QUALIFICATIONS of SOODIE BEASLEY, AM, AAA
Accredited Member, American Society of Appraisers
Specialization: Antiques, Decorative Arts and Furniture
Certified Member, Appraisers Association of AmericaAreas of Specialization: 20th-Century Modern Design, 18th and 19th English, Continental and American Furniture and Decorative Arts
2012 Personal Property Advanced Report Writing, American Society of Appraisers, New Orleans, Louisiana, 9 hours
2011 International Personal Property Conference, American Society of Appraisers, Edinburgh, Scotland, 30 hours
20th-century Design Qualifying Exam, Appraisers Association of America, 8 hours
Theory & Methodology Exam, Appraisers Association of America, 4 hours
Antiques & Decorative Arts Qualifying Exam, American Society of Appraisers, 4 hours
Appraisers Association of America, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), 15 hours (valid until 2013)
American Society of Appraisers additional course:
PP/308, Appraising Antiques & Decorative Arts, 30 hours
Appraisers National Association, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), 15 hours
Treasures of French Furniture and Decorative Arts, English Furniture and Decorative Arts: From Renaissance through Regency (UCLA)
American Society of Appraisers Personal Property core courses:
PP/GJ201, Introduction to Personal Property Valuation, 30 hours; PP/GJ202, Research and Analysis, 30 hours; PP/GJ203, Report Writing, 30 hours; PP/GJ204, The Legal and Commercial Environment, 30 hours
University of California, Los Angeles,
Extension, Los Angeles, California, Post-Baccalaureate Designation
in Interior Architecture and Design
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CaliforniaCertificate
in Appraisal Studies in Fine & Decorative Arts, in partnership with
American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
University of Missouri, Kansas
City, Kansas City, MissouriM.A.,
Art History, French Academic Art
College, Geneva, New YorkB.A.,
Art History, Italian Renaissance
2002 - present
Independent Personal Property Appraiser:
Antiques, Decorative Arts and Modern Design
2009 - present
The Madison Group Fine Art Appraisals
2007 - present
Instructor, Park University: Face-to-Face:History of the Designed
Environment: Ancient to Mid-19th Century; History of the Designed Environment: Mid-19th Century to Present Day; History of Graphic Design;Women in Design (conceived, wrote and taught course);Study Abroad: Scottish Architecture and City Planning: from Medieval Times to Present Day.
Online:Art History IArt History IIIntroduction to the Visual Arts
2006 - 2009
Personal Property Appraiser, Antiques, Decorative Arts and Fine Art for JA
O’Brien, ASA & Associates
2006 - present
Personal Property Appraiser, Antiques and Decorative Arts for Burton L.
2002 - 2005
Personal Property, Antiques and Decorative Arts, Associate
Appraiser for Nancy Alison Martin, ASA
1990 - 2002
years residential interior design, Los Angeles, CA and Kansas City, MO. Six years Web Designer/Developer/Writer,
three years Marketing and Development, Editorial, Art & Auction Magazine,
New York, New York.
PUBLICATION AND FINE ART CURATORIAL
"Fact and Illusion: Nude Women of Pre-Hitlerian Germany", Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies, ed. Todd W. Sigety (San Antonio, TX: Foundation for Appraisal Education, 2011).
Furniture by Decorators”, Journal of
Advanced Appraisal Studies, ed.
Todd W. Sigety (San Antonio, TX: Foundation for Appraisal Education,
a New Collecting Category: Furniture by Decorators”, Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies, ed. Todd W. Sigety (San Antonio, TX: Foundation
for Appraisal Education, 2009).
– contributor specializing in 20th-century design
Exhibitions as sole curator: “The Cult of Beauty: Attitudes Towards Women in Hitlerian Germany,” Benton Club, St. Joseph, Missouri, November 2011.“The People’s Place”, MWW, Kansas City, Missouri, 1996; “The Runcie Club: 100 years of Collecting”, AKMA, St. Joseph, Missouri 1995.
Wrote text panels for the permanent collection: Albrecht-Kemper
Museum of Art, St. Joseph, Missouri; Museum Without Walls, Kansas City,
Missouri; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, Illinois.
MEMBERSHIPS and POSITIONS
Society of Appraisers (accredited)
Appraisers Association of America (certified)
Board of Directors, Albrecht-Kemper
Museum, St. Joseph, Missouri (2013-2016)
Elected Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland FSA Scot, (2011)
Kansas City Star, "Feature Walls Enliven a Room" by Suzanne Cole, August 28, 2011.
Spaces Magazine, "She Buys seashells" by Patricia Shackelford, July 2010.
The Independent, "Tails of Our Town", May 29, 2010.
Kansas City Star,
"Glasses With Pop" by Stacy Downs, February 7, 2010.
Spaces Magazine, "That Old Black Magic" by Patricia Shackelford,
Kansas City Star, "For What It's Worth: Appraisers Are Less Magician, More
Forensic Detective" by Stacy Downs, April 26, 2009. *(lead subject in article).
*(lead subject in article).
Kansas City Star,
"Blog Designers" by Stacy Downs, December 21, 2008.
St. Joseph News
Press, "Two for One" April 1995.