Julia Bloodgood, AAA

Danbury, CT

Advanced to Certification in 20th Century Couture: Designer and Vintage Clothing and Accessories (October 2023)

Julia Bloodgood is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America specializing in Couture, Designer & Vintage Clothing and Luxury Accessories from the 18th century through to contemporary fashion. In addition, she has handled collections of Antique and Historic Dress, Costume Jewelry, Handbags, Lace, Quilts, Textiles & Non-Western Dress. Ms. Bloodgood has a wide range of experience within the fields of Fashion and Appraising, including exhibition curation, consulting, and nearly a decade in the auction business. In her practice, based in the New York Metro area, she collaborates with her fellow appraisers, art advisory services, auction houses, clients, collectors, dealers, estates, and museums. Ms. Bloodgood received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and holds a Masters from The Fashion Institute of Technology. She is Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice [USPAP] compliant. In 2021 Ms. Bloodgood presented “Don’t Forget The Closets: Appraising Couture, Designer, & Vintage Clothing”; this was the first Webinar in this field of connoisseurship given to the Appraisers Association of America. Julia is pleased to be designated Certified in 20th Century Couture, Designer & Vintage Clothing and Accessories. 

Michelle Conliffe, AAA

Bates Art Group
Birmingham, MI

Advanced to Certification in Household Contents (June 2023)

Michelle Conliffe brings over 15 years of art market experience to her appraisal practice, based in Detroit, Michigan. As a generalist appraiser, Michelle specializes in appraising both fine and decorative art. Prior to founding Bates Art Group, Michelle’s professional experience included positions at the Winter Antiques Show, Cowan’s Auctions, and the Taft Museum of Art. She received a BA in Art History from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and an MA in American Fine and Decorative Arts from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. Michelle is proud to advance to Certified Membership with the Appraisers Association of America.

Kate Della Monica

Deland, FL

Accredited Member in Gems and Jewelry (October 2023)

Kate Della Monica is a GIA Graduate Gemologies and USPAP compliant fine jewelry appraiser. She is an Accredited member of the Appraisers Association of America. She honed her skills evaluating jewelry at Freeman's Auction House in Philadelphia, and she now resides in central Florida. Kate graduated from Moore College of Art of Design with a BFA in 3D Fine Art (sculpture and installation). She took several jewelry making studio courses while at school, learning skills such as casting and soldering. During and after college, Kate gained experience working in the art industry for a private gallery in Philadelphia dealing primarily with early 20th Century fine art prints and other objects. After selling a large diamond through a New York auction house, Kate was enamored with the jewelry specialist's knowledge of the stone and began to pursue her GG at GIA. Proudly, Kate accomplished her dream of becoming a senior jewelry specialist at an auction house and is now focusing on building her own appraisal practice, KDM Gem, LLC. Her specialties include, but are not limited to, diamonds, colored stones, estate jewelry, and signed jewelry. 

Christianne Dimitri, AAA

Engs-Dimitri Works of Art
Los Angeles, CA

Advanced to Certification in Continental Furniture and Decorations (June 2023)

Christianne Dimitri, based in Los Angeles, specializes in European Furniture & Decorative Arts, including Works of Art, Sculpture, Paintings, and Drawings from antiquity to the mid-20th century. As Engs-Dimitri Works of Art, a respected member of the antiques/fine art trade since 1987, she is a member of the Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) and the Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d’Art (CINOA). She has advised clients on all aspects of collecting including consultancy services for buyer and seller. As a qualified appraiser, her reports are accepted by the IRS, insurance companies, museums, corporate clients, and private collectors.

Jaime El Helw

Cairo, Egypt

Accredited Member in Postwar, Contemporary, and Emerging Art (June 2023)

Jaime El-Helw is an independent professional appraiser and researcher based out of Cairo, Egypt; specialized in Fine and Decorative Arts, particularly Contemporary Art of the Middle East, encompassing Modern, Post-War, Contemporary, and Emerging artists of the region. She services clients spanning the globe, including in Europe, the Middle East, and in the USA.

I recognize and identify value in your fine art collections and antique collectables, and provide professional appraisal reports backed by defensible and thorough research and analysis. I serve the public by providing fair, objective and disinterested information based on the facts of valuation methodology. I abide by a strict code of ethics which ensures unparalleled standards of ethics, conduct and professionalism. The code requires the appraiser to serve the public interest as follows:

• provide independent valuation outside of third party influences
• retain no outside interest in the subject property other than an accurate and professional value
• contract for appraisal work only within the areas of their professional expertise
• reach objective value conclusions by considering all factors in appraisal standards
• use the highest standards of connoisseurship in examining and documenting property
• professional remuneration is independent of the value of the subject property

Ry Fillman

New Hope, PA

Accredited Member in American Furniture and Decorative Arts (October 2023)

Ry Fillman is an appraiser with a strong knowledge and background in American and European furniture and decorative arts. He is currently a Specialist with Locati, LLC in Central Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is USPAP compliant through March 15, 2024. A native of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Ry relocated to Los Angeles after finishing his undergraduate degree and immediately went into the auction business beginning his career working at Bonhams as a cataloger in the Furniture and Decorative Arts department. From there he went on to become the Head of Estate Auctions with Andrew Jones Auctions in Los Angeles from 2018-2021.Ry is a 2013 graduate of Temple University with a B.A. in Art History. He continues to elect continuing education courses to keep current with scholarship and explore new disciplines. Ry has served as an auctioneer in his previous roles as well as pro bono auctioneering for charity.

Lisa Getzfrid

Red Feather Advisory & Appraisal
Philadelphia, PA

Accredited Member in Postwar, Contemporary, and Emerging Art (October 2023)

Lisa Getzfrid is CEO/Founder of Red Feather Advisory & Appraisal, LLC which provides comprehensive and confidential appraisals of art and personal property for individuals and commercial clients including banks, accountants, attorneys, estate executors; insurance companies and not-for-profit institutions. Appraisals and selected services include:

  • establishing the value of personal property
  • evaluating charitable contributions for Federal tax purposes
  • dividing property for estates and estate planning
  • facilitating equitable distribution in the dissolution of marriages and civil partnerships
  • insurance evaluations
  • collection management

Appraisals and reports are prepared in conformity with and are subject to the standards and requirements set forth in the Code of Ethics of the Appraisers Association of America and with The Appraisal Foundation’s Uniform Standards
Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Lisa joined the Morton Contemporary Gallery as their Appraisal Director as of February 2021. Morton Contemporary Gallery is a leading gallery, located at 115 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA. The gallery represents 25-30 emerging and established artists and offers sales, art advisory and appraisal services to individuals, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations.

Seth Glick

Concept Art Gallery
Pittsburgh, PA

Accredited Member in Rare and Antiquarian Printed Books (June 2023)

Seth Glick is currently the Auction Manager and Rare Book Specialist at Concept Art Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA. He has over 15 years experience working in the rare book trade, having researched, cataloged and sold tens of thousands of books across all fields. At Concept Gallery he oversees 10-12 auctions a year that include fine art, books, prints, antiques, jewelry, furniture and design. Seth graduated cum laude from The George Washington University with a B.A. in Journalism and a minor in Art History. He volunteers with many Pittsburgh nonprofits, including historical archives and community newspapers.

Rachael Goldman, Ph.D., AAA

Austone-Enfeld Associates
Shark River Hills, NJ

Added an Accreditation in 20th Century Decorative Arts and Design (October 2023)

Dr. Goldman has been a specialist in the field of archives and Judaica for over 20 years. Dr. Goldman specializes in all types of appraisals: insurance, non-cash charitable donation, liquidation, inventory, estate appraisals, acquisition, and expert witness services. Each appraisal is handled efficiently and quickly with no missing details. Dr. Goldman will travel to any location in the tri-state area to perform on-site work. Dr. Goldman also completes online/remote appraisals. Dr. Goldman also specializes in all types of archive appraisals, including World War II, Holocaust-era items, Hungarian artifacts, Persian Miniatures, Middle Eastern paintings, prints and decorative arts. Dr. Goldman also has extensive experience appraising Charles Fazzino's works. Having worked with major Judaica auctions, Dr. Goldman has strong connections with museums, synagogues, historical societies and institutions of higher education. She successfully completed a 15-hour course and examination on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Having completed the SEAK expert witness program, Dr. Goldman can be relied upon for expert witness depositions and testimonies.

Elizabeth Gorayeb, AAA

Gorayeb Art Advisory and Consulting, LLC
New York, NY

Advanced to Certification in Impressionist and Modern Art (October 2023)

Elizabeth Gorayeb is the founding executive director of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc., a non-profit art research foundation. Prior to taking on this role in 2016, she was senior vice president, head of research, for Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Department in New York. Ms. Gorayeb is particularly interested in matters of provenance and attribution, and maintains a private advisory and appraisal practice in New York

Miriam Grundy

Pollon Art
Currumbin Valley, Queensland, Australia

Accredited Member in Australian and Aboriginal Art (June 2023)

Miriam appraises Indigenous Australian canvas, bark, paper and mixed media paintings, drawings, sculpture, textiles, fibre work, prints and ceramics of all regions, 20th Century to present; and Australian Indigenous contemporary photography, assemblage, installation and video art, post-1950 to present. Miriam's knowledge of each class of property comes from over a decade's worth of experience in the Australian gallery sector where she performed regular valuations under the tutelage of senior appraisers and specialists. Since 2012, Miriam has been working as an independent appraiser and consultant specializing in Indigenous Australian art. These experiences combined have allowed Miriam to view, handle, research, and value a vast array of property that requires highly specialized knowledge of Australian Indigenous visual and material culture, art history, theory, and the current state of the market in the USA, Australia, and internationally. Miriam has valued Australian Indigenous art for private, corporate, and public collections including The Kelton Collection, Santa Monica; The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Artbank, Sydney, NSW; The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, CT; Sydney Living Museums, Sydney, NSW; The San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Miriam has a combined Bachelor of Art History/Theory and Professional French, University of New South Wales and a Master of Arts Administration, College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales, and is a Registered Valuer for the Australian Cultural Gifts Program and Member of the Australian Art Consultants Association.

Grace Harlow

Di Donna Gallery
Brooklyn, NY

Accredited Member in Postwar, Contemporary, and Emerging Art (June 2023)

Grace Harlow has seven years of experience conducting fine art appraisals and is currently a senior researcher at Di Donna Galleries. She holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a dual M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. In 2017, she completed the Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program (or, CASP) offered through the Appraisal Association of America and has worked at auction houses, galleries, and appraisal firms in New York City, Washington D.C. and London, where she contributed research for valuations, provenance, and authenticity matters. From 2021-2023, she worked as an appraiser at Masterworks, an art investment company, where she executed quarterly fair market value appraisals exclusively on Postwar, Contemporary, and Ultra-Contemporary artworks in the company’s portfolio. Through her time working in these various settings, Ms. Harlow has gained specialization in valuing Postwar and Contemporary art and has completed various appraisals for insurance purposes, estate planning, donations/charitable contributions, and damage/loss instances.

Alix Holloway, AAA

AH Arts, LLC
New York, NY

Advanced to Certification in Postwar, Contemporary, and Emerging Art (October 2023)

Alix Holloway is a Certified Appraiser in Postwar, Contemporary, and Emerging Art, with extensive experience working with Estates. After 10 years at James Goodman Gallery, an established secondary market gallery dealing in European and American Masterworks, she worked with the founder's Estate to close the gallery and deaccession his personal collection. Working in much the same capacity and with many of the same clients, she then established AH Arts LLC, a boutique full-service fine art advisory firm and art dealership with a showroom in Chelsea, NY, that provides new and veteran collectors with the expertise, access, and education to build meaningful curated collections. In addition to Appraisals for Insurance, Estate, Matrimonial, Donation, and Loss/Damage, Alix can assist with acquisitions, research, collection management, and selling strategies to minimize risk and increase financial return on individual works or full collections.

Daphne Lingon

Mount Pleasant, SC

Accredited Member in Gems and Jewelry (October 2023)

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.

Helen Opper

Opper Fine Art, LLC
Oklahoma City, OK

Accredited Member in Postwar, Contemporary, and Emerging Art (June 2023)

Based in Oklahoma City, Helen Opper provides professional appraisal and advisory services to individuals and organizations through her firm Opper Fine Art. Specializing in Postwar, Contemporary, and Emerging Art, Helen has fused her knowledge, expertise, and over ten years’ experience working with the postwar and contemporary art market with a passion for Oklahoma’s artist community to provide a unique offering of professional fine art services in the Plains region. Her professional goals include helping to close the knowledge gap surrounding the business of fine art and providing education about the importance of professional appraisals for her clients. Helen earned her BA in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley, and received her MA in Museum Studies from New York University.

Elizabeth Pisano, AAA

Winston Art Group
New York, NY

Certified Member in American Art (June 2023)

Elizabeth is Director of the Mid-Atlantic Region handling appraisals as well as sales and acquisitions of art, antiques and jewelry across Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Prior to joining Winston Art Group, Elizabeth was a Vice President and Senior Specialist with the American Art department at Sotheby’s. Her nine-year tenure with the company included record-setting sales of works by Norman Rockwell, Georgia O’Keeffe, Childe Hassam and Jacob Lawrence. She previously held positions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and American History from Georgetown University and a Master of Arts in the History of Art from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she graduated with distinction.

Michele Quinn

Las Vegas, NV

Accredited Member in Postwar, Contemporary, and Emerging Art (October 2023)

Michele Quinn has an impressive career spanning over 25 years as a gallerist and private art consultant. She has established a remarkable presence in the realm of Postwar and Contemporary art. Her journey has seen her contribute significantly to some of the most influential artistic collections in the US, functioning as a guiding force in her role as a curatorial advisor. 

Michele's roster of private clients boasts luminaries featured on ArtNews' Top 100 Collectors list, including the Paul G. Allen Family Collection, alongside emerging and seasoned collectors. Her advisory acumen zeroes in on mid-career to established blue-chip artists represented by reputable galleries and museums worldwide.  

Angel Webster

Jersey City, NJ

Accredited Member in Rare and Antiquarian Printed Books (April 2023)

Angel Webster has more than 20 years of experience in Rare and Antiquarian Printed Books. As a founding bookseller at Bauman Rare Books, one of the most prestigious rare book dealers in the world, Angel has personally handled the most important and interesting books since the dawn of the printed word. Specialties include African-American books and ephemera, children's books, modern first editions, natural history and illustrated books of all genres. In addition, Angel has great familiarity with art and photography books, English and American history and American literature (pre 1900).