As an art appraiser, Dr. Seonaid (“Shona”) McArthur brings over thirty years experience working in some of the world’s leading art museums including the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Louvre and Orsay Museums, Paris, France. Her background as an art historian, curator, researcher, and author provides the knowledge, research and analytical skills required for appraising American and European art. Accredited by the American Society of Appraisers, she is fully trained in the appraisal process and the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Seonaid has a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) from the University of Southern California, and Masters of Art in Art History (M.A.) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She lives and works in La Jolla and Southern California.
Drei Kiel is a Fine Art Preparator who has worked for over 25 years in the packaging and crating, transport, handling and installation of works of art. Drei worked as Chief Preparator/Facilities Manager for the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and as Chief Preparator for the San Diego Museum of Art. He currently provides art handling and installation for Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla. He is familiar with projects ranging from installations to sculptures, to paintings. There is no project too complicated for his talents.
Sara Stratton of Redwood Digital Publishing, LLC, helps her clients to write and independently publish books that they use to preserve their family history, record their personal memoirs, educate their readers on a topic they are passionate about, or promote their services. Sara is an Amazon Kindle best selling business ghostwriter, and edited an international best selling marketing/business book, and has collaborated on or edited over 80 books with. She graduated from University of California, Irvine with a degree in Journalism (Print and Broadcast) and hosted her own radio show in 2011.
Sabrina Carli is an objects conservator with over 25 years in the field. She has held primary positions the conservation departments of the J. Paul Getty Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, English Heritage and the Royal Pavilion Art Gallery and Museums, Brighton. Trained in London and Oxford, England and Berkeley California, she established Carli Fine Art Conservation, a private practice serving art collectors, institutions and municipalities in Southern California in 2005. She is an Associate Member of the American Institute for Conservation, an Individual Member of the Western Association of Art Conservators and the Objects Conservator for the California Art Services Alliance (CASA). www.carlifineartconservation.com