Annual Appraisal Studies Reunion 2018
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September 27, 2018 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Pen + Brush
29 E 22nd St.
New York, NY

Calling all Appraisal Studies Students, (NYU & CASP), Associates, Members and Guests!

Please join us for our Annual Appraisal Studies Reunion at Pen + Brush to hear from three members who completed their Certificate in Appraisal Studies and transitioned into the appraisal field.

Our speakers, Cora Michael (Associate), Emily Casden (Accredited Member) and Laurel Porcelli, AAA (Certified Member), will discuss how to transition your experience and education into a successful appraisal practice. Learn about these members’ efforts to change careers, seek work, create an income-producing practice and to become Appraisers Association members.   

The reunion will also provide you with a chance to catch up with your classmates, to share your goals, network, and to enjoy each other’s company!

We look forward to seeing you there. Please rsvp!

Laurel Porcelli, AAA (Certified Member) is the founder and principal appraiser of Artisan Advisory Group, LLC. Prior to this, she was the Co-Director of Trusts, Estates & Appraisal Services at Rago Arts and Auction Center. A Certified Member of  the Appraisers Association of America and Preferred Provider for the Chubb Masterpiece Protection Network,  she has been a USPAP compliant appraiser since 2006. She holds a BS in Textile Design from Philadelphia University and is a graduate of New York University's Appraisal Studies Program in Fine and Decorative Art. An experienced appraiser and auction house executive, Laurel has successfully conducted estate planning, estate tax, equitable distribution, fair market value for sale, charitable contribution, insurance scheduling and damage/loss appraisals for clients, attorneys, accountants, wealth managers, insurance companies and internationally recognized museums and institutions. Sharing her knowledge with both clients and industry professionals, she advises on how to make informed decisions regarding their collections.

Emily Casden (Accredited Member) holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Williams College and a master’s degree in art history from Hunter College (CUNY), with a focus on late-nineteenth and twentieth-century modern art. Emily started her professional career as a junior curator at The Jewish Museum, where she worked on a variety of exhibitions over her seven-year tenure. Shortly thereafter, Emily joined Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers, first as an Appraisal Assistant in the Furniture & Decorative Arts Department, and then as manager of Doyle’s Hayloft division. Emily started Avant-Garde Appraisals & Art Advisory in 2017.

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