Credentials / Experience

Camille Ann Brewer – Owner

CATALOGING AND APPRAISING

CAB Fine Art Ltd., Fine art advising, cataloging, and appraisal service. 1999-Present

* Provide USPAP Certified Fine Art Appraisals for insurance, tax donation, and estate planning.

* Catalog materials in relational databases using national metadata standards.

* Provide workshops/lectures on the proper methods for documenting fine art collections.

Clients have included:
Research Center for Arts and Culture, Washington, DC

Harlem United, New York, New York

Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, New York

Estate of Max Roach, Bloomfield, New Jersey

Romare Bearden Foundation, New York, New York

Detroit Children’s Museum, Detroit, Michigan

Mott-Warsh Collection, Flint, Michigan

Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Detroit, Michigan

Automobile Association of America, Michigan Branch, Dearborn, Michigan

Comerica Bank, Inc., Detroit, Michigan

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Tigers, Inc., Detroit, Michigan

LaGrange Art Museum, La Grange, Georgia

Protex Fabrics, Austell, Georgia

South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina

Assistant Cataloger – Department of Cataloging and Database Maintenance, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, New York, 2012

Archives Intern – Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art, Washington, DC, 2009

PUBLICATIONS

Brewer, C.A. (2013).  Moving picturesHowardena Pindell: Video Drawings [Exhibition catalog]: Boston: Howard Yezerski Gallery.

Brewer, C.A. (2011). Fine Art Collection Management in Urban Public Libraries, Art Documentation, 30(2), 74-78.

N’Namdi, K., Brewer, C., Clark, E., Harris, B., Mercer, V., N’Namdi, K., & Tysh, G. (2005). Allie McGhee: Rhythms: Micro to Macro. New York: N’Namdi Gallery.

LECTURES, PANELS & WORKSHOPS

Using Metadata Standards for Cataloging Art Objects, Bronx Council for the Arts, Bronx, New York; 2010

Lecture – Looking Ahead: Portraits from the Mott-Warsh Collection, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan; 2008

Preparing Your Collection for…, Hammonds House, Atlanta, Georgia; 2006

The Art of Collecting, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida; 2004

African American Printmakers, in conjunction with the Wes and Missy Cochran Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida; 2004

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Database/Database Development: FileMaker Pro, Past Perfect, Archivist’s Toolkit, EmbARK, TMS

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access

Content Management Systems: ContentDM, WordPress

Image Editing: Photoshop

Google Products: Drive, Groups, Sites, Picasa

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

EDUCATION

Master in Library and Information Science, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia

Master of Fine Arts – School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Bachelor of Fine Arts – California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California

APPRAISAL EDUCATION

Appraisal Theory and Methodology, Appraisers Association of America, New York, NY, 2011

IRS Legal Guidelines in Valuation of Fine and Decorative Arts, New York University, New York, NY, 2010

ŸUniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPSP)

Tested and Passed, New York University, 2010; University of Georgia, 2006; Florida State University, 2004; University of Maryland, 1999

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Alliance of Museums

Metropolitan New York Library Council

National Conference of Artists

New York Technical Service Librarians