The David Barnett Gallery is staffed by experienced professionals who can help you with any of your artwork-related needs.
Gallery Owner & Director
Patti Henry is the David Barnett Gallery’s
Office Manager. She has a B.A. in Fine Art from
Tobi Hammond is a gallery assistant who handles shipping art installation, art delivery, and gallery management. They have a B.F.A. in printmaking and a minor in Art History from Indiana State University. Tobi worked for seven years at the Swope Art Museum in Terra Haute, Indiana and for six years for the Permanent Arts Collection at Indiana State University.
Sharon Locher is the gallery’s Appraisal Researcher. In addition, she handles communications with restoration, including compiling the conservation estimates for clients, assists with framing orders, and cataloguing all inventory. She has a B.A. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Jennifer McCormick is David Barnett Gallery’s resident art historian. She conducts research and writes art historical content for the gallery, for clients, and for the public. Jennifer has a B.A. in Art History from Northwestern University, an M.A. in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from Stonybrook University, and achieved doctoral candidacy in the History of Art at the University of Michigan.
Digital Media Manager & Photographer
Carolann Cohen Grzybowski is a filmmaker, film programmer and graphic designer. She is interested in creating more accessible intergenerational educational arts opportunities in Milwaukee and is excited to do so with the David Barnett Gallery. She has a B.F.A. in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Head of Framing Department
Kat Richert began working in custom framing in 1998 and now works on custom framing, conservation, and minor restorations for the gallery. She attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design from 1999-2004. When she is not framing at the gallery, Kat is also a watercolor artist.
Gallery Maintenance Assistant
Elly Heyse, the newest member of our team, assists with gallery upkeep, database maintenance, and art installation. She is currently a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Art and Design. In her free time, she is an artist, working in oil paint and drawing in graphite and charcoal.