Atalya Alkalay is an Art Consultant, Fine Art Advisor and a Certified Fine & Decorative Art Appraiser. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Alkalay leverages a diverse set of skills in the research, development, curating and valuation of customized and fine art.
Alkalay holds a Fine & Decorative Arts Appraisal Certification from New York University. She earned two Associate of Applied Science degrees, one in Interior Design from the Accademia Cappiello in Florence, Italy and the second from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, specializing in Display & Exhibit Design.
In 2002, Atalya launched her own consulting firm, SmArtArt in Boca Raton, Florida. She built her team and the company’s mission around solution-oriented artwork and exceptional customer service. SmArtArt provides art consulting services for residential, hospitality, corporate, and healthcare clientele, offers a collaborative approach through specification, curation and development of art concepts completed with customized framing and professional installation.
After 17 years of uncompromised commitment and consistently earning her clients’ trust to deliver quality service, SmArtArt’s growth attracted the attention of an investor, Mr. Alexandre Cabral, which his overwhelming appreciation for the company compelled him to purchase SmArtArt a year ago. Atalya remains a proud team member, concentrating on the consulting part of the business.
In addition to her work, Alkalay is also a Certified Continuing Education Unit (CEU) instructor, teaching courses in Art Consulting for interior designers and architects. She is a long-time member of the Commercial Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH). Atalya has also served in a judge capacity for Florida International University’s annual Festival of the Trees Design and other industry’s competitions.