Appraisal Services



M. Hanks Gallery
16835 Algonquin Street, Suite 166
Huntington Beach, CA 92649                  www.mhanksgallery.com

Tel 714 594 3287 • Cell 310 430 2313 • Email ehanks@mhanksgallery.com

Eric Hanks, AAA, Director




Eric Hanks, AAA, Certified Member, Appraisers Association of America


Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), compliant through December 2018



Why get an appraisal?


To insure your collection


Protect yourself against damage or loss due to theft or disaster.
With an appraisal you won't buy too much or too little protection.

To donate to a museum or other non-profit organization


Claim your donation on your taxes and get a deduction.
Most museums require an appraisal before accepting a donation.
 

To know how much your art is worth before you sell it


Get the full value of your art; don't get ripped off.

For estate taxes or estate planning


When an estate passes from one entity to another, the government requires a value of the entire estate, including artwork, for tax purposes.
For estate planning, to divide your estate in the exact manner you wish, you need to know the current value of what it is you want to divide.

For your own edification



Curriculum Vitae


Education


1979 – BA History, Towson State University, Towson, MD

1992 – MBA, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

1993 to 1996Personal Property Valuation 201 to 204; Fine and Decorative Arts, American Society of Appraisers, Herndon, VA

2000Problems in Maintaining an Appraisal Practice: New Legal Liability Issues, New York University and the Appraisers Association of America 

2002IRS Legal Guidelines: Appraisal Writing Seminar, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2002The Basics of Appraising, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2003Working Relationships: Appraisers and Other Professionals, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2004National Conference, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2005Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice

2005All About Appraising Prints, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2005Beyond the Essentials, National Conference, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2006The Unique Role of the Independent Appraiser, National Conference, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2007Certification, Paintings & Drawings, American: African American Art, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2007Valuation and Condition, National Conference, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2008Changing Times, Changing Markets, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2009New Vistas in the Marketplace, National Conference, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2010Assessing Expertise Today, National Conference, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2010Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, compliant through January, 2013

2011Tomorrow’s Challenge: Valuing Art and Design in the 21st Century, National Conference, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2012Risky Business: Determining Value in a Complex Market, National Conference, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2013Connoisseurship in Context, National Conference, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2013Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, compliant through January, 2015

2014Discourse in the Market: All Things Considered, National Conference, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2015Global Trends and Market Forces, National Conference, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2016Of Value: Influences, Complexities and Contradictions, National Conference, Appraisers Association of America, New York City

2016Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, compliant through December, 2018

2017Of Value, National Conference, Appraisers Association of America, New York City


Associations


2000 to the present, Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America

2007 to 2010, Board Member, Appraisers Association of America

1995 to 2002, Board Member, Santa Monica Convention and Visitor’s Bureau 

1989 to the present, Member of the Art Dealers Association of California

2008 to the present, Board Member, artworxLA

2013 to the present, Commissioner, Los Angeles County Arts Commission



Published Articles and Essays


Artis Lane, St. James Guide to Black Artists, edited by Thomas Riggs, Detroit: St. James Press, 1997, p. 313.

Collecting Art, Turning Point Magazine, May/June/July 1999, p. 31.

Emilio Cruz, St. James Guide to Black Artists, edited by Thomas Riggs, Detroit: St. James Press, 1997, p. 126.

Journey From the Crossroads: Palmer Hayden's Right Turn, International Review of African American Art, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 30-42.

Tina Allen, St. James Guide to Black Artists, edited by Thomas Riggs, Detroit: St. James Press, 1997, pp. 7-8.

A Song for his Father: William Pajaud and the Jazz Funeral Tradition, International Review of African American Art, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 2-13.

Longing for Happiness and Freedom: The Artwork of Walter Williams, The Artwork of Walter Williams, Santa Monica, CA: M. Hanks Gallery, 2005, pp. 7-17.

A Child of the Universe…Speak Like a Child: Mildred Thompson and Walter Williams, International Review of African American Art, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 12-31.

Rare Edmonia Lewis Photo Discovered, International Review of African American Art Plus, Feb 25, 2013, Electronic Publication, http://iraaa.museum.hamptonu.edu/page/Rare-Edmonia-Lewis-Photo-Discovered.


Positions


1988 to Present – Owner/Director M. Hanks Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA.

1992 to Present – Fine Art Appraiser.

1992 to Present – Instructor, Art Appreciation Classes, M. Hanks Gallery.

2004 Instructor, African American Art from Slavery to the Present, University of San Diego.