Representative, has received recognition in the past for her technical and customer support skills. She enjoys communicating with artists and photographers, and is inspired by their creative processes. She brings her experience to help the artists at Fine Art Initiatives.
Roanna Cada, Graphic Designer, has a Bachelor's Degree in IT, specializing in digital arts. She has years of experience working on web and graphic design. She enjoys working on graphic materials for Agora Gallery, drawing inspiration from artworks of the gallery's represented artists. Gaining new perspectives in fine art, she is fond of reviewing artworks of emerging artists and grasping their passion with their art.