Ms. Sara Cain Accredited

Cain Fine Art, LLC - Advisory and Appraisals

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USPAP compliant through:



American Art; Postwar, Contemporary, and Emerging Art; Western American Art

Member Type

Accredited Member


Charitable Donation; Estate Tax Liability; Equitable Distribution; Insurance

Appraiser's Statement

Sara Cain is a fine art appraiser and advisor specializing in Post-War, Contemporary, and 19th and 20th Century American art. She is an Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA) and is a USPAP compliant appraiser. Sara is the owner and principal of Cain Fine Art, LLC, performing appraisal and advising services. She has a broad range of experience in the art world and an understanding of its markets, consulting with national and international galleries and auction houses. She received her Master of Fine Arts in 2011 from Hunter College in painting and subsequently worked for Sotheby’s New York while earning her appraiser credentials through the AAA and New York University. After returning to Houston from New York in 2013, she served in both appraising and advising roles for three years at an art management firm before founding Cain Fine Art in 2016. Sara led art tours of Houston’s Theta Design Weekend exhibitors in 2017 and was a guest on radio talk show, Straight Talk Money, in 2018 regarding fine art charitable contributions to institutions and estate tax planning. Sara serves as an independent fine art appraiser for galleries and other art advisory firms in the Houston area, including C2 Art Advisors and Kinzelman Art Consulting. Among other institutions, she has performed charitable contribution appraisals for artworks gifted to the Menil Foundation; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio.