Fireside Chat with Evan Beard and Isabel de la Cruz Ernst

12:00PM | Webex
Event Information

Halcyon has once again partnered with Monochrome Collective for a virtual art fair exhibition featuring some of the DMV's most talented and exciting emerging artists. The By The People x Monochrome Collective Art Fair highlights the artistic richness and diversity of our community of working artists and cultivates a culture of support for practicing artists and locally-focused art collecting. We're especially proud to continue this partnership in light of the profound impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on working artists. 

We are pleased to present an engaging conversation between Evan Beard, National Art Services Executive at Bank of America, and Isabel de la Cruz Ernst, Washington, DC-based collector and steadfast supporter of the arts. In these unprecedented times, Evan and Isabel will share their insights into how global current events have affected the arts landscape and where we might experience new trends and movements in collecting and art production. 


Evan Beard is the National Art Services Executive with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. Headquartered in New York City, Evan leads the bank’s outreach to private and institutional art collectors, investors and artists nationwide. An authority on art-related investing and financing, Evan directs the end-to-end provision of services to clients in the art world, including trust structuring and estate planning services, art-secured lending, financing and philanthropic services.

Isabel de la Cruz Ernst is a real estate developer based in Washington, DC and a significant collector, a passion she gets from her parents, Miami-based collectors, Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz. After restoring the historic Hillandale Mansion as her home, Isabel established her own development company, Ernst Development, dedicated to renovating and building contemporary spaces in the Washington, DC area. Isabel also dedicates a significant part of her time to charitable work for organizations like the Blair House Restoration Fund, The Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Refugees International, The Hirshhorn Museum, and many others.


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Note: Out of respect for nationwide protests mourning the death of George Floyd and continued violence against the Black community, this art fair was rescheduled to take place from June 26-July 12. Proceeds from ticketed events associated with the art fair, as well as additional contributions received during the Art Fair, will benefit National Bail Out.