Dena Rigby has worked with the Pacific Northwest’s most talented artists and art professionals since 1995.  Dena Rigby Fine Arts LLC was founded in 1998.  Besides founding this company, she co-owned an art gallery in Los Angeles. Rigby has worked with private, corporate, institutional, and civic collections, as well as architectural firms, developers, galleries, and artists nationally.

Rigby is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America and a Member of the International Society of Appraisers. She specializes in Post-war, Contemporary, and Emerging art with a focus on Modern and Contemporary  Glass.  She earned a BFA in Art History from the University of Florida and has studied Finance in the Art Market at Sotheby’s Institute in London.

Based on the West Coast, Rigby consults on-site with clients throughout the country. Each client has a distinctive approach and every collection has a unique life span, both of which must be addressed thoughtfully and strategically.


DRFA consults architectural firms, private collectors, public agencies, and corporations in the following areas:

  • Acquisition of Artwork
  • Advisement on Conservation
  • Appraisal and Valuation
  • Collection Development
  • Collection Management
  • Donation of Artwork
  • Deaccession of Artwork
  • Long-term Planning
  • Placement of Artwork
  • Site-specific Commissioned Artwork

Appraisal services for Post-War, emerging, and contemporary art.

Specialist areas include:

  • Dale Chihuly Artwork Authentication
  • Certified Member of the AAA in Modern and Contemporary Glass