Buxton Appraisal Authentication, and Consulting Services - specializing in African, Precolumbian, ocieanic, and american indian art.
 

Buxton Appraisal Authentication, and Consulting Services

BAACS, an acronym for Buxton Appraisal Authentication, and Consulting Services, works with museums, collectors, dealers, appraisers, and the legal community in authenticating and appraising African, Precolumbian, Oceanic, and American Indian Art. BAACS also offers appraisals of fine art - paintings, prints, drawings, and works on paper.


John Buxton, ISA CAPP, is an expert appraiser of tribal art. Mr. Buxton has over 40 years of experience including lecturing, appraising, appearing as an expert witness, and appearing as a regular appraiser on the nationally recognized PBS television show "Antiques Road Show." Mr. Buxton owns Shango galleries, specializing in tribal art. 

John A. Buxton, ISA CAPP

Professional Profile

With Mr. Buxton's expertise in appraisal methodology, he is often asked to evaluate the methodology of other appraisal reports outside the Tribal art field. He can also locate appraisal expertise in other fields and form appraisal teams for large projects. Mr. Buxton is a qualified expert witness and has provided expertise in African and Precolumbian cases. Mr. Buxton has appeared on the Antiques Roadshow since its inception in 1996 and is considered the lead appraiser for African, Oceanic, and Precolumbian art.

 

+ Professional Education & Designations:

2016 Tested and passed ISA course USPAP, Leon Castner, Instructor (thru 2018) 2015 International Society of Appraisers Lamp of Knowledge Award 2014 Tested and passed AAA course USPAP, Gayle Skluzacek, instructor (thru 2016) 2014 Completed Requalification course for International Society of Appraisers (thru 2020)

2012 Tested and passed AAA course USPAP, Gayle Skluzacek, instructor (thru 2014)
2010 Completed Requalification course for International Society of Appraisers (thru 2015)
2002 Ellen A. Amirkhan NTISA Distinguished Service Award
2002 Featured in full page “High Profile” Article, Dallas Morning News (July)
2000-2001 National Board of Directors, International Society of Appraisers
2000 Designated Member of the Year, International Society of Appraisers
2000 President, North Texas Chapter, International Society of Appraisers
1999-1997 National Chairman, Electronic Information Services Committee, ISA
1999 Designated Specialist, Certified Appraiser of Personal Property, ISA
1998 CAPP Requalification Course, ISA, Los Angeles
1997 Seminar 97, Dallas, Texas
1997 ISA Expert Witness Course, Dallas
1993 Completion of Appraisal Principles Core Course, ISA
1993 Designated Member, ISA
1993 The Appraiser as an Expert Witness - Legal Research

+ Employment Background and Professional Experience:

2017-1997 Appraiser on the Antiques Road Show, PBS Television
2005 Designated Expert Witness, Roadway Express vs. Dr. Martin Trepel
1997 Designated Expert Witness, Roadway Express vs. Dr. Martin Trepel
1996 Established Buxton, Appraisal, Authentication, and Consulting Services
1996 Selected for Chubbs Antique Road Show - PBS Television
Present-1974 Appraised, authenticated, & evaluated tribal art for private and institutional clients
1993 Begun ART TRAK, Inc. online nationally as a computer network for art information
1991 Founded and incorporated ART TRAK, Inc., an art services computer company
1991 Designated Expert Witness for City of Kenner vs. Mince
1990 Designed computer database, AUCTION TRAK, for the appraisal, research, evaluation, and authentication of Tribal art
1976 Established Shango Galleries
1974 Established The Bahraini Chest, an import shop, in Dallas, Texas (November)
1973-74 Traveled extensively throughout Africa, India, Pakistan, Iran, and the Middle East

+ Lecture and Seminar Venues:

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC
Kimbell Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
McClung Museum, Knoxville, Tennessee
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Association of Midwest Museums
International Society of Appraisers
Arizona State Museum, Tucson, Arizona

+ Appraisal Clients

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Austin College, Sherman, Texas
Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas
Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, New York
University of Iowa Art Museum, Iowa City, Iowa
National Annuity Company, Salt Lake City, Utah
Jones Day, Cleveland, Ohio
University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas
Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin
Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
CM Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana
Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Dallas Public Library, Dallas, Texas
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jackson, Mississippi
McClung Museum, Knoxville, Tennessee
Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Frost National Bank, Fort Worth, Texas
Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois
Indiana University Museum of Art
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio
Minnesota Science Museum, St. Paul, Minnesota
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Internal Revenue Service, Washington DC
Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia
Private Clients

+ Social Media

2004 - Present Professional Blog
2009 - Present ArtTrak Newsletter

+ Formal Education:

1963 - 1968 Tulane University, Bachelor of Arts, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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1959 - 1963 Williston Academy, Easthampton, Massachusetts

+ Consultations:

Appraisals ‑ computer searches for comparables
Expert Witness
Authentication of African, Pre-Columbian, Oceanic, and American Indian Art
Auction bidding for Museums and Collectors
Art expert/appraiser locator service

 
Kim kolker, ISA AM specializes in appraising 19th century paintings and prints. Ms. Kolker is accredited by the International Society of Appraisers, and is currently the gallery director for Shango Galleries. 

972.239.4620
kim@arttrak.com

Kim Kasten, ISA AM

Professional Profile

Ms. Kasten has degrees in Fine Art (1989) and Secondary Art Education (1995) from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, as well as studies in the M.F.A. program for Independent Filmmaking at Ohio University, where her first film won an award at the Baltimore International Film Festival.  Her artwork is in private collections across the United States, and can also be found at Banc of America Securities locally.

At Shango Galleries we are pleased to have Ms. Kasten as an accredited fine art appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers, specializing in appraising 19th and 20th century paintings, prints and works on paper.  She is a member of CASETA (Center for the Advancement and Study or Early Texas Art), and a Board member of the North Texas Chapter of ISA.

 
 

+ Employment Background and Professional Experience:

Present-Jan 2007 ISA AM Accredited Appraiser with BAACS (Buxton Appraisal, Authentication & Consulting Services)
Present-May 2006 Gallery Director Shango Galleries, Office Manager for Shango Galleries, BAACS, & Art Trak, Inc.
Present-1996 Freelance/Commissioned Artist for Private Collections

+ Formal Education:

1994-1995 Secondary Art Education Certification Degree, University of Dallas
1989-1991 Graduate Studies in Independent Film Program, Ohio University, Athens OH

1985-1989 Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in Printmaking, University of Dallas

+ Professional Education & Designations:

January 22, 2016 Completed the 7 hour 2016-17 USPAP Class. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice are the Congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation, and are required of appraisers every 2 years.
Aug 2014- May 2016 Fine Arts Chair, International Society of Appraisers
April 1, 2014 Completed the 7 hour 2014-2015 USPAP Class. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice are the Congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation, and are required of appraisers every 2 years.
Dec 2013 Completed Requalification Program with ISA, as required every 5 years
Jan 2012-Dec 2013 President, North Texas Chapter, International Society of Appraisers
Nov 2012 Successfully completed a 15-hour course and examination on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation.
Jan –Dec 2011 Treasurer, North Texas Chapter, International Society of Appraisers
Jan 2010-Dec 2011 National Fine Arts Committee Member, International Society of Appraisers
Jan - Dec 2010 Vice President, North Texas Chapter, International Society of Appraisers
Present-Aug 2008 Accredited Member, International Society of Appraisers
Aug 2008 Successfully completed the Fine Arts Course with the International Society of Appraisers, Washington D.C.
Sept 2007 Successfully completed a 15-hour course and examination on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation.
Jan 2007 Successfully completed the Core Course for Appraisal Studies, ISA Professional Development Program

+ Memberships/Affiliations:

Mar 2014- Mar 2017 Board of Directors & Charter Member, Foundation for Appraisal Education
Present-2007 International Society of Appraisers: National and North Texas Chapter Membership
Present-2008 CASETA Member: Center for the Study and Advancement of Early Texas Art

+ Professional Activities:

July 2016 Assisted Antiques Roadshow producer Sarah Elliott, Fort Worth TX, taping for 2017 programming
May 2016 North Texas Chapter Meeting: Helen A. Houp, Fine Art Conservation Presentation
May 2016 CASETA Annual Conference, Hilton Anatole, Dallas
April 2016 Awarded “Distinguished Service Award”, 2015-2016, International Society of Appraisers, ISA Annual Conference in Fort Worth
April 2016 ISA National Conference, Fort Worth
Jan 2016 North Texas Chapter Meeting: Jack Davis, 19th Century Texas Silversmiths
Oct 2015 North Texas Chapter Meeting: Sandler Training Talk on Business Development
Sept 2015 North Texas Chapter Meeting: ISA Planning Meeting
May 2015 NTISA Meeting: Meredith Meuwly, Sports Collecting
April 2015 NTISA Meeting: Discussion of Marketing and Conference
March 2015 ISA National Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Sept 2014 North Texas Chapter, ISA Planning Meeting
May 2014 NTISA Meeting: Candace Evans, Publisher & Founder, SecondShelters.com & CandysDirt.com D/FW's Award-Winning Source for Real Estate News
April 2014 National ISA Conference, Kansas City, MO
Mar 2014 NTISA Meeting: Susan Sturdivant, ISA CAPP: “White Gold: French Porcelain and How I Tracked Down the Provenance of One Old Paris Porcelain Tureen”
Feb 2014 NTISA Meeting: Kent Dabney, “Rare Investment Coins”
Jan 2014 NTISA Meeting: Dale Perryman: “Effective Presentations”
December 2013 Awarded the Ellen A. Amirkhan Distinguished Service Award from the North Texas Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers
Sept 18, 2013 Member of University of Dallas Career Panel for students in the arts, Irving TX
Sept 14, 2013 Organized and Attended NTISA Chapter Seminar, “The Arts of China,” all-day seminar with Lark Mason, noted Asian art expert
May 2013 Heritage Auctions, Dallas Lecture, Director of American and European Paintings Brian Roughton: “Determining Values at Auction”
April 2013 CASETA Conference, San Antonio, Museum of Natural Science
April 2013 Antiques at the Alexander Mansion, Dallas TX, charity event benefiting the mansion. One of several fine art appraisers offering services.
Aug 2012 Assisted Antiques Roadshow Producer Sam Farrell, Corpus Christi, TX, taping for 2013 programming
May 2012 “Fine or Fake? Lessons in Authenticity”, Brian Roughton, Director, American & European Art, Heritage Auctions, Dallas
April 2012 ISA Conference, Tempe, AZ
“To Tweet or not to Tweet”-How to use mass media and social networking in your appraisal business”, Judith Martin, ISA CAPP and Todd Sigety, ISA CAPP
“Legally Protecting Yourself as an Appraiser” by Kirsten Smolensky, JD, ISA AM
“Auction Houses and Galleries: How do they value art to sell?”, Brad Richardson of Legacy Galleries/Scottsdale Art Auction and John Marzolf, Biltmore Galleries
“What I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know: Appraising Four George Washington portraits by Gilbert Stuart”, Cindy Rosenberg, ISA CAPP
“Inspection Techniques for Fine Art: How to recognize condition aspects and how aspects affect value?” by Brian Roughton, Heritage Auctions
“How Do We Know What’s Real? Approaching the question of Authenticity”, Marianne Berardi, Heritage Auctions
“The Art of Provenenace Research: WWII-era Research Projects at the Smithsonian institution, Jane Milosch, Smithsonian
March 3, 2012 Antiques at the Alexander Mansion Appraisal Event, One of three fine art appraisers, Dallas Texas
June 10-11 2011 ISA Advanced Report Writing Seminar, Dallas Texas
May 10, 2011 Communities Foundation of Texas SMU Dedman School of Law Professional Seminar Series: “Works of Art & Collectibles: Tax Planning and Charitable Giving”
February 2011 ISA Conference, Nashville TN:
“Due Diligence and the IRS” by Joe Bothwell
“Adjusters and Insurance Companies” –Panel Discussion
“Using Comparable Sales” by Leon Castner
“American Folk Art” by Susan Golashovsky & Steve Slotin
“Challenging Valuation Items” by Pam Campbell, Steve Roach and Kathryn Minnard
“Historic Frames” by William Adair
“Sculpture by Remington and Russell” by Alice Duncan
“Integrity in the Marketplace” by Leigh Keno
April 2011 CASETA Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Dallas Texas
“Early Texas Folk Artists”, Kevin Vogel. Valley House Gallery, Dallas
“Branding with Brushstroke and Color: Texas Impressionism, 1890 to Today”, Michael Grauer, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Art, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon Texas
“Digital Collections on Texas Art”, Cindy Boeke, Southern Methodist University and Neil Sreenan, Dallas Museum of Art
“Texas Modernism”, Katie Robinson Edwards, Assistant Professor of Art History, Baylor University
Special Event: Claude Albritton Fine Art Collection at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary
Panel: “The Early Days of Collecting”: Moderator will be Mark Kever and panel members include Bill Cheek and Morris Matson, leading a discussion on the early days of collecting.
Summer 2010 Assisted Antiques Roadshow Producer Sam Farrell, Tulsa OK, taping for 2011 programming
April 2010 CASETA Conference, Omni Houston Hotel, Houston Texas
April 2009 CASETA Conference, UT Austin Hotel, Austin Texas
Summer 2008 Worked in Triage, PBS Antiques Roadshow, Dallas TX, taping for 2009 program
April 2008 CASETA Conference, Fort Worth Texas
April 2009 ISA Conference, Charlotte NC