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.
A Life Dedicated to Excell in the Arts’ World
Alkalay holds a Fine & Decorative Arts Appraisal Certification from New York University. She earned two 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. The firm is specialized in curating, acquiring, and customizing art for residential, hospitality, corporate, and healthcare clientele. In 2019 after significant success and growth, Atalya sold her company but still provides them with consulting and support services.
In addition, Alkalay is also a Certified Continuing Education Unit (CEU) instructor. She is a long-time member of the Commercial Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH). She also served as a judge for Florida International University, IIDA, and other industry competitions.