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Northern California ArtTable
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

APPRAISALS: Determining Values in Today's Complex Marketplace

Explore the increasingly complex and essential world of fine art valuation at a panel discussion co-sponsored by Northern California ArtTable and SFAI. Four expert panelists will demystify art appraisal today, and discuss its impact on collectors, museums, artists, and auction houses.

Tickets » Members $25 / General Public $35


5:30–6:30 pm » Tour of Wrong’s What I Do Best led by Hesse McGraw, SFAI's Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Programs 

6:30–8 pm » Appraisal Panel

8–9 pm » Dinner Reception in the SFAI Café

About the Panelists

Joy Berus is a nationally recognized Los Angeles art law attorney with over twenty years of experience in asset class, appraisal law, tax law, and other related topics. Ms. Berus has lectured extensively and is a frequent contributor to CBS’ MarketWatch, Investor’s Business Daily, and the Wall Street Journal

Mary Kay Lyon (Panel Moderator) has been a senior accredited appraiser in Menlo Park since 1985.  A former Chair of Northern California ArtTable, Ms. Lyon specializes in personal property valuations and estates.  She recently co-chaired the American Society of Appraiser’s (ASA) San Francisco conference on personal property and expert witness testimony.

Jacqueline Silverman has been a Los Angeles-based senior accredited appraiser since 1977. Specializing in Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary art, Ms. Silverman has appraised numerous prominent artists’ estates and works with international clients from offices in Los Angeles and New York.

Jeremy Stone, from San Francisco, is a former art gallery owner with second-generation expertise in the Modern, Post-War, and Contemporary art markets. A senior accredited appraiser, Ms. Stone has served as an IRS expert witness and has special interest in gifting, charitable contributions, artists’ estates, and strategic planning for large collections. 


Direct questions to Kathy Kenyon or 408.722.0200