Experience

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Appraiser 
Specializing in Appraisals of European & American Fine Art, Antiques  and Period Frames. Appraisals include photographic and written  documentation,    identification and valuation, narratives and  comparables--if applicable. Providing appraisals for: resale, insurance,  charitable contributions and donations, estate, damage or loss matters.


Collections Manager
Specializing in the care and preservation of art, cataloging,  environmental    and structural awareness guidance, collection  stratification, conservation, exhibitions and loaning, sales and  acquisitions.


Art Dealer  
Private purchasing, sales, brokering, and artist representation.


Art Consultant
Gallery sales and representation of Old Master prints, 19th and 20th Century Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art.


Art Appreciation
College level adjunct instructor, full credit, 15 week course.

Instructor
Subjects covered: survey of art history, how to look at and analyze art,  terms, elements, techniques, styles, social and historical importance.


Court Appointed
Umpire/Arbitrator Insurance related for Pitkin County.


Jury Panel Member
CCAH


Expert Testimony    
LRSH furnishings review and retroactive statement of opinion of value for resale, 2016



PROFESSIONAL PRÉCIS  
2001-2004
Maris Gallery, Newport Beach, CA.
Dealer & Broker


2000-2002
Colorado Mountain College
Associate Professor: Art Appreciation 110, Aspen.


2000-2001
Big Sculpture Fine Art Gallery, Basalt, CO.
Director.


1992-1993
Stars Inc., Aspen, Colorado.
Sales of Memorabilia, Historical Documents, Vintage Photographs, and Autographs.


1991-1992
E.S. Lawrence Gallery, Aspen, Colorado.
Sales Consultant.


1991-present
Collector’s Fine Art Appraisal
Aspen, Colorado ▪ Rocky Mtn. Region
Appraisal & Collections Management


1990-1991
Magidson Fine Art, New York, Aspen, Colorado.
Sales.


1988-1990
The Upstairs Gallery, Beverly Hills, Costa Mesa, California.
Sales.

Contact

 If we can be assistance to you please call (970-948-2950) or email us.
Barbara Preston, Member Appraisers Association of America, NY