Kate Della Monica and Adam Bitzer join Freeman's roster of regional representatives.
07/07/2022 Latest News, News and Film
Continuing its trajectory of national and international growth, Freeman’s has appointed two new regional representatives: Kate Della Monica in Florida, and Adam Bitzer in New England.
“We are continuing our ambitious expansion plans for Freeman’s,” says Fraser Niven, Freeman’s Chief Executive Officer. “At the heart of that expansion is a firm commitment to meeting and exceeding the needs of our client base. We’re delighted to appoint Adam Bitzer as Freeman’s New England regional representative, and Kate Della Monica as the company’s first regional representative in Florida; their presence will be indispensable to clients throughout the respective regions.”
Kate is available to clients seeking valuations and paths to consignment across Freeman’s many areas of specialization, spanning centuries and mediums. She is particularly attuned to consignments of jewelry, timepieces, and design objects.
Within Freeman’s Fine Art department, Adam specializes in important 19th- and 20th-century art with a specific interest in American Regionalism and Pennsylvania Impressionist work.
Freeman’s roster of regional representatives has grown over the past several years to include the New England, Washington, D.C., Midwest, Southeast, and now Florida regions. Rooted in Freeman’s dedication to bespoke client services, the regional representative program ensures attentive, specialized appraisal and consignment services across collecting categories.
Kate Della Monica is a Senior Specialist in the Jewelry and Watches department, and serves as Freeman’s first Regional Representative in Florida. Kate joined Freeman’s in January 2018 as a Department Administrator. While at Freeman’s, Kate has honed many skills to support her both in the field acquiring property for consignment and behind the scenes in the laboratory and office. She has completed the Graduate Gemologist program at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and is USPAP compliant. Kate’s commitment to continuing her education and experience as a specialist and appraiser drives her excitement for the auction business.
Before joining Freeman’s, Kate worked as an assistant director of a Philadelphia art dealing business, where she experienced the auction world through a consignor’s perspective. She attended school in Philadelphia, receiving a BFA in 3-D Fine Art from Moore College of Art & Design. In addition to her work in the visual arts, Kate is a musician who has traveled the country playing original music. As she settles in Florida, Kate is excited to explore more creative outlets in a new environment while expanding the Freeman’s brand.
Adam Bitzer serves as a regional representative and specialist in Freeman's Fine Art department. He specializes in important 19th- and 20th-century art with a specific interest in American Regionalism and Pennsylvania Impressionist work.
A native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Mr. Bitzer earned a BS in Art and Design from Towson University. He subsequently earned his MA in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art, completing his master's thesis on Thomas Hart Benton's relationship with Martha's Vineyard and its role in Benton's stance against modern art.
Prior to joining Freeman's, Mr. Bitzer held positions with prominent galleries in Lambertville, NJ, Palm Beach, FL, and more notably Martha's Vineyard, MA. Acting as the liaison between clients and the gallery, Mr. Bitzer participated in acquisitions and private sales of significant artists, including Thomas Hart Benton, Milton Avery, Wolf Kahn, Andrew Wyeth, Vaclav Vytlacil, Edward Redfield, and Daniel Garber. Mr. Bitzer maintains his strong connection with the Vineyard, where he currently resides.