Kate Elliott AAA Certified Member, Appraisers Association of America Please inquire about Insurance, Estate, Charitable Donation, Damage/Loss, and Dissolution appraisals. Kate Elliott adheres to the highest ethical standards. Confidentiality, professionalism, and objectivity are of the utmost importance when appraising a client's personal property. ElliottArtsWest@gmail.com
Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America, New York (AAA); Authored the AAA exam for other appraisers seeking certification in field of Contemporary Studio Glass.
Education 2019 American Society of Appraisers (ASA) Personal Property Connoisseurship Conference, Santa Fe, NM (March) 2010-2020 USPAP 7-hour update through Appraisers Association of America (every 2 years) 2013-2017 Appraisers Association of America National Conference, New York, NY (every year) 2012 Personal Property Appraising, American Society of Appraisers, U. C. – Irvine (Holly Mitchem) Inspection and Describing Fine Art, American Society of Appraisers, U. C. – Irvine (Holly Mitchem) 2011 Theory & Methodology in Appraisal Practices, Appraisers Association of America through NYU and AAA 2008 15-hour USPAP course and exam, Abigail Hartman & Associates, New York, NY through NYA and AAA 1986 Western Art Management Institute, Ashland, Oregon; 2-week intensive arts management course 1973 Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois; graduate work in Art Department (w/ Joel Myers) 1972, 73, 74 Pilchuck Glass School; 10-week summer programs in glass 1968-72 University of Wisconsin, Madison; Bachelor of Science degree, Fine Art (w/ Harvey Littleton) 1968 Peninsula School of Arts, Fish Creek, Wisconsin (July 8 – August 30)
Honors, Awards, Appointments 2014-2016 Contemporary Studio Glass expert for Lofty.com, an internet start-up based in New York 2010-2014 Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography, New Mexico Museum of Art, member Steering Committee 2006-present Pilchuck Glass School, member Advisory Council (now called Ambassador’s Council) 2005-2014 Pilchuck Glass School, member Artistic Program Advisory Committee (APAC) 2005-2006 Pilchuck Glass School, Trustee, Vice President; Chairman of Artistic Program Advisory Committee 2004 Trustee, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood and Seattle, Washington. 2001 Juror, New Glass Review, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York 2000 National Resource Board, James Renwick Alliance 1999-2002 Seattle Art Dealers Association (Secretary) 1991 New York Experimental Glass Workshop; guest curator design section of benefit auction at Christie’s, NY 1988-91 Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA; Board of Directors 1982-1986 Glass Art Society Board of Directors (Treasurer) 1979 Rhode Island State Council for the Arts; Advisory Panelist 1978 Rhode Island State Council for the Arts; Craftsman-in-Residence Fellowship finalist 1975 National Endowment for the Arts Master Craftsman Apprenticeship Grant to work with Dale Chihuly 1973 Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Special Projects and Employment 2013 Working as expert with fraud unit of the HSI to identify glass art forgeries and apprehend forger/s. Michael Little of Renton, WA arrested April 25, 2013; Plead guilty June 16, 2013 (incarcerated). 2012 -2018 Disbursement of the contents of Daphne Farago home in Little Compton, RI and Delray, FL, including Estate Appraisal in 2018. 2004-2005 Bellevue Arts Museum; guest curator, Taking Shape: Pilchuck Glass School in the '70s. 2003 Museum of Glass: Center for Contemporary Art; guest organizing curator, Glass of the Avant-Garde. 1993-2010 Elliott Brown Gallery, Seattle, WA; founder and managing director. 1990-91 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood and Seattle, WA; interim co-director. 1988-1993 RegaloVetro; founder and managing director of mail-order functional glassware and related books. Private dealer, appraiser and consultant in contemporary studio glass. Coordinator/editor of William Morris Glass: Artifact and Art. U.S. Distributor of monograph Bertil Vallien. 1988-1992 Manager of artist William Morris. 1988 Chihuly, Inc., Seattle, WA; managing director. 1987 Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL; managing director. 1986/87 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA; summer faculty (Professional Practices for Artists). 1983-1985 Curator/organizer of exhibition Chihuly; Glass, traveling to six museums. U.S. Distributor of monograph Chihuly: Glass. 1980-1987 Private dealer and consultant in contemporary glass, Scottsdale, Arizona. 1979 Rhode Island School of Design, Little Compton, RI; director of summer program 1978 Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, Providence, RI; Public Arts Program, assistant to the director. 1976-1977 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; secretary of Sculpture Department. 1974-1988 Dale Chihuly, Providence, RI and Seattle, WA; part-time assistant in art and business; management, sales, registration, special projects, events, research. 1975-1976 What Cheer Arts, Inc., Providence, RI; director. 1973, 74 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA; assistant to the directors (summers).
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