Professional Profile/ Curriculum Vitae Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Child Development, 1982, Radford University Appraisal Coursework Accredited by The of University of Maryland & International Society of Appraisers · Course 101: Appraisal theory and principles, value and market definitions, appraisal uses, Federal regulations · Course 102: Appraisal Ethics, Uniform Standards for Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), ISA appraisal report writing standard, identification and authentication, market and value research, legal issues · Course 103: Business practices, basic appraisal techniques, description workshops, practical appraisal report writing, appraisal checklists, sample appraisals · Course 201: Advanced Appraisal Studies in Antiques and Residential Contents. Identification and characteristics of period furnishings from the mid seventeenth century through the present, methods of construction, craftsmanship evaluation, appraisal terminology · Course 204: The Appraisal of Fine Art. Identification and characteristics of period artwork, concentrating on the 15th through 20th centuries, to include oil on board, oil on canvas, sculpture, works on paper, prints, Russian Icons, Japanese prints, photography and animation art, Spanish Colonial Art. Conservation techniques, market and value research, period frames. · April 2008, 15 hour National USPAP Course, The Uniform Standards for Professional Appraisal Practice course, authorized by Congress as the source of appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications, compiled by the Appraisal Standards Board and The Appraisal Foundation. Seven hour update course, April 2013, January 2015 · International Society of Appraisers Requalification Course and Exam, Chicago, IL, 2005/2010/2015. Updates on USPAP requirements and all pertinent industry standards. Continued education on report writing standards and requirements. · Good, Better, Best Appraiser Workshop, Alexandria, VA. September, 2009. Intensive hands on and interactive seminar on site inspecting and evaluating fine period American and English furniture and decorative arts. · Wood Identification Class, Whitehall Antiques, Chapel Hill, NC July, 2010 Taught by renowned author David Lindquist and business partner Elizabeth Lindquist. Properties and characteristics of woods used in period antiques. Techniques for identification of primary and secondary woods in establishing country of origin. Intensive hands on inspection of various woods used in construction of furnishings from the 18th through 20th centuries, concentrating on but not limited to, English, Continental and American furniture and decorative arts. · Colonial Silver Seminar, Whitehall Antiques, Chapel Hill, NC presented by Roderick and Peter Tinkler, owners of The Silver Vaught, Chicago, IL. In depth study of colonial silver from England, Scotland, Ireland, India and America as well as Chinese Export. Concentration on hallmarks, identification and attribution of silver ranging from the 17th through the mid 20th century. July 2010. · Hot and Cold in the Asian Market, On & Off the Wall, Chapel Hill, NC, July 2011 Taught by Dr. Daphne Rosenzweig, PhD, ISA CAPP, scholar on Asian culture, history, fine and decorative arts. Survey of screens, painting and prints as well as decorative ivories, snuff bottles, militaria, etc. with emphasis on discriminating between Chinese, Korean and Japanese works, and insights for recognizing common iconic themes in all forms of decorative arts and their meanings. · Fall Symposium, September 2012, Falls Church, VA. Nationally recognized speakers presenting topics about Folk Art, Mid-Century Modern furniture, Identification and Value of fine prints, Legal issues about appraising wild life products, Authenticity Challenges with Chinese Art, IRS Expectations in a Tax Appraisal, Valuation of Contemporary Art Glass, American Art Potter · Glass Class, history of European and American glass, techniques and styles from 18th century through 20th century, focus on differentiation in blowing and construction techniques, cut and engraved glass, pressed glass, art glass and Art Nouveau glass. Presented by Jane Shadel Spillman, former curator of the Corning Glass Museum in New York, July 2013. · Prints and Paintings, presented by Brenda Simonson-Mohl, Signet Art, Consultant and appraiser of fine art. Identification of various forms of prints and works on paper from 18th through 21st centuries, paper making techniques through the centuries, oil paintings dating age, stretcher composition and construction, black lighting. Whitehall at the Villa Summer Seminar Series, 2014. · Webinars: Chinese Export Silver, Jewelry for the Generalist Appraiser, Medical Equipment, Piano appraisals · Property Liquidation – act as agent for the estate to coordinate cleaning, organizing, pricing and liquidating personal property by means of estate tag sales. References available upon request.
Professional Background Sellers Appraisal Service, 1996-1999 – apprentice and assistant to Suzanne Sellers-Houck, ISA, CAPP Founded Goldsmith Appraisal Service, LLC 11/99 Accredited Member, International Society of Appraisers. Guest Speaker Experience Virginia Western Community College Modern Arts Club Conducted Silver Seminar for Mental Health Services, Roanoke Valley fund raiser Local Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
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