Art Appraisal and Consultation Services

Art Appraisal by Brett MalyArt encounter has over thirty years’ experience in the marketing and selling of fine artwork, and our appraisers adhere to the professional and ethical standards set forth in the “Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice” as taught through the University of California in Irvine’s ASA (American Society of Appraisers) accreditation program.

Whether you are simply curious about the value of a work of art in your collection, or have a specific intended use for valuation or consultation expertise, Art encounter can help. Currently, Art encounter is available for appraisal and consultation services in the following areas: Insurance coverage, Estate tax, Donations, Sales advice, Purchase advice, and General art/artist research.

Art encounter Appraisal Services adhere to the professional and ethical standards set forth in the “Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.” We strive to use accepted theory, methodology and strong ethical code therein to report and interpret our valuation findings accurately and truthfully.

For each assignment, we promise to exercise due diligence. This entails the assiduous application of the above standards within the most appropriate market for each project, as well as valuation that is objective and fully relevant to the assignment.

Prior to acceptance of each assignment, we notify our clients of any limiting conditions or factors that might affect our ability to give an accurate, unbiased appraisal. We expect our clients to be honest and forthright in disclosing any personal limiting conditions (i.e., time restraints, ownership issues, etc.), as well as the purpose of the appraisal. Failure to do so may affect our ability to give an accurate valuation and render the appraisal null and void. In order to maintain the public trust and not conflict with other operations, Art encounter WILL NOT appraise artwork we have sold, or artworks by artists we currently exhibit or publish.

Fee structure, work schedule and the effective date of the appraisal will also be enumerated prior to acceptance of the assignment. At the conclusion of the valuation process, a signed appraisal report will be issued to the client documenting research and concluding with the appraiser’s opinion of the apposite value of the appraised item(s).

About the American Society of Appraisers (ASA): The American Society of Appraisers is an international organization of appraisal professionals and others interested in the appraisal profession. ASA is the oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all of the disciplines of appraisal specialists. The society originated in 1936 and incorporated in 1952. ASA is headquartered in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area.

For appraisal and consultation services, please call Brett Maly at 702-227-0220.


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Art encounter is excited to offer “E-Pinions” on fine art objects to collectors around the world. For some time now, Art encounter has offered “in-house” consultations for clients on artworks where a formal appraisal was not immediately needed. Now you can take advantage of that same service in three easy steps!

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About our appraiser:

Brett K. Maly







Larson-Juhl Custom Framers Training

Los Angeles, California, 1992


Bachelor of Arts

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1996


Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts

University of California, Irvine, 2004


Classes/Examinations completed:


*ASA Ethics Exam, 2008

*ART HIS X404: Inspecting and Describing Fine Art

* PP 142 Provenance Research for Fine Art Appraisers

* PP/GJ 201 Introduction to Personal Property Valuation

* PP/GJ 202 Personal Property Valuation Methodology: Research and Analysis

* PP/GJ 203 Personal Property Valuation: Report Writing

* PP/GJ 204 Personal Property Valuation: The Legal and Commercial Environment

* SE 100 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP): 2004, 2009, 2013, 2017, 2019 and 2021.

* MGMT X404 Insurance, Appraisers and the Law: Fine and Decorative Arts


Appraisal Experience:


Fine Art Appraiser for Art Encounter: February 2004 – Present


Other Relevant Experience:


Director of Artist Relations (Art Encounter): May 1996 – June 2003

Director of Marketing (Art Encounter): September 2003 – August 2005


Association Memberships:


Candidate, American Society of Appraisers

American Society of Interior Designers

Industry Partner, Central California/Nevada Chapter