Our Story

Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy began as Hodges Taylor Gallery in 1980 through a partnership between Dot Hodges and Christie Taylor.  The gallery, respected throughout the Southeast, started with a phone call. Christie Taylor had managed a Charlotte gallery and admired Dot Hodges as a patron in the community who avidly supported regional artists. Taylor called Hodges to pitch the idea of teaming up to promote selected Southeastern artists. Each brought a group of artists to the partnership and Hodges Taylor was born.

Hodges Taylor Gallery operated out of three prominent locations in Uptown Charlotte over a period of thirty years as a successful and respected contemporary art gallery and consulting firm.  In 2011, Hodges Taylor moved to Dilworth Artisan Station in South End where Hodges Taylor became a consulting firm dedicated to continuing its mission to support Southeastern artists through placing artwork in public and private collections. In 2016, Lauren Harkey joined Christie Taylor as a partner and Dot Hodges remains as advisor to the firm.

Today, Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy continues to be a reputable art consultancy firm specializing in placing artwork that aligns with a corporation’s vision and brand and enhances private collections. In addition, Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy organizes special exhibitions and events in their office and gallery space located in Dilworth Artisan Station. 

Our Services

Working with a broad supporting network of professionals, Hodges Taylor provides a full range of services:

  • Identification and selection of artwork appropriate for the space
  • Procurement management including commissioned artwork
  • Art collection documentation and cataloging
  • Custom framing supervision ensuring museum quality and archival handling
  • Installation planning, coordination and implementation
  • Curatorial services including managing inventory, maintaining and rotating the collection, and mounting special exhibitions
  • Art appraisals working with accredited, qualified appraisers to provide appropriate documentation to support insurance or fair market value estimates
  • Presentations and discussions to increase awareness and knowledge of art in the corporate setting

Our Philosophy

Whether in the workplace or at home, art performs a critical function in our lives. It has the power to stimulate, challenge and encourage us to think in new ways.

For a business, art helps define and reinforce a company's image. The right selection of art complements an office’s' overall design and architecture, while humanizing the surroundings, from the boardroom to the break room.  Art strengthens the bond among employees and leads to a more harmonious and inspiring environment.

Similarly, a home that contains original art − one important piece or a collection – is quickly transformed, as the presence of art reinforces its distinctive character and promotes harmony and balance.   

Whether paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, or some combination of these, art reflects more than just pride in your home or business. It personalizes a space, adds visual appeal and makes a statement of how you feel about your environment.


Levine Children's Hospital

McColl School of Business, Queens University of Charlotte

McGuire Woods

Neiman Marcus

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

New Dominion Bank


Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP, Raleigh, NC

Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas

Piedmont Natural Gas

PriceWaterhouse Cooper

Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson

RSM McGladrey

SPX Corporation, Charlotte, NC

Trinity Partners

Troutman Sanders, Charlotte, NC

WEDGE Capital Management

Wells Fargo

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

American City Business Journals

Bank of America

Behringer Harvard, Charlotte, NC

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

CATO Corporate Headquarters, Charlotte, NC

Childress Klein Properties

CMC Mercy Hospital

Deloitte & Touche

Dorrier Underwood

Duke Energy Company

First Charter National Bank

Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Grant Thornton

Greer and Walker, LLP

Grubb Development Incorporated

Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC Chapel Hill, NC

Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman

King & Spalding

Levine Cancer Institute