Welcome to Our New Members!

Certified Members

Sarah E. Cox, Ph.D., AAA
New York, NY
Ancient Art: Near East, Egyptian, Greek, Roman
Advanced to Certified Membership
Sarah E. Cox holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. For two decades she has worked in the antiquities market in New York City. At the same time, she has published scholarly articles on Roman imperial coins, Roman mosaics, and the numismatic manuscripts of Pirro Ligorio. As of 2017, Sarah Cox is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America. Her clientele as an appraiser includes private collectors, financial institutions, attorneys, and museums in the United States and Canada.
Patricia Dillon, AAA
Charleston, SC
American Furniture and Decorative Arts
Patricia Dillon is a specialist in American Decorative Arts.  She works with high net worth individuals, corporations, ecclesiastical collections, museums and historical sites in the purchase, sale and appraisal of fine and decorative arts. Patricia frequently works with artists, artist’s estates and conservators. Previously, she was a litigator who tried dozens of cases to verdict including matters involving authenticity and value in fine and decorative art. She has taught Appraisal and Decorative Art courses at New York University since 2009.  She has written extensively on the Decorative Arts and lectured at major auction houses, International Conferences, and universities across the country.
Jan Katz, AAA
New Orleans, LA
Self Taught / Outsider Art
Advanced to Certified Membership
Jan Katz has over 35 years of experience as an art collector, dealer, consultant, curator and designer. She has collected and curated Self Taught and Outsider Art and maintained extensive contacts in the field, and has consulted for private collections in both acquisition and divestiture. Ms. Katz is the Curator Emerita, The Center for Southern Craft and Design, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA; former Associate Director, Ogden Museum and gallery owner.

Molly Morse Limmer, AAA
Chicago, IL
Ancient Art: Near East, Egyptian, Greek, Roman
Molly Morse Limmer’s career spanned two decades at Christie’s Auction House. She spent seventeen years with Christie’s New York serving as Vice President, Senior Specialist and Department Head for Antiquities. In 2014 Molly was appointed Vice President, Business Development for Christie’s Midwest Regional Office, based in Chicago. In this role she worked with private clients, institutions, and galleries throughout the Midwest assisting with consignments, coordinating appraisals, and advising clients on art and auction matters. Molly holds an M.A. in Greek and Roman art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and a B.A. in Classics and Art History from Brown University. She studied at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. In March, 2016, Molly transformed her love for art and her profound knowledge of the industry to launch 2050 Art Services.
Kourosh Mahboubian, AAA
New York, NY
Postwar, Contemporary and Emerging Art
Kourosh Mahboubian’s parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins were art dealers and he was born into the business. From the beginning, the art world has been a backdrop in his life, shaping and guiding his vision. In 1988 he founded Cyrus Gallery, in New York, representing a stable of successful artists and also dealing in blue chip modern and contemporary art. The gallery eventually absorbed his parents’ ancient art business too. He closed Cyrus Gallery in 1993 and continued as a private dealer, advisor and collector, specializing in contemporary and emerging art and photography. He brings to his appraisal practice the expertise, perspective and experience that come from a lifetime in the art business and from providing clients with honorable, professional and friendly service for nearly thirty years.
Andrew Richmond, AAA
Sunbury, OH
American Furniture and Decorative Arts
Andrew Richmond earned degrees from Kenyon College in Ohio and the prestigious Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. Before becoming a full-time appraiser and consultant, Andrew spent more than a decade in the world of antiques and fine art auctions. During that time, Andrew became a recognized expert in the field of American decorative arts. He has lectured widely and has published numerous scholarly articles, and has curated two landmark exhibitions on the decorative arts of his native Ohio. He also serves on the boards of several museums and decorative arts organizations. 

Accredited Members

Sara B. Cain
Houston, TX
American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture
Added a new Area of Specialization
Sara B. Cain is the Owner and Principal of Cain Fine Art, LLC, performing appraisal and advising services. She has been in the business of art for eight years and has extensive art market knowledge, including consulting with national and international galleries and auction houses. She has worked for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Joan B. Mirviss Ltd. in New York, and Sotheby’s, New York. In addition, she served in both appraising and advising roles for three years at an art management company in Houston. Ms. Cain earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University, graduating summa cum laude, and her Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College in New York. She earned her Certificate of Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Art from New York University.

Emily Casden
Brooklyn, NY
Postwar, Contemporary and Emerging Art

Emily Casden holds a B.A. in art history from Williams College and an M.A. in art history from Hunter College. She was a junior curator at The Jewish Museum for several years before turning to the antiques and auction world. In the spring of 2015 she received the AAA’s Student Award upon completion of the Fine and Decorative Arts Appraisal Certificate Program at NYU. She has worked at Doyle Auction House and is currently the manager of Hayloft Auctions by Doyle.
Jennifer P. Evans
Hampstead, NH
American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture
Jennifer P. Evans at J Evans Appraisals has worked as an appraiser serving the Boston area and New England since 2010. J Evans Appraisals has completed numerous appraisal projects for individuals, executors and estate attorneys including those for insurance coverage, estate planning and reporting, and donations. Ms. Evans area of specialty is 19th-Century American Fine Art, although she also has extensive experience with Impressionist and Modern Art, Contemporary Art, and European and American Silver. Ms. Evans is certified in the Appraisal Studies Program in Antiques and the Arts, in partnership between the Rhode Island School of Design and the American Society of Appraisers, and she holds an MA from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.
Katherine Halligan
Encino, CA
California and Western Art
Katie Halligan brings 20 years of experience to the field of fine art appraising after working at international and regional auction houses and galleries where she was responsible for the sale of numerous private and institutional collections. Katie worked with the estates of artists Conrad Buff and Arthur Dominique Rozaire and has written and lectured on various California artists and movements. Focusing on 19th and 20th Century European and American fine art, with particular specialization in California and Western art, she provides collection management and acquisition advising services as well as confidential and professional appraisal reports for insurance, estate tax and charitable gift donations.

Mary Kohnke
Bartlett, IL
Rare & Antiquarian Printed Books
Mary Kohnke is the owner of Ex Libris Appraisals, LLC, located outside of Chicago, Illinois. She is the former Director of Consignments and Senior Specialist of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. With nearly a decade of experience, she specializes in the appraisal of large collections of historical materials, including archives, rare books, manuscripts, cartography, memorabilia, and other artifacts, whether for tax, insurance, or division purposes.  Additional services include collection development, collection management, and inventory preparation. Mary is also a licensed auctioneer in the state of Illinois and an active member of the Caxton Club of Chicago.
Brendan B. Ryan
Bedford, NY
Household Contents
Brendan B. Ryan is a fine art and generalist appraiser based in Bedford, NY. He is an estate specialist and auctioneer at Butterscotch Auctioneers & Appraisers, where he has worked since 2008. An avid reader, researcher, and ardent lover of art, literature, and music, he made international headlines in 2015 with his discovery and identification of a previously unknown manuscript sketch-leaf by Ludwig Van Beethoven. He has a broad knowledge on many subjects but is primarily focused in American & European fine art and Chinese works of art. He holds a BFA from Manhattanville College, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2007.

Lesley Walker
Austin, TX
Postwar, Contemporary and Emerging Art

Lesley Walker is an independent appraiser specializing in Post War, Contemporary and Emerging Artists based in Austin, Texas. She offers appraisal, art consultation, and collection management services. She holds a Masters in Art History from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and has seven years of experience in the auction industry.

Jack Whitworth
New Braunfels, TX
Stained Glass
Jack Whitworth is the owner of Whitworth Stained Glass for over forty-five years. Appraising stained glass is an essential element in assisting clientele. Being a 29 year member of the Stained Glass Association of America (founded in 1903) has provided experience and leadership. As Past President, his people skills and analytical abilities are an asset in each endeavor he pursues. He obtained a BBA in Business from Texas State University and a Master’s Degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.


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