News from Dora Valdes-Fauli Art Services

 
Dear Friends:

I have greatly enjoyed the three years that I spent as Director of Arteamericas, but I have just submitted my resignation to Leslie Pantin and Emilio Calleja, owners of the fair,  for several reasons. The loss of major funding last year makes it necessary to rethink the format of the event, and the fair will have a new time frame and a much smaller format. These changes will probably be very beneficial for the organization, but the prospect of a reduced fair made me reconsider my involvement. I will miss being involved with the lovely people who form the Arteamericas team, and I fervently wish that all of the new plans give the fair a new injection of enthusiasm and quality.

I have been involved in some capacity with this fair since its inception 11 years ago, and I think that it has been a major force in our cultural community, a role which I hope it will play with ever-increasing importance.

As you all know, my efforts in my personal property and arts appraisal business have continued during my tenure at the fair, and I am delighted to report that this last year has been spectacular. New assignments from new clients, as well as my continuing service to the museums, collectors, attorneys and accounting firms of this wonderful area have increased. A broad spectrum of assignments have taken me and my appraisal staff on new adventures into the areas of art, not only from Latin America and the United States, but also European old masters, European furniture, Asian art, and many others. We are all enjoying these projects and the fact that we can offer such a variety of services.  Some of these projects have been for charitable donations to museums, others have been estate appraisal or insurance valuations, as well as some collectors who want an update on the value of their holdings. All have been interesting and enjoyable.

Please call us if you have questions about the appraisal world. We’d love to tell you a bit more about what we do!

 

Dora Valdés-Fauli
USPAP, ISA-AM

DVF Art Services Fall 2011 Newsletter

Dear Friends:

Life has been very exciting for me and my associates for the last year. As you may remember, I wear two hats within the art world and both activities are wonderful. I am lucky enough to have the two following concurrent careers which keep me busy and delighted.

arteaméricas
I am the fair director of arteaméricas, an international art fair held here in Miami. This fair is in its 10th year and it takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center in March every year. It is a boutique fair dedicated to art from Latin America and the Caribbean. As the director for the last three years, I have had the pleasure and the challenge of ensuring the quality and impact of this important event within the South Florida art scene.

Appraisals
I direct an appraisal firm that specializes in fine art and personal property. The last year has brought me some exceptional clients, including a huge appraisal of the collection of the Inter-American Development Bank (I.D.B.) in Washington D.C., the collection of the Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, many charitable donation appraisals for the Lowe Art Museum of the University of Miami, as well as many corporate and private clients in this area and Latin America. Busy year!!

I am fortunate to have so many extraordinary things to report, and, as the season opens of 2011-2012, I know that it will be GREAT. I would love to hear from you all if you have questions about the art fair or about appraisals. We look forward to hearing from you.

Dora Valdés-Fauli
Fair Director, arteaméricas
USPAP, ISA-AM