ABOUT US

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 constantly attend lectures, conferences, and educational events to maintain our knowledge of the current art market and extend our education. Our extensive academic coursework and decades of experience in the art field allow us to create comprehensive appraisals with clearly supported conclusions that our clients can easily understand. We have worked 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 work hard to provide the highest level of service and communication to our clients. We respond quickly and completely to all inquiries and are happy to provide 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 also understand how essential confidentiality is for our clients and always work with discretion and respect for your privacy. With over 18 years of experience in the arts and cultural community, we can dependably handle, document, appraise, and care for your artwork and personal property. 

Community Focus

We believe it is essential to actively support and participate in our community. This allows us to give back to the local community, maintain knowledge of current trends in the market, and build relationships that are essential for our projects. When she is not appraising, Pamela also works in the SAM Gallery at the Seattle Art Museum and reviews cultural events for 4Culture. Pamela also frequently volunteers for local non-profit organizations, including, but not limited to: Artist Trust, Seattle Public Schools, Pilchuck Glass School, CoCA, and as a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington. 

Pamela Jaynes
Appraiser

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 works at the Seattle Art Museum Gallery, helping clients build their collections of 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, including classes about appraising books, Japanese prints, Chinese jades, and antiquities and fine art conservation. While earning her Masters Degree in Art History from the University of Washington, she specialized in Ancient Roman Art.