Kathleen Banach

Woodstock, NY

Accredited Member, Generalist (July 2024)

Kate Banach is Director of Valuation and Litigation Services at Enservio, a leading provider of contents claims software and services for the property insurance industry. Kate began working at Enservio in 2009 and currently manages the teams responsible for appraising specialty items, including fine art, antiques and collectibles. She also regularly serves as an expert witness and consultant on litigious claims. Kate earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Massachusetts and completed the Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program at the Appraisal Institute of America. Kate is an Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America in the Generalist category.

Tracy Bartley

Jacqueline Silverman & Associates
Los Angeles, CA

Added an Accreditation in 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design (July 2024)

Tracy Bartley is a fine art appraiser, with over twenty-five years experience in artist’s studio management and legacy planning. She holds an undergraduate degree in Studio Art and Art History, and a master’s degree in Art Conservation from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.  She has worked for the Getty Conversation Institute, as a consultant for the Museum of Contemporary Art, and for the studio and estate of R.B. Kitaj amongst other artists and estates.  Tracy is passionate about the rich history of artists of the Los Angeles region. 

Aubrey Catrone

Proper Provenance, LLC
New York, NY

Accredited Member in Impressionist and Modern Art (May 2024)

Aubrey Catrone is an international art historian, appraiser, and provenance researcher. Aubrey earned an MA in History of Art from University College London, specializing in the documented histories of art objects. With an art gallery and academic research background, Catrone founded Proper Provenance, LLC to provide her clients with the tools, not only to historically contextualize art, but also to shed light on valuation, attribution, and legal title within the international art market. 

While Catrone’s area of specialization encompasses Impressionist and Modern Art, she has also completed projects including paintings, artefacts, works on paper, prints, and sculptures spanning the fourth century B.C.E. to the twenty-first century C.E. She has been cited as a guest expert in ARTnews and on the History Channel. Catrone has also published her scholarship in a variety of publications including RICS Journals and the Journal of Art Crime.

Website: properprovenance.com

Instagram: @properprovenancellc

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aubrey-catrone/

Rebecca Cochran, AAA

Cochran Arts, LLC
Atlanta, GA

Advanced to Certified Member in Postwar, Contemporary, and Emerging Art (May 2024)

Rebecca Dimling Cochran, AAA, is the Director of Cochran Arts, an art advisory and appraisal company that works with clients to build, manage, and protect contemporary art collections. She is Certified in Postwar, Contemporary, and Emerging Art and serves on the Appraisers Association of America’s Conference Committee. For fifteen years she served as the Curator of the Wieland Collection and has held positions at the High Museum of Art and the Jack Tilton Gallery in New York. She holds a Masters Degree from the Royal College of Art in London and Certificate in the Fine and Decorative Arts from Sotheby’s, London.

Caroline Ervin Robinson

Kuppel, LLC
Boston, MA

Accredited Member in Gems & Jewelry (May 2024)

Caroline Ervin Robinson is a jewelry specialist, gemologist and appraiser. Growing up in rural New England, Caroline formed an early appreciation for art and antiques, while attending local auctions with her grandparents. After studying Art History at Colorado College, Caroline gained experience working for various New England auction houses. She realized that jewelry was the specialty area where she belonged after witnessing the historic auction of Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry while working in the Bid Department at Christie's in New York. Caroline then began working toward her Graduate Gemologist degree at the GIA and landed a job in the renowned Christie's Jewelry Department. Rising the ranks from a cataloguer to a Specialist and Associate Vice President at Christie's, Caroline also became an auctioneer for the company, selling everything from multi-million-dollar contemporary paintings to space memorabilia, and, of course, jewelry!

Caroline is currently an on-air guest expert for gemstones and jewelry on QVC as well as the Director of Online Platforms at Bonhams auction house. Caroline has completed jewelry appraisals throughout her career, both at auction houses and independently.

In addition to being an Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America, she holds a B.A. in Art History from Colorado College and a Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America and and is USPAP compliant through August 2024.

She shares her favorite jewels, from the antique to the contemporary, via her Instagram page, @thecarolineervin. For more information, see www.thecarolineervin.com.

Daphne Lingon, AAA

Mount Pleasant, SC

Advanced to Certified Membership in Gems & Jewelry (July 2024)

Daphne Lingon began her jewelry career at Christie’s East in 1993 and in 2017, Ms. Lingon was named head of the jewelry department at Christie’s Americas.

Ms. Lingon’s sale highlights include jewelry belonging to Ellen Barkin, the Blair Family Collection, Doris Duke, Noreen Stonor Drexel, Margaret Adderley Kelly, Peggy and David Rockefeller, Ann Getty, Anne Eisenhower and the Rothschild Family, amongst others. In 2011, she was instrumental in the sale of jewelry from The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor, which sold for a world-record price of $144.1m, the highest total ever achieved for a single owner collection of jewelry. In December 2019, Ms. Lingon assisted the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with the sale of two significant pieces to benefit future acquisitions. Formerly from the collection of Mrs. Jessie Ball Dupont, the “Dupont Emerald” sold for $1.64 million and “Dupont Ruby” realized $8.96 million.

Widely interviewed about the international jewelry market, Ms. Lingon has appeared in numerous publications such as Elle Décor, W Magazine, The Financial Times, Town & Country and The New York Times, as well as on national and regional television programs including CBS Sunday Morning and panel discussions hosted by Stellene Volandes, Editor-in-Chief of Town & Country, for The 92nd Street Y. She is a frequent lecturer and has appeared at the Bruce Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Georgia Historical Society, GIA Alumni Association, Museum of the City of New York, New York School of Interior Design and Winterthur.

In 2023, Ms. Lingon left Christie’s after 30 years and moved to the Charleston, SC area with her husband. She established her own jewelry appraisal and advisory firm, Daphne Lingon LLC.

A native of Ann Arbor, MI, Ms. Lingon graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Denison University with a B.A. in History and Asian Studies and earned a Graduate Gemology (G.G.) certificate from the Gemological Institute of America.

Kerry Shrives

Bonhams Skinner
Marlborough, MA

Accredited Member, Generalist (May 2024)

Kerry Shrives is a Senior Vice President and Senior Appraiser at Bonhams Skinner, with over three decades of experience in appraising, cataloging, and selling furniture, decorative art, and fine art from the 17th to the 21st centuries.

She has handled significant property such as the rediscovery and sale of Fitz Hugh Lane's Sunset at Gloucester Harbor for $3.3 million – a world record for the artist and a record for a painting sold at an American auction outside of New York. Shrives also has broad experience with successful single-owner sales, including the Solomon Collection of Judaica, which brought $1.5 million, including an important silver and silver-gilt synagogue ark-form Hanukkah lamp that sold for $314,000.

Shrives has been a frequent contributor to the popular PBS program ANTIQUES ROADSHOW since its inception, and featured as a specialist in decorative arts, sculpture, metalwork, silver, and furniture. Her focus on the intersection of antiques and technology has driven the successful transformation of Skinner into a digital business. 

An Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America, Shrives holds an M.A. in the History of Art from the University of London and a B.A. from Smith College. 

Morgann Trumbull

Roth Art Group
Palo Alto, CA

Accredited Member in Postwar, Contemporary, and Emerging Art (July 2024)

Morgann Trumbull specializes in Post-War, Contemporary, and Emerging Art, as well as prints and multiples. She is an Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America. She has worked extensively in appraising, curation, collections management, archival studies, publications, and artist relations. Morgann worked at Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco from 2013 to 2023, where she was a director for six years. Prior to Berggruen, she worked at Bonhams Auctioneers in San Francisco in the Modern & Contemporary and Print departments. Morgann currently serves as a Director on the board of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation and the board of the Achenbach Graphic Arts Council (AGAC) at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She has also served on the board of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association. Morgann has collaborated on many catalogue raisonné and research projects for the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the Willem de Kooning Foundation, the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, the Estate of Nathan Oliveira, and the Wayne Thiebaud Foundation. She has assisted with retrospective exhibitions for many of the aforementioned artist foundations, as well as for Chuck Close, Bridget Riley and Peter Saul. Ms. Trumbull earned her B.A. in Art History, with a minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, from Santa Clara University.