Brenda Simonson-Mohle, ISA CAPP, Fine Art

Brenda Simonson-Mohle, ISA CAPP, Fine Art

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Brenda Simonson-Mohle
ISA member since Jan 01, 1987

(972) 306-1963 (Office)
(972) 849-3053 (Office)

3102 Maple Ave. - 4th Floor
Dallas, TX 75201 , United States map

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Brenda Simonson-Mohle, ISA CAPP is certified with the International Society of Appraisers and specializes in fine and decorative art.  She has been appraising fine art for over 28 years and began her career in the art world as a gallery consultant in 1980 and later opened Signet Art in Dallas, Texas, a full-service art advisory company, in 1987.   Signet Art provides advice on acquisition, deaccession, framing, installation and collection management to corporations, institutions and individuals.   Appraisal services for paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, collectibles and decorative art are also provided.   Our clients include museums, attorneys, bank trusts officers, estate executors, large shipping companies, other appraisers, corporations and individuals.  Appraisals are provided for insurance qualification, damage claim, donation, estate settlement, pre-purchase advice and equitable distribution of property in divorce matters. Additionally, Brenda provides appraisal review, litigation support and expert witness services. As an ISA member, Ms. Simonson-Mohle’s appraisals conform to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and to the Ethical Standards and Report Writing Standards of the International Society of Appraisers

Brenda has been very involved with ISA since she first joined in 1987.  At the local level, she has served as secretary, treasurer, vice president and president (two separate terms) of NTISA.   At the national level, she has served as Chair of the Fine Art Committee (1996-1998), Vice Chair of the Ethics Committee (2000), Chair of the Ethics Committee (2001-2003), Chair of Designation and Review Committee (2007-2009).   She was named Outstanding Member-Fine Art Division (1998) and was awarded the President’s Award (2004-2005) as well as many Service Awards.  Additionally, Brenda has developed and taught a specialty course covering best practices in the appraisal of fine art paintings and prints.   

Areas of specialty knowledge, experience and expertise include:

Traditional 19th century European painting
Impressionism and Post Impressionism
Monumental Sculpture
American 19th - 21st century artwork
20th century Western art
Regional Artists - Taos School and historic Texas artists

CURRICULUM VITAE – BRENDA SIMONSON-MOHLE
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1987-Present   Signet Art, Carrollton, Texas
Appraiser and Art Advisor

Appraisal services include documenting, assessing and valuing collections.  Extensive experience in appraisal of personal property (specializing in fine and decorative art) for insurance qualification, charitable donation, damage and loss claims, equitable distribution of property for estate or divorce matters, resale and pre-purchase consultation.

Consulting services to provide professional assistance to corporations, institutions and individuals wishing to build art collections.  Providing professional assistance in the selection of artists and individual pieces, commissioning works of art, custom framing, installation, documentation of collections and all peripheral art needs.

Brokerage services for de-accession of collections are also offered for those wishing to downsize their collections.  These services include selection of appropriate sales venues, negotiating the best commission rates, managing the packing, shipping and advertising of pieces. 

Clients include several major banking institutions, educational and museum institutions, large corporations, trust officers, estate executors, attorneys and individual collectors. 

1984-1987
Omni Art-Dallas, Texas
Art Consultant, Gallery Manager

1981-1984
Newman Gallery- Dallas, Texas
Art Consultant

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS / ACCREDITATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS 
2000-Present

Certified Member, International Society of Appraisers—ISA CAPP

This designation received after passing a written examination in fine art specialty area, passing a written exam on appraisal technique and ethics, submitting appraisal reports for peer review and documenting a minimum of 500 hours of professional experience.  Up-to-date USPAP courses, ongoing professional development courses and recertification also required.

1990-2000
Accredited Member, International Society of Appraisers—ISA

This designation was received after successfully completing and passing tests in three core courses in valuation methodology offered by ISA and documenting at least three years of  market-related experience in specialty area.

2015/ 2010/ 2005
Requalification at ISA CAPP Level

1987-1990
Associate Member, International Society of Appraisers

1996-2000
Member, Appraisers Association of America (AAA)

1996-Present
Member, Claims Prevention and Procedure Council (CPPC)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS / VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
2011

President, NTISA - North Texas Chapter, ISA

Mar. 2007- Mar 2009
National Chair, Designation and Review Committee –ISA

Administer the peer reviews for appraisers seeking certification 

2006-2007
Nominations Committee, ISA

2007-Present
Designation and Review Committee, ISA
Peer vetting of reports for candidates seeking certification 

2001-2003
National Chair, Ethics Committee –ISA

2000
National Vice Chair, Ethics Committee –ISA

1996-1998
National Chair, Fine Art Division-ISA

1993-1997
Service in capacity for NTISA –North Texas Chapter of ISA
President / Vice President/ Secretary/ Treasurer – one year each

TEACHING/PUBLICATIONS
2014 
Speaker: Whitehall Antiques Summer Seminar-Chapel Hill, NC
Two-day seminar- "The Essentials of Print Identification and Appraising" and  "The Essentials of Painting Appraisal" 

2011
Speaker: Whitehall Antiques Summer Seminar-Chapel Hill, NC
Two-day seminar- "The Essentials of Print Identification and Appraising" and  "The Essentials of Painting Appraisal"

2011
"Art Forgery: A Cautionary Tale" Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies- 2011

2004
Speaker: ISA Annual Conference Presentation: Appraising Prints: 101 - Teaching seminar on prints conducted for other appraisers

2002
Co-Instructor, ISA Specialty Course 204 –The Appraising of Fine Art

2011-Present
Regular contributions to Signet Art Blog: Art Advisor’s Blog 

1996
ISA Fine Art Appraisal Course
Prints and Graphics Section
Identification and Authentication of Watermarks on Paper

Reviewer— ISA Fine Art Appraisal Course
Reviewed and assisted in the editing of this comprehensive course on the appraisal of fine art pieces

AWARDS
2006-2007
Special Merit Award – ISA National

2005
Ellen Amirkhan Distinguished Service Award - For contributions made to the local chapter, NTISA

2004-2005
ISA President’s Award - For contributions made at the national level

1998
Outstanding Member of the Year—Fine Art Division, ISA National

CONTINUING EDUCATION/OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES 

2016
Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practices (USPAP) - 7 hour Update Course

2014
Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practices (USPAP) - 7 hour Update Course

2012
Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practices (USPAP) - 15 hr. course and exam

1990- Present
Various Specialty Subject Seminars, including:

2014
Foundation for Appraisal Education Summer Seminar-various speakers

2005
19th and early 20th C. Orientalia- Janet Cobert, instructor

2004
Wood Identification Seminar, Christopher Allen, instructor

2003
Identification of Ivory Seminar & Silver Hallmark Seminar –Shirley Swaab, instructor

2002
Art Glass Seminar—Bruce Orr, instructor

1997
Expert Witness Seminar –University of Maryland-Continuing Education

1994-2012
National conference and seminars—ISA
Four-day conferences with Speakers on many Appraisal-related topics; Boston, Massachusetts / Chicago, Illinois / Houston, Texas / Alexandria, Virginia / San Diego, California / Toronto, Ontario / San Antonio, Texas / Seattle, Washington / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / Atlanta, Georgia / Fort Worth, Texas / Nashville, Tennessee / Tempe, Arizona

1985-1995
Docent –Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

EDUCATION
1980
B.A. in Fine Art with High Honors
University of Texas-Austin, Texas 


Specialties

  • Art
  • Drawings
  • Paintings
  • Prints
  • Sculpture

Services

  • Broker
  • Damage Claims
  • Donations
  • Estate Evaluations
  • Expert Witness

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Art
  • Collectibles
  • Drawings
  • Glass
  • Paintings
  • Photography & Photographs
  • Prints
  • Sculpture
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