Micaëla Contemporary Projects is a full-service, project-oriented consultancy in contemporary fine art.

Micaëla Contemporary Projects

Contemporary fine art is in high demand, with an educated, motivated, and enthusiastic audience seeking fine art for existing, or new, private and corporate collections. Since 1996, Micaëla Contemporary Projects has continued to develop distinctive fine art programs in contemporary glass, painting, drawing, new media, photography, sculpture and video.

Micaëla Contemporary Projects offers expertise in curatorial, valuation, management and archival services for its clients.

We are dedicated to comprehensive and personal service for the development and management of our client art collections. We collaborate closely with clients and artists for projects large and small—from complete collection management and acquisition to single work assessment, appraisal and consultation. Our work balances aesthetics with research and budget.

We have access to some of the finest contemporary artists in the world, with a selection of contemporary glass available for viewing. Micaëla Contemporary Projects works directly with our clients on budget, selection, art commissions, installation and maintenance. We strive to make your collection an integral part of your home or business by bringing value and interest to your living or working environment respectively; and work with you to create collections that are classic and thoughtful in the belief that a continuous open dialogue is the best way to address the aesthetics, functional needs, and goals of our clients.

Our clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to small companies, film industry, public art spaces and private collectors.


Micaëla van Zwoll enjoys many years in the art world, resulting in a contemporary and global visual sensibility.

Working with clients in the San Francisco Bay Area (and the USA, Europe and Asia), Micaëla's work is informed by a lifetime of travel, world views, and privileged friendships with high level art professionals [the story]. As a member of the SFMOMA's Modern Art Council, the FAMSF Auxiliary, and the OMCA, she meets established and emerging artists, and leverages these opportunities while curating client assignments and developing new collections. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Studio Glass, she was invited to curate and document the Oakland Museum of California's celebration of contemporary and studio glass. In 2016, she collaborated with Fox Business News on a televised episode addressing estate valuation.

Micaëla and her team are art consultants, appraisers, conservators, curators, educators and project specialists. She collaborates and supports her colleagues, has shown artwork in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Frankfurt, Milan, London, Paris and Basel. She works with individuals, public and private institutions and corporations to enhance and service their fine art collections. See her LinkedIn profile here.

Micaëla van Zwoll is a certified fine art appraiser trained professionally at NYU. Her reports are USPAP compliant (IRS), following guidelines set by Congress for donation/charitable institution, insurance, and personal valuations. She accepts and follows the strictest standards of the appraisal profession. She is a member in good standing of the Appraisers Association of America.

What we do:

Art collecting can be complex. Our approach is simple + clear.

  • Curatorial and Collection Planning: Art Selection and Acquisition, Collection Management, Education, Commissions, Exhibition Design, Framing, Installation + Lighting, Research. Design Professional Partnerships
  • Risk Management: Insurance, Conservation, Shipping
  • Appraisals: USPAP (IRS) compliant reports for Insurance, Estate, and Donation

We will source artwork for and with you using formidable local and international resources. We perform all research and negotiate the best price for your collection. We organize presentations (manage exhibition and installation), prepare inventory documents, negotiate commissioned artworks, and make site-specific recommendations. We possess the highest level risk management (insurance, storage, shipping) available, and prepare collateral material (appraisal, conservation recommendations, portfolio management, publications).

We partner with architecture and interior design professionals regularly, and welcome projects of any size. Our connections are global, we are high level professionals, and we provide clear guidance. We listen to our clients, understand their goals, enhance aesthetics, and pay attention to budgets.