Erin G. Fossum, MA, ISA AM, Fine Art



Erin G. Fossum, MA
ISA member since Jan 17, 2012

(206) 271-7966 (Office)

P.O. Box 22742
Seattle, WA 98122 map

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Erin Fossum formed McAllister/Fossum Appraisal Services in 2012 after the retirement of Lynn McAllister, who had been a respected appraiser in the Pacific Northwest since 1980. Erin earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in 2006, graduating with honors. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Washington in 2009 where she specialized in 19th and 20th century European art, and Native American art and artifacts. She wrote a Masters thesis titled "Post-Colonial Narratives in the First World: The Paintings of Kent Monkman". She worked at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington from 2008 through 2010, where she worked on outreach, exhibition design and installation. Prior to working at the gallery, Erin had the opportunity to assist in teaching several courses at the University of Washington, including survey courses covering ancient art, medieval art and modern art. She also assisted in teaching a class on Northwest Coast Native art and culture.


  • Alaskan Eskimo Art
  • American Indian Art
  • Art - 19th Century
  • Art - 20th Century
  • Prints - Modern & Contemporary


  • Authentication
  • Divorce Settlements
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Estate Tax
  • Insurance Claims
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations
  • Tax Deductible Gifts

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Ceramics
  • Drawings
  • Glass
  • Memorabilia
  • Paintings
  • Photography & Photographs
  • Prints
  • Sculpture

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