Patricia H. Atwood, ASA
| ||Patricia H. Atwood is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers. Educated at Cornell University (A.B.) and Princeton University (M.A.), she was Curator at The Time Museum (Rockford, IL) for many years before becoming a full time appraiser. A speaker at ASA conferences and author of chapters in Pre-and Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians (ed. Smallwood) and Valuing Specific Assets in Divorce, (eds. Rosoff and Tadri), Atwood is active in professional associations. She was 2011 Co-Chair for ASA Personal Property Conferences on Insurance and Fair Value and (Personal Property) Chairman for the 2008 ASA International Appraisal Conference. Atwood currently serves as Personal Property Section Leader and President of the Chicago Chapter. |
Joy Berus, Attorney at Law
Joy Berus is an attorney and partner in the law firm of Barth Berus & Calderon, LLP. Her art law practice includes assisting collectors, investors, dealers, museums and artists in acquisitions, sales, consignments, loans, valuations, copyright matters, license agreements, historical property fixtures, conservation easements, charitable donations, charitable trusts and estate planning regarding art, antiques, collections and historical property (both real and personal). She is an author and contributor in such forums as CBS Marketwatch, Investor's Business Daily, the Wall Street Journal, and the CCH Journal of Practical Estate Planning, as well as the CCH Journal of Retirement Planning. She is admitted to the State Bar of California, all four federal United States District Courts in California, and is a licensed real estate broker. She is a member of California Lawyers for the Arts, ArtTable and the American Society of Appraisers.
Louise Hall, ASA
Louise Hall is the President of L.T. Hall Appraisals, Inc. of Plainfield, New Hampshire specializing in 18th and 19th century antiques and decorative arts. She is a member of the ASA International Board of Examiners and a former member of both the Personal Property Committee and the International Ethics Committee. Ms. Hall has served as senior editor of the Personal Property Journal and contributing editor of the 1994 edition of The Appraisal of Personal Property.
Nancy Martin, ASA
Nancy Martin is accredited in the areas of Antiques, Decorative Arts, and Residential Contents, and has been in the appraisal field since 1979, with her own firm in Southern California since 1983. During the past 25 years, Nancy has served on ASA’s Board of Examiners and Personal Property Committee and in various offices for the Los Angeles Chapter of ASA, including President of the Board of Directors.
Additionally, Ms. Martin has held positions on the Board of Directors for the Decorative Arts Council at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, acted as a docent in the American Wing at the Huntington Library and Art Collections in San Marino, California for ten years, and has sat on several Los Angeles area boards of advisors concerned with personal property and the arts.
Nancy maintains strong ties with current developments in the valuation profession. She has co-authored and taught ASA Personal Property Valuation core courses PP/GJ203 (Report Writing) and PP/GJ204 (The Legal and Commercial Environment). Nancy also authored and taught the courses “Appraisers, Insurance & the Law” and “Appraising Antiques and Decorative Arts” at the University of California, Irvine Extension and is a member of the UCI Advisory Committee for the Appraisal of Fine and Decorative Arts.
Mona Miller, ASA, GG, NGJA, ASG, Master Gemologist Appraiser®
| || ||Mona Miller is principal of Pacific Gemological Laboratories, in Portland Oregon. She has been actively involved in the gems and jewelry trade since 1980 and is certified yearly through professional affiliation examinations. All of her appraisal business is conducted in conformity with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of The Appraisal Foundation, and the Principles of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics of the American Society of Appraisers. Ms. Miller specializes in period and antique jewelry. Her education and teaching qualifications consist of, but is not limited to: B.S., University of California; Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA); and Certified Gemologist of American Gem Society (AGS), affiliate member. She is a Gems and Jewelry course developer and instructor for advanced gemology and fashion and period jewelry. She is also an instructor for two of ASA's Principles of Valutions classes: Introduction to Personal Property Valuation (PP/GJ201) and Personal Property Valuation Methodology—Research and Analysis (PP/GJ202). Ms. Miller previously served for ASA as past president of the Portland, Oregon chapter, on the International Gems and Jewelry Committee and as International Regional Governor. She currently serves as International Education Chair for the Gems and Jewelry Discipline, is a member of the Accredited Gemologists Association and is past regional governor. She is accepted and served as expert witness in federal and state courts in Oregon, Washington, Nevada and California. She has made appearances for dissolution, grand theft, theft, fraud, bankruptcy and insurance. |
Holly Mitchem, ASA, M.A.
Holly Mitchem is an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) credentialed in fine arts. Her firm, Mitchem Arts, located in Ojai, Calif., specializes in providing fine arts valuation services and expert testimony for attorneys, corporations, non-profit institutions, insurance companies and private clients. Ms. Mitchem has served as Personal Property Chair on the governing board of the Los Angeles Chapter of ASA. She is a member of ASA’s Board of Examiners and the Advisory Committee for the Appraisal Program in Fine and Decorative Arts at the University of California, Irvine. Ms. Mitchem regularly teaches classes in valuation methodology, art and design history at UCI. She has special expertise in 19th and 20th century art and California art and design.
Margaret Olsen, ASA
| ||Margaret Olsen is president of Westminster Coin and Jewelry and Westminster Appraisal and Consultation of Westminster, Colorado. Ms. Olsen is the education chair of ASA's Personal Property Committee, distance education coordinator and a member of the ASA International Board of Examiners. She is also the author of The Gold Book, A Guide to Commonly Traded Gold Bullion Coins and Bars and The Platinum and Palladium Buyer’s Guide. Her areas of specialty include sports memorabilia and collectibles, sports cards, rare coins, gold, silver, platinum and palladium coins and currency. |
Charles Rosoff, ASA
| ||Charles T. Rosoff is president of Appraisal Services Associates, a firm of appraisers that provide forensic valuations of fine art, antiques, decorative arts, residential and office contents. He has been appraising since 1984, is an Accredited Senior Appraiser designated by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and is the past president of the New York Chapter of ASA. Mr. Rosoff was the legal issues editor of the Personal Property Journal of ASA, was on the faculty of the American Law Institute, American Bar Association (ALI-ABA) Post-Mortem Planning and Estate Administration, participated at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York program Divorce in New York in the 21st Century, teaches Personal Property Valuation – The Legal and Commercial Environment for ASA at various universities, taught Appraisal Research Methods at New York University and has testified as an expert witness 15 times in numerous courts. He has a B.A. in history of art from the University of Michigan, completed the one-year training program at Sotheby's London, completed the certificate program in appraisal studies at New York University, completed all the courses in appraisal practice given by ASA, attended courses in the graduate program in the history of decorative arts from the Cooper Hewitt Museum and has worked for Christie's New York. |
Sharon Smith Theobald, ASA
| ||Sharon Smith Theobald is president of Appraisal Associates International of West Lafayette, Indiana. She has served as editor of the ASA Personal Property Journal, as an ASA regional governor and vice president of the Indiana chapter. She has also served as a member of the Personal Property Education Committee. Ms. Theobald has been a board member of the Contemporary Arts Society, Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Eitejorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art and the Greater Lafayette Museum of Art. She has also authored articles on Latin American, German and Japanese, and contemporary American art. |
Sandra Tropper, ASA
| ||Sandra “Sandie” Tropper has been an art consultant and appraiser in fine art in the Washington, D.C. area for over 25 years. She received a B.A. in Art History and Political Economy from Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Virginia. She received her Master of Arts in Art History from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. She also has a Master of Arts in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna, Italy and Washington, D.C. Ms. Tropper has been on the Personal Property Committee for eight years, serving as a member, secretary and currently as chair for the fourth year. She is also a member of the Board of the Examiners. She represents ASA at The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC) and is the chair of the TAFAC Personal Property Working Group which was instrumental in developing the USPAP for Personal Property course. Ms. Tropper is an AQB-certified USPAP instructor. |
Judith Vance, ASA
| ||Judith Sullivan Vance has been an appraiser of fine arts for ten years, traveling extensively from her appraisal practice in New Hampshire. After completing ASA’s appraisal studies program at George Washington University, she was accredited by ASA as an Accredited Senior Appraiser, Fine Arts in 1999. She previously taught art history at the university level and also has experience as an art dealer, writer and editor. In addition to her appraisal practice and teaching ASA’s Principles of Valuation courses, she has presented seminars and programs on various topics related to art appraisal and connoisseurship for the Rhode Island School of Design, Sharon Arts Center, and a number of civic and professional groups. She currently serves on the ASA Personal Property Committee and edits ASA’s Personal Property Journal. |
Edith Yeomans, ASA
| ||A professionally trained appraiser and an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers, Edith Yeomans has over 25 years of experience in the arts in Canada, including working for a prominent art dealer's association, arts management, and copyright licensing. She has a B.A. (Hon) in art history from McMaster University and is a fine art specialist with extensive knowledge of contemporary Canadian and international art scenes. Active in Toronto’s arts community, Ms. Yeomans has been a member of the board of the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition since 1991, and was the chair of the board for three years. She is currently Personal Property discipline governor on the American Society of Appraisers’ board of governors and previously served as president of the Society’s Toronto chapter. Ms. Yeomans is on the faculty of the American Society of Appraisers Principles of Valuation education program and teaches the Introduction to Personal Property Valuation course. Her articles on valuation issues have been published in Canadian and American journals, and she has spoken to a variety of groups about professional appraisal practices. |
Frances Zeman, FASA
| || ||Frances Zeman holds an M.A. degree in art history and has been an active member of the American Society of Appraisers appraising fine art, antiques and decorative arts, oriental rugs, and residential contents-general since 1980. A contributor of several art historical articles to ASA's Personal Property Journal, her article on appraising oriental rugs was reprinted in Southern Living Magazine and she authored a valuation standard, Seventeen Easy Steps to Writing an Appraisal, which was reprinted in the first issue of The Journal of Property Economics, 2004. Ms. Zeman has presented at ASA International Conferences with multiple cross-discipline and personal property specific Report Writing Workshops and is an instructor for the Appraisal Studies Certificate Program at Pratt Institute for Appraisal Research and Methodology, and Appraisal Report Writing. She has more than 25 years of professional experience in doing appraisals for charitable contributions, estate tax reporting, insurance coverage, equitable distribution and damage/loss. An active member of the Society, Ms. Zeman has held offices including Personal Property discipline governor and Personal Property vice chair and member of the Board of Examiners. She has chaired the Personal Property Committee and additionally served the Personal Property discipline for a number of years as a member and in various offices of the Personal Property Committee. A former state director, she has also held all the offices, including president, of her local ASA chapter. Her practice is based in Brooklyn, New York. |