© 2014 - 2019 by Christy Christodoulides | Duwamps Fine Art & Antique Appraisals.

ABOUT US

LIONEL SALMON WATERCOLOR

EARLY 20TH CENTURY NUU-CHAH-NULTH (NOOTKA) BASKETRY RAIN HAT

EDWARD S. CURTIS TONED SILVER BORDER PHOTOGRAPH

As an ACCREDITED MEMBER of the INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS (ISA) appraisal organization in good standing, having fulfilled all the membership requirements including successful completion of mandatory Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) courses, you can be assured that CHRISTY CHRISTODOULIDES is held to a high standard of professional accountability in credentials, valuation theory and ethics.

 

Mrs. Christodoulides received her B.A. in Art History and B.F.A. in Painting & Drawing from the University of Washington in 2008 and her M.A. in Museology (Museum Studies) from the University of Washington in 2011. She has worked researching and cataloging Northwest artwork, Northwest Coast Native American art and vintage photography at the Seattle Art Museum, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services, and the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Division. Christy's passion and enthusiasm for Northwest art, Native Americana and vintage photography has led her to develop many connections and friendships with the most preeminent dealers and serious collectors within the region.

 

She is qualified to perform personal property appraisals in fine art and antiques, and specializes in late 19th-century and 20th-century Northwest paintings and prints, Native American Indian art, vintage photography (particularly the work of Edward S. Curtis and orotone/goldtone photography), and Arts & Crafts period art and antiques.

 

APPRAISAL AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION 

 

  • NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN & ESKIMO ART, including but not limited to basketry, pottery, carvings, Haida argillite, Navjo rugs, beadwork, ivory, clothing, parfleche and Eskimo soapstone carvings

  • PACIFIC NORTHWEST FINE ART (WASHINGTON & OREGON), including paintings, watercolors, etchings, wooblock/woodcut prints, linocut prints and photography from the late 19th - early 20th centuries, as well as mid-century modern Northwest regional ceramics

  • HISTORIC/ VINTAGE PHOTOGRAHPY, including but not limited to daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cabinet cards, cyanotypes/blue prints, albumens, real photo postcards, orotones/goldtones, hand-tinted/colored photographs, photogravures, silver gelatin prints and platinum prints, with a special interest in photographs produced by Edward Curtis, by the orotone/goldtone process, in the Pictoralist manner, and depicting Native American Indian/First Nations cultures

  • ARTS & CRAFTS MOVEMENT & ART NOUVEAU ANTIQUES, including but not limited to art pottery (such as Grueby, Van Briggle, Rookwood, Weller, Marblehead, Newcomb College, Ohr, Pewabic, Fulper, Tiffany, Saturday Evening Girls/Paul Revere Pottery), woodblock prints, prints, glass (such as Tiffany, Loetz, Steuben, Quezal), furniture (such as Gustav Stickley, Stickley Brothers, L. and J. G. Stickely, Roycroft, Limbert), copperwork (such as Albert Berry's Craftshop, Dirk Van Erp, Roycroft, Gustav Stickley), and lighting (such as Gustav Stickley, Tiffany, Dirk Van Erp, Roycroft, Stickely Brothers, Limbert

 

CLIENTS AND SPECIAL APPRAISAL PROJECTS INCLUDE: 

  • BURKE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AND CULTURE // Seattle, WA

  • CHIHULY STUDIO NATIVE AMERICAN BASKETRY COLLECTION on display at CHIHULY GARDEN & GLASS // Seattle, WA 

  • DUPONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM // DuPont, WA

  • FRYE ART MUSEUM // Seattle, WA

  • KING COUNTY PARKS, MARYMOOR PARK // Redmond, WA

  • TULALIP TRIBES' HIBULB CULTURAL CENTER // Tulalip, WA

  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO (UCSF) // San Francisco, CA

  • WANAPUM HERITAGE CENTER // Beverly, WA

  • EXHIBITION LOANS for "SEATTLE COLLECTS: NORTHWEST COAST NATIVE ART" on display at the SEATTLE ART MUSEUM (February 12 - May 17, 2015) // Seattle, WA 

  • WEIDNER APARTMENT HOMES CORPORATE ART COLLECTION, consisting of HISTORIC ALASKAN PAINTINGS and NATIVE AMERICAN MATERIAL CULTURE // Kirkland, WA 

  • PUYALLUP TRIBE OF INDIANS // Tacoma, WA

  • TULALIP TRIBES // Tulalip, WA

  • SNOQUALMIE  TRIBE // Snoqualmie, WA

  • SWINOMISH INDIAN TRIBAL COMMUNITY // La Conner, WA

  • ESTATE COLLECTION of Seattle entrepreneur and founding-owner of NFL Seattle Seahawks, M. LAMONT BEAN (1924 - 2004), consisting of HISTORIC ALASKAN PAINTINGS and NORTHWEST MODERN ARTWORK OF THE "MYSTICS"  // WA

  • ANCESTRAL COLLECTION of DARIUS KINSEY PHOTOGRAPHS // WA

  • NATIVE AMERICAN ART DONATIONS to regional organizations, including the BURKE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY & CULTURE (Seattle, WA), PORTLAND ART MUSEUM (Portland, OR), MARYHILL MUSEUM OF ART (Goldendale, WA), MUCKELSHOOT INDIAN TRIBE (Auburn, WA), TULALIP TRIBE'S HIBULB CULTURAL CENTER (Tulalip, WA), VASHON- MAURY ISLAND HERTIAGE MUSEUM (Vashon, Vashon Island, WA),  FRED OLDFIELD WESTERN HERITAGE & ART CENTER (Puyallup, WA), and CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (Seattle, WA)

DARIUS KINSEY HAND-TINTED PHOTOGRAPH

EDUCATION

 

THE APPRAISAL FOUNDATION 2019

7- HOUR UNIFORM STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL APPRAISAL PRACTICE (USPAP), UPDATE PERSONAL PROPERTY COURSE (2018 - 2019 EDITION)

Christy successfully completed The Appraisal Foundation's Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 7-Hour Update Course in personal property appraisal practice 2018 - 2019 edition.

 

THE APPRAISAL FOUNDATION 2017

7- HOUR UNIFORM STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL APPRAISAL PRACTICE (USPAP), UPDATE PERSONAL PROPERTY COURSE (2016 - 2017 EDITION)

Christy successfully completed The Appraisal Foundation's Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 7-Hour Update Course in personal property appraisal practice 2016 - 2017 edition.

THE APPRAISAL FOUNDATION 2014

15- HOUR UNIFORM STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL APPRAISAL PRACTICE (USPAP) PERSONAL PROPERTY COURSE

 

Christy successfully completed The Appraisal Foundation's Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 15-Hour Course in personal property appraisal practice.

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS (ISA) 2013-2014

CORE COURSE IN APPRAISAL STUDIES

Christy successfully completed the International Society of Appraisers (ISA)'s Core Course in Appraisal Studies, training her to the highest degree in the current ethical standards and best practices in conducting appraisal assignments of personal property. Christy is an ISA member in good standing, having fulfilled all the membership requirements including the completion of mandatory USPAP classes. All of her appraisals uphold the ISA's Code of Ethics and Report Writing Standards, and are in compliance with the current Appraisal Foundation's Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON  SEATTLE, WA   2009-2011

MASTER OF ARTS IN MUSEOLOGY (MUSEUM STUDIES)

 

COURSEWORK focused on collections management, art historical research and curation, and exhibit development.

 

THESIS: Curation as an Intermediary: Creating a User-Centered Virtual Exhibition of  the University of Washington Special Collections' Historic Orotone Photograph Collection

 

Christy's art historical research talents led her to uncover the development, evolution and cultural importance of OROTONE/GOLDTONE PHOTOGRAPHY within the Pacific Northwest during the early 20th century. Utilizing the orotone photograph collection at the University of Washington Special Collections Division, she created a virtual exhibition about the historic photographic process built specifically according to user-centered research and preferences for online exhibitions.

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS:

 

Period of Fruitful Experimentation: Nineteenth-Century Photographic Processes in America

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LIBRARIES, ALLEN LIBRARY

FEBRUARY - JUNE 2010

 

Orotone Photographs: The Golden Messengers of Early 20th Century American Culture

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LIBRARIES, ALLEN LIBRARY

MAY - AUGUST 2011

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON  SEATTLE, WA   2004-2008

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ART HISTORY

 

COURSEWORK focused on LATE 19TH - EARLY 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN ART, RENAISSANCE & BAROQUE PAINTING, and PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON  SEATTLE, WA   2004-2008

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN PAINTING & DRAWING

 

 

SELECT EXPERIENCE &

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

 

BURKE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY & CULTURE

ETHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

SEATTLE, WA   2011-2013

 

CONDUCTED IN-DEPTH RESEARCH & ANALYSIS on valuable historic photographic materials within the Burke Museum's Ethnology Archives. Christy particularly utilized her SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE base in EDWARD S. CURTIS and OROTONE/GOLDTONE PHOTOGRAPHY to research, catalog and re-house over 80 rare "master print" photographs (platinum, silver gelatin, POP, cyanotype, and cloth) by Edward S. Curtis, as well the Museum's holdings of orotone photography produced by regional photographers. 

 

RESEARCHED and composed ethnology-related entries on the Burke's Ethnology (Native American Indian) collection for posting to the Burke Museum's Blog, including HAIDA & TLINGIT BASKETRY weaving techniques, CHILKAT BLANKETS, the carved legacy of the COAST SALISH (SNOHOMISH) cultural leader and carver WILLIAM SHELTON, OROTONE/GOLDTONE PHOTOGRAPHY, and EDWARD S. CURTIS' 1914 ethnographic film "IN THE LAND OF THE HEAD-HUNTERS." 

 

PUBLIC GUIDE discussing the Burke Museum's EDWARD S. CURTIS OROTONE photograph collection at the Museum's 2012 "Behind the Scenes" event for members.

 

LED PRIVATE GROUP PRESENTATIONS on the life and work of EDWARD S. CURTIS.

 

 

 WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE SERVICES

CONTRACT RESEARCHER ON COAST SALISH WILLIAM SHELTON STORY POLE

SEATTLE, WA | OLYMPIA, WA    2012 

 

CONDUCTED IN-DEPTH SCHOLARLY RESEARCH & CONTEXTUAL SOCIETY HISTORY on the life and works of the COAST SALISH SNOHOMISH cultural leader and carver WILLIAM SHELTON, and particularly the story pole created by Shelton that formerly stood on the Washington State Capitol Campus in Olympia, WA.

 

COMPOSED an official 100+ page ART HISTORICAL REPORT for the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services.

 

 

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART DEPARTMENT

SEATTLE, WA     2012-2013

 

CONDUCTED IN-DEPTH SCHOLARLY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS on obscure PACIFIC NORTHWEST MODERN PAINTERS in the Seattle Art Museum's permanent collection.

 

COMPILED AND PREPARED COLLECTION AND ARTIST BIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION REPORTS.

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LIBRARIES SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

VISUAL MATERIALS

SEATTLE, WA     2009-2010

 

CARRIED OUT INTENSIVE RESEARCH on, PROCESSED, and CATALOGED for online publication to the UW Special Collections' website a number of historic photographic collections, focusing on HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES INVENTED IN THE 19TH CENTURY (including DAGUERREOTYPES, AMBROTYPES, TINTYPES, CARBON PRINTS, CYANOTYPES/BLUE PRINTS, ALBUMEN PRINTS), as well as the UW Special Collection's OROTONE/GOLDTONE PHOTOGRAPHY collection. 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

 

“FORGOTTEN GOLD: THE MASTER PRINTS OF EDWARD S. CURTIS,” IN

DOUBLE EXPOSURE: EDWARD S. CURTIS, MARIANNE NICOLSON, TRACY RECTOR, WILL WILSON. EDITED BY BARBARA BROTHERTON AND JOHN PIERCE, 30 – 41. (SEATTLE, WA: SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, 2018).

 

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE published in conjunction with the Seattle Art Museum’s exhibition “Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson,” on view from June 14 – September 9, 2018 at the SEATTLE ART MUSEUM.

 

Essay within the exhibition catalogue for “Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson” at the Seattle Art Museum detailing the unique non-photogravure processes EDWARD S. CURTIS utilized to garner support for his mammoth documentary project, The North American Indian. The essay includes never-before published research on Curtis’ use of the GUM-BICHROMATE process, as well as the historical development and employment of the luminous OROTONE, or GOLDTONE, photographic process by Curtis.

 

A CARVED LEGACY: THE WASHINGTON STATE CAPITOL'S WILLIAM SHELTON STORY POLE

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE SERVICES

OCTOBER 2012

 

Official art historical report for the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services on the story pole carved by the SOUTHERN COAST SALISH cultural leader WILLIAM SHELTON that formerly stood on the Washington State Capitol Campus in Olympia, Washington. The report placed the Olympia story pole in context of Shelton's body of work, and delved into the contextual society history of its creation.

 

ETHNOLOGY-RELATED BLOG POSTINGS FOR THE BURKE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY & CULTURE'S BLOG

NOVEMBER 2011 - FEBRUARY 2013

 

Composed ethnology-related entries for posting to the Burke Museum Blog highlighting unique ETHNOLOGY (NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN) ARCHIVAL AND COLLECTION MATERIAL, including: TLINGIT AND HAIDA BASKETRY WORKS, CHILKAT BLANKETS, OROTONE/GOLDTONE PHOTOGRAPHY, THE STORY POLE CARVINGS OF SOUTHERN COAST SALISH ARTIST WILLIAM SHELTON, and EDWARD S. CURTIS' ETHNOGRAPHIC 1914 FILM "IN THE LAND OF THE HEAD-HUNTERS."

(Please click on each highlighted link above to proceed to the blog posting online).

"OROTONE PHOTOGRAPHS: THE GOLDEN MESSENGERS OF EARLY 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN CULTURE"

PHOTOGRAPHICA WORLD (PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY PERIODICAL) 

NOVEMBER 2011  || PAGES 20 - 31

 

Article discussing this (OROTONE/GOLDTONE) Pacific Northwest-centered historic photographic process' invention, production techniques, and popularity in America.

 

CURATION AS AN INTERMEDIARY: CREATING USER-CENTERED VIRTUAL EXHIBITION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LIBRARIES SPECIAL COLLECTIONS' OROTONE PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION

MASTERS OF ARTS IN MUSEOLOGY THESIS, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

JUNE 2011

 

ABSTRACT: Virtual exhibitions are one of the many modalities now available for museum and library institutions to embrace and implement in order to provide learning opportunities and access to research resources and extensive information on cultural, scientific and art collections. To date, there has been little guidance for museum professionals on best on-line exhibition-building practices. This thesis project both provides a means by which museums and libraries can classify and interpret OROTONE/GOLDTONE PHOTOGRAPHS, as well as supplies a virtual exhibition model driven by the specific learning objectives and desires of the public for on-line exhibitions.

 

 

AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

 

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS (ISA) ACCREDITED MEMBER 

2013-PRESENT

 

AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MUSEUMS (AAM) MEMBER   

2009-PRESENT

 

PHI BETA KAPPA HONOR SOCIETY 

2008-PRESENT

 

GOLDEN KEY INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY 

2007-PRESENT

 

ACCREDITED MEMBER of the INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS (ISA)