CV & Education


Bachelor of Science:
BA: Regis University, Colorado

Senior Thesis:
An Economic Analysis of Auctioned
Art: Old Master, 19th & 20th C.
Art, NY & London Markets

17 Years Gallery Representation and Consulting
Beverly Hills, New York, Aspen
19th and 20th Century Fine Art:
Impressionism, Modern, and Contemporary; paintings, prints, and sculpture.

26 Years Independent Art Dealing
Aspen, New York
Trading at auction, artist representation, sales and consignments.

1 Year Memorabilia
Aspen, Colorado
Historical Documents and Autographs.

26 Years Appraising
Aspen, Colorado
Old Master, 18th, 19th and 20th & 21st Century Paintings, Drawings,  Prints, Sculpture, Art Glass, European & American period frames.

Certificate in Appraisal Studies New York University
in Fine and Decorative Arts

Completed Appraisal Courses:        
Principles of Practice and Code of Ethics ▪ IRS Legal Guidelines in  Valuation Appraisers & Insurance ▪ Research Methods for Appraisers ▪  Art Law ▪ Auctions ▪Business of Appraising ▪ Collections Management ▪  Dealers of New York ▪ Expanding Horizons: American Paintings 1865-1930 ▪  Conference Courses 1996 ▪Computerization for Appraisers ▪ Old Master  Prints ▪ Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal    Practice (USPAP  ’96) ▪ American and Antique Frames (1740-1940) ▪The Art and Museums of  The Netherlands: International Trip: TEFAF 2006 ▪Uniform Standards of  Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP 2007) ▪Science & Applications  for Art and Antiquities, 2008 ▪ USPAP 2012 ▪ Antique American Furniture  2013 ▪ Legal and Ethical Concerns for Appraisers 2013 ▪18th & 19th  Century Furniture: materials, construction, and uses. USPAP 2014 ▪  Advanced Issues in Appraising ▪ Alaska Native Art: Artifacts to  Contemporary Craft ▪ American Paintings: the good the bad and the ugly ▪  USPAP 2016 ▪ Confronting a Volatile Art Market ▪ Recognizing  Problematic Old Master Pictures ▪ Price Trends in Audubon Prints: 30  Year Perspective ▪ Discourse of all Things Considered ▪ Antiquity to  Modernity: 20th Murano Glass ▪ Netsuke ▪
Evaluating a Home Library: Shelf by Shelf ▪ Appraising Antiquities Today  ▪ Impressionist, Modern, Contemporary Art: The Auction Market and  Appraisal Issues ▪ Sterling Achievement: How to Properly Appraise Silver  ▪ Antiquities: Caveat Emptor ▪ USPAP 2018 ▪ Chinese Porcelain ▪  Collectible Wine ▪ The Current Silver Market ▪ Modern Photography ▪  Market Analysis ▪ Introduction to NYPL Online Resources ▪ Cuban Art:  Past Meets the Future ▪ Oriental Rugs & Carpets ▪ Tribal Art  2016-2017


New York University, NY: Continuing Education for Professional Studies, Fine & Decorative Arts
New York University, New York: Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts
Regis University, Denver, Colorado: Bachelor of Science Cum Laude, Business Administration
Colorado Mountain College, Aspen, Colorado: Business Management and Accounting
Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA: Diploma


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Barbara Preston, Member Appraisers Association of America, NY