We are pleased to announce that Donna Thompson Ray, Chief Appraiser, ATFA Appraisals, is serving a third year as secretary of the ASA Northern New Jersey Chapter 73. American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is the nation's oldest appraisal association. An international organization of appraisal professionals, ASA is a multi-disciplinary association, with members practicing in six areas of appraisal specialities, and active chapters across the country.
As a member of the international arts community for twenty-five years, Donna is thrilled to be serving the membership of northern New Jersey ASA appraisers. Some of the highlights of her responsibilities include serving as editor of the chapter newsletter, and assisting with programming for the monthly meetings. During 2012-2013, the chapter held upwards of six content-rich meetings on topics such as sports memorabilia, U.S. currency and its history, collecting at the Montclair Art Museum, and the new tax laws and their impact on your bottom line.
Donna formed ATFA Appraisals nearly seven years ago in response to her families' growing interest in antiques and collectibles. Based in Westfield, New Jersey, ATFA Appraisals helps clients with the appraisal of personal property for charitable donation, insurance, estate taxes, equitable distribution, and purchases and sales. ATFA Appraisals also offers educational services such as gallery talks, topical lectures, seminars, and group tours, an outgrowth of Donna's esteemed professional experience as a history educator, a published writer, and a PhD candidate in American history.
ATFA Appraisals works in Contemporary and Modern art appraisals of paintings, photographs, and prints. American/African-American Art, Haitian Art, Latin American Art, and traditional African sculpture are included in areas of concentration.
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