Jaynes Appraisals provides clear, accurate, and thorough appraisals for a wide range of fine art and decorative art items. As an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), we adhere to ISA’s strict code of ethics and Uniform Standards for Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) standards for appraisal practice. We frequently attend lectures, conferences, and educational events to maintain our knowledge of the current art market and continue learning about new material. Our extensive academic coursework and experience in the art field allow us to create comprehensive appraisals with clearly supported conclusions that our clients can easily understand. With extensive experience in the arts, we can dependably handle, document, appraise, and care for your artwork and personal property.
We work with private and corporate clients in all stages of collecting, from one inherited piece to extensive, established collections. No appraisal project is too small. We love a good research challenge.
We provide the highest level of service and communication to our clients. We respond quickly and completely to all inquiries and are happy to provide complimentary detailed estimates for your appraisal project. Once the estimate is provided, it will not be exceeded unless the scope of the project is adjusted.
We understand how essential confidentiality is for our clients. We always work with discretion and respect for your privacy.
Pamela is an active participant and advocate of the Seattle arts community with extensive experience working with local artists and clients. She began working for a prominent Seattle appraisal firm in 2007. Since then, Pamela has built strong relationships with artists and helped clients build, manage, and protect their collections through appraisal work and work at local art galleries. She currently manages exhibitions for the Seattle Art Museum Gallery, selecting new artists for the roster and planning and promoting monthly exhibitions by Pacific Northwest artists. She has considerable knowledge about art glass through work at Vetri, the Glass Art Society, and many years as a volunteer for the Pilchuck Glass School.
As an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers with a Fine Arts Designation, she has taken a wide range of appraisal education courses. These courses include classes about appraising books, Japanese prints, Chinese jades, Chinese porcelain, black and white photography, new media artworks, antiquities, fine art conservation, and additional topics. Her Bachelors Degree in Art History was earned from the University of Puget Sound, with an honors thesis written on Ancient Chinese bronze masks. While earning her Masters Degree in Art History from the University of Washington, she specialized in Ancient Roman Art.