President and Founder
Eileen launched Collectors Concessions, an online marketplace for collectors and artists, to share her love of art and exceptional artwork with others. Eileen was a docent at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for 23 years where she was surrounded by world famous art works and curators. Previously, along with her husband, Richard Ekstract, she started and published Cottages & Gardens magazines.
Parker is a photographer and filmmaker from New York City. He has worked on a wide range of creative projects and his artwork has been featured in New York, Washington DC, and Miami. He is active in the art community of NYC, and sees Collectors Concessions as a unique vehicle to connect buyers with well-vetted artwork.
Isabelle's public relations career started at Manning, Selvage & Lee and includes representing clients in the fine arts, antiques and luxury lifestyle, as well as in house positions at Chopard and DeBeers. A guest lecturer at Harvard Business School on luxury goods, Isabelle is also a travel and jewelry editor for Cottages & Gardens, The Epoch Times.
Emily is currently working towards her undergraduate degrees in Art History and Studio Art from CUNY Hunter College. She is a recipient and a member of the Muse Scholar Honors Program at Hunter. Emily is actively involved with Dia:Beacon, specifically their education department. Emily views Collectors Concession as a refreshing and exciting way for people to be introduced to the art collecting world.
Karen is a website designer, Social Media Consultant, and Published Author. With over 18 years experience in media she has worked in a wide variety of industries including publishing, fitness, and beauty, and is a frequent guest lecturer at NYU and other institutions on using Social Media effectivelty to build brands. She brings her experience and love of visual arts to the Collectors Concessions team.