Art of Estates was founded to provide value transparency for the public with qualified appraisals and court tested methodologies for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), lawyers, banks, insurance companies, private collectors and the general public. Our overall objective is to help clients identify, evaluate, manage and develop a road map for the trustee, executor or legal owner based on their individual goals after results are concluded in an unbiased appraisal.
An appraiser firm providing accurate and dependable appraisal services coupled with the latest in markets analysis’ for your luxury asset and personal property valuation needs. Whether you are an estate trustee or a collector seeking to maximize the value of personal property assets, we can help by consulting you on emerging trends, negotiating consignment contracts and by providing our transparent value-maximizing public auction location services.
Denice Morris MFA, ASA
Denice Morris is a Senior Member, qualified, accredited and credentialed by the American Society of Appraisers organization based in Reston, Virginia. Formerly an artist, teacher and director of the Coutts Art Museum, Morris has been appraising Fine Art, Antiques and Native American Pottery for over 22 years. Morris’ experience in orchestrating estate sales and working with non-profits in the arts community provides our team with unique insight into the complexities encountered when appraising personal property in the asset class. If you’re in Kansas, call for a professional, unbiased appraisal document for your valuation needs today.
Candace Hill MBA, ISA AM
Candace Hill is an accredited, qualified and credentialed appraiser by the International Society of Appraisers organization based in Chicago, Illinois. Formerly a private buyer and seller of antiquities over the past 20 years, Hill has transitioned into the appraisal profession with her business acumen from her lengthy career in the business field. Hill’s unique passion for Asian antiques, Art Glass, Minerals and Fine Art adds a spectrum of knowledge to our team that our clients need and deserve in today’s market. If you’re in Colorado, particularly the front range, call for a detailed appraisal report for your assets today.
Brady Dreasher, President of Art of Estates, began his career in 1998 as an independent art dealer working with emerging Midwest artists. From there he moved on to showcasing his artists in a variety of venues in Kansas. In 2008 he shifted his focus to dealing in artist estates, then in 2009 he began curating exhibits for Mid-America Fine Arts, the largest fine arts gallery in Kansas.
While managing consignments, acquisitions and sales in the art gallery, Dreasher saw a need for appraisal services in Kansas, which became the next phase in his career. Today, the President of Art of Estates maintains the most appraiser accreditation’s (GPPA, ISA, CAGA) in Indiana, Kansas and Colorado where his company currently provides comprehensive appraisal services.
The International Society of Appraisers (ISA), American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the Appraisers Association of America (AAA) support qualification standards required by the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation (TAF). All three professional associations adhere to the level of qualifications and rigorous standards to continually improve appraiser professionalism and competency. Accredited members of these associations earn their credentials through stringent admissions, training and testing process, are required to comply with IRS and AQB guidelines, adhere to a code of ethics and to complete continuing education requirements.
The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) is authorized by the United States Congress as the source of appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications. TAF also produces the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraiser Practices (USPAP), which is the guiding light for all appraisers; personal property, business valuation and real estate. Art of Estates, performs appraisals in the personal property appraisal category. Our Team has specialization in Fine Art, Decorative Arts, Native American Pottery, Antiques, Design & Fashion, Fishing Tackle & Equipment and other types of residential contents encountered in the Estate process. Our team’s qualifications offer professionalism that is unmatched to ensure the public that appraisals performed are among the most reliable appraisals available.