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Meet our Newest Team Member, Dara Dzurinko

Meet Dara Our Newest Fine Art Appraiser.   Dara comes to us highly qualified and experienced. She graduated with a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and was certified as an appraiser through UC Irvine’s Certification Program in Fine & Decorative Arts.  Ms. Dzurinko has an extensive background in Fine Art sales, framing and gallery management with over 15 years of experience. We’re grateful Dara is joining us and know she will be a benefit to our company and clients!  Welcome, Dara!


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Today we are morning the loss of our dear friend Robin Leach

Today is a sad day for Art encounter and the entire world. Our dear friend Robin Leach has passed on less than one week before his 77th birthday. He will truly be remembered and missed by all who were fortunate to know him.  Our CEO Rod Maly memorialized his friend here: “It is a sad day. I just found out that my friend, Robin Leach, passed away early this morning.  I knew Robin for over 20 years and worked with him numerous times, mostly on charity events, and enjoyed his company at many Art encounter events.  He was a customer,


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Brett Maly of ‘Pawn Stars’ fame appraised art pieces in Peoria.

This past Friday and Saturday (Aug 8 & 9) the Peoria Art Guild hosted a very special appraisal event. They had several pieces on display from various collectors. These works included pieces by Warhol, Goya, Basquiat, and more. The event featured a talk by our company President and Pawn Star’s very own Brett Maly from the History Channel. He appraised the many works that were brought in by those in attendance and also did a spot on the Greg and Dan Radio Show. Check it out here:    http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180728/brett-maly-of-pawn-stars-fame-will-appraise-art-pieces-in-peoria  


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We Partied with Picasso at Art encounter’s 2017 Holiday Party & Open House

    Congratulations to Mr. Michael Infante, whose name was chosen during our wonderful holiday party drawing Thursday evening and is now the very happy owner of the Andy Warhol signed Interview Magazine featuring Bette Midler. We’re glad to see it go to such a fine person and good home. A fun time was had by all.                                                   Smiles All Around                                  Clients Alex


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