COURSES, CONFERENCES AND CERTIFICATIONS AT THE APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
EVERY INDUSTRY EVOLVES AS IT ADAPTS TO NEW REGULATIONS, TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS, INFORMATION AND CHANGES IN THE ECONOMIC CLIMATE. STAYING CURRENT IS VITAL IN ANY PROFESSIONAL SECTOR BUT NONE IS MORE CRITICAL THAN IN THE APPRAISAL OF FINE AND DECORATIVE ARTS. IN AN EVER CHANGING MARKET, IT IS CRUCIAL THAT QUALIFIED APPRAISERS KEEP ABREAST OF LEGAL REVISIONS AS WELL AS MARKET FLUCTUATIONS. ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE ASPECTS OF THE APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA’S COMMITMENT TO PROFESSIONALISM IS THE RICH ROSTER OF LECTURES, COURSES AND CONFERENCES THAT IT OFFERS ITS MEMBERS TO AID IN MAINTAINING HIGH STANDARDS OF EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE. http://www.appraisersassociation.org/
FOR EXAMPLE, NEXT MONDAY, MAY 4th, THE APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA OFFERS AN EVENING AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB IN NEW YORK, SPONSORED BY ACE RISK MANAGEMENT, THAT FOCUSES ON THE IMPRESSIVE ESCALATION OF VALUE THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE IN THE WORLD OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION. HERITAGE AUCTIONS’ ED JASTER AND AVIVA LEHMANN WILL PRESENT “BEYOND ROCKWELL: THE STATE OF TODAY’S ILLUSTRATION MARKET”.
For decades, many curators and collectors have categorized illustration art qualitatively apart from American art. Today, a Rockwell painting can sell for more than an Edward Hopper oil! As a result, more obscure illustrators are rising to stardom, and categories such as Pin-Up, Pulp and Commercial Advertisement are seeing dramatic increases in demand, and in value. Paintings that sold for just thousands might now sell in the six-figure range. Ed Jaster and Aviva Lehmann together will break down the categories of Illustration Art—discussing which artists are most sought-after, who are the up-and-coming stars, and what to look for when appraising Illustration.
For further information, click here: https://www.appraisersassociation.org/_data/n_0001/resources/live/Jaster-Lehmann_5.4.15.pdf
IN ADDITION TO LECTURES AND CONFERENCES, THE AAA HAS PUBLISHED SEVERAL IMPORTANT AND DEFINITIVE GUIDES TO APPRAISING. TODAY, THE LRFA BLOG IS PRIVILEGED TO CONTINUE OUR DIALOGUE WITH AMERICAN ART EXPERT AND AAA’S PRESIDENT, BETTY KRULIK, WHO WILL INFORM US OF THE MULTITUDE OF SERVICES AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES THAT THE APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA OFFERS.
BETTY, PLEASE TELL US ABOUT THE AAA’S GUIDE TO ART APPRAISAL AND SOME OF THE TOPICS INCLUDED IN THE GUIDE TO COLLECTING?
Our book, Appraising Art: The Definitive Guide to Appraising the Fine and Decorative Arts, published in 2013. It addresses everything from methodology (difficult concepts like Blockage Discount, and Hypothetical Assumptions) to establishment of an Appraisal Business; to market discussions of broad areas of specialties in which we have certified appraisers, they are written by experts: Daile Kaplan (Venacular Photography), the late Wendell Garret (furniture Styles), Debra Force (American Painting), Nancy Harrison (19th Century European painting), Sabine Wilson (Imp/Mod Art), Renee Vara (Contemporary Art) Suzanne Smeaton (Frames), Sports Memorabilia (Lelia Dunbar), Wine, Coins, Stamps, the list goes on and on!
BECAUSE OF THE ASSOCIATION’S AFFILIATION WITH NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF THE ON-LINE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM? IS A DEGREE AVAILABLE AND WHAT KIND OF COMMITMENT IS INVOLVED?
NYU has been our educational partner for many years, we have a Certificate program with the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, with a series of courses, taught in person, and on line. The certificate program is 6 core courses in Methodology and Theory, and we offer numerous electives with hands-on connoisseurship experience, taught by experts around the nation, who come in to teach for us, they are practicing appraisers, and also very effective teachers.
The certificate program generally takes about 2 to 3 semesters to complete, NYU gives 4 years to go through the program. Many of our students are collectors with a passion and knowledge in special areas that are changing careers, others are post graduate students who are looking to round out credentials to make themselves more marketable..
We also have a Summer Intensive, three rigorous weeks, where the students live and breathe Appraisal methodology, and practice. They take classes in a variety of specialist areas, and make presentations, work very hard, and they enjoy it, and we have seen people bond very tightly through the process, and make life long colleagues.
We could not ask for a better partner than NYU!
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE RECENT AND FUTURE EVENTS WE CAN ANTICIPATE?
This month, we held our annual luncheon honoring a figure that has made significant contributions to the art world. Our past honorees include Agnes Gund, Arne Marty Margulies, Ai WeiWei, and last year, Peter Schjeldahl. This year on April 15 we were pleased to be honoring Emelia and Ilya Kabakov.
The annual luncheon provides an opportunity for those in related industries, banking, insurance and legal, to participate.
Art Law Day, in November is done in conjunction with our Advisory Council, is always a fascinating day. Our Advisory Council is made of the most highly regarded professionals in Allied industries, Banking, Insurance (traditional and title), Family Offices, and Law. We work with them to program this event which is held at NYU at the same time as our conference. We hit on hot button topics in the field with those in the center commenting. Last November it was Endangered Species legislation, The Detroit Bankruptcy (the very day the verdict came down!), 1031 exchanges, and the American Royalties Too (ART) Act, also known as Droit de suite.
Our annual conference held in November addresses topics of interest primarily to our membership, we present and learn about important issues in our ever-changing industry, two days of panels and specialist sessions, there is always and IRS component, and an opportunity for our members to network over lunch, and at the annual meeting which is a mixture of business and social.
BETTY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CONTRIBUTING THIS INFORMATIVE BLOG ON A CRUCIAL ASPECT OF ART COLLECTION MANAGEMENT.
IN MAY, NEW YORK IS THE MIGRATORY DESTINATION FOR DEALERS, COLLECTORS, AND CURATORS WHO DESCEND ON THE CITY FOR THE AUCTIONS AND ART FAIRS. THE IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN, POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY SALES HAVE REMARKABLE WORKS THIS SEASON IN EACH OF THE THREE HOUSES AND, IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH TO ABSORB AND CONSIDER, NEW YORK ALSO WELCOMES SEVERAL ART FAIRS THAT COINCIDE WITH THE AUCTION TIMETABLE.
IN THE NEXT LRFA BLOG, I AM VERY PLEASED TO INTRODUCE NICK KORNILOFF, FOUNDER AND PARTNER OF ART MIAMI LLC, THE PARENT COMPANY OF FLORIDA’S LONGEST RUNNING CONTEMPORARY AND MODERN ART FAIR AND PRODUCER OF FIVE WELL-ATTENDED AND POPULAR ART FAIRS THROUGHOUT AMERICA. NICK WILL OPEN HIS INTERVIEW WITH DETAILS ON ART MIAMI/NEW YORK THAT RUNS FROM MAY-14-17 AT PIER 94 AND THEN GO ON TO DISCUSS THE IMPRESSIVE ROSTER OF FAIRS AND ACTIVITIES THAT ART MIAMI LLC PROVIDES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
PLEASE JOIN US!