Schwanda Rountree is an attorney and independent art consultant based in Washington, D.C.  Since the launch of Rountree Art Consulting, Schwanda has worked with galleries domestically and internationally in placing contemporary art in museums and private collections.  She currently serves as Member of the Museum Advisory Council at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and Board Member of Rush Arts Philanthropic.  Schwanda served as Advisory Board Member for the 30 Americans exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.  She has also served as Advisory Panel Member of CulturalDC, and Host Committee Member for the Phillips Collection’s Annual Gala After Party Committee in Washington, D.C.  During the 2014 Miami Art Basel, Schwanda served as guest curator at Carol Jazzar Contemporary Gallery, where she debuted a traveling group exhibition entitled Re∙al∙ized: a young collector’s selection of contemporary works. She has spoken on several panels addressing collecting art including, “The Art of Collecting”, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and Merrill Lynch’s Art for Life Auction Panel during Art Basel in Miami. FL (2015), “Creative Voices DC: Photography Defining the Global Contemporary” at the Philips Collection (2013), and “Inner Visions: Full Circle Symposium”, held in conjunction with the 30 Americans exhibition at the Corcoran (2012). Schwanda also served as moderator of 30 Americans: A Conversation on Art and Community with Shinique Smith and iona rozeal brown, as part of the exhibition 2011 lecture series at the museum.  She is a member of ArtTable Inc. and a Contributing Writer for the International Review on African American Art.  Her contemporary art collection and involvement in the arts community has been written about in several publications including the Washingtonian Magazine (2013), DC Modern Luxury (2013), Capitol File Magazine (2013), The International Review on African American Art (2012), and the Washington Post (2011).