Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations, iGary Rodriguez, iCraig Hartpence, iRM DAmato, iM. R. Mathias, iPamela Taeuffer, iTheodore Soderberg, i
  Home > Arts/Entertainment > Articles
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Stacey Chillemi

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 536 titles
· 796 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
Member Since: Sep, 2002

   My Blog
   Success Story
   Contact Author
   Message Board
   Read Reviews

Subscribe to the Stacey Chillemi Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"

· The Adventures of Covenant Cove

· Stranger Lurking in the Shadows

· The Ultimate Guide to Living Longer and Feeling Younger: The Essential Nutr

· GANGS: How to Keep Your Children Away from Gangs, Drugs & Violence

· HOW TO BUY A HOME USING A VA LOAN: What Every Home Buyer Should Know

· Beginners Tips for Horse Training: What Every Horse Trainer Should Know

· How to Purify Your Drinking Water: Understanding the Importance of Purifyin

· The Complete Herbal Guide: A Natural Approach to Healing the Body - Heal Yo

· Learn How to Become Wealthy Selling Ebooks on the Internet

· Epilepsy You're Not Alone

Short Stories
· Stranger Lurking In the Shadows

· Tish’s Story

· Trish’s Story

· Mike's Story

· Shirley's Story

· Jane Gillespie Story

· Donna’s Story

· My Father Was My Hero – If He Couldn’t Build It No One Could

· The Ultimate Home

· What is your destiny?

· 2014 Top Recommended Health Products

· 10 steps to boost your self-confidence

· Is organic stevia better than sugar and other artificial sweeteners?

· PROFESSIONAL CHOICE VITAMINS: The # 1 Doctors Choice in Vitamins

· Sandra Bullock Goes Dog Crazy for Dogs with Special Needs




· Nothing makes Jessica Biel happier than spending time with her dogs


· Nestling By the Fire with My Dog Jaliela

· Listen To Your Heart and Adopt a Dog Today

· Dogs Bring New Meaning to Life

· Dogs Bring Peace and Happiness into Our Hearts

· Dogs Hold the Keys to Our Hearts

· Dogs Are Gifts from the Heaven Above

· I’ll Be There by Your Side

· Puppy Love

· A Love of a Lifetime


         More poetry...
· Ways to make a difference

· The Complete Herbal Guide Offers an Expert Page To Authors

· Become a Member of the complete Herbal Guide

· Would you like to become an expert on the Complete Herbal Guide?

· The new launch of our health website

· Want a Huge Increase in Business?

· The Complete Herbal Guide Invites You to Join Our Community Mailing List

Stacey Chillemi, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

Learn how appraisers make an accurate estimate on pieces when the art is identified and tied to the original artist


The Most Important Skills
You Must Learn
In Order to Succeed In the ArtWorld
Learn how appraisers make an accurate estimate on pieces when the art is identified and tied to the original artist
An appraisal is nothing more than an opinion of value and anyone can have an opinion of what the actual value is. The accuracy of an appraisal depends on several things:
  • The skill of the appraiser
  • The meticulousness of the inspection and research
  • The quantity and quality of market data available on the artwork
Professional appraisers are able to estimate the value of art when the art is identified and tied to the original artist. A professional art appraiser will is well educated in this field, but remember that the art collector still needs to know the financial value of an artwork. So if you are planning to have a piece of artwork appraised go on the internet or in a library to look up similar art pieces and their worth.
There are plenty of scammers in society and you need to make sure someone is not giving you false information. Some scammers will try to give you a low appraisal and then buy it from you, so they can resell it at a higher cost. This is against the law, but it is not going to stop a bad appraiser when money is involved.
Also, find an appraiser with a good reputation. One that is well known in the community as an honest and loyal person. If you visit an art gallery and ask for the names of some appraisers I am sure they will have a few names of appraisers with good reputations to give you. Finding a suitable appraiser takes some time and effort, but it is worth it if the artwork is believed to be of significant value
The appraiser will be able to make a valid and accurate appraisal by conducting several steps. Below is the process to obtaining an accurate appraisal. Remember if an appraiser does not follow these steps then I would advise you to run while you can, do not let them swindle you. Be one-step ahead of the game. Learn how the art world works before you enter it. 
  1. Valuation - The basic level of price determination, an art valuation provides an estimate of the current market value of a painting, sculpture or print. In a valuation, the artwork judged by the visual aspect - what it appears to be. Unless the owner specifically raises the issue, the artwork is presumed authentic and saleable. This is a cheaper way to determine the value the worth of a piece of artwork. Appraisals can become costly, so you may want to consider doing the valuation first. After the valuation, you may decide that you do not need a formal appraisal. During the valuation, the collector supplies the appraiser with any information they have on the artwork to be evaluated such as the artist, title, date, size, medium, condition.
The Size of Artwork - Outsize paintings typically are worth less to more standard size ones.
When the Artwork was Created - Certain periods of an artist's work are worth more to other periods.

The Condition of the Artwork - Damaged artwork cannot be completely repaired, therefore they are always worth less.

Valuation is the most basic--and least expensive--of the appraisal procedures used to determine the current market price of a painting, sculpture, print or other artwork. Usually, this is the only procedure necessary for valuing an artwork. Typically, when the artwork is worth less than $25,000 and its authenticity is not in question. Most of the times, the valuation process is enough for determining current market value of the artwork.  
When you have a piece of artwork in question, a valuation is a sensible first step in acknowledging its worth. It is an excellent decision screen before spending the time and money to authenticate an artwork.
If you want to take it to the next level because you feel it has value and needs a formal appraisal then the actual appraising will be the next step. This is a more complex--and because of the complexity involved, the price will be higher than a valuation. 
The appraiser will require the following:
  1. The collector needs to supply good front and back photographs; actual photos not email images, of the artwork.
  1. The appraiser will ask to review all available documentation for the work particularly origin information including sales receipts or transfers of ownership of the artwork in question.
  1. Prior appraisals, expert opinions, publication and exhibition histories are also helpful in speeding the appraisal process and in limiting the cost. The appraiser may wish to inspect the artwork, especially if condition or attribution appears to be at issue. Typically, the base price for such an appraisal is $150-$200. If the appraisal requires specific research, the appraiser will probably bill you with an additional hourly fee.
Another important fact to remember is Appraisers are considered part of a self-regulated profession. Legally it is unclear where the appraiser's liability, if any, falls. An art appraiser who knows 19th century European paintings is unlikely to be expert in Chinese scrolls.
So remember to ask them where their expertise area falls in and remember if someone acts like a know it all- it is usually because they do not know anything at all.  
Most importantly, do not forget when you are all done remember to have the appraiser professionally document the artworks authenticity and value.


Web Site Artist, Artist Promoter, Photographer and Affiliate Marketer

Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Books by
Stacey Chillemi

Beginners Tips for Horse Training: What Every Horse Trainer Should Know

Buy Options
Kindle, Nook, iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Stranger Lurking in the Shadows

Buy Options
Kindle, more..

The Adventures of Covenant Cove

Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

How to Become Wealthy Selling Ebooks on the Internet

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

HOW TO BUY A HOME USING A VA LOAN: What Every Home Buyer Should Know

Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

GANGS: How to Keep Your Children Away from Gangs, Drugs & Violence

Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

The Ultimate Guide to Living Longer and Feeling Younger: The Essential Nutr

Buy Options
Kindle, Barnes & Noble, more..

Arts/Entertainment Articles
  1. Reuniting West Side Story's Chakiris & Tam
  2. Best DVD Director's Commentaries
  3. American Sniper: Film Poem and Review
  4. Backstory 2--Book Review
  5. Bill Medley Regrets Breaking James Bond Li
  6. Jessabelle: Film Review and Poem
  7. Sinatra, Mitchum, Marvin, & Crawford's Bra
  8. George Pal and Me
  9. Michael Caine Stops Bigot by Using Humor
  10. Favorite Films of 2014
  11. Handsome Jay Hammer of Guiding Light
  12. A Lovely Rose/International Arrangement
  13. Animal House's John Landis and Me
  14. Tony Curtis' Most Romantic Scene Ever
  15. Woody Strode's Body on Display at Disneyla
  16. Lee Marvin Silences Vegas Vic
  17. Big Eyes: Film Review
  18. The Adult Video Awards Show – 1990
  19. Angelina Jolie's 'Salt' Survival Bag
  20. Why Do We Want to be Famous?

You can also search authors by alphabetical listing: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen

© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.