Mid-Atlantic States Associate
Sealy Hopkinson has had a long association with the Art & Auction world, beginning in 1984 with her start at the front counter at Sotheby’s, New York. For the next 12 years she worked in many of the business and administrative areas of the auction house, beginning as a point person for the Decorative Arts in the Public Relations Office; moving on to a position in Trusts & Estates, where she was the Coordinator of the historic sale of The Andy Warhol Collection; to Special Client Services, where she was responsible for coordinating all of the services of the firm for top clients of Sotheby’s; to a Vice President of Trusts & Estates, where she created and developed the firm’s Corporate Collections department, working with top American corporations to coordinate all facets of their dealings with the auction house, worldwide. From Sotheby’s, she was retained by the Haughton International Fairs as Director of Marketing for their annual cycle of art fairs at the Seventh Regiment Armory in New York City. Since relocating to Long Island in 1998, Sealy has engaged with many organizations as a volunteer – chairing or serving on the committee of many of the charity auctions and benefits held on the North Shore. In 2014, she was hired to manage the North Shore Land Alliance’s first “tag sale,” the highly successful Red Truck Estate Sale, in Old Westbury, NY. Sealy currently serves as a Trustee of the Middendorf Foundation, Baltimore, MD; is Vice President of North Country Garden Club, Locust Valley, NY; Vice President of the Community Foundation of Oyster Bay; is a past Trustee the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, University of Virginia; a past Trustee of the Garrison Forrest School, Baltimore, MD; and past President of the Board of the East Woods School, Oyster Bay, NY. Sealy is a graduate of the University of Virginia and is married to Mark Hopkinson. They have 2 children and live in Laurel Hollow, NY.