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Coffee @ Ten: What’s it worth? Detroit Fine Art Appraisals —
On Tuesday, September 26, join Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey for a Coffee @ Ten lecture with Detroit Fine Art Appraisals’ President and Senior Appraiser, Terri Stearn and her assistant Ilene Kahan as they walk through the process of fine art appraisals and explain why it’s so important to keep tabs on your item’s worth.
Whether it is fine wines, vintage movie posters, or contemporary paintings, some people spend a great deal of time and money collecting these valuables. Even if you are collecting for personal passion rather than investment, it makes a great deal of sense to keep tabs on what your items are worth. “I tell my clients it is important to know the current value of these items and have [the value] in writing,” says Terri Stearn.
Terri Stearn is an expert in art appraisal services. After graduating from Eastern Michigan University with a BFA in 1992 she went on to serve as the Director of three separate galleries in the Metro Detroit Area and curate close to 50 exhibitions in galleries and museums.
In 2014, she passed her USPAP (United Standards Professional Appraisal Practice) examination and is currently enrolled in continuing accreditation classes in personal property. Since that time, she has been a member of the Detroit Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers serving as Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President.
Her company, Detroit Fine Art Appraisals, which has been in business since 2013, specializes in appraising all forms of Fine Art including, but not limited to, post war modern art, contemporary art, glass and ceramic art, and artworks by Detroit artists. Some of her clients have included: Attorney Henry Gornbein, Attorney Stanley Schwartz, Comerica Bank, Detroit Institute of Arts, Flagstar Bank, Korotkin Insurance Group, and The Motor City Casino.
Terri works hand-in-hand with Le Shoppe Too, a high-end Mid-Century resale store that brokers art sales all over the world. Most recently, Terri served as a grant panelist for The Michigan Council for Arts and Culture, awarding over $100,000 to school art programs.
After the lecture, Terri and Ilene will provide free on-site appraisals in CTAC’s Theater from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Patrons may bring up to two items. Register in advance to reserve your place in line. Placement in line will be based on registration date and time. You must be present to claim your spot when appraisals begin at 11:30 a.m. Written, certified appraisals can be mailed directly for a fee.
If you are in need of a whole-home appraisal, The Detroit Fine Art Appraisals team will schedule appraisals during their stay in Petoskey. Contact Detroit Fine Art Appraisals at 248-672-3207 to make your appointment today.
Coffee @ Ten is sponsored in part by Roast and Toast and Johan’s of Petoskey. The Coffee @ Ten series is free and open to the public, no reservations are necessary, and all lectures begin at 10 a.m.
For more information, contact the Crooked Tree Arts Center at 231-347-4337 or visit www.crookedtree.org. Crooked Tree Arts Center is located at 461 E. Mitchell Street, downtown Petoskey.