I Am Corinne Cain
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ABOUT ME

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Corinne Cain, ASA is an Accredited Senior Appraiser tested in the disciplines of Personal Property/Fine Art as well as American Indian Arts, having earned these designations from the American Society of Appraisers.

Corinne Cain has become globally recognized as a highly skilled appraiser. She is one of only two art appraisers internationally accredited in both Fine Art and American Indian Arts. Her ability to instantly recognize the creator of a piece of art is often dubbed a "savant" talent, and is one of the reasons she has successfully continued her practice throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area and beyond for more than 40 years.

Her appraisal competency covers Japanese woodblock prints, fine original prints from various cultures spanning as many as four centuries and American and European paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography. Her proficiency also includes the valuing of American Indian fine arts as well as basketry, jewelry, katsinas, pottery and textiles. Her talent as an expert witness has shortened legal proceedings because of her ability to expose critical information regarding a work of art.

Corinne has coined the term "Asset Shepherding" to describe her capability of quickly assessing the quality of a work of art. In essence, Corinne can go through as many as several hundred works of art and effectively "separate the wheat from the chaff."

Call it immersion or obsession, the challenges of appraisal work have continued to intrigue Corinne for more than 40 years.

What I Appraise

Corinne is designated to appraise both Fine and American Indian Arts by the American Society of Appraisers. She also earned a designation from the International Society of Appraisers in Limited Edition Prints. The DeGrazia Foundation based in Tucson, Arizona identified Ms. Cain as a preferred appraiser for the work of Ted De Grazia.

FINE ARTS

Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Photography, Sculpture

AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS

Basketry, Jewelry, Katsinas, Pottery, Textiles, Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Photography, Sculpture

LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

American, European, Japanese plus other cultures 17th – 21st century

SERVICES

VALUATIONS

Written and Oral

CONSULTATIONS

Collector Acquisition or Disposition Consultations, Identifying the Most Advantageous Avenues

ASSET SHEPHERDING

Guidance with Inherited or Acquired Items and Indentification of Desirable Artworks in a Large Collection

EXPERT WITNESS / LITIGATION

Attorney Preparation, Interrogatories, Depositions, Court Appearances, etc.

LECTURES

Art Lectures, Seminars, and Webinars Using High-Quality PowerPoint Presentations

COLLECTION INVENTORY & DOCUMENTATION

MY QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Fine Arts

1974

Painting & Drawing

Arizona State University

Grant, National Science Foundation

1975

"Impact of Tourism on Taos, New Mexico"

Southern Methodist University

Masters of Fine Arts

1976

Arts Administration

Southern Methodist University

Masters Of Business Administration

1976

Finance

Southern Methodist University

Fellowship, Teaching Assistantship

1976

Southern Methodist University

Post Graduate Study

1978-1982

Art History

Arizona State Univeristy

Visiting Lecturer

1982

Introduction to Art Identification

Federal Bureau of Investigation

"Restoration and Care of Your Paintings"

1982

Publication

Artists of the Rockies and the Golden West Magazine

"Collecting Art: A Studied Pursuit in Choosing Winners"

1982

Publication in World Fine Art

An International Newsletter for Collectors

Visiting Lecturer

1984-1996, 2005-2007, 2011-2016

Collections Management / Graduate Level Museology Studies

Arizona State University

"What To Do With Your Salvador Dali Now?"

1989

Publication

New American Art, Volume 3

"Art Market-Mid 1990"

1990

Publication

New American Art, Volume 4

Compilation of Japanese Prints

1990-1994

Gordon's Price Annual

"Native American Pottery"

1996

Publication

Personal Property Journal

"Collecting with Heart: The Collection of Albion Fenderson"

2001

Publication

Native Peoples Magazine

"Building A Contemporary Collection"

2001

Publication

Scottsdale Magazine

"Cards, Chips, Slots and Fine Art: Casino Arizona"

2008

Publication

Native Peoples Magazine

Visiting Lecturer

2010

Appraisal Studies Post Graduate Level

Rhode Island School of Design

ASA International Appraisal Conference Las Vegas

2010

Presentation

Painted Hides to Blown Glass

Introduction to Appraising American Indian Fine Arts

2011

ASA Webinar

"Everything You Wanted to Know About Pricing and Appraising Artwork, But Were Afraid to Ask"

2013

Publication

First American Art Magazine

Expert Art Appraisals

2014-2015

PBS (View on YouTube)

Arizona Collectibles

Appraising Southwestern American Indian Pottery

2015

ASA Webinar

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

FEES

 

$300

 

Inspection, Research, & Consultation
Starting At $300 Per Hour

An additional fee of $100 per hour is applied when traveling outside the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Related travel expenses (such as airline tickets, shuttles, car rentals, lodging, etc.) must be reimbursed.

Additional fees paid for consultations with outside experts, scientific tests and color photocopies must be reiumbursed.

 

$900

 

Documents
Starting at $900

The minimum fee for the production of a document is $900 (equivalent to three hours at $300 per hour).

“Rush assignments” incur an additional fee of 50 percent of the total.

One half of the anticipated fee is due upon the completion of the initial inspection. The remaining balance will be due upon the completion of the report.

 

$300

 

Expert Testimony
Starting at $300 Per Hour

Expert witness work requires an initial retainer to be determined once the assignment has been outlined.

All services provided will be billed at a rate of $300 per hour. These services include initial meetings, appraisal review, depositions, standby time, interrogatory development, deposition review, pre-testimony consultations, testimony, cross examination, and subsequent consultations via telephone, e-mail or in-person.

An advance payment of $900 is required for depositions (equivalent to 3 hours).

If you wish to submit my name (Corinne Cain, ASA) as an expert witness, you must first contact me and sign an engagement agreement. The fee to accompany this agreement (one that is in keeping with my normal fee structure) will be established at that time.

 

$75

 

Verbal Consultations
Starting at $75

By appointment in-office and on-site consultations are available. Covered during verbal consultations:

Identification of property (medium, condition, qualitative character)

Preliminary assessment aligned with intended use of information

Rehoming advice to include conservation recommendations as well as relevant market realities

In-office minimum fee is $75 for approximately ¼ hour.

On-site fee is $600 minimum (2 hours) provided site is within 20 miles of the office. Distances greater than 20 miles evoke $100 per hour driving time added to the On-Site Fee.

As you are paying for service based on time, you are welcome to have multiple artworks discussed.

GET IN TOUCH

Address

326 West Harmont Drive

Phoenix, AZ 85021-5643 USA

Phone 602 906-1633

Toll Free 877 906-1633

Fax 602 906-0677