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USPAP Art Appraisals and consultations by Sara Kinch, Art Consultant
USPAP Art Appraisals and consultations by Sara Kinch, Art Consultant
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. If you are looking for an honest evaluation and appraisal of your cherished artwork I will be happy to assist you with my services.
Fees for a standard art appraisal are $20.00 per artwork appraised.
Please send photos and information to my email email@example.com or by phone at 607 768 3305
Art appraisals and consultations can be completed online or onsite.
For my customers and friends who previously contacted me through “Ask a Worthologist”, “What’s It Worth To You” and “Accu-Experts”. I will be happy to continue providing my services on a more personal basis through this website: www.artappraisalanswers.com
I am available for on site appraisals and I can accept photographs of artworks sent to me through the U.S. Postal Service.
I have always been interested in art and connected with the arts beginning in school and right up to this day. I am a working professional artist who, along with portraits and design, does art restoration, art consultation and art appraisals. My professional degrees are in art history and studio art and graphic arts. I am an art educator retired from the New York State School system.
I am certified to complete USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices) compliant appraisals. Appropriate for insurance purposes and charitable donation tax deductions.
USPAP COMPLIANT APPRAISALS:
The appraisals prepared by me are USPAP compliant appraisals:
The appraisals that you receive are written in accordance with The Appraisal Foundation’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice or USPAP.
A complete appraisal requires a physical or online inspection of your artwork to verify many points such as artist’s identity, media, provenance and ownership and condition of the object. An appraisal following The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices is a proper and true appraisal that can be submitted to your insurance company for scheduling your collection in your fine arts policy, tax deduction of a non-cash charitable gift or for other purposes.
I appraise artworks for individuals and businesses and it really is a thrill for me to be able to bring to light for my customers the history and process involved in the creation of an artwork as well as that artwork's monetary values.I am also available to provide expert advice on buying and selling artworks.
USPAP Certified Appraiser, Artist
The artwork submitted for inquiry appears to be an original oil or acrylic painting on canvas, or perhaps cotton fabric created by important American artist Alma Woodsey Thomas, (b. 1891 Columbus, Georgia - d. Washington, D.C.). Some sources list the artist’s name as Alma Woolsley Thomas, although Woodsey is the accepted spelling of her name. Alma Thomas is noted as an artist and also as an educator. She is especially known for her very colorful abstract paintings. Thomas is associated with a group of artists known as “The Little Studio” and with the Washington Color School. Alma Thomas studied at Howard University, Columbia University, NYU and American University and she has the distinction of being the first to graduate from Howard with a Fine Arts degree. She taught in the D.C. area and only fully devoted her time to painting after she retired from teaching. Alma Thomas is an ideal role model for aspiring female artists, African American artists and late-blooming artists. Her first art exhibit was displayed at Howard when Alma Thomas was seventy-five years old and at the age of eighty years old, she was the first African-American woman to have a solo exhibit at the Whitney Museum, New York. Alma Thomas was active with regard to her career as an artist in the Washington D.C. area and she was one of the key figures who helped to establish the Barnett Aden Gallery in Washington, D.C. Thomas exhibited her artworks at many important D.C. venues, a few being the Corcoran Gallery, the National Museum and the White House. From the information and photos submitted with this inquiry, the artwork appears to be an original oil or acrylic painting on canvas that was one from a series of paintings completed by Alma Thomas and based on space exploration and the Apollo 10 expedition. The painting is titled “Snoopy Sees Sunrise on Earth” and this title is a reference to the nickname “Snoopy” given by the astronauts to the spacecraft. The Charles Schulz’ “Peanuts” comic strip characters were not official mascots for the missions, but their names were used as call signs for the missions. Apollo 10 launched May 18th, 1969. According to information submitted by the present owner of the artwork, the painting was completed by Alma Thomas in 1970. Some of the space-themed artworks from the 1970’s were untitled, while others featured names from the Peanuts comic strip and some titles referred to space travel, for example, “Launch Pad” and “Blast Off”. Most of space series paintings were completed as watercolor on cotton or acrylic on canvas and their is a possibility that the painting submitted for inquiry was completed in acrylic paints rather than oil paints as is noted in the submitted information. Avg. $50/80,000 at auction Christies May 2008 estimate $80,000 to $120,000 Auction Value $80,000.00 to $100,000.00 Retail Value $90,000.00 to $150,000.00
“Barnum and Bailey Circus poster of Jumbo the Elephant” - Thank
you so much for the efficient and timely manner you appraised the Circus Poster for me!! I had reached a stalemate trying to find a value myself so you made my day.... and I WILL be back with other hard--to-find pieces..
"The Chef" by M. Howard. Sara Kinch, You found more information on this artist than I was able to find out and for that I applaud you. Thank you for your honesty and the evaluation. Thank you for appraising "The Chef" .
“LUCIEN GAUTIER ETCHING” I spent hours on the Internet and could not confirm the information about the etching you provided. Much appreciated.
“Print of Old Vienna” I was very impressed with Ms. Kinch's credentials. The narrative she wrote stating her rationale for arriving at a value revealed a historical knowledge of this type of art. I am very pleased with her appraisal and believe it to be accurate.
“Le Retour du Bal - Le Bon Genre No 9” Hi Sara, A note to say thank you for providing the right level of detail and the thoroughness of your comments. You provide a great customer experience.
The following is one of my favorite notes from a customer.
“Semisi Maya” Thanks, Sara! If I had to Someone -Is -Holding- A Gun -To My -Head-So-I-Gotta-Say-Something-Or-Die find a criticism of the information you gave, I would tell them, "Umm, well she didn't give the exact date of the artist's death." You are too cool for the room, woman. Thanks again.