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Thursday, December 19, 2013


To our valued ISA members and friends,

Please note that ISA headquarters will be closed in observance of the holidays beginning Monday, December 23rd and reopening on Thursday, December 26th.

Thank you for helping to make 2013 such a successful year for ISA … and 2014 will be even more exciting!

From the Board of Directors and staff, we’re sending our warmest wishes to all for a beautiful, safe and festive holiday season!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Assets 2014 Speaker Highlights

The Assets 2014 Program Committee has put together a program that will appeal to all specialty divisions. Attendees will find sessions on a wide range on topics including those that will sharpen your appraisal practice and methodology skills and deepen your product knowledge.

Don’t forget to register before December 31, 2013 to receive the discounted Super Saver rate!

Below is a sneak-peak look at the exciting speaker and topic line up for ISA’s Annual Conference: April 25-28, 2014.  To learn more about the program and to register, visit the ISA website!

General Session Speakers
Art & Branding: Has Quality Value in Our Consumer Culture?
Michael Findlay, Director Acquavella Galleries

Serving as a Consultant and/or Expert Witness in Legal Proceedings
Peter Gaido, Esq, Gaido & Fintzen

How Can Title Defects Impact Appraisals?
Judith Pearson, President and Co-Founder, ARIS Companies

Native American Basketry and Artifacts
Gaylord Torrence, Curator Native American Collections, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Treasures of the Presidential Libraries
Clay Bauske, Museum Curator at Harry S. Truman Museum and Library

Fine Art Breakout Speakers
On Quality: Connoisseurship and Art History
Dr. Bruce Robertson, Acting Director of UC Santa Barbara's University Art Museum and Professor of History of Art and Architecture at UCSB

History of Tamarind Prints, How to Identify and Value Tamarind Prints
Marjorie Devon, Director, Tamarind Institute of Lithography

Panel Discussion: The Nuts and Bolts of Fine Art Appraising
Steve Roach, ISA AM, Steve Roach Appraisal & Advisory Services;
Cris Drugan, ISA AM, Emerald Art Services, LLC;
Matt Quinn, Quinn's Auction Galleries

Sylvie Penichon, Conservator of Photographs, Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Appraising Political Art: What Matters More - The Artist or the Subject?
Meredith Meuwly, ISA AM, Director of Appraisal Services, Heritage Auctions

ARC Breakout Speakers

Native American Basketry and Artifacts
Gaylord Torrence, Curator Native American Collections, Nelson-Atkins Museum

Navigating the Rare Book Trade: History, Identification and Strategies for Collection Appraisal
Mary Kohnke, Director of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Holy Smoke- Russian Roulette
James Jackson, President and CEO, Jackson's International Auctioneers and Appraisers

Antique Toys
Noel Barrett, Appraiser, Antiques Roadshow. Owner, Noel Barret Antiques

Flow Blue - the Bluest and the Best. What is its History and what makes it Valuable? 
Richard Wisner, ISA CAPP, Wisner's Appraisal Services

Attendees can earn up to 14.75 professional development credits.