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. After completing the NYU certificate program, 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; she is accredited to appraise impressionist, modern, and contemporary art, and also provides generalist advisory and appraisal services for household contents.

Cora Michael (Associate) completed the Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program (CASP) with the Appraisers Association of America in the summer of 2017. She started her own independent art appraisal business, Cora Michael Fine Art, in the fall of 2017. Michael received her B.A. in Art History from Vassar College in 1996, and her Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts in 2006, where she wrote her dissertation on shadows in the art of Camille Pissarro. In 2006, she was appointed the first Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Associate for Academic Programs at the Princeton University Art Museum. Between 2008 and 2015, Michael was a curator of French 19th-century prints and drawings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and between 2015 and 2017, a curator of exhibitions and prints and drawings at the Brooklyn Museum. As an appraiser of fine art, Michael specializes in Works on Paper and Impressionist and Modern Art.

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