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. 

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. 

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.

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

Josephine Hill

MKG Art Management
Houston, TX

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

Born in San Antonio, TX, Josephine earned a BA in Art History from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. She also completed her Certificate of Appraisal Studies at NYU School of Professional Studies and her Certificate of Interior Design from New York School of Interior Design.

During her time in New York, Josephine worked in several positions at Livet Reichard Company, an event planning and arts management company for non-profits and benefit auctions. She produced benefit auctions for the National Academy, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, BOMB Magazine, and the International Print Center of New York. Before joining MKG, Josephine managed several private collections of fine and decorative arts in Houston.

Over the past 7 years at MKG Art Management, Josephine has provided significant assistance including cataloguing, report writing, market research, and valuation methodology on appraisal projects for major private collections consisting of works of art from 17th century to Contemporary/Emerging art. She continues to perform appraisal projects for many private art collections in Houston, Austin, Santa Fe, Louisville, Los Angeles, and New York City, and has worked on large scale appraisal projects including the Houston Airport System. Additionally, she has contributed to many non-cash charitable donation appraisals of fine art that have been submitted to the following institutions: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Menil Collection, Houston; The University of Houston, Texas; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

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.

William O'Reilly, AAA

Argonaut Fine Art, Ltd. 
New York, NY

Certified Member in Impressionist and Modern Art (January 2024)

William O’Reilly has been active in the international art market for more than 25 years. In that time he has gained extensive experience acting for clients at the highest level in appraising, acquiring and selling paintings, sculpture and works on paper from the Renaissance to today. William founded Argonaut Fine Art Ltd. in New York in 2022 to provide a full range of appraisal services as well offering independent advice in the art market for both buyers and sellers.

William joined Christie’s London as a graduate trainee in 1998, moving into the Old Master Drawings Department at King Street as a junior specialist. Rising through the ranks, he ran sales in London, Paris, Amsterdam and New York, and worked with collectors, curators and other professionals around the world. He became Head of Department in 2005. In 2012 William joined Bonhams in London as Head of Impressionist and Modern Art, working with an exceptional team to build the newest and nimblest department in a cutthroat field. In 2013 William moved permanently to New York, as Head of Americas and Asia, with responsibility for establishing a distinctive and appealing alternative in a crowded marketplace. Among many highlights was the rediscovery of Henri Matisse’s Arbre de Neige, one of the artist’s late, great cutouts which had long been thought lost.

In 2018 William took the opportunity to combine his Old Master and Modern experience by joining Dickinson, the leading international dealer with galleries in London and New York, as a Senior Director. Moving to the ‘trade’ allowed William to offer another perspective to a growing international community of clients, presenting paintings, works on paper and sculpture from six centuries both privately and at major art fairs in Europe and the US. With Dickinson, William was able to assist clients in offering or acquiring works as varied as a 15th Century Italian drawing and a Sheila Hicks Prayer Rug, paintings by masters of the Western canon such as Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and Jean Dubuffet, and standard bearers such Lygia Clark, Carmen Herrera and Fanny Sanín. Fame is of course not always a guide to quality, and William has also enjoyed working with clients on exceptional works by less well-known or even unknown artists.

William read Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic at Cambridge University. Prior to joining Christie’s he had been a Research Scholar at the University of Aleppo, Syria, and a student intern at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy. He holds a graduate certificate in the History of Art from Christie’s Education. He is also a governor of the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut, an institution about which he is passionate. Hill-Stead is one of the most perfect small collections of Impressionist Art in the world, including not one but two Monet Haystacks (bought “wet”), a ballet painting, a racing scene and a bather pastel by Degas, together with key works by Manet, Cassatt and others.

Lauren Phillips

Parkside Art Group
Savannah, GA

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

Lauren Phillips is the founder of Parkside Art Group, a fully-integrated art services firm, based in Savannah, Georgia, with footing in New York City. Prior to starting Parkside Art Group, Lauren was a Director and founding member of AOI Advisors, a boutique asset-based financial firm dedicated to art lending, where she focused on collection management and valuation services. Previously, she was an Associate at Art Finance Partners, and held internships at Zach Feuer Gallery in Chelsea, Julie Heller Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, Save Venice in Venice, Italy, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. She received dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art History and Economics and Business from Lafayette College in 2011. In 2012, she finished her Masters in Art Business at Sotheby's Institute of Art, with a concentration in Contemporary Art, and completed the Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program through the Appraiser's Association of America in 2020.

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.  

Alicia B. Thomas

A. B. Thomas Appraisals
Palm Springs, CA

Accredited Member in American Art (January 2024)

Alicia B. Thomas is the principal of A. B. Thomas Appraisals, an affiliate company of Nail-to-Nail, LLC, located in Palm Springs, CA. Since 2020 Alicia has been conducting appraisals on 19th- and 20th-century American Art, with a specialty in Arts & Crafts and California Impressionist paintings. Alicia also conducts market research for several appraisal businesses in the United States. 

In addition to appraisals, Alicia continues to provide museum consulting, project management, collections care, and fine arts services. She specializes in collections stewardship, museum best practices & exhibitions management, which she acquired from 30+ years of employment in the museum industry working at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; and the Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA.

In addition to being an Accredited Member, she holds an MA in Art History and a BA in Fine Art and is USPAP compliant through June 24, 2024. For more information, see www.abthomasappraisals.com and www.nailtonail.com.

Available for appraisals throughout the West Coast.

Hana Thomson

Northville, MI

Accredited Member in Gems & Jewelry (January 2024)

Hana Thomson is a fine jewelry and watch Appraiser & Estate Buyer with Tapper’s Jewelry in West Bloomfield, Michigan. She has worked at auction houses, museums, and in jewelry retail and production. With a Master's degree in History of Jewelry Design from 1850-1950 from Parsons/Cooper-Hewitt in NYC and a Graduate Gemologist degree from GIA, she loves continuing to learn and research the stories behind jewelry, watches and objects.