Thursday, May 22, 2014

Congratulations to Course Attendees!

ISA recently hosted 7 Hour Personal Property USPAP courses both online and in Toronto, ON. Please join us in congratulating our course attendees on taking the necessary steps to maintain their education and ISA credentials!

May 10 7 Hour USPAP Course – Toronto, ON

Erica Claus, ISA AM
Ottawa, ON

Jennie Kraehling, ISA
London, ON

Susan Lahey, ISA
Toronto, ON

Judy Lyons, ISA AM
Burlington, ON

Duncan McLaren, ISA
St. Catharines, ON

Rachel Monckton, ISA
Toronto, ON

B.J. Naranjo-Smith, ISA CAPP
Abilene, TX

Germaine Pataki-Theriault, ISA
Fredericton, NB

Edward Phillips, ISA AM
Toronto, ON

Amy Piotrowski, ISA
Toronto, ON

Christina St Clair, ISA
London, ON

Dennis Storey, ISA
London, ON

Irene Szylinger, ISA AM
Toronto, ON

Krysta Telenko, ISA AM
Sudbury, ON

Karen Thomson, ISA
Montreal, QC

Maria Torres, ISA AM
Montreal, QC

Catherine Williams, ISA
Toronto, ON

May 12-13 Live Online 7 Hour Personal Property USPAP Course


Martha Arney, ISA AM
St. Joseph, MI

Jane Brennom, ISA CAPP
Houston, TX

Susan Fisher, ISA CAPP
Jacksonville, FL

Judy Godfrey, ISA AM
Abilene, TX

Vivien Hessel, ISA CAPP
Garden Grove, CA

Amy Lawch, ISA AM
Houston, TX

Mary Leigh, ISA AM
Gainesville, GA

Michael Logan, ISA CAPP
Punta Gorda, FL

Pamela Mayo, ISA AM
Sewickley, PA

Rebecca Nix, ISA AM
Windermere, FL

Scott Palmer, ISA AM
Elgin, IL

Jeffrey Robinson, ISA AM
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Jeani Shankle, ISA AM
Raleigh, NC

Jnanideva Shanmuga, ISA AM
Albuquerque, NM

Kathy Sowden, ISA
Bisbee, AZ

Lori Stefek, ISA CAPP
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

Lauren Stump, ISA AM
Orlando, FL

Robert Trapp, ISA CAPP
Las Vegas, NV


With spring quickly turning into summer, be sure to mark these upcoming courses on your calendar:
June 2-8: Core Course in Appraisal Studies (Toronto, ON)
July 14-16/ 21-22: 15 Hour Personal Property USPAP (Live Online)
August 1-2: Requalification (Naperville, IL)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

It’s Time to Update Your Resource Library with the New Version of ISA's "A Guide to Appraising Fine Art"

Thanks to the hard work and diligence of members of ISA's Fine Art Committee and Fine Art instructors, one of our principal texts, A Guide to Appraising Fine Art, has been updated, extensively expanded, and redesigned as a stand-alone resource for all personal property appraisers, regardless of specialty or background. Released this April, the comprehensive, practical guide is also a companion to ISA's Appraisal of Fine Arts Course.

The manual is an entry-level, step-by-step textbook, developed for professionals engaged in the appraisal of art at any level, from the generalist seeking identification tips for distinguishing an etching from an engraving, to the highly specialized art expert looking for new online research methods. Substantial new content has been added including a 58-page guide to researching value, written exclusively for ISA by Thomas McNulty, author of Art Market Research: A Guide to Methods and Sources, and Librarian for Fine Arts at New York University. Updated and expanded information has been added to the chapters covering art history and terminology, connoisseurship, authentication, identification of frames, paintings, prints and photography.

From the preface by Leon Castner, ISA CAPP, Director of Education:

Most art texts are very broad in scope and tedious in minutia, whether dealing with the numerous schools of art or thousands of individual artists. This text is quite different. It seeks to provide a concise yet fundamental history of predominantly Western art in preparation for understanding and valuing art in the marketplace…. it (also) deals with the difficult yet necessary topic of connoisseurship. By the end of the text, one can expect to have developed a good eye and sharp mind so that when an item not readily identified or covered in the market is discovered, it can be handled in a competent and professional manner.


The International Society of Appraisers thanks editor Rick Casagrande, ISA CAPP, along with Cathy Peters, ISA CAPP; Cindy Charleston-Rosenberg, ISA CAPP; Christine Guernsey, ISA CAPP; and Perri Guthrie, ISA CAPP, all of whom were heavily involved in this endeavor.

This guide has been enthusiastically received by ISA members. Copies on hand for review and sale at Assets 2014 in Kansas City were sold out during the first day of Conference. Purchase your copy of A Guide to Appraising Fine Art from ISA’s online store.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Congratulations to course attendees!

It seems like just yesterday we were in Kansas City, enjoying the exceptional programming put together by our Annual Conference Committee. In addition to the education provided in the conference sessions, ISA held three courses in conjunction with the Annual Conference. Please join us in congratulating our course attendees on taking the necessary steps to maintain their education and ISA credentials!

April 23-24 Requalification Course                     

Hughene Acheson, ISA AM 
Oakville, ON

Jeff Baker, ISA AM 
Bexley, OH

Marco Balzano, ISA AM 
Phoenix, AZ

Jennifer Beegle, ISA 
Houston, TX

Julia Bluett, ISA AM 
Jacksonville, FL

Collette Brown, ISA AM 
Plano, TX

Shirley Dyess, ISA AM 
Irving, TX

Chris Foss, ISA 
Seattle, WA

Nini Hamalainen, ISA CAPP 
Silver Spring, MD

Barbara Lines, ISA AM 
Houston, TX

Peter Malkin, ISA 
Vancouver, BC

Selma Paul, ISA CAPP 
Atlanta, GA

Julie Summerville, ISA 
Gardnerville, NV

William Welch, ISA AM 
Yorktown, VA

Janet Wescott, ISA AM 
Roseville, MI

Diana Williams, ISA CAPP 
Urbana, IL

Gail Wolpin  
Portsmouth, VA

Katherine Yellen, ISA CAPP 
Ridgefield, CT

April 24 - 7 Hour Personal Property USPAP Course

Barry Burak, ISA AM
Miami, FL

Alan Butler, ISA AM
Chapel Hill, NC

Mark Cartwright, ISA CAPP
Fayetteville, AR

Heidi Cobb, ISA AM
Fort Worth, TX

Randolph Denosowicz, ISA AM
Dallas, TX

Shannon Dillard Mitchell, ISA AM
Fayetteville, AR

Holly Hackwith, ISA AM
Omaha, NE

Frederic Kiechel, ISA CAPP
Lincoln, NE

Justin Rogers, ISA AM
Kansas City, MO

Judith Settle, ISA AM
Albuquerque, NM

Meredith Whipple, ISA AM
Carmel, NY


April 29 - 7 Hour Personal Property USPAP Course

John Abajian, ISA
New Orleans, LA

Marco Balzano, ISA AM 
Phoenix, AZ

Anne Blumer, ISA AM
Danvers, IL

Nan Ruth Chardoul, ISA CAPP
Grand Blanc, MI

Tara Ann Finley, ISA AM
Miami, FL

Ron Freeman, ISA CAPP
Phoenix, AZ

Terra Goodman, ISA CAPP
Portland, OR

Scott Gram, Accredited
Phoenix, AZ

Robin Gross
Kansas City, MO

Thomas Helms, ISA CAPP
Phoenix, AZ

Pamela Hiller, ISA
Petaluma, CA

Lyn Huck, ISA
Houston, TX

Brill Lee, ISA AM
Bellevue, WA

Pauline Lindland, ISA AM
Calgary, AB

Carol Matesic, ISA AM
Dallas, TX

Matt McNeil, ISA CAPP
Oklahoma City, OK

Edward McWilliams, ISA AM
Laurel, DE

Irene Moreno, ISA AM
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Jeffrey Pearson, ISA AM
Phoenix, AZ

Diane Pease, ISA AM
Ft Worth, TX

Cathy Peters, ISA CAPP
Naperville, IL

Susan Reutern-Prokuski, ISA AM
Santa Fe, NM

Kirsten Smolensky, ISA CAPP
Scottsdale, AZ

David Staples, ISA
Bon Air, VA

Cindy Stephenson, ISA CAPP
Southampton, PA

Julie Summerville, ISA
Gardnerville, NV

Susan Tarman, ISA AM
Santa Fe, NM

Bruce Treadway, ISA
Crystal Lake, IL

Marcus Wardell, ISA AM
San Francisco, CA

Rosalie Wardell, ISA AM
San Francisco, CA

Elise Waters, ISA AM
El Prado, NM

Janet Wescott, ISA AM
Roseville, MI

Diana Williams, ISA CAPP
Urbana, IL

Ruth Winston, ISA AM
New Orleans, LA

With spring quickly turning into summer, be sure to mark these upcoming courses on your calendar:
August 1-2: Requalification (Naperville, IL)