Saturday, September 26th, was a very busy day at the North Shore Arts Association, as the elite appraisal team, consisting of Jim Callahan, Colleene Fesko, Peter Murphy and Virginia Salem, all veterans of the popular PBS series Antiques Roadshow, offered their professional evaluations during the day long Appraisal Event, "Ordinary or EXTRAORDINARY?".
The North Shore Arts Association galleries filled with observers and owners, who brought a wide variety of paintings, fine jewelry, Asian artifacts, antique furniture and more, curious to learn about the history and value of their items.
A huge "thank you!" goes out to the appraisal team, who graciously donated their time and expertise for this fundraising event, to the public whose response was very gratifying and to the NSAA Art & Exhibition Committee and the Appraisal Event Committee whose inspiration and hard work made this event such a success. Bravo!
James Callahan is Director of Asian Arts at James D. Julia, Inc., of Fairfield, Maine and he has appeared regularly on the Antiques Roadshow since 1996. Jim's appraisal of four Asian jade objects was the first to exceed $1,000,000.00 in the PBS show's history.
Colleene Fesko is a specialist in 18th-20th century paintings, prints, sculpture and works on paper. On Antiques Roadshow, Colleene appraised a Frederick Remington painting for $600,000.00 to $800,000.00.
Peter Murphy of P.D. Murphy Antiques is a highly respected Boston-based antiques dealer specializing in 18th, 19th and 20th century American and European decorative arts. His 25 years of experience includes working as an Americana Specialist for Skinner, Inc. in Boston.
Virginia Salem is Director of Fine Jewelry at Freeman's Auction in Philadelphia and is a popular personality and appraiser on the PBS series.
We hope to see you next year with more fascinating treasures!