Eric Rhoads is a career entrepreneur, with 30 years of launching companies and media brands, creating startups, and building businesses, including over 40 years’ experience in the radio broadcasting field, 25 years in the publishing business, and a decade in the art industry. Rhoads serves as chairman of the board of Streamline Publishing, Inc., a company he founded in 1986. He also serves as a consultant and adviser to companies in media, technology, digital media, and art.
Rhoads has hands-on experience in all functions of business turnarounds as a serial entrepreneur, building companies in radio broadcasting; radio syndication and programming; promotional products; publishing of magazines, books, videos, and websites; media brands and conferences; and launching of consumer products.
In 1986 Rhoads launched Streamline Publishing, Inc., which acquired a floundering trade publication that was renamed Radio Ink and is now a market leader serving the radio industry.
Streamline launched its first art magazine in 2006 and today publishes Fine Art Connoisseur and PleinAir magazines and multiple websites and e-newsletters. Additionally, Streamline produces the annual Plein Air Convention & Expo, a gathering of outdoor artists; the Publisher’s Invitational and Fall Color Week, both events for painters; the annual Art Cruise; and the PleinAir Salon art competition. It also publishes PleinAir Today and Fine Art Today newsletters and Artists on Art magazine. The company also has a video division, Streamline Art Video, which creates “how to” artist videos and continues to release the best-selling Eric Rhoads’ Art Marketing Boot Camp series.
Peter Trippi has edited Fine Art Connoisseur since 2006. Previously, he directed New York’s Dahesh Museum of Art, which specialized in 19th-century European academic painting and sculpture; before that, he held senior posts at the Brooklyn Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art.
In 2002, Phaidon Press published Trippi’s monograph J. W. Waterhouse, which reassesses the Victorian painter best known for his Lady of Shalott at Tate Britain. Trippi went on to co-curate the Waterhouse retrospective that appeared 2008-2010 in the Netherlands, England, and Canada. In 2016, he co-curated the exhibition Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity, which is visiting three European museums through 2017: the Fries Museum (Leeuwarden, Netherlands), Belvedere (Vienna, Austria), and Leighton House Museum (London). Trippi co-edited and contributed to the 250-page book that accompanies the project (Prestel).
He is currently president of the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art and of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation. He is former chair of the Courtauld Institute of Art’s U.S. Alumni Group, and past president of Historians of British Art.
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine
Fine Art Connoisseur magazine serves art collectors and enthusiasts with innovative articles about representational paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints — both historical and contemporary, American and European.
Over the past decade, the magazine has developed a particularly strong reputation for its editorial coverage of realism, a field of artistic excellence generally overlooked by other periodicals.
Published six times per year, Fine Art Connoisseur is now a widely consulted platform for the world’s most knowledgeable experts, who write articles that inform readers and give them the tools necessary to make better purchasing decisions. Fine Art Connoisseur‘s jargon-free text and large color illustrations are attracting an ever-growing readership passionate about high-quality artworks and the fascinating stories around them.
In addition to artworks and artists, Fine Art Connoisseur covers the museums, galleries, fairs, auction houses, and private collections where great art is found. In all cases, the magazine seeks to avoid the “same old” stories that other periodicals cover, instead seeking out fresh material others miss or ignore.
Streamline Publishing, Inc. was founded on principles rooted in the Streamline Moderne design movement of the 1930s, which were about superior aesthetics and design, as well as design-centric efficiency in operations. Founded in 1986, the company is rooted in traditional print publishing of trade and consumer magazines, and has become a true multi-media organization, with numerous digital products and events. The company and its products play a substantial role within two industries: radio/digital radio and the world of art and art collecting. It prides itself on seeking innovative solutions that break traditional molds.