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 Dallas Museum of Art, upper level terrace with Mark di Suvero sculpture behind.

Dallas Museum of Art, upper level terrace with Mark di Suvero sculpture behind.

Kim Kasten, ISA CAPP International Society of Appraisers Certified Appraiser of Personal Property

Ms. Kasten has degrees in Fine Art (1989) and Secondary Art Education (1995) from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, as well as studies in the M.F.A. program for Independent Filmmaking at Ohio University. She specializes in appraising  American and European art, as well as regional and Texas art.  She is  a member of CASETA (Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art), and the past President  (2012 & 2013) of the North Texas Chapter of ISA. In 2016, she received the International Society of Appraisers Distinguished Service Award for her work within ISA, NTISA and the FAE (Foundation for Appraisal Education). For her four years of service on the board of NTISA, Ms. Kasten received the Ellen A. Amirkhan Distinguished Service Award in December of 2013. Ms. Kasten is currently serving as Secretary of the North Texas Chapter of ISA.

As a working artist, Ms. Kasten has provided clients with commissioned artworks since 1996, and she enjoys painting in her spare time. Her artwork is in private collections across the United States, and can also be found at Banc of America Securities and Aveda Artistic Salon locally. For more information about her artworks, visit kimkolker.com.

The ability to experience and understand both sides of the equation--where art is both created and appraised, is a distinct advantage in working with Kasten Art Appraisal.  To that end, questions about the materials your artwork was created with and the creative process are encouraged .

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