Current: Accredited Member (AM),
International Society of Appraisers
Specializing in American Indian &
American Fine Arts & Artifacts
2018-2019 - USPAP Trained: Uniform
Standards of Professional Appraisal
Practice, The Appraisal Foundation
-Owner/Appraiser, Elmore Art Appraisals
Santa Fe, NM
-Art Associate, Blue Rain Gallery
Santa Fe, NM & Scottsdale, AZ
-Contemporary American Indian and American
regional arts: www.blueraingallery.com
-Assistant Director, Morning Star Gallery
Santa Fe, NM
-Antique American Indian art and artifacts,
Spanish Colonial arts, 19th & 20th Century
American fine arts, a sister gallery to Nedra
Matteucci Galleries, SF, NM:
Television & Radio
2017 - Contributor on Cultural Patrimony Topic,
Native America Calling, A nationally
syndicated NPR Radio Show.
2014 - Contributor on American Indian Art,
Value This! with Brian & Leon;
A nationally syndicated PBS Radio Show
2010 - Contributor on American Indian Art,
Visvim Dissertation on Permeation:
Harmony versus Convergence;
A documentary film by international fashion
designer, Hiroki Nakamura; presented at
ASVOFF3: A Shaded View of Fashion Film
Festival, Paris, France
2006 - Contributor on American Indian Art,
Burt Wolf's Travels & Traditions:
Santa Fe, Episode #701; A nationally
syndicated PBS television program
2016 - Present Columnist, No Free Appraisals,
ATADA News Quarterly Magazine
2014 - Writer,Let it Sink in: The Art of Jagua,
First American Art Magazine, Issue No. 4,
Fall, pp. 64.
2010 - Contributor and quoted in, "Art of the Trade,"
by Edward Readicker-Henderson, Art &
Antiques Magazine, February, Volume 33,
no. 2, pgs 82-91.
2007 - Writer, The Richard M. Howard Collection:
Tonita Roybal (San Ildefonso Pueblo Pottery)
Exhibition Catalogue for Nedra Matteucci
Galleries, Santa Fe, NM.
2007 -Writing and Content Contributor on American Indian Art--Art of Plains Indians;
Indian Craft Book, World Mook, March,
Issue # W645, World Photo Press, Tokyo, Japan.
2006 - Magazine Feature as one of "Four Gallerists We
Love," Santa Fean Magazine, June,
Volume 34, no. 5, pg. 77.
Elmore Art Appraisals provides an expert focus on American Indian Art of North America.
Broader art categories served include American Fine Arts (particularly Western and Southwestern artists), Spanish Colonial Arts (particularly New Mexican Devotional Arts and Furniture), and American Studio Glass.
All time periods covered:
Prehistoric, Historic, and Contemporary.
All cultural regions of North America covered: Northeast/Woodlands, Southeast, Great Lakes, Prairie, Plains, Plateau/Great Basin, Southwest, California, Northwest Coast, Alaska, Interior Canada, and the Subarctic.
All categories of art covered:
Basketry, Beadwork & Quillwork, Clothing & Accessories, Ledger Drawings & Pictographic Arts, Studio Glass, Dolls & Toys, Kachinas/Katsinam, Jewelry, Textiles & Weavings, Weapons, Paintings, Pottery, Mixed Media, Sculptures, New Mexican Furniture, Devotional Arts (Retablos & Bultos), and Works on Paper.
Because your collection of artwork represents an aesthetic and emotional endeavor, a personal legacy, a family history, or a dedicated hobby.
More importantly, it is also a form of asset allocation, and in our ever-changing economic atmosphere it should be a priority for collectors to seek valuations from a knowledgeable and trustworthy, specialist art appraiser for evaluating the monetary value of their artworks.
There are many risks to be assessed when placing a dollar amount on artwork. Are you risking selling too low or paying too much for an object? What does your current insurance policy look like--are you under or over insured? Might your heirs fall prey to unfair division or taxation of your willed property? Can you avoid incurring tax penalties, or reduce your audit risk, for your planned charitable donations?
Vanessa Elmore, of Elmore Art Appraisals, helps you to navigate the complexities of the art market and to properly assess the current economic standing of your collection by providing qualified valuations and expert counsel upon which you can bolster your financial decisions.
2016-Present Member, Legal Committee, Antique Tribal Arts Dealers Association, www.atada.org
2015-2018 Juror or Judge, Various Media, Annual Indian Market, Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, www.swaia.org
2014 - 2015 Founding Member, Advisory Committee, The Ralph T. Coe Foundation
2010-2012 Elected Member, Indian Market Standards Committee, Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, www.swaia.org
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