Native American Art Appraisals, Inc., appraises artifacts, antiques, baskets, beadwork, bultos, ephemera, jewelry, katsinas, paintings, photographs, pottery, prints, retablos, santos, sculptures, and textiles; with emphasis in Bacone School, Bierstadt, Borein, Cameron, Catlin, Cowboy, Curtis, Delano, Dixon, FSA, f/64, Huffman, IAIA, Indian Agency, Jackson, Kiowa Five, Leigh, Los Cinco Pintores, Moon, Moran, O’Sullivan, Prairie Print Makers, Railroad, Regional, Remington, Russell, Santa Fe Indian School, Spanish Colonial, Taos Society Artists, Watkins, Wittick, WPA, Vroman, and other fine American, Indian, Latin, Southwestern, and Western art and artists.
Native American Art Appraisals, Inc., provides a number of different appraisal services for insurance, donation, estate, equitable property dissolution, resale, and liquidation purposes. All appraisals adhere to the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) Code of Ethics and Report Writing Standards and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Native American Art Appraisals, Inc. also offers consulting for Verbal Approximations of Value (VAV), collections development, lectures and presentations, art jurors/panelists, and expert witness services.
Native American Art Appraisals, Inc., has appraised, consulted, or presented for prestigious organizations and institutions including: Antiques Roadshow, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History (NM), CM Russell Museum (MT), Denver Art Museum (CO), Evelyn Cameron Foundation (MT), Gilcrease Museum (OK), Guggenheim Museum (NY), Jackson's Auctions (ID), Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MN), Millicent Rogers Museum (NM), Museum of Northern Arizona (AZ), and Philbrook Museum (OK).
Scott W. Hale, ISA AM, is the former director of the Brett Weston Archive, and curated multiple private, corporate, and non-profit collections responsible for exhibitions and publications. In these roles he worked closely with several outstanding international museums, galleries and auction houses such as: Center of Creative Photogrphy (AZ), Christie's (NY), Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (OK), Houk Gallery (NY), International Center of Photography (NY), John Cleary Gallery (TX), JRB Art at the Elms (OK), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX), Nelson-Atkins Museum (MO), Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OK), Phillips Collection (DC), Silverstein Gallery (NY), Scott Nichols Gallery (CA), Sotheby's (NY), Swann (NY), and Weston Gallery (CA).
Scott is a graduate of Trinity University and The University of Oklahoma where he pursued his masters and doctoral studies, teaching in the Native American Studies Program, lecturing in the School of Art, and publishing in books and periodicals including: American Indian Portraits, Museum Anthropology Review, Photograph Collector's Guide, and World Literature Today.
An independent author and speaker, Scott brings extensive knowledge and education in American, Latino, and Native Art History, and American and European photography, as well as specialized research and writing skills to each appraisal. Scott has served as an exhibitions committee member, art juror/panelist and is an accredited member of The International Society of Appraisers and is USPAP certified with The Appraisal Foundation. Scott is also a member of several museums and organizations such as: Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association (CA), Institute of American Indian Art (NM), Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (NM), National Museum of the American Indian (DC), New Mexico Museum of Art (NM), Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (NM), and Wheelwright Museum (NM).